A coastal croft house - a remote escape with breath-taking sea views.

A peaceful and unique beautifully refurbished holiday cottage by the sea with stunning views across Gruinard Bay. Explore the area renowned for its sandy beaches as well as walking, climbing and sea and loch fishing. For those driving the NC500 and touring the incredible roads, there is an electric car charging point at the cottage.

refurbshed self-catering highland croft

'Tigh Acair' (Anchor Cottage), Laide, Ross-Shire, Highlands.

New on the holiday letting market, 'Tigh Acair' (Anchor self-catering cottage) is a lovingly refurbished quirky former croft house with beautiful views to Gruinard Bay and the mountains of An Teallach, Ben Gobhlach, Sal Mhor and Ben More Coiglach. Escape from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the outdoors. From Inverness the very scenic drive to the cottage takes around 1 hour 45 minutes.

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The lovely sandy beach at Gruinard Bay is within easy walking distance as is the local post office/shop/petrol station. Mellon Udrigle which is another stunning beach just 15 minutes by car from the cottage.

The world famous Inverewe Gardens and restaurant in Poolewe are a 20 minute drive away. Also within the local area is the new Arctic Convoy Museum and Oran na Mara a lovely coffee shop with amazing views over Aultbea and Mellon Charles which has a perfume studio and coffee shop.

Gairloch is 30 minutes away and has more shops, a golf course and the New Gairloch Museum. Ullapool is around 50 minutes away which is a lovely day out.

If you are looking for a complete getaway in a peaceful location in the highlands with stunning views you will love it here. So perhaps you do not want to be connected during your stay. There 3G/4G enabled wifi and mobile phone signal. Let us know if you do not want to be plugged into the web, and we will not make the WiFi password available.

Loch view
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2 both double
  • Bathrooms 1 shower room downstairs
    plus toilet and basin upstairs
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Double oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • Linen and towels
  • Microwave
  • Mobile phone signal
  • Unlimited mobile broadband WiFi
  • Electric car charging point - 7kW installation, 30 p/kWh
  • Pets are welcome
  • Inverness 73 miles
  • Inverness Airport 78 miles
  • Gairloch 18 miles
  • Inverewe Gardens 12 miles
  • Ullapool 39 miles
  • Beaches - Gruinard Beach ¾ mile (walking),
    Mellon Udrigle beach 7 miles,
    Red Point beach 30 miles
  • Golf – Gairloch 18 miles
  • Fantastic coastal location
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sitting room with wood burning stove
selfcatering kitchen comfortable bedroom with great view NC 500

Accommodation: Sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms

Tigh Acair is a beautifully restored quirky crofters' cottage perched above the sea, refurbished to a high standard and well equipped. The views are amazing overlooking Gruinard bay with a magical mountain backdrop. You’ll find local information and maps in the cottage so you can plan your holiday activities.

The ground floor has a kitchen/conservatory/dining area and a small snug. All the facilities and appliances to make a self-catering holiday as easy as possible include; a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, double oven and hob. There is also a big sitting room with comfortable sofas, lovely views, a wood burning stove and large TV. In addition to the living areas there is also a new shower room downstairs.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms (to accommodate 2 couples) and a toilet and basin. The steep narrow staircase that leads up to the bedrooms mean that this property might not suit some people. As the bedrooms are in the eaves, there are bedroom chairs and chest of drawers but there are no wardrobes in the bedrooms.

Outside there is a new driveway and lots of parking, and a bench looking across the garden and onto the most fabulous bay view.


Follow the A9 from Perth to Inverness then take the A835 signed for Ullapool.

About 12 miles before Ullapool at Braemore Junction turn left onto the A832 (Gairloch Coastal Route) to Laide.

Tigh Acair is situated in the hamlet of Second Coast, about 1 mile before you reach Laide on the left hand side as you drive towards Laide.

The address on the cottage gate is Tigh Acair, 5 Second Coast. Post Code IV22 2NF.

What's included in the vacation rental price:

All bed linen and towels. Mobile broadband, First basket of logs. Dogs incur a small additional charge.

Cost and availability:

Tigh Achair is available for weekly lets, changeover day Saturday.

Short breaks mid-week breaks or long weekend rentals and last minute bookings may be available.

To book this fabulously quirky self-catering cottage, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

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'Tigh Acair' (Anchor Cottage), Number 5 Second Coast, Laide, Ross-Shire IV22 2NF, Scotland.

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Remote bolthole for 4 amidst spectacular scenery

Are you looking for a very beautiful place to stay for 2 in Scotland?

This beautifully refurbished cottage offers guests a total escape from the world within easy walking distance of a beautiful sandy beach. There is an abundance of wildlife including deer and birds of prey in the area and activities like golf, sailing, kayaking, mountain biking, walking and climbing are all easily accessible.