Ardbeg Gairloch - Wester Ross
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Ardbeg - Wester Ross

Location: Gairloch - Wester Ross - Wester Ross

Sleeps: 6

Price From: £920 p.w.

Christmas: £1400

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Ardbeg, Gairloch

Sleeps 6 - Wifi - Wood Burning Stove - Pets Allowed

Ardbeg is a luxurious property, situated in a quiet location on the outskirts of the village of Gairloch on Scotland’s west coast. Enjoying magnificent views over Loch Gairloch and towards the Isle of Skye and the Western Isles, the house is beautifully furnished and equipped to a high standard. The house makes an ideal base for a family holiday, including those that want to explore the North Coast 500 route which passes through the village.  

Inside the property certainly has the wow factor with the large open plan sitting, dining room and kitchen being one. This room has beautiful oak flooring, a large wood burner, Smart TV and floor to ceiling windows which offer direct access to the exterior decked area. The dining area has a large table with seating for eight, and the kitchen is well equipped with all the usual appliances and everything any avid cook would require. A separate sitting room is also available and this again has a Smart TV.

The property has three bedrooms; the master to the front with views towards the sea has a king size bed and an en-suite shower room with a large walk in shower. To the back of the property there is a double and a twin room, both of which enjoy views to the rear garden. All the bedrooms have carpeted floors, quality beds with feature headboards, and beautiful bed linen and towels are provided. A bathroom with a bath and separate shower and a spacious entrance hall with seating complete the facilities.     

Outside the rear garden is fully enclosed which makes it ideal for guests with children or the family pet. At the top, a gate allows private access onto the hills, where there are various marked walks and archeological sites, the owners also provide a map of this area. To the front the spacious decked area with its table and chairs offers panoramic views over the village and to the sea, especially so when the sun is setting. A large gas barbecue is also provided and parking for three cars is available.

Gairloch has a good range of attractions and facilities for the whole family, including many small shops, restaurants and pub, all of which sell the locally caught seafood. The award winning Heritage Museum is an ideal place to visit, offering many fun 'hands on' activities to keep guests of all ages amused, in addition to the usual historical information about the surrounding area. For the golf fan, a small 9 hole course is available. The course though small must be one of the most picturesque courses in the highlands and various visitors’ tickets are available in addition to club and trolley hire. For those more active guests the leisure centre is situated closeby which has a fitness suite, climbing wall, court hire for short tennis and badminton and various classes are alos available. For the swimmer the nearest pool would be at Poolewe.

For those interested in gardening, Inverewe Gardens (National Trust for Scotland) is located six miles north of the village. Famed as being one of the world’s greatest gardens and originally the dream of Sir Osgood Mackenzie, the gardens are filled with exotic flowers from around the world including Chinese rhododendrons and Tasmanian eucalypts. Various vantage points around the gardens allow the guests to take in the views of Loch Ewe and the colourful gardens with their seasonal displays. The added advantage of a restaurant and a retail shop makes this a particularly good day out.

Various boat companies operate in Gairloch and allow the guest to view the local sea and wildlife, one of the most interesting and unique must be a trip on the ‘Sealife’ glass bottom boat, and many others offer fishing. Back on dry land there are walks to be enjoyed and further afield a few Munro’s for the real enthusiast. For children there are many quiet sandy beaches and pony trekking is available at the Gairloch Estate. All in all a fantastic location for a self catering holiday.



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  • Entrance hall.
  • Spacious open plan living area incorporating the sitting area, dining room and kitchen, floor to ceiling windows with access to the exterior decking.
  • Sitting room with comfortable sofas, wood burner, Smart TV with Freesat, blue tooth speaker for iPods etc.
  • Kitchen, electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Magimix Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine and all the usual cooking equipment, door to the garden.
  • Dining area with seating for eight.
  • Separate sitting room with corner sofa and Smart TV with Freesat.
  • Master bedroom with king size bed, en-suite with large walk in shower, wc, whb, heated towel rail, views over the decking and beyond to the sea.
  • Double bedroom with views to the rear garden
  • Twin bedroom with views to the rear garden.
  • Bathroom, bath, separate shower, wc, whb, heated towel rail.

