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Bothan Buie

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

  • Rural accommodation with a cosy mountain-refuge fee, located in Scotland's stunning north-west Highlands
  • traditional stone exterior and wooden interior features with cosy log burner
  • Days out to nearby Torridon Hills, Gruinard Beach and Badarchro fishing village
  • Hot tub - available April to September only - Please note during COVID the wooden hot tub has been replaced with a Lazy Spa
Property code: CA044

A traditional Scottish bothy on Scotland''s stunning west coast, offering cosy and comfortable accommodation for walkers and nature lovers with an outdoor hot tub for the ultimate in holiday relaxation.

Over 300 years old, the house 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 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. The washing machine located in the small shed is a godsend for wet, muddy walking gear, and 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.

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

  • 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. tumble dryer and the washing machine which is located in the small shed
  • Wood burner (starter pack of logs provided)
  • Electric heaters
  • Flat-screen TV, TVs, iPod dock, CD player with radio
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Hot tub - available April to September only - Please note during COVID the wooden hot tub has been replaced with a Lazy Spa
  • Shops and pub 0.5 miles away in Gairloch
  • Please note there is a residential caravan situated approx 50 yards up the hill to the side of the property

 

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 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicola 16th October 2021

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Cosy cottage in lovely area. Sheep in and around garden if you have dogs.

Reviewed by Angie 25th September 2021

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Had a great stay here the place was very cosy. A great base to explore the surrounding area. Garden is all fenced in so our dog loved it. Views from the bothy were great and changed daily with the weather. One night was very clear and we enjoyed star gazing from the hot tub.

Reviewed by John 28th August 2021

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Bothan Buie is definetly a wee rustic jewel in the north west. The inside is very charming with a large fireplace with a log burner to keep you warm. Kitchen has been recently renovated, giving a more modern feel. Upstairs there's not much privacy if there were 2 couples sharing, maybe best for a small family or a couple. Bathroon is slightly smallRead more but what they have works. The hot tub was superb, perfectly situated to get the best of the views of Gairloch bay & beyond. All in a great wee find Hide

Reviewed by Steven 31st July 2021

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Excellent views, simple and comfortable. Worked as an excellent base for our holiday, nice and quiet away from all but one other building.

Reviewed by Martin 24th October 2020

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Reviewed by David 26th September 2020

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this is the best holiday home you could find, it is what it says and is the best. No improvements needed, Scott gives a brilliant Bothy to use, we love this place have been here now for five years running, our two spaniels love the grounds, its just what is needed to chill especially this moment in time, regards Dave and Lesley

Reviewed by Geoffrey 19th September 2020

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Rustic but comfortable;views to die for plus hot tub!

Reviewed by Alan 12th September 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 22nd August 2020

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The cottage is in a really beautiful spot and was very comfortable and cosy. The only disappointment for us was the hot tub which wasn't as pictured but a blow-up type one which did need topping up as lost a lot of water due to the wind blowing it about even thou the lid was secured on. Also they need to be re-set every couple of days to keep the tRead moreemperature up which we didn't realise at first. I do book based on their being a hot-tub so felt it worth a mention, It's a really lovely place. Hide

Reviewed by Charles 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Kelly 1st August 2020

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Rustic bothy in a beautiful location. Had a fabulous week here. Owners met us on arrival and very welcoming. Sitting in the hot tub looking over the bay after a days hillwalking was just wonderful Loads to see and do around gairloch.

Reviewed by Gillian 4th July 2020

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Fantastic little cottage

Reviewed by Alice 17th February 2020

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Such a beautiful place! The views are spectacular, the hot-tub is really well placed so that you are sheltered from the prevailing wind and can even enjoy it in a snow storm! The wooden panelling in the bedrooms makes it feel like a boat and you can enjoy hearing the dramatic weather beating around the bothy from a comfortable and cosy bed. We cameRead more in February and we loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Khyeesha 27th December 2019

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This is a lovely homely cottage, great if you want a quite get away with beautiful views. All local amenities are very close. Lovely place for walking. The cottage its self is well equipped for your time there. Lovely log fire to keep you warm!

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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.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

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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