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2 Letters
(43 reviews)
From £540 per week
Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms
1 double, 2 twins

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Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£730£220
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£660£200
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£730£220
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£600£180
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£540£165
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£815£245
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£820£250
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£560£170
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£630£190
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£680£205
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£680£205
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£750£225
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£750£225
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Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£680£205
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£750£225
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£630£190
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£560£170
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£840£255
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£840£255


Sleeping up to six guests in three bedrooms, 2 Letters is situated right on a secluded stretch of the shores of Loch Broom with uninterrupted and panoramic views in all directions. You literally cannot get closer to the water’s edge! The piece de resistance is the large sun room at the front of the house with 180 degree views, where one can spend many hours relaxing whatever the weather. Wildlife is abundant with resident otters, seals and herons, as well as porpoises in warmer weather and it is possible to fish or canoe off the beach in front of the house. Walk up the hill behind the property for views out to Ullapool, the Summer Isles and the mountains beyond.

The spacious holiday cottage provides comfortable and well equipped accommodation, with views across Loch Broom to Beinn Dearg and beyond. There is an open fire in the large sitting room, creating a wonderful warm atmosphere on colder evenings, and there is garden furniture which can be enjoyed in the warmer weather. There are two bathrooms, one with a bath and the other a shower; both have a WC.

The house enjoys the best of both worlds in a really peaceful location, yet with Ullapool only a short 15 minute drive away with its shops, swimming pool/leisure centre, restaurants and cafes. There is a large amount of land around the house including woods for den making and it is the perfect place for dog owners. It is a great base for families or couples to explore this area of Northern Scotland, with its white sandy beaches, Munros and hill walks, boating activities and fishing. There are many craft shops and artists/pottery galleries locally, as well as weekly music sessions and, in the summer months, the local Ullapool Pipes and Drums display. Ullapool is also home to several superb festivals (Book Festival, Loopallu and Guitar Festival) and 2 Letters would be an excellent place to enjoy all the activities the festivals have on offer while staying in high quality accommodation. Trout and salmon fishing can be arranged on the owner’s stretch of the River Broom.



Ground floor:

Lounge (open fire) with large sun room, kitchen/dining area, utility room, double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms, bathroom (bath, WHB, WC), shower room with WC & WHB. (Please note that the owners, although not in residence, retain several rooms which are locked.)


  • Restaurants/shops/cafes/supermarket Ullapool 7 miles
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Electric cooker
  • Electric storage heating and panel heaters. Electcity by meter reading paid for on departure
  • Enclosed garden
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden furniture
  • Linen & towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Open fire - starter pack for fuel
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Pay phone
  • Radio/CD player
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • Wi-fi
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (43 reviews)
    2 Letters reviews
    From the first view of the lochside to the day we left, loch broom changes daily, the view is never the same twice, when the midgies get too much the sun room is amazing to sit and watch the porpoises in the loch. If you're lucky you will even get to watch the otters as they swim hunting for food. The owners were lovely and even rang to make sure we knew where everything was. The cottage is just what you need for that family break away. We did drive over 1500 miles when we visited as it's a good hour to most tourist places but the views are worth it. From the shellfish safari in badachro where we caught lobsters, starfish and octopus to watching the dolphins hunting off chanontry point. We had an amazing holiday.
    Mrs Bell - August 2019
    We loved 2 letters, the view from the conservatory over the loch was so great we never had the TV on! We saw a porpoise and a seal from the window regularly and towards the top of the loch my husband saw an otter. We even had the blow out canoe on the loch a couple of times though it was a bit windy. The house had everything we needed but a bit disappointed that the bedroom with a view was a twin instead of a double.
    Mrs Maughan - August 2019
    2 Letters is a lovely house in an idyllic setting with stunning scenery whatever the weather. The cottage is cosy, well laid and very well equipped. There is a lot of things to do all around from Loch Assynt to Loch Maree and Ullapool is nearby, 20 minutes drive. I will be pleased to come back again.
