Earth House Laide - Wester Ross
Wester Ross

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Earth House - Wester Ross

Location: Laide - Wester Ross - Wester Ross

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £680 p.w.

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Earth House, Laide

Sleeps 4 - WiFi - Pets Welcome

Earth House is an amazing property situated just a short distance from the small village of Laide.  This single storey house is certainly unusual and quite hard to spot, with a turfed roof that blends beautifully with the surrounding landscape. The location offers picturesque views over Gruinard Bay and towards the mountains of Assynt in the north.

Designed and built by the owner over a long period, Earth House offers different from the usual types of properties that are available. The main living area with its sofas and dining area has floor to ceiling windows and offers direct access to the outside patio. Off this area a well equipped kitchen and study area can be found. The property has two en-suite bedrooms, one being a king and the other a twin. A utility area and a cloakroom complete the facilities.

Although being underground the property is warm and welcoming with electric heating throughout. Outside the secluded garden with its shoreline location is an ideal place to sit and relax after a day exploring. Situated close to the North Coast 500 route, the area also offers a broad range of places to visit including Inverewe Gardens and Gairloch.

Guests with Children

Due to various factors relating to safety at this property, children under twelve years of age are not allowed. At the time of booking please insert the ages of your children in the comments box on the booking form.

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  • Sitting/dining room with comfortable sofas, electric fire, Freeview TV, dining table & seating for six, floor to ceiling windows, direct access to garden.
  • Kitchen, electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and all the usual cooking equipment, window to the side of the property.
  • Study with desk, window with views over the garden.
  • Laundry area with washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Cloakroom with wc, whb.
  • Master bedroom with king size bed, en-suite bathroom, bath, separate shower, wc, whb, both rooms having windows with views to the front of the property.
  • Twin bedroom, en-suite shower room, wc, whb.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs, electric heating throughout.

Other Facilities

  • Outdoor drying area.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • WiFi.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Garden with furniture.
  • Off road parking for two cars.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of two well behaved pets are allowed at the property, an additional weekly charge of £15.00 per pet applies.

Guests with Children

Due to various factors relating to safety at this property, children under twelve years of age are not allowed. At the time of booking please insert the ages of your children in the comments box on the booking form.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £150.00 is required at the property.

Best Features

  • Spectacular coastal location.
  • An ideal base to explore the west coast and the North Coast 500 route.
  • Unique property not often available.






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Earth House Reviews

The latest reviews of Earth House...

Reviewed this property on 06/11/2023
And awarded it
The Earth House blew us away. We absolutely loved it and 2 days into our week there we'd already booked up a fortnight the following autumn! Super practical, a fabulous location and phenomenal views......Great kitchen too.

Reviewed this property on 26/10/2023
And awarded it
Unique and fun house to be in for a holiday. Great views of the bay and islands from the living room, and well protected from the evening storms with the house being partially built into the slope. Great for 2 people, but would not be so good for 4 - the 2nd bedroom was quite gloomy, it's only got a skylight.

Reviewed this property on 01/09/2023
And awarded it
Earth House exceeded our expectations. The two key elements of accommodation and location were perfect for us. The house is an architectural underground marvel, tucked away in the hillside right on the edge of the sea. Surprisingly light, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The location is perfect for wildlife watching. Eagles, otters and dolphins regularly seen from the comfort of the lounge. We spent ages just exploring on our own "private" beach. An unusual, quirky gem of a property. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 30/08/2023
And awarded it
This property is superb, as are the owners supplying with everything we needed for our late arrival from their own refrigerator, also a lovey bottle of wine ???? the cottage is of the highest standard as us everything within, stunning views and so much wildlife including seal's just outside the picture window doors. We had one the best holidays ever coming away totally relaxed, cannot wait to return in the future.. thank you do very much

Reviewed this property on 26/08/2023
And awarded it
We spent an absolutely amazing week at this spectacular unique property, Donald was simply one of the best supplying us with the essentials we needed including a lovely bottle of wine until we could get to the shops the next day as we arrived quite late in the evening. We felt totally relaxed from day one enjoying the views and wildlife right outside our window, we both tried to find our artist within by having a go a watercolor painting which we thoroughly enjoyed with such beautiful scenery to inspire us.. we cannot recommend this property enough it was superb. Thank you, I'm positve you will see us again x

Reviewed this property on 25/07/2023
And awarded it
We were unsure on what to expect in this unusual property. But it was beautiful. The property was warm and cosy with plenty of space. The ensuite bathrooms were fabulous and looking overview sea in the bath was a delight. The location is out of this world. And we spent most evening with a pair of binoculars on the terrace with a glass of whisky spotting wildlife. We spotted curlew, sea Eagle, oyster catchers and my favourite a seal with her pup at low tide right in front of us most days. Never saw the elusive otter though. Felt totally relaxed at the end of the week.

Reviewed this property on 22/05/2023
And awarded it
The location of the Earth House is exceptionally beautiful, so peaceful, we saw Minke Whales, Otters and a Sea Eagle all from the house. Externally the house was an amazing construction, sympathetically built to blend in with its surroundings. Internally the cottage was well equipped, but the furnishings were rather uncomfortable and the twin bedroom only had a roof light that you could not see out of or open. Because of the location I would rate this as Good overall.

