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Reiff Beach Cottage

Ullapool, The Highlands
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Four-bedroom cottage enjoying a secluded waterside location
  • Fabulous views in every direction
  • Light the fire-pit and star gaze to the sounds of the waves on the beach
  • Spot whales, porpoises and dolphins in the coastal waters
  • Spend lazy days rock pooling on the beach
  • Order prawns, crab and lobster seasonally from the local fishermen
Property code: CA278

A fabulous one-level coastal retreat on the unspoilt Coigach peninsula ideal for families seeking a relaxing holiday walking, fishing and wildlife-spotting.

A true escape to nature, this charming coastal cottage is a must-visit location for those looking for a break from city life. In a hidden gem of the North West Highlands, this home is surrounded by water on three sides and boasts remarkable far-reaching views over the Summer Isles and towards the dramatic Torridon Mountains. Sleeping eight guests across four bedrooms, the home is perfectly set out for families with young kids, offering them the chance to explore local wildlife completely carefree.

This coastal home maintains a seaside style throughout, from its whitewashed exterior walls to the bright white floorboards welcoming you into the lounge. The home has a distinct homely feel, combining various patterned fabrics, cosy fur throws and bright colour schemes, such as the vibrant teal bathroom. Any empty stretches of wall have been adorned with fascinating art works, adding to the kooky feel of the home.

All on one level, this bungalow property puts everything you need at your fingertips. Enter first into the spacious lounge, which offers privacy from the kitchen and dining room through a partition wall. Comfy armchairs face towards a large viewing window with wonderful vistas, a perfect spot for watching for local wildlife. Relax in front of the TV/DVD with the charming pen fire flickering away before you. Fill the living space with music by plugging into the iPod dock and head to the kitchen, which is well-equipped to help you feed the family. Seasonally, prawn, crab and lobster can be ordered from local fishermen, meaning you can prepare wonderfully fresh seafood dishes from the comfort of your home. Sit down at the dining table to enjoy this local produce or wake up with a fresh coffee at the casual breakfast table. All four of the property’s bedrooms are on the ground floor, made up of two double and two twin rooms. Each of these bedrooms boasts an individual colour scheme and large widows offer loch and garden views that will be a treat to wake up to each morning.

Head to the rear of the property to enjoy the private enclosed garden with an outdoor play area for young kids. If the weather is on your side then be sure to plan a family BBQ for an evening on your stay, with garden furniture providing a place to dine alfresco and a fire-pit style BBQ for cooking up a feast. To the front of the property is parking space for three cars. The property has an extra garden cottage which is occasionally inhabited by the property’s owner.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 2 double, 2 twin bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with separate shower, washbasin and WC, 1 shower room with washbasin and WC
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV with DVD, radio, iPod dock
  • Hair dryer
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Local store 6 miles
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Regret no dogs
  • Please note the property has a garden cottage which is used by the owners from time to time
  • By special request, guests are asked to bring environmental products if possible. Great care is taken of the marine environment and an attempt to restore the Reiff Loch is underway so your help would be appreciated

Kids will adore the various sandy beaches surrounding the property, including an almost secluded beach on the opposite side of Loch Reiff, just half a mile away. To this side of the home, the sandy shores of Reiff Bay are a mere 100 metres from your doorstep and boast rock pools crawling with crustaceans and other such wildlife. Artists will adore a trip to the beach for painting or photography, and the stunning landscapes are well worth being captured in paint or ink. Surrounding waters are also perfect for sea kayaking or the odd spot of fishing.

 

Those who want to explore the area by foot can enjoy a host of coastal routes with amazing scenery, including an unforgettable view of the Summer Isles on the Meall an Fheadain (3.5 miles). A popular local walking route is dramatic Cul Mor, an 808-metre peak that offers wonderful views of the surrounding Highlands and is accessible just 19 miles away.

 

Once you've enjoyed the wonderful scenery and surroundings, then be sure to head to Ullapool (25 miles) for a lovely evening out. This seaside village boasts plenty of restaurants and quality pubs with lots of local seafood on offer. The village also offers a museum for learning a little more about the area, a golf course and a leisure centre with indoor swimming pool.

 

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Prof Leadlay July 2019

This excellently presented and equipped and roomy property is in an enviable position in a satisfyingly remote hamlet in Coigach, miles from anywhere on a single track road. It delivered exactly what we wanted. Understandably pet-free. There are great walks in the area, abundant bird life, solitude and quiet. The place is exemplary for its emphasisRead more on sustainability and environmental sensitivity. We were there only a week but would have been very happy to have stayed longer. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Cole May 2019

The cottage is warm, comfortable, very well equipped and plenty of room for our family of six adults and two children. The location is beautiful with a beach metres from the large garden with the Atlantic on one side and a sea loch at the rear. Great views of the mountains of Skye and on the mainland. Greylag geese rearing their young along with riRead morenged plovers, oystercatchers, dunlins, sandpipers, Great Skuas, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Scoters and many more all spotted from the house. Our family were there particularly for the rock climbing and Reiff has quality sandstone sea cliffs with routes of all grades within walking distance. An ascent of The Old Man of Stoer was perhaps the highlight. Abundance of really good hillwalking readily accessible, beaches for the children. Local shops to keep stocked up with essentials, boat trips to the Summer Isles - never a dull moment for those wishing to get away from all of life's trappings! Hide

Reviewed by Mr Mckendrick December 2018

Fantastic house, excellently stocked/equipped, surrounded by stunning scenery.

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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.

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