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94% of guests recommend
Based on 16 guest reviews

Raasay

North West Highlands

Whale and dolphin spotting from the house. Great views over the Minch to Skye and the islands from Raasay, Skye, Harris and Lewis.Near to Gairloch.

This modern detached bungalow, 80 yards from the seashore with private beach access, is located in the quiet crofting community of Melvaig, near Gairloch. The house overlooks the sea, offering stunning sunsets and views of Skye, Harris and Lewis and the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights in winter.

Main Features

  • ✔ WiFi
  • ✔ Parking
  • ✔ Garden/Patio
  • ✔ Dog friendly
  • ✔ Short breaks available
  • ✔ All rooms downstairs
  • ✔ Coastal
  • ✔ Sea or river view
  • ✔ 2 bedroom

Raasay and Rona are identical holiday homes sitting beside each other in Melvaig not far from Gairloch.

All rooms are on the ground floor.

Lounge/dining area: Comfortable and beautifully furnished L shaped lounge / dining room with picture windows giving magnificent views over the sea and Skye, Harris and Lewis. Electric fire, two large settees, Sky Freeview satellite colour TV, DVD, radio/cassette/CD player. Payphone in the lounge. Dining area has seating for 4 guests.

Kitchen: The fully fitted modern kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer, washer, tumble dryer, toaster, electric kettle, food mixer plus pots, pans and kitchenware.

Porch: Rear porch with hanging space for outdoor clothes etc.

Bedroom 1: Double bed with wardrobe.

Bedroom 2: 2 single beds with wardrobe.

Bathroom: bath, separate walk in shower, wash hand basin and toilet.

Outside: Ample outside space with direct access to seashore, 80 yards away. Ample parking for 2 cars.

Other: the house has oil central heating. A hairdryer, iron board and iron and clothes drying horse.

Electricity & Wi-Fi: internet access is included at no extra cost.

Great sea views.

Relaxation, peace and quiet.

The nearest shops are in Gairloch, approximately 10 miles away, which also has hotels, restaurants, garage, doctors and dental surgery.

If arriving late it is advisable to buy basic provisions before arrival as the nearest shop is 10 miles from the cottage and has limited opening hours in the evenings.

It is advisable to book a table in local restaurants.

You are welcome to bring your own bed linen and towels, duvets are provided. Bed linen and towels are an additional cost of, Double bed for 2 guests – £30, Double bed for single occupancy  – £22.50, Single bed – £15.00.

 

Entry details: arrival time is anytime after 4pm, latest departure time is 10am.

Up to 2 dogs welcome at an additional cost [cost shown on booking form].

Wi-fi is included however due to the rural location the speed isn’t sufficient for streaming video and downloads.

The area’s attractions include: whale watching and marine trips, including visits to the puffin colonies on the Shiant islands, salmon, sea trout, brown trout, pike and sea fishing, Bird watching, falconry courses golf course and pony trekking. Also, boat trips on Loch Maree to view Viking graves, bike hire, car hire, swimming pool, deer stalking and deer museum, guided hill walks and guided climbing and sea kayaking trips, and Inverewe Gardens, to name but a few. The coastline around Melvaig and to the Rua Reidh Lighthouse (approx. 4 miles) is rugged, a haven for nesting birds, seals, whales and otters.

Cancellation policy – 25% of the total rental is charged on the day of booking to confirm your booking with the final 75% as well as a refundable damage deposit due no later than 6 weeks before arrival. There is a 24-hour cooling off period after your booking is placed where you may cancel free of charge after that you will be required to pay the full rental amount if you cancel.

Cancellation protection policy is available during booking or before the final balance payment is made.

Rate table shows the base weekly rental rates only when the property is only available for weekly bookings. Short breaks may be available and are not shown below. To check available bookable dates and the rate choose the start date on the calendar at the top of the page then the number of available nights.

For weekly bookings discounts are available at certain times and are not shown in the rate table. To check prices choose the start date on the calendar at the top of the page then the number of available nights.

