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Sarah Mellor

Member since: 2010
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Speaks English

Delightful Croft Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views Badenscallie, Achiltibuie

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Northern Scottish Highlands - 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.

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).

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sarah Mellor (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English


based on 23 holidaymaker reviews

Delightful Croft Cottage with Sea and Mountain Views Badenscallie, Achiltibuie
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Lovely house, lovely place, lovely views

  • 5 of 5

This was our third visit to the cottage in this beautiful part of the world. The house was great, providing everything we needed for our stay and the owner was extremely helpful with suggesting things to do and places to see. It was always a warm and comfy place to come back to after a day out walking/cycling or simply watching the views which are fantastic without going anywhere. There is plenty to do in the area, that every time we go we seem to run out of time rather than things to do. This time we walked up Stac Pollaidh to see the magnificent views, did some cycling around the quiet local roads, ventured a bit further to see the very windy Stoer Lighthouse, spent some time on a forest walk in Lochinver, and Ardvreck Castle, to name just a few of the things we did. There is of course plenty to see and do in Badenscallie without going anywhere far. We saw seals and a Great Skua at Polglass Beach, a possible otter sighting at Badenscallie Beach, rabbits, deer, small birds and so on.

In terms of eating out, for simple honest and tasty food I would recommend the Piping School Café just up the road which is very good value and is run by a lovely lady. If you prefer to go further afield, the Seaforth in Ullapool or the Lochinver Larder both provide very tasty food prepared with local produce.

I would definitely recommend this house and indeed the whole area to anyone that loves the nature, sea, mountains and relaxed atmosphere that this area provides.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and indeed for visiting the cottage three times now! I am so glad that you enjoyed your third holiday in our much loved cottage.
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place all around. Stunning location and views each morning, right outlooking the Summer Isles, house is right on the border of a significant stretch of wilderness while also being close to a small town with a market. House is very well appointed, nice clean and elegant choices in all rooms while still remaining very homey and comfy. The owner (Sarah) is very hospitable and available if needed. A great house and a great location!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday excellent cottage hat everything

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday excellent cottage everything you needed views to die for sun set amazings stars at nite never want to go to bed. Loved watching the fishing boats and the men diving in the morning , the stags was magic in the mist. Thank you for the best holiday we have had .will be back Rosie and colin.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of the cottage. I am glad that you enjoyed your February holiday so very much.
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Exactly what it says on the tin !.

  • 5 of 5

After reading the description and then speaking to Sarah about the cottage and finally after spending an idyllic week there. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough and had a perfect Hogmany in the Mellors home from home.

We would highly recommend this 5* cottage with breathtaking views to anyone who needs to re-charge their batteries.

The Fosters

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed an Achiltibuie Hogmanay. Let's hope it sets you all up for the year ahead. Happy New Year!
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  • 5 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: May 28, 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.
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A small slice of heaven!

  • 5 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: Jun 6, 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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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Summer Isles Hotel Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
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'.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Achiltibiue, Northern Scottish Highlands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 Apr 2016 - 24 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
25 Jun 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
19 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Jan/Feb 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
March/April 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

£100 deposit to be paid for confirmation of booking and balance 28 days prior to holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northern Scottish Highlands in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Travel cot available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
Not suitable for children under 8.

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