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The Lighthouse

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The Lighthouse - from the sea in autumn
The view south in summer
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Overview
4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Designed by multi-award winning Dualchas architects, the Lighthouse is a private and stylish home with perfect Highland views south over the sea to the Torridon mountains. The contemporary design has been finished to an exceptional standard providing a place for relaxation and tranquil contemplation or active family holidays. Set in a superb natural landscape, the house nonetheless provides every modern convenience, with excellent wifi, Miele appliances, underfloor heating and double glazing throughout. Furnishings have been carefully sourced from the best British designers with Anta hand-woven fabrics, tables and lighting by Tom Raffield and Tala and curtains made from Scottish linen. The house is clad in larch and Douglas fir and has a striking zinc roof. Inside, it responds to the...Designed by multi-award winning Dualchas architects, the Lighthouse is a private and stylish home with perfect Highland views south over the sea to the Torridon mountains. The contemporary design has been finished to an exceptional standard providing a place for relaxation and tranquil contemplation or active family holidays. Set in a superb natural landscape, the house nonetheless provides every modern convenience, with excellent wifi, Miele appliances, underfloor heating and double glazing throughout. Furnishings have been carefully sourced from the best British designers with Anta hand-woven fabrics, tables and lighting by Tom Raffield and Tala and curtains made from Scottish linen. The house is clad in larch and Douglas fir and has a striking zinc roof. Inside, it responds to the fabric of the geography with a focus on the natural - stone, oak, linen, wool, sheepskin and leather accents. On the ground floor, the house has four well-appointed, comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite and one a large shower room. There is a further spacious bathroom upstairs with a dramatic skylight over the bath and shower. The beautiful oak staircase was handmade. The heart of the house is the spectacular first floor open-plan living room with a large down-filled sofa, cosy sheepskin beanbags and a wood-burning stove. Huge windows overlook a south-facing balcony and large elevated dining deck (with teak table and chairs), so guests can enjoy the breathtaking views whatever the weather. The smart Italian kitchen, which will satisfy the demands of the most discerning cook, leads directly off the dining area of the living room. A beautiful oak-panelled study with satellite tv provides a perfect evening retreat, in warmth and comfort. The property is rented from a Friday to a Friday, with check out by 10am and no check in before 4pm. From the start of April through to the end of October, we only offer rentals of a minimum of seven nights duration. For the rest of the year we are happy to accept shorter rentals (a minimum stay of three nights). Gairloch has been recognised as one of the loveliest place in Scotland for holidays since Queen Victoria's visit in 1877. The Lighthouse is set on the hillside overlooking the historic Gairloch pier with direct access onto the footpath leading to either the harbour, and its pub, restaurant and shop, or after a short walk over the headland to one of the most attractive white sand beaches in Wester Ross and the scenic golf course on the dunes. You really could park your car when you arrive and not need to drive again during your stay. Whether you seek a holiday focussed on beach and sea or walks in a wild landscape, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Lighthouse is equally suited to family holidays, a retreat from the modern world or highland adventures. Activities available locally include; golf, sea and fly fishing, pony trekking, walking, mountain biking, kayaking, whale watching, sailing and falconry. From the Lighthouse you can walk across to the Flowerdale estate and visit the arboretum or walk up to the dramatic Flowerdale waterfall and a short drive away are the famous gardens of Inverewe. Above all there are any number of beaches, paths and mountains to explore in some of Europe's most unspoilt country.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
The house is unsuitable for babies and children under 5 as both the external and internal staircases are steep, wooden, ungated and end in a stone floor. Guests are not allowed to have barbecues or bonfires on the property because of the risk of the house (which is clad in wood) or the hillside catching fire.
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Camilla G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2020

Gairloch is a vibrant little town with some great shops, cafes, restaurants and – of course – wonderful scenery to enjoy. It's also now special for us since our stay in this truly wonderful house and its breathtaking location. The quality of everything in it...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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GlobeTrotting821542, VR Owner at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2020

Thank you so much for the very kind comments about the Lighthouse. We are so glad that you had a good holiday and got a chance to recharge batteries after the misery of lockdown.

Reviewed 13 September 2020

Our week in this totally amazing house was not long enough, we just did not want to leave the magical setting with the stupendous view that changes every hour! The Lighthouse is exceptionally well equipped with stylish fabrics, lighting & furniture, and if it rained...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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GlobeTrotting821542, VR Owner at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Thank you for such a warm and heartfelt review - it is much appreciated! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your holiday and found the Lighthouse a happy place to escape to. We will look forward to welcoming you back before long.

Reviewed 5 September 2020

This is an amazing house in the most incredible location and I can’t recommend it highly enough as a place to stay. The house has everything you would ever need, is incredibly comfortable and there is the most stunning view that you can just sit...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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GlobeTrotting821542, VR Owner at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Thank you for the very kind comments. We are delighted that your family had a good holiday and made the most of the opportunities to explore. We hope you will return!

Reviewed 17 July 2020

We were very lucky to be able to stay here as lockdown restrictions lifted enough to let us travel. House is gorgeous, views magnificent. Kitchen is bliss to cook in. A very special place to stay, and the few minutes walk over the hill to...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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GlobeTrotting821542, VR Owner at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2020

Thank you for the very kind comments about the house. We were delighted that lockdown lifted in time to enable you to have your holiday and it sounds like you made the most of it. It would be lovely to welcome you back when life...More

Reviewed 6 August 2019

This house was the perfect base for our family holiday. Our family ranges from 27 to 66 years old and so getting somewhere which suits everyone can be challenging! This property is close to all amenities: 5 minute walk to the local pub (the old...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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GlobeTrotting821542, VR Owner at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2019

Thank you for your very kind comments about the Lighthouse. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday and it sounds like you managed to pack a lot in to your stay. We hope you might return for another family holiday in future -...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2019

This house exceeds expectations, the interiors are slick and spacious, the amenities top quality and the location is breathtaking. The Lighthouse is warm and well stocked with all you need to feel totally at home, we particularly appreciated the generous welcome pack. There is a...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Elizabeth G
GlobeTrotting821542, VR Owner at The Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2019

Thank you for your very kind review of the Lighthouse. We would be delighted to welcome you and your family back whenever you next need to escape to the West Coast.

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Wow, just wow! Stylish architect-designed house, with incredible mountain and loch views, located near Gairloch. We loved this place. It's a real cut above the rest. The interiors are luxurious and the owners have thought of everything. The location of the Lighthouse is stunning, with...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Management response:Responded 2 October 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the Lighthouse. Thank you for your very positive comments, which mean a great deal after all the work we have put in to the house. We look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Patio
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Fishing Nearby
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The Lighthouse is on a headland facing south over the Gairloch towards the Torridon hills. The scenery is spectacular and unspoilt - very few other houses can be seen from the large windows in the living room. Gairloch is a relatively small highland town, which does get busier in the summer months, but is extremely quiet in the winter. There is, however, plenty to do in the area throughout the year and guests are provided with a detailed Information Pack with descriptions of beaches, walks and other local activities (and booking information where necessary.)
Getting around
From the Lighthouse, you can walk down to the busy Gairloch pier and watch the fishermen come and go. There is a small cafe, gallery and a useful shop at the pier. A short walk round the bay the local pub and restaurant sits by the old stone bridge. If you walk the other way over the headland you will arrive at the Gairloch beach and the nine hole golf course on the dunes. There are a good local butcher, a farm shop, a general store, a community and tourist information centre, cafes and restaurants, a bank and a garage about a mile way along the road in Gairloch centre.
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