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Coast House

Second Coast near Laide, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 947363)



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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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
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Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DaveOct 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 MonikaAug 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 RichardAug 2021

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

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 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 CarolJul 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 FionaJun 2021

  • "Lovely house with wonderful views."

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

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 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 AlanOct 2020

  • "Superb location excellent property absolutely fantastic holiday"

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 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 CarolSep 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 JohnJul 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 RogerJun 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 DeborahJun 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 EricMay 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 MareileApr 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 DianeMar 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 PeterMar 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 NeilOct 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 SarahOct 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 SusanSep 2018

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

    We hope to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 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 AndreaJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2018

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

    The cottage itself perfect. Shall be returning

    Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 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 SimonFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in an amazing location."

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

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2017

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

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2017

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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.


  • 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.

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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 two local shops and a hotel is nearby, and 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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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