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Beul na Mara
Strath
(34 reviews)
From £595 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
1 double, 1 twin
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£595£180
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£750£225
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£750£225
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£595£180
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£595£180
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£785£240
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£785£240
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£845£260
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£845£260
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£845£260
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£845£260
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£785£240
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£785£240
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£595£180
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£595£180
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£795£240
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£795£240

Description

When approaching Gairloch along the Strath Bay coast road your eyes are drawn to a row of pretty, whitewashed cottages and Beul na Mara is one of these. A couple of minutes from the village centre and with the sea on your door step, this is the perfect setting and cottage for a very memorable holiday. Its location in the centre of the village means it’s within easy walking distance of shops, places to eat and drink and, of course, several sandy beaches to walk along.

Beul na Mara has been completely renovated and modernised to an excellent standard whilst incorporating all the original features of this west coast cottage. With two wood burning stoves in the ground floor rooms, central heating and double glazed windows throughout, you can be warm and cosy whilst watching the waves on the rocks just yards from the front door. South facing, the front of the house enjoys the sun throughout the year and during the summer the sunsets to the west and towards the Isle of Skye are remarkable. Even in the depths of winter you can sit and admire the views from the snug sea facing porch. Directly in front of the house is a sloping grassed area leading to the rocks and the sea.

The ground floor has been opened up to give a stone floored spacious living and dining area with dining table, sofa and wood burning stove. Leading off is a bright, fully fitted kitchen with access to the split level decking and small rockery garden to the rear. Off to the left is a large lounge which is decorated and furnished with rich warm colours and tweeds, wood burning stove, TV and ample seating for four. There is a small WC with WHB on the ground floor. The stairs, landing and bedrooms are all carpeted and decorated in brilliant white with matching bed linen, tweed and tartan accessories and solid wood furniture and beds. The twin is the slightly smaller of the two bedrooms but both have sea views, window seating and plenty of storage space. The king size bedroom has additional seating and roof velux windows making it a lovely bright room. There is a bathroom with bath/shower, WHB and WC. Wi-fi is available free of charge and there is also an iPod dock which is blue tooth enabled.

The cottage's position down by the shore means you have the feeling of almost complete seclusion. Whether sitting on the bench down by the sea waiting for a glimpse of a seal swimming by or sitting in the porch looking out at the 180 degree view of Gairloch village round to Badachro Bay, Red Point and finally the Isle of Skye, it will certainly be a place you’ll want to return to.

PROPERTY CODE: N881

Layout

Ground floor:

Entrance porch into hall with open plan living/dining room with log burner off to the right, leading to kitchen at the rear. The lounge with log burner is off to the left.

First floor:

Landing, office area, twin bedroom, king size bedroom.

EPC Rating - D

Facilities

  • 2 minutes on foot to a butchers, convenience store, restaurant, pub, coffee shop and book store.
  • Fuel about 1 mile on main road (24 hrs).
  • 2 log burners - starter pack of fuel included
  • CD player
  • Coastal location
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric double oven
  • Enclosed garden
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Gas hob
  • IPod dock
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Oil and energy included
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Reviews

