Feedback from our guests.

C & family, Stirling

Stayed 5 nights and experienced every season – sun, rain, sleet, snow and wind – loved every minute! Our 5-year-old boy doesn’t want to leave, we want to stay longer too – we will be back!

W & family, Austria

We loved it here! It’s a beautiful place, the weather was always better than expected and the view was beautiful! We would love to come here again!

S & S, Germany

A truly wonderful place – even for Scotland. Everything was just perfect – even the weather. We hope that we will come back one day.

J & family, USA

Perfect spot for a peaceful vacation and well located to enjoy this part of the world. We loved it and will be back – as will other members of our family.

K&J, Germany

Again we had a really great time in the peaceful chalet. We enjoyed sunny and rainy days and the view from the kitchen! We also managed to do a few of the walks in the area (Sands Archaeological Trail). We really love this place and we hope to be back in the future. Thanks for […]

S, W, A & E, France

A big thank you for this wonderful stay. Ceol na Mara is a little paradise! Here, everything is thought out to make you feel good. The cottage is very comfortable with an exceptional view, and a wild place. Besides, we had prepared for two weeks of rain and the sun was there! Now, we go […]

G, S & family, Nottingham

Beautiful weather – snowed a little Tuesday morning but nothing to worry about. Beautiful chalet, fully equipped with everything you need. Beautiful views of Wester Ross. Loved seeing the seals at Mellon Udrigle. Lovely ride out to Torridon and Lower Diabaig – well worth the ride just to see the views. Thank you for our […]

N, Aberdeen

This was my first visit to the Gairloch/Wester Ross area, and hopefully won’t be my last! As a midwifery student, a 3-week rural placement was a daunting prospect with the geographical aspect and the potential to commute 60 miles (yes, 60 miles) between bases in Gairloch, Lochcarron and Ullapool. However, navigating the roads and avoiding […]

D, S, V & G, Derbyshire

Though it is very cold and windy outside for we Indians, the warmth of John and not less of the chalet have made our visit a lifetime experience. The perennial view of the roaring-roiling waters from this cosy little chalet, the vast, undulating terrain, the saline marine air, the peaceful walks, the pristine beauty of […]

R, D, J & V, Sale

My sixth visit to beautiful Melvaig, this time with husband, toddler and baby in tow! Never fails to delight. Picnic and seal watching at Mellon Udrigle – still one of my favourite places ever. Gairloch beach, and building forts on the beach at the bottom of the garden. See you next year!


Heaven on earth! Highly recommended. Comfortable, well-equipped apartment in one of the planet’s loveliest settings.

A, L & G, Borders

Never tire of returning here. You have made this place very comfortable! The weather has been wonderful! Ever-changing scenery – soulful. Hope to be back for some more peacefulness.

B, Y & O, UK & Germany

The days in your cabin were very nice and the view from here is stunning. We’ve been to the beach a lot although it was very cold, but the sun was shining nicely. It was very comfortable and the kitchen is great. Plus: you were very kind and there are a lot of sheep around. […]

K&J, Germany

We had really great days here. The place is peaceful and the view is fantastic! Really enjoyed the comfortable and cosy chalet. Thank you! We will be back!

I&K, France

We have really enjoyed our stay here, always listening to the sea. We have discovered a very beautiful area of Scotland. The chalet is so comfortable, a very nice place to be. Et peut-être à une autre fois…

S&A, Westhoughton

Had another good week here. The weather was decidedly mixed but we made the most of it. Carried an umbrella on a couple of days to fend off the worst of the wind and rain on our short walks from the car. I still enjoyed every minute of our stay though. Scotland is the best […]

G, D & S, Falkirk

Thank you so much. It has been a fantastic few days, enjoyed by all!

L, T & A, Glasgow

Our first visit; certainly not our last! An amazing week with glorious weather. We have had such a relaxing holiday at Ceol na Mara – great house and brilliant hospitality. We will definitely be back again. We are going to miss the views and amazing sunsets!

