The Peatcutter's Croft, Badrallach


Croft 12 Badrallach, Dundonnell Estate, near Ullapool, Ross-shire, IV23 2QP

    Beautiful Badrallach - as featured in The Observer's 'Top 20 Best-kept Travel Secrets', Alastair Sawday's Special Places To Stay, The Guardian and the Telegraph...

    ******NEW FOR 2012***** We are now featured in Alastair Sawday's Special Places To Stay ******NEW FOR 2012*****

    Featured in The Observer's 'Top 20 Best-Kept Travel Secrets'

    Reviewed by The Guardian: “Ooh, it's a G-plan cave, a cool blend of rough whitewashed stone and glass. Beside a Norwegian Jotul woodburner are baskets of peat and logs. A Vitra chair by Mario Bellini is covered by a sheepskin throw and sits invitingly beside shelves bearing Scottish titles.” Sally Shalam, May 2009.


    Nestled in the foothills of Beinn Goblach on the shore of Little loch Broom, The Peatcutter's Croft is the perfect retreat for lovers, adventurers and families looking for a slice of contemporary Scottish style.
    The 150-year-old croft house has an adjoining self-contained bed and breakfast apartment with its own front door so you can come and go as you please, making it the perfect base for taking it easy or enjoying the rich outdoor pursuits the area is so famous for.
    Just a short stroll across the fields is our own rocky beach, where you can sit in perfect solitude and watch for porpoises, or fish for mackerel to grill on the Rayburn. The more adventurous can scale one of the area's 22 Munroes - An Teallach is just at the end of our road - or cycle along the footpath to the pioneering Scoraig community at the tip of the peninsula. We can also cook a delicious meal of homegrown and locally-sourced produce for you to come home to.
    Your apartment is equipped with a peat-burning stove, quality furnishings and fine toiletries, plus an en-suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, Sky TV and its own small library.
    Come to enjoy the good life at The Peatcutter's Croft and discover the beauty of Badrallach.

    Rooms cost just £35 per person per night.

    Voted in The Observer's 'Top 20 Best-Kept Travel Secrets' in October 2007, Badrallach is a place of great beauty and is the perfect Highland hideaway. Situated on the Dundonnell Estate, just south of Ullapool, The Peatcutter's Croft has been a working croft since the 19th Century and, wherever possible, we live off the surrounding land and sea - growing our own fruit and vegetables, enjoying fresh fish from the loch and cutting peat from the hillside.

    Our stylish self-contained bed and breakfast apartment is adjacent to our family home and is equipped with crisp bedding, fine toiletries and quality furnishings. You can relax in comfort - just pull down a book from the shelf, turn on the gaslight, snuggle into the sheepskin and warm your toes by the peat-burning stove.

    The apartment has its own front door, well-appointed bathroom, comfortable beds, easy chairs, Sky TV and gorgeous views to the loch below. It sleeps up to three people and can accommodate children, too.

    The area boasts a wide array of rugged peaks, white sandy beaches and beautiful lochs and rivers perfect for those in search of holidays catering for sailing, scuba diving, hill walking, bird watching, climbing and fishing. Ullapool, An Teallach, Inverewe Gardens, Inverness, Culloden and Mellon Udrigle are all within easy reach. You can also wander through our garden with its many fruit trees, play the piano or guitar, and indulge in our wide selection of music, books and board games.

    You will breakfast on the finest quality produce - local smoked fish or sausages, porridge with cream, or fresh eggs and home-made bread and onion jam. Dinner at The Peatcutter's Croft is a delicious option, too - just give us a steer on what you'd like and we'll rustle up something tasty.

    **Evening meal available by prior arrangement £25**

    4 Bed and Breakfast
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Double/Family Ensuite
    £35.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Room Service Available
    • Smoking Restricted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People


    • Breakfast Available
    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Private Bathroom
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite
    • Washing Machine

    Languages Spoken

    • German Speaking
    • Spanish Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Property On Farm
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space

    Road Directions

    The journey time from Inverness is just over an hour. Take the A9 north from Inverness onto the A835 to Ullapool. Approx. 12 miles from Ullapool, at Braemore Junction, turn left onto the A832 and proceed for another 10 miles before turning right onto the single-track road, signposted for Badrallach. If you're travelling north along the coast from Gairloch, follow the A823 and turn left at the Badrallach signpost about one and a half miles past the Dundonnell Hotel.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- Garve is the nearest station on the stunning Inverness to Kyle route. It is about 30 miles away and collection can be arranged at a small additional cost.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- BA, BMI and EasyJet fly to Inverness Airport from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, The Isles and elsewhere. Collection can be arranged at a small additional cost.

    Getting there by ferry:- Foot-ferries from Ullapool-Altnaharrie (3 miles from the croft) run daily in summer and from Scoraig-Badluarach on request. We can also arrange pick-up from Inverness or Braemore Junction (15 miles away), which is served several times daily by both Rapsons and Citylink to and from the Ullapool-Stornaway ferry. The Westerbus Gairloch-Inverness route also passes the road end (7 miles away) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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