Seagulls is a very popular, family run holiday rental house in Ullapool. When furnishing and equipping Seagulls we considered it as if it was our own home. That is why the beds, furniture and equipment are of high quality.
Since opening in May 2008 we have worked hard to make it a place that you would wish to come back to.
We have every confidence that the house will be appreciated by those who love the grandeur of Northwest Scotland. We particularly welcome, walkers, anglers, ornithologists, boating enthusiasts, cyclists and all those who want to share the experience of this fantastic part of Scotland described by the AA as scenery which is as good as it gets.
Seagulls sleeps six in three bedrooms plus a baby. There is a kingsized bedroom, a double and a twin bedded room. Central heating, bedding and towels are inclusive. We now have wifi internet for you to use with your own laptop.
Please note that in the main season we only let the whole house for whole weeks beginning on Saturdays. Ullapool is an attractive fishing village on Scotland's Northwest Coast set on the fringe of the Atlantic. The village was founded at the height of the herring boom in 1788 by the British Fisheries Society, on the shores of Loch Broom. Ullapool is described by the Rough Guide as,"A hugely appealing place and a good base for exploring the Northwest Highlands".
The Ullapool Leisure Centre has a 25m swimming pool, sauna, sports hall, tennis courts and gym. The leisure centre is a two minute walk from Seagulls. The Ullapool Golf Course is 3 minutes away by car. Ullapool has a lively music scene in its pubs, village hall and McPhail Centre. There are a variety of restaurants and pubs serving food for all tastes. There is an Indian and a Chinese take away and also an award winning fish and chips shop by the harbour. Ullapool is also well served by a variety of shops, craft shops, a chemist and medical centre. All of these are 4-5 mins walk from the house. However at night you will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Seagulls located in one of Ullapool's quietest streets lined by flowering cherry trees.
Sit by the harbour and watch the fishing boats and the Stornoway Ferry or watch the harbour seals or just enjoy the wonderful setting of Loch Broom with the mountains of An Tellach, Beinn Ghobhlach, Sail Mhor in the distance.
Ullapool is a noted centre for walkers wanting to enjoy the Munros and Corbets that surround it. Take a day trip to the Isle of Lewis incorporated with a coach trip and see the famous Callnish Standing Stones. Or take a shorter local boat trip or cruise to The Summer Isles and see seals, a variety of seabirds and maybe a Minke Whale. Visit Isle Martin 4 miles from Seagulls by taking the ferry from Ardmair. Ardmair Bay is just 4 miles from Seagulls and has a stunning backdrop of Ben Mohr Coigach and a popular pebble beach. See unforgetable sunsets from Rue, 4 miles away. Drive to Gairloch on the road described by the AA as, "Scenery which is good as it gets" and visit the world famous Inverewe Tropical Gardens 57 miles away. Take half a day to drive the loop road to Lochinver and on to Drumbeg and enjoy one of the most stunning drives you are likely to experience. Eat one of the award winning pies in Lochinver. Visit the hydroponicum in Achiltibuie and have tea or lunch or picnic whilst admiring the fabulous views of the Summer Isles about 32 miles away.
Other places nearby are:
The Inverpolly Nature Reserve and Geopark, Leckmelm Shrubbery and Arboretum, Corrieshalloch Gorge and Ardessie Falls. Inverness is 56 miles away and has a full ranger of bigger shops and castle. The Loch Ness Viitor centre at Drumnadrochit is about an hour and a half scenic drive away.
If you like, walking, birdwatching, fishing or driving on the quiet roads to visit breathtaking scenery or to visit stunning beaches, Seagulls in Ullapool is the house for you.
We purchased the house in Oct 07 and have redecorated it, fitted new carpets throughout and provided new furniture, appliances and equipment. Relax on our new leather reclining sofas, watch Sky TV or read one