Tigh An Aullt is the a lovely three-bedroom bungalow, located high on the hills in the village of Ault a’chruinn, which overlooks Loch Duich. It’s peace and tranquillity are second to none and needs to be experienced to be believed. The views of the surrounding mountains, streams and loch are splendid in their grandeur and keep you forever looking out of the windows!
As you enter the sitting room there are two large leather sofas with a range of occasional tables. Opposite the sofas is a TV with DVD player and a stereo system. There is also a wonderful multi-fuel stove, which is ideal for chilly winter evenings.
At the far end of the sitting room are a further set of sofas and an arm chair. This is a great place to chill out and listen to music whilst admiring the breath-taking views of the loch.
The telescope located at the far end of the sitting room allows you to get a closer look at some of the local wildlife, including dolphins, seals, porpoises, otters and birds. Often an eagle can be seen soaring above the cottage, and on occasions you may even spot the harriers and peregrines.
The views from the living room are as follows:
The modern kitchen at Tigh An Aullt has one of the best views. It has recently been fully re-fitted and has everything you will need to enjoy a self-catering holiday in the Scottish Highlands.
Within the kitchen you will find a dishwasher, coffee machine, a gas hob and an electric cooker, whilst in the adjoining utility room there is a washing machine, a tumble dryer, fridge and freezer. There is also an additional sink in the utility room and direct access to the garden.
A handy breakfast bar in the kitchen is the ideal place to relax in the morning and looks out over Loch Duich and Mam Ratagan.
A large, separate dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed meal with family, or to celebrate a special occasion. The large oak table comfortably seats up to six, and there is also a big Welsh-dresser and a fitted bookcase filled with books about local walks, Scotland and Local birds you will hopefully spot in the garden and out and about!. The dresser houses a range of glassware, board games and DVD’s.
Like the other rooms, the views from here are truly magnificent and provide a great back drop for those staying over Christmas and Hogmanay.
The Master Bedroom is at the end of the hall and benefits from its own en-suite bathroom. The large and spacious bedroom has a big window overlooking the garden and mountains beyond, making this a wonderful place to wake up no matter what the season.
Within the Master Bedroom is a king-size double bed, a series of built-in wardrobes and a chest of drawers.
Adjoining the Master Bedroom is its en-suite bathroom, which is fitted with a Jacuzzi bath complete with built-in shower unit. There is also a wash-basin and loo.
Next door to the Master Bedroom is the lovely, pretty, twin bedroom, complete with two full size single beds, which are ideal for either adults or children.
The bedroom, which looks out over the front garden and loch, also features a built-in wardrobe, a handy chair and two bed-side cabinets with reading lamps.
A firm favourite with young visitors to Tigh An Aullt is the bunk room, which has a set of full size bunk beds. This cosy bedroom also has a built-in wardrobe and a useful wash-basin.
A highlight for many visitors to Tigh An Aullt is its wonderful family bathroom, which comes complete with a two-person Swedish Sauna that is great for those that have spent the day walking the local Munros.
Also fitted in the family bathroom is a separate shower cubicle, a wash-basin and a loo.
Large sliding doors from the sitting room lead to the good sized paved patio area, which has views up towards the Five Sisters of Kintail where eagles are knows to nest.
Running alongside the rear garden is a lovely river, and deer can often be seen wandering the local pathways and higher ground, on occasion they may even stray into the cottage’s garden.
The gardens surrounding the cottage are sheltered by groups of trees, allowing plenty of shade and privacy for sitting out in the afternoon or evening. A selection of bird feeders have also been fitted around the cottage, and nuts can be found in the utility room, this makes for a wonderful way to see some of the local birds, including the siskins.
A special visitor often visits the cottage’s garden in the evenings - the Pine Marten is a wonderful sight for many of our visitors and can normally be enticed with some bread, butter and strawberry jam placed either on the ground or on the table. There is an outside light, which can be switched on beside the sitting room patio door, and the light does not scare the Pine Marten, so it is a great way to get a better shot of this wonderful creature.
Please note we are unfortunately unable to accept pets at the cottage.
The cottage is cleaned and checked by the caretaker before you visit to ensure everything is perfect. We do ask that if you do break anything (accidents do happen) or if something stops working, that you please let the housekeeper know, their details can be found in the cottage. This allows us to try and get the problem fixed as soon as possible.