M, K, A, B & T, Gloucestershire

Another memorable trip to a beautiful place. Thank you very much indeed. Much enhanced by the glorious weather for T’s birthday!

I&L, County Durham

Another fantastic stay at this beautiful place. The chalet is perfect and the welcome second to none. Thank you so much!

P&S, Sussex

Our third visit—we love the peace and quiet, stunning views and sunsets. Enjoyed spotting the wildlife—sorry not to have seen the otter this time. Weather has been very good, with just two showery days. Very comfortable; we look forward to coming back again. Tip: the Cullen skink at The Shieling is to die for!


Great week. Fantastic weather. So peaceful. Comfy stay. Thank you.

C&B, France

We enjoyed our stay very much. It’s very quiet, and we’ve seen many seals and birds. Thank you.

S&R, Northumberland

Creel boat trip from Dry Island, Badachro—great value—1½ hours—great experience. A must do! A long drive but worth a drive up to Scourie (on a fine day)—a beautiful little beach just as you go in. Weather all week not too bad (some rain). Thanks.

D, K, K & L

We have had a wonderful time in your lovely chalet. The view has been stupendous most of the time—out to Skye and the Outer Hebrides! No whales, but seal and porpoise, so we were happy. Very reluctant to leave; thank you for a great stay.

I&P, Netherlands

We hebben genoten in Ceol na Mara. Gedankt!

A, France

A lovely place. Children are so sad that they didn’t see a whale, but they did see seals and deer. Beautiful view. The weather was not so bad and we enjoyed our holidays. Thank you.

D&D, Fife

Third time a charm. Just what our stressed-out son and girlfriend needed. Back to the busy world, restored by this magical place. We plan to return again—still not seen everything.

I&L, County Durham

Fantastic chalet! Everything we wanted—thank you so much for your hospitality! Skye came, went, came back and then went again. Nothing is static out there—wonderful!

P,S&J, Sussex

Very enjoyable stay—good wildlife watching and lots of birds.

L&W, West Midlands

Really enjoyed our return visit. We witnessed every type of weather condition during our two-week stay, from snow storms to being sunburnt! We had some fantastic walks and finally saw a sea eagle (still no whale though…) Thanks for your warm hospitality.

S&R, Northumberland

Saw white-tailed eagle from the window—great! Over to Skye—long drive, but lovely scenery.

M, K, A, B & T, Gloucestershire

We had a lovely few days here in Melvaig and we enjoyed all the company in the pub. Thanks for the recommendation of the Gairloch Pantry: it was a fine place with delicious food. Hope to see you soon!


Fabulous two weeks of peace and quiet. Great food at the pub. Loved playing with the cats, staring at the sea, sleeping, relaxing. Hope to be back!

A, C & R, Derby

Thank you for a lovely stay. Nice to be back here again after two years. Seen plenty of birds of prey and been on a good walk round the coast by the lighthouse. Also had a walk to the Fairy Lochs, the plane crash site. Sombre mood but well worth a visit and should be […]

S&P, Sussex

Thanks for a great week in the most comfortable Ceol na Mara—our most favourite place in Scotland. It was great to have the opportunity to come back and enjoy the many delights of this area. Seals, porpoise, dolphins, otters, seabirds, etc., etc. and now we have discovered the delights of the squat lobster. We hope […]

S, L & V, South Lanarkshire

We have enjoyed our stay in this beautiful part of Scotland. Thank you very much.

R&C, Lincolnshire

Thanks—an excellent chalet in an amazing place!

M, L & B, Cornwall

We have had a lovely time watching the ever-changing sea and sky. We’ve visited the Perfume Studio and the Isle of Ewe Smokehouse, and Loch Ewe. Thank you for a lovely visit.

J&D, Fife

The chalet is very big and well equipped—excellent views. Hope to be back next year.

W, Y & J, Northamptonshire

Very relaxing and a beautiful setting. Beach at Red Point worth a visit—lovely, sheltered bay. I am sure we will be back; thanks for everything.

