The Stonehouses

Ullapool - Highland

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"Explore Highland life from these luxurious houses that offer you panoramic views across Loch Broom and a private sauna."

  • Sleeps: 3-4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2

  Highlights...

  • Both houses have spacious saunas, and luxury freestanding baths.
  • Both feature spacious, modern living areas with stunning views.
  • Full underfloor heating via air-source heat pumps with solar water heating.
  • Modern design that compliments the natural environment.
  • One of the unique aspects about The Stonehouses is that they combine the best of both rural and village settings: while they feel secluded on a private hill (with direct access onto a set of hill paths) – they are also only a short 10 minute walk from a lively Highland village with pubs, restaurants and shops.

  You should know...

  • No pets are allowed.
  • There is no vehicular access to the door of the houses which are accessed by stepped foot paths (around 50 steps). Assistance can be provided with luggage.

The Details...

The Stonehouses are two luxuriously equipped retreats, with panoramic views across Loch Broom and out to the Summer Isles. They are spacious, yet cosy, with full under floor heating and wood burning stoves in the open plan living areas.

Built by the owners, a team of local crafts people and artisans, the houses were designed by a local Hebridean architect with the aim of bringing together traditional building techniques with modern design and environmental considerations. The Stonehouses are cocooned with recycled insulation and are fully underfloor heated by air-source heat pumps with solar water heating and an LPG backup to ensure that you are never low on piping hot water. The wood burning stove provides a warming focal point in the living space, whilst the natural building materials (local wood and stone) and the green turf roof allow the buildings to merge with their surroundings.

The curved stone house is a spacious two bedroom property with a double bedroom with en-suite and a second twin or double bedroom with a second shower room and WC. Features include a luxury freestanding bath and spacious sauna with double drench-head shower. The large open plan kitchen/dining and living areas create a spacious, modern space with stunning views from the floor to ceiling windows. The house has a spacious, south westerly facing spill out area and panoramic windows, from which you can view the dramatic West Highland vistas and sunsets out across the Summer Isles.

Treetop is a unique property for up to three people. It includes a luxury en-suite double bedroom and a single bedroom with its own shower and WC. Treetop is perched on the edge of a gorge with a small stream which transforms into a cascade of waterfalls in wet weather. Its elevated position gives it its name, with panoramic views of mountain, sea and island vistas over the top of the indigenous forest of birch, rowan and ash. While both our properties have fantastic views, Treetop's elevated position perhaps gives it a particular prime position with almost 360 degree views of forest, sea, mountain and stream. With a sauna, luxury freestanding bath, drench head showers, cosy wood burning stove and intimate and private spill out spaces this is a perfect romantic retreat.

Seldom a week goes by when there is not live music in the pubs and arts centres in Ullapool. Renowned Scottish musicians and up and coming national (and even international) talent make Ullapool a stop on Scottish tours. There is also of course whisky to be sampled, innumerable walks to be savoured around Ullapool and even from the doorstep of the Stonehouses, wildlife to be discovered and adventurous climbs, golf or a pony trek if you’d like. In the summer, wildlife and scenery can be explored by taking one of a number of island tours from Ullapool (Isle Martin and Summer Isles) and Achiltibuie (Summer Isles).

Features...

Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Child Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Great for Families
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Rural Location
  • Seaside Location
  • Town/village Location
Living Spaces
  • Board Games
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • iPod dock
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Sauna

Nearby...

  • Art classes
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife

The Stonehouses

  Nearest Airport

Inverness 64 miles

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