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The wee house -Birchwood by the sea, great views, two bedrooms

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The house looks across the small fishing harbour towards Skye
our favourite local beach
House is on the North Coast 500 route.

Overview
4 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
You might have stayed with us at Birchwood in our big house. Our wee house is new for 2021. A contemporary two bedroom space with lots of glazing to enjoy the views. Dog friendly terraced garden looking over Gairloch harbour to Skye. Take a stroll to our lovely sandy beach to enjoy a swim or a game of golf. Or an even shorter walk to the Old Inn or down to the harbour where you can book a canoe trip,. paddle boarding, or a whale watching trip. A longer walk takes you to our local award winning museum, a number of shops and local eateries. All of the north coast 500 plus Inverewe gardens., stunning mountains, Lochs and beaches to explore on our door step. Further afield you can plan to visit Skye, Applecross, Ullapool and Inverness.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Children and pets are more than welcome although parents with small children should note terraces and steep garden. Sitting areas are on the deck and on a terrace so no lawn. The garden is secured for pets with the beach and lots of walks from the house.
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Allison C
Hosting since April 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live next door so around if any problems. We share the parking area but you have your own private deck and gravel garden area with a wee shelter you can use as a sitooterie or to store your bikes and hang up your wet suites.

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Reviews (34)
The Wolfdog Blog
The Wolfdog Blog
Holcombe, United Kingdom31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect place to relax, with amazing views - Munros not too far away!
We booked a week in August (2 adults, 1 dog). the property is modern, comfortable, and spacious, with fabulous views from the kitchen, lounge, and garden. The lounge is comfortable, with 2 lovely sofas and two chairs, perfect for reading! The kitchen is well equipped and has the added bonus of a utility room, with a sink, washing machine, and tumble dryer. There is a bath with a shower over it - good water pressure in the shower and plenty of hot water! Parking on-site. The garden is lovely and has plenty of seating - there was no BBQ, but we had our own with us. A short walk to the harbour and the 'shop at the pier' sells most things. Walking distance to the beautiful sandy beach (10 min walk). A short drive takes you to the village of Gairloch, which has a nice cafe, a creole restaurant, a McColls, and a farm shop. Further on is Strath, which has a great independent book store, coffee shop, and butcher. Plenty of Munros can be accessed within an hours drive.
Visited August 2022
Written 25 August 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

