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DELIGHTFUL CROFT COTTAGE WITH SEA AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS BADENSCALLIE, ACHILTIBUIE

Sarah Mellor

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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DELIGHTFUL CROFT COTTAGE WITH SEA AND MOUNTAIN VIEWS BADENSCALLIE, ACHILTIBUIE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Achiltibiue - Tigh an Uillt

3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage, sleeps 6, with stunning sea and island views

Tigh an Uillt enjoys wonderful uninterrupted views over the sea and the Summer Isles. 2 double bedrooms are upstairs together with a shower room and a further double bedroom is on the ground floor and leads into the second bathroom.

The good sized kitchen is very well equipped and has an oil fired rayburn which provides central heating to the house.

The sitting room has an open fire (coal is provided). There is also a TV with freeview and DVD player. The sun room/dining room with its wonderful views is the perfect place to gaze out over the islands and across to the mountains or to watch wildlife in the croft below. There is even a telescope.

The house is set amongst sea, islands, beaches, mountains and lochs in the recently designated National Geo park. In 2009 the area was used as a location for the film 'The Eagle'.

Enjoy the beach, the wildlife, go kayaking, fishing, cycling, walking, climb Stac Pollaidh, or sit in the garden and relax.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome but do remember that this is a crofting community and sheep run free everywhere. If you think there is any possibility of your dog getting on the furniture then please bring some covers to protect it. Water and food bowls in the cottage.

Shopping: The two village shops in Achiltibuie and Polbain are very well stocked but are both closed on Sundays. Either will provide supplies to await your arrival. There is a Tesco in Ullapool that is open 7 days a week (25 miles away). Ullapool has a good range of shops including a chemist and butcher. There are a number of very large supermarkets in Inverness (Tesco and Morrisons).

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah Mellor (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks English

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
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£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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Delightful Croft Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views Badenscallie, Achiltibuie
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews
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Delightful Croft Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views Badenscallie, Achiltibuie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p452402
-+44 01536744567
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
5

Perfection!!

  • 5 out of 5
We cannot praise this cottage enough it is perfection ! It is spotless and everything you could ask for away from home is available. We have stayed in many properties like this over the years but this one is top of the tree !!! The surroundings are breathtaking the wildlife too it was very hard to drag ourselves away.
I think I must add that the overwhelming feeling with this property is here is a home that a family love!! Thank you for letting us share it
  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We do truly love this cottage and we love to share it. Thank you for the lovely review.
business
Delightful Croft Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views Badenscallie, Achiltibuie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p452402
-+44 01536744567
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
5

A small slice of heaven!

  • 5 out of 5
We arrived at the clean, tidy, warm and well maintained cottage on Saturday evening, to discover a breath taking view of the Summer Isles awaiting us. We flew to Scotland, therefore were unable to take any food with us – but the friendly local store owner does delivery if arranged in advance, so we organised that so we could eat over the weekend.
The owners of the house are very nice and did all they could to help us enjoy our stay - provided lots of information for us about things to do in the local area, as well as recommendations of where to eat – I can recommend the local hand-dived shellfish! Another thing to recommend is walking from the house to Polglass beach where we were lucky to see a basking shark – there’s a beautiful view from the top of the headland too, my camera got a great workout!
One thing that was really nice, the owner tried to call us at the house to make sure we had everything we needed. We weren't in for the phone call (we were out having a lovely lunch at “The Mission” in Lochinver), so instead sent me a text message – something that we got on a couple of occasions during the week, including asking if we’d seen the shark – a nice touch that made us feel very welcome. Customer service is something that many property owners seem to forget, so it’s worth noting when it’s as good as this – everything we could need was catered for (although the house could do with a new frying pan, the non-stick wasn't very non-sticky any more!) We found that many of the locals were very welcoming, and happy to stop and have a chat.

Other recommendations:
– on a nice sunny day, take the Summer Isles boat trip either on the Summer Queen from Ullapool, or the Isabella from Achiltibuie – neither are cheap but well worth the money.
- Take a walk to Inverkirkaig Falls. The last bit of the walk to the falls is a bit steep and slippery, but the view of the falls is worth it. On the way back pop into the bookshop.
- Take a walk around the Culag Community Wood in Lochinver. Afterwards, try the pies in the Bistro in Lochinver – very tasty (they deliver too!)
- From the house, walk to the youth hostel along the road, and then down to the beach. Impressive rocks, a nice beach for the kids to have a play, and lovely views.

There’s so much to do here, I could mention many, many more things to do, but in conclusion, the house is beautiful, the area is beautiful and we had an amazing time- we’ll certainly be staying again just as soon as we can!
  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a lovely review! I am so glad that you all managed to fit so much in and saw the basking shark. Would you believe it but I have to replace the frying pan at least once each year.
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Delightful Croft Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views Badenscallie, Achiltibuie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p452402
-+44 01536744567
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
5

Badenscalle achilitibuie

  • 5 out of 5
My husband and our friends spent a week in this purely delightful cottage.The accommodation is excellent,clean and very well equipped and is in the most spectacular location with views over the loch to the Summer Isles.The sun lounge is an invaluable addition to this already lovely cottage.
  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. I am glad you enjoyed the views from the Sun Lounge.
business
Delightful Croft Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views Badenscallie, Achiltibuie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p452402
-+44 01536744567
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
5

Stunning house and area - wouldn't change a thing!

