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Laide, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1063372)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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  • “Excellent cottage, one of the best we've used.”

    Great location for our needs - remote feel, sea view, but a couple of miles from a shop.

    Great location for our needs - remote feel, sea view, but a couple of miles from a shop. Very comfortable, well equipped and great to have a log burner with unlimited logs in late September.

    - Mr Brown, September 2021

The property

Situated in the picturesque countryside of the Scottish Highlands is the tranquil and unique retreat Tieve, an all-ground-floor, detached cottage in the hamlet of Laide, ideal for a couple or small family wanting to escape to the magnificent Highlands.

A new house, built to look and feel like a traditional croft, Tieve has all the comforts of 21st century living and the house design, clad in Torridonian sandstone, was commended by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Approached via a single-track road, you can park in front of the property and admire your stunning rural setting, before heading inside into a small porch, where you can leave coats and shoes, before stepping into the wonderful open-plan living space.

The seating area boasts fine oak flooring and a high wooden beamed ceiling, creating a spacious feel, with two inviting sofas placed around the woodburning stove, ideal for relaxing and enjoying a night in watching your favourite film on the TV.

The well-equipped kitchen is the perfect place to create delicious meals, there is even a wine rack so you can stock up on wine to be enjoyed over a romantic dinner at the dining table.

When it's time to catch up on rest, the master double bedroom offers dual aspect windows, taking advantage of the wonderful views, as well as providing Jack and Jill access to the bathroom, while the twin bedroom is ideal for younger guests and benefits from an en-suite shower rooms, so there will be no queuing for the bathroom in the mornings.

Take in your idyllic setting with a morning coffee in the front garden, with a lawn and gravelled area that children can play on as you relax at the picnic bench.

You will also find a sizeable shed providing handy bike storage.

Head into Laide village to find a grocery shop/Post Office and petrol station, as well as a church and the ruins of a medieval chapel; Follow the road behind the shop, and it takes you to beautiful Mellon Udrigle beach, named by Visit Scotland as “one of the most attractive pieces of coastline in Wester Ross".

Just a few miles from the cottage is Gruinard Bay, known for its striking red sandy beaches and a backdrop of spectacular mountains, while the National Trust’s Inverewe botanical garden, founded in 1862 and displaying more than 2,500 exotic plants and flowers, is slightly further afield to the south west, along with Gairloch, which boasts a newly housed local Museum which won the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award in 2020.

The Gale Centre café and community centre is open all year round and sells fresh home-made lunches, snacks, teas and coffees; It has wonderful views across to Skye, and with its woodburning stove and comfortable seating is the ideal place to settle down with your book, or admire the tasteful craft items and artworks.

There is also a local golf course, and several hotels and eateries, as well as the harbour from where you can take a boat for wildlife-spotting.

The town of Ullapool is around an hour's drive away, nestling on the shores of Loch Broom and overlooking the Summer Isles.

The town dates back to the 18th century and was designed by Thomas Telford and boasts whitewashed buildings, lovely pubs and restaurants, shops, a coastal golf course and a museum and visitor centre.

With plenty to see and do from your doorstep, make Tieve the tranquil base for your next holiday to the Scottish Highlands.


  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with Jack and Jill access to bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower room
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and seating area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, radio, CD player, bluetooth speaker and WiFi
  • Selection of books, DVDs, games and jigsaws
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wood for woodburning stove provided
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Shed with tumble dryer and bike storage
  • Lawn and gravel front garden with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.7 miles

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About the location


Ullapool 41 miles.

The village of Laide is situated in the region known as Wester Ross and has a shop, Post Office, petrol station, church and the ruins of a medieval chapel. Beautiful Gruinard Bay, with its striking red sandy beaches and a backdrop of spectacular mountains is within reach, and the renowned National Trust Inverewe Gardens full of exotic plants is just eight miles away. The village of Aultbea with its shop and quaint Arctic Convoy museum is nearby, and further south is the village of Poolewe with a hotel, café and weekly market. Gairloch is a little further on, with its museum cafes, hotels, golf course and two popular sandy beaches. The town of Ullapool, the largest settlement in the area, is 41 miles away and has lovely pubs and restaurants, a range of shops including a well-stocked supermarket, a coastal golf course and a museum and visitor centre. Laide is a lovely base for exploring this part of Scotland.