Gairloch is a quaint seaside village located by the shores of Loch Gairloch on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands. This pretty village with white washed fishermen’s cottages has attractive sea views out towards the Isle of Skye. Gairloch could be a good choice for a remote self-catering break in the Scottish Highlands as this part of the Scottish Highlands is off the main tourist track. What’s more, the countryside in and around Gairloch is rich with stunning unspoilt scenery and can be good for wildlife watching. Enjoy browsing for coastal and self-catering cottages in and near Gairloch.
What Gairloch, Highland offers for Self-Catering Holidays
Gairloch is located some 70 miles from Inverness in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands so may be well suited for relaxed cottage breaks where you simply want to focus on taking it easy and getting away from it all. Or if you prefer to get out and about exploring there are plenty of choices when it comes to things to see and do.
There are a few attractions within Gairloch such as an award winning museum. Further along the coast there is also a lighthouse where entry is currently free, a visitor centre and walking trails. Within the village itself there are a few shops including an award winning butchers, galleries and gift shops. In Gairloch there is a small shingle beach but near the village along the Wester Ross coast there are also a number of sandy beaches to be found where you can enjoy walks and time by the seaside.
When it comes to enjoying the outdoors Gairloch has lots to offer. The village has a golf course with fabulous views down towards the local sandy beach. Those who relish the idea of hiking may want to head to the nearby mountains of An Groban and Sithean Mor. For a more sedate experience why not visit Inverewe Gardens which are a National Trust green award winning attraction? Fishing trips and wildlife watching trips can be picked up from the village harbour. It is even possible to go whale watching in season.
All in all people visit the area around Gairloch for wonderful fresh air, wild unspoilt landscapes, seascape views, safe sandy beaches and the wonderful wildlife which includes eagles, deer and whales.
In and around Gairloch you may be able to find various options when it comes to self-catering accommodation from crofters cottages and country cottages to seaside holiday cottages. We trust that you will enjoy browsing through the available choices.
Book a Gairloch cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Highland on holiday.