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Professor's Cottage
Heights of Kinlochewe
(14 reviews)
From £675 per week
Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms
1 double, 2 twins
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sun 11 Nov 2018Fri 21 Dec 2018£675£205
Sat 22 Dec 2018Fri 28 Dec 2018£870£265
Sat 29 Dec 2018Fri 04 Jan 2019£920£280
Sat 05 Jan 2019Sat 09 Feb 2019£690£205
Sun 10 Feb 2019Sat 06 Apr 2019£745£225
Sun 07 Apr 2019Sat 27 Apr 2019£840£250
Sun 28 Apr 2019Sat 25 May 2019£840£250
Sun 26 May 2019Sat 01 Jun 2019£840£250
Sun 02 Jun 2019Sat 22 Jun 2019£840£250
Sun 23 Jun 2019Sat 07 Sep 2019£890£265
Sun 08 Sep 2019Sat 21 Sep 2019£840£250
Sun 22 Sep 2019Sat 05 Oct 2019£840£250
Sun 06 Oct 2019Sat 26 Oct 2019£840£250
Sun 27 Oct 2019Sat 09 Nov 2019£745£225
Sun 10 Nov 2019Sat 21 Dec 2019£690£205
Sun 22 Dec 2019Sat 28 Dec 2019£890£265
Sun 29 Dec 2019Sat 04 Jan 2020£920£280
Sun 05 Jan 2020Sat 08 Feb 2020£705£210
Sun 09 Feb 2020Sat 04 Apr 2020£760£230
Sun 05 Apr 2020Sat 25 Apr 2020£855£255
Sun 26 Apr 2020Sat 23 May 2020£855£255
Sun 24 May 2020Sat 30 May 2020£855£255
Sun 31 May 2020Sat 20 Jun 2020£855£255
Sun 21 Jun 2020Sat 05 Sep 2020£905£270
Sun 06 Sep 2020Sat 26 Sep 2020£855£255
Sun 27 Sep 2020Sat 03 Oct 2020£855£255
Sun 04 Oct 2020Sat 24 Oct 2020£855£255
Sun 25 Oct 2020Sat 07 Nov 2020£760£230
Sun 08 Nov 2020Mon 21 Dec 2020£705£210
Tue 22 Dec 2020Mon 28 Dec 2020£905£270
Tue 29 Dec 2020Mon 04 Jan 2021£955£285

Description

Once used as part of the set of the blockbuster film ‘Stardust’, Professor’s Cottage near Kinlochewe has been beautifully renovated to a modern standard. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Abhainn Bruachaig river in the depths of a valley, and 3 miles down a rough track, the cottage is certainly a remote escape for all of the family to enjoy. Children will love the vast bracken-filled land to run around and play in, and adults will enjoy the peaceful surroundings with plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife, such as the stags that reside on the grounds of the estate. Professor’s Cottage has beautiful large windows in the living room, and guests can enjoy stargazing with the telescope that has been provided. The modern fitted kitchen is a delight to cook in, with plenty of space to allow you to prepare delicious meals for the family. Each of the rooms to the front of the property boasts lovely views of the river. The main bedroom also has patio doors that lead outside, where you are bound to spend most of the warm summer evenings with a glass of wine in hand watching the sun go down in the valley.

A small boat with outboard motor on Loch Fada is available and included in the rental of the cottage. However, it is a 4.5 mile, fairly arduous walk to Loch Fada which should be taken into account if wishing to make use of this facility.

Kinlochewe is a great location for going on guided walks and mountain trails, perfect for adventurous types. Professors Cottage is also ideally situated to explore the West Coast area of Gairloch. Being just a short drive away, guests can enjoy glass bottom boat trips and whale watching cruises. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs around to stop at for a bite to eat after your busy day out.

PROPERTY CODE: N944

Layout

Ground floor:

Open plan kitchen and living/dining area, bathroom with WC and WHB, family bathroom with shower over bath, WC and WHB, kingsize bedroom with ensuite shower room with WC & WHB. Internal drying room.

First floor:

Two twin bedrooms.

Please note:

  • Wifi is provided via satellite. There is ample Wifi for you to browse the internet and work with email, but we would ask that you do not download large files or films/TV programmes as this will use up the monthly allocation too quickly. Please plan ahead and bring downloaded media with you.
  • Private water supply.
  • Mobile signal in this area is poor.

