Meall Dubh

Self Catering

Meall Dubh, 224 Raffin, Stoer, Lochinver, Sutherland, IV27 4JH

    Located 300m from the sea, Meall Dubh has stunning panoramic views of the coastal and mountain scenery of Assynt and is an ideal location for walking and enjoying the local beaches and wildife

    Meall Dubh is a traditional stone built croft cottage, recently renovated to modern standards.

    The cottage has all modern amenities including broadband internet, with 2 log burners and plenty of heating, is a really cosy and comfortable place to stay in any season or weather. In less than 5 minutes' walk from the cottage you are on Raffin's own rocky beach. If you are lucky you will catch sight of an otter or basking shark,or even dolphins. Alternatively, you can walk or cycle down the quiet single track road to Stoerhead Lighthouse to look across to the Outer Hebrides, or view the magnificent sunsets. This is a well known spot for wildlife watching (whales, dolphins, basking sharks, birds, otters), and for walking to see the famous Old Man of Stoer sea stack.

    If you prefer the quieter life, you can just sit and view the coast and mountains in the view from the garden bench with a cuppa, or maybe take a few minutes leisurely walk to go fly fishing by the quiet haven of Loch Cul Froaich.

    There are several nice walks of various lengths you can do from the cottage front door, from a few hundred yards to the whole Stoerhead circuit of around 10 miles. If you like mountains, there are plenty of interesting challenges to be found within 30 - 60 minutes drive.

    4 beautiful sandy beaches are found within a very short drive: spectacular Achmelvich, Culkein, Clachtoll or Clashnessie. Both Clachtoll and Achmelvich are popular for swimming, canoeing and windsurfing and Achmelvich has wonderful rock pools at low tide.

    A day out could take you further north to Oldshoremore or even Sandwood Bay, both extensive expanses of north Scotlands famous white sand. Several of the beaches have ranger huts with information about what you might expect to see in the vicinity.

    Downstairs there is a comfortable living room with a TV and DVD, a well equipped dining kitchen both rooms with log burners (logs provided), and a shower room with a WC and basin, and a good-sized hall with plenty of hanging space.

    Upstairs is a bathroom with WC, basin and bath and a spacious landing, either end of which are a double (king-size) and a twin bedroom.

    Good quality, all-cotton bed linen and towels are provided.

    Summary of facilities

    •Sleeps - 4
    •Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
    •Bathrooms - 2
    •Stunning views of the coastal and mountain scenery
    •2 wood burning stoves - kitchen and living room
    •Washing machine
    •TV, DVD
    •Electric heating
    •Walled and fenced garden
    •Short breaks available of out season
    •Sorry, no pets
    •Broadband internet

    3 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Meall Dubh
    £500.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Seasonal Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Internet Banking Transfer


    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Private Parking


    • Children Welcome


    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    From Inverness follow the A9 north for about 6 miles to the roundabout then take the A835 which goes through Ullapool. At Ullapool, continue on the A835 to the T-junction at Ledmore junction. Turn left onto the A837 singposted Lochinver. Just before you enter Lochinver turn right on the B869 (Stoer). Follow the signs for Stoer Head Lighthouse. After approximately 7 miles, at Stoer village hall, turn left towards the lighthouse. Turn left near the top of the hill (singposted to the lighthouse). Carry on past the turns for Clashmore and Balchladich and over the next hill you will enter the small township of Raffin. Turn right into Meall Dubh right at the passing place, immediately after the turn into "Burnside".

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- See directions for Car

    Getting there by railway:- The nearest rail station is Inverness.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- The nearest airport is Inverness.

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