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Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
The Loan is a gorgeous, traditional fisherman's cottage in North-West Scotland with fantastic sea views of the Summer Isles. The cottage is on the edge of the beautiful village of Achiltibuie, 45mins from the great little highland port town of Ullapool. It sleeps up to 4 adults (plus one baby/toddler in a cot) in one double bedroom, and one twin bedroom . The cottage is suprisingly spacious - with an inviting sitting room with open fire, a cosy study, a bright and airy family living/dining room and an eat-in kitchen. The kitchen has an oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. It has two bathrooms, a family one upstairs and shower room with loo on the ground floor. Linens and towels are supplied along with a basic basket of essentials (tea, coffee etc.) to get your holiday...The Loan is a gorgeous, traditional fisherman's cottage in North-West Scotland with fantastic sea views of the Summer Isles. The cottage is on the edge of the beautiful village of Achiltibuie, 45mins from the great little highland port town of Ullapool. It sleeps up to 4 adults (plus one baby/toddler in a cot) in one double bedroom, and one twin bedroom . The cottage is suprisingly spacious - with an inviting sitting room with open fire, a cosy study, a bright and airy family living/dining room and an eat-in kitchen. The kitchen has an oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer. It has two bathrooms, a family one upstairs and shower room with loo on the ground floor. Linens and towels are supplied along with a basic basket of essentials (tea, coffee etc.) to get your holiday off to an easy start. We can supply a cot and highchair on request. The house is beautifully appointed in traditional cottage style and the rooms are wood panelled lending the cottage a very warm and welcoming feel. Please note that the stairs to the first floor are steep. While the setting feels wonderfully remote, the cottage is very accessible. It is on the edge of the village, very close to the Achiltibuie stores, which stocks a good selection of basic groceries, fresh locally caught seafood and household necessities. The Loan has plenty of parking, is very sheltered and set in 1/4 acre of mature gardens which provide an ideal area for children to run about in. This cottage feels like a home and will give holiday makers a really special place from which to explore the amazing wilderness of northwest Scotland. Achiltibuie is a lovely village and thriving community based on the Coigach peninsula. It is home to the well-renowned Summer Isles Hotel, which can be booked for dinner, the small Piping School cafe which serves tea and cakes and has amazing views over to Lewis and Harris, an Art Gallery in the hall that is open between Easter and October, and a sprinkling of gift shops. Fresh fish and prawns can be bought from local fishermen. Ullapool, a beautiful 45min drive away, through glorious mountains and lochs, has a good selection of shops (including a good butchers, pharmacy, bookshop and a good supermarket). Ullapool also has some great places to have lunch, have a coffee or dine. There are also boat trips to see birds and sealife from the pier. The property benefits from 'hands on' caretakers Simon and Catherine who have plenty of local knowledge and can advise you on all matters Achiltibuie. They can also help arrange babysitting.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please be aware the stairs to the first floor are quite steep and unsuitable for people with mobility issues.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Nicholas T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:January 2013
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Reviewed 15 November 2020

We had a wonderful week at the Loan, the house was spotless, cosy and welcoming and the area was beautiful. The log fire kept us warm through the periods of wet weather, the beds were comfortable and the range cooker was easy to use. There...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank Strelka
Reviewed 27 October 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It’s cosy and well equipped, quirky and homely. The summer room is light and airy and the lounge is cosy with the fire on. The cottage is well equipped and looked after. The area is wonderful for...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Tara T
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Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: September 2020
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Date of stay: August 2020
Reviewed 20 August 2019 via mobile

What a find ! This cottage has everything you need and more ! Spacious yet cozy and perfect after being out all day exploring the gorgeous countryside and shorelines . First trip to the area and took our bikes . Only used the car x1...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

Achiltibuie is just beautiful, this is our third trip to the area. It is surrounded by islands and mountains with a beach just down the road and two really good restaurants within a short car journey. This is a remote locality reached by a stunning...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank poltimore
Nicholas T, VR Owner at Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased you had a great stay. The area is spectacular and glorious, with dramatic views at every turn. I do hope you'll return. You'd be most welcome to stay at The Loan. With my thanks again for your...More

Reviewed 8 June 2019

What a beautiful cottage! We had a lovely time staying at the loan. The house is so characterful and instantly homely. We had a great stay. The kitchen is well equipped and there are plenty of blankets for cosying up with a book by the...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Megan W
Nicholas T, VR Owner at Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the homely and characterful feel of the house. I do hope you manage to return to enjoy more of the spectacular Coigach peninsula and the cosy comforts of The Loan.

Reviewed 6 January 2019

Our second visit to this charming and well appointed house and so lovely to be back. The house is warm and comfortable with the Raeburn and log fire, and so well placed for exploring the Coigach peninsula and further afield in this spectacularly beautiful part...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank GRG020
Nicholas T, VR Owner at Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

Thank you so much for review. I'm so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay. I do hope you'll return again to the Coigach peninsula and The Loan - you'd be most welcome.

Reviewed 5 November 2018

The Loan has everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable break in this stunning part of the world - A well equipped kitchen with a genuine Rayburn a wonderful sun room, a cosy lounge with real fire, good showers and comfortable beds plus !...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Nicholas T, VR Owner at Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and very kind words. I have always felt that The Loan, Achiltibuie, the Coigach peninsula and the wider area are so special. I do hope you will be able to return. Many thanks again, Nicholas.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

We had a great stay at the Loan in Achiltibuie. The Cottage is ideally located to explore the local area, walking distance to the the pub and beach. The house is fully equipped with everything you could need and has a really nice homely feel....More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Nicholas T, VR Owner at Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank for your review, and I'm so pleased that you both enjoyed the house and the local area, which to anyone who has seen it, is simply stunning and sometimes epic in scale. I do hope you'll return, and again my thanks.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The villages in Coigach, Achilitbuie, Polbain, Badenscallie and Reiff have a wonderfully welcoming feel. The communities here are well served by a good village store, a hotel, some places to have a cup of tea, buy local art and a pub that serves great scampi and chips. Whether you are into hill walking, beachcombing, bird watching, fishing or simply relaxing and getting away from it all, few places that feel so remote are so well served.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway

Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Achiltibuie Cottage -The Loan- A Perfect Hideaway must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.