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Taigh Glas

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Gairloch, The Highlands - Ross-shire Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Taigh Glas is a lovingly renovated little cottage, very tastefully and high-quality decorated and kept by the housekeeper which really loves what she does."

    The view is really amazing! You can see the mountains surrounding the sea, you can spot eagles and deers from your window. Even on rainy days you ´d like to stay at home because it ´s so cosy and comfortable. On cold and windy days you can light the fireplace. Gairloch is located in cetral Wester Ross and you have several routes for hiking, walking and cycling nearby. What a wonderful place - we really love it!

    Thank you, Sandra, for your kind words all the way from Bavaria - and for all your own contributions! I very much appreciate the care you took of Taigh Glas and I’m delighted that you enjoyed exploring Wester Ross. I was very happy to meet you. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2024

  • "Extremely comfortable cottage in a stunning location."

    Nice to meet the friendly and helpful owner.

    Thank you for your kind words. It was good to meet you too and I very much appreciate the care you took of Taigh Glas. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely excellent cottage we loved it and didn’t want to leave!"

    Elizabeth is a lovely lady and has given a wonderful gift for anyone who may stay a Taigh Glas truly peaceful and stunning, we would love to stay again! Nina from Jersey

    Thank you for your very kind words, Nina. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking excellent care of Taigh Glas for me - you would be welcome back any time! It was a pleasure to meet you. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Apr 2024

  • "It was a very nice comfortable cottage with great views"

    I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, Martin, especially the views. Thank you for taking such excellent care of Taigh Glas for me. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2023

  • "Taigh Glas is a very well appointed and comfortable property with fantastic views over Gairloch and the mountains beyond."

    Big Sand beach is just a short walk away. Elizabeth was a very friendly host, attentive but unobtrusive. Can’t recommend this property highly enough and we hope to return

    Thank you very much for this excellent review, George. The story of how you managed to rescue the sparrow will live on in my memory! Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely and well appointed cottage, with a friendly and helpful owner."

    When the sun comes out, the views of the mountains and Skye cannot be beaten. I recommend this cottage very highly.

    Thank you very much for your kind words, Ewen. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to enjoy the views. I agree that they are a particular delight in the sunshine. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ewen5.0Aug 2023

  • "What an absolutely idyllic holiday we had at Taigh Glas."

    The cottage was immaculate and the panoramic views were fantastic. Watching the landscape of an evening across the sea, hills and mountains was mesmerising. The nearby village of Strath is very pretty with a selection of shops and Gairloch has everything you could need. We found the Farm Shop very friendly and had pretty much anything you needed. The beaches are lovely with a wide selection along whichever route you take. There's a nice little walk from Gairloch Beach to the harbour. Flowerdale Glen (Waterfall) was a lovely walk, seeing a stag (at the pond area near the entrance) was pretty special. Poolewe was beautiful, the local market on a Tuesday is recommended and the little cafe near the post office has delicious home made pies! Catching a sea trout in the estuary of Loch Ewe was a dream. Recommend walking the circular Loch Kernsary route, pure wilderness. Rubha Reidh lighthouse along the B8021 from the cottage is well worth a visit, passing through Melvaig and the vastness of the landscape makes it feel like the edge of the world! A walk over to Big Sand Beach to watch the sunset is only 5 minutes away. The directions to the cottage were perfect. Thankyou Elizabeth for a wonderful holiday.

    You’re very welcome, Janet - I am delighted that everything worked out so well for you! Your considerate care of the cottage was much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to write so many helpful comments for other visitors. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful renovated croft with views to die for."

    Everything of high quality but did not feel too sterile. The books, maps etc of the local area really helpful. A wonderful place to stay to sample the pleasures of Gairloch.

    Thank you for your appreciative comments, Cleo. It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you again for your own helpful contributions. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cleo5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect in every way!"

    We’ve stayed in lots of self catering cottages over the years and this is definitely in the top 3! Highly recommend.

    Thank you very much, Julie, for this wonderful review! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. I very much appreciated the care you took of Taigh Glas. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Taigh Glas and we were not disappointed."

    Whilst it is a good base to explore the North West Coast, it is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Big Sands itself. Elizabeth has created such a welcoming space with appliances and furnishings of a high standard and is the perfect host. We look forward to returning again soon.

    Thank you very much for your kind comments, Gordon. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you again and thank you for taking such excellent care of the property. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful, well appointed cottage in a stunning location."