    Mrs Lafourcade - August 2019
    We've stayed in some lovely holiday properties over the years in the Scottish Highlands and Islands also Ireland, which we've said that we must book again but since discovering 2 Letters, we never have because 2 Letters has that special "something" that draws us back time and time again. To get to the property you have to negotiate the very steep driveway but once you are down and step out of the car just take a moment to admire the view. Whether the mountains across Loch Broom are bathed in sunshine or low cloud, it's truly stunning. The property itself is big inside, with the exception of the double bedroom, which is quite snug. There is a huge kitchen/diner that this year has lovely new units and cupboards. The oven, hob and extractor above the hob are new also and much more efficient. Lots of power-points have been added so that numerous iPhones and iPads can be charged up all at once. It has all the equipment you could possibly need to whip up a meal. The utility room is good and has a washer/dryer and large fridge to house any over-spill of goodies if there isn't enough space in the large fridge-freezer in the kitchen. The beds are very comfortable and the actual bedding, which is white cotton, is always crisp and clean. One bathroom is large with a bath and the other is smaller with an electric shower. The living room is large and comfortable and has an open fire which we just love to get going. There is also a big collection of books, CD's and board games to keep most folk entertained if the weather isn't so good. The absolute crown glory of the property has to be the large sunroom with its 180degree view of Loch Broom. It is a great space to while away the hours and watch the world go by. This year we finally spotted the otter! New on the scene this time, there was a bird of prey flying about plus Goosanders and Oyster-catchers down on the shoreline. The ever present seals kept popping their heads out of the water in front of the property to see who was there now but no porpoises, maybe a bit too early for them. If you are into hillwalking there are so many great places too numerous to mention and stunning beaches, which our dog just loves. Gruinard Bay is her favourite and we tend to take a picnic with us when the weather is good. Good places to eat out are The Arch in Ullapool and the Kylesku Hotel at Lairg. We tried the Seaforth in Ullapool which was really good one time and not so good another. Ullapool has a Tesco Store which, although small, is fairly good for stocking up on goodies. One thing you should buy is the Ullapool News, 50p, from Tesco, it is a mine of information for up-coming events etc. We are fortunate to have the phone number of a local fisherman and always call him before we go to ask if he can supply us with lobsters and langoustines if they are in season and he's never let us down. From sea to plate in under a couple of hours, you can't get much fresher than that, absolutely delicious. Almost forgot, there is new garden furniture at the property and a fire-pit if you fancy a BBQ. All in all 2 Letters is a great place to be, we love it and are looking forward to going back later in the year. We gave it 5 Star but it really is 5 Star Plus. Well, we think so.
    Ms Paton - May 2019
    This property excels over all others we have stayed in, because of it's idyllic setting right beside the shores of Loch Broom. It is totally private and the views change all the time due to the loch being tidal, and it looks across to a group of Munros on the opposite shore. The house is spacious and benefits from a lovely, well equipped kitchen. Although it offers perfect peace and quiet, Ullapool and it's shops cab be reached in around 20 minutes by car and the property is ideally situated to explore the many scenic areas that abound in this area. If you are into climbing hills, which we are, then you are spoilt for choice. We have already booked again for next year, again the first time we have ever returned to a property which says it all really.
    Mrs Hardy - May 2019
    Our stay at 2 Letters was one of the nicest breaks we have had, and this was largely down to the wonderful house and stunning scenery. The house was very clean on arrival, and it felt very home-like. The kitchen had everything we needed and then some, and the sitting room was very comfy. It was so nice to have the fire burning in the evenings, and it made the place feel very cosy. Then there is the sunroom - the truly magical sunroom. I imagined it as a nice room to sit and read a book, however, I couldn't take my eyes off the stunning scenery long enough to open a book. It is a place one could very easily spend hours at a time sitting and staring out at the loch and mountains beyond and enjoy every minute of it, no matter the time of year. We visited over the new year period and were able to spot two otters and a few seals. Ullapool is very close and we were able to get everything we needed there. This is one of those rare holiday cottages where everything is far better than it appears in photos. The worst part of the holiday was having to leave, and I am so looking forward to returning! There is something really quite special about this place...
