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Coast House

(Ref. 947363)

Second Coast near Laide, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Another brilliant stay have already booked for next year Thank you"

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2024

  • "Beautiful house with stunning views and a dining room window you could sit at forever."

    Comfy beds; well equipped; plenty of bathrooms and nice and clean. We loved it and will definitely be back again next year!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2024

  • "Coast House has an abolutely stunning view over Gruinard Bay."

    The house is well located to explore the Wester Ross area. The house is well laid out, well furnished and equipped. Bedrooms are comfortable, and worked well for our self-catered stay. The local contact was extremely helpful in preparing for our visit and any queries we had once there. We found it a very relaxing location and we absolutely loved the constantly changing views over the bay. A very special place due to its location.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Coast House is one of the best properties we have stayed in, with the best view ever, not over looked, easy to find and a brilliant base to come back to."

    We would definitely recommend this awesome House.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2024

  • "A wonderfully comfortable and brilliantly equipped house in an incredible location"

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2024

  • "Good location, stunning views."

    Despite the remoteness easy to find. Beaches were superb. A pleasure to drive around the locations, no raging lunatics pinned to your bumper flashing their head lights! A step back to better times.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Mar 2024

  • "Coast House was comfortable, cosy and well-appointed."

    Good quality bedding and a comfortable mattress made for a good night's sleep. The views are sublime! We loved exploring the area, with it's many walks and beaches. Can't fault it.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2024

  • "Loved loved loved coast house."

    Cannot fault it and cannot wait to return!

    Reviewed by Abby5.0Jan 2024

  • "The view from the window over Gruinard Bay was a jaw dropping experience for us - the pictures definitely do not do justice to what an amazing location this is."

    The house is big, spacious, clean and very well equipped. Great location if you want to explore places like Torridon or Assynt. It's also the perfect place if you want to have 1 or 2 days when you can just stay in and look at the sea from window and relax. We will be back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful warm, spacious and comfortable house with outstanding sea views."

    House has everything you need for an enjoyable experience. Location is excellent. Will definitely be returning. Thanks

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful house with amazing views."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a peaceful relaxing time away with absolutely stunning views.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful home from home and which has stunning views."

    We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the wildlife which came to visit and will definitely return to this beautiful part of Scotland. Our thanks to Isobel who made us very welcome.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Coast House is in a stunning setting with sea views that are forever changing."

    It has the most relaxing dining area window to sit at and read or watch the birds and wildlife. The house is very well maintained and in good decorative order; comfy beds and sofas; excellently equipped kitchen. It is spacious and helpfully has three bathrooms. The house had been well cleaned and beautifully presented for our arrival. The location is perfect for visiting both Ullapool and Gairloch and is a few minutes drive from Gruinard Bay beach where we swam and paddle boarded. Would we book again? Definitely !

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our week at Second Coast, was, just like our previous visits, excellent!"

    Fabulous views, private location, clean, comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen. We did miss the piano though! Isobel was very helpful and friendly, and obviously kept a close eye on the management of the property. We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Wow!!!"

    !! Coast House is one of the best houses that we have stayed in. The house was lovely and the view was stunning.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Apr 2023

  • "A nice house in a spectacular situation, broadly well equipped -- although it would benefit from old and very low powered CFC light bulbs being replaced by more powerful LED bulbs throughout."

    Our holiday came close to being ruined by the sudden failure of the cooking gas supply in the middle of cooking a mid-week supper -- a failure which, it transpired, was due to this supply coming from a single propane cylinder which was clearly low when we arrived and soon became empty. After a rather fraught series of phone calls to the (distant) owner, the problem was solved by the eventual appearance of a charming young man (who turned out to be the owner's cousin) with a fresh cylinder in the back of his van. All's well that ends well, but I cannot for the life of me understand why the owners do not install the conventional arrangement for such systems, of having two cylinders and a changeover valve, with instructions to the tenant to effect a change to the reserve if and when the current cylinder runs out. A simple inspection at each changeover to order a new cylinder if required takes no time and would obviate the annoyance and disruption occasioned by cooking facilities going down unexpectedly.

    Reviewed by William3.8Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful home in a stunning location."

    The views are spectacular. We are looking forward to returning next year.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful stay at Coast House."

    Isobel who looks after the cottage is lovely and very helpful. The photos are accurate but do no justice to the actual situation and the breathtaking views. The house has everything you need. Kitchen is fully equipped, with lots of everything you need. In addition, which don’t find at many cottages, there is washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing machine tablets, cleaning materials, loo roll etc etc. very thoughtful and for an overseas visitors a real blessing. Can’t recommend this cottage highly enough and we will definitely be making a return visit.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautiful setting and views."

