Self Catering in Highlands and Islands - Gairloch
Areas: Wester Ross
Highlands and Islands
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Pricing From: £350.00
Gairloch is a quiet coastal village and the largest to overlook the nearby Loch.
Creag Haston is a secluded cottage, offering accommodation for up to 6 people, situated on the edge of Gairloch. It is within easy reach of the beach and the villages golf course. The nearby harbour allows you to enjoy boat trips to the Isle of Skye.
The rear of the property leads to a patio with a tree-lined garden, from which you can enjoy views of the Loch whilst dining alfresco. There is more than enough off-road parking for a number of cars, putting you within driving-distance of attractions outside Gairloch.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Lovely accommodation in a scenic part of the country
Creag Hastin is a lovely house in the heart of beautiful Gairloch.
My family (including a toddler and little dog) found the accommodation to be exactly what we needed as a base for exploring the region and it is located only a short walk away from the local beaches, golf course, harbour and The Old Inn restaurant while you are only a few minutes drive away from the shops.
The house is very clean, well equipped and spacious while there is ample parking in the grounds. The gardens are large and ideal for dogs to roam, there are some parts that were overgrown but in general was in good condition, and as a bonus there was a patio area with seating/table to enjoy the view looking down to the harbour/sea/hillside... However, the rain made sure we were not going to enjoy this as much as we would have liked.
Overall, I would recommend this location to anyone who is looking for a quaint relaxing accommodation in a peaceful part of the country while not being too far from the local amenities.
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Location, Location, Location.
We had a great week at Creag Hastin. The weather was amazing so we were out most of the day and the garden furniture was used every evening before the sun slipped behind the tree. The garden was enclosed enough for our dog, plants being the boundaries in some sections. Bed was comfy and the kitchen well equipped. The location is brilliant. We saw a red deer in the bushes a couple nights and a sea eagle flew over the house( yes it was quite high up but very distinct with its white tail.)
The house guests would benefit from a folder with instructions of how to use the equipment and local information. There is a £1 electric meter, we used about ?7 for the amount of time we were in, but didn't use the extra hot water switch much. The heating is storage heaters and a couple of electric fan heaters. We had most turned off as tthe weather was warm, so it wasn't an issue for us. The property is quite dated as per the photos. Wifi was good. The Sky tv didn't have a viewing card so you just get basic channels.
Having said those things I hope they are only seen as constructive criticism and helpful suggestions. We had a really lovely time. This house was a great base for exploring Wester Ross.
The location, west coast of Scotland was just the best; but also having a comfortable, warm place to stay!
lovely place could be better
We had a lovely week at Creag Hastin. The property was comfortable, especially the bed, the furnishings were of good quality as were the decorations and wall art. I found the kitchen to be very well equipped and the establishment was clean in most places but there was food debris under the microwave and its knob and some kitchen door handles were greasy/grimy. A good sign to a cottage is that you don't have to wash any glasses, cutlery etc. but we had to before we used them.
The negatives however are as follow: -
It REALLY needs a payphone, there is absolutely no signal on mobile networks and the payphone at the harbour isn?t working. We had a lovely welcome card with a number to ring if we had any problems but had no way of doing so.
There was no sign of the radio/CD player.
The windows are very rusty and steamy and have staining on them so not using the full potential of the views. The doors are also very rusty as is the ?balcony?.
On a similar note, the ?garden? is very neglected and over grown with cut down trees all over the place and a very large tree root doing a good impression of a sleeping policeman at the entrance to the property. It could be so nice if tidied up and would enhance the view.
There is absolutely NO instruction book/pack so I had to look up on the Internet how to use the oven. Also, we had no idea how long to put the water switch on for so had two VERY unsatisfactory cold baths.
Anyone seeing the piano on the pictures would be sadly disappointed, as it obviously has not been tuned for years.
Creag Hastin is a delightful holiday property in a prime location in the village within walking distance of the harbour, shops and the Old Inn. We were lucky enough to meet the owner when we arrived and she was very welcoming. The house is comfortable and was spotlessly clean. We will certainly try and return next year.
Night storage heaters with electric fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
Storage heaters inc in rent, electricity on £1 coin meter
Bed linen inc in rent
Secluded, wooded garden with patio, lawned area, furniture and views over the loch
Ample off road parking
Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £25 per pet per week
Sorry, no smoking
Shop, pub and village amenities 400 yards
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