    Owners Response: "Thank you so much for your review. I have put new photos on the website of the sunroom and I hope you feel they do it justice. As you say, it is a magical space and you can spend hours there, whatever the weather, looking out at the loch and the views beyond to the mountains."
    Mrs Reese - December 2018
    What a beautiful place to loose yourself. The house is located near to the loch end and has stunning, dramatic views all around. The cottage itself would benefit from a new kitchen and shower/heating system but it takes nothing away from the house itself. We are already planning to book again for next year, are only regret is that we didn't book for 2 weeks. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous - Thank you!
    Owners Response: "We have just put in a new kitchen and utility room over the winter, as you will see in the new photos on the website. Please do come back and enjoy it!"
    Mrs Harrison - October 2018
    This is the most wonderful setting for a property in Scotland we have ever stayed in. The view from the sunroom was worth the journey and made me welcome rainy days that allowed us to sit and watch the loch go by. Porpoise towards the middle, seals playing the tide and an otter popped out to have a catfish snack while we had a driftwood fire on the beach outside the house. Unbelievable! The house was comfortable and well equipped. The kitchen needs a little updating but frankly with the decent fridge freezer and the washer dryer (slow but effective) provided and that view from the sun room, a camping stove in a corner would have been acceptable! The beds were comfy and warm, and the bathroom and shower room well appointed. Ullapool has a small but decent Tesco and lovely seafood cafes (The Seafood Shack is award winning) and a brilliant ice cream shop. The Ceilidh Café was excellent. Sandy beaches are a fair drive but worth it - every turn brings another spectacular view and the waters are the most incredible clear blues, greens and turquoise. Take midge repellent and tick twizzlers (we were there in August). Our dog already has tick treatment in his parasite protection meds and we were glad. We will be going back, as soon as holidays and exams allow and next time I hope to take a small boat of some kind. In the winter I would recommend care on the drive down to the house from the (very quiet) road - a steep sharp corner. I would love to be there in winter! Or spring, autumn or any other season for that mater! Stock up on bread, milk, tea & coffee etc in the Tesco in Inverness on your way, then do grocery shop up in Ullapool the next day. You can get click-and-collect there for speed and variety but only at certain times of day. I wish we had not bothered with the click-and-collect and just kept life a little more simple. You will need a cool bag to get frozen stuff back to the house. Stay at this house and just relax. You know you want to. PS good wifi - and there one missing piece from the Harry Potter jigsaw.
    Owners Response: "Many thanks for your very kind review and I’m so glad you had a good stay. We are incredibly lucky with the location of the house and you are right, the views are wonderful in any weather. I thought you would want to know we are completely updating the kitchen over the winter, replacing all the units and work surface, with new sink, cooker, extractor and tiling. Hope you will come back to enjoy it!"
    Mrs Waters - July 2018
    Letters is a lovely house in a spectacular location. Right on the edge of Loch Broom, easy access for boats & canoes. The cottage has everything you may need and has been recently decorated. From the beautiful sun room which has a 180 degree views you can see seals, porpoises, otter, great skua, kittiwake, Siskins and we even watched 2 peregrine falcons on the shore just up from the house, amazing. Lovely beaches all around, plenty of great restaurants in Ullapool and further afield. Boat trips from Ullapool on shearwater cruises where we saw 2 sea eagles and the dolphins put on a fantastic show.
    Mrs Ritchie - July 2018
    2 Letters is in the most fantastic location - off a single track road, down a slope and right at the side of the loch, and is very peaceful and private, with lots of wildlife coming and going. It is also very handy for the lovely town of Ullapool with its supermarket, cafes, restaurants, bookshops, craft shops etc. And of course it is surrounded by some of Scotland's most stunning scenery! The house is great - although not state of the art, it is clean and comfortable and well equipped. The jewel in the crown is the large sunroom which commands splendid views over the loch and to the mountains beyond. We had amazing weather every single day which made our week extra special, however I wouldn't hesitate to book 2 Letters at any time of year without worrying too much about what the weather might be like - even on very wet days you could enjoy the comfort, the views and the changing light from the sunroom. We would love to go back one day, in fact I wish I was there right now!!
