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, plus a good housekeeping retainer of £50, refundable after deduction for electricity. The balance payment is due 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday. Well-behaved pets by arrangement only.
Internet access is available as a supplement
Tariff & Prices
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|Dates||Price for 7 nights from||Short break prices from||06 Apr 2013 - 27 Sep 2013||£495.00||28 Sep 2013 - 25 Oct 2013||£395.00||26 Oct 2013 - 20 Dec 2013||£265.00|
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.
Cottage was outstanding, very spacious, well equipped and with a stunning view.
Mr M, Milton of Campsie
Enjoyed staying at the cottage and had a great holiday.
Mr H, Stourbridge
It was probably the most warm and comfortable house we have stayed in - with the most comfortable bed
Mrs A, Fortrose
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
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
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!
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
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
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