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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 Carol.

Guest comments

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

Reviewed by Mr Cox May 2019

We enjoyed a very pleasant week at Blacksmith cottage in Badachro - we found the cottage very serviceable - clean and tidy - the location was ideal for us. The weather was tremendous and we enjoyed exploring the local area - the village has an excellent pub restaurant and we had three meal there - sitting on their decking looking at the boats on thRead moree loch was super. I played Gairloch golf club (which is a bit confusing) and went whale watching from the harbour. This was a super place to visit in Wester Ross. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Sapsford May 2019

We enjoyed a very pleasant week at Blacksmith cottage in Badachro - we found the cottage very serviceable - clean and tidy - the location was ideal for us. The weather was tremendous and we enjoyed exploring the local area - the village has an excellent pub restaurant and we had three meal there - sitting on their decking looking at the boats on thRead moree loch was super. I played Gairloch golf club (which is a bit confusing) and went whale watching from the harbour. This was a super place to visit in Wester Ross. Mr Cox - May 2019 Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Richardson April 2019

Contact was easy if there were any queries and quick responses from owner. Cottage was immaculately clean and everything provided. Ideal for 2 people or small family. Area was although fairly remote ...lots in the area to do, walks, pub only short walk away, boating facilities and nearby places of interest.

Reviewed by Dr Goodenough September 2018

Great cottage in a beautiful setting and just a few minutes from an excellent pub. The cottage is warm, comfortable and well-equipped, and you can watch otters from the window!

Reviewed by Mr Stephenson May 2018

Bright light and airy feeling cottage, overlooking Badachro Bay, with parking opposite. Going in the front door the staircase is in front of you with the kitchen diner to the right and sitting room to the left. Under the stairs was the " utility room " .The kitchen diner and the small half open plan passage linked together. The bed rooms were brighRead moret and airy with front windows and velux's in the roof. The bed in the master was one of the best beds we've had in a holiday cottage. We found that downstairs always felt cold even though the sun was often focusing through the windows - we had the heating on sometimes but it made the house stuffy and airless. We were out and about most days just going in any direction, there were places we'd been to before inc a bed n breakfast opposite the cottage about 20years ago We followed the road to the right to Torridon and followed the road ' to the end of the road" literally on a roller coaster single track road that we thought was " the road to nowhere " near the middle of the small village at the end of the road was a brilliant pub/ cafe/ retauraunt!! The pub is called " oyster catcher"in Gaelic. We were in luck and there were a couple of tables to choose from and enjoyed a gorgeous 2 course meal which being coeliac the food was all cooked as though " gluten free" A must is the drive via Shieldig to the road across the Applecross Peninsular - we found out that the road goes past the Applecross Pub and goes on for several miles which is very picturesque. We've been over Applecross several times Prior. A trip to Ullapool was scenic but we were disappointed in Ullapool since we'd last been 20+ years ago. We enjoyed the return trip using the road down to Garde from Ulapool. A drive which is a must is the road through Strath just turn left at the Heritage Museum and follow" you're nose" this single track road gives great views over the coast and across to the mountains on Sky and at some points The Apple Cross Penninsular - this road is not marked as no through road but you come to and end at Reed Point Lighthouse where there is a turning place to turn round. We saw an eagle flying low just out of Strath, a pinemarten ran across the road near the village in Badachro saw plenty of herons in the bay and seals near the Shieldig hotel in the bay. Many deer generally all over plus more eagles near Sheildig village near Torridon. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Gould March 2018

This was a great cottage in a lovely location, the views from each window are amazing. Cottage is well looked after and very comfortable. A great place for our family to relax and enjoy the holidays.

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