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Hilary Cowan

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English, French
People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Hilary Cowan

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Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015
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Shore Croft a luxury house on the beach

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Mellon Charles - Shore Croft

Detached house sleeping up to 8 people with stunning views on the beach

Shore Croft was built to take full advantage of its unique situation, facing south with direct access onto a pebble beach on Loch Ewe, with panoramic views out to sea. The house has a very large enclosed garden with various seating areas which allow for superb wildlife viewing.

The whole interior is beautifully designed, arranged and maintained. It is light, modern and luxurious. The sitting room and dining room/kitchen open onto wide decking from which a path leads to the garden gate which opens directly on to the beach. The house is extremely well equipped with an open fire in the sitting room. There are 4 bedrooms. A master bedroom with an en suite wet room and either 3 twin bedrooms or 2 twin and a king. There is a full bathroom / wet room upstairs as well as a downstairs loo. The kitchen / dining room is extremely large and very well equipped with a large modern range cooker and American fridge freezer.

There is an extremely large (approx 1 acre), fenced garden which has a wonderful wildlife viewing area. The wildlife sightings from this viewing area are exceptional and include otters, common dolphin, harbour porpoise and several different rare sea birds. There is also a seating area around a fire pit.

This is a romantic retreat for couples or a holiday home for up to 8 people.

Stunning Location: A twenty-minute drive over the headland from Gairloch takes you to the little village of Poolewe on the sheltered south side of Loch Ewe where the River Ewe rushes down from Loch Maree. Across the bay from Poolewe are the famous Inverewe Gardens, designed and planted by Osgood Mackenzie. Carry on along the coast for another 5 miles and you will come to the small village of Aultbea and then onto Mellon Charles at the head of the loch. From Shore Croft there are views to the Torridon mountains and out to the open sea, where on a clear day you can see the outer Hebrides. Shore Croft and the small bungalow next door share the pebbly beach, and are on the furthest edge of the settlement.

Superb Facilities: The house is fully centrally heated with under floor heating in both bathrooms. Open fire in the sitting room. Washing machine, tumble drier, large American fridge freezer with ice maker. Range cooker, microwave, dishwasher, music system, large LCD television with full Sky package including all film channels and sport. Also there is a DVD player with surround sound and broadband internet connection for your own lap top is available. Books, games and a selection of CDs and DVDs. Easy access to the beach and fishing. A high chair and cot are available.

accommodation:

Please note that Shore Croft is a non smoking house.

Interior Design: The house sleeps up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms with 1 bathroom (with bath and shower) and 1 en suite shower room. There is a very large kitchen diner and a large sitting room.

Downstairs:

Large vestibule with coat hooks. Inner hall. Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. Space for boots and drying cupboard. Very large kitchen / dining room with American fridge freezer, range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and music system. Table seating 8 people. French doors open onto decking with beautiful loch and sea views.Sitting room with open fire and French windows leading to decking area. Views out to open sea. TV, DVD player with surround sound. Downstairs loo.

Upstairs:

Master bedroom with en suite shower room and separate dressing room. Additional 3 twin bedrooms or 2 twin plus a double, all with built in wardrobes. Bathroom with bath and separate walk in shower. Beautiful views from 3 bedrooms.

Outside:

Large decking area with garden furniture and barbecue. Enclosed fenced garden with gate down to the beach.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hilary Cowan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2015

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People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 37 holidaymaker reviews

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Shore Croft a luxury house on the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

Fabulous house, fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean and maintained house to the highest standard.everything you need and more, the bedding and towels were of top hotel quality, as was everything else, too much to mention. The garden led right down to a pebbly beach, the garden had seats for wildlife watching and just relaxing.Beautiful house, contents and garden.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

This house just gets better and better!

  • 5 of 5

I have been lucky enough to stay at Shorecroft a number of times over the last few years. Every visit there is something that has been updated or improved in the house ..... although I wouldn't have thought it was possible to improve. The garden is now more than doubled in size with seats placed in positions where you could happily relax and gaze at the views for hours. Once you have stayed in this house, you are so spoilt that anywhere else is a disappointment.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful Property and Location

  • 5 of 5

This property is the best equipped and furnished we have ever visited. Lovely big bedrooms and living space. Plenty of room for everybody.

The location could be bettered.

Despite every type of weather - from rain, wind and hail to driving snow we were all warm and snug. We did have some sunshine too!

The highlight for some members of our party was the spotting of an otter in the small bay by the house.

