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The Cottage at Coille Bheag

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6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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Traditional 19th century crofter's cottage in the village of Inverasdale overlooking Loch Ewe, refurbished to provide modern self-catering convenience whilst retaining its rustic character. Set within 6 acres of partially wooded croft land with access to the loch shore and panoramic views over the mountains of the Great Wilderness, Beinn Eighe & Sutherland. Huge sandy beaches are 5 minutes away by car. Children & pets welcome.

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 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, but we're sorry, the Cottage is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs.

It 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. We can supply you with fuel, which is included in the price you pay along with electricity. The room has satellite TV/radio and DVD/CD player as well as two small sofas and a coffee table. A range of books, 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.

Guest access
The whole of the cottage is yours to enjoy during your stay, and you're free to wander around our croft and access the loch shore. Please close all gates and bear in mind that this is a working croft in a very rural area, so there are possible hazards, and in wet weather there will be muddy areas and puddles. Please keep children and dogs under supervision, stick to the paths, and stay out of outbuildings and woodland areas for your own safety - thanks!

Other things to note
We own a large friendly dog, a cat and a flock of hens. Eggs and our home-grown vegetables from our polytunnel may be available to buy in season. The Cottage has free wi-fi, as do most local pubs and cafes, and there is good local mobile coverage for voice calls and texts when out and about.
Traditional 19th century crofter's cottage in the village of Inverasdale overlooking Loch Ewe, refurbished to provide modern self-catering convenience whilst retaining its rustic character. Set within 6 acres of partially wooded croft land with access to the loch shore and panoramic views over the mountains of the Great Wilderness, Beinn Eighe & Sutherland. Huge sandy beaches are 5 minutes away by car. Children & pets welcome.

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 f…

Sleeping arrangements

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

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Washer
Hair dryer
TV
Heating
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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.
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…

Top places nearby

Inverewe Garden
3.4 mi
Bridge Cottage Café
3.6 mi
The Perfume Studio
4.3 mi
Gairloch Heritage Museum
5.4 mi

The Old Inn Gairloch
6.4 mi
The Badachro Inn
7.6 mi
Loch Maree
8.3 mi
Beinn Eighe
17.1 mi

Hosted by Alasdair

Joined in June 2018
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I run our family croft business along with my wife Clare and elder son Callum. We love to welcome people from all over the world to our two properties at Coille Bheag and many return again and again. I work part-time as a chef, Clare is a writer and Callum works as a gardener and forester. We grow our own produce on the 6-acre wooded croft (depending on the season) which you are welcome to buy from us! 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 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 elder son Callum. We love to welcome people from all over the world to our two properties at Coille Bheag and many retu…
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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Checkout: 10:00 AM
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No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
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