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Big Sand

Gairloch, The Highlands - Ross-shire (Ref. 1110728)

5.0

Perfect

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 17 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Harris

    “Longa House is a truly phenomenal property in a fabulous location, a short climb down to a beautiful pebble beach.”

    Our family of 16 were very comfortable here for a week in August 2022. The impressive communal space, with views along the coast and over to the Hebrides, make this a jewel of a property for a large group. The owner was exceedingly helpful and responsive in offering advice, support and to resolve minor issues during our stay - many thanks Brenda.

    Our family of 16 were very comfortable here for a week in August 2022. The impressive communal space, with views along the coast and over to the Hebrides, make this a jewel of a property for a large group. The owner was exceedingly helpful and responsive in offering advice, support and to resolve minor issues during our stay - many thanks Brenda.

    - Harris, July 2022

Summary

  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin, 2 x ground-floor singles, 2 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath and shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Two first-floor bathrooms with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Boot room
  • Lower level sitting room
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Games room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range electric oven with oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, hairdryers
  • Flat-screen Freeview TV and DVD player, radio/CD player, PS3 player, WiFi, selection of board games, giant binoculars on tripod
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two highchairs, two cots, safety gate, changing mat and table
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Gardens to front and side with lawns, decking area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 4.1 miles
  • Note: There is additional parking available 1.5 miles away
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: There are four single additional pull-out beds
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Words cannot describe the awesome position of Longa House (Big Sand). Situated on the edge of a crofting community, this architect-designed house is perched above Loch Gairloch facing Longa Island. There are panoramic views south with the dramatic backdrop of the Torridon Mountains on one side and on the other, over the North Minch to the Cuillins of Skye and to the Outer Hebrides. Arriving at the house is certainly memorable. Whatever the weather has in store, observing the magnificent, ever-changing vistas from the deck or from the comfort of inside, your stay in this tremendous house is guaranteed to be a time to treasure and the views will stay with you for a long time. The focus of this beautiful property is on the location, the views and the huge, split level, social space from where doors to the decking area lead you out to sun loungers and the most amazing views ever. However, large binoculars on a tripod allow bird and sea-life watching without leaving the comfort of the lounge. Sundowners enjoyed on the mezzanine level with the drama of the sea, mountains and islands unfolding in an endlessly changing land and seascape is a pleasure not to be missed. The house is also an ideal base for sightseeing and outdoor activities, both land and sea, with excellent facilities for lots of outdoor gear. The house is well stocked with maps, guide and local area books, which will meet most interests and provide plenty of information for your stay. The surroundings are classic west coast crofting lands with a backdrop of sea, sky and mountains. Gairloch is just a 10 minute drive and there are numerous visitor attractions - not least of which is the terrific sandy beach at Big Sand. Go north to Ullapool or south to Torridon, the choice is endless. Please note that there is only parking at the house for 4 cars. Further parking just over 1 mile away.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

About the location

GAIRLOCH

Dingwall 58.6 miles; Applecross 60.7 miles; Skye 97.3 miles.

The thriving Wester Ross community of Gairloch is made up of the villages and hamlets around Loch Gairloch - the village of Gairloch being the largest of the settlements overlooking the Loch. The area provides spectacular scenery, with unforgettable sunsets across the Minch to the Western Isles and the dramatic backdrop of the Torridon Mountains to the south. There is plenty too for the visitor to enjoy; clean sandy beaches, porpoises and seals in the Loch, fishing boats in the harbour, boat trips to the Isle of Skye, a superb golf course, opportunities for fishing and pony trekking, and some of the best and most varied walking in Scotland! Dining options include The Shieling, and you can stock up on essentials at the local McColl’s convenience store. If you wish to know more about the town’s history, head over to Gairloch Museum or explore Sand Archaeological Trail. To top it all, there are lots of different places to wine and dine around the Loch. A superb base for a holiday!

Note: There is additional parking available 1.5 miles away. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

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