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Katy Ann's
Achiltibuie, Ross-shire

 

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Katy Ann's, a traditional white cottage situated in the crofting village of Achiltibuie, on the wild and stunningly beautiful Coigach Peninsula is the perfect destination for outdoor adventurers, wildlife enthusiasts and for those seeking peace, tranquility and fresh air. Gaze out across the bay to the Summer Isles and the Hebrides beyond, spot the otters and sea eagles if you are lucky, or take a short walk to the Summer Isles Hotel and its Michelin star restaurant and pub. Katy Ann's cosy and very comfortable self-catering accommodation with large open fire and outstanding views will soon lull you into blissful relaxation.

Nearby there are amazing white sandy beaches at Achnahaird, Achmelvich and Clashnessie and gentle coastal walks from Achiltibuie to Reiff as well the famous ancient sandstone hills of Stac Pollaidh, Suilven and Ben More Coigach. The area is of great geological interest and has recently been awarded Geo Park Status. Visit the Knockan Crag Visitor centre to find out the history of the rocks.

There are a host of fishing opportunities on the rivers, lochs and sea from the shore or by boat. There are also opportunities to take the local cruise boat around the islands to spot seals, porpoises and rare birds with a stop off on Tanera Mor island. For the more energetic, sea kayaking is increasingly popular and Norwest Sea Kayaking provide all equipment and expert guides to help you explore the deserted islands and unspoilt coastline of the north west of Scotland.

From Achiltibuie it is possible to make a range of day trips. Inverewe Gardens are about a 2 hours drive - a famous micro climate garden started by Osgood Mackenzie who made use of the Gulf Stream. Handa Island, 1 hour drive north of Achiltibuie, is a bird reserve home to breeding puffins and skuas - boat trips leave every 15 minutes in season. Alternatively, drive along the 'wee mad road' from Achiltibuie to Lochinver that carves its way through the Inverpolly Nature reserve. Look out for nesting golden eagles and pop into the famous Achins Bookshop. Visit the Highland Stoneware Pottery for beautiful hand painted stoneware and stop in at the Picture Shack for paintings, pastels, watercolours and photographs of this stunning area.

You can make the most of the mountains and islands in and around Achiltibuie or just sit and soak up the endless tranquillity of Europe's last wilderness.

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1, bath with overhead shower
  • Large open fire logs/peat/coal
  • Microwave
  • TV, DVD, Stereo
  • Immersion heater
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed grassy garden
  • Large terrace
  • Garden furniture and barbeque
  • Access to private pebble beach at the bottom of the croft
  • Pets welcome - small dog basket provided
  • Short breaks
  • Ullapool - 25 miles
  • Airport - Inverness 2 hours
  • 1* Michelin restaurant at Summer Isles Hotel - 200 yards
  • Bars, cafes and restaurants - within 4 miles
  • Coastal and mountain walking from your doorstep
  • Sandy beaches
  • Wildlife: sea eagles, otters, seals and porpoises and if you are lucky even whales!
  • Boat trips, fishing, sea kayaking
  • Hydroponicum
  • Achiltibuie Smokehouse
  • Achiltibuie Piping School
  • Ullapool - shops, restaurants, museum, art gallery, swimming pool, tennis courts, golf

Accommodation:
Katy Ann's is situated just up from the shoreline with its own private pebbly beach (perfect for beachcombing) with incredible uninterrupted views across the sea to the Summer Isles and beyond.

The entrance to the cottage is via the conservatory which has Lloyd Loom sofa and chairs and unparalleled views. The conservatory leads into the cosy open plan sitting room with open log/peat fire and a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge and dining area. Again there are fantastic views to the islands.

A spiral staircase leads upstairs to a double bedroom with queen sized bed, chests of drawers and hanging cupboard and glorious views out to sea; a twin bedroom with wardrobe and chest of drawers, again with wonderful sea views and a bathroom with a double ended bath and an electric shower overhead, basin, lavatory.

The cottage has its own large fenced garden with seaward terrace, BBQ and garden furniture.

Directions:
From Inverness take the A835 north to Ullapool. 10 miles north of Ullapool turn left onto the single track road signed to Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles. 15 miles later you reach the village. Go through the village, past the shop, post office and hotel on your left and then turn off hard right down the second track after the Hydroponicum. Katy Ann's cottage is the middle house of the three houses. The entrance is through the metal 5 bar gate.

What's included:
Heating is included except in the winter when there is a 30 supplement. A welcome fire will be already laid for your arrival.
Sheets/duvets, bath sheet, hand towel, flannels, bathmats are all provided.
Pets are welcome and a small dog basket is provided.
Also awaiting you is a welcome tray with tea, coffee, milk and biscuits.

Cost and availability.
Katy Ann's holiday cottage is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Friday, arrive after 4pm and depart before 10 am. Short breaks available.

To book this delightful self catering cottage in Achiltibuie with uninterrupted sea views, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

Katy Ann's Cottage, 113 Greenhill, Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Ross-shire IV26 2YG Northwest Highlands, Scotland

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