Mathew’s Cottage is a modern detached villa which was built in 2011 and has been designed to an extremely high standard, offering an outstanding level of comfort and luxury. This self-catering holiday home sits in private grounds and is designed to take full advantage of the splendid unobstructed views over the Summer Isles.
The property is a one and three quarters storey house with the ground floor comprising of an open-plan lounge with large picture windows offering spectacular views, a dining area, large well-equipped kitchen plus a utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer. Also on this floor is a spacious double bedroom with en-suite offering a whirlpool bath. There is under-floor heating throughout the ground floor.
The first floor contains a large double master bedroom and a third twin bedded room. All bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and as an extra touch of luxury there is a small sauna for two. The business is presented to an exceptionally high standard and the quality of the finish can only be fully appreciated by viewing.
The property is conveniently located behind the Summer Isles Hotel, where guests staying in the cottage can take advantage of the bar and restaurant facilities on offer. The house is currently owned by the proprietors of the hotel who, in anticipation of a sale, have made the decision to sell Mathew’s Cottage and concentrate on their business interests elsewhere.
Mathew’s Cottage has traded as both a self-catering holiday let and as additional accommodation for the hotel such is the demand in the area. The property does not have its own website however this could be developed to offer online booking. Trade could also be sourced by utilising websites and agencies such as Air B&B and Booking.com.
Mathew’s Cottage is 24 miles north of Ullapool on the North West coast of Scotland in the charming coastal community of Achiltibuie. This area is famed for its spectacular countryside, rugged mountains, stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. The idyllic scenery and open spaces combine to make the area highly popular with those seeking a relaxing holiday in the Scottish Highlands. The area is also a magnet for geologists due to the Glencoul Thrust and many other natural phenomena which are located in the North West Highlands Geopark. The region is renowned for its outdoor activities and there are Munros within the area plus many more leisurely walks. Many take advantage of the challenging hill and loch walks in the region including the iconic Suilven, the world famous Stac Pollaidh and Ben More (Assynt), one of the most northerly of the Munros.
The coastal location supports sea-fishing and sailing; the freshwater fishing including salmon and sea-trout amidst unspoilt surroundings is another favoured option. The wide range of birdlife and animals roaming wild are a great attraction. The area boasts a vast array of flora and fauna including puffin and artic tern to name a few; this idyllic locality attracts a great many ornithologists as sea eagles and many other birds can be readily seen. Those interested in fauna can see deer, otters, pine martens, wild cat etc. The area is also very popular with cyclists and motor cyclists. The village of Achiltibuie benefits from a post office, a community hall, convenience store, doctors’ surgery and petrol station. There is a primary school in the village and secondary pupils attend Ullapool High School. There are a full range of social and welfare facilities in Ullapool and Lochinver some 18 miles to the North.
The property was built in 2011 (to all the then latest standards including high insulation) and is of modern construction under a pitched tiled roof.
Access is gained by the front door via three small steps or by a disabled access ramp from the side door entrance. The open plan design gives a light and airy feeling to the public areas on the ground floor. The large picture windows are hardwood double glazed and offer spectacular views. There is a feature wood-burning stove, oak floors throughout and attractive soft furnishings.
The spacious dining area is beautifully appointed, with a dining table and chairs to seat 6 people. The kitchen is accessed from the dining room and is modern and bright. Appliances include an electric oven, built in microwave, halogen hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer. Also on the ground floor is a charming double bedroom with built-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom containing a whirlpool bath. An attractive oak staircase leads to the first floor.
The first floor rooms are configured to; a large master double bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bedroom with en-suite shower room, plus a sauna for two. All bedrooms feature built-in wardrobes.
The garden grounds are enclosed and mainly laid to lawn. There is ample parking. Access is over a shared drive.
The property benefits from mains electricity, oil central heating, water and private drainage. The ground floor has underfloor heating throughout.