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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
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Escape from modern life with this remote rural cottage
  • Watch the sun set in the valley from your patio
  • Explore the clear skies with the living room telescope
  • Children can explore through the bracken-filled land
  • Hike the trails through spectacular Beinn Eighe National Natural Reserve
  • Enjoy a glass-bottom boat trip or whale watching cruise
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.

A small boat with an outboard motor on Loch Fada is available and included in the rental of the cottage. However, it is a 4-mile, somewhat arduous walk to Loch Fada which should be taken into account if wishing to make use of this facility.

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.

  • 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, Wi-Fi
  • Electric heating, heating and electricity included
  • Wood burner with fuel provided
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgates available on request
  • Enclosed garden
  • Boat provided – moored 4.5-mile walk away
  • Private driveway parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Wi-Fi is provided via satellite. There is ample Wi-Fi for you to browse the internet and work with email, but we would ask that you do not download large files or films/TV programmes as this will use up the monthly allocation too quickly. Please plan ahead and bring downloaded media with you.
  • Private water supply
  • Please note mobile signal in this area is poor
  • A small boat with outboard motor on Loch Fada is available and included in the rental of the cottage. However, it is a 4.5 mile, fairly arduous walk to Loch Fada which should be taken into account if wishing to make use of this facility

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.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 6th October 2019

We have had a wonderfully relaxing and peaceful two weeks in a perfect cottage, its warm & cosy. Well equipped everything you need. Lots of lovely walks right from the door. Lots of wildlife to see, red deer grazing, & the golden eagle seen most days. The pub in Kinlochewe is a good place for an evening meal and a beer.

Reviewed by Miss Adams May 2019

I had a lovely week in May staying at the Professor's cottage. The house is very well equiped and has everything you need. Comfy seating and bed, amazing shower, well equiped kitchen, nothing was lacking. The fitted insect blinds on the windows meant you could have the windows open without an open invite to insects. Lovely setting by the river, lotRead mores of deer around the cottage every evening and early morning. Stunning area, did some great hikes, A'Maighdean had the most wonderful views. Visited nearby Gairloch and Torridon, another of my favourite hikes being to Coire Mhic Fhearchair and Beinn Eighe. The Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre and Mountain trail well worth a visit too. Whist I had no problems or issues at all it was good to know Norman was at hand nearby if anything had arisen. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Boneder May 2019

The Cottage is in an amazing location. Lots of hikes at the doorstep. Complete tranquility and the river right in front. The interior is cosy and you can feel at home the minute you step across the threshold. We had a great meal at the Old Inn in Gairloch. Excellent food! There is an amazing butcher in Gairloch who also sells fresh veg and fruit. TRead morehe beach - also in Gairloch - was lovely. We went on several mountain hikes and my teenage children loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Mitchell April 2019

Professors cottage is a special place to stay. We felt that the glen was ours and the dogs loved the outdoors. Everything we needed was provided including the boat which we found after a fairly tough walk. A shame we didn't figure out how to put fuel in but enjoyed our lunch there. The 3 mile drive over rough track was fine and allowed time to enjoRead morey the views. Norman was very welcoming. We saw deer on the hills each evening. The dogs found plenty of deer bones to chew on. The house was very comfortable for the 6 of us and 2 dogs. Peace and quiet! No traffic. Few walkers. We visited Inverness and Culloden battlefield. Just an hour away. The golf club house at Gairloch allowed dogs, after a good walk on the beach. The drive to Applecross via Sheildag was stunning. Then over the pass to LochCarron. Beautiful. Highly recommend this house and the area. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Hardiman September 2018

The house was amazing. The location truly stunning. We could have stayed there so much longer, and we will definitely be back. Thank you.

Reviewed by Mr Garratt August 2018

If you would like a place to get away, then this is the place for you. If you want flashing lights, bumper cars, video arcades and full-on action, then you had better book some place else. We were blessed with quite reasonable weather: it rained a bit every day but was never a full-on downpour. With that we were able to explore the glens around, riRead moreght up into the peaks and lochs. We played many hours in the stream in front of the house. We had many distant views of the red deer and a few close encounters too. We did drive to 'nearby' towns such as Gairloch, but could easily have spent the whole week making our own entertainment right on our doorstep. The inside is really well arranged and furnished for a family. This was the first time that we had stayed in a house with a stag's head in the front room. Everything just worked for us. Things for guests to watch out for: 3 miles on a dirt track seems a long way the first time you drive it; Early closing is on Saturday. Ideas for C&C to think about for the future: a bit more information about the local landscape would be interesting to include in the file of instructions. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Callaghan July 2018

Lovely house in an extraordinary location, this cottage was one of those places that you immediately wish was your own. Beautifully renovated, the owners have clearly thought about how to make guests feel at home, from the quality of kitchen crockery to the ensuite shower head, which is possibly the best I've ever experienced. And above all the creRead moreature comforts is the view - shadows on the hills, sun on the mountain, ripples in the stream, rainbows in the waterfall. We only had three nights here but we had barely got out of the car before the family demanded to know why we weren't staying a full week. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Schmidt July 2018

Beautiful house including everything you Need, in a high standard Awsome Landscape, the house is in the middel of nature Calm and lonely perfect for naturelovers perfect for Dogs perfect for hiking

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