EPC Rating: D

Facilities

  • Gairloch: 15 miles away Kinlochewe Village: approx. 3 miles away
  • Boat hire included
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Electric heating. Heating and electricity included
  • Electric hob
  • Electric oven
  • Enclosed garden
  • Flat screen TV with freesat
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Highchair available
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Private garden
  • Private parking on driveway
  • Stairgates available
  • Travel cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside location
  • WiFi
  • Wooden fuel stove all fuel supplied
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (14 reviews)
    Professor's Cottage reviews
    The house was amazing. The location truly stunning. We could have stayed there so much longer, and we will definitely be back. Thank you.
    Mr Hardiman - September 2018
    If you would like a place to get away, then this is the place for you. If you want flashing lights, bumper cars, video arcades and full-on action, then you had better book some place else. We were blessed with quite reasonable weather: it rained a bit every day but was never a full-on downpour. With that we were able to explore the glens around, right up into the peaks and lochs. We played many hours in the stream in front of the house. We had many distant views of the red deer and a few close encounters too. We did drive to 'nearby' towns such as Gairloch, but could easily have spent the whole week making our own entertainment right on our doorstep. The inside is really well arranged and furnished for a family. This was the first time that we had stayed in a house with a stag's head in the front room. Everything just worked for us. Things for guests to watch out for: 3 miles on a dirt track seems a long way the first time you drive it; Early closing is on Saturday. Ideas for C&C to think about for the future: a bit more information about the local landscape would be interesting to include in the file of instructions.
    Mr Garratt - August 2018
    Lovely house in an extraordinary location, this cottage was one of those places that you immediately wish was your own. Beautifully renovated, the owners have clearly thought about how to make guests feel at home, from the quality of kitchen crockery to the ensuite shower head, which is possibly the best I've ever experienced. And above all the creature comforts is the view - shadows on the hills, sun on the mountain, ripples in the stream, rainbows in the waterfall. We only had three nights here but we had barely got out of the car before the family demanded to know why we weren't staying a full week. Highly recommended.
    Ms Callaghan - July 2018
    Beautiful house including everything you Need, in a high standard Awsome Landscape, the house is in the middel of nature Calm and lonely perfect for naturelovers perfect for Dogs perfect for hiking
    Mrs Schmidt - July 2018
    We had a lovely stay this Christmas! The surrounding nature is simply breathtaking and the cottage itself is very nice, modern and comfortable. The rough road, that leads to the house is not that bad at all, but did get just a little tricky in the snow - but nothing that couldn't be done. And the drive to the house - coming back from various daytrips - always offered the most amazing opportunities to see a lot of deer, right by the side of the road. So everything was perfect - the only small downside was the heating system. The is w wood-pellet burner that is also the central heating and it did have its quirks. But Norman, the caretaker, was most helpful - and so in the end, everything was well. We can definitely recommend the Professor's Cottage for a very nice, relaxing, and adventurous vacation during the winter time!
    Mr Landau - December 2017
    On arrival I was very impressed with the cottage, clean and well equipped with everything you would need, I had read previous reviews regarding the drive in, although the road was bumpy it wasn't quite as bad as expected and once at the cottage I'd forgot about the bumpy road and was lost in the views around, One thing I would suggest in the winter a tumble dryer would help, And when we were leaving I was tidying up and the sofa had lots of crumbs below cushions which hadn't been cleaned from a few previous guests But all in all I will definitely return
    Mr Stark - October 2017
    Stunning location, if you want to get away from it all this is the place to go. The surrounding hills/mountains are wonderful to walk in. The local hotel provides great food and coffee shops have very tasty home made cakes etc, just perfect for a stop off when coming back from a walk. The cottage is very comfortable and well appointed, great for dogs which can be let out to roam as they please, ( no sheep ). There is a fabulous loch to fish on ( boat with outboard provided ) which is a bit of a trek to get to but well worth it even if you don't fish. Highly recommend this first class cottage and if there is anything that could be improved, and I am not sure it can, it is that the pellet stove is a bit noisy but you get used to it.
    Mr Ogilvie - September 2017
