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Bothan Buie

Strath, The Highlands
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Rural bothy with cosy mountain-refuge feeling, located in Scotland's stunning north-west Highlands
  • Its a no frill traditional stone exterior and wooden interior features with cosy wood burner and hot tub
  • Makes a perfect base for walkers looking to bag a few Munros in the nearby Torridon Hills
Property code: CA044

Over 300 years old, the bothy takes its unique name from the lady who once lived there. It’s a no-frills pine-clad cosy lodge, and makes a perfect base for walkers looking to bag a few Munros. Settle back in the outdoor hot tub and feel those stresses melt away as you gaze over the loch, or up at the starry night, glass of wine in hand. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to sketch or photograph the stunning landscapes – or even start that novel you’ve always wanted to write.

 

The cosy cabin is open-plan both downstairs and up, with a fully-equipped kitchen including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. There’s a large dining table to spread out the well-deserved feast on, and the maps to plan tomorrow’s hike too. There’s a comfortable lounge area with a big leather sofa to cosy up on after a long day out and about. Light the candles, get the wood burner roaring and settle down, before retiring up the open stairway to the comfortable bedrooms.

 

The two double rooms in the eaves are semi open-plan, with a central bathroom between the two sleeping areas and TVs in each. Outside there’s ample space for cars, and panoramic views. Take your morning coffee and pastries outside and sit at the outdoor table looking across the glass-like loch to Skye, before heading out for the day’s adventures. You may even be lucky enough to have a visit from the local red deer.

  • 1 bedroom - with open-plan layout with 2 double beds
  • 1 bathroom - with shower over bath and WC
  • Ceramic hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Wood burner (starter pack of logs provided)
  • Electric heaters
  • Flat-screen TV, TVs, iPod dock, CD player with radio
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Hot tub available
  • Shops and pub 0.5 miles away in Gairloch
  • Please note there is a log cabin situated approx 50 meters up the hill to the side of the property that the owners use occasionally
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

There are wonderful walks on your doorstep from this holiday home, where you can stroll up onto the moors for some breathtaking views, or down to the shores of Strath Bay, less than half a mile away. Gairloch is spread along the loch, with a selection of well-received pubs, cafes and local stores, plus an interesting heritage centre. Further along the Gairloch Estate, 2 miles from the house, is the golf club, and a busy harbour where you can pick up whale-watching trips out onto the loch. There's also a popular trail from the harbour to Flowerdale Glen and its beautiful waterfall, which is a 3-mile round trip. There are more walking routes around the area, from easy walks along the sandy Gairloch Beach and Pier, to more strenuous hill hikes such as the 14-mile trail up Baosbheinn, with a starting point 7 miles from the Bothy. Don't miss a trip to Poolewe on the shores of Loch Ewe, 6 miles away, for the beautiful gardens at Inverewe and the bustling Tuesday market to pick up some tasty treats and locally made crafts. For a change of scene, head north to Rubha Reidh Point on the headland 12 miles away and walk the rugged coastline with its rich history and restored lighthouse.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jon 11th May 2024

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What a great location and beautiful views over the sea to Skye. Great outside space and easy access to the moors and hills around. Gairloch is close by with shops, hotels, cafes, harbour, shoreline and beaches and within an easy drive there is a wealth of walking opportunities - an excellent base for your Wester Ross holiday. We had a great week's Read morestay and really enjoyed using the hot tub at the end of each day. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 4th May 2024

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Reviewed by Rachel 20th April 2024

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Lovely place. Clean and warm - lovely to light the stove in the evening. Great location - walking distance to great coffee and fish and chips.

Reviewed by Catherine 9th January 2024

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Fantastic setting, hot tub great, in need of much TLC.

Reviewed by Rhiannon 28th October 2023

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Absolutely perfect. We couldn't have found a better place to stay. We were thrilled when we arrived and found the place warm and very well cleaned. The beds were super comfy and the kitchen had everything we needed to make some homely meals. The property has outstanding views and the hot tub is a luxury we throughly enjoyed. We will certainly returRead moren as it was the most enjoyable holiday and provided a much needed break in an idyllic setting. The owner was super helpful when we had to contact too. Hide

Reviewed by Dave 16th September 2023

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Lovely location and area. Cottage a bit in need of some TLC Would stay again though

Reviewed by Dee 2nd September 2023

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Everything you need & more in a beautiful location. Watching dolphins in the bay & shooting stars from the hot tub is an experience we will never forget. A truly relaxing & memorable stay, can definitely recommend Bothan Buie.

