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Bothan Buie
Strath
(47 reviews)
From £450 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
2 doubles
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 26 May 2018Fri 01 Jun 2018£550£165
Sat 02 Jun 2018Fri 22 Jun 2018£550£165
Sat 23 Jun 2018Fri 07 Sep 2018£550£165
Sat 08 Sep 2018Fri 21 Sep 2018£550£165
Sat 22 Sep 2018Fri 05 Oct 2018£500£150
Sat 06 Oct 2018Fri 26 Oct 2018£500£150
Sat 27 Oct 2018Fri 09 Nov 2018£500£150
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£450£135
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£550£165
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£550£165
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£450£135
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£500£150
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£500£150
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£500£150
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£550£165
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£550£165
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£550£165
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£550£165
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£500£150
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£500£150
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£500£150
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£450£135
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£550£165
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£550£165

Description

This cosy West Coast bothy is over 300 years old and takes the name from the lady who once lived there. The Bothy is comfortable and cosy accommodation, ideal for walkers who are looking for a base from which to bag a few Munros. 

Sleeping 4 easily, the bothy has been well equipped with fully fitted modern kitchen and bathroom and offers everything for a self catering holiday on the West Coast of Scotland. The ground floor is open plan with a spacious kitchen/dining area and a snug lounge with multi fuel stove and satellite TV. Upstairs is semi open plan with central bathroom and secluded sleeping areas at either end. Do not expect luxury here but it is welcoming, warm and fantastic value but remember it is a bothy!

The bothy occupies a commanding position above the village of Gairloch with outstanding views of Loch Gairloch, Torridon and the Isle of Skye, and is within easy walking distance of bars, places to eat and shops. The area is also great for beaches and coastal walks to get a spot of dolphin or whale spotting in!

PROPERTY CODE: N772

Layout

Ground floor:

Open plan kitchen/dining room, lounge.

First floor:

2 double sleeping areas, bathroom with shower over bath, WC & WHB.

Please note:

  • Hot tub available April - September only
  • Not for rent - residential caravan which is situated approx. 50 yards up the hill to the side of Bothan Buie.

Facilities

  • Nearest shop – hotel/pub / Post office – shops - all in Gairloch 1/2 mile.
  • Petrol – on entrance to Gairloch which is about 1 mile
  • Days out – Torridon hills, Gruinard Beach, Badachro fishing village
  • BBQ
  • CD player with radio
  • Ceramic hob
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric heaters - electricity included in rent
  • Electric oven
  • Extra TVs
  • Flat screen TV
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • Hair dryer
  • IPod dock
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Log burning stove - starter pack of logs supplied
  • Microwave
  • Parking for 3 cars
  • Washing machine
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Hot Tub. Available April to September only
  • Reviews

