We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Raasay Holiday Cottage, Melvaig, Gairloch

44 reviews
Save
Raasay Cottage and front garden, with the sea behind
side view
Kitchen
1 of 29Raasay Cottage and front garden, with the sea behind
Overview
Reviews
Amenities
Availability
Map
Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Raasay is a modern, purpose built holiday cottage with ramp access and all on one level. There is private access to a beach just 40 metres in front of the cottage Large picture windows give magnificent views over the Atlantic ocean towards Skye and The Minch, Harris and Lewis. Being in a designated National Scenic Area, and in a Dark Skies area, you'll see picturesque views during the day, plenty of stars at night, and there's even a chance to see the Northern Lights The Beinn Eighe Reserve and the Torridon Mountains are just a short distance away. This is the perfect place to get away from it all, and if you are looking for outdoor activities including walking, bird watching, fishing, kayaking and whale and seal watching, then this is the holiday rental for you! Sea eagles and Golden e...Raasay is a modern, purpose built holiday cottage with ramp access and all on one level. There is private access to a beach just 40 metres in front of the cottage Large picture windows give magnificent views over the Atlantic ocean towards Skye and The Minch, Harris and Lewis. Being in a designated National Scenic Area, and in a Dark Skies area, you'll see picturesque views during the day, plenty of stars at night, and there's even a chance to see the Northern Lights The Beinn Eighe Reserve and the Torridon Mountains are just a short distance away. This is the perfect place to get away from it all, and if you are looking for outdoor activities including walking, bird watching, fishing, kayaking and whale and seal watching, then this is the holiday rental for you! Sea eagles and Golden eagles are often seen around the cottage area, and binoculars are provided to help you spot them! The cottage is regularly used by the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society as a base whilst conducting marine surveys Raasay is independently owned, and we have considerably enhanced and upgraded the facilities. This is our holiday home, and forward to sharing it with you Included in the cost of your holiday: Electricity and oil fired central heating/hot water Towels and bed linen High speed fibre wifi Initial supply of logs for wood burner (please note: the wood burner does not have a fire guard and should not be used when small children are present. Never leave children unattended, the fire gets extremely hot - use at your own risk) The bathroom includes a bath and a walk-in shower Note: We have our own private access to a public beach in front of the house. It is accessible over croft land, which is often a little wet - wellies are advised. In addition the access down to the beach is steep and not suitable for less mobile people, and great care should be taken. Accessing the beach is undertaken at your own risk, and children should not be allowed onto the croft or beach unless supervised by an adult. Dogs should be kept on a lead at all times unless in the enclosed gardens. Please note that there are sheep on the surrounding croft lands, and you must not allow your dog to worry the sheep. Dogs are charged at an additional charge of £15 per dog per stay. Payment to be made separately to owner. We have a wide selection of board games, jigsaw puzzles and books for your enjoyment.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please treat the house as if it was your own, and follow carefully the information contained within the welcome folder Please be respectful to our neighbours, and the wider community No smoking inside the house, please dispose safely of any smoking related items, being mindful of fire risks One medium or two small dogs allowed. They are not allowed in bedrooms or on furniture, and you must pick up any mess. Failure to do so will incur a housekeeping charge of £30 from your damage deposit
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
Show more
About the Owner
Peter B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2018
Write a reviewReviews (44)

1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a week in this fab house with my family. The enclosed garden was perfect for my 2 boys and my dog to run about in, it felt really safe. It was so nice to sit out in the sun and watch them play...More

Date of stay: August 2021
Thank 885aishlingm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Raasay Cottage is in a beautiful location near the sea with stunning views across to the Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides beyond. The cottage is maintained to a very high standard and has everything you could ask for. It is a real home...More

Date of stay: September 2021
1  Thank Explorer51217807273
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just back from our second stay here. It’s a fantastic place - everything is there for a self catering break. I really recommend it for an “away from it all” break. We went out to sea with Hebridean Whale Watching cruises - saw dolphins, porpoises...More

Date of stay: September 2021
1  Thank ChrisRob27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, a really home from home. Clean, tidy and very well presented. An excellent base to explore the west Highland region, but you need to be prepared to drive as its in a remote...More

Date of stay: September 2021
1  Thank Markcp1970
Reviewed 4 September 2021

Just back from another fantastic week at Raasay Cottage Melvaig. The Cottage was immaculate on arrival and I must say its one of the best equipped we have stayed in. Situated just above The beach which you can carry your coffee onto in the morning...More

Date of stay: August 2021
2  Thank alanhK6385TZ
See more reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2021

We have just had a wonderful week in Raasay cottage, which is very homely, clean and cosy and has stupendous views of the sea, Skye and Lewis / Harris. A pebbly beach is just a few minutes walk across the garden and down the hill...More

Date of stay: August 2021
2  Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 25 July 2021

Having spent a week at Raasay cottage last year, we were delighted to visit again last week, and were not disappointed. Everything from the booking process to follow-up is done very professionally by Peter, and the cottage was again presented in beautiful condition, with everything...More

Date of stay: July 2021
1  Thank Marion D
Reviewed 8 July 2021

Well, what can I say other than we have just returned from a perfect week away at Raasay Cottage! The cottage itself is in the remote location of Melvaig but absolutely great if you want to get away from it all and just embrace yourself...More

Date of stay: June 2021
1  Thank thekernies
Reviewed 5 July 2021

Everything about our week at Raasay Holiday Cottage was superb - even the weather! The house is beautifully placed with great access to the beach, brilliant views and amazing skies. The house is warm, comfortable, really well presented, with everything you might need. The garden...More

Date of stay: June 2021
1  Thank Sightsee45778961122
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
London, United Kingdom
32
Reviewed 13 May 2021

More

Date of stay: April 2021
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
See more amenities
Availability
October 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
November 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
December 2021
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
January 2022
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
February 2022
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
March 2022
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
View all months
Map
+
About the neighbourhood
Stunning. Rural. Remote. Windswept. Dark skies. Bracing. Peaceful. Scenic. Right by the sea. Fresh air. Full of sheep. And deer. And wildlife. And birds Awesome
Getting around
You are going to need a car. Preferably yours. Maybe a rental. But you are going to need a car. Holiday homes in peaceful, unspoilt, rural idyll’s tend not to be on the routes of great public transport. Raasay is no exception. The nearest shop is about 4 miles away (April to October) at The Sands camping park, or there are two convenience stores in Gairloch, along with an excellent butchers, an excellent sandwich shop (make sure to go there for Fresh Cream Cake Friday!), a newsagents, chip shop, Chinese takeaway and several eateries and pubs. There’s also a garage with 24 hour fuel Main supermarkets are in Ullapool (Tesco) and Inverness (Morrison’s, ASDA and Tesco) and a large Co-op in Kyle of Lochalsh You are going to need a car!
More
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Is my payment insured in any way?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL2229413858
Frequently Asked Questions about Raasay Holiday Cottage, Melvaig, Gairloch

Raasay Holiday Cottage, Melvaig, Gairloch is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Raasay Holiday Cottage, Melvaig, Gairloch has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Raasay Holiday Cottage, Melvaig, Gairloch has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Raasay Holiday Cottage, Melvaig, Gairloch must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.