    Overall this was a really nice cottage that is presented to a fairly high standard in a great, quiet location on the edge of a river. There are of course an abundance of midges at certain times but that can't be helped and was expected. We also expected the unmade road in but it was in a particularly poor condition this year as nesting eagles prevented maintenance equipment being used to improve it and there were an extreme number of pot holes as a result. The main bedroom and living areas were very comfortable with a nice en suite shower off the main bedroom. Pretty much everything you need is on site although, as another reviewer has mentioned, an electric fan would be nice as leaving the doors open for cooler air in the evening is best avoided due to the midges. Minor gripes - the dishwasher hadn't been emptied so much of the crockery was in there, we struggled for a while to get the dvd player to work as there were no directions on the channel change required (that we noted anyway) and given that the cottage is three miles down a rough track perhaps a pint of milk in the fridge would be nice on arrival. As stated this is an out of the way place. The main attraction is the scenery or walking. If it rains a lot you would probably struggle to keep younger ones amused but there are some nice drives out such as the gardens at Inverewe and the road through the Applecross Pass is quite entertaining with a pub selling good food as a reward at the end.
    Owners Response: "We would like our guests to know that we have been aware of how damaged the road to the cottage has become and apologise for any inconvenience caused. There has been a great deal of Hydro activity in the Glen over the last year to 18 months and the road has not stood up well to the large excavators and vehicles needed for the development. Furthermore, due to environmental constraints, we have had to fit around the Golden Eagles we are lucky enough to have in the glen and have had to wait till the nesting season has finished and the chicks have fledged the nest to make the necessary repairs. We are pleased to be able to say that work will begin this month (October) and with good weather we hope it will be finished sooner rather than later. Thank you for bearing with us."
    Mr Smith - August 2017
    A beautiful house in a beautiful area. The house was immaculately clean and perfect for our needs and we enjoyed seeing lots of deer and heard, what we think, the babies of the Golden Eagle who was nesting nearby. As mentioned in a previous review, the house is very well insulated and we purchased a fan as we couldn't open the windows for midges. I would definitely recommend good midge repellent, we used Smidge which worked for everyone but my husband - who was eaten alive! I would have given this holiday 5 stars but for the track to the cottage which was a stressful start and end to any day out. We timed it and it took 17 minutes to travel from the cottage to the end of the track. We don't have a 4 by 4 which would have probably made the track less fraught. We did get better at managing it as the week went on but it's an awful track! A heads up to any future visitors, make sure you take what you need for your first night - we arrived at about 5pm on a Sunday. All previous rentals have always had a small carton of milk so we had tea and coffee but hadn't brought milk. Unfortunately by the time we arrived, went back out and back down the track, everywhere was closed so we had to wait until the next day for a cup of tea. We had dinner twice in the Kinlochewe Hotel where the food and service was perfect, they even made us up some sandwiches out of pity on our first night! Torridon is absolutely beautiful and our dogs had a wonderful time swimming, the Torridon Inn provided lovely food too. A highlight of our trip was probably a whale and dolphin watching trip from Gairloch which was magical.
    Mrs March - July 2017
    Professors Cottage is a lovely property in the most beautiful setting. If you're looking for a quiet and peaceful holiday, this is the place for you. We wanted a pet friendly property / location to allow us to enjoy a holiday with our two dogs. As the property was around 3 miles down a rough road with virtually no traffic it meant we could allow the dogs to be off the lead all the time. The property location was perfect to allow access to places like Applecross, Ullapool and the Wester Ross coast. Would definitely recommend this property and would visit again.
    Mrs Horne - July 2017
    Lovely, comfortable house in a fabulous location
    Mrs Mcdaid Robertson - April 2017
    We had a fantastic 2 weeks at Professor's Cottage - the place has been beautifully refurbished and it is a stunning location. Modern, well equipped, very light, extremely comfortable - we lacked nothing. The beds are comfortable and the showers are hot and plenty of water - all you need after a long day in the hills. The only downside we found was that the place is so well insulated it gets very warm very quickly and you can't open the windows because of the local midge population. All it needs is a couple of fans and it would be fine. All in all I can't fault the place. Norman the local contact is great - happy to help and knowledgeable about the area. We appreciated his help while we were there.
    Mr Philpott - August 2016
    The house has been beautifully renovated. Everything in the house is very good quality, lovely bed linen, china etc. The setting of the cottage is stunning. Due to the long track to the cottage being very rocky and uneven, a 4wd vehicle is advisable. Hydro electricity works are currently underway in the valley, although we didn't find them disruptive. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Kinlochewe.
    Mr Alexander - July 2016
    We were lucky with the weather and were able to do all we'd hoped to from the cottage. Location was the main reason for choosing the cottage but we were really impressed with the level of comfort it afforded. It was newly decorated and equipped with everything you would need for a productive week. The wifi even worked well! Unfortunately the boat wasn't working but Norman did all he could to try and fix it. Norman was great and went out of his way to ensure our stay was as comfortable as possible.
    Mr Barker - May 2016

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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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    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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