Included in the rent

  • Quality bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity.
  • Oil fired central heating throughout.
  • Initial fuel for the wood burner.

Other Facilities

  • Wifi internet access.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying area.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Two hair dryers.
  • Travel cot and high chair, please note that no bed linen is supplied for the cot.
  • Large decked terrace to the front with garden furniture.
  • Barbecue.
  • Enclosed rear garden.
  • Off road parking for three cars.

Dogs Allowed

The owner allows one pet at the property, an additional £20.00 fee applies, please note that the front garden is not enclosed, however the rear garden is fully enclosed with fencing.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at the property.

Best Features

  • Spectacular location with the amenities of Gairloch close to hand.
  • An ideal base to explore the west coast including the North Coast 500.
  • Beautiful property equipped and furnished to a high standard.





Ardbeg Reviews

The latest reviews of Ardbeg...

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2024
And awarded it
I have stayed at Ardbeg many times over the past few years, which says it all. It is beautifully presented, immaculately clean, and has every convenience In the kitchen, and the rest of the house. The views from the balcony are breathtaking, especially at sunset, as it faces west. It is in easy reach of many walks, and good touring opportunities. There is a well-stocked supermarket in walking distance as well as cafes and a Chinese takeaway. The village of Gairloch offers sea trips for wildlife spotting. There are also several restaurants and cafes for meals, which are within 5/10 miles, reasonable prices and family friendly. Wilderness staff are always available if needed, and dealing with them is a pleasure.

Reviewed this property on 02/06/2024
And awarded it
We waited a few years to stay in this cottage due to the pandemic. It did not disappoint. The owners have really made every effort to make it extremely comfortable. We appreciated the two sitting rooms and the beautiful doors, decking and of course the view. Thank you for a truly memorable stay.

Reviewed this property on 22/04/2024
And awarded it
Absolutely fantastic, chosen for a get together with our daughters and their partners and Sizzle the mini dachshund the space is perfect and the view amazing. From arrival to leaving no problems. The kitchen is well equipped for eating in or some great places to eat Gairloch. Highly recommend, a great holiday cottage. Thank you

Reviewed this property on 07/11/2023
And awarded it
We have booked again for next year. This will be our 4th visit to Ardbeg. Guess that is all that needs said. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2023
And awarded it
A superb cottage, clean, incredibly well equipped, warm and cosy and wonderful views. The weather was awful but it didn't stop us enjoying our week, lots of windy beach walks and on the one sunny day we even managed paddle boarding on Loch Maree. The house was always warm and cosy when we got back from our days out. Loved every minute of our stay. Thankyou Ardbeg!

Reviewed this property on 20/06/2023
And awarded it
What a beautiful house with stunning views. We stayed a week and could not find fault. The view out to see is unspoiled and luckily the weather was great. We will certainly return.

Reviewed this property on 13/06/2023
And awarded it
My husband, dog and I had the pleasure of staying in a beautiful house called Ardbeg in Gairloch and had an absolutely wonderful time. From our initial booking to our arrival the process was smooth and trouble free. The house is elevated and has uninterrupted views over the bay from the open plan lounge/ dining room / kitchen, snug room and master bedroom. It was well equipped with superior furniture and soft furnishings. Everything had been thought of to make our stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending Wilderness Cottages to anyone and Ardbeg too. I didn't want to leave!

Reviewed this property on 03/06/2023
And awarded it
What an excellent holiday home. The house was in a beautiful situation and very well- appointed. The booking process was straightforward and the contacts were friendly and welcoming.

