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Hilary Cowan

Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French

Shore Croft a luxury house on the beach

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

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Northern Scottish Highlands - 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.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Hilary Cowan (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French

Reviews

5
based on 45 holidaymaker reviews

Shore Croft a luxury house on the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews
5

A spectacular house in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Shore Croft and it blew us away. It is modern design at its best. A beautifully proportioned house, with panoramic views of Loch Ewe from both the kitchen/dining room ( leading out to the decking) and the lounge. It was imaginatively furnished to a high standard, with lovely fabrics and quality equipment, and was very clean and well maintained.

We had a wonderful week, we swam every morning (in our wetsuits!), there were delightful walks, we cycled and lazed on the decking spotting the sea birds and occasional sightings of otters.

Provisions for the week were no problem. The Aultbea General Stores (1-2 miles), deceptively unprepossessing from the outside, had everything we needed and much more, including our deli favourites and wine.

We have vowed to return!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

A beautiful five star house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed at Shorecroft before I knew what to expect but even so, expectations were (as always) exceeded. It is a truly lovely cottage, so warm and inviting in chilly February weather, and superbly comfortable. There seems to be everything one could possibly want for a relaxed and at the same time luxurious stay. The kitchen is fabulously equipped and the sitting room so comfortable - evenings were spent lounging in front of the blazing log fire! A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Wonderful winter escape in the north

  • 5 of 5

Shore Croft is an excellent property with everything required for a great self catered family stay. There is great attention to detail and the house works really well as an escape to relax and enjoy the amazingly beautiful scenery in the surrounding areas. I would happily return again and again to experience this gem in all the different seasons.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Shore Croft Cottage is very well appointed cottage that sleeps 8.

It has a lovely open plan kitchen diner that has fantastic views out to sea, even the lounge and master bedroom all have great views out to sea.

If you are taking dogs there is the usual weekly surcharge, but this is more than made up by having a fully fenced garden that is secure for larger breed dogs and the property has a good size utility room and hallway where they can sleep at night.

We'll be going back again

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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Beautiful House Spectacular Location

  • 5 of 5

Shore croft is a beautiful house with stunning views across Loch Ewe

From the minute we arrived, after a long journey, everything was in place for a perfect rest, and enabled us all to have the escape from the daily hustle and bustle

The house is light, airy, with wonderful views from each room, immaculately clean, modern, homely but with luxury touches.

The kitchen has been installed to such a high standard, with every accessory you could need. There is nothing you couldn't prepare and cook. The local supermarket and butchers are well stocked (the Aultbea butchers home made pies are delicious!) and there are several food stores, some open on Sunday, in nearby Gairloch. If you didn't want to cook there are lots of pubs and restaurants within the area. Even a fish and chip shop and a Chinese takeaway in Gairloch.

The location is fabulous, added to this is the large secure garden and direct access to the pebble beach. Perfect for our two children (aged 12yrs and 13yrs) and Jack Russell. Many hours were spent rock pooling. One morning we were lucky enough to spot porpoises in the loch.

Sandy beaches can also be found within a short drive. Our favourite was Mellon Udrigle a lovely white sandy beach.

We were very lucky to have warm sunny days for most of our holiday. However the location, with its ever changing views across Loch Ewe and the very high standards that Shorecroft provides would ensure that you would have an excellent stay at any time of year

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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Perfect Stay in a Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

Shore Croft is an amazing holiday rental; spacious, modern and it has everything provided that you could possibly wish for. Everything was just perfect and plentiful. I even enjoyed spending time in the kitchen and have to confess this is the first rental that I have stayed in that I actually did some baking while on holiday!

It's remote location is perfect for relaxation and walking although, as expected in Wester Ross, the weather changes quickly, often on an hourly basis! We took advantage of the poor weather on a couple of days to relax and admire the beautiful view from every window and were happy remaining indoors. It's that kind of house, welcoming and comfortable; so much so in fact that it's hard to leave.

It's a five minute walk to The Perfume Studio and Aroma Cafe (which can be seen from Shore Croft across the loch on the next hill) and it's well worth a visit as they have some wonderful -and unique - offerings. Gairloch and Inverewe are a short drive away and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve is a little further along beside Loch Maree, which is stunning and well worth a visit. Even Inverness is not out of reach although for some a 2 hour trip might be a stretch but on one rainy day we made the trip and it was a very pleasant drive.

Shore Croft well deserves (and in truth exceeds) a five star rating. I have no hesitation in recommending it as a great place to stay and one that I would definitely go back to.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

Aultbea Hotel
"Fab restaurant "Fat Whippet""
Isle Of Ewe Smokehouse
"Delicious smoked salmon and other goodies"
The Perfume Studio
"Fantastic cafe and shop with wonderful views"
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

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High season
21 May 2016 - 9 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,840
for 7 nights
£1,840
 
 
Mid season
10 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
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
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Off Peak
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Christmas
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,840
for 7 nights
£1,840
 
 
New year
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,990
for 7 nights
£1,990
 
 
Off peak
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
low season
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
Mid season
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
High season
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,840
for 7 nights
£1,840
 
 
Mid season
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
High season
20 May 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,840
for 7 nights
£1,840
 
 
mid season
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Low season
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
mid season
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Off peak
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,840
for 7 nights
£1,840
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,990
for 7 nights
£1,990
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40

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 Northern Scottish Highlands in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • 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:
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • 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
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

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