    (47 reviews)
    Bothan Buie reviews
    A great location to enjoy Highlands. A wonderfull sightseeing ( Sea in front and hills behind), friendly sheeps all the day long, and a amazing visit of a couple of deers on the early morning ! The cottage is very warm and comfortable. Everything was ready for us at our arrival (wood for the fire place, Electric Heating and lights on) Great value for money !
    Mr Nguyen - May 2018
    We wonder who approved this cottage is appropriate for renting to travellers. Old cottages can be very charming but this is a half rotten cabin. We found renovations to be really amateuristic. The windows were rotten so the wind came through. Everywhere there was (toilet)paper in holes and cracks. There were only electric heaters, one didn’t work at all. You can try to rent out this for a few pounds and warn people upfront what they can expect but not for the serious amount of 325 pound for 2 nights. We’ve rented several accommodations in Scotland, every appartment or room was nice,clean and well equipped. This was really bad. I think it must be removed from your website if you take yourself serious.
    Owners Response: "Response from Cottages & Castles: Cottages and Castles approved this Bothy as that is what it is.We have always been honest with prospective guests as we print all reviews.Great, good and negative. Weekly rates are best value even at peak season (£20 per person), which includes a hot tub. We have 25 pictures of the Bothy on our website which looking closely at you would see what to expect. There is no denying, if this Bothy is for you, then you will have a base from where you can 'drink' in the fabulous views, enjoy the peace and quiet and explore the area and everything it has to offer."
    Mrs Vincent - May 2018
    This was a great little place to stay, it’s not luxurious but it has its own charm. Nothing better on a evening than chilling in the Hot tub with a glass of wine. My two dogs loved curling up by the real fire. A couple of minor issues, there was no information leaflets which would have been handy as the WiFi wasn’t working. So went to the tourist information a lot in town (very friendly place). I couldnt find a iron board either so went with the crushed look for a couple of days. So many amazing drives around that part of the county, recommend the coastal road to Applecross, stunning views. Ullapool was also a lovely place to visit. Ferry boat inn, great food and dog friendly. Also closer to the bothan buie the millcroft is dog friendly and in walking distance, although we preferred the old inn further in town. Also a bit more of a drive is the badachro inn, lovely beach further past the inn. All dog friendly pubs. Would happily return in the future with the hopes of exploring more of Skye.
    Mrs Newson - March 2018
    The Bothy is perfect, secluded, but so close to the villages, Scott Mackenzie is a great and listening host, the Hot Tub is perfect after a hard Day walking and scrambling on the mountains, so relaxing, look out over the Sea Loch to Skye. Well laid out and proportioned, we mentioned last year talking to Scott that a Tumble Drier would be a great addition, and sure enough there is now one he asked what we thought about a Hot Tub, we said if its in we would go back, well back we came and enjoyed every minute in the Tub. Love the Log Fire and so relaxing when we were in the Bothy, We cannot say enough about this Bothy, the best we have ever used and we will be booking for 2018 for walkers and climbers this is luxury in a word. Many Thanks for such a peaceful Bothy, David & Lesley, plus Marley the Spaniel, who loved the grounds.
    Mr Mason - August 2017
    A cosy cottage overlooking the bay whilst sitting in the hot tub was the highlight of our evenings. The cottage is very basic and you will find everything that you need. We feel that cottage needed a few diy issues. We didn't have hot water second day in. I notified the contact for the cottage and we were told they would be in touch, but we didn't receive a call back! We still had hot water in the shower as it was electric, we boiled the kettle to wash up etc. The facilities in the area were good. Lovely fish & chip shop. Lovely coffee shop at the pier. We walked to the waterfall that passed the Gairloch estate which was a lovely walk and then had lunch at the Inn hotel.
    Mr Parry - August 2017
    The house is situated up a hill, around a 15 minute walk out of Gairloch (well, Strath), so within easy reach of local amenities. Gairloch centre is another 10 minute walk from here, again with shops, cafes etc. The location meant it was nice and quiet and although the owners live close by, we rarely saw them. The cottage was welcoming, with the radio and heaters on (it was a bit chilly for late July!) and candles lit. The house was clean and had everything we needed in terms of the kitchen, bed linen, towels etc. There was wood provided for the stove and the hot tub was on. We could also access the owners' wifi by standing close to their property (they provided the code!). Having read the description and the reviews, we were expecting it to be a bit rough and ready, and it was. The whole place is lined with wooden cladding and there are a few rough edges. One review mentioned a DIY style - that describes it perfectly! On the stairs we noticed one tread