Luxury Holiday Let ~ Shieldaig
Minch View House
Reputedly the oldest house in the village (which is probably why it has the best position with the most stunning views!), Minch View has been thoroughly renovated during a programme that started in August 2008 and was finished in June 2010. The house has been completely re-furnished, with emphasis on real comfort and easy living. The bathroom is an attractive modern design and the fabulous kitchen has all mod cons, including a dishwasher (well, you are on holiday...).
The sitting room has large comfy sofas and chunky reclaimed wooden furniture. There is a feature multi-fuel stove for these colder evenings. For the less externally motivated there is a LCD television with a full SKY package included.
The dining room can accommodate six people at the oak dining table. There is a multi-fuel stove that provides additional ambience during cooler spells. The PC workstation, complete with full Wireless Broadband is also in the dining room.
Upstairs there are two spacious double bedrooms that can be converted to twins by separating the Zip-Link Super King-size beds to create two large singles. There is an additional small bedroom that ideally would accommodate a child; however the bed is a full size single that will sleep an adult comfortably.
The common factor shared by all five rooms is the spectacular outlook across Loch Shieldaig and Outer Loch Torridon to the Minch and the Outer Hebrides beyond. Summer sunsets across the Minch are truly stunning.
Outside there is an extensive garden to the rear, mainly to grass bordered by fruit trees but including a gravelled patio area and a herb garden.
External access from the garden to the front of the house is by a path on either side. Both have gates to prevent children ‘escaping '.
|The garden is furnished with a large table, chairs and parasol, and of course a barbecue.|
The back-drop to Shieldaig is the Torridon mountains which provide an imposing contrast to the marine perspective. The sheer scale of this wild mountainscape is absolutely breathtaking in summer, and equally when blanketed in winter snow.
Typically, Minch View appeals to walkers, mountaineers, bird-watchers, cyclists, sailors, anglers (sea, river and loch), and anyone wishing to discover one of the most beautiful and friendly places on earth.
Minch View services:
Heating is by electric storage system plus two multi-fuel stoves (coal is free gratis, one bag per week)
Hot water is by electric immersion heater.
There is a MIRA over-bath shower.
Heated towel-rail in bathroom.
Iron and ironing board.
Kitchen has an electric cooker, fridge, washing machine, dish washer, microwave,
espresso machine, juicer, toaster,kettle, and cutlery/crockery for 6+.
Large LCD television with SKY package and DVD player.
Wireless Broadband and PC.
Telephone – 3 cordless handsets. UK landline calls (limit 1 hour per call) are free.
Drying cupboard for boots.
Electricity is included in rental rates.
Linen and towels are supplied.
Shieldaig village services:
Tigh an Eilean Hotel, Coastal Kitchen and Bar.
Local shop selling basic provisions, newspapers, coal & peat.
'Nanny's' local craft & coffee shop
Local bus service which also connects to national rail services.
Seaflower marine cruises.
Kingfisher fishing charter.
Local mountain guides and fishing ghillies.
Local seafood suppliers.
Local fish smoker.
Garage/ fuel services at Lochcarron and Kinlochewe.
Dining at Lochcarron, Kishorn and Torridon.
Train stations at Strathcarron and Achnasheen.
Doctor and dentist at Torridon and Lochcarron.
Boat charter at Shieldaig and Gairloch (cruising and fishing)
Golf at Lochcarron and Gairloch.
Minch View prices 2013/14
5 th January 2013 to 30 th March 2013 - £550
30 th March to 29 th June 2013 - £675
29 th June to 31 st August 2013 - £850
31 st August to 28th December 2013 - £675
28 thDecember 2013 – 4 th January 2014 - £850
Short lets may be available in low season.
A 20 % deposit to be paid at time of booking with the balance paid in full 6 weeks prior to your booking date.
All bookings are from 4pm on Saturday, until 10am the following Saturday
For booking and availability contact Tracey Smith by email - firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01561320098 or 07584261477
§ Bookings are normally taken from Saturday to Saturday but provision can be made (due to availability) if you would prefer a different change-over day.
§ You can also confirm a booking by letter, email or telephone. If you would like to fill out a booking form there is one HERE
§ Once you have made a booking your requested dates will be reserved and a non-refundable deposit of 20% will be due. Please send this by cheque - details will be given at the time.
§ When we have received your deposit, we will send you confirmation either by letter or by email - however you prefer.
§ The remaining balance is due 6 weeks before the date of your booking.
§ If there are less than 6 weeks to your holiday when you book then the full amount is due at the time of booking.
§ Upon receipt of the deposit, we will send you a letter confirming the details of your booking, together with directions to the cottage and instructions for collecting the keys when you arrive.
§ If you need to cancel your holiday once you have paid in full we regret that we can only refund the balance (apart from the 20% deposit) if we re-let Minch View for the same dates. It may be possible to change your dates - please ask.
§ We recommend that you take out adequate insurance to cover you in case of cancellation. We do not offer this service but it can be bought from most insurance brokers.
§ If you do need to cancel your holiday please advise us either in writing or by email as soon as possible. This not only increases the chance of us being able to re-let the property but also of being able to return your money.
§ We regret that it is not currently possible for us to accept payment by credit or debit card. We prefer payment by cheque and are also happy to accept postal orders.
§ Minch View will be ready by 4pm at the latest on the day of your arrival.
§ In order to prepare the house for the next guests we kindly ask you to vacate the property by 10am on the day of your departure.
Minch View is non smoking and we do not allow pets.
Thanks to Steve Carter for accommodating us on his fantastic web-site.
Please explore Steve's superb photographs and other creative material to fully appreciate this stunning area and its people: www.Shieldaig.org .