Wester Ross
Self Catering Cottages

FREYJA - 3 Stars

This traditional detached cottage is located in the quiet crofting community of Melvaig, near Gairloch. It sleeps up to 4 people in 1 double & 1 twin bedroom. Situated about 300 yards from the shore, the cottage overlooks the sea, offering stunning sunsets and views of Skye, Harris, Lewis and the Shiants. The Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and The Torridon mountains are just a short distance away from the numerous sandy beaches, coves, caves and bays which are located around Melvaig, Gairloch and Red Point.

Freyja cottage
Freyja cottage view


The area's attractions include: a swimming pool, whale-watching and marine-life trips, including visits to the puffin colonies on the Shiant islands, salmon, trout and sea-fishing, golf course and pony trekking. Also, boat trips on Loch Maree to view Viking graves, bike hire, Torridon deer museum, guided hill walks and Inverewe Gardens, to name but a few.
The rugged coastline around Melvaig and to Rua Reidh Lighthouse (approx. 4 miles) is a haven for nesting birds, basking sharks, seals, whales and otters, and also offering wonderful coastal walks. Shops and services in Gairloch (10 miles).

Our cottages are used by the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society to survey whales and other marine life.
Wester Ross is part of Western Europe's largest area of Dark Skies and it is sometimes possible to see the Northern Lights in winter.

Facilities & Accommodation

Comfortable lounge/dining area, with electric fire, colour TV, video, DVD player and CD/radio/cassette player. The lounge windows overlook the sea and islands.

The ground floor accommodation comprises a fully fitted modern kitchen, with sea views, well-equipped with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, toaster etc. plus a good range of crockery and utensils.

The bathroom has a modern suite with electric over-bath shower and a wall heater. The upper floor comprises of 2 bedrooms, with modern pine furniture, 1 with double bed and the other with twin beds.

  • Outdoor lights onto the spacious decking in front of the house.
  • The porch has space for outdoor clothing, boots etc.
  • Pay-phone in the lounge.
  • Double glazing throughout.
  • Heating by storage heaters.
  • Internet access is available at a small charge.

Tariff & Booking Information

For our latest prices and availability, simply call Marie Buckley on +44 (0)1253 874 377 or 07917443672 (mobile) or email mbuckley66@hotmail.com

A deposit of 30% is payable on booking, with the balance and a good housekeeping retainer due 6 weeks before arrival. Payment by card, cheque or bank transfer. Secure online payment is available - ask us for details.

WiFi is included in the price.

Sheets, pillow cases, bath and hand towels, and tea towels, can be provided at an extra charge. Electricity is metered and the amount will be deducted from your retainer. The meter will be read on arrival and departure.

Bookings are from Saturday 4pm to Saturday 9.30am
Parking is available for 2 cars at the side of the house.
Well behaved pets by arrangement.
No smoking

Location Map

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Freyja Visitor Book Comments

Beautiful cottage with great views 5 days, out of 7, weather glorious managed to see the Northern lights and a submarine at the beginning of the week. Lesley & Darren (Leicestershire)

Lovely walks by day and the comfy Freyja to return to - a perfect week! Louise & Chris (York UK)

The Goddess Freyja has smiled on us this week stunning, warm sunny weather and a lovely cottage to come home to. Seen Dolphins and Orca's all from the shoreline, so peaceful and the Melvaig Inn a bonus. Julie, Phil and Hamish the Westie (Yorkshire UK)

It was a great week for us and also a nice stay at your house. We and especially our boys will take a lot of impressions back home to Austria - Seals, whales, dolphins, puffins and also friendly people everywhere. Thanks a lot. Family Hackenburg (Austria)

Sea swimming, hiking & rock climbing fantastic!! Eagles (scrapping with the crows & sea gulls - dramatic) wagtails, oyster catchers - may be a Minke or two. Locals friendly, Freyja very well appointed and warm. Going to miss the peace and quiet. You've provided a wonderful base to explore the area from. Paulina & Alistair (London UK)

We've fully enjoyed our week in Freyja! The weather in Wester Ross was marvellous for walking, animal spotting and even swimming ... the deserted beaches were great. The Eagles surprised us a lot. Geert & Liev (Belgium)

As always a lovely relaxing week in a beautiful cottage and a stunning area. Eileen & Steve (East Yorkshire)