had a nail sticking out at the side; the top of the banister upstairs was a piece of wood cladding (thin, with a rough end - I don't think I'd have trusted it to hold onto!); it was a squeeze getting under the eaves at the top of the stairs; the roof leaked into one of the bedroom areas during a couple of rainy nights and a handle on a chest of drawers had been replaced with a collection of nails. There was also some damp in the wood around the bath/shower (unsurprisingly) and by the end of the week, we'd realised the reason for the fabric ceiling below the bathroom was so that they could access the leaky pipes more easily! That said, we enjoyed staying there and most of these were really minor considerations to us. We took our 1 year old so obviously had to have hawk eyes on him for the week! Although we'd brought our own travel cot, the one provided in the house came in useful too. The price was reasonable in comparison to other properties in the area and there wasn't a collection of delicate ornaments that we would have had to protect from a clumsy toddler, as we might have had to in some places. It'd be great for adults/older children, although the two sleeping areas weren't particularly private, so you'd have to get on well! Excellent location for walkers, or just people looking for some peace and quiet. Lots of outside space (for the rare occasions when the sun appears) and nice and breezy on the hill so very few midges!
    Mrs Eves - July 2017
    Although rather tired everything is there that you might need, apart from visitor information and instructions for equipment. Hot tub was on but we didn't use it.
    Mr Talbot - May 2017
    This cottage has so much going for it - walking distance of shops, cafe and pub (though steep hill to climb back afterwards!) - lovely views - open moors at the back - not overlooked. Beautiful beaches and cliff tops to walk along - wildlife galore. Art galleries and a community visitor centre (the Gale centre) for rainy days. The butcher/ greengrocer is one of the best I've been in, but all the shops are well stocked. Woodburning stove burns beautifully but could do with the door catch adjusted so that the draught can be turned down properly. We had a problem with hot water but the very friendly owner rectified it within hours. The only criticism is the rather strange layout of the stair and the upstairs accommodation, and the "DIY" style finishes. A bit of a work in progress, perhaps. For two tall people, getting up and down the stairs under the slope of the roof was rather awkward and the open plan sleeping quarters would not suit some folk. Getting into the shower is also a squeeze for anyone slightly bigger. I think this property might not suit older people and maybe families with small children. However, overall, a lovely place and we are definitely considering going back!
    Ms Emmerich - April 2017
    Lovely, cosy bothy, has all you need for a relaxing holiday. Great views and very quiet location. Ideal place to retreat from busy live and explore Gairloch and surrounding area. Good shops in Gairloch, great coffee and cakes at the Mountain cafe with brilliant bookshop, good food at the Coast cafe by the harbour too. Plenty of lovely local walks and beaches to explore.
    Mrs Green - March 2017
    It was an exceptionally windy period which exposed all the drafts e.g. down the chimney and around the windows. There was a problem with the electricity supply at one point which was dealt with promptly. The cottage is comfortable and well-equipped and has a lovely wood/coal burner. Beautiful views. The Gale community centre is very warm and welcoming and has a wifi signal. The Steading is also a pleasant place to eat. Dogs are allowed in both.
    Ms Malcolm - January 2017
    Loved staying @ Bothan Buie, When we arrived it felt so warm and cosy, the lights where on and the music playing, we found contact # in case we had any questions. Being the highest home on the hill the views are amazing, looking out front from well appointed seating you can see the entire town , the beach and coastline out to the sea! to the back and side are moorland hills that I was able to climb and see the surrounding landscape, Inside is rustic and charming with a woodburning stove, Also outside to the side of the Bothy a newly installed Hot Tub with Amazing views but also quite private. I did contact the owner, not out off necessity but out of curiosity, He let us know about the history of the Bothy, how it had been in his family for many generations, he also let us know about points of interest in Gairloch, what to see and do, walks and excursions! the Bothy in Gairloch is a great location as it is only a short drive to the Torridon mountain range and coastal drives which are stunning! There is a friendly pub just down the street withing walking distance, a tourist info building (The Gale) and lots of great places to eat if you dont want to cook, although the bothy is well equipped for self catering. Cant say enough about how I enjoyed my stay, will definitely be re booking bothan Buie . Thanks scott!
    Mrs Covello - September 2016
    The owner described the cottage as `basic' but it met our every need. It was very well furnished, equipped and comfortable. The views from the cottage were spectacular. We went out every day to explore further afield and were grateful for the information brochures about places of interest. Gairloch was an excellent base from which to explore. We had a truly memorable holiday and one which was a genuine `getting away from it all' break. The drives along most of the roads were spectacular and at times breathtaking. I recommend the drive to Applecross.
    Mr Matusiewicz - August 2016
    The converted croft cottage was everything described and expected, great view, our Spaniel loved the grounds, yes grounds plenty of space for her, even able to back my estate car to door to unload in the rain, loved the log fire , plenty of space, loads of heaters which kept us cozy, while reviewing the days walks or scrambles. Fully equipped, could do with a small tumble drier, to dry wet mountain kit, would be the only request . We met the owner while there, sorting a holiday home on the hill beside the croft, found out he and his farther were born here, asked how we were enjoying and liked the cottage, which was what we needed, told us he may put in a hot tub, that would be great,especially after a hard slog over the mountains, lights and heaters on when we arrived along with the sound system playing music great after a 400 mile plus drive, hope they do we will be back in 2017, to anyone enjoy the remote feel and peace of this great little croft cottage.
    Mr Mason - July 2016
    Everything it said in the advert and more - we shall return.
    Mr Laing - April 2016
    Our arrival int the evening was very nice: Lights and heaters on, also local radio (very interesting for us German foreigners!). We found everything we needed to feel comfortable and welcome, to cook, wash and enjoy living, even dishwasher, washing machine and heated bedsheets. We were mother and adult daughter and came to explore Scotland once more wandering and visiting special places by car. So we enjoyed those large beds, one for each of us with some space but no door to close between the "two bedrooms", so we could have late smalltalks from bed to bed... (Probably not so fine for two couples who need seperated bedrooms, maybe fine for parents with one or two children) The sight from the house across the sea to the Isle of Skye was beautiful, sometimes breathtaking with the sun just upon Skye while we sat in soft grey mist. Gairloch has everything you need in its shops, even that lovely Hillbillie's bookshop with its café we loved. Although there is that caravan nearby, we never saw nobody around and didn't feel disturbed at all. Avery fine quiet place. We only missed one or two plaids to sit outsides in front of the cottage or on that leathersofa more comfortable and warm. Only our time in Bothan Buie was much too short - we'll have to come back again!
    Mrs Koepcke - March 2016
    Bothan Buie, was just as it said on the tin. Ideal place to stay and explore surrounding areas. The boothy itself could do with a little TLC, but we had no complaints, as l said it was what we were expecting. The welcome was warm and welcoming and made us feel at home right away.
    Mr Ward - March 2016
    We were looking for a November bolt-hole for 4 nights, and having a reasonable knowledge of the area we chose Bothan Buie mainly because it had a stove and it looked cosy. We arrived on a foul wet and stormy afternoon, and it was a welcome sight to see lights and electric fires on. The stove was lit immediately and in a few hours the battle against the draughts downstairs was won and the place started to heat up. We had a comfortable stay and in the main agree with most other reviews posted here. Fine for a couple, maybe 2 couples, not great for a family as there is two double beds and the almost open plan layout upstairs. Also the stairs could be an issue for anyone with mobility issues. Other points we had were: There was no property information pack so we didn't know about re-cycling etc and given every region in the country is different it would be good to know what can go in the bins There was no owner contact information which could be a problem (The downloaded doc containing directions did contain a mobile number, but be aware that EE phones don't work in Gairloch); There was a dishwasher but no tablets - if we had know we would have taken some. Bedding and bathroom towels were supplied but no tea-towel? There is a mobile home 30 metres from the property in the same fenced off area not mentioned in the description, If this was occupied during my stay we would be annoyed if we hadn't been made aware of this. Would we go back - probably. Not convinced the property is good value and I would look for alternatives, but in the summer when it stops raining I can imagine siting outside taking in the views would be a very pleasant way to pass the time
    Mr Miller - November 2015
    Really enjoyed staying here, amazing views over to Skye and an absolutely lovely little cottage. Felt we had got excellent value for money. Gairloch has just enough going on (a little museum, great whale watching) and is a brilliant base for biking, hiking and kayaking which we enjoyed a lot.
    Ms Shepherd - October 2015
    We were aware this is a bothy, not 5 star accommodation and loved it! It was clean, cosy and well equipped. It is ideally suited to explore both north and south in the Highlands. Many lovely beaches and walks nearby and plenty of nice places to eat as well as a general store where you can buy most things you need.
    Mrs Thomson - October 2015
    Lovely accomadation with everything you will need to have a very warm and comfortable stay.
    Mr Mckeown - September 2015
    The property is full of character, lovely and cosy throughout, gorgeous views over the Bay at Gairloch. All the facilities you require are on site and fully functional. Great location for a relaxing break, within easy walking distance of the town with bars, restaurants and shops. Great base to explore the north west of Scotland.
    Mr Alexander - August 2015
    This converted bothy is advertised and priced for four people. The two bedrooms are open plan and afford little privacy- perhaps ok for a couple with two small children, The finishing touches to the conversion work are a bit haphazard but the "cottage" is well equipped and makes a good base for exploring this lovely area, We had some very good weather and enjoyed picnics at Mellon Udrigle Bay. Other highlights- meals at Badachro Inn and the spectacular journey to Diabaig.
    Mrs Mcgregor - June 2015
    Beautiful warm welcome!
    Mr Westerhof - May 2015
    Really loved my stay in this wee bothy, only wish I could have stayed longer. Bothy is rustic and rough around the edges which I loved. Light the wood burning stove and candles in the evening and this makes for a cosy and snug retreat. Gairloch is beautiful in the winter and there are enough walks to keep you occupied for weeks. I particularly enjoyed the Beinn Eighe mountain trail and exploring the nearby Gairloch Estate. Don't quiet have the adjectives to describe the scenery. Will definitely be back in the summer to take advantage of the white beaches. A special thanks to the owner for personally returning my rucksack to Stirling. Also a fantastic little bookshop called Hillbillies? Which is well worth a look.
    Miss Mcdade - December 2014
    very good though a few little things need touched up,or finished. good size,good location and absolutely amazing view. recommend the fishing boat trip with Ian from Mouse Island. lots of good walks and trip ideas.
    Mrs Allan - October 2014
    A wonderful setting and equipped with all that is needed for a highland adventure. On arrival everything was ready for us right through to a set fire, which, we only had to add a match to. Plenty of kitchen utensils, wonderfully comfortable bed and plenty of hot water. Also the owners have left detailed itinaries for local walks.
    Mr Hamilton - September 2014
    Quirky and cosy - certainly not 'Ideal Homes' but in a great situation with fabulous views and lots of space outside. Excellent village shop within walking distance (although up a very steep hill on the way back). Lots of great eating places close, especially Melvaig Inn where the shelves around the walls are filled with vinyl LPs which you can select and ask the landlord to play whilst eating the freshest fish. The Bothy itself is basic and is obviously an amateur DIY job, but there are comfy sofas, a huge bed and all the appliances work. There's plenty of hot water for showers after a day out walking or cycling and we were able to store bikes under cover in the owners shed. There is now a large static caravan next door on site - it isn't shown on the property photo. This is used by the owners Mother who services the Bothy. It didn't cause us any problems as there's plenty of space for everyone. I loved the walk around Loch Kernsary - when we stopped for a picnic I could see 5 species of orchid growing around me. The highlight for my husband was walking up Ben Eighe - strenuous but a well defined path and fabulous views. I went sea eagle spotting on the shores of Loch Maree and as well as seeing the eagle and chick through a telescope, I also saw a gold ringed dragonfly close up. Other highlights included Inverewe Gardens, the arctic convoy display at Inverasdale school, Red Point beach and a bike ride to the lighthouse. So much to do and see!
    Mrs Brightmore - June 2014
    Basic but ideal for a couple. Could do with one or two minor improvements, e.g. bathmat, wastebins. It doesn't pretend to be luxury but it's very comfortable and a great base for any sort of active holiday. Scott was extremely helpful and got the tv reception fixed asap.
    Mr Borthwick - April 2014
    We arrived late and struggled a bit to find the place as it was dark already. The house was however lit and heating was on upon arrival which was nice. We fell in love with the climat of Bothan from the first moment. Spacious ground floor kitchen/dining area in one half and sitting/tv/stove in the other. Upstairs two king size beds in two other ends of the attic. There is no separation between the two areas though apart from the bathroom. We made use of the heated pads in beds in the cold weather. Great stuff! Plumbing worked perfectly. Hot water on demand, enough to fill up entire bath and power shower if one prefers. On the downside are the finishing touches, or better said unnfinished touches. Bathroom looked as if was left in the middle of the job. Nevertheless everything functional: toilet, basin, bath. The scary bit started when the storm struck the coast. I have to admit unusually severe conditions. The roof was shaking but resisted the harsh weather. Almost. We had few times water dripping from the sloped ceilings and bathroom window. The rain was driven in even through the ground floor windows and door and dripping down the chimney. With no wind, the electric heating worked well but we had to keep the fire burning during windy periods which we actually enjoyed. Apart from the inconvenience of wind blowing in our hair when in bed the entire stay we experienced positively. The grounds around the house was unexpectedly large, which our dog enjoyed a lot. It was also an exploration field for the kids, especially a little stream! We visited the area mainly by car because of the weather, but saw the beauty of Scotland and had a few great walks. Definetly coming back, but probably in summer.
    Mr Balonis - December 2013
    A thoroughly enjoyable week in a comfy and homely Bothy, had everything we needed for a relaxing break in a great location. Will definitely consider staying there again.
    Mr Brinkhurst - November 2013
    Bothan Buie was perfect for our stay at Gairloch with our Golden Retriever. This little bothy has just about everything you could need for a self-catering holiday, and the constantly changing weather and the views across to the Isle of Skye were spectacular. Gairloch's own little beach just below the Golf Course, about a mile and a half away, was a wonderful place to exercise the dog. There are quite a few little shops nearby and a well-stocked supermarket. Unfortunately we were not able to stay the whole week because of my husband's health and the fact that our holiday had unfortunately coincided with very heavy rainfall and unusually high winds. However, I wouldn't hesitate to go back again if the opportunity arises. Our only complaints/suggestions would be firstly some better signage at the end of the track leading to the bothy, and secondly for someone who has never used a woodburner before some brief instructions left on the mantelpiece might be a good idea. All in all though, a lovely place to spend a holiday.
    Mrs Brown - October 2013
    Really nice cottage in a beautiful area. Our second visit & I doubt it will be our last.
    Mr Lock - September 2013
    Lovely little cottage in a convenient location. All the lights were on with the radio playing when we arrived - a very warm welcome after a windy & wet drive. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment, although a little light on some items of crockery. Very comfortable living area with a wood burner which put our fire-raising skills to the test! Like the description, this is not a luxury home, but it is a very comfortable and welcome one. The only issue I'd highlight is that the newly fitted bathroom isn't very tall! At 5'5", even I felt I was close to the ceiling. The staircase was quite steep, so I'd not recommend this as a place for very young children, although we had an 8 year old with us who thought it was a great house. Good value for money, and when the cloud rises high enough, lovely views across to Skye!
    Mrs Thomson - August 2013
    This is a cosy place to spend your night/evening after a visit of the lovely area of scotland. Located between applecross and the summer islands, 2 amazing places I wanted to see during my trip, this is also a perfect location in my point of you. The only thing I would suggest is that the 2 bedrooms are not really separate, I think a simple curtain for each room would be a better solution than the actual door.
    Mr Petit - June 2013
    We had a great stay. Scott provided us with Christmas tree, so it was festive. Weather was poor but that didn't stop us from exploring surrounds and Loch Ness. Well equipped kitchen allowed us to make a proper christmas dinner, and the evenings by the log burner made it as a perfect escape from usual Christmas hassle. The cottage was clean and comftable for three of us, I would say even 4 adults can stay there no problem. We will be back in the summer.
    Mr Teul - December 2012
    Had a wonderful week at Bothan Buie with our 5 month old baby. The decor is rough around the edges but the cottage had everything we needed and was very cosy when the weather was wild. Lots of fantastic walks in area - recommend Flowerdale and the Gairloch estate. We also recommend coffee and scones from the Mountain coffee shop and fish and chips from the hotel!
    Mr Brown - October 2012
    perfect location, plenty of good walking, sea & loch fishing. close enough to walk to the shops which are surprisingly well stocked, just far enough away to feel remote. a beautiful area, just make sure you have all the right clothing as the weather can be fairly unpredictable. absolutely lovely place.
    Mr Lock - September 2012
    This was a great location to explore Gairloch and the surrounding area. The view was fantastic. We saw a lot of wildlife from buzzards, seals, mountain hare, black-throated diver, red-throated diver, whited tailed eagle and many small birds and reptiles. The Bothan itself was comfortable, it does have hot water (despite what previous reviews say), a small telly, comfy sofas, big dining table, big beds and most items you would need although you might want to take a few of your items to make life easier such as a shape knife. This was suitable for myself and my partner and although it sleeps 5, I'm not sure how ideal it would be as the sleeping area is quite cramped and the bathroom fairly small. It is also not isolated as there is a caravan on site, so be prepared to share the drive and the peaceful evenings. All in all we would recommend this property as it is a good base, the owner is continuing to have work done to improve the property which is fairly D.I.Y style. Gairloch is a great place to stay, the village is lovely, having a pub, bookshop, cafe, restaurant, small shop, butchers and fish and chip shop. There are many places to go walking, some which we red point beaches, slaggan bay, rubha reidhe lighthouse, the torridons and fairy lochs.
    Miss Ryder - August 2012
    What a great wee bothy! Yes you couldn't call it luxurious but neither is it basic. Fabulous location, sitting outside in sunshine was one of the highlights of the stay. Local places to eat - Na Mara for great seafood and game, Harbour Light cafe for lovely homemade burger and chips, coffee mountain co for great coffee, cake and bagels. Scott who owns bothy was very nice, we got the chance to meet him and his great wee puppy Charlie. Fantastic holiday.
    Mrs Williams - July 2012
    Although the bothy was basic, and quite probably doesn't comply with many regulations it is quirky with a great view and location and was clean and relatively comfortable. The area is fantastic with too many great beaches to mention, fab pubs, seafood and things to do. Particular highlights are a trip to the lighthouse, the local pale ale, Argocat trips with Kenny and crab fishing from gairloch pier.
    Mrs Anderson - June 2012
    Excellent cottage ideal for exploring the area. Lovely place to stay with everything you need; log burner, dishwasher; large beds and a great view. A little extra work would make this an excellent place to stay - the shower is temperamental and the stair case needs some work, especially around the top where there is exposed wood and poor fitting carpets. The tap in the bathroom was broken on arrival. The landlord did say the plumber would be out later in the week to fix it but never arrived. Saying this it is priced very well and does the job!
    Mr Laycock - June 2012
    Loved this Bothy, so cosy and homely. Definalty recommended to others. There's a great fish and chip shop just around the corner. Also very close to the harbour which more often than not has dolphins and seals :) some fantastic walks and scenery in the area. Will definalty be booking again.
    Mrs Ashton - April 2012
    This cosy little cottage is fantastic, Really warm and snuggly with plenty of "pet" sheep on your doorstep. My girlfriend and I along with Ruby the dog loved it here. Gairloch is a fantstic place to be. I can't speak highly enough or this beautiful part of the world.
    Mr Franklin - October 2011
    Great location with lots to do in the area with wonderful walks both on the coast and in the mountains. The accommodation was cosy and comfortable for the two of us and the multi fuel stove was a great plus point in the cooler evenings. The lack of a domestic hot water system came as somewhat of a surprise, the only hot water being a fairly temperamental over bath shower. However it is listed as a "bothan" so we cannot be too critical !
    Mrs Hamilton - October 2011
    We had a wonderful stay. I could tell that there might have been some work in progress with the cottage when we were there. It did not affect our stay. It wasn't quite as clean as I was expecting, but that is to be expected when dogs are allowed to stay at the cottage. I would prefer to have HOT water for showers, but I hear that the small heater in the shower giving somewhat warm water is common in Europe. Those are my only suggestions. All in all we had a great stay and I would recommend this for my friends in the future. My husband loved it.
    Mason - September 2011
    cute cottage, lovely setting, lots to do in area. Shower was set too cold and heating the lower lfoor was difficult because of gaps around windows. Otherwise comfortable and easy to be in.
    Ms Todd - September 2011
    We were extremely impressed with the standard of accomodation and space available for this property. Its situatued in a fantastic location with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. We had a 4 year old, so walking in and out of Gairloch itself wasn't an option, as there is a wee bit of a trek down into the town and more importantly back again. There are also 2 caravans within close proximity to the Bothy, but fortunately these were unoccupied so we only had to share with the sheep ! We were 99% over the moon with the accomodation. The only downside we could think of was there was no hot running water. This isn't mentioned in the description so was slightly misleading. The electric shower does operate and gives out warm/slightly hot water, so we could fill the bath up for out little one with this and kettles full of boiling water. So it only merits a 1% negative. All in, this is a fantastic property at a fantastic price and we will definitely book here again if its available for next year.
    Mr Reid - August 2011

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    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%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    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.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

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