Tarhuna is a modern, all on one level cottage in Aultgrishan, 9 miles along the rugged coast from Gairloch. It is set in a peaceful, elevated position, surrounded by wildlife, looking across the crofting township, with spectacular views across the Minch to Skye, Harris and Lewis. There is ramp access and wheelchair access to all rooms. The bright airy lounge with vaulted ceiling is perfect for relaxing. From the large lounge windows you can watch the shipping passing up and down (scope provided), birds feeding in the garden and sheep grazing close by on the croft. There is ample flat space within the large enclosed garden grounds for parking and children can play safely in the extensive grassed area....
- Cottage1140 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
A relaxing' home from home' for couples and families.
Forbes and Frances Corrigan
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location. Lovely house.
fantastic weather only one half day when it was cloudy otherwise wall to wall sunshine. House is very well appointed for families and is accessible to all. Only about 10 mins by car to Gairloch.
Tarhuna is a beautiful property it is well equipped with everything you need for your stay. The views are amazing!
Thanks for your review Ian, we hope you will visit us again.
Fantastic highland family holiday
Stayed with husband and two young children. Tarhuna is very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The views across to the islands are breathtaking. There is loads to do - nearby beach, walks, wildlife spotting, trips to Gairloch, pony trekking at Redpoint, Inverewe Gardens, swimming at Poolewe pool. Highly recommend to get away from it all and give the family some fresh air and fun!
Glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you again in future.
Directly above Tarhuna there is access to the hill area where you can roam around at leisure. Look out for deer on the hillside.
There is a small river (burn) running along the croft boundary. You can follow it down to the sea. Watch out for frogs. birds and wild flowers. Children can have fun dam building or continue on to the rocky beach to explore the rock pools.
There is direct access to the beach across the road from Tarhuna, down the passage way, over rough ground and down a steep hill. From there you can walk to a lovely ,often deserted, sandy beach. Don't forget to take a picnic!
The little jetty, accessed by road just before the Old School, gives direct access to the sea for small boats. There is a
small sandy area there which is great for families to paddle and play.
Rhu Reidh Lighthouse, 4 miles north, along the coast is well worth a visit. (There is no public access to the Lighthouse.)You can drive along and park at the designated parking area or you can enjoy a lovely walk (1hr 45 mins approx), not including stops to view the scenery and wildlife. Watch out for Sea Eagles soaring above the rocks and stacs and skuas, divers, kittiwakes etc. You may even be entertained by Bottlenose Dolphins, Minke Whales or Porpoises. Walk along the track beyond the lighthouse and you can view the mountains beyond Ullapool on the Achiltibuie peninsula.
Leaving the village and travelling 5 miles towards Gairloch you can explore Sand River Archaeological Trail where you will find the remains of turf dykes, bronze age hut circles and old runrig systems. Sturdy footwear or wellies are advised.
Going on towards Gairloch you find Sands Caravan and Camping Site where you can access a beautiful sandy beach partially hidden behind sand dunes. It has a well stocked shop and Café/Restaurant serving meals throughout the day and evening You can also hire road, mountain and children's bikes.
Gairloch is the largest village in the area. Here you will find:
*The Leisure Centre where activities include archery, trampolining and a challenging indoor climbing wall.
*The Gairloch Heritage Museum which is well worth a visit. It has some excellent displays and gives visitors a good insight into past life and work in the area. I have found it to be very child friendly. It has an interesting little shop, selling adult and childrens books, CD's and some souvenirs.
*The Gale Centre, a community enterprise which houses the local information centre, café, shop which sells a good selection of the work of Scottish artists/crafters along with books, maps and guides of the area.
* A 9 Hole Golf Course with Tearoom open to the public
*Fishing – Sea fishing trips are available at Gairloch Harbour. Sea fishing from the shore is possible all around the coast. (Ask locally for information on possible safe sites)
There are many hill lochs in the area with good trout fishing and some river fishing. Permits are available from Cornerstone and Farm and Garden.
*Marine Wildlife cruises operate out of Gairloch Harbour and from Badachro
* The beautiful sandy beach at Gairloch which can be accessed from the car park at the Golf Course or from a path which you can find just past the Café at the Harbour.
*Walking There are many fine walks for all ages from short, gentle strolls to more strenuous Mountain walks. Check out 'Walk Highland' website and books/ leaflets in cottage.
*Guided hillwalking, mountaineering and climbing trips and courses which can be arranged with 'Go Further' www.gofurtherscotland.co.uk
6 miles north from Gairloch you come to the picturesque village of Poolewe The world famous Inverewe Gardens are a must see. This vast, sheltered garden, on the shores of Loch Ewe, is home to hundreds of exotic plants from around the world and to the newly renovated Inverewe House. The story of Inverewe unfolds as you explore each room and interact with your surroundings. Check out the website or Facebook for special events for adults and children. While you are there do pay a visit to the Bird Hide. As you leave the Visitor Centre follow the road down to your right and through a gate and you are there.
From Poolewe you can take the B8057 towards Cove and visit the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum Project in Inverasdale Old School (Wed & Fri from May - Oct, 2-5pm).
Visit the www.visitwester-ross.com website for lots more places of interest and information.
All the beaches in the area are well worth visiting but my family's favourites are Red Point for the Sand Dunes and Mellon Udrigle for the spectacular scenery.
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Please note that our lets are Friday to Friday due to availability of changeover personel. However, in low season, January - May, October - December this may be negotiable.