    Ms Mowat - June 2018
    We have just returned from another wonderful week at 2 Letters! The cottage is very comfortable and it is superbly located on the edge of Loch Broom. The view from the sunroom is breath-taking (whatever the weather!). We particularly enjoyed watching the wildlife throughout the week. We saw an otter, porpoises and even a barn owl landed on the boathouse roof! Watching a wagtail pursue and catch a dragon fly in mid air was also particularly impressive! This is our third visit to 2 Letters and we have already booked for next year!
    Mrs Wardell - June 2018
    If you want a beautiful and tranquil setting this is the cottage for you. Abundance of birds & wildlife all viewed from the sun room, you could spend all your time in there. That said it is well positioned for local attractions & number of excellent walks. Would definitely return.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your lovely review and it makes us really happy when tenants have a great stay. I have replaced the outdoor furniture with new all weather table and comfortable chairs (see previous tenant review), and you will be able to enjoy the views sitting outside if the weather allows. Do come back and enjoy it!"
    Mrs Gordon - May 2018
    The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable , particularly the kitchen, lounge and sun room. Bedrooms are small but comfy and adequate. The house is also clean on arrival including the oven - not always the case in self catering cottages! We had a little good weather and missed the outdoor furniture.....had this been available I would have graded it 5. The feature that makes us return is the sun room with fabulous Loch views.
    Owners Response: "We were delighted to welcome you back to Letters and thank you for your review. Frustratingly the garden furniture was stowed safely away in the boathouse for the winter, and as we had not had good weather up until your visit, we had not yet got it out. I am looking into purchasing some new garden furniture which can be left outside in all weathers or stored easily in the house, so do come back and enjoy it next time!"
    Ms Winrow - April 2018
    Great location,fantastic views.gairloch and poolewe worth a visit, approximately 40/50 mile journey(take a packed lunch!) On the downside,the property itself needs an upgrade.maybe a name plate on the gate would help locate the property. Great wildlife viewed from the shore,otters,porpoise.would recommend and plan to revisit.
    Owners Response: "So glad you had a good stay and for your suggestion of a name plate. We now have a beautiful sign at the top of our drive made from wood of one of the trees that fell down a few years ago!"
    Mrs Rowan - October 2017
    Letters is a fantastic place to stay, from the 180 degree window you can see so much wildlife - seals, golden eagles, sea eagles, to the ever changing views of Beinn Dearg. The house is very clean & comfortable and has everything you may need. We have enjoyed canoeing and sailing in our small boat from the front garden! Lots of places to visit nearby - lovely lunch at Aultbea Hotel, beautiful walks & beaches all around.
    Mr Ritchie - October 2017
    We have been holidaying in Scotland for the last 11 years sometimes twice a year, always self catering in the most attractive locations, of which of course, there are many. 2 Letters is one of those places that for the first time we wish to revisit many times. Superb location for wildlife on your doorstep, we watched from the lounge seals, otters, porpoise and the occasional hedgehog. So nice to have a tidal Loch. Excellent location for ease of travel to other points of interest. House was very comfortable and clean with the best nights sleep we have had at a rental. Can’t wait to be in front of the fire again!
    Mr Cockburn - October 2017
    Amazing setting with the sunroom/conservatory saving the cottage. We never sat anywhere else, eating food on our knee so a small dining table in there would be ideal. Cottage however is dated and needs maintainance, and needs decluttering in the kitchen cupboards, which would help the cleaner as well. A bit more care and this could be one of the loveliest holiday homes going.
    Mrs Robinson - September 2017
    Spent a wonderful week in this spacious cottage (6 adults and a dog). It truly is all about location as the views are stunning and the night sky a real treat. Watching the wildlife from the sun room was a highlight, porpoises, seals, herons, cormorants to name but a few, even had a hedgehog strolling around the garden. Cottage could do with a wee bit of DIY here and there but nothing serious. Internet is very good. Ullapool is very close, about a 15 minute drive with a good selection of shops and pubs. When we arrived it was very clean and tidy and we made sure we left it the same way. Wester Ross is a wonderful area and we are frequent visitors, we were thrilled to find such a perfect cottage. So many places I could suggest visiting but I would run out of space, it's the Scottish Highlands, there is a treat around every corner! Only one complaint, I don't own the cottage, if only I did.