    Elizabeth is a considerate host who is on hand to deal with any problems, should any arise but gives guests complete privacy to enjoy their stay. We found the sofa quite uncomfortable but acceptable for the week. The pot holes on the drive to the cottage have to be carefully observed and could be quite dangerous if you were driving in the dark. We have stayed twice and thoroughly enjoyed both our holidays at Taigh Glas and would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway. Sadly the cost of renting the cottage has now gone up considerably, therefore we will not be returning, as it is now beyond our means.

    Thank you very much for your comments and your feedback. I’m glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have looked into these issues and the council have rectified the problem. We do appreciate the rising costs. Prices are rising across the board, however, and we have had to reflect that. Thank you again. Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Taigh Glas."

    The views were outstanding, so lovely watching the light fade over the distant Skye mountains, in the evening while enjoying a wee dram!. The property is presented beautifully and we had everything we needed for our stay. A lovely house and location for two on the west coast of Scotland with the owner Elizabeth discreetly on hand if required. Just lovely

    Thank you very much for your comments, John. I am delighted that you have derived so much pleasure from your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Elizabeth knows what I will write here as I wrote them in her visitors' book."

    It was a faultless and perfect holiday and in 50 weeks of travelling in the Highlands & Islands these past 5 years, Taigh Glas has, without rival, the very best kitchen I have ever had the pleasure of cooking in! The ever changing landscape views from the glass box lounge were very therapeutic and relaxing. The mighty Torridon Range of Mountains never fails to impress!

    Thank you for your comments, Gary, and for taking such good care of the kitchen - much appreciated! Elizabeth Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house fitted out to the highest standard."

    Fabulous views. Owner friendly and kind.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback.I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean, great views enjoyed the peace and quiet,would highly recommended"

    Suzanne MeldrumAug 2021

  • "Lovely clean modern house with fabulous views."

    Very well appointed with quality fittings, crockery and cutlery. Friendly owner. Highly recommended.

    Fiona McCormickJul 2021

  • "Elizabeth was a great host, very helpful."

    The house was very clean with a superb kitchen (high quality appliances that all worked) and fabulous views of sea, Skye and mountains from the big windows in the lounge area. The log burner is an added bonus but we only used it once as we were lucky with the weather. The garden was full of birdsong when we were there (early May) and we sat on the little bench outside to watch them - brilliant! Elizabeth explained the footpaths to the beach and other walks we could do. Gairloch is a lovely place - eating lunch outside the community cafe in the sun was great! The house is perfect for two and we hope to be back one day.

    R LaceyJun 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect cottage in every way!"

    Taigh Glas was so cosy to come home to after a days walking and we loved watching the weather come and go from the picture windows. It's the ideal place to recharge your batteries, whether you want to just sit and admire the view from the lovely stone seat in the garden, wander down to the beach or head off further afield to explore all that the area has to offer. The cottage is very well-equipped to a high standard with everything you could possibly need and spotlessly clean. Elizabeth is a very friendly and helpful host. We would not hesitate in recommending Taigh Glas and definitely hope to return.

    Helen FatkinOct 2020

  • "We have watched 5 deer munching contentedly at the grass just out the bedroom windows; we've seen so many birds here, across the field and on the beach - sparrows, redpoll, thrush, merlin, geese, skylarks, oyster catcher, lapwing, sandlings and more."

    There was an otter catching his breakfast over by the far rocks.

    Steve And HilaryJul 2019

  • "Liz has created the."

    most perfect house. Everything you could possibly need is available exactly when you want it. The kitchen is a joy to use, and she has thought it out perfectly.

    Ewen WannopJun 2019

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage - just the place if you want to get away from everything."

    Breath taking view's no matter the weather, stunning sunset, different fantastic views from every window. We stayed for a week last year and didn't want to come home.

    Tommy & RobertaNov 2018

  • "We found Taigh Glas a wonderful place to spend a holiday and can thoroughly recommend it."

    The cottage is very comfortable, warm and equipped with quality materials.The views to the Torridon mountains and Skye are magical.

    JBNov 2018

  • "We were delighted by our second visit to this charming, bright and imaginative holiday home."

    It has been exquisitely designed to maximise the light and stunning views of sea, islands and mountains. The furnishings and finishes are of excellent quality and the uncluttered appearance is very soothing. It is very warm and well equipped- a real gem. Your host, we agree with other guests, is both discrete but helpful. Perfect.

    Loreen ElliottNov 2018

  • "A truly fantastic place."