Stunning house and area - wouldn't change a thing!
  • 5 out of 5
My husband and I spent 2 weeks here in early October. I can't praise the house or area highly enough. House is stunning and stylish yet very homely and feels like a home, not holiday cottage. Views from almost every room breathtaking. Very well equipped - gorgeous kitchen and cosy lounge also great having 2 bathrooms. As for the sunroom - many an hour was spent just overlooking the incredible scenery - 180 degree views.

Garden was a delight - our dog Gillon the black lab loved it - very well enclosed and lots of space for him to explore. Sitting in the garden with a cup of tea and a book overlooking the Summer Isles was heavenly.

Spent a few nights in the Summer Isles Hotel bar - very friendly and welcoming locals - a joy.

The area is incredible - walks from the doorstep are fabulous and a short drive away from some of the most stunning beaches in the UK. Particularly loved Achnahaird and Achmelvich beaches.

Strange as it sounds, a special mention must also go to the mixed salad bags from Achiltibiue Garden (available at local store) - the best salad I've ever had in my life - really!

This house and area are good for the soul - I returned home relaxed and invigorated and the feeling lingers on which says something about the effect this place has on you. We are already talking about going back next year.

Wonderful place - thank you to the owners for letting us share your beautiful home.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. I will pass your comments on to the garden girls at the Achiltibuie garden and I totally agree with you. It is the best salad ever and the prettiest too!
business
Delightful Croft Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views Badenscallie, Achiltibuie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p452402
-+44 01536744567
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
5

Scottish cottage

  • 5 out of 5
We had a week's holiday here in mid May, and what shone through for us was that the owners really love this cottage, and do their utmost to ensure that everyone who rents it has the holiday of their dreams. They could not have done more to make us feel welcome, from their response to the initial booking, recommending places to stay en route, through to giving us a call to make sure we had arrived safely and everything was as it should be. The place was perfect, the photos and description do not do it justice. We could very happily have sat every day, simply gazing at the ever changing panorama outside the window - the islands, the sea, the birds - but felt guilty enough to do a little walking along the stunning coastline. What a wonderful week!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Yes, we really do love the cottage and it is wonderful to hear you felt the same way.
business
Delightful Croft Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views Badenscallie, Achiltibuie
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p452402
-+44 01536744567
Achiltibiue Northern Scottish Highlands
5

Enjoyed the stunning views, nature and silence

  • 5 out of 5
In contrast to other holliday cottages, this whole cottages feels welcoming and breaths the efforts of its owners te let the people whom stay at it feel at home. Having breakfast in the sunroom, overlooking the ocean and Summer Isles is an experience none should mis. Probably the best views from a cottage anywhere in Scotland.Add to this the great, big and child friendly garden, the perfectly equiped kitchen and well maintained overall condition.

The small town is quiet, perfect to come to rest. The surrounding beaches, mountains and other terrains offer a great diversity of activities to do. For us visiting Handa island was one of the highlights of visits. Boat trips to the close by Summer Isles offer posibilities of spotting whales, orcas, otters, eagles, dolphins and porpoises. Nobody lied about the pies in Lochinver; great taste!

I am surprised to see only reviews suggesting this to 50+, it is also a great house for families with children. But than again, we cannot imagine anybody not having the best time ever in this cottage.

We will come back for sure! 10+ for this one.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. I am so glad you had a lovely holiday and that your children had such fun in the garden. I hope you saw the Puffins on Handa Island.

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Summer Isles Hotel Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Ullapool
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Summer Isles Hotel
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

Badenscallie is 1 mile along the coast road from Achiltibuie on the North West Coast of Scotland. Overlooking sea, the Summer Isles and the Mountains. It is 25 miles from Ullapool. Surrounded by a landscape of lochs, hills and mountains the area has recently been awarded status of National Geopark. It is a nature lovers paradise with access to wonderful beaches, the sea, and walking in a prehistoric landscape. In 2009 the area was used as a location for the film 'The Eagle'.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday cottage in Achiltibiue, Northern Scottish Highlands

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn
27 Sep 2014 - 31 Oct 2014
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£500
 
 
Xmas/New Year
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Jan/Feb
3 Jan 2015 - 27 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£485
 
 
March/April
28 Feb 2015 - 1 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£585
 
 
May/June
2 May 2015 - 3 Jul 2015
7 night minimum stay
£685
for 7 nights
£685
 
 
July/Aug/Sept
4 Jul 2015 - 25 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Oct
26 Sep 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes £100 deposit to be paid for confirmation of booking and balance 28 days prior to holiday.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Achiltibiue in Northern Scottish Highlands

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Travel cot available.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
Notes:
Not suitable for children under 8.

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