    Our 2nd visit here, it won’t be the last!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect for our week away."

    The facilities were good. Most of what we expected was there. The bed was very comfortable (king Size) Shower rooms very good. A little disappointed that there was No basic Sky or DVD as listed in the internet information. (not a disaster). The views are to die for, fantastic. Seeing eagles and deer in the area was great. We enjoyed it so much that we have already booked for next June.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Oct 2022

  • "Coast House is a wonderful place to stay."

    It feels like a real home from home, well equipped, warm and comfortable. The view from the house is awesome, and we loved watching the changing colours, weather and wildlife from the panoramic windows. We have had a great week staying here, and really hope to return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Sep 2022

  • "It was a lovely property with a panoramic view & very peaceful area."

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Sep 2022

  • "A lovely modern well laid out , clean and spacious house set in a wonderful quiet location on the coast."

    Excellent views of Gruinard Bay and the islands and hills ( mountains ). Local sandy beaches , excellent walks many with waterfalls. What more could you ask for ; well the weather was excellent too !

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved this house."

    Great location, beautiful views - home from home

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in Coast House."

    The view is just stunning and straight out to sea. So peaceful and private. Quality furnishings. The area and beaches are lovely and the drive to the house is beautiful. From the garden we saw deer, cormorants, seals and the resident robin and blackbird. Highly recommend a stay in this awesome place.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful house in a perfect location."

    We felt at home as soon as we arrived. Let's hope that prices go down now the pandemic is having less effect on foreign travel.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was our second stay in this wonderful place and once again we loved every minute of it."

    The house has everything you need, its clean and comfortable and the views are stunning.

    Reviewed by Monika5.0Aug 2021

  • "The place truly is exceptional."

    The pictures really do not do the views justice. Having breakfast or evening meal in the dinning area whilst watching the sun set was a real treat. Although off one of the main north coast roads it's very quiet and set back below the road so you feel like you have your own little piece of the coast. The weather the week we stayed (Aug 21) was exceptional and meant walking in the local area and trips to the beach were plentiful. Grunaird beach is a very nice calm, shallow bay and the sand seems to go on for miles into the sea before it starts getting deep. The water was also extremely warm meaning swimming in the sea was a magic experience. I would say this was one of the best UK holidays we've had for the last 20 years and well worth the long journey up from the Midlands. This place really is a gem.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing views and really well thought out cottage with everything you could need"

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely house ,great location ,so peaceful ,lots of wildlife ,lady who was looking after the property,(not the owner) made sure we were OK and was so friendly ."

    Would recommend the property really clean and comfortable with beautiful scenery from every window .Thank you .

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very comfortable accommodation, in a fantastic setting, with lots of walking opportunities, including the local community woodland at Laide."

    Local post office/shop/petrol station at Laide was very handy and well stocked. Could benefit from a coffee making machine…we took our own.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely house with wonderful views."

    It was warm and comfortable with everything we needed for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent, spacious house with fantastic views across the bay."

    The house is set back from the road in a very private setting. An ideal base for visiting the area. Would recommend visiting the beaches at Mellon Udrigle, Firemore, Redpoint and the beaches at Gairloch. Lots of walks in the area from easy to the more adventurous. Discovered a cave just west off the house. Start point is a small wooden post between a couple of large laybys. Excellent small shops in Laide, Aultbea, Poolewe and Gairloch. Saw a Tesco delivery van everyday so you may be able to arrange an online delivery to the house rather than take everything you need. Saw otters, deer, seals, wild goats and buzzards in the area.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Superb location excellent property absolutely fantastic holiday"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely week in Coast House, so much so that we have already booked to return!"

    It is very conveniently situated on the main road, but is well below it and on the sea side which means there is no traffic noise and it is very private. The views are magnificent and we enjoyed being able to walk down to the coast from the back garden (although there is no clear path and it is quite steep). The garden was tidy and pretty, and it would be lovely to sit outside, weather permitting. The house is spacious, very well appointed and comfortable, warm and the water is very hot. The kitchen is very well equipped - Coast House felt more like a home than a holiday house. The utility room was an unexpected bonus. The housekeeper Isabel and the owner responded promptly to a couple of queries about the heating - a little bit more information on how it works would be helpful for future guests and would have meant we wouldn't have needed to bother them! All in all, highly recommended - thank you.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic had everything needed for a brilliant two weeks a real home from home experience with absolutely awesome views, lovely wildlife."

    and a beautiful setting. The cottage was also not to far from any amenities with post office, garage and cafe's virtually on the doorstep and only a few miles from Gairloch. would suit walkers or any travellers using it as a base to explore the area. fantastic beaches in very close proximity. lots to praise the place about and nothing to complain about at all. A truly magnificent holiday

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "The roads are now very busy with Campervans and Motorbikes 'doing' the North Coast 500 route, which makes travelling in the area less pleasurable than it used to be."