    Not completely isolated but certainly feels like it. Superb views of the mountains and sea. You can see the waves rolling in; take a pair of binoculars with you. Warm and very comfortable. Nicely designed throughout, modern and yet cosy. Everything you need is there. The owner is very friendly and extremely helpful. We loved our stay there and would love to go back again.

    SANov 2018

  • "Great cottage, a credit to it's owner, exactly as described and very well presented."

    A good base for exploring the area or simply watching the scenery change with the weather outside from the warm and cosy interior.

    EamonnNov 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage, very modern, beautifully presented with absolutely everything you need."

    Fabulous views and a perfect setting. Elizabeth was a great host; helpful but allowed us to enjoy our holiday in peace. We were lucky enough to be able to extend our stay and would return in a flash.

    Catherine AtkinsonNov 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Taigh Glas, a wonderfully renovated cottage which is perfect for couples."

    We didn't want for anything, the views were fantastic and just lovely to sit and watch the sea and the mountains without moving as the glazed sitting area permitted views of both. Lovely and warm and didn't need to light the woodburner once. Well situated for exploring all around Wester Ross.

    Janet HarperNov 2018

  • "Perfect place for couples or just one."

    Loved the underfloor heating; toasty warm to come home to after a wet and windy coastal (or mountain) walk. I still dream about the 180' view from the living area through those marvellous walls of glass. Light, contemporary, but comfy decor. Everything you need, all modern appliances, and a helpful but invisible nearby hostess if you do manage to think of something extra!

    MargaretNov 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage."

    What views! Beautifully appointed and so welcoming. Liz a perfect hostess - welcoming and helpful but left us to our own devices. This is a real gem and an ideal spot for exploring the area. We will be back !

    Sheila And LarryNov 2018

  • "Beautiful, peaceful and modern barn conversion, set in an area of absolutely astounding natural beauty."

    Walks, attractions and beaches all within easy reach, as well as the amenities in Gairloch. Stunning views from the lounge and patio area, over the Torridon hills and across to Skye. Elizabeth has done an excellent job in renovating the property, which is clean, comfortable and has everything you need for a wonderful stay. 5 Star.

    GNNov 2018

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  • Single-storey
  • 1 x king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen/diner and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with lawn, patio with dry-stone wall and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles, pub 4.2 miles

The property

Gairloch 4.6 miles.

Nestled into the picturesque countryside of Gairloch in Ross-shire, Scotland and just a short distance from beautiful sandy beaches, mountain walks and Loch trails.

Taigh Glas makes the perfect couple’s getaway for those looking for remote wilderness.

Upon reaching this renovated croft house, painted white with a contemporary extension, utilise the convenient off-road parking to unpack your bags with ease. Find yourself in a beautifully furnished open-plan living space with an amply fitted spacious kitchen, dining and sitting area where you can relax on the sofa with your significant other and plan the day ahead of you. Enjoy a romantic dinner rustled up in the kitchen and served with a view of the rugged landscape outside; the bay and wilder areas of the coast can be viewed through two-sided double-glazed windows sported by a contemporary extension, keeping you warm and relaxed with underfloor heating and woodburning stove. As the evening wears on, refresh yourself with a warm shower to shake the salt from your hair, using the shower room with all the home comforts you will need, before finding your way to the attractive king-size bedroom outfitted with storage, tweed blankets and a small selection of books for you to choose from.

When taking in the evening scenery of the great outdoors, find yourself on the outside patio, surrounded by a traditional drystone wall that adds to the quaint croft house feel of the property, or enjoy dinner on the lawn.

Perfect for couples who want to explore, this property offers easy access to Big Sand Beach, a stunning white sand beach perfect for walks, picnics, and watersports.

Local wildlife includes porpoise and seals in the harbour, as well as an array of sea birds.

When you desire a trip further afield, there are boat trips to the Isle of Skye where you can enjoy activities such as golf and watersports, or a trip to the famous Fairy Pools, checking out local craft and produce shops along the way.

If you are fascinated by history, indulge in the culture of the area via archaeological walks such as Sand Archaeological Trail or head over to Gairloch Museum.

When you need a hot meal for two, find yourself in the centre of Gairloch where there are a multitude of places available, including The Shieling, with a local charging station for electric cars and convenient McColl’s.

If you are looking for a scenic and remote romantic getaway shrouded in the wilderness of Scotland, then a stay at Taigh Glas is for you.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


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: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas