Gowan Cottage is newly built in a traditional style and finished to a high standard. It is ideally situated in the Charleston area of Gairloch within easy walking distance of the harbour, golf course and Gairloch beach.
The cottage is an ideal base for exploring all of Wester Ross, and hill walkers will be spoilt for choice, with the Torridon mountains to the south, and the Assynt range to the north, while the are plentiful low-level walks to suit everyone, with the Beinn Eighe mountain and nature trails being one of the most popular. From Gairloch harbour, you can choose from a variety of boat trips, which include whale and dolphin watching, to sea-angling, and their are pontoons available for those who wish to bring their own boat. The excellent nine-hole golf course is just a few minutes along the road and is situated beside a golden sandy beach. Other popular activities include pony-trekking in the nearby Flowerdale Glen, bird-watching. The world famous Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe and the Gairloch Heritage Museum are both worth a visit. The Gairloch Leisure Centre provides many sporting activities and there is an indoor swimming pool at Poolewe (6 Miles).
While staying in Gairloch you will find a great choice of pubs and restaurants, which specialise in sea food dishes and other local fare, the nearest one being the The Old Inn, just a five minute walk from the cottage. There are also many small coffee/craft shops in the area.
The nearest small convenience store (open 7 days a week), post office and two art galleries are within five minutes walk, while you will find two other grocery stores, a delicatessan, and an award-winning butcher's shop in Strath.