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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 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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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

Shore Croft a luxury house on the beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
5

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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Wonderful house in a stunning setting

  • 5 of 5

Shore Croft proved to be a wonderful home from home. Easy to live in - stylish spacious rooms with comfy places to sit and admire the view or just relax. Well-equipped with thoughtful and generous touches. Stress - free and restful. Just lovely.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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5

Wild weather in cosy comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic wild and windy week cocooned in comfort in this delightful house, which is ​even ​better than the photos can convey. From the moment we walked through the front door we felt at home. Warm central heating​,​ with the added bonus of an open fire, ​was complemented by cosy sofas, comfortable beds and a very well-​equipped kitchen​​. The personal touches in every room mad​e it a joyful place to spend time.

During our week in early January we had wild winds, sleet and snow, but the weather is so changeable that we always managed to get out for a wonderfully invigorating walk each day.

The local fisherman delivered live langoustines he had caught that day - you can't get fresher than that! And the local store had ​all ​the basics ​we needed. We also had lunch at the Oran-na-mara cafe in Aultbea​, although m​ost ​of the ​other places were closed at that time of the year.

We really loved our winter holiday and hope to return ​at another time ​​to experience the mood of a different season.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Simply Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

Simply stunning were the only words I could think when I first entered Shorecroft! Even after spending a great deal of time gazing at it on the internet, those pictures could not do it enough justice and couldn't portray the instant feeling of welcoming warmth that you feel the minute you step inside. We've just spent our family Christmas there and what an amazing Christmas it was! Arriving on the day Storm Barbara was hitting Britain with 90mph winds, in particular NW Scotland, we were a little anxious what we were heading to. All I can say is those fears were soon cast aside and being cosy and safe inside watching the storm howling around us just made the holiday more enjoyable. Nothing like lighting a log fire sat tucked up in a snug warm living room, leisurely playing games and watching the ever changing Scottish skies across Loch Ewe and its beautiful landscapes. The views from the large kitchen diner windows were just as captivating. It was hard to believe how windy it was outside as the house is so wind/soundproof and cosy. I say cosy but Shorecroft isn't small, the house is deceivingly big with so much cleverly designed space inside, plenty of space for our family of six adults and two dogs to spread out. It's a beautifully maintained home with attention to detail everywhere you look and all the facilities and comfort you could wish for and stunning views from every window. It’s not somewhere you want to leave in a hurry. Having to stay in during the storms was not a chore, it was a privilege.

From the moment I booked the house, owner Hilary kept in touch and was on hand helping with any queries. When we arrived champagne and salmon was waiting in the fridge, a little touch of luxury much appreciated. Wendy the housekeeper is also a credit to Shorecroft being friendly and welcoming and nothing too much trouble. Wendy’s also very knowledgeable about the local area and wildlife; it was reassuring to know a local friendly face was to hand if needed. It was magical waking up at Shorecroft Christmas morning, making a dash to our 'own' beach wrapped up in PJ's, coats and Christmas hats for the obligatory family selfie then opening Santa's stockings in front of a crackling log fire! The whole area is beautiful, Mellon Udrigle is a stunning sandy beach, Gairloch, Red Point and Cove all picturesque, endless views everywhere you look even on the cloudiest winter days. Fire pit and bikes amazing! Cannot recommend Shorecroft enough and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Just one word: Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in excellent condition. It lies direct to the sea with a breathtaking view. It is even better than the description!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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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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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
low season
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£775
for 7 nights
£775
 
 
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
 
 
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
 

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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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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