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“Lovely, large house”
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Very good
26 reviews
view of house from harbour
setting in Flowerdale Glen
Beach and golf course
sunset view from house
kitchen- new for 2015
dining kitchen
sea view en suite bedroom
en suite twin bedroom- upgraded 2015
lounge downstairs
The house looks across the small fishing harbour towards Skye
our favourite local beach
lounge opens onto balcony with sea views
double en suite with sea views
Avoid the crowds on one of many local beaches
downstairs snug with open fire
dining room with woodburner
large upstairs lounge opening onto deck
upstairs lounge
Nearby mountains
view from deck
lounge deck
view from the house over the local harbour
House is on the North West 500 route.
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gairloch, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 26 reviews
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PDW4123
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Lovely, large house”
Reviewed March 13, 2017 for a stay in February 2017

I stayed at Birchwood for a week, using it as a base to explore Wester Ross. It's a well equipped, large house overlooking the harbour at Charlestown. The is plenty of space for a large group/family (inc a pet). I would happily stay at Birchwood again, and it's a great location to explore the area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SJB46
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Spacious Family Home”
Reviewed August 26, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

House much more spacious than we had anticipated. Well kept, clean and modern (4 x en-suites, dishwasher, microwave, washer, dryer, 2 large tvs in separate sitting rooms, dvd player and wi-fi). Owner next door and on-hand with small plumbing issue and local info, but that aside were left to ourselves. Excellent situation over looking Gairloch harbour and the small beach.

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Liked best: Space
Liked least: Weather!!!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Figgy S
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8 reviews
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“Fab location, house is spacious yet cosy”
Reviewed July 26, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We arrived after a breathtaking drive up from Edinburgh via Inverness. Impressed by the space plus we all loved our own ensuites. Alison provided a warm welcome and also some tips on activities.
Beds v.comfy
Beautiful views from front bedrooms and the upper decking
Would recommend:
Pony Trekking at Red Point, another beautiful spot and our girls rode down to the beach, plus the welfare of the ponies was of a high standard.
Canoeing with Conor at Ewe Canoe
Gairloch beach - walk over the hill so need to go via road
Mellon uldrigle - seriously wow beach
Bein Eighe mountain - well marked paths
Walk from house up to Flowerdale falls
Chippy in gairloch
Dining experience was sadly mediocre in the neighbouring Old Inn, and the Badachro Inn

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mel W
1 review
“Everything we needed for a great holiday”
Reviewed July 12, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Big rambling house ideal for family reunion holiday. Beautiful coastal location next to pub and shops with fantastic varied natural landscapes close at hand. A good place too to get away to straight after the Referendum catastrophe.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sheena M
Bannockburn, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“House was perfect location and size”
Reviewed March 22, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My friends and I have just come back from a visit to Gairloch and surrounding towns and villages and this house was great for our needs - plenty parking, superb views, wee pub next door and excellent hosts - very knowledgeable in the area. The house had two sitting rooms and the big one had a fantastic deck looking over the harbour and we had gorgeous sunsets to view - the kitchen was nicer than my one at home and loads of room for dining too - I would not hesitate in returning again - excellent choice we made.

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Liked best: Location especially if you like walking as we do
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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MCfromKen...
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“outstanding house for a large group”
Reviewed August 11, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Birchwood is an ideal house for a group of up to 8 people, as it is well situated, very well presented, and is really spacious and comfortable.

Gairloch is a good centre and Birchwood's central yet quiet position makes it a really practical base for a whole range of activities.

We were all very impressed with the practicality and comfort of the accommodation. Each double bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom and there is an extra one for good measure. The beds are comfortable, there is storage space for clothes and also plenty of room to put wet gear, muddy boots etc if necessary. Two living rooms and a balcony allow very generous relaxation space and there is TV, a DVD player and WiFi. The kitchen has been recently refitted to a very high standard and we were easily able to cook a variety of meals - or there are various good possibilities for eating out in the area. It's easy to put some heating on if needed, and the house is well lit, well carpeted and generally, really comfortable.

Allison and John were consistently friendly and welcoming, helpful and practical.

Everyone agreed that this is an excellent holiday house and we highly recommend it.

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Liked best: the spaciousness, comfort and practicality of Birchwood House
Liked least: there was nothing we didn't like.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Garry B
Richmond, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent week at Birchwood”
Reviewed February 21, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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I have just returned from running a landscape photography workshop based at Birchwood. The house was an ideal venue for a small-sized group and it is surrounded by the superb Highland landscapes of Loch Maree, Glen Torridon, and Gairloch round to Gruinard Bay. All are within easy reach. The newly installed heating system meant the house was always warm and there was plenty of hot water as well. Providing replacement wellies when one of the photographers discovered a leak in theirs was appreciated, as was washing a set of clothes when one slipped into a loch. Importantly, the house was good value for the week. It’s not the Torridon Hotel, but that’s not what I wanted and I shall be returning for more of the same next year.

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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