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Mungasdale House

Achnasheen, The Highlands
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels for hire
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At a glance

  • Spacious former farmhouse perfect for large families or special occasions
  • Breathtaking views across the Gruinard Bay
  • A plethora of rural walks located from the doorstep
  • Loch fishing opportunities
  • Traditional features such as an Aga and open fireplace
  • Ideal base to explore the Scottish Highlands
Property code: CA246

This beautiful home boasts spectacular scenery from all angles. The rugged Scottish countryside combined with sparking Gruinard Bay views creates a magical space just waiting to be explored.

Pack your bags, grab family, friends and canine companions and head to the coast for a taste of Scottish shoreline living. Escape to this glorious old farmhouse and find both cosy corners for a moment of peace and quiet, and rooms which invite lively evenings with loved ones. With spectacular views across the water and beyond, fill your lungs with sea air and feel rejuvenated, refreshed and revitalised as you embark on the holiday of a lifetime in this fantastic dwelling. Perfect for lovers of the great outdoors, this home is surrounded by places to hike, fish and swim in the ocean, so you can spend hours adventuring before returning back to the ranch for home comforts.

Home to the heart of the house, the ground floor has a handful of sociable rooms where you can laugh, chat and plan exciting days out together. The lounge is a vibrant space with a cosy feel - settle down into comfortable sofas and get the open fire roaring to keep you toasty warm on chilly days. Pop the TV on or delve into a book and find yourself in another world. Venture through into the kitchen where an oil AGA cooker invites you to cook up a storm and create delicious meals with ease. Enjoy a snack and a cup of tea at the breakfast table or head into the dining room for a more formal sit-down meal where all of you can dine together. The utility room and back hall are great places to throw off muddy boots and soggy scarves, so you can stay clean and warm on returning home.

Four of five bedrooms are located on the first floor reached by climbing stairs. All bedrooms are spacious and peaceful spots to rest tired eyes and doze off and dream. Wake up feeling ready for the day and head for a quick freshen up in the shower or take the time to soak away any aches and pains in the bath so you can start your day feeling relaxed and ready to take on the world.

Overlooking Gruinard Bay and its sandy stretches, spend time in the enclosed private garden with a mug of something warm or a glass of something cold. Breathe in the fresh air morning, noon and night and enjoy your slice of peace in this idyllic location.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 double room and 4 twin bedrooms (1 with an additional child’s bed)
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WHB and WC and 2 bathrooms (1 with shower over bath)
  • Kitchen with electric cooker, Aga, dishwasher, fridge, chest freezer, microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine and boot storage
  • Open fire - logs provided
  • Oil central heating included
  • TV
  • Towels are available to hire at an extra charge. 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel - £5 per person. Please make arrangements for towels with the owner as payment will be made directly to them
  • Private enclosed garden
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops 5 miles

Pack up your flip flops, bucket and spade and a tasty picnic, and travel 6 miles to Gruinard Bay for a day on the beach. Dip your toes in the ocean or brave the cold and go for a swim at one of three beaches which line the shore with their pink sands and spectacular views. Enjoy a sunbathe and admire the surrounding scenery including the Coigach Hills, An Teallach and the northern Highlands.

For a calming day surrounded by beautiful botanics and floral fancies, travel 15 miles to the National Trust Scotland's Inverewe Gardens. Discover the family story behind these glorious gardens, keep your eyes peeled for an abundance of wildlife including red squirrels and deer, otters, seals and golden eagles, and roam the lush greenery which lines this remote stretch of the coastline.

Sporty guests make sure you pack your clubs and head 22 miles to the golf club at Gairloch. Whether you fancy a competitive game or gentle afternoon on the green, you can get your fix at this stunning nine-hole course which offers views across sand, sea and rolling hills. Finish up and head to the clubhouse for a bite to eat and a glass of something cold.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Colin 28th September 2019

Very comfortable, cosy house in a fabulous location near beaches and incredible hill walking. Well equipped for walking and other outdoor pursuits. We had great weather but I imagine the drying room could be very useful.

