A Magical Bolthole in An Old 1850's Converted Byre
A magical stay awaits you in an old 1850's converted Byre, nestled directly under the magnificent An Teallach Mountain Range in stunning Highland wilderness - pitch pine ceilings, dreamy spiral staircase and luxury bolthole for two.
Stepping Stones offers the perfect romantic retreat for you and your partner to spend quality time together whilst surrounded by stunning countryside settings. Head through the gates and drive alongside a small stream. On the left you'll see the owners accommodation and attached alongside there is an additional building which is your highland escape for two with the flexibility to accommodate one extra guest by request.
Step inside the porch area of your accommodation, an ideal relaxing place with views over the river, and into the heart of Stepping Stones, which has been tastefully furnished with thoughtful touches throughout. Inside is welcoming and quirky where to the right of the room you can find remnants of the property's past; a former traditional gift shop and painting gallery, this area is still immersed with culture through its many books on offer, making it the ideal spot to unwind and enjoy a good read.
To the left of this is the sitting room with an accompanying dining area and the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven, two ring hob, grill, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher. The woodburning stove is a cosy spot to curl up together after a days adventure and an ideal setting for a romantic dining experience.
When the night draws to a close head up the spiral staircase and into the bedroom, with sloping eaves and a king-size bed, this area is a tranquil and serene place to unwind after a days adventure. Open the window and listen to the soothing sounds of the river nearby. A few steps away from the Cottage is the lovely Log Cabin which houses the main bathroom with it's walk-in shower, all the utilities are there, has a large seating area with tea/coffee facilities and double doors that open out to a small decking area overlooking the river, the woodland garden and hills beyond. It's a great drying room too with underfloor heating and lots of space to leave backpacks, hiking gear, wetsuits etc. The opportunity for wild swimming is amazing as you are surrounded by rivers and waterfalls with wonderful crystal clear pools, and the sea loch is only 3 miles down the road.
Perfect for Summer and Autumnal nights Stepping Stones has a fire pit for guests use where you can choose to toast marshmallows under the warmth of a blanket with the tranquil sounds of the stream running in front of you. Take a stroll over the lawned garden and across the garden's footbridge for a lovely natural walk through the trees, along the Dundonnell riverside and featuring views of the scenic surrounding hills, and also of the magnificent An Teallach mountain range, with plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife. There's outdoor furniture dotted about for guests use. If you fancy a day out in a vibrant village head to Ullapool, it now stands as an area with various points of interest including its own museum, a play park, a golf club, and a busy harbour offering cruises across the Scottish waters. The amazing and spectacular Corrieshalloch Gorge is on the way to Ullapool, only 11 miles from your cottage.
Book your stay at Stepping Stones here.