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Blacksmith's Cottage - Highlands

Badachro, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Character cottage overlooking Badracho Bay
  • Cosy and homely for families or large groups
  • Private garden with views of the bay and moored yachts
  • Roaring wood burner for deliciously warm evenings
  • Abundance of scenic walks available on your doorstep
  • Within 1 mile of a friendly inn and local distillery
Property code: CA040

This delightful property is located deep within the Scottish Highlands on the shores of Loch Gairloch, a fantastic vantage point for exploring your spectacular surroundings.

This pretty and carefully converted cottage sits on the edge of Loch Gairloch in the picturesque little village of Badachro. Overlooking the loch’s clear waters and immersed in the beautiful rugged Highland landscape, this cottage is an ideal position to explore the west coast of Scotland. Whether you are looking for a quiet, peaceful retreat or prefer to be more outdoors and adventurous, this area of the Highlands is certain to reward you with an array of things to do and see.

Designed to have a light and fresh feel about it, this cottage has been tastefully converted and offers a warm and friendly welcome to guests. With its modern-day furnishings and spectacular views, the property provides the ideal atmosphere for a relaxing and peaceful getaway for couples and families alike. Its soft neutral colours throughout give a contemporary feel to the cottage whilst exposed stonework and feature details retain its traditional cottage style.

Situated over two floors, the accommodation comprises of a cosy sitting room with a TV and wood burner on the ground floor along with an open-plan style kitchen/diner that is well-equipped with glorious views from the window over the loch. As we go up to the first floor we have one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and the family bathroom with a shower and WC.

The enclosed garden to the cottage offers uninterrupted views over Loch Gairloch and the mountains beyond. With the cottage being just a stone’s throw from the water's edge, you will be spoilt for choice where to sit and savour the magical views and sunsets the west coast displays.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 shower room
  • Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, gas cooker, washing machine
  • Travel cot, high chair and booster seat available
  • Wood burner – starter pack of fuel supplied
  • TV/DVD player with Freeview, iPod dock and radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret towels not supplied
  • Enclosed garden
  • 1 dog welcome - restricted to ground floor
  • Inn within 1 mile
  • For your information - Tesco will deliver to the cottage

Few locations will stand testament to the beautiful and idyllic setting of this cottage, right on the shore of Loch Gailoch. The loch is thriving with wildlife and stretches for miles out to sea through some of the spectacular scenery of Wester Ross. The well-known former fishing village and harbour of Badachro is picture perfect and is still classed as one of the prettiest villages on the Scottish west coast. From coast path and mountain walks to extreme water sports, there is something for everyone in this area of the Highlands.

Shieldaig (2 miles) is another beautiful Highland village which is a must see for any guest to visit. It is largely recognised by its string of white shoreline cottages overlooking Loch Gairloch. With its outstanding mountain backdrop, Shieldaig has a campsite, a hotel serving good food, a bar and a café for those well-deserved refreshments after a hard day of exploring.

If you are looking for an opportunity to just relax for the day, the beach at Redpoint (5.5 miles) is quiet, peaceful and untouched. It is a beautiful, romantic spot to take a picnic and enjoy the last of the sun setting over the Isle of Skye. Another must-see attraction is The Fairy Lochs (2 miles), a collection of small freshwater lochs close to ‘Sithean Mor' which translates to ‘Big Fairy Hill'. These are renowned for some excellent walking routes that incorporate breathtaking mountain and coastline views of what still remains an unspoilt Scotland.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Joanne 29th February 2020

Lovely cottage with everything you could want in a stunning location. Watching Seals play in the bay and a heron flying about whilst having a cuppa sitting at the kitchen table looking out the window. Pure magic!

Reviewed by Rod 11th January 2020

Stunning location, watching seals, great walks, wonderful beaches. Will definitely return to area. Great view from kitchen table of the bay and the seals, as we had breakfast .

Reviewed by Helen 24th November 2019

Wonderful cottage in the most stunning location. Everything about it was perfect. So warm and cosy, well furnished and kitted out, everything you need in the kitchen and the bed is so comfortable. We loved sitting in bed in the mornings looking out over the water! The Badachro Inn is also a fab little pub - super friendly and great food. Its also wRead moreorth driving down the road towards Red Point to watch a good sunset, and the Beinn Eighe Forest Trail was another highlight. Wonderful trip! Hide

Reviewed by B 12th October 2019

Had a great time at the cottage, however was sooooo lucky with the weather, glorious every day for a week - in October! Location is superb, views every morning and evening were spectacular. Although weather was glorious it was still coolish, however cottage nice and cosy. I cooked for the week and appreciated the number of utensils and general goodRead more standard of the kitchen facility. Well recommended (gin distillery and Inn both within walking distance!). Hide

Reviewed by Norman 5th October 2019

Well laid out and clean cottage with everything we needed for a lovely holiday. The situation by the side of the Loch could not be bettered. Nice pub in village as well.

Reviewed by Mrs Bottomley June 2019

Well-equipped spacious cottage in tranquil setting. Didn't like the living room seating and the "garden" is not user-friendly, otherwise excellent.

Reviewed by Ms Williams June 2019

The cottage was exactly what we were looking for. It was very comfortable and the bed and shower were fabulous. The views over the loch were superb and we could sit and watch the wildlife until late as the days were so long. The weather was not wonderful but we made the best of it and had the warm cottage to come back to when we soaked through! We Read morehad a brilliant walk up An Teallach which was the highlight of the holiday and would recommend the walk to anyone considering climbing some Munros. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

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With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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