The Cottage at Coille Bheag


Entire cottage hosted by Alasdair

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Traditional 19th century detached crofter's cottage in the village of Inverasdale overlooking Loch Ewe, refurbished to provide self-catering mod cons whilst retaining its rustic character. Set in 6 acres of enclosed, partially wooded land with pedestrian access to loch shore & panoramic views over the mountains. Huge sandy beaches 5 mins away by car. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. Children & pets welcome - when you book, please specify details of who's coming! (one-off fee of £25 payable for pets).

The space
Coille Bheag is a six-acre working croft situated in Inverasdale, on the shores of Loch Ewe in the wild and beautiful landscape of Wester Ross, perfectly placed for exploring the hills and mountains of the Great Wilderness or the Torridons as well as our wild land and beautiful beaches. We are within the Wester Ross National Scenic Area and the Unesco Biosphere, 4 miles from the village of Poolewe. We enjoy beautiful views across the loch towards the mountains, including An Teallach; Beinn Eighe and the mountains at Ullapool and in Sutherland, and have direct access to the loch shore.

The Cottage is a traditional 19th century detached stone-built Highland croft house, set up for self-catering and sleeping up to six people in two double bedrooms (one of which is on ground floor) plus one single bedroom with extra pull-out bed. (We can lend you a travel cot for babies if you let us know in advance, but bring your own baby bedding!) Children and pets are welcome (we charge a one-off cleaning fee irrespective of how many pets you bring), but we're sorry, the Cottage is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs.

The Cottage commands beautiful panoramic views over Loch Ewe and the mountains and there is no street lighting for miles, so if you're a stargazer you'll see wonderful dark starry skies on a clear night. If you're lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

The cottage has its own garden area, a sun lounge, and ample parking.

The living room has a compact Aga stove which burns coal or wood, set in the original old stone fireplace. An initial supply of firewood is included in the price you pay, along with electricity. If you need more, it can be bought locally. The room has satellite TV/radio and DVD/CD player as well as two small sofas and a coffee table. A range of DVDs & CDs is also available for you to enjoy. The bathroom is on the ground floor.

The Cottage is great for a family holiday or a romantic getaway - and if you come for Christmas, we'll even throw in a real Christmas tree from our own managed wood.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Lake view
Mountain view
Public or shared beach access – Beachfront
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Pets allowed
32" HDTV with standard cable, DVD player

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Where you’ll be

Midtown of Inverasdale , Scotland, United Kingdom

This is a friendly traditional crofting village in a very rural environment. There's plenty of scope for outdoor activities - walking, swimming, cycling, climbing, fishing, wildlife watching or messing about in kayaks - but not much in terms of nightlife! We're very close to some wonderful beaches, some within walking distance, and we're conveniently placed for hillwalkers.

There aren't many opportunities for formal dining, but there are plenty of pubs and cafes offering good food, some of which are open throughout the winter. (Note: some of these may be closed or offer takeaway only due to Covid19). There's a pub, shop, weekly market (not winter) and indoor heated swimming pool available in the local village of Poolewe (10 mins by car), and many more shops, pubs and takeaways in the larger village of Gairloch (20 minutes by car).

Boat trips and day cruises are also available in Gairloch or the ferry port of Ullapool (90 minutes) or you can go kayaking on our loch with local company Ewe Canoe. If you're into history, there are two local museums nearby to visit - Gairloch Heritage Museum, and the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum in Aultbea. Keen gardeners can visit Poolewe's world-famous Inverewe Garden (10 minutes), there is a pony trekking centre at nearby Red Point, and golfers can enjoy "possibly the best wee golf course in Scotland" at Gairloch Golf Club by the beach.

Hosted by Alasdair

  1. Joined in June 2018
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I run our family croft business along with my wife Clare, and son Callum. We love to welcome people from all over the world to our two properties The Cottage and The Lodge at Coille Bheag and many return again and again. We grow our own produce on the 6-acre wooded croft (depending on the season) which you are welcome to buy from us when available!

We love good food and In our spare time we enjoy playing the piano, writing, reading and watching movies, as well as enjoying all the outdoors has to offer. When you book one of our self-contained properties you can enjoy the space in peace and privacy, but we're there in our own house on the other side of the croft if you need us for anything!

We enjoy city breaks when we travel because it's a nice contrast to the very rural area where we live! When we're in town we enjoy going to the theatre or to concerts, and seeking out interesting exhibitions, museums and restaurants.
I run our family croft business along with my wife Clare, and son Callum. We love to welcome people from all over the world to our two properties The Cottage and The Lodge at Coil…

During your stay

We live on the croft in our own house, but the cottage is completely self-contained and private. We are available on site if you need us, but the cottage is yours to call home for the duration of your stay!

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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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