    Many of the laybys and roadside parking areas have Campervans in overnight.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jun 2019

  • "We thought the was fantastic."

    Home from home, yet still a holiday home. The views were outstanding, more than we expected from the advertising photos. The house also was "better' in reality to the photos. Would definitely recommend Coast House.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is a lovely place in a stunning location and the handwritten information was a nice touch."

    However, it was short on information for using the kitchen appliances particularly the oven, in addition there was no information about the heaters, which would have been helpful when it turned colder. Furthermore some information about local restaurants, cafes and other attractions would be helpful.

    Reviewed by Eric4.7May 2019

  • "Tolles Haus mit traumhaftem Meer-Blick in herrlich ruhiger Lage, das dazu sehr gut ausgestattet ist!"

    Nette, unkomplizierte Vermieterin! Sehr gern wieder!!!

    Reviewed by Mareile5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage sitting on the edge of the north west of Scotland."

    Views to die for and a very cosy and comfortable house. We would move in tomorrow

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2019

  • "Like a home from home, but it's better than your own home!"

    The owners have an amazing eye for detail which makes all the difference. It's the perfect base for a Highlands holiday, much as we don't want anyone else to know about it, it just is, and the majesty of the Highlands needs sharing as much as it needs preserving. We'll be back as soon as possible!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "What an amazing house!"

    So well appointed and furnished. Beautiful views, and a stunning location. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it so anyone who wants a perfect getaway from the stresses and strains of life!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2018

  • "What can I say apart from absolutely amazing."

    Could not fault a single thing and wouldn't change anything about Coast House. It's so homely and everything has been thought out so well. We were made to feel so welcome and the lovely little touches made it extra special. It was our first visit to Coast House and hopefully wont be our last. A true diamond in the Highlands.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2018

  • "Coast House is the best holiday home we have been to, the house itself is very spacious and the views are to die for, could not have better views anywhere, we would definitely book this house again."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "This is a beautiful house with stunning views."

    We hope to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2018

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in."

    view amazing, cottage delightful and has everything in it you can need. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful views from a lovely comfortable and spacious house."

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Mar 2018

  • "The coast house was fantastic, every thing we could have wanted, views fantastic."

    The cottage itself perfect. Shall be returning

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage is in an outstanding location - absolutely stunning views (although we were lucky to have beautiful weather)."

    The house itself is lovely - a warm, welcoming home from home with a cosy wood-burning stove to hand if you want to heat it up even more. The local shop has most items you could need as well as petrol. Lots of gorgeous sandy beaches within 2 miles of the cottage - ideal for walking the dog. We would go back in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by Simon4.8Feb 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in an amazing location."

    Cannot fault our stay - will be booking again for sure.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2017

  • "Could not fault it, looking forward to booking soon."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with seating area, dressing room and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin with seating area
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with piano and woodburning stove.
  • Electric night storage and panel heaters with radiators fuelled by woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with patio and picnic bench
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 16 miles
  • Beach 1 mile.

The property

This delightful detached cottage is situated in the hamlet of Second Coast, two miles from the larger village of Laide in the Wester Ross region of Scotland.

With stunning sea and mountain views, this lovely cottage is an ideal base for a family or group of friends and provides a great Scottish getaway.

After taking in the wonderful views, you enter this superb holiday home via French doors into a modern kitchen/diner which also has a small sitting area from where you can soak up the views whilst enjoying a morning coffee, or cold drink in the evening.

From here you go through into the homely sitting room with a woodburning stove that will keep you warm on winter days.

There’s no better way to relax after a busy day than to light the stove and to forget about the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Completing the ground floor is a double bedroom and a shower room.

Up on the first floor are two further bedrooms both with velux windows and views of those brilliant views.

The twin bedroom has a seating area and the master king-size double also has a seating area, along with a dressing room and an en-suite shower room.

Just two miles away is the lovely sandy beach of Gruinard Beach, and you may wish to take a boat trip to spot wildlife from Gairloch.

Also just a couple of miles away is the village of Laide offering a Post Office, shop and petrol station, plus the National Trust owned Inverewe Gardens are within reach, and the town of Ullapool is within driving distance offering enhanced amenities.

A charming holiday home with a mix of beaches, walks, wildlife and scenery in the area.

EPC Rating: Band E

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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.