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Fasgadh
Gairloch
(19 reviews)
From £355 per week
Sleeps 4
2 bedrooms
2 doubles
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£355£110
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£580£175
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£580£175
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£365£110
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£435£135
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£485£150
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£485£145
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£540£165
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£540£165
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£540£165
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£540£165
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£485£150
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£485£150
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£435£135
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£365£110
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£580£175
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£580£175
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£365£110
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£435£135
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£485£150
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£485£145
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£540£165
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£540£165
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£540£165
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£540£165
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£485£145
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£485£150
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£435£135
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£365£110
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£580£175
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£580£175

Description

Fasgadh means shelter or haven in Gaelic. This one storey divided cottage has its own enclosed garden and is only a few minutes walk from the beautiful white sands of Big Sand beach near the pretty West Coast village of Gairloch. Enjoy the truly spectacular views of the Torridon hills and over the sea to Skye! On a clear day even far off Harris can be seen from the cottage. For location it can hardly be bettered.

The cottage has a fresh and comfortable feel and one could gaze for hours out of the large picture windows in the good sized sitting room. It is located in the traditional crofting community of Big Sand. The cottage is on an elevated position with southerly aspect commanding superb views of the Gairloch and Torridon hills and beach at Big Sand and has panoramic views over the sea to the islands of Rona, Raasay and Skye. On a clear day the Cuillin hills on Skye can be seen, over 40  miles away, and the lighthouse on Rona can be seen flashing from the settee in the living room.

The 2 double bedrooms, the pretty bathroom and the well stocked kitchen are reached through a separate outside door and have been tastefully furnished.

Interested parties please note: access to the lounge is by an outside door and access to kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms is by a second outside door, therefore you have to exit the cottage when moving from one to another. Both are only accessible from outside the cottage.

The owner has thoughtfully left out a sketch book, a kite and a set of boules for the beach. Also, a pair of binoculars - vital for the wealth of wildlife to be seen: sea eagles wheeling, otters in the burn and basking sharks in the sea if you are lucky! In the village and nearby: golf course (9 holes), hotels, restaurants, coffee shop, award winning museum, pony trekking, beaches, hill and coastal walks, world famous Inverewe Gardens, cycle hire, loch and sea fishing, boat trips, leisure centre, small swimming pool in Poolewe, wildlife cruises (whale spotting, porpoises etc), Britain’s  first national nature reserve at Beinn Eighe on Loch Maree.

This delightful self catering holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring the West Coast of Ross-shire.

PROPERTY CODE: N562

Layout

Ground floor:

Outside door into sitting room. Separate outside door into rest of cottage: 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with bath, electric shower over bath, WHB, WC, heated towel rail and airing cupboard and kitchen.

Facilities

  • Shops/pubs/hotels/restaurants/post office -
  • Gairloch 6 miles
  • 2 CD players
  • DVD player
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Fridge
  • Garden furniture
  • Heating and energy included
  • Linen provided NOT towels
  • Microwave
  • Private garden
  • TV
  • Washer/dryer
  • Reviews

