Cove is a tiny settlement at the end of the single track road running up the west side of Loch Ewe, eight miles from Poolewe. Views from the cottage take in the stunning mountains of Wester Ross. Formed over six hundred million years ago, they boast some of the oldest geology in the world, and the unforgettable scenery stretches from Suilven in the north to Beinn Alligin in the Torridons. This area is a climber's paradise and easily reached from the cottage, with the promise of a hot shower and comfortable surroundings to return to. There is also plenty of walking at lower levels from coastline paths to circular inland routes such as the Kernsary and Slattadale paths which take in various hill lochans, rough pasture carpeted with wild flowers and offer beautiful views.
The cottage sits thirty feet above the rugged coast line of Loch Ewe within its own garden grounds. Cove harbour is a short walk away and is a good boat launching site for those with boats on trailers. Sandy beaches and bays are also close at hand with Firemore beach a short drive back along the road to Poolewe and a lovely spot for a picnic, canoe launching or safe paddling for youngsters.
Opportunities for fishing abound from seasonal permits on lochs and rivers to sea angling with various companies (based mainly in Gairloch) offering a range of packages to suit all needs - from a 2 hour family trip to day-long expeditions in pursuit of Giant Skate. A number of licensed operators also run marine wildlife cruises, most of which operate between Easter and October. Visitors have the prospect of seeing everything from Minky Whales and Basking Sharks to Gannets and Giant Skuas. For equestrian enthusiasts Gairloch Trekking Centre offer treks on 'well mannered' horses and ponies along private pathways through forestry and streams.
Opposite the village of Poolewe with its village store, hotel and cafe lies the world-renowned Inverewe Gardens, a must see for all budding gardeners or horticulturalists. At latitude somewhat north of Moscow sub tropical plants from all over the globe survive and thrive thanks to the mild warming influence of the North Atlantic drift. April and May are fantastic for flowering rhododendron and azalea with an excellent network of paths providing easy access for all ages and the abilities. A visitors centre and restaurant also informs and sustains visitors to ensure the visit is fun for all the family.
- Sleeps - 4
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
- Bathrooms - 2
(downstairs bathroom with shower over bath,
upstairs bathroom with shower hose attachment)
- Washing machine
- Wood-burning stove
- Television with DVD player
- CD player and iPod docking station
- South facing sun room
- South facing garden with patio area
- Garden chairs and barbecue available
- Dogs welcome
- Gairloch - 14 miles
- Inverness Airport - 90 miles
- Achnasheen station (c40 miles)
with connecting bus service to Poolewe
- Hotels and pub in Poolewe
- Climbing and hill walking
- Golf in Gairloch
- Salmon and trout fishing
- Loch and sea fishing
- Marine wildlife cruises
- Pony trekking
- Stunning beaches
- Swimming pool in Poolewe
- Inverewe Gardens
(National Trust for Scotland)
- Corrieshalloch Gorge (NTS)
- Beinn Eigh (Torridon)
National Nature Reserve
- Gairloch Heritage Museum
With a south facing garden and patio overlooking Loch Ewe and stunning views across the loch to the hills and mountains of Wester Ross, this comfortable and cosy cottage has been simply but thoughtfully appointed.
Downstairs the sitting room has a wood-burning stove and views over the loch. It has a television with DVD player, CD player and Ipod docking station and is the perfect place to relax.
The south-facing sun room offers magnificent views and the kitchen/diner is always cosy with the Aga. In the back kitchen area is an electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, and microwave. There is a downstairs shower and bathroom with WC and a utility area ideal for dogs, wellies and coats.
Upstairs are two comfortable bedrooms, one double and one twin, and also a bathroom.
Follow the A9 north from Perth to Inverness then take the A835 signed for Gairloch and Ullapool to Garve. After leaving Garve take the A832 continuing to follow signs to Gairloch and Poolewe. Turn left in Poolewe on to the B8057 and continue for 8 miles to Cove.
The house is located half a mile from the end of the road on the right.
Electricity is included.
Towels and linen are provided - but please bring your own beach towels.
What's not included: Peat, coal and logs may be ordered or purchased locally.
Cost and availability:
This Wester Ross cottage is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday, depart by 10am and arrive after 4pm please.
To book this comfortable and cosy cottage with stunning views over Loch Ewe, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
direct to the owner
No 1 Cove, Poolewe, By Achnasheen, Ross-shire IV22 2LT Scotland