Reviewed this property on 21/04/2023
And awarded it
Superlative location right by the ocean with amazing sunrises.Quirky house in an extremely quiet location.

Reviewed this property on 10/04/2023
And awarded it
What a haven from real life! The house is so different..and quirky, in all the right ways. Warm and welcoming too. The hosts were so friendly and helpful and all praise to their housekeepers. Saw one of the otters four times while I was there, twice on a rock eating fish and grooming, thanks to the telescope provided. Some Large birds diving headlong into the sea. Only suggestion would be a bird/wildlife book. The 180 degree view is unbeatable..and I am used to the west coast. Early morning sunrises beyond belief. Staff at Laide post office so friendly and helpful and a great wee shop. Mellon Udrigle beach a mile away spectacular. Sandy/pebble shore outside the house also wonderful. Cannot praise the place enough. I will be back.

Reviewed this property on 24/10/2022
And awarded it
Stole our hearts all over again. Second stay this year. Even our dogs didn't want to leave.the house is so special, quiet, peaceful, clean and warm. The area jaw dropping beautiful. The owners are lovely should you need to ask them anything. All on one level which was perfect for mum 82. Owners put a chair in for mum mum that she found better for her. Thank you!

Reviewed this property on 29/09/2022
And awarded it
Very quirky house, but warm, plenty of hot water, and well-equipped. Uninterrupted views over to Gruinard Island, with Achiltabuie and the Summer Isles behind. Owners close-by, always ready to answer any queries.

Reviewed this property on 26/07/2022
And awarded it
One of the most relaxing holidays I've had was staying here at the Earth house...peacefulness and stunning ever-changing views and wildlife. The house is so quirky and caters for all your needs, highly recommend if you want a get away from it all holiday.

Reviewed this property on 01/06/2022
And awarded it
Stole our hearts! Perfect in every way. We got home and rebooked! Mum is 82 and can't do stairs or many steps, and we have two dogs so sometimes it's difficult to find a cottage. Earth house is a very special place, peaceful and quiet, we saw a otter feeding on the shore, the view is stunning, the location is perfect to explore local and further afield, the shore by the house is just fascinating and beautiful. Laide shop is excellent. Can't wait to get back! Thank you

Reviewed this property on 18/05/2022
And awarded it
Wonderful as usual. Magiic. We've stayed ih Earth House many time and have never had problems.

Reviewed this property on 19/04/2022
And awarded it
This is all about location, location, location. Its quite stunning with a deserted shore at your doorstep and a wonderful view over to An Teallach and Coigach. The house itself is quirky with a great view from the lounge. Once we got used to the heaters and the hot water boost it was fine. Its not the most homely place in terms of furnishings. Drying facilities are limited to a line outside and a tumble drier. The owner is very accommodating and helpful.

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2021
And awarded it
Earth House is in a wonderfull location directly on the coast where we could watch an abudance of birds togerher with otters and seals most days. It's a very quirky property and the only things that stopped me scoring it as excellent is that the twin bedroom has no view at all as it's a roof light and, whilst the furnising are all very high quaility, only one of the setees was comformatable to relax in in the evnings. That said, we would highly recommend it to family, friends and anyone wanting to connect with nature

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2021
And awarded it
Our second stay at Earth House and just as amazing as our first stay. Everything was perfect apart from the weather but can't do much about that.. We will be back!!

Reviewed this property on 09/06/2021
And awarded it
We stayed in this remarkable house for a fortnight in May, and what a delight it proved to be. Set in the most wonderful position with outstanding views of the Loch and distant hills. Whilst the surrounding area has plenty for the serious hill climber, it also has plenty for the casual week end walker, a category that we fit into! We had marvellous, varied walks in stunning locations, and at the end of the day, if we had need for a little potter, Laide wood had much to recommend itself. All in all a superb holiday, thoroughly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 02/11/2020
And awarded it
What an amazing place - a week spent watching. the ever changing scenery. and local wildlife - yes the otters came out to play! The Earth House is a truly unique holiday experience. with everything you could possibly need - including a warm welcome from the owners. Situated in an area with many beautiful beaches and walks to suit all - especially the dogs! This home offers tranquility and the space to enjoy the natural beauty of the locality.

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2020
And awarded it
Earth House is a great place to stay. A real home from home. The view from the house is stunning especially in Autumn and you can lose hours just enjoying it. The property is well equipped and comfortable. The owners are kind and considerate and keep the house looking good. We have stayed in their other property a few times before and have enjoyed both houses equally.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2020
And awarded it
Fantastic place to stay! We loved it and loved the area. The house is comfortable and has everything you need. Views from the house are wonderful and there is plenty to do.

Reviewed this property on 12/06/2019
And awarded it
A very special house in a very special place.

Reviewed this property on 06/06/2019
And awarded it
Our stay at Earth House was just fabulous...this is one of the best houses that we have stayed in, the view from the lounge of the sea and mountains was a view that just constantly took our breath away. The house was warm, welcoming and had absolutely everything that we needed. We will definitely be back.... Andrew & Louise

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