Reviewed this property on 19/05/2023
And awarded it
Fantastic cottage and stunning views We had a fabulous time in this house and in beautiful Gairloch My daughter will be booking for next year,as will myself and my husband One of the best holiday homes I have had the privilege of staying in. I must also mention the extremely friendly and helpful staff at Wilderness Cottage, Lovely people

Reviewed this property on 18/05/2023
And awarded it
Excellent cottage with wonderful views out to sea to Skye and beyond. The steep drive could prove a problem to some cars.

Reviewed this property on 29/09/2022
And awarded it
Lovely accommodation. Great location, very comfortable. Clean and with good facilities. Enjoyed our two weeks stay. Would recommend to family and friends.

Reviewed this property on 29/08/2022
And awarded it
This has been the fourth occasion we have enjoyed the excellent facilities afforded by "Ardbeg". Certainly one of our favourite holiday rental homes and it is with complete confidence I predict any tenant will be suitably impressed. It was particularly pleasing to find such a vast improvement with BT wi-fi access during this last visit. Many thanks to the owners for the pride taken in the property.

Reviewed this property on 14/06/2022
And awarded it
We loved our stay at the fabulous Ardbeg Cottage. Fantastic spacious accommodation with fabulous views over Gairloch Bay. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 30/04/2022
And awarded it
We enjoyed an incredible week at Ardbeg. The views are to die for, the accommodation spacious and comfortable. So peaceful. Booking arrangements very smooth, thank you Wilderness Cottages team. We feel very lucky to have stayed at Ardbeg and hope to return.

Reviewed this property on 23/04/2022
And awarded it
The house in Gairloch was superb in every way. We have been travelling to scotland for the past 40 yearrs and mostly stayed in cottages. We have had some beautiful and comfortable places but Ardbeg out did them all. The view and the comfortable furnishing and beds. We had a most relaxing holiday. Most of the places we stayed in had a little store cupboard such as salt or perhaps a bottle of milk to welcome us but that was such a minor point. The only other properties that was of the same standard were properties owned by Anne Sutherland in Isle of Skye and Inverness. Thank you for lovely views and comfortable house.

Reviewed this property on 13/04/2022
And awarded it
Ardbeg is a superb house situated in a small Highland village. The view from the lounge and balcony is panoramic with views across Loch Gairloch. All the rooms are finished to a high specification.

Reviewed this property on 09/04/2022
And awarded it
What a stunning location and a lovely holiday home to experience. Breathtaking views and incredible land and sea scapes are a constant experience from the property and the garden. Really well equipped home with all you need to relax and enjoy. Cannot recommend it highly enough

Reviewed this property on 21/02/2022
And awarded it
Excellent property with a superb view over the water. Comfortable and has everything needed for a lovely holiday. Thank you!

Reviewed this property on 06/11/2021
And awarded it
The fact that we have booked this cottage again for next year is testament in itself as to how much we enjoyed staying at Ardbeg. The views across to Skye were inspiring. The house was very comfortable and the layout just flowed. The walks directly from the rear garden gate were really interesting.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2021
And awarded it
A lovely well equipped property in an amazing location. Ideal for a family holiday.

Reviewed this property on 24/08/2021
And awarded it
Ardbeg is a lovely cottage in a stunning location. We could have looked at the view from the deck for hours. Everything had been thought of to ensure a lovely and relaxing holiday. We particularly appreciated the BBQ and outdoor seating. The availability of 2 separate indoor seating areas will be great for mixed age family groups. The cottage was exceptionally well maintained and spotless.

Reviewed this property on 16/08/2021
And awarded it
Ardbeg is a lovely well equipped house overlooking Gairloch - perfect for a relaxing family break

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2021
And awarded it
Best holiday cottage we've ever rented in 26yrs. Fabulous uninterrupted loch views and generous living space . Well appointed furniture and fittings . Not for the fragile though as it's a hugely steep climb up to the house from the village . Certainly good for fitness levels !