    (34 reviews)
    Beul na Mara reviews
    We loved Beul na Mara! The cottage is amazing, warm, cosy, comfortable and well equipped with spectacular views. It is exactly as it looks on the photographs. The area is also excellent and the local people are very friendly. We stayed at the end of November and some businesses were closed but we still found plenty to do. The beaches are lovely...big and sandy and the weather was good enough for us to paddle and picnic. We drove to the beach in the evening and the stars and galaxies were amazing. Victoria Falls are also worth a visit. We would love to visit the area again and would definitely come back to Beul na Mara. Thank you for your help Rob and Emma, you have a brilliant cottage!!
    Mr Wilkinson - November 2018
    Excellent location overlooking Gairloch with views across to Northern Skye. Very well appointed cottage. The village itself is very nice indeed and there are the necessary facilities on the doorstep ie pub and general store. The scenery is quite outstanding
    Mr Gardner - November 2018
    The house is in a stunning location and has beautiful views from every room. This is our third time staying at the cottage, our first being in 2014. We will be back. The welcome bottle of wine and two teacakes were a nice touch. I was slightly disappointed that there was no milk, especially as we were arriving after the nearest shop was closed. I would have to say that the cottage isn’t as well equipped as it was back in 2014. It would appear that as things have been damaged or broken they haven’t necessarily been replaced. The shower screen over the bath leaks, this could be easily rectified by the addition of a plastic runner at the bottom where the screen connects with the bath. These are very small issues though and do not detract from beauty and cozy feel of the cottage. As I said we will be back.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your review and it was lovely to meet you during your stay. I am so sorry about the lack of milk this was entirely my fault as I like to provide guests with a few welcoming goodies but on this occasion I forgot and can only apologise. With regard to the shower screen which snapped during the summer I have bought several plastic strips to seal the door but none fit due to the narrowness of the gap. We have purchased an entire new glass screen but we don't have enough time during the Saturday changeover to replace the door and clean the house as we've been booked solid since 24th March. We will be doing this at the end of November. They may be small issues like you say but if they affect your stay we need to address them so thank you for your feedback. On a positive note I know you mentioned your wife Amanda has decreased mobility so if you were to return we plan to refurbish the bathroom in the winter of 2019 to include a separate walk in shower which will benefit all guests from the 2020 season onwards."
    Mr Latham - October 2018
    A very well equipped cottage in a wonderful location. We were able to explore all the fantastic surrounding area and return each day to the peace and tranquility of Gairloch. Local amenities were within walking distance. Local butcher, fish & chip shop & supermarket at the end of the drive. We will return.
    Mr Galloway - September 2018
    In breathtaking surroundings and directly on the sea we felt from the first moment at home. The cottage is extremely tastefully decorated from the comfortable sofas to the everywhere available small side tables for the glass of whiskey in front of the perfectly prepared and functioning wood burner. The heating worked immediately when we set, the great gas stove left nothing to be desired and we used the washing machine and the microwave. We also appreciated the tranquility as well as the proximity of the few neighbours and the opportunity to shop on foot. From Gairloch great excursions are possible and the water view from every room and the Isle of Skye at the horizon will always be remembered. We are very grateful to spend an unforgettable week in Beul na Mara. Barbara & Brigitte from Adliswil/Switzerland. Please feel free to correct our english :-)
    Mrs Eschmann - September 2018
    Beul na Mara is in one of our favourite areas of the world and the cottage provided the perfect base to explore it. The house is beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and very comfortable. The Badachro Inn, just down the road, is always a priority visit when we are in the area. It's in a perfect spot and serves delicious food with a friendly welcome. The cullen skink at the Badachro is a family favourite and there is now even a delicious gin distilled in Badachro! Plus we spotted some porpoises swimming in the bay! The drive over the Bealach na Ba to the Applecross Inn is beautiful and the fresh seafood at the pub is well worth the trip. Then drive back to Gairloch on the coastal road - it is definitely recommended! For more food, Lochinver Larder can't be beaten for delicious pies. The mountain climbs and loch walks provide the perfect way to be active and breathe in the fresh air. Stac Pollaidh provides beautiful views on a clear day and the Fairy Lochs is a gentle walk with a WWII plane crash site and memorial. The roads are also great if you have a road bike with you. Visiting Achmelvich Bay with bright turquoise water, you could easily think you are somewhere tropical. Rain or shine, this is a part of the world that we will always keep coming back to and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Beul na Mara to anyone.
    Mrs Davies - July 2018
    Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in great location. Very clean and warm. Would definitely reccommend.
    Ms Kellock - May 2018