Date Range Week Rate
14 Oct - 20 Oct 2017 £480.00
21 Oct - 27 Oct 2017 £425.00
28 Oct - 3 Nov 2017 £375.00
4 Nov - 24 Nov 2017 £325.00
25 Nov - 15 Dec 2017 £305.00
16 Dec - 22 Dec 2017 £375.00
23 Dec - 31 Dec 2017 £525.00
1 Jan - 5 Jan 2018 £545.00
6 Jan - 12 Jan 2018 £295.00
13 Jan - 26 Jan 2018 £315.00
27 Jan - 23 Mar 2018 £325.00
24 Mar - 20 Apr 2018 £395.00
21 Apr - 27 Apr 2018 £475.00
28 Apr - 5 Oct 2018 £525.00
6 Oct - 12 Oct 2018 £505.00
13 Oct - 19 Oct 2018 £480.00
20 Oct - 26 Oct 2018 £425.00
27 Oct - 2 Nov 2018 £375.00
3 Nov - 23 Nov 2018 £325.00
24 Nov - 14 Dec 2018 £305.00
15 Dec - 21 Dec 2018 £375.00
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019 £525.00
Trustworthy reviews from genuine guests
UpFront Reviews
  • Home from home in lovely setting
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 09/10/2017 by Brian from Tonbridge

    A lovely relaxing comfortable holiday in beautiful surroundings. Raasay is a super house in its own grounds providing all the home comforts you could wish for. It is well equipped and spotlessly maintained by Frank and Dianne who go the extra mile to ensure your stay is enjoyable and trouble free. The location is spectacular with extensive sea views across to Skye and beyond, the sunsets are beautiful and there is much to see in the way of wildlife in the sea, on land and in the air. An ideal place to enjoy the west coast of Scotland or just to relax as your mood takes you, we shall definitely return.


  • A wonderful place to stay
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 25/09/2017 by David from Leeds

    We have 2 fantastic weeks at Raasay, even if the weather was not always great! But with such stunning views and plenty to do in the surrounding area it didn’t matter. The house is very well equipped and feels warm and cosy. Like many others we saw deer, otters and had an incredible close encounter with a white tailed eagle! Would love to come back again soon. David & Lise, Leeds W.Yorks


  • Looking forward to the wales
    3.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 18/09/2017 by Guest from Paruzzaro

    A very lovely experience of living by the Ocean, immersed in the quite unique environment of the Highlands. We've appreciated a lot the common sensibility for the land naturalistic aspects. A little too complicate the booking management.


  • wonderful week at Raasay cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 14/08/2017 by Brenda from Haaren

    The description of Raasay cottage on the internet was correct. No surprises, except for the ever changing views from our window or garden. As they were wonderful AND the reason we choose Raasay cottage you won't hear us complaining! The cottage was clean, the furnishing excellent including more than enough information about the cottage and things to do in the area, thanks to the owners Frank and Dianne! We loved the peace and quiet and enjoyed the 20 minutes-drive on the single track road to the cottage. As much as we would like to see another part of Scotland, it's not unthinkable we will book this lovely cottage again!


  • Homely house at beatiful seaside
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 31/07/2017 by Ulf from Luckau Ot Paserin

    We enjoyed our stay at raasey house completely. Nice quiet location, magnuficent view from living room window and a great rocky shore for hicking, swimming and climbing. Definetly recommended. Friendly landlords who are always ready to help and answer questions.


  • Perfect for relaxing
    4.3 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 31/07/2017 by Volker from Witten

    Fantastic and quiet location right by the sea. Frank and Dianne are very friendly and helpful hosts.


  • Fantastic
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 18/07/2017 by Heather from Glasgow

    Great cottage with fantastic views. Very comfortable with everything you need while away from home. Superb variety of wildlife on the doorstep.


  • Raasay review
    4.3 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 06/07/2017 by David from Norwich

    The cottage and situation were excellent. Wonderful views of Skye and Harris and total privacy. The cottage is at the end of a 10 mile single track road going along the sea coast. We were a little niggled by having to provide our own linen and towels - we were after all paying almost £500 for a weeks stay and we had to pay for the electricity which I felt was a little parsimonious. We also had to pay a deposit of £60 to assure our good behaviour which I found demeaning. However we enjoyed the week but are unlikely to return. Others will enjoy the cottage and may not be annoyed by the conditions


  • Chilled out and relaxing holiday
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 18/06/2017 by Kim from Crewe

    This is the first time we have stayed on the West Coast mainland of Scotland and enjoyed the holiday immensely. The cottage had everything you need for a holiday and even though the weather was against us it didn't matter as we still got out and about. Having previously visited the Scottish Islands many times we are well used to experiencing more than one season during a day! Being wildlife lovers it was lovely to see a seal in the sea as we arrived at the cottage and as we were out and about during the week we managed to see four Sea Eagles, Red Kites, Artic and Great Skuas and many other birds too numerous to mention. All in all we really enjoyed the week and would recommend the cottage as a place to stay.