Thoroughly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Impressive house in fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

From the information on the website we were expecting an excellent property in a superb sea-side location. We were not disappointed! The property is well designed, has loads of space, is extremely well equipped, cosy and warm - even in darkest January.

First impressions are important, Shore Croft has that 'WOW' factor from the moment you open the front door. When we arrived the place was lit-up, the heating was on and there was a bottle of Champagne in the kitchen and pack of local smoked salmon in the fridge. That is some welcome - thank you.

The house is well designed with plenty of room, although there were only two of us to test it out. Everything about the property suggested that a great deal of thought had gone into the design, build, fitting and management of the place. The log/peat fire was lovely to sit in front of on a wet and windy January evening - although the central heating really did cope well. The array of gadgets - from TV to Coffee Machine - enhanced our stay, although in summertime I can imagine the views out over Loch Ewe would be preferable to the TV.

We only had four nights there, this time! It's on the list to come back too.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fabulous house in amazing location.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous house in amazing location.

Shore Croft is a fabulous holiday home set in one of the most beautiful locations. The house itself is very well appointed with great attention to detail. We especially appreciated the abundance of coal and logs, though in reality the house was so cosy we rarely needed to light the fire. The outdoor seating area is great for watching the antics of the otters in the bay and for gazing at the stunning sunsets.

One of the best holiday homes we've stayed in and one we very much hope to return to. Loved the champagne & smoked salmon!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful house and location in NW Scotland

  • 5 of 5

My family is difficult to please when it comes to holiday homes and my architect wife is able to find flaws in almost any building. Choosing a good location isn't always easy particularly when what is portrayed on the web doesn’t always fully reflect what you get for real.

Was Shore Croft going to be as good as portrayed on the web?

We'll, it was very much better than portrayed on the web. All of us loved every minute of our stay.

My wife in particular loved it so much she wants to return soon.

The location is wonderful, with really beautiful views. The vista from the kitchen diner and living room are a joy to behold. And waking up each morning to such scenic bedroom views is an experience in itself.

The house is excellently laid out, decorated thoughtfully, and very well kitted out. The rooms are generously proportioned. We really found everything we needed and felt very at home.

We also enjoyed the outside seating and views. The nearby store and newsagent in Aultbea was very well stocked and fulfilled our needs.

We found Shorecroft’s location to be great for outings, we particularly liked the nearby Inverewe Garden.

Altogether very highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Car: necessary

A twenty-minute drive over the headland from Gairloch takes you to the little village of Poolewe on the sheltered south side of Loch Ewe where the River Ewe rushes down from Loch Maree. Across the bay from Poolewe are the famous Inverewe Gardens, designed and planted by Osgood Mackenzie. Carry on along the coast for another 5 miles and you will come to the small village of Aultbea and then onto Mellon Charles at the head of the loch. From Shore Croft there are views to the Torridon mountains and out to the open sea, where on a clear day you can see the outer Hebrides. Shore Croft and the small bungalow next door share the pebbly beach, and are on the furthest edge of the settlement.

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Prices & Availability

From £99 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Mellon Charles, Northern Scottish Highlands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid season
11 Apr 2015 - 22 May 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 7 nights
£1,425
 
 
High season
23 May 2015 - 11 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,780
for 7 nights
£1,780
 
 
Mid season
12 Sep 2015 - 18 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 7 nights
£1,425
 
 
Low season
19 Sep 2015 - 16 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£945
for 7 nights
£945
 
 
Mid season
17 Oct 2015 - 30 Oct 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 7 nights
£1,425
 
 
Off peak
31 Oct 2015 - 19 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2015 - 26 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,780
for 7 nights
£1,780
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
6 night minimum stay
£1,629
for 6 nights
£1,900
 
 
Off peak
2 Jan 2016 - 4 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 
 
Low season
5 Mar 2016 - 18 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
High Season
19 Mar 2016 - 1 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,835
for 7 nights
£1,835
 
 
Mid season
2 Apr 2016 - 20 May 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 7 nights
£1,465
 
 
High season
21 May 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,835
for 7 nights
£1,835
 
 
Mid season
10 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 7 nights
£1,465
 
 
Low season
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
Mid season
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,465
for 7 nights
£1,465
 
 
Off Peak
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£715
for 7 nights
£715
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40
Notes It is possible to book the house for a short break during the winter months.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mellon Charles in Northern Scottish Highlands

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , en suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This room can either be made up as a double or a twin
  • Shore Croft has 4 bedrooms: A master bedroom with a king size bed, a 2nd double or twin and 2 further twin bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

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