    Mrs Mcnicol - September 2017
    We stayed here for 2 weeks in September 2017, and we haven't stopped talking about it yet. We have stayed in many cottages all over Scotland but this one wins the first prize. It is completely private and not overlooked at all. If the weather is good you can sit on the front lawn and look at the wild life in the loch. Or you can sit in the sun lounge with 180 degree view of the loch. We saw seals otters ducks porposes and thousands of fish which swim up the loch in vast shoals. We didn't want to spend too much time in the kitchen for fear of missing something. We enjoyed several BBQs on the beach and kept warm sitting around the camp fire something very special indeed. If you like wildlife and the countryside this has got to be on your bucket list it really is a social place
    Mr Bye - September 2017
    Accommodation very comfortable although kitchen and dining room could do with updating, albeit there was everything there that we needed. We ate our meals on our knees in the sunroom every night so that we could look out at the stunning view! Would definitely return.
    Mrs Heaton - July 2017
    We came to 2 letters on July 15th for a week 2 adults and 4 children we were really happy as soon as we saw it. The location is perfect views beautiful we saw a couple of porpoise at night and a few otters popped there heads out was disappointed they never came right out of the water. The sunroom is lovley to sit and chill out the children played out till after 10 at night with rocks and a wee stream at the side there's everything you need in the cottage had a lovley week and would definitely reccomend 2 letters
    Ms Russell - July 2017
    A beatiful cottage in a stunnng location, would definitely return. It's right on the loch with seals , porpoises and otters swimming by. Amazing week was sad to leave this part of the highlands . The cottage had all amenities to cater for your holiday including comfy beds and a lovely sun room to spend time watching the wildlife.
    Mrs Salmon - June 2017
    Letters was a terrific place to stay
    Mr Gillett - May 2017
    Fantastic week on side of Loch Broom. Very well equiped cottage and the lochside views from the sun room are brilliant. Great walks up Beinn Dearg and above Ullapool to Loch Achall, and the walk around Stac Pollaidh, further north is spectacular.
    Mr Lewis - April 2017
    Delightful cottage in a lovely setting. Outlook from sunroom quite superb. The cottage is well-equipped, comfortable and warm but we had a very wet week and could have done with somewhere to hang and dry our wet and muddy outdoor gear. Apart from that it was perfect.
    Mrs Thin - December 2016
    Such a beautiful location. Only 30 feet from the loch with some of the best views. Brilliant views of the otters and seals. The house is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Would recommend making use of the click and collect for Tesco in Ullapool as it is fairly small and pre-ordering ensures a better variety. Ullapool is a lovely fishing town with a fair selection of places to eat and drink.
    Mr Bradshaw - December 2016
    This was one of our best holidays. The location was ideal, the views were to die for. We watched the seals come in every day,we are sure we saw a dolphin a couple of times.
    Mrs Atkin - August 2016
    The cottage is beautiful , the location and wildlife 5 stars. We watched otters and seals from the sunroom , even had sunshine all week. We did not want to leave this enchanting cottage.
    Mrs Feeney - August 2016
    This area of Scotland has wonderful views from every turn in the road. The people are friendly and helpful. The sheep and lambs so cute to watch. The Lochs are beautiful even when it rains. Everywhere was clean, even roadsides. We loved the wildness and felt that we were the first people to see it all. We have been to Scotland many times, nearly always in a hired cottages, over the last twenty years we have stayed in different cottages sometimes in the same area and loved it all. We particularly like Tearooms and found Maggies on Little Loch Broom well worth a visit or three.!!
    Mr Drawbridge - June 2016
    This cottage was amazing maximising the view to the loch with a clever design of a beautiful conservatory. Sat watching porpoise and seals swim past us as we ate dinner in the the conservatory. Perfectly placed for going out and about to see other wonderful scenery. Well equipped kitchen. Wifi good. Comfortable beds. Lovely bath. A power shower would be a great addition. Shower was ok for my husband with mobility difficulties but to be really good would need a wet room. (I'm being very picky!) the cottage was adorable and I loved the view out of the kitchen window.
