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Professor's Cottage - Highlands

Heights of Kinlochewe, The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Escape to this beautiful remote rural cottage with fantastic river and countryside views
  • Watch the sun set in the valley from your patio or explore the clear skies with the living room telescope
  • Wildlife, walks, mountain biking, kayaking and wild swimming all from the doorstep
Property code: CA275

For a real holiday hideaway, this remote three-bedroom cottage as seen in the blockbuster movie ‘Stardust'', is perfect for families seeking an isolated escape into the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

Used as part of the set for the blockbuster film 'Stardust', this cottage is set near Kinlochewe and has been beautifully renovated to a modern standard. Located 3 miles down a rough track, this home is undoubtedly a remote escape for all the family to enjoy. Children will love the vast bracken-filled land to run around and play in, and adults will enjoy the peaceful surroundings and ample opportunities to spot wildlife, such as the stags that reside on the grounds of the estate.

 

The cottage has beautiful large windows in the living room and guests can enjoy stargazing with the telescope that's provided. Evenings are exceptionally cosy and magical when the wood burner is lit, and the sky is clear and studded with stars. The stylish fitted kitchen is a delight to cook in, with plenty of space to prepare delicious meals for everyone, and a lovely wooden dining table to serve on. Each of the rooms to the front of the property boast lovely views of the river. The master bedroom is downstairs and has been beautifully furnished. It has patio doors that lead outside, where you are bound to spend most of the warm summer evenings with a glass of wine in hand watching the sun go down in the valley. Upstairs, there are two snug and homely twin bedrooms, where you can catch 40 winks beneath the eaves.

 

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 cloakroom with WC
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, internal drying room
  • TV, DVD player
  • Electric heating, heating and electricity included
  • Wood burner with fuel provided
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgates available on request
  • Garden
  • Private driveway parking
  • 1 dog welcome ( will accept up to 3 dogs on request)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private water supply
  • Please note mobile signal in this area is poor
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. 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

Kinlochewe is an excellent location for going on guided walks and mountain trails, perfect for adventurous types. This holiday home is also ideally situated for exploring the West Coast area of Gairloch. Being just a short drive away, guests can enjoy glass-bottom boat trips and whale watching cruises. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs nearby for a bite to eat after a busy day out.

Keen adventurers will thrive on the opportunity to take on Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. With a bunch of mountain peaks, ancient pinewoods, undercover crossbills and soaring golden eagles, it's no wonder that Beinn Eighe was chosen as Britain's first National Nature Reserve. Take advantage of the trail network here that offers something for all abilities, whatever the weather (5 miles away).

Gairloch is found on the shore of Loch Gairloch amongst the incredible landscape of Wester Ross, and it offers an abundance of scenery and activities for visitors. There are several excellent sandy beaches in the area, such as the Big Sand and Redpoint, which provide lovely views to Raasay, Skye and the Western Isles, and unforgettable sunsets across the Minch (22 miles away).

Situated in one of the least spoilt natural environments in the UK, Ullapool is another nearby town that offers a wealth of things to see and do. There is a variety of walks in the area including mountains, rocky coasts and lengthy inland footpaths with some of the most beautiful summits in the north-west Highlands too.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 8th May 2022

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Reviewed by Meike 10th April 2022

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I have never stayed in such a remote place and yet such a clean and cosy and modern cottage. It was extraordinary. We were greeted by the deers which grazed in the backyard and came to visit us nearly every day. We explored the coastal villages and went to the lovely beach in Gairloch. We had a wonderful time!

Reviewed by Carolyn 27th March 2022

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This is an outstanding cottage in a fantastic location ,equipped to a very high standard. Remote and we had no phone reception which could be a problem if there was an emergency. But was a lovely escape for relaxing, walking or exploring. The deer,particularly Betty , who we feed from our hands , was the icing on the cake! Hope to be lucky enough tRead moreo return one day!! Hide

Reviewed by George 20th March 2022

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Awesome location. Leave you phone at home, this cottage is in a different world

Reviewed by Glenn Ellie 13th March 2022

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Great cottage, its best feature is the setting unsurpassed for peace and quiet. The rough track is at the edge of reasonability in a low slung Golf with low profile tyres. We would bring a different car next time. Lots of walks from the door, and ideal for our dog. Perfect to get away from the world and the crowds (internet fluctuates, mobile phoneRead more needs wifi calling enabled). Possibly most restful break to date. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 5th February 2022

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The cottage is extremely well equipped, warm, with plenty of hot water, providing everything you should need. The quality of linen etc is lovely, the showers great, the kitchen very well equipped and the provision of a drying room was a very welcome addition following our wet snowy walks. This is the ideal place for a secluded, relaxing break surroRead moreunded by outstanding views and beautiful scenery. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 23rd January 2022

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This holiday was made all the better for the quality of the accommodation & its sublime location . I highly recommend it for families or the loan traveller such as myself . Peace or action , all is here . I shall return .