Reviewed by Jake 26th August 2023

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The property location is lovely however it is not as remote or private as it looks in the photos. The property would benefit from some TLC. All that said we and out 2 dogs had a lovely and relaxing time and when we messaged the owner his response was quick polite and friendly

Reviewed by Lisa 22nd July 2023

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Very cute, quirky little cottage in a quiet, beautiful location. The views out to the Loch are amazing, seen from the comfort of the sofa or relaxing in the hot tub. It has such a cosy, homely feel. Well equipped kitchen, beautiful dining table. We were sad that it wasn't cold enough to take advantage of the log burner! The hot tub is a great additRead moreion, although take plenty of midge spray, as they are out in full force! Fell in love with this place, would love to go back! Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 1st July 2023

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Loved our stay here. The cottage was exactly as expected rustic & small but that was part of the charm for us & as a family of 3 we had plenty of room. The views were amazing especially when in the hot tub and the owner was really helpful & friendly. Plenty to do nearby & we enjoyed a local boat trip, paddle board in loch Maree. horse riding at RedRead more point & the beachcomber ( chippy) and crumbs (rolls & cakes) were great! The visit from Stags in our back garden was amazing! Hide

Reviewed by Leslie 24th June 2023

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I always wanted to stop in one of these stone cottages & this one was just right for what I wanted was nice to keep it as original as possible & the views outside where out beautiful if this is the type of holiday youd like I would recommend it good value for the money

Reviewed by Tanja 10th June 2023

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The location is truly unbeatable, with spectacular views+ heavenly silence, the whirlpool an absolute highlight. The equipment is simple, but sufficient. There is room for improvement in terms of cleanliness and the upstairs is too dark, a large floor lamp would help. The insulation of the windows is catastrophic, something urgently needs to be donRead moree. All in all, we enjoyed our holiday very much and felt comfortable despite some minor defects. However, the price-performance ratio isn't quit right Hide

Reviewed by John 3rd June 2023

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Had a lovely week after some stunning walks it was great to be able to relax in the hot tub

Reviewed by Neil 6th May 2023

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rustic cottage but view and location great

Reviewed by Jonathon 29th April 2023

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Stopped for a week at this location lovely place the views are amazing and the hotub was amazing after a long walk the location is ideal for a couple but not for anymore as not private. Property is in need of tlc

Reviewed by Claire 23rd April 2023

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Bothan Buie is in a great location, on a hillside overlooking Gairloch. The views are stunning and Gairloch itself was a lovely spot to spend 5 nights. There was lots to do nearby. The bothy had plenty of character and we liked its rustic charm. Having said that, there were several issues on arrival, such as the hot tub not being ready to use, no kRead moreindling for the fire, the fridge/freezer wasn't working and the place wasn't very clean (dog hair on the stairs and floor), which was disappointing. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 25th March 2023

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This cottage is more akin to a bunkhouse, fine for a one night stay but not recommended for a weeks holiday. If you are expecting warmth, cleanliness and comfort you will be disappointed. The cottage isn't insulated and the only heating is the wood burning stove and you are only given enough fuel for two days. It isn't value for money, although theRead more surrounding area is beautiful the cottage itself was shabby and tired. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 4th February 2023

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Beautiful little place hidden at the top of a hill. Hot tub was a welcome retreat after a long day, although did loose temperature very quickly in the wind! My partner is 6ft 5 and had to sit down to shower due to it being so tight! But overall very comfortable cottage, log fire was incredible and definitely needed as no central heating, lovely locRead moreation. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Shireen 12th November 2022

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Wow, where do I start, amazing views, cosy fire and the amazing hot tub one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in Scotland and would 100% stay again Thankyou so much

Reviewed by Sabrina 1st October 2022

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Great cottage. Great customer care. Fantastic owner and breathtaking scenery. Will definetly come back next year..

Reviewed by Rebecca 20th August 2022

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Gem of a cottage. We arrived at the Bothy after driving from London. As soon as we walked in it felt very homely. Lamps were on and the cottage was cozy and warm. The owners were friendly and very helpful. We loved the whole stay from the beautiful view to the log burner and hot tub, not to mention the beautiful night sky stargazing in the tub. TheRead more beds were very comfy and we slept very well. We would love to return as would the kids Hide

Reviewed by Gail 6th August 2022

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We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. we don't live that far away so are very familiar with the area and were keen to come to Gairloch. The bothy was all that we had hoped for and it was so nice to arrive to a roaring fire in the log burner and a lovely bottle of wine to enjoy. The view and the peace and quite is to die for. Thank you.

Reviewed by Samantha 23rd July 2022

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Reviewed by Sinclair 2nd July 2022

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Great views walking up from village is a bit of a hill so hope you are fit more info required for use of washing machine every thing you need is there

Reviewed by David 18th June 2022

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It was a lovely property but could do with some tlc also a blind on the velux window in the bedroom. Couldnt fault the location or the view.

Reviewed by David 11th June 2022

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Really get away from it all cottage yet only short walk in to village. Lovely views over the village on to the loch. The stairs up to the bed room may not suit some one with restricted mobility as quite tight space at the top.The large enclosed area is ideal for people travelling with dogs also the hot tub was great at the end of the day.

Reviewed by Gary 4th June 2022

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No washing machine or dishwasher as advertised Garden is not pet friendly sheep in every day Still picking ticks of our dogs Shower is dreadful

Reviewed by Walter 14th May 2022

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Very good location, the cottage is large enough for two, kitchen is ok, cosy wood-Cole burner, good bed, needs a bit of work on the windows, for better isolation. Silent place , good to relax en become one with nature.

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