3 stars

Melvaig near Gairloch
Wester Ross - Scottish Highlands
In Designated National Scenic Area
Scottish Tourist Board 3 Stars

3 stars

The Croft


This traditional style semi-detached cottage has a cosy oldie-worldly atmosphere and has double glazing throughout. It is located in the quiet crofting village of Melvaig, near Gairloch in a Designated National Scenic Area with the shore only about 200 yards away.

The cottage overlooks the sea of the Inner Sound and Minch and there are excellent views of Skye, Harris and Lewis.

The Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and The Torridon mountains are just a short distance away and is a great place for walking.

Melvaig has a cafe bar/restaurant. The area's attractions include whale-watching and marine-life trips, including visits to the puffin colonies on the Shiant islands, salmon, trout and sea-fishing, a golf course and pony trekking. Also, bike hire, a deer museum and Inverewe Gardens, are some of the other attractions to name but a few. View from Sea Croft
View from The Croft
Gairloch © Gordon C. Harrison
Loch Thurnaig & Torridon © Gordon C. Harrison



Ground floor accommodation throughout
Heating by storage heaters

Comfortable lounge with feature stone fireplace, electric fire, two large settees, a standard lamp, colour TV with Freeview, VCR and a radio/cassette/CD player.

The fully fitted modern kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, toaster, food mixer, coffee maker etc. plus a good range of cooking utensils.

There is an adjacent dining area with patio doors and both the kitchen and dining area have views looking out onto the islands.

bedroom Double bedroom with king size bed, second bedroom with lovely comfortable bunk beds, both rooms have fitted wardrobes and traditional furnishings.

Bathroom with electric over-bath shower, WC, heater and heated towel rail.

January/February £195 per week
March to Easter £210 per week
Easter to Mid October £360 per week
Mid to end October £275 per week
November-Christmas £195 per week
Christmas/New Year £360 per week

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A deposit £75 per week is requested on booking together with a retainer of £45. The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday.
Sheets, pillow cases, bath and hand towels, and tea towels, can be provided at an extra charge.
Electricity is metered and the amount will be deducted from your retainer. The meter will be read on arrival and departure.
Bookings are from Friday 4pm to Friday 9.30am
Parking space for 2 cars in front of the house.
Well behaved dogs accepted

The coastline around Melvaig and to Rua Reidh Lighthouse (approx. 4 miles north) is rugged, a haven for nesting birds, seals, whales and otters.

Click here for a map indicating the exact location of the house.
Torridon: 40 miles / Ullapool: 65 miles / Inverness: 80 miles

Gairloch (20 minutes) has hotels, shops, doctors and a dental surgery.

Fishing trips and guided hill walks available locally by prior arrangement.

Melvaig and Gairloch

lighthouse at Melvaig
Rua Reidh Lighthouse © Gordon C. Harrison


Contact: Tony Gill
118 Coombe Road
Wiltshire SP2 8BD
Telephone: 01722 325462
Email: tonyhomeqs@ymail.com

Also see:
Sea Croft Cottage

An Teallach
An Teallach © Gordon C. Harrison

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Scenic photos of Wester Ross © Gordon C. Harrison
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