    (19 reviews)
    Fasgadh reviews
    Been to this cottage before so knew what to expect ,a bit basic for the cost especially as i was on my own .Shower didn't work ,very clean enjoyed my stay ,welcome pack a little skimpy.
    Owners Response: "Thanks for your comments and we appreciate your repeat visit. It is unfortunate that we weren’t notified of the broken shower as we’d have been able to get this fixed. Also, our rates, provisions and set up are the same as the previous visit so we’re sorry to hear you found this to be basic on this occasion. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay overall."
    Mr Broscombe - April 2018
    A pretty cottage with lovely views.
    Mrs Broscombe - September 2017
    A very quirky little cottage but clean comfortable with everything you could need . We really enjoyed our stay there with lots of places to visit the museum and the lighthouse are must to see
    Mrs Mc Robbie - August 2017
    We stayed for 9 nights in June 2017. The Fasgadh, which means "shelter" is exactly that, a refuge from a busy daily schedule and routine. We very much enjoyed the privacy and the quiet surroundings. The cottage is very comfortable with all the equipment / mod cons that you need. The only thing that we missed was a cafetiere / coffee maker, but we just bought one at Gairloch's home store. Having to go to the sitting room via the outside did not bother us that much really, there are quite a few trays available to carry one's dinner / drinks. Big Sands settlement (which is only residential, no pub or a shop) is elevated above the sea and the views from the cottage itself on a clear day (which was rare in our case) are amazing. The Sands campsite that you pass on the way is open in the season and has a very convenient shop and the Barn cafe / restaurant where we ate of a couple of occasions and can thoroughly recommend it. If they are not too busy in the Barn you can also just go for a drink and some free WiFi internet to check the weather forecast. There is no internet available in the cottage, only GPRS was available outside on Vodafone. Gairloch is just a short drive away and has everything you need. There's a bank, excellent butcher's / veg/fruit shop, pharmacy, two McColl shops, petrol station and a home store. The only traditional pub in Gairloch we found was the Old Inn on the main road opposite the harbour, we also visited the Myrtle Bank hotel a couple of times for drinks and internet, they have a lovely conservatory overlooking the sea. Gairloch is perfectly placed if you wish to hike up the Slioch which is just a 20 min drive to Kinlochewe. It is also well placed if you wish to do tours further up north or down south to Applecross on fabulous, almost empty roads.
    Ms Semeradova - June 2017
    Very comfortable and clean. Good value for money. Lovely space and setting. The two doors didn't bothered us except when it was raining or lots of midgies. A porch from one door to the other would do the trick! No wifi or mob phone access so if we had to get in contact with the house keeper we would not have been able to.
    Ms Lowden - June 2017
    We visited here early January for a romantic break. The cottage has all you could need but overall feels quite basic. This leaves you to focus on the more important aspects of this place. Namely the sunrises over the Torridon range and the beauty of the Milky way over the cottage during a clear night. The quirkyness of having to walk between the kitchen and living/dining room didn't bother us even though it was winter. There's plenty to see and do in this part of Scotland. We keep looking over our photos with fond memories of this place.
    Mr Rudge - January 2017
    We loved our stay in this quirky cottage. Not lucky with the weather, very high winds, so had to hang on to our crisps in transit! The views are tremendous and the location wonderful. The whole area is just lovely. We loved listening to Two Lochs radio each day. The drive to Ullapool is a joy and a good day out. The little museum is excellent, and the fish and chip shop a real treat.The cottage is well equipped and Mrs McDonald could not have been more helpful. Our only slight negative is that we would have liked a bigger bed or twin room as we find a standard double a little small!
    Mrs Neal - September 2016
    Three night stay in January to indulge in some proper winter. Flew to Inverness so a simple and very beautiful 90 minute drive to Gairloch, taking in the majestic Loch Maree. Very good value. Fasgadh is a well appointed and comfortable abode, fireplace in one of the bedrooms is a nice touch. All the mod cons you need if heading to the Highlands; no wifi a blessing in my case. Fasgadh comes complete with an east and west wing. The separate living room - in that the conversion has not knocked through the bothy in its entirety, means a short walk of ten paces to a second external door to get between the living/dining room and the kitchen, bathroom and sleeping quarters. Might not be for everyone, but we loved it even in the deep midwinter, certainly gives the place a character of its own. Living room, two double bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom makes up the place. A fantastic base for exploration up into Assynt or down to Torridon/Dornie. It would take you a fair hour and a half to get down to the Skye Bridge but who's in a hurry up here? Easy for a day trip to Applecross too. Ullapool an hour or so away up the coast, a wonderful drive. Sadly Skye and the Cuillins didn't quite show themselves over three January days, but one imagines in summer it would be a breathtaking sea view, sunrise over snowy Torridon more than compensated in the winter months. Carpet of stars above. Supplies wise, everything you need 10-15 mins away in the car at Gairloch. I have to go back at some point to see that view to Skye in the summer, so Fasgadh wins for me. Patrick, Hackney, London.
