Stylish contemporary architect-designed house, sleeping up to seven people, with incredible mountain and loch views, located near Gairloch in the North West Highlands.
Designed by multi-award winning Dualchas architects, the Lighthouse is an exceptional holiday house. The interiors are luxurious and the owners have thought to cater for your every requirement.
Stylish contemporary architect-designed house
The location of the Lighthouse is stunning, with breath-taking views across the sea towards the mighty Torridon mountains. It’s just a short walk along the delightful coastal path from the house to the famous sandy beach of Gairloch, and barely a five-minute walk to the pub via the harbour!
Breath-taking views across the sea
Recently built, this house has wonderfully light interiors and a clever ‘upside down’ design, so the living spaces take maximum advantage of the views. The striking exterior is clad in strips of larch and Douglas fir and has a zinc roof. It offers luxury accommodation with Miele appliances, underfloor heating and double glazing. High quality furnishings have been sourced with great care, including Anta hand-woven fabrics, tables and lighting by Tom Raffield and Tala.
On entering the house, the ground floor has four comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite. The bedrooms are two doubles (kingsize beds), one twin room (single beds can be made up as superking size) and one single. There is another large family bathroom upstairs, boasting a skylight over the bath.
The bathrooms have top of the range facilities, brilliant showers and a selection of lovely Scottish soaps. The beds are super comfy and, like the rest of the house, the bedroom design details are distinctly superior. In fact, the beds and sofas come from a small company in Montrose and were made specially for the house.
The utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer is very useful after a day on the beach, and there is a separate boot room too to leave muddy and sandy kit to dry.
Magnificent living space
Heading upstairs via the handmade oak staircase, there is a magnificent living space – a huge open-plan living room with a wonderful wooden oak table, wood-burning stove (with a basket of logs provided) and large windows overlooking the balcony and dining deck. The views are sublime.
We loved the oak panelled ‘snug’ just off the main living room with its large TV (with freesat channels), sheepskin beanbags and fantastic vintage map in the wall. There is free Wi-Fi throughout (at surprisingly good speeds). We also enjoyed the Stanmore Marshall Amp bluetooth speaker for our tunes. The house has a nice selection of books, as well as useful local maps and extensive guidebooks. A powerful telescope on a tripod allows guests to watch wildlife on the sea and across the loch during the day and stars by night.
Cosy and relaxing atmosphere
At night the wonderful lighting from hand blown Tala bulbs adds to the cosy and relaxing atmosphere, whatever the weather is doing outside. The interiors of the house reflect the natural colours and materials of the area. With all the wood, there is a subtle Scandinavian influence.
Spacious, luxury Italian kitchen
There is a spacious, luxury Italian kitchen. There was a generous welcome pack from the owners with bread, milk, butter, eggs, honey, biscuits and wine. With many kitchen basics also supplied, it’s easy to cook your own meals. The well-equipped kitchen includes silestone worktops, dishwasher, induction hob, electric oven, microwave, wine cooler and fridge-freezer. There is a top class coffee machine with coffee grounds provided. You’ll be able to enjoy breakfast on terrace in the sunshine if you’re lucky!
The Lighthouse makes the most of the dramatic mountain and seascapes and is a great base for exploring the delights of Gairloch and Wester Ross. You can reach the sandy Gairloch beach and the nine hole golf course via a cliff-top path from the bottom of the garden and it’s a matter of a few minutes’ walk to a view point to take in the legendary west coast sunsets.
Guests are sent a comprehensive and helpful information booklet on the house and the area on confirmation of booking, with tips on activities, restaurants, walks and Highland life and contact details so bookings can be made in advance for summer months.
The Lighthouse is a superb, contemporary holiday house with incredible views. Sleeping seven in exceptional luxury, this is a fantastic place for a holiday as a couple or with friends and family. While it is big enough to accommodate a large family group, it would be a lovely place for an adult holiday with a couple of friends.
Spend the day lazing on the nearby beaches. You’re spoilt for choice – Gairloch Beach is a short walk along the coast from the garden. Big Sands is about 4 miles away and the wonderful Red Point is 25 mins away by car.
Go for a walk: take the circular coastal walk from the house, down to the harbour, through the Flowerdale Arboretum and along the sands of Gairloch Beach, or explore the delights of Flowerdale Glen.
For experienced hillwalkers, this area offers access to some of the most iconic mountains in Scotland, The mighty Torridon ridges, Slioch or further north to Stac Pollaidh and An Teallach.
Chill out with a good book by the woodburner. The open plan lounge is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the spectacular views.
Buy some local prawns and enjoy lunch on the terrace with a glass of something chilled, or visit the art gallery at the bridge and have lunch at the nearby Old Inn.
Explore the wonderful Inverewe Gardens. These world-famous gardens are set in the gulf stream and have an incredible variety of plants giving colour all year round. Well worth a visit.
Enjoy fantastic home baking at the community run café in the village.
Take a boat trip from the pier below the house. Lots of options including; wildlife-watching trips, seafood safaris, self-drive motor boats and guided sea kayaking trips. This is your chance to view the spectacular West Coast scenery from the water
How to book
Please complete the form below which goes direct to the owner
- Four Bedrooms / Sleeps 7
- Minimum Price – £250 per night
- Maximum Price – £290
- Not suitable for babies and toddlers
- Sorry No Pets
- Changeover Day – Friday
- Short breaks (min 4 nights off-season)
- Fire/Stove Yes
- Owners’ Website