Reviewed this property on 30/12/2020
And awarded it
Wonderful home full of extra special touches. The views from the house were breathtaking! Cozy, peaceful, the perfect holiday break. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2020
And awarded it
This is an excellent property, well designed and with good quality finishes and attention to detail. Three tidy two-person rooms but the selling points are the huge open living room/kitchen area with neat log-burner, the massive sea-facing terrace with a fabulous view and the cosy room with a second TV of the same high quality as in the living room. It's a steeply sloping driveway to the property on the edge of the town and the enclosed back garden continues the slope up to a gate which leads onto the many hill tracks which link up interesting iron age stone circles. Great dog walking straight from the back door! Highly recommended property to which we hope to return.

Reviewed this property on 01/09/2020
And awarded it
Fantastic house in a great location, never tire of the views. Clean and very comfortable. Close to the beach and shops. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed this property on 08/12/2019
And awarded it
Of all the places we've been to and stayed around the world, Ardbeg scores very highly. Ardbeg is presented in an extremely tasteful and calming manner which suited our need to be able to chill out completely. Ardbeg is centred in an area which has an abundance of scenic walks and trails, suitable for all abilities. We were spoiled for choice, even our sprocker who celebrated his first birthday during our stay was in his element. Returning to Ardbeg after a long days walking was an absolute pleasure with all our needs more than catered for. Our sincere thanks to the owners of Ardbeg for a truly wonderful cottage.

Reviewed this property on 16/10/2019
And awarded it
This property delivers what it promises, you just fall through the door and everything is simple to get along with. The views over to the Isles and Loch Gairloch are simply amazing. The town is well stocked too if you don't want to go too far and Tesco will even deliver your groceries.

Reviewed this property on 13/08/2019
And awarded it
Lovely house - great view across to Skye. very comfortable and very well equipped. If you're travelling with children there's a separate small sitting room to the main living area and both are equipped with a large flat screen TV. Gairloch has a great museum, nice tourist info centre and great fish & chips!

Reviewed this property on 16/07/2019
And awarded it
Had an amazing time at this cottage. Every bit and more as good as the website. Well worth our journey (8hours drive) . Fantastic views from the cottage, which is luxury itself. Local area has lots to offer, restaurants, shops, taxis. Lots of friendly locals

Reviewed this property on 21/05/2019
And awarded it
On arriving at Ardbeg, I was very pleasantly surprised, as this is the best self-catering accommodation I have ever stayed in, The welcome package of bread, eggs and chocolate useful, and a nice touch, The quality of the bedding and furnishings was first class; cleanliness was top notch, and it was apparent that attention to detail was paramount. All the appliances in the kitchen were spotless, and in working order. The two living rooms would be a bonus to families, save a lot of arguing over programmes versus games! Lots of things to see and do, all within acceptable time frames for travel. Last but not least, the view, unparalled.

Reviewed this property on 21/05/2019
And awarded it
Excellent accommodation and a wonderful setting. The house is finished to an extremely high standard with incredible views from the deck. I would highly recommend this as a holiday destination.

Reviewed this property on 24/04/2019
And awarded it
Ardbeg cottage is absolutely amazing. Such a gorgeous location & the property has been furnished to a high standard with everything you could possibly need. Lovely welcome pack left by the owners too. Would highly recommend this property for a relaxing vacation.

Reviewed this property on 15/04/2019
And awarded it
Just back from a wonderful week at Ardbeg Cottage. The minute you walk in and see the stunning views and appreciate the quality of the finishing in the cottage, you can be sure you are going to have a fabulous holiday. The location is perfect and it is an easy walk down to the local shops, the harbour and to lovely spots for a coffee or a meal. The deck however makes this cottage even extra special and we were blessed with faboulous weather and managed to enjoy meals out on the deck - even in April! This is the first holiday cottage that we would definitely return to - the owners have really created a wonderful holiday home.

Reviewed this property on 25/03/2019
And awarded it
Would highly recommend using wilderness cottages. Smooth easy transaction, details made very clear.... would definitely use again and recommend to friends an family. Until the next time ????

