Located in the crofting village of Melvaig, near Gairloch, Rona is an excellent base for relaxing, touring, bird watching, walking and hiking and there are regular marine life sightings seen from the cottage windows. The Melvaig Inn, 10 minutes walk from the cottage, offers excellent meals, snacks and drinks and is open 6 days and evenings in the season. Gairloch, approx. 20 minutes drive away, has everything you need, including shops, coffee and gift shops, restaurants, Leisure Centre, Heritage Museum, pony trekking and a golf course. Several boats, including a glass-bottomed boat, are available for trips from the harbour to see whales, dolphins, porpoise and puffins. Bikes can be hired locally. Regular Ceilidhs featuring talented local artistes are held in the summer at either the Gairloch Community Centre or in Poolewe Village Hall. Poolewe also hosts regular weekly craft markets, has an indoor swimming pool suitable for all ages, and also the National Trust Inverewe Gardens.

There are many beautiful coastal walks in the area; rocky and sandy beaches, and coves and caves for the more adventurous. Mountain walkers and climbers will enjoy the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve with Beinn Eighe and Slioch near to Kinlochewe, and Liathach and the Torridon range close to the village of Torridon. The beautiful Loch Maree, which is close to Kinlochewe, is home to many islands which can be visited by boat.

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Accommodation & Facilities

Beautifully appointed and well-furnished, Rona is rated as 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board. Magnificent uninterrupted views from the picture windows in the large L- shaped lounge/dining room with TV, satellite free view, DVD and films, radio/cassette/CD player and payphone. Internet access is available at a supplement. Fully fitted kitchen with oven & hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washer and tumble dryer.

Rona has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one twin room and both have fitted wardrobes and a hairdryer is supplied. The hall bookcase contains a good supply of books and games and there are porches to the front and rear of the house. Ironing board, iron and clothes horse supplied. The bathroom is fully tiled and has bath and wc. plus separate walk-in shower, and shaver point. Oil central heating is included. Private garden with parking for up to 2 cars and private beach access from the front garden.


  • Stunning views of Skye & Islands
  • Private beach access
  • Oil central heating included
  • Internet access
  • Secluded location
  • Dogs welcome

Bed linen and towels available at an extra charge. Rona is a non-smoking cottage.

A deposit of 25% is payable on booking. The balance payment, plus a refundable security deposit of £60 per week, is due 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday. Well-behaved pets by arrangement only.

Internet access is available as a supplement

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Tariff & Prices

Prices shown are standard prices. Late availability or other discounts may apply at certain times and are not shown on this table. To check Availability and Prices, with any applied discounts, click on Check Now button and choose your desired dates with number of guests staying. The pop up box will provide a final price quotation.

Dates Price for 7 nights from Short break prices from
29 Apr 2017 - 06 Oct 2017 £525.00
07 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £505.00
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017 £480.00
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £425.00
28 Oct 2017 - 03 Nov 2017 £375.00
04 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017 £325.00
25 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017 £305.00
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017 £375.00
23 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 £525.00
01 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2018 £473.57
06 Jan 2018 - 12 Jan 2018 £295.00
13 Jan 2018 - 26 Jan 2018 £315.00
27 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018 £325.00
24 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018 £395.00
21 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018 £475.00
28 Apr 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £525.00
06 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018 £505.00
13 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018 £480.00
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £425.00
27 Oct 2018 - 02 Nov 2018 £375.00
03 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018 £325.00
24 Nov 2018 - 14 Dec 2018 £305.00
15 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018 £375.00
22 Dec 2018 - 04 Jan 2019 £525.00

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Location & Directions

As you enter Gairloch from the south turn left at the Police Station onto the B8021.

Continue out of the village for 9 miles, passing Lonemore, North erradale, Peterburn and Aultnagrishan.

As you enter Melvaig continue down the dip in the road, over the small bridge, up the small hill.
At the top of the hill as the road goes left at the red post office box there is an entrance with a gate on the left. Through the gate along the private road turning left at the bottom. Rona is the 3rd, and last house, on the left.