    Mrs Simpson - June 2016
    This is a fantastic cottage in a great location with stunning views. The cottage is equipped with everything you need and more with extremely pleasant owners. Couldn't ask for more.
    Miss Browne - April 2016
    Great location on the water's edge. Perfect for watching the wildlife go by. We saw seals, many different birds and after some patience were rewarded with otters frolicking on a few occasions. We found it hard to tear ourselves away from the views to explore. When we did venture further afield we found this was a great location for day trips. Some stunning drives including the coastal road to the summer isles. Also ideal to set out on foot and explore if you wish to leave the car behind. The cottage may not be the most luxurious accommodation but everything was clean / tidy and well maintained. The sunroom views are truly stunning which is why we booked this cottage, the kitchen was extremely well equipped and the lounge was cosy, with lots of books and music and the open fire a lovely feature in the evening. WIFI and SKY TV if you need the outside world. A perfect get away for a week or two.
    Miss Cake - April 2016
    On the edge of Loch Broom with the most wonderful views, this was the perfect holiday cottage for a peaceful and relaxing week. The cottage is comfortable, spacious and very well equipped. We loved having the option of a real fire and the sun room with 180 degree views across the loch is where we spent most of our time. We are regular visitors to The Ullapool area and this is now our favourite holiday let. The Ceilidh Place in Ullapool which is cosy, friendly and serves great food at all times of day with a lovely bookshop is definitely worth a visit or two. We had a fabulous holiday and didn't want to leave. We will definitely be booking again.
    Owners Response: "Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Please do come back to enjoy some of the changes and improvements made over the winter, including re-carpeting the bedrooms and new pillows and duvets on all beds."
    Mrs Hall - October 2015
    2 Letters is all about the location. Stunning sitting in the conservatory looking at the mountains & listening to your favourite music. Great to be able to take the dog along. The house itself is quite basic but has everything you need. Nice open fire too for the cool nights. Try Gruinard bay for the beach, Stac Pollaidh if you want to climb a mountain for the views.
    Owners Response: "As part of our annual improvements, we have just updated the furniture in the sunroom and re-covered the window seat cushions. We also have created an extensive library of music CDs which we hope guests will enjoy. Please do come back and listen to your favourite music looking at the spectacular views!"
    Mr Gibbons - June 2015
    This was the second of three weeks in Scotland, with the first being at Loch Lomond and the third on Skye. It was by far the best week of the three thanks to both the location and the property itself. 2 Letters is located about 8 miles from Ullapool and on the other side of Loch Broom. It is reached by a quite magical drive on a single track road with superb views of the loch before you go down your own private drive to the property. The listing is not joking when it says it's on the shores of the loch - the views are incredible. Imagine walking into a sun lounge and having virtually 180 degrees of it (not overlooked by anyone else either). And not just the loch, but beautiful hills opposite, with snow capped mountains set further back. The property, as others have stated, isn't as state of the art as some, but quite honestly this is largely forgotten when you see this view from the sun lounge. It really presses home not just "location location location" but also the fact you get what you pay for. Expensive for just the two of us sharing, but I should think between the six it could sleep would be a bargain. Electricity was extra and came to £52 for two of us keeping the property comfortable for a week. In terms of facilities, this has everything you need. There's broadband which is actually quite quick (tested as 5Mb/s - that's significantly quicker than the 0.3Mb/s we got on Skye!), mobile phone signal and a landline phone (not used, it appeared to be a coin operated one) so you won't feel cut off and with internet access makes planning trips easy. There's a TV with Sky freesat, mind you the TV is the smallest I have ever tried to watch and along with the very slow toaster is my only niggle. The shower works well and there are two bathrooms. The front room with the loch views is the twin room, with the room at the back having the double bed and the room at the side being another twin. What you gain with the loch views in the twin room you lose with it being noisy when windy (it howls around the front of the cottage) and the sound of the electricity cupboard next to it. None of this bothered me and I am a light sleeper, but may explain why the double bed is in the quieter back room. The kitchen is quite large with plenty of utensils and the property