Fantastic newly built chalet with an uninterrupted view across Ardmair Bay and the Summer Isles. Modern, warm, well equipped with a fantastic shower room. Everything is just luxurious and to an extremely high spec. Ideal relaxing home from home for 2 people. Seeing is believing
Took a while to choose this but so glad we picked Corncrake cottage. The cottage sits on the main road but you don't hear any traffic - you see the amazing view over Ardmair Bay. Sleeps four but was only two of us plus dog. Parking for two cars. Good bit of fenced in garden with bench overlooking the bay. Secure for the dog.Good washing line too!
Cottage well designed. Really good space. Nicely decorated. Nice kitchen leads into sitting/ dining room overlooking the bay. Great utility room space with washer and dryer. Upstairs are two good bedrooms with ample wardrobe space. Stunning views over the bay. Good sized bathroom with shower over the bath. Nice bedding and towels. Comfy beds. A very warm house!!!
What needed improving? Sounds petty but a milk pan, a towel rail for the bathroom, one of the lounge windows had 'blown'. I'd definitely recommend to others and I'd stay here again. Great position to get to Ullapool and the rest of the NC500!!
I pretty much always do self-catering as it's conducive to photography where you don't really the opportunities control your day, and not eating times :)
I've been lucky enough to stay on Loch Ness, Oban and Skye on previous trips to Scotland and although I'd been further north than Ullapool I wanted to use this as a base.
Ardmair chalets are a decent size for two adults (it will accommodate 4), with a good size kitchen and lounge in preference to the bedrooms which are sufficient for a family, but might be a squeeze for 4 adults.
The wooden construction was nice, and caused no problems in terms of cold, damp or wind - the heating was reasonably efficient, capable of warming the chalet in an hour or so. TV has HDMI so we could plug in a laptop and watch movies, and there is a good size table to eat at, and two couches as well. I particularly like the front window - which is large - about 12" wide, and about the same height, so you get lashings of light when you open the curtains. The views are also pretty spectacular, as you overlook the harbour of the Loch where the fishermen launch from.
Bathroom is functional - I prefer showers to baths so no worries there, and even though it was electric it still had a good enough flow to be invigorating.
The only slight downside is the wifi is a little weak for the chalets and strangely works on a token basis which is obtained from reception and cannot be shared amongst devices (I guess they're worried about the bandwidth being used). Smartphones and tablets didnt seem to pick up the signal sufficient to connect, laptops faired better but the signal was a little temperamental. Alas I need signal to keep an eye on work, but if this is no bother for you, then the chalets would be good.
It was quite packed with caravans on the weekend when we arrived, but as you would expect, it was still peaceful and relaxing.