3 stars

in Designated National Scenic Area
Melvaig near Gairloch
Wester Ross - Scottish Highlands

3 stars

This traditional detached cottage is located in the quiet crofting community of Melvaig, near Gairloch.
Situated about 300 yards from the shore, the cottage overlooks the sea, offering stunning sunsets and views of Skye, Harris, Lewis and the Shiants.
The Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and The Torridon mountains are just a short distance away from the numerous sandy beaches, coves, caves and bays which are located around Melvaig, Gairloch and Red Point.
'Freyja', Melvaig, Gairloch
Wester Ross 1V21 2EA

View from Sea Croft
The area's attractions include: a swimming pool, whale-watching and marine-life trips, including visits to the puffin colonies on the Shiant islands, salmon, trout and sea-fishing, golf course and pony trekking. Also, boat trips on Loch Maree to view Viking graves, bike hire, deer museum, guided hill walks and Inverewe Gardens, to name but a few.
The rugged coastline around Melvaig and to Rua Reidh Lighthouse (approx. 4 miles) is a haven for nesting birds, basking sharks, seals, whales and otters, and also offering wonderful coastal walks.
Gairloch Gruinard Bay


Comfortable lounge/dining area, with electric fire, colour TV, video, DVD player and CD/radio/cassette player.
The lounge windows overlook the sea and islands.
lounge lounge

The ground floor accommodation comprises a fully fitted modern kitchen, with sea views, well-equipped with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, toaster etc. plus a good range of crockery and utensils.

kitchen kitchen

The bathroom has a modern suite with electric over-bath shower and a wall heater.

The upper floor comprises of 2 bedrooms, with modern pine furniture,
1 with double bed and the other with twin beds.

bedroom bedroom

The house is double glazed throughout and heated by storage heaters.
There is a pay-phone in the lounge.
The porch has space for outdoor clothing, boots etc.
There is parking available for 2 cars at the side of the house.
Outdoor lights onto the spacious decking in front of the house.

For our latest prices, simply call us on +44 (0)1445 771 225 or email us at highlandholiday@aol.com

A deposit of 25% is payable on booking, with the balance and a good housekeeping retainer due 6 weeks before arrival.
Payment by card, cheque or bank transfer.
Bookings are from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 9.30am.

Sheets, pillowcases, bath towels and tea towels can be provided at an extra charge.

Electricity is metered and the amount due will be deducted from your retainer.
The meter will be read on arrival and departure.

Internet access is available at a supplement.


Beautiful cottage with great views 5 days, out of 7, weather glorious managed to see the Northern lights and a submarine at the beginning of the week. Lesley & Darren (Leicestershire)

Lovely walks by day and the comfy Freyja to return to - a perfect week! Louise & Chris (York UK)

The Goddess Freyja has smiled on us this week stunning, warm sunny weather and a lovely cottage to come home to. Seen Dolphins and Orca's all from the shoreline, so peaceful and the Melvaig Inn a bonus. Julie, Phil and Hamish the Westie (Yorkshire UK)

It was a great week for us and also a nice stay at your house. We and especially our boys will take a lot of impressions back home to Austria - Seals, whales, dolphins, puffins and also friendly people everywhere. Thanks a lot. Family Hackenburg (Austria)

Sea swimming, hiking & rock climbing fantastic!! Eagles (scrapping with the crows & sea gulls - dramatic) wagtails, oyster catchers - may be a Minke or two. Locals friendly, Freyja very well appointed and warm. Going to miss the peace and quiet. You've provided a wonderful base to explore the area from. Paulina & Alistair (London UK)

We've fully enjoyed our week in Freyja! The weather in Wester Ross was marvellous for walking, animal spotting and even swimming ... the deserted beaches were great. The Eagles surprised us a lot. Geert & Liev (Belgium)

As always a lovely relaxing week in a beautiful cottage and a stunning area. Eileen & Steve (East Yorkshire)

map of Wester Ross map of Melvaig

Gairloch 10 miles / Torridon 40 miles / Ullapool 65 miles / Inverness 80 miles
Click here for a map indicating the exact location of the house

Focus Vehicle Rental in Inverness provides hire cars, 4x4s and vans from pick up points in Inverness including the airport and train station.

Inverness Airport: flights to Inverness with BMI, British Airways, Easyjet and Flybe


Frank & Dianne Buckley
'An Caorann'
Wester Ross IV21 2EA
Tel: +44 (0)1445 771 225
E-mail: highlandholiday@aol.com

No smoking
No smoking
Well behaved pets by arrangement.

More cottages in Wester Ross
including Gairloch and Kinlochewe
and Minch View

lighthouse at Melvaig Torridon An Teallach

Web site copyright 2005-2015 Frank Buckley and The Internet Guide to Scotland
Scenic photos © Gordon C. Harrison
Map Images produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

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