  • Lovely cottage
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 07/06/2017 by Anne from Glasgow

    The location of the cottage is outstanding with uninterrupted views out to sea. Internally the cottage is of a high standard and Is well equipped for a great break. Comfortable beds and a great shower added to our enjoyment and the spacious lounge meant we never felt cramped and with four windows the outlook was really good. Now we have returned home I really miss waking up to a view of the sea so I will need to return sometime!!


  • Cottage with view of the isle of Skye.
    3.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 04/06/2017 by Elsa from Saint Julien En Born

    Situated on a single track road, this cottage has everything needed. We found the oven a bit difficult to use and the central heating complicated. We had a very comfortable stay and we recommend it highly.


  • A wonderful place to relax
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 21/05/2017 by Mark from Rugby

    After the initial shock of the single track road and stunning views we arrived at Raasay to find a lovely bungalow with breath taking views and its own private gate to the beach. The place has everything you could ever need [apart from the binoculars which seemed to give double vision] for a week away. If you are into walking then the walk from the cottage to the lighthouse and then to Camas Mor is worth the trek [about 10 miles] to just sit and watch the local wild life. The local amenities in Gairloch cover everything you need including a Fish and Chip shop and a couple of supermarkets along with coffee shops.


  • wonderful view
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 20/05/2017 by Ton from Weesp

    A nice and comfortable holiday cottage with a wonderful view. The owners live nearby and are always willing to help you. We will be back next year.


  • Rhona
    3.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 26/01/2014 by Guest from Llangollen

    The cottage was very comfortable and in a brilliant position.Had an enjoyable weeks stay. Was spoilt by,when told £10 had been withheld for extra cleaning, we asked why.Was given a list of what was not left clean,at least two things listed would not have been left by us i.e.the toilet brush was left in a disgusting state-we did not even notice the brush let alone use it and leave it dirty.We were also told the bed cover was left"out of place,and crumbs all over them.I informed the lady we did not,nor do we ever at home, have food in the bedroom.We very much object to being blamed,and charged for something we know was not our doing.We have stayed in many cottages and never had this problem before.One would presume if a cleaner is due to come in when we leave we should not have to do a full, thorough clean before leaving--is leaving crumbs on the toaster considered extra cleaning for the cleaner? Would consider it polite if the owner said sorry to us for telling us we left the bed a mess and toilet brush in a bad way when we know this was not our doing. If an owner wants the place left completely ready for the next guest they should either state this on the rules,explaining in detail or just charge extra on the fee for the cottage.


  • Marvellous
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 21/01/2014 by Guest from Glasgow

    This is a great place to stay. Beautiful, clean and in a priviledged location. On top of that, Dianne and Frank (the owners) make you feel very welcome! They even phoned me before we got there to advise about the challenging weather conditions! I would definitively like to come back to this place.


  • A fantastic week in Melvaig
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 19/10/2013 by Guest from Glasgow

    Our third time at this property and its has yet to let us down. Frank consistently delivers a superior property with spectacular views over the Minch. Even the local wildlife puts on a show for you and the local croft animals escort you along the road. i have stayed in several 4 star self catering cottages but none have shown the same standard of maintenance cleanliness and service as frank delivers in melvaig.


Location

In Designated National Scenic Area, whale watching northern light in winter with picture windows giving magnificent views over the sea and Skye, Harris and Lewis. Enjoy private beach access and the unique location of the cottage means you can see Basking sharks, Whales and Seals from the comfort of the cottage.

The Beinn Eighe Reserve and the Torridon Mountains are just a short distance away. This is the perfect place if you are looking for outdoor activities including walking, bird watching, fishing, kayaking and whale-watching!
In winter there is a chance of seeing the Northern Lights from the cottage. It is also a dark skies area.

For the nature lover there are great opportunities to spot Sea-Eagles and Golden-Eagles around the cottage area.
The cottage is used by the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society for Marine surveys of the local area, a good chance to spot Whales, Dolphins and Basking Sharks.

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