D&D, Fife

Our second visit and still in love with this place. Highlights—seeing a minke whale out of the kitchen window while making a cup of tea; the scenery never gets old; the cycle to Ullapool will stay in my memory for a long time, the Melvaig Inn and Ian—what can you say? Unique nowadays; long may […]

S&A, Westhoughton

Thanks very much—had another good week. Weather not bad but scenery great whatever the weather. Went fishing bright and early one morning, before anyone else was about. Sadly caught no fish, unlike seven years ago, but had the wonderful compensation of seeing an otter. Never seen one before—marvellous!

P, K & J, South Lanarkshire

We have had a great time at Ceol na Mara; thank you for the warm welcome. Great meal at the Inn next door; the local Chinese takeaway one of the best we have ever had. The beach is great for exploring. The chalet has all mod cons and very comfy with wonderful views. The locals […]

S&A, Clackmannan

Beautiful views ‘over the sea to Skye’, wonderful sunsets, sheep and lambs, interesting walks, Inverewe Garden… A well equipped house to come back to and a friendly host—all ingredients we needed for a relaxing break! We hope to come back. Oh, we forgot the cats!

P&S, West Sussex

Ceol na Mara is lovely and we were really comfortable here. We enjoyed the wildlife and proximity to the pub was a bonus! Thank you for a very warm welcome. PS: The cats are great!

WR, West Midlands

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Ceol na Mara and were fortunate to benefit from great weather during our walks.

B&M, Fife

We’ve had a fantabulous time, weather has been very kind, the chalet far exceeded our expectations, very comfy, well kitted out. Had a great meal and time at the Melvaig Inn. Visited ligthhouse, Big Sand, Gairloch and Red Point. Very sad to leave and will come for longer next time! Very peaceful break!

T&K, West Midlands

The break ticked all the boxes for us. We hope to see you again.

J&C, Devon

Lovely warm place to come back to after a long day. Pub nice and close, civilization nice and distant!

A&C, Derbyshire

Thank you for accommodating us at the last minute. It was just the therapy we needed! Seen 5 eagles on the first day and gannets diving in the sea a couple of times this week. Great views from the chalet and a nice sunset on Thursday despite a windy and stormy day. Thanks also for […]

LJ, Cornwall

Thank you: it has been a lovely holiday and the Highlands have been fabulous! Clearly the sun always shines here and the skies are always blue! Seen a golden eagle at beautiful Red Point and the sand dunes at Red Point are great for running/falling down if you are 12 and 9!

M&S, Hampshire

Wow, what a location. We have really enjoyed our time here: excellent accommodation, fantastic views, very friendly folk. From here we’ve seen common dolphin, harbour porpoise, loads of seabirds, seals. From the Orca, minke whales and dolphins. From the Ullapool to Stornaway ferry more minkes, dolphins and seabirds. Loch Maree, white-tailed eagles. Really enjoyed pub […]

MC, London

Superb weather all week. Excellent accommodation. Everyone in Melvaig and Gairloch that we met was welcoming and friendly. Chinese takeaway excellent; pub next door i great. Would recommend Fairy Lochs walk to the crash site.

WH, Northamptonshire

Excellent relaxing holiday—no rain in a week! Hope to be back!

S&C, Edinburgh

Despite the full range of Scottish weather—snow, hail, torrential rain, Scotch mist and sunshine, we have had a wonderful week. We have visited: Gairloch Museum Inverewe Garden the World War II gun emplacements at Cove Flowerdale waterfall Rua Reidh lighthouse (challenging road!) Various beaches and we have eaten in: Melvaig Inn Na Mara in strath […]

JW, Renfrewshire

It’s been a fantastic week—just what I needed to recharge my batteries. The chalet is perfect: warm, clean and well kitted out. The weather’s been a bit changeable but good—brilliant view and great sunsets. I’ll definitely be back!