    Mr Lennon - January 2016
    An amazing spot to explore the area. Quirky cottage, that will have you enthralled by the view. Take a gentle stroll down to the beach, where you can watch gannets diving for dinner on a calm day. The views are stunning and exciting when the mountains appear from the clouds. Accommodation has many home comforts, and binoculars that were glued to my eyes. Little tip, remember to do a shop in Invernes s before you arrive, so you don't have to drive back there to fill the fridge. There are a couple of small food shops, but worthwhile stocking up before hand.
    Mrs Nejman - July 2015
    Lovely setting in very nice well kept grounds. Beautiful views from large sitting room windows. Separation of the sitting/ dining room from the rest of the house is a bit "quirky" but soon got used to it. We were lucky with the weather in this respect. Plenty to do in surrounding area, fine beaches, good walking for all abilities, boating/ kayaking, horse riding. A number of excellent eating places around. Would recommend Badachro Inn and Whistlestop café in Kinlochewe. On the negative side the cottage smelt slightly of damp and this aroma was noticeable on our clothes when unpacking at home.
    Mr Mouat - October 2014
    This was a nice place for our holiday. Great view to atlantic. Thanks
    Mr Apitius - September 2014
    Don't go to Fasgadh. We want this brilliant cottage all to ourselves. Quirky layout, fantastic views, 10 minute walk across wildflower meadows to a fantastic beach, hot and cold running wildlife in the garden, in the sky and in the seas. Short drive to some fantastic mountain walking. Plenty to do in Gairloch and Poolewe. Had a brilliant holiday.
    Mr Macdonald - July 2014
    The cottage had lovely views of sea and mountains whilst not being isolated.There is a most beautiful beach just a short walk from the cottage.The cottage is well equipped but the two doors did get a little irritating by the end of the week .The Gairloch area has a lot of lovely walks both coastal and hill. We had great fun at the Poolewe ceilidh which is held on Wednesday evenings during the summer..The sunset over Loch Ewe that evening was sensational. We would also recommend the Hebridean Whale Cruise, expensive but so exciting. We had a most enjoyable week.
    Mr Heggie - July 2013
    A very comfortable cottage in a super spot with wonderful views.The only slight drawback is the lack of internal access to the lounge/dining area - although this provides a certain amount of fun, and encourages ingenuity in finding ways of both keeping the food warm, and also on the plate in transit, but worth the effort for the view! The area has everything you need on holiday - a wide variety of shops including an excellent butcher's, plenty of places to eat or drink, friendly locals, lots to see and do, lovely uncrowded beaches, an abundance of wildlife (including your own personal cuckoo and neighbourly llama!) and all surrounded by the wonderful backdrop of the sea, the islands, and the mountains - with sunset and rainbows included!
    Miss Phillipson - May 2013
    Stunning position with really lovely views. Found two doors inconvenient as we like to cook and it is not easy to move hot meals in the rain! We did a lot of feet wiping and shoe changing and suggest better doormats as the carpets are cream. Very good beds and linen, much appreciated. Nice welcome from Mrs Mac Donald, note and shortbreads.Enjoyed eating at the Melvaig Inn and excellent fish from the Loch Ewe Smokery at Aultbea. We have a 4x4 which made the driveway easier, we thanked goodness we didn't have a low slung car. Nice cottage well presented.
    Mrs Massey - September 2012
    Clean and well maintained. Provided everything we needed for a peaceful and quiet holiday retreat. Very comfortable with stunning views. Separate Entrance may have been a problem in bad weather but we had excellent weather. Midges were a problem though!
    Mr Wood - August 2012
    Excellent stay here, cottage was of a high standard although the separate door into the living room was a bit of a problem. The views were fantastic and location was perfect. excellent communication with Mrs Port the caretaker.
    Ms Cooke - August 2011
    Great cottage with all that you need to hand. Stunning landscapes out of lounge windows and very cosy. Only downside was that it was a divided cottage and therefore you had to go outside to get to the lounge - absolutely fine during our stay as the weather was great, but if it was raining it would have been not so godd.
    Miss Greengrass - April 2011
    We stayed in this wonderful cottage for our honeymoon last year. The decoration was fresh but sympathetic to the cottage. The view from the living room was amazing! Watching the sunset over Torridon and Skye was breathtaking.
    Dr Erskine - June 2010

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    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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