R & M
R & M
Renfrew, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great, location, accommodation and hosts.
Location of cottage is perfect. You have great views over the harbour from kitchen, lounge and garden. Very quiet, peaceful and the cottage is well equipped. The garden is fenced which is great if , like us, you have dogs. There are plenty of good walks and most places are dog friendly. Local beaches are beautiful ( and dog friendly). Owners of cottage are very nice. They are friendly and helpful but do not encroach on your privacy. We had a very enjoyable stay and hopefully will return.
Visited May 2022
Written 13 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tracey E
Tracey E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing retreat or a perfect base for sightseeing, the Wee House is ideal. The location is excellent with stunning views of Gairloch harbour but quick access to the town beyond. The accommodation is first class with everything you need and the private, enclosed outside area is wonderful. The covered sitooterie is very cosy when the Scottish weather arrives. We’ll definitely return. Did I mention the views were spectacular!?!
Visited September 2021
Written 30 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lindsey
Lindsey
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay, clean and comfortable!
We (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed for a week and had a fabulous time. We didn’t want to go home! House is perfect, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The outside area is amazing - lots of space and places to sit and enjoy the amazing views. Small shop and pub within walking distance, with further amenities a short drive away. We spent days at the local beach (behind the golf course) - the sand and water were perfect - and there are lots of other places to explore. The only slight negative things to mention is the main road in front of the house is noisy and has a lot of traffic - although the house is elevated so you don’t see as much you certainly will hear the traffic if windows are open. Also the view is slightly spoiled by some rather large trees in front of the property however the owners mentioned they were hoping to have these trimmed sometime soon (fingers crossed as the views are lovely!). You have to pass straight through the owners garden (and walk right past their windows) to get to the house from the shared drive, this didn’t bother us as the owners were away when we arrived but it would be something that would have bothered me any other time. Overall a lovely stay, would definitely recommend!
Visited August 2021
Written 24 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Passport21053675283
Passport21053675283
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A delightful home.
This is a lovely, comfortable property from which you can explore the surrounding area. It has secure outdoor space with views and patio furniture on which to relax and enjoy the scenery. Great dog walking on your doorstep with forest trails and beach walks.
Visited September 2021
Written 19 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JonandVib
JonandVib
78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic!
A great place to stay and explore the northwest part of Scotland. The house is right next to Gairloch harbour and a 2 minute walk to The Old Inn. Lots of great walking in the area as well as some fantastic (deserted) beaches! Accommodation was extremely clean and very well equipped - probably one of the best places we have stayed in this area.
Visited September 2021
Written 11 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trip585171
Trip585171
Worcester, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful location for an excellent house.
Beautiful location for an excellent house: private, quiet and very well equipped in Charlestown near Gairloch. Despite being attached to the owners house the Weehouse felt private, it has a fenced private garden and the house is lovely. It is modern, well decorated and with clean lines with picture windows throughout showing off the view of the interesting harbour. It's facilities are great too with an excellent kitchen, a large television with access to Netflix and Iplayer and the wi-fi is super speedy. The Weehouse has great walks accessible from it, to the beach nearby and the Flower estate to waterfall and an amazing arboretum with mature and huge Caledonian pines. The harbour offers a variety of activities: fishing trips, whale watching trips and canoeing, paddle boarding tuition. There is a public house with a beer garden and evening meals just below the house too. Of course the beauty of the highlands with its interesting small towns and harbours is just a drive away as are the wonderful mountains with visitor centres and trails for all kind of capabilities. We will certainly be back.
Visited August 2021
Written 29 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David H
David H
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wee House Birchwood
We’ve just returned from a fantastic stay at the stunning Wee House Birchwood Gairloch -Recently renovated to a high standard the house has everything you require, all mod cons and for 2 adults and 2 teenagers it was excellent. The setting was handily placed for local amenities, cafes and a short drive to a choice of nearby beaches. Hosts Allison and John were very helpful and friendly even providing the loan of a life jacket when ours met with an accident while travelling up. We would love to return again.
Visited July 2021
Written 25 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kevin C
Kevin C
52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Outstanding rental
Managed to book this by chance as it was one of the few available when we looked - perhaps a cancellation. Anyway, all looked good on the site but we thought it could be a bit of a risk. It turned out to be an absolutely fabulous property. Very nicely furnished and in a great location opposite the Charlestown (Gairloch) harbour. Set up to a high standard with the main sitting room upstairs with clever velux windows providing lovely views at any time of the day. The deck to the elevated front position was also a great sunny spot. t was lovely to sit out and watch the world go by. The owners live next door which was fine, not at all obtrusive and keen to help with pointers on local facilities/activities. Good WiFi connection with large TV and access to the owners Netflix/Amazon accounts (for TV not shopping 🙃). We loved it and look forward to booking again.
Visited July 2021
Written 19 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Companion744208
Companion744208
Salzburg, Austria7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic week
Our second time staying at Birchwood. Fantastic house in great location. Perfect house for up to eight people and importantly for us, dog friendly. Very clean and well equipped.
Visited August 2020
Written 20 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Location features
  • Waterfront location

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Map
Getting there
Inverness Airport
98.8 km

Stornoway Airport
68.1 km
Restaurants
Links Cafe
10 min

Black Pearl Creole Kitchen
9 min

Bridge Cottage Art Cafe
7.4 km

Coast Coffee Company
4 min
Attractions
Gairloch Museum
1.8 kmHistory Museums

Shieldaig Falconry
2.7 kmNature & Wildlife Areas

Gairloch Sitooterie
3 minGardens

Flowerdale Waterfall
3 minWaterfalls
About the neighbourhood
Wester Ross offers stunning coastal and mountain scenery. The bus from Inverness stops close to the house. Inverness with its main train station and airport is an hour and a half away. The stunning mountains of Torridon and the wilderness of Letterewe offer countless opportunities for walking and climbing. There are lots of activities and amenities available in walking distance from the house- swimming beach, golf course, boat trips, fishing, local walks, shops and the Old Inn. Or just sit and relax on our terraced decked garden and watch the odd boat head out over the sea to Skye.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
It's about an hour and a half from Inverness Airport and a bit less from Inverness train station. The nearest train station is 20 minutes away at Achnasheen great for a day trip to Plockton or the bright lights of Inverness. You can also catch the local bus to Inverness which stops just along the road from the house.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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