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Elegant Achiltibuie cottage with stunning views of the Summer Isles

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Elegant, spacious cottage with wonderful views of surrounding hills and islands

A beautifully presented croft style house situated in the heart of Achiltibuie.

Looking across to the Summer Isles, this very well equipped cottage offers delightful accommodation in a stunning and romantic holiday location. The cottage has full central heating, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room with open fire place, dining room and kitchen and a large, private garden with ample parking. Freeview TV, DVD, iPod dock and WiFi. Surrounded by hills, lochs, islands and beaches, Achiltibuie is a popular holiday destination and a perfect base from which to explore the North West Highlands. Hill walking, kayaking, birdwatching, mountain biking, sailing, fishing or taking the local cruise boat around the islands are just some of the activities to enjoy in the area. Alternatively, just come to relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this extraordinary part of the highlands. Local restaurants include the nearby, award winning, Summer Isles Hotel, and two pubs serving excellent seafood

Welcome Pack: For your arrival we supply the following: milk, tea, coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, dishwasher tablets, toilet paper, soap, logs for the fire and fire-lighters. Should you wish to pre-order supplies from the local stores, please get in touch and we can arrange this for you. It is worth noting that local shops are closed on Sundays. There is a huge Tesco in Inverness and a smaller one in Ullapool (25 miles) open 7 days a week. You may order newspapers to be collected at the local stores. You will receive a full information pack of all suppliers, activities, etc. on booking.

Dogs: We welcome dogs by arrangement. The village is a crofting community with many sheep roaming free. The garden is well fenced with a cattle grid at the entrance. There are many walks where dogs can run free, but through the village it is important to keep dogs on leads.

We are sure your dogs don't sit on the sofas or beds but if you think they might do so please bring your own dog blankets to cover our furniture.

Activities: Many visitors come to walk in the area. We supply a list of 25 tried and tested walks of different lengths along with maps. It is a great area for kayaking. If you do not have your own kayaks it is possible to go out with a local guide. Sailing and windsurfing are both available on Tanera, the largest of the Summer Isles. Day cruises around the Summer Isles are available from Achiltibuie and Ullapool. Achiltibuie Traditional Music School offers piping lessons amongst other instruments. The village hall has a wonderful sports hall for badminton, indoor football, table tennis for wet days and also hosts many ceilidh and other musical events throughout the summer. Ullapool has a great leisure centre including an excellent swimming pool. Golf is available at Ullapool's challenging 9 hole golf course.

More Details

Mark and Gerry Irvine
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Achiltibuie in Highld

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , downstairs- connecting door to Bedroom 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , downstairs
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(27 traveller reviews)

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Elegant Achiltibuie cottage with stunning views of the Summer Isles
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Didn’t disappoint

  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully comfortable cottage, tastefully decorated. Everything done with real care, attention and quality. Lovely secure garden was perfect for two dogs. Beautiful location and scenery. I felt I’d hit the jackpot!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review of William's Cottage. We are thrilled that you enjoyed it so much and that it was the perfect base for you and your dogs. We hope to welcome you back soon! Gerry
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Comfortable, cosy, clean and well furnished.

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I çouldn't have been happier at William cottage. It was extremely comfortable and well thought out açcommodation with good quality furnishings and a stunning view over the Summer Isles. It's also well located next to the Summer Isles Hotel. It's pŕobably the best self catering accommodation I have stayed in and is of an extremely high standard. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that William's Cottage came up to your expectations. Thanks for taking the time to write and review your stay. I hope you will be able to visit Achiltibuie again.
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Fabulous. Lovely cottage - great location

  • 5 of 5

it was wonderful

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful, blissful

  • 5 of 5

Isolated beauty and peace. Very comfortable cottage - a blissful experience. A number of places nearby for a variety of quality eating experiences. Lots of walks. Amazing views. Loch fishing arranged via the local pub.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your return after so long! Hoping you will be back again soon.
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Williams Cottage

  • 5 of 5

10th holiday in Achiltibuie, 2nd at Williams Cottage, both a perfect destination if you cherish the peace and tranquillity of the Scottish countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage with stunning views

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, well located within the village and beautifully situated to take advantage of the incredible views to the Summer Isles. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be looking forward to our next one. Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Summer Isles Bar
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Kilometres
Summer Isles Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended

The Highland village of Achiltibuie is situated on the North West Coast of Scotland, looking across the bay to the Summer Island and beyond to the Hebrides. Achiltibuie is within easy reach of Lochinver and the coasts of Sutherland and Caithness to the north, as well as Ullapool, Gairloch, Inverewe Gardens and the coastal villages of Wester Ross to the south. Set within the North West Geopark, this stunning area offers visitors the chance to explore an extraordinary landscape of prehistoric hills and ancient lochs. Home to an abundance of wildlife this area is a nature lover's paradise. The natural environment provides a wonderful playground for many outdoor activities based on both land and sea. Often described as 'Europe's Last Great Wilderness' Achiltibuie offers a truly unique and varied holiday experience.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Achiltibuie, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season 2018
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
28 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 2018
2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas /NY 2018/19
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season 2019
4 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season 2019
29 Mar 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season 2019
28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2019
30 Aug 2019 - 3 Oct 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season Autumn 2019
4 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2019
1 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Our changeover day is Friday.

A non-refundable deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking.

The balance should be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival, plus £150 security deposit on the property.
The security deposit will be refunded after your departure once the property has been checked.

Payment may be by e-transfer or cheque in GB pounds. If you wish to pay be credit card there will be a charge of 4% added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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