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Meall Dubh

Highlands and Skye, 8 miles from Lochinver
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Wayne Burbidge
Isabel Cottage North
Main Street
Market Harborough
LE16 7TW

M: 07866533787

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Property Description

Meall Dubh is a traditional croft cottage with fantastic views of the coastal and mountain scenery of Assynt. It is set in a walled and fenced garden and has been recently renovated and insulated to make a clean, cosy and comfortable place to stay.

The downstairs accommodation comprises a living room and well equipped dining kitchen, both with log burners (logs provided), a good-sized hall for storing coats and shoes and a shower room fitted with WC, basin and shower unit.

Upstairs is a bathroom with WC, basin and bath and a spacious landing, either end of which are a double (king-size) and a twin bedroom. Storage heaters provide ambient heating which can be supplemented by convector heaters in the bedrooms. Good quality, all-cotton bed linen and towels are provided.

The area and the settings are spectacular and you can spend days exploring the area. No matter what your ability, there are drives, walks and climbs in a variety of surroundings.

4 beautiful sandy beaches are found within a very short drive: spectacular Achmelvich, Culkein, Clachtoll or Clashnessie. Both Clachtoll and Achmelvich are popular for swimming, canoeing and windsurfing and Achmelvich has wonderful rock pools at low tide.

In less than 5 minutes' walk from the cottage you are on Raffin's own rocky beach. If you are lucky you will catch sight of an otter or basking shark, whales or even dolphins. Alternatively, you can walk the mile along the quiet single track road to the Lighthouse.


Further Information

  Sleeps 4

Wifi Broadband Wifi Broadband
Bath Bath
Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities
Detached Property Detached Property
Winter Short Breaks Winter Short Breaks
Open Fire or Stove Open Fire or Stove
Shower Shower
Enclosed Garden Enclosed Garden
Cyclists Welcome Cyclists Welcome
Beach Nearby Beach Nearby
Dish Washer Dish Washer
Parking Or Garage Parking Or Garage
No Smoking No Smoking
Walkers Walkers

Property Location

Meall Dubh, Highlands and Skye
IV27 4JH, 8 miles from Lochinver

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The name ‘Meall Dubh’ translates in Scottish gaelic to ‘Black Hill’ and is a direct reference to the hill of the same name just opposite the cottage. The larger than usual windows (for an old crofter’s cottage) in the lounge and the kitchen allow great views of the mountains of Assynt from the kitchen dining area or the easy chairs/sofa in the lounge.

The house was acquired by the current owners, Wayne and Iona, in 2006. It was in need of some major attention so with the assistance of local tradesmen the cottage was stripped back to the bare essentials in order to install up to date plumbing, electric, heating, damp proofing and insulation and is now a comfortable and well equipped holiday home. Since buying the cottage, we and our young daughter have grown to love it and the area and so still take all of holidays there most years.

Although remote and very peaceful, Raffin is a friendly and busy little “township” containing around 10 dwellings. Raffin’s residents are busy with a diverse range of activities such as pottery, writing , painting , “Lochinver Llama Trekking “and last, but not least, The ‘Living the Dream’ Tea and Snack Van selling great homemade cakes during the summer months.

From Raffin and Stoer there are regular sightings of basking sharks, otters and whales during the summer months. One guest managed to shoot a picture of a two Orcas from Meall Dubh garden with a zoom lens.

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