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Shore Croft a luxury house on the beach

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

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Hilary Cowan
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The most immaculate modern but cozy house we have stayed in after many many visits to Scotland - with outstanding views. Little touches like champagne and smoked salmon in the fridge on arrival just make the holiday that bit more special. Everything you could ever need is provided in the house even down to beach towels, unfortunately, it was a bit cold to use them!! There is plenty to do in the area, lots of nice walks and a great shop in the next village. It is also a good base to explore Ullapool, Lochinver and the far north-west. But to sum up we spent more time in the house relaxing beside the roaring log fire this holiday because it was such a beautiful place to be.
Dec 2016
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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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mellon Charles in Highland

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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:
  • 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

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
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Stunning property, stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Having holidayed in the Poolewe and Gairloch area from year dot, we rarely need an excuse to visit again. However if a reason was needed, just walk out of the door at Shorecroft onto the decking and be greeted by a panorama that is unmatched anywhere in the world. it is just one of a plethora of views in the area that take the breath away. The house is superbly designed and laid out and is fitted and kitted with nothing forgotten. I am reluctantly spreading the gospel here as it may jeopardise our chances of repeat bookings!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Wonderful Shore Croft

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from a wonderful 2 weeks at Shore Croft. The house itself is spacious and modern with lots of stylish touches. Large kitchen diner equipped with everything you could possibly need. Lovely living area with a real fire and amazing views. 4 spacious bedrooms and modern bathrooms. We were very lucky with the weather and loved the outdoor seating areas and gas BBQ. Every day we spotted wildlife - dolphins, porpoises and seals, as well as numerous sea birds. We all loved the fire pit in the evenings and kids enjoyed toasting marshmallows watching the magnificent sunsets. The house is right on the most lovely pebbly beach, with direct access to another more secluded cove. All enjoyed swimming in the sea loch. Big well maintained garden. Fabulous location, 8 minute drive to local shop and nice hotel with good food. Lovely sandy beach a short drive away. In all a perfect holiday home - all declared it the best holiday ever!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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Glorious Stay in Wester Ross

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? It's been 10 years since we visited this beautiful part of Scotland and the area did not disappoint. There is something magical about Loch Ewe and surrounding beaches and villages and Shore Croft was an amazing place to stay. The house is beautifully decorated with everything you need for a comfortable stay with it's own private beach. Everything has been thought of at Shore Croft to make your stay as comfortable as possible even down to providing a bed for the dog. Fantastic week and the weather was great. We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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A beautiful beachside house

  • 5 of 5

A really beautifully presented and furnished house - warm, comfortable and with stunning views. We had a fabulous stay - highly recommend the Aultbea Hotel for dinner - we cycled there on the bikes provided at the house - a great addition!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Beautiful location and house, wonderful amenities

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautifully constructed, has all the facilities that you're likely to need, and is situated in a beautiful location with fantastic countryside and a beach right on the doorstep. The high-quality bikes available for hire at the house enable you easily to go biking in the stunning nearby mountains. There is shopping, cafe, pub, etc. in

the nearby village and we never lacked anything. This is a wonderful, restful place to spend time chilling out. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Shore Croft is a very warm, welcoming (and well insulated) property, it offers 5 star accommodation in a stunning location.

The four spacious bedrooms have comfortable beds and are tastefully furnished and decorated. The bathrooms were spacious and modern and the underfloor heating was a treat!

The lounge felt very homely, again with very tasteful decorations and furnishings. The kitchen / dining area was bright and modern and spacious. The large utility room was also well used!

Outside is access to the pebbly beach, outdoor seating areas and fire pit, don't get too cosy inside, get wrapped up and go and watch the shooting stars.

The most refreshing thing about Shore Croft was the lack of signs, there's nothing worse than being told "don't touch this, don't touch that", everything was neatly provided in a welcome pack and instruction books.

Shore Croft provides everything you need, including spare light bulbs, picnic blankets, outdoor wine glasses, herbs and spices, the list is endless! Not once did we say "they haven't provided.....".

The cleanliness was immaculate, top marks to the housekeeper, she keeps the place looking brand new!

The quality of the towels, bedding, soaps, crockery, cutlery etc was brilliant (I'm now a big fan of The White Company)!

Shore Croft...we miss you already and can't wait to come back.

Thank you for a wonderful week.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mellon Charles, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
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
 
 
Off Peak
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 
 
Low season
3 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£820
for 7 nights
£820
 
 
High season
24 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
High season
19 May 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
mid season
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Low season
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£980
for 7 nights
£980
 
 
mid season
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,460
for 7 nights
£1,460
 
 
Off peak
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£720
for 7 nights
£720
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £40

we welcome dogs at Shore Croft and charge £40 per dog per week and will ask for this to be paid with your final payment. We also have wonderful hybrid bikes with helmets etc to rent. Please contact us for details

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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