Reviewed by John 8th January 2022

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This cottage is absolutely tremendous, it was everything it showed on the website and more, the equipment was the best there could be, the location is fantastic if you want a get away from it all break, was great there was no telephone communication at the property, nobody to neither, although just down the track, there was reception, the track dowRead moren to it is a bit bumpy, but with care any car could negotiate it, the deer were fantastic, came straight up to the property and fed from your hand. Hide

Reviewed by Stewart 31st October 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 10th October 2021

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The cottage is in a fabulous location - spectacular scenery and very secluded. However, not far from amenities in Kinlochewe. We had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the many nearby walks.

Reviewed by Edward 3rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Tracey 19th September 2021

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Reviewed by Peter 5th September 2021

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Reviewed by Keith 22nd August 2021

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The Professor's cottage is beautifully situated and ideal for those seeking quiet seclusion. It is spacious and equipped to a high standard. There are good-sized, quality cooking utensils provided and the cottage has everything that might be needed. We enjoyed our week here and really didn't want to leave. In terms of its situation, the Professor'sRead more cottage sets a very high bar, that others will struggle to beat. Hide

Reviewed by Harry 13th June 2021

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This is a lovely Cottage set in a lovely Glen, with freedom for everyone for miles, it was three miles from the secure gate which is an easy drive on an unmade road, with no other houses in that three miles, ours was the only car all week apart from the Gamekeeper, the children and dogs will love it, plenty of freedom, I only walked a mile further Read morealong the Glen, freedom, you may see a few hikers, but that it. Suggestion take Midges repellent and cream. Enjoy, we did and relax. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 30th May 2021

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Stunning location, comfortable. Access somewhat restricted to non SUV, road very rocky in places, likely to damage underside of standard vehicles.

Reviewed by Fiona 23rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Geoffrey 9th May 2021

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If you want complete quietness and privacy this is the place to stay the red deer a few meters from the front window was a real bonus thank you for a great place fantastic.

Reviewed by Caroline 18th October 2020

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The most wonderful location, cosy, clean and everything you may need. Lots of fabulous walks and wildlife on the door step.

Reviewed by Penny 6th September 2020

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A great cottage in a stunning location. Modern & well equipped with almost everything you could think off. Literally felt like we had the entire valley to ourselves. If you want a break where you can relax in total comfort, but literally not see a soul for a week other than those youve travelled with, this is the place for you. Great walks from youRead morer door, deer coming down to the salt lick outside the house every night - beautiful. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 30th August 2020

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The cottage is in a beautiful location, with easy access to lots of great walks. Very relaxing holiday in a comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Richard 16th August 2020

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Great house and place lots of deer to see close up in garden. Eagles spotted on clear nights the stars are unbelievable. Great walks and river outside. The rough track has got lots of bad potholes which were annoying but because of the great time we had I would go back.

Reviewed by Leanda 9th August 2020

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Yes. Beautiful location, lovely walks, comfortable cottage especially downstairs. Amazing views from the windows. Saw loads of wildlife which was wonderful. Above comments are meant as helpful recommendations rather than criticisms. Lovely for a family or group of friends as it was easy to get together in the sitting room/kitchen. Good value for moRead moreney overall. Hide

Reviewed by Rob 19th July 2020

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What can we say cottage was the best we have ever stayed in. Well put together and maintained. Clean with the best views every, red deer sleeping within 10 meters, great mountain biking, kayaking, walking, wild swimming all a step out of the door

Reviewed by Iris 12th July 2020

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We had a wonderful holiday in that lovely cottage. The location is great with a stunning scenery around. The deers grazed in front of our cottage nearly every evening, and we also saw golden eagles. The drying room is very useful, and the kitchen is very well equipped. Lovely walks straight from the cottage. We hope to be able to come back.

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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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