    Spent Easter with my wife, daughter and daughter in law at Beul na Mara. It snowed when we arrived and again during the week but the intervening days gave us blue sky and sunshine so the views over the Loch to the hills beyond were stunning. Lovely cottage, nicely furnished. On the coldest days it needed the central heating and the log burners going to keep us snug so we got through three bags of logs in a week! Would have been nice if the central heating didn't go off every morning just after 8am! Meant a trek downstairs to turn it on again. Saw an otter outside in the loch one evening as well as oyster catchers on the rocks and a seal swimming past. Did various day trips and would strongly recommend the Applecross Inn for lunch. The oysters and fish pie were delicious. The trails in the Ben Eighe nature reserve were worth wlking too. Would definitely come back as it is a lovely cottage in an idyllic position.
    Owners Response: "Thank you for your kind review and I'm glad you got to experience some fine weather during your stay, even in bad weather the light can be magical. Regards the heating I would like to just add that this can be adjusted by all our guests to suit their requirements and we do say this in the Welcome Folder. Our contact number is also made available if any problems occur during our guests stay. I can only apologise and will make this clearer for future guests."
    Mr Hogsflesh - March 2018
    This is our second visit to Beul na Mara and I doubt it will be our last. The house is bigger than it looks, with two living areas and two good sized bedrooms. The house is tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. The WiFi signal is good, the shower is good and the beds are comfy (3 main criteria for us). I love the fact that there isn't a road in front of the house, to be able to walk out of the house onto the grass with a cup of tea in hand and watch the waves lap up against the rocks was fantastic (having said that parking is only a few meters away so best of both worlds). The village of Gairloch is a short walk away, the local hotel and bar is about 2 mins walk as is McColls shop (a bit of a tardis of a shop and stocks all sorts). The last time we were in Gairloch we did lots of drives and day trips to the likes of Ullapool, Torridon, Applecross, Redpoint and Lower Diabaig (the drive here may not be as famous as the Applecross road but it is absolutely stunning). There was a lot of snow this time, so we didn't do much driving, just took in lots of walks, read lots of books and snuggled up nice cosy in Beul na Mara. A wonderful stress-free, relaxing break.
    Ms Duane - December 2017
    The cottage decor and furnishings were first class. Kithchen was really well equipped. We would recommend some cleaning products be provided so as to allow the maintenance of the cleanliness of the cottage during the period of the hire. It is unusual to find no basic products.
    Mrs Borthwick - September 2017
    We stayed here for a weeks holiday, on entering the house we were very surprised at the size of the house. The house is like a tardis and very well decorated and maintained. It in a great location and within walking distance to great restaurants and good shops, will definitely return.
    Mrs Cobain - June 2017
    The situation is wonderful and the cottage clean and very comfortable. Great centre for exploring the amazing countryside and take hundreds of photos. The views from Beul na Mara were always stunning even with the constantly changing weather. Walking abounds in the area so it was just a fantastic base for our holiday.
    Mr Prior - April 2017
    This is a gem of a house, in a fantastic location with a jaw-dropping view. The perfect size for us and our two wee girls, it has been beautifully decorated and thought-out, with everything we needed. We enjoyed spectacular weather so had no need to light the stoves, but it would've been a cosy haven if we'd been less lucky. The rear garden is a bit of landscaping genius. Gairloch itself has everything, not least an expansive and - when we visited - empty beach, and 2mins from the house, a terrific butcher/greengrocer. Simply superb.
    Mr Harper - October 2016
    This is the third time we've been back to Beul na Mara and the magic of the perfect seaside location has not worn off. The cottage is cozy and a perfect location to watch the world go by, from all the windows in the cottage, and explore the Highlands from.
    Mr Latham - September 2016
    The best self-catering we've ever stayed in. First class furnishings, floor plan, upstairs and downstairs bathrooms, spacious kitchen, a nice back patio too, and fabulous views over the loch and beyond to the Torridons. Hillbillies cafe up on the main road is great for coffees and teas plus it's great bookstore. Badachro Inn is a fine place for a drink and/or meal.
    Mrs Kazmierski - September 2016
    we loved the property, the whole area of Gairloch is a very special place. Been in the area many times. The paddle steamer didn't make it due to the northerly winds. One of the best places we have stayed in the area. Fabulous!
    Mr Taylor - May 2016
    This is the second time we have stayed at this very well-appointed, beautifully situated cottage overlooking the sea. Views of mountains, ease of access to Inverewe and Ben Eighe, longer journeys beyond Ullapool or to Applecross - it's all within reach and the landscapes/seascapes and skies are wonderful. The cottage is very roomy, very comfortable and the kitchen is all you could wish for, for ease of cooking washing and all the necessaries! The village is very well served with groceries and there is a fabulous butcher. Good places for lunches too. Even in the unpredictable weather of the Highlands, the cottage is a comfortable place to relax and the seascape beyond the windows is always dramatic and beautiful.
    Miss Killeen - May 2016
    Superb location looking over the water towards the Torridon hills. Cottage has been refurbished to a high standard. Tastefully decorated. We were there for Christmas and arrived to find a bottle of Moët waiting on us and a beautifully decorated tree in the Lounge-nice little extras which were greatly appreciated!
    Ms Birse - December 2015
    We have stayed in Gairloch before but this cottage is probably the best for it's stunning location and also it's situation near to local shops and restaurants. Well equipped and tastefully presented, it was also a cosy retreat from the elements! We would certainly recommend it.