as a whole was very clean. There's a freezer and washing machine too. The caretaker lives very close so I would imagine she'd be on hand in case of any issues. The beds were very comfortable. I did wonder at first because the mattresses seemed thin but they worked really well for me. There's an open fire if you want to use it and some coal in a bucket. We didn't get around to trying this as we could not force ourselves out of the sun lounge and away from the views! Out the back you have a small patch of lawn then the loch shores. What can I say about this? I could have sat all day just watching the constantly changing views, from mirror-like to white horses. The visitor book has numerous wildlife sightings. We caught sight of a head in the water twice (still arguing over whether this was a seal or otter - distance is so hard to judge there). No eagles though, just various birds doing impressions of them such as the massive grey heron. The loch is tidal and it's quite good fun poking around the rocks when the tide is out. Sheep were constant visitors to the garden and we were lucky to be there in lamb season, quite honesty these were more fun than the otters we didn't see! In our week there were no problems with midges, which were there but not in significant numbers and we didn't suffer any bites at all. Ullapool is a short drive away (about 8 miles) and has everything you could need. For example a Tesco and a Post Office (and remember these days you can get Amazon orders sent to any Post Office for collection), a Boots and the usual gift shops. We didn't sample the pubs being teetotal but did visit the greasy spoon cafe in Ullapool and the breakfasts were good. I don't know whether there's something in the water supply but people in Ullapool are very friendly with random people saying hello in the street. The town itself is really nice too. Generally speaking the further north we went the nicer the people for some reason. Down in Loch Lomond some of the shop assistants were like moody or catatonic teenagers. What about the scenery? Well on the drive up from Loch Lomond we left the hills behind just north of Loch Ness and wondered if we'd made a mistake coming north, crying at the loss of places like Glen Coe. Then about 10 miles from Ullapool some massive mountains started to loom up. You get a sense of something magical by the time you reach 2 Letters. Take some time to explore though and be blown away... The road north through Ullapool - take this all the way up to Durness on the north coast. (A835, A837, A894, A838 - 2 hours each way) Wow!!!!! Valley after valley of jaw-droppingly incredible vistas, we haven't seen anything like this! We did this trip twice in the same week, it was that good. And at Durness you have a pretty cove with a sandy beach (reminded me of Cornish or Welsh beaches). The only annoying thing is we wish we'd done this last, since it made even Skye look bland. If you like driving or have a nippy car you'll appreciate this route as there's very few people around and you can have some nice touring fun. But add an extra hour for all the times you have to stop and look at the OMG views! The road south - take the A832 (stop off at the nearby Falls Of Mesach to see an amazing gorge!) and follow this in a huge circle back via Loch Maree for some of the best coastal views ever possible! We may have also see some eagles on this route too. Also worth a mention - check out the various websites including Nasa for the aurora forecast - you're north enough to have a good chance of seeing this if there's a solar storm. I *may* have seen it on one of the nights it was forecast though it was still a little light even at 1am (yes, the nights are quite bright up there, it takes a little getting used to!). Overall, we're both in agreement that 2 Letters will be part of our next holiday. The view just speaks for itself. The location is perfect for exploring. The scenery on the northern route above is the most incredible we have ever seen - better than Wales (Brecon Beacons or Snowdonia), Loch Lomond, Glen Coe or Skye! The fast internet and large-ish local Tesco make it a no-brainer.
    Owners Response: "Thank you so much for all your comments. Ullapool is a magical area with so much to do and see, and we feel we are very lucky to have a house in such a unique location on the loch shore. We have a new caretaker this season and it is good to see you feel she is doing a great job. You might be pleased to hear we have just put in a new and much larger flat screen television, so please do come back and watch it!"
    Mr Irving - May 2015
    Location, location, location.......although the house itself is fairly basic, the kitchen/ dining room and lounge are spacious and comfortable. However the highlight is the sunroom which allows you views to the North and South of Loch Broom making for compelling viewing, whatever the weather. This cottage is a must for any nature lover. We were also looking for the perfect place to 'switch off' and relax and the holiday home provided us with one of our most successful holidays. Thank you!