Reviewed this property on 08/03/2019
And awarded it
Starting with wow!! And ending with a wow!! The whole experience was so easy, from choosing to booking etc. And Ardbeg was amazing, perfect on every aspect from quality fixtures and comfort, location, the view was beautiful! The welcome pack waiting for us, how long have you got? We will definitely return.. soon x

Reviewed this property on 14/11/2018
And awarded it
Just returned from Ardbeg Cottage we had an absolutely wonderful time, the cottage was fabulous everything you could wish for & more. The views were stunning & couldn't have asked for better weather. Would highly recommend everyone should visit this wonderful part of Scotland will definitely return. Wilderness cottages are definitely a company I will use again

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2018
And awarded it
Outstanding property with stunning views across Gairloch out to Skye. Thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed this property on 20/10/2018
And awarded it
Fantastic accommodation very well furnished and spotlessly clean. The views from the balcony are spectacular. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 01/10/2018
And awarded it
This is a stunning house. It has everything you need with the bonus of outstanding views across to the Isle of Skye.

Reviewed this property on 17/09/2018
And awarded it
Lovely house and gardens with wonderful views from the lounges and the large decked balcony. The rear garden is enclosed and safe for dogs with a gate at the top for direct access to the fells. This house is in a fantastic elevated position in a wonderful part of Scotland and only a few minutes from beaches and a few shops, pubs and restaurants. An exceptional property and well equipped.

Reviewed this property on 16/09/2018
And awarded it
Lovely location with a fabulous view of the loch. The house is well appointed and recently refurbished to a high standard. We loved our stay!

Reviewed this property on 12/09/2018
And awarded it
Wonderful Base to explore this Scenic Area. Watched Dolphins playing in the loch from the deck [with binoculars] and Pine Martins in the Garden, a Kite was nose to nose with my wife through the glass of the deck. The House had everything we could wish for all to tasteful standard, views across to Skye.

Reviewed this property on 24/07/2018
And awarded it
We stayed at this wonderful cottage for a week. Absolutely 1st class accommodation with a superb elevated aspect overlooking Gairloch bay and the Isle of Skye. We have stayed on the west coast many times but by far this is the best place. I will definitely be recommending this to family and friends.

Reviewed this property on 02/06/2018
And awarded it
This was an exceptional house. Everything that we required. Very clean and well maintained. The views were stunning from the decking. We shall certainly recommend to others.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2018
And awarded it
What a fantastic place to stay, a real home from home. Everything you could need and so much more.

Reviewed this property on 24/05/2018
And awarded it
The cottage certainly had the wow factor. It is set back from the road up a steep drive, we parked right beside the cottage (great for unloading). Inside the cottage was very tastefully decorated, quality fixtures and fittings all enhancing the fabulous balcony and views over Gairloch Bay. The owners have done a brilliant job in creating a fantastic space, we had a perfect holiday ( Spotted a Pine Martin on the drive one night ) five stars from us.

Reviewed this property on 16/05/2018
And awarded it
What a lovely house and the view is spectacular! The house is furnished and decorated to a really high standard and takes advantage of the view with huge windows. There is also a large balcony to sit or eat outside (unfortunately there were very strong winds while we were there so we only managed to site out on 2 occasions. There's also a lovely big back garden with access to the hills which was great for our dog. I can't imagine there would be anything you would need in the kitchen that wasn't supplied- don't think I've ever seen such a well supplied holiday home! The area is also lovely - Gairloch beach is beautiful and there are lovely walks in the Flowerdale estate. Really good fish and chips and Chinese takeaway as well as shops stocked with local produce. We also really liked the Tuesday market in nearby Poolewe. I'd definitely recommend Ardbeg and thanks to the owners for making it such a lovely place to stay.

Reviewed this property on 22/03/2018
And awarded it
Lovely property, beautiful views, all you need, as in home from home. Will definately return.

Reviewed this property on 14/03/2018
And awarded it
Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated, well equipped with quality items and a fantastic view across the sea to the Isle of Skye. Has everything you need. We enjoyed our stay, this is by far the best cottage we have ever stayed in, we hope to return. Thanks

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