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!