    Mrs Stirling - July 2013
    The house generally was quite rundown for example shower room door did not shut properly,the cushions in the sunroom were torn,the oven was dirty the window in the sunroom had masking tape to cover the gap,the kitchen window would not close,but the location and the views were fantastic and it was good for the wildlife .We are not just complaining we had a really nice holiday and we would consider returning again.
    Owners Response: "Many thanks for your comments. We're so glad that overall you had a good holiday at 2 Letters and that you would consider coming back. As you say, it is in a very special location and we love the views and wildlife that can be seen from the house. The Ullapool area has so much to do and it's a great place from which to explore the North West coast. Your feedback was very helpful and I wanted to let you know that we have acted immediately on your suggestions. I have talked to our caretaker about cleaning the oven and removing the torn cushion cover; the kitchen windows have been checked and seem to be working alright, and it may be that you didn't quite get the hang of how to open and close them; I have had the masking tape on the sunroom window removed, and we will be getting someone in to look at the window itself; finally, we have checked the shower doors, which seem to be alright, but which we will monitor and replace if necessary. We very much hope to welcome you back to Letters and see the changes we have made following your suggestions."
    Mr Sibley - July 2013
    Beautiful location, wonderful views despite the weather Cottage very well equipped & spacious. Only thing I would change is to put a double bed in the bedroom overlooking the loch.
    Owners Response: "So glad you enjoyed your short break at the cottage. Your suggestion to have a double bed in the front room is a good one, especially as the views out across the loch are so spectacular. We have considered it in the past, but feel that it would not give tenants sufficient flexibility in how they can use the various bedrooms. However, we will have another think when we are up in the Autumn checking on the house."
    Ms Graham - June 2013
    Having spent many holidays in Scotland expediting my quest to climb all the Monroes I feel I'm qualified to make a judgement on the merits of self catering properties. This property was a delight, the position on the Loch side is quite unique, you can sit in the sun room and watch seals, porpoises, otters and numerous birds. Every nuance of the weather can be seen in the changing colors on the waters and the beautiful Beinn Dearg. Very Central for Monroe climbing particularly the Fannaichs, Ullapool , Dundonnell and Fisherfield Hills. Fishing great off the front lawn!!. Accommodation very spacious and comfortable will visit again.
    Mr Richards - May 2012
    Fantastic location and perfect for watching wildlife. The cottage was well equipped but could do with updating. Very pet friendly and we all enjoyed being so close to the waters edge.
    Owners Response: "Delighted you enjoyed the location of the house. Being so close to the loch is one of the great things we love about it, together with the wonderful views across to the mountains. We are constantly upgrading the cottage each winter, when the house is closed for repairs and improvements. We would love to welcome you again and hopefully you will feel that we have made some good changes!"
    Miss Goodey - October 2011
    2 Letters was a well equipped cottage, set in a great location. Oven could do with a good clean and higher watt bulbs in the kitchen would help as it was quite dark. Overall a great holiday house, would consider going back again. Saw porpoise, otters, heron and seals from the sun room window! Thank you.
    Owners Response: "Great you saw the otters, you usually have to be up early or looking out around sunset to catch them playing in the loch at the foot of the burn. We had a word with our caretaker about the oven, thank you for the feedback on this. We totally agree with you about the brightness of the lightbulbs in the kitchen and have changed these to higher watt ones, as well as putting an additional lamp in the room."
    Mrs Matheson - October 2011
    Super little cottage in a fantastic location, the best location we have ever stayed in. So lovely to have your own private beach just outside the door, and great to watch the wildlife in the loch, seals, porpoises otters etc etc. The cottage itself was reasonably basic but adequate, the location makes up for this! Would be nice not to have to pay extra for linen/towells we took our own but it took up a lot of room in the car, and the electricity worked out fairly expensive. Overall though a great place to stay.
    Mrs Saunders - August 2011
    8th visit but for the first time it rained everyday and blew. Lovely wildlife, Otters swimming by most days, house very comfey but a bit old fashioned and the cooker could do with a good clean!
    Mrs Board - May 2011