The Cottage is a traditional 19th century stone-built Highland croft house, sleeping up to six people in two double bedrooms and one single bedroom with extra pull-out bed.
"What a gem, great hideaway, don't want to leave. Even the weather was kind to us!" - Pete & Sue, Huddersfield
Like its sister property The Lodge, it commands beautiful panoramic views over Loch Ewe and the mountains of the Great Wilderness, Beinn Eighe and Sutherland.
The cottage has its own enclosed garden area, plus ample parking and pedestrian access to the loch's pebble shore. Huge sandy beaches are within walking distance, or five minutes' drive.
Although carefully restored, the cottage has retained many of its original features and rustic character and is open all the year round.The living room has a compact Aga stove which burns coal or wood, set in the original old stone fireplace. We can supply you with fuel, which is included in the price you pay along with electricity for lighting and supplementary heating.
"Finally found somewhere where my husband will switch off and relax! The cottage is lovely and very well-equipped, we all slept really well." - Ryan, Kelly & Nuala, Stonehaven
The room has satellite TV/radio and DVD/CD player as well as a sofa, armchairs and a coffee table. Free wifi is available and a range of DVDs & CDs is also available for you to enjoy.
You can browse through books from Coille Bheag's library, too - many on local history and geography and children's story books to amuse the younger ones in your family. You'll also find some board games, toys and jigsaws.
The spacious modernised kitchen/dining room is fully equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, cupboards, automatic washing machine, toaster and ironing board/iron. There is a dining table and six chairs, and all cookware, crockery, glassware and cutlery is provided. A high chair is also available.
"Loved the empty, wonderful beaches, the lochs, the sheep on the road...stunning views over Loch Ewe from the conservatory - the light changes all the time. Nice little house, thank you!" - Le Page family, Rouen, France
We provide cooking oil, condiments, tea, coffee and sugar, shampoo and shower gel and a copy of the local paper a well as a bottle of wine to welcome you to Coille Bheag. Depending on the season, we may also be able to sell you other fresh produce , such as free-range eggs or vegetables from our surplus.
Come for Christmas week, and we'll even decorate a free Christmas tree from our managed woodland to put you in the mood for celebrating!
"The Cottage was fantastic - still can't get over the views ... our trip was topped by seeing the Northern Lights!" - Lisa & David, Sheffield
The bathroom is at ground-floor level, and has double glazing, electric wall heater, full-size bath, electric shower, shaver point, washbasin and lavatory. Towels are provided.
The main double bedroom is in what used to be the old front parlour on the ground floor, giving easy access for those with limited mobility. It has a king-size iron bedstead and many original furnishings and features.
"We thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday staying at the cottage. We received a warm welcome and felt at home from first walking through the door. The cottage has lots of character, lovely views and access to the coast...there is lots to do and visit close by, especially if you like the outdoors. Many thanks for all the extra wee touches and looking after us so well!" - Gwen, James, Esmé & Hamish, Northmuir, Scotland
Upstairs there are two further bedrooms - converted traditional sleeping lofts with sloping attic ceilings and double-glazing for warmth.
One is a double bedroom and one a single, with a second full-size pull-out bed which we can make up for you if required to make a twin room - ideal for children. We can also supply a travel cot (bring your own baby bedding) if requested.
"What a haven of peace and beauty! And a delightful crofter's cottage, so well-equipped. ...thank you ever so much for your hospitality, and for giving us a chance to enter your lovely world for a few days." - John, Susan and Margaret, London
The cottage has electric panel heaters in each bedroom.
Beds are made up for you when you arrive and there are spare blankets and hot-water bottles should you need them on chilly nights!
There is also a heated conservatory area where you can put your feet up and enjoy panoramic views, or enjoy breakfast on a sunny morning.