    Mrs Stewart - October 2015
    Very nice cottage clean comfortable well equipped and good furniture all round very good.
    Mr Tuthill - September 2015
    This cottage is a wonderful stunning location, with excellent local shops near by. The cottage is a perfect home away from home with a real cozy feel. Furnishings are perfect and comfortably fit their surroundings.
    Mr Latham - September 2015
    A gorgeous cottage, with great facilities and perfect location. It was fabulous to wake up with a view of the loch and mountains. Sitting in the living room and looking out of the window, it felt like being on a boat as the waters flowed past. Easy walking to nearest shops, pubs and restaurants. Well equipped with books, DVDs and wifi for days when the weather is not so kind.
    Mr Barnes - August 2015
    Very well equipped, comfortable and clean. Great setting close to all essential amenities. Loved it !
    Mr Bond - April 2015
    An enjoyable week in a very comfortable and stylish cottage. A peaceful spot with a panoramic view on its doorstep. Every day the view was different as the light and weather changed. Local facilities good and choices for dining out. We will go back!
    Mr Hamilton - April 2015
    The cottage is in a great location and its styling and quality of fittings are second to none. For a top quality cottage experience it would have been nice if the heating was set to come on more than a few hours per day, and perhaps also prior to guests arriving. Also, it would be nice to see a pint of milk/bottle of wine/biscuit on arrival; given that unexpectedly there were no pubs open and just a couple of places to eat out in this and surrounding villages.
    Mr Buck - February 2015
    Beul na Mara is a fantastic cottage with a beautiful home from home feel. All of your needs are met in the facilities offered and the cottage is decorated to a high standard with lovely little touches that make all the difference. The views across the bay are spectacular.
    Mr Latham - September 2014
    Beul na Mara is in a beautiful location right by the shore and yet minutes' walk from the essential local shop, butcher, cafes, bookshop . Very quiet. It proved to be great when the remnants of Hurricane Bertha hit Gairloch resulting in sandbags being placed at various properties in the village, some business having water in them and roads closed due to excess water and landslides. We lit the log burning stove as it was so damp and miserable and it was a wonderful focal point. Potential for marvellous walks round the area but not in the weather we had. We shall certainly go back however.
    Mrs Paget - August 2014
    Beul na Mara was even better than we – a couple with two children – had anticipated. The cottage itself is deceptively sizeable, tastefully and comfortably furnished, and well equipped. Even more than this, from our perspective, the location is superb – 10 metres or so from the sea, and with a view over Gairloch bay and the mountains beyond, which seemed to keep changing depending on the time of day and the weather conditions. Often beautiful and breathtaking, if you enjoy such things. Gairloch itself had more than enough shops and cafes, as well as a quirky cafe/bookshop very near the cottage, to keep us happy. The availability of nearby beaches and gardens meant we didn’t travel much more than a radius of 10 miles from Gairloch for the entire week we spent there. Overall, this was a superb week away.
    Mr Billington - August 2014
    Fabulous accommodation in a perfect setting by the shore
    Mrs Davis - July 2014
    The windows of Beul na Mara offer mesmerising views of the sea-loch and the mountains beyond. Inside, the cottage is immaculate with warm, cosy furnishings and is thoughtfully equipped with everything you might need for a perfect stay.The town of Gairloch itself offers a couple of well equipped shops, a few reasonable restaurants, a quirky coffee-shop and bookstore and a "chippy". Access to some beautiful beaches is easy as well as the National Trust gardens at Inverewe.
    Mr Strachan - June 2014
    This cosy and comfortable cottage is even better than in the pictures! Everything was brand new - comfy beds and lovely duvets, well-kitted out kitchen, tasteful furnishings. And the location could not be better - situated on the banks of Loch Gairloch with the water lapping at our feet and marvellous views of the hills and over to Skye. Such a good base to get out and explore from. Also it was so handy for groceries in Gairloch with a fab butcher's around the corner, post office and convenience store all just there. It was a perfect treat and I will definitely be back!
    Miss Kinnoch - May 2014
    Beul na Mara is a home from home in a superb location overlooking the Loch. It is extremely well equipped, well furnished and we would have no hesitation in recommending this property.
    Mrs Baxter - May 2014
    This cottage is beautifully located and beautifully equipped. Spacious, comfortable and immediately welcoming. There is a fantastic view over the sea, with mountain ranges beyond: great viewing in all weathers - and we had a variety! Good provision of food at local Mace supermarket, enjoyable coffees and lunches at the Steadings and on the pier at Gairloch, and an excellent Tourist Information office. Some memorable drives north beyond Ullapool, lovely exploring more locally around Loch Maree, and beautiful empty beaches. Highly recommend - and May was a great time to visit.
    Miss Trangmar - May 2014
    The house has been very tastefully and comfortably decorated. The unspoilt views of the mountains, loch and beach from all of the front windows is wonderful. A great location.
    Mr Meeten - April 2014

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    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

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    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

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