Gairloch, Highland
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A delightful harled stone and wood house yards from the sea with glorious hills behind, for walkers, dreamers, nature lovers and adventurers


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Inside is lovely, light and warm. Timber lined walls are painted in a soft colour, there’s a big window seat for gazing towards the water, books in every room, an easy chair with a reading light by the window and a super utility room with a pulley dryer for wet gear. Downstairs is warmed by underfloor heating from an air source heat pump and there’s a wood fire to cheer on really foul-weather days. Dramatic skies will be fun to watch from the inside.

The master bedroom is downstairs and has garden views, White Company sheets and duck down pillows, two twins up in the eaves have sloping ceilings but proper windows. Bathrooms have Arran Aromatics and you’ll find stripy towels for the beach. Clare is a cook so the kitchen has gadgets galore, decent knives and cookery books along with very pretty Polish pottery.

Wander through a meadow to a rocky beach, two kayaks are provided for wonderful adventures and, if you’re lucky, spotting otters.

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We think you'll love

  • Borrowing kayaks Clare has provided set out to explore the water right below the house
  • The stunning views, water in front, hills behind
  • Walking all day then returning to this serene space
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You should know

  • Mobile signal fine on certain window sills and in the garden
  • Owner Clare's house is in sight but both houses face different directions


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Friday
Check out
By 10am Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Short breaks may be available in low season - please ask. Up to 2 small dogs welcome by prior arrangement, £35 per dog.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

£35 per dog, max 2.


Nightly price
from £225
Weekly price
from £1550
Damage deposit
1 House for 6
From £2255 beds3 bedrooms


Lovely cottage, supremely well furnished and equipped, with a calm, homely feel. Fantastic views across the loch. We loved watching the deer chasing each other round the garden! Quiet area but with plenty to do - beaches, gardens, walking, water sports and more.

Sarah, Kirkby Lonsdale

Arrowdale is very special, very peaceful, very beautiful & so very comfortable. Clare has thought of everything to ensure your stay is enjoyable. Her baking is divine!! The views from the windows are stunning, the weather might be fickle (it is Scotland after all!) but the view is always amazing. If you are a walker, nature lover, out doorsy type then the cottage will wrap you in a comforting welcome home upon your return each day. If you just want some downtime to read & dream then the window seat is the perfect place. Local seafood & crafts & plenty of wildlife & birds to spot. We loved it!

EJ, Edinburgh

Arrowdale is the best self-catering property we've ever stayed in over many years of holidaying in such properties. The house is very well-equipped, luxuriously so, located in a beautiful area with lots to do close by. During our week we had a whole range of weather and appreciated the warmth and comfort of the house on cold days and the sitting out options on hot days, especially sitting on the rocks on the loch edge just below the house. A truly wonderful place.

Ann, Shrewsbury

Beautifully situated gem of a house: stylish, extremely comfortable and very well equipped - and blessed with the most welcoming of owners. Five stars.

G & P, Skipton

Wonderful is the only way to describe this cottage and surrounding views. Beautiful living space with window seat onto the loch where we watched otters and seals alongside the deer in the garden. The cottage was equipped with everything you could think of and more - we could have stayed for months!

Nicola, Brighton

There's so very much to do from here you might need quite a long stay. Or you could do very little except gaze out of the windows at the ever-changing sky and sea and the moody hills, and feel very happy that there are still places as remote and peaceful as this on the planet.

Nicola, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're down the end of a long drive in 20 acres of old birch and oak trees and mossy rocks with a coastal track for grand picnic spots. Long walks from the door up into the hills will thrill you but you can also reach Shieldaig Lodge Hotel for fine dining half a mile away and a good pub in a mere 2 miles, The Badachro Inn - or kayak to it, passing seals along the way. Gairloch is 5.5 miles.

Local points of interest from Clare Lumsden

  • There's a thriving family of seals in the area; you will be unlucky if you DON'T see them beside the house when you're staying. There are also roe deer, pine marten and wild geese to be seen in the garden and you'll hear lots of cuckoos in spring too.
  • Photographers/artists love Arrowdale. In addition to the garden, the land around the house provides glimpses of the sea on the coastal path, of dappled light through the birch trees, close up studies of ferns or of rocks thickly covered with mosses.
  • A private beach. A 30 minute kayak paddle or a 90 minute walk through protected ancient oak woodland will find you at a sandy beach totally inaccessible by road. It is a magical place to spend the day swimming, sunbathing, picnicking or playing games.
  • There are so many walks to go on in the area and hydro schemes's excellent tracks have opened up lots of lovely new walks or bike rides right up in to the hills for people who like to be able to walk side by side or on more secure ground in wilder places.
  • Accessible directly from the house is a stunning hillwalk to an official WW2 War Grave. There's an eerie beauty to the site where the crew of a US Air Force bomber died; wreckage lies on the hill and a propellor stands upright in a tranquil hill loch.
  • 1/2 mile in one direction of Arrowdale is the only fine dining cuisine in Gairloch (also with an outstanding gin and whisky bar) and 2 miles in the other direction is the pub with the most stunning views in the area (plus good pub food and a pizza truck).


Clare Lumsden

Clare is from the Highlands. She's a keen cook and loves to include her homemade scones, cakes or brownies in your welcome hamper. She's also a photographer and you'll see examples of her work on the walls in the cottage - mainly local landscapes – and is an avid walker. She’ll send you lots of suggestions for routes before you arrive.