Sleeps 4. 2 Bedrooms. 2 Baths.
The house was acquired by the current owners, Wayne and Iona, in 2006. It was in need of some major attention so with the assistance of local tradesmen the cottage was stripped back to the bare essentials in order to install up to date plumbing, electric, heating, damp proofing and insulation and is now a comfortable and well equipped holiday home. Since buying the cottage we and our young daughter have grown to love it and the area and so still take all of holidays there most years. Why go anywhere else?
Owner purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why Owner chose Lairg
Meall Dubh is a traditional former crofting cottage traditionally built from local stone possibly reclaimed from the remains of another building just to the side of the existing cottage. 'Meall Dubh' is Scottish gaelic for 'Black Hill’. The name ‘Meall Dubh’ translates in Scottish gaelic to ‘Black Hill’ and is a direct reference to the hill of the same name just opposite the cottage. The larger than usual windows (for an old crofter’s cottage) in the lounge and the kitchen allow great views of the mountains of Assynt from the kitchen dining area or the easy chairs/sofa in the lounge. In between the cottage and the hill opposite is Alltan na Fithriach which is a pretty burn stream leading to Raffin Beach and was the site of an old corn mill in the 19th century. Of course, there is no milling done there now but the beach is a wonderfully quiet and unfrequented place to gaze across the sea to the mountains and look out for wildlife. There are regular sightings of basking sharks, otters and whales from this spot during the summer months. One guest even took a picture of Killer Whales from Meall Dubh garden (see gallery).
What makes this Cottage unique
Traditional Highland Cottage Panoramic Views Renovated To Modern Standards Sleeps 4 Double and Twin Bedrooms 2 Woodburning Stoves Warm and Cosy All Year, All Seasons All Modern Amenities, including Wifi Broadband
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Cosy, comfortable cottage in a fantastic location
We had a lovely week staying at Meall Dubh. The cottage is warm, comfortable and well equipped. It is in a great location for exploring the area and there are some fantastic walks right on the doorstep. The views out the cottage to the Assynt mountains is spectacular.
Too remote from everyday facilities
Cottage basically fine but cold, broadband not working and information file very hard to find on arrival. Front door key difficult to operate. TV showed 'No signal' but set to wrong input so easily fixed and broadband usually ok. Cottage warmed up after 2 days.
This was a great property for hiking and for those who want to unplug. Clean, cozy and comfortable.
This was a well kept home in a beautiful setting. We enjoyed hiking right out of the gate during the day. In the evenings we played cards in the evenings in the cozy kitchen. We love watching the livestock roaming the countryside. The weather was wet and cold this time of year so pack rain gear. The road from lochinver to the home was a single lane adventure not for the timid driver. We got the hang of it after a couple of tries. Ullapool was the best place for groceries and eating out but it will take over 1 hr of driving to get there. The owner was very helpful with recommendations and hiking information. He was also good about responding to emails. Loved the visit.
Excellent cottage and location
Lovely cottage, had all the amenities, the location was brilliant, good walks in the area, thoroughly enjoyed our week here.
My sister and I were in Great Britain for a month. Scourie was the last place we visited and the best. Lovely house with a big eat in kitchen. Well equiped with everything we needed. We are already talking about going back to Scourie in a few years and spending 4 to 5 weeks
Thanks Sandy. I'm glad you had a nice time in Meall Dubh. Just to avoid confusion if anyone reads you kind review ; Meall Dubh is at Raffin,approx 40 mins south of Scourie village . Hope to see you again soon.
A lovely week in Assynt
We had a great week in Meall Dubh, what a lovely cottage. Very pretty, great location and very comfortable as well. The vies from the house and garden are glorious. As the weather was fine throughout our stay, we had some great walks and saw lots of wildlife. Hopefully ee'll return next summer, for two weeks.