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Independent reviews


Guest Comments

This is the 7th time in 3 years we have stayed in Gairloch and Rona was a very well presented property and had everything we needed for our stay....would definitely stay fact we are booking for January.
Mr A, Sheffield : 11th November, 2013

Very clean and well equipped house. Friendly helpful owners who made us feel at home.Beautiful views.
Mrs S, Edinburgh : 9th September, 2013

Rona is in a beautiful situation with outstanding views over the sea towards the isles, we spent ages just gazing out the window! The sea and the clouds are ever-changing. The house was in perfect condition, very modern and with every possible convenience from a cheese-grater to brilliantly-stocked books, maps and guides. The beds and pillows were very comfy and all was spotlessly clean. We all enjoyed our stay, felt relaxed and certainly 'at home'. I'm sure we will return.
Mrs M, Bosgate : 4th September, 2013

Had a fantastic relaxing holiday. Will be back for another holiday.
J C,Crook : 15th August, 2013

Excellent cottage great views
Mr D, Livingston : 2nd August, 2013

Magical holiday, great location and facilities, beautiful weather helped. We've already booked to come back!
Mr P, Uddingston : 26th July, 2013

Cottage was outstanding, very spacious, well equipped and with a stunning view.

Mr M, Milton of Campsie : 14th June, 2013

Enjoyed staying at the cottage and had a great holiday.

Mr H, Stourbridge : 12th June, 2013

It was probably the most warm and comfortable house we have stayed in - with the most comfortable bed

Mrs A, Fortrose : 3rd June, 2013

Just absolutely loved the accommodation . It was also so clean and tidy. Everything was perfection from the comfortable bed to the lovely bathroom and great shower . Kitchen was also well set out and well equipped with everything ! the only thing we picked up on was no ice cream scoop ! But hey ho , it had everything else so very happy.

Mr S, Inverurie : 21st May, 2013

My friend and I (two middle aged but very fit ladies!!) loved everything about this holiday bungalow. It is light and airy, very clean and comfortable, well furnished with a lovely kitchen and bathroom, and has wonderful views of the sea, as well as a path across a field to the pebbly beach. Every detail to make the accomodation a pleasure to live in has been thought of by the owners Frank and Diane, who live nearby and are very friendly and helpful. A fence around the property ensured that I could let my dogs out without worrying that they would make a bid for freedom!! The cottage is a nine mile drive along a single track road from Gairloch, but with lots of passing places this is no problem, and we found the drive, with its beautiful scenery a lovely start and end to the day. In addition, the Melvaig Inn, a mere 5 minutes walk along the beach ensured that we could have a drink in the evenings with no worry about driving(it closes around 10pm). We had a truly wonderful holiday and will definately be returning.
Mrs M, Sunderland : 17th August, 2011

We booked a few days in Rona cottage as a last minute getaway, both in need of some peace and quiet. This place was perfect, we arrived and met the owners and were left to our own devices for the duration of our stay. The cottage itself was very clean and had everything we could need for our stay, could easily have spent longer than a few days there. Views from the twin room and living room are fantastic and most mornings could see Skye and more. Location wise it is about 20 mins from Gairloch itself which for us suited perfectly, and we had the Melvaig Inn handily in walking distance, be prepared for the fact it is very remote - again what we loved about it! There's so much to do if you're happy to drive, we visited applecross, Inverewe and lots of other lovely places around the coast and in the hills. I would recommend if you are up for longer than a few days, stop off at Inverness or Dingwall to get supplies at the supermarket as the shopping is limited - Frank and Dianne mentioned this so we were prepared. It was a perfect base for evening relaxing in the evening and going walking during the day. Loved it and hope to go back!
Mrs C : 22nd April, 2011

After spending twenty years climbing around the Scottish mountains I can say with confidence that Rona is one of the most wonderful base-camps I have ever found - the view over the sea to Skye is absolutely unbeatable and the cottage itself is warm, fully-equipped and comfortable whatever the season (I've stayed in all of them!). The walk along the beach to the nearby Melavaig Inn for seafood, good company and a pint from the an Teallach brewery is the most blissful end to a day you can spend hiking in the Torridon mountains, visiting Inverewe's stunning botanic garden or whale-watching. I cannot recommend this place highly enough - my only reservation is I don't want to share this wonderful secret...!
Mrs P : 15th April, 2011

Our first visit to Scotland! Weather mixed - walks great! Cottage very clean and comfortable with views to die for. Feeling very relaxed after a relaxing week of walking.
S,P & Nipper the dog : 7th March, 2011

We had a wonderful fortnight in a very comfortable cottage in a great location. A highlight was seeing Minke Whales from the Orca 1 Rib from Gairloch. A very exhillerating experience that took us to the tip of Skye. We came home wet, windblown and thrilled. Thank you for letting us stay in Rona - everything was perfect.
S & H, Suffolk : 7th March, 2011

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