Reviewed by Mr Wagner August 2019

Superb location, well equipped house. Best equipped kitchen in any house we have stopped at in holidaying in Scotland for more than 20 years. Everything was as advertised. Excellent communication with Cottages and Castles. Hope to use both again in the future.

Reviewed by Mrs Greaves May 2019

Mungasdale House offers everything you need for a family holiday. The house is warm, fully equipped and clean. The location is excellent being within easy walking distance of a quiet beach. The garden is well fenced, we really appreciated the generous supply of logs and the Aga gave a homely feel to the kitchen. We would return without doubt.

Reviewed by Mrs Pirie May 2019

This house welcomes you with open arms.....we met Jane on arrival so it was a double welcome, as she invited us to see her beautiful garden....a rare experience. We particularly loved the sitting room and an unlimited supply of logs was so much appreciated. The bedrooms upstairs were characterful and comfortable. As we had invited friends to be witRead moreh us, we took the downstairs bedroom, which was much smaller but was OK. Nothing disappointed.....the house, the area, even the weather, which was v cold but sunny. We could enjoy the mountains covered in snow. Lots of ideas of where to go are in the visitors book. We came home refreshed and invigorated and would love to visit Mungasdale again has so much to offer. One minor comment....we only had one day when we could sit outside and a few cheap folding chairs would be welcome....maybe we missed them somewhere.....but we could see only one rickety bench. Also perhaps you need to remind visitors to bring basics like loo paper.....we didn't and there was a rush to the shop the next day. Perhaps it might be a good idea to say how good the shop at Laide is for everyday shopping. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Robson May 2019

We had a fantastic stay at Mungasdale. It comfortably held ten of us plus 2 dogs and the Aga combined with oven and hob provided good cooking facilities. The boot room was brilliant for the dogs and for drying. It was very comfortable, and it was great being able to stroll down to the beach. One improvement would be the provision of more outdoor fuRead morerniture. We were so lucky with the weather, it would have been great to sit outside more to enjoy the setting. We had a good meal in the Dundonnell Hotel and can highly recommend the Seafood Shack in Ullapool. Fantastic walks nearby, whether along the beach or up some of the most remote Munros. Thanks very much for a brilliant stay! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Lal April 2019

Such a beautiful part of Scotland with hardly any cars/people around. Nature at its best. We had the stags coming up to the gate - such a majestic site. A suggestion would be to provide outdoor chairs for BBQ or generally to enjoy the peacefulness of the area.

Reviewed by Mrs Van Delft May 2018

We were thoroughly impressed with the house as we arrived. It was clean, tidy and had everything we could possibly need for our stay. We had not been aware the house offered Wifi, and when we noticed we had no mobile reception we thought we were going to be truly cut off the world. Then one of us found the Wifi info amongst the stack of local inforRead moremation! It would be good if the Wifi folder was kept close to the guestbook and general welcome info instead of among the stack of local attractions. Also, the password has a small mistake in it. The surroundings were absolutely stunning. The views from the cottage itself, the many deer that roamed around in the evening hours, there were many nature trails and viewpoints to visit within a short driving distance. Ullapool was not far and from there we did a walk to the Rhue lighthouse which I recommend. It's not too strenuous and the views were breathtaking! The two other (minor) things that stopped me from giving a 5 star review were these: the wood for the fire place was not very good. There was kindling, and there were massive logs, but nothing in between to build the fire good and hot with. Maybe it's my lack of pyrotechnical skills, but I gave up after a while. The big chunks were massive and damp so they simply weren't catching. The other thing was that we would have liked to use the AGA, but found no directions for its use anywhere. We managed just fine with the mini hob, but it would have been fun to use the AGA. We felt very much at home in the cottage; it was nicely furnished, cozy and wonderfully clean. If I'm ever going to be staying up north again in that area, I would definitely return to Mungasdale House if possible. Hide

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