Obinan Croft is a delightful self catering cottage on an unspoiled West Coast headland with a wild coastline and lovely beaches.
It is four miles from the village of Laide in Wester Ross with the beautiful beach of Mellon Udrigle just over a mile away along a very quiet road.
This holiday cottage has a bright, sunny interior with a wonderful outlook. Sitting at the kitchen table you can watch the sun rise over An Teallach. The end window of the sitting room has a sea view looking out to the Summer Isles.
Laide 4 miles
Aultbae 7 miles
Poolewe 13 miles
Gairloch 18 miles
Ullapool 45 miles
Inverness 77 miles
It has all the benefits of a modern build with excellent insulation and under floor heating while retaining the character of a traditional croft house with a stone floor and wood burning stove. It sleeps up to 6 people and now had high speed broadband.
Walks from the house are fantastic with rugged, rocky coastline, hills and moorland all close by. The Opinan peninsular is a great place to cycle as the roads are quiet and the scenery superb. Mellon Udrigle beach provides easy access to the sea for sailing, kayaking or other water sports. The peninsula also makes a good base for exploring the West Highlands - close by are the mountains of An Teallach, Slioch, the Letterewe or Fisherfield mountains and the Fannaichs.
The peninsula has special attraction for bird watchers with red and black throated divers, greenshank and dunlin looking splendid in their summer plumage. There is always the chance of sighting a sea eagle.
The area around the croft is rich in wildlife with pine martins and otters. Seals are always bobbing about and porpoises are regularly seen as well as the occasional whale.
The house is set in about an acre of ground and is fully enclosed with a gate to the road.