Gairloch is a beautiful and scenic village in the Scottish Highlands. The tiny village is home to only 740 residents and is perfect for those looking for a quiet getaway.
If you love to feel at one with nature, Gairloch is the ideal trip for you as you will constantly be surrounded by some of the most gorgeous sea and mountain views that Scotland has to offer. From Loch Gairloch, a multitude of beautiful sandy beaches, and magnificent views of the Isles of Skye, Harris, and Lewis, this pocket in North West Scotland is a sight to behold!
Whether you’re looking for a cottage, self-catering accommodation, a hotel, a bed and breakfast, or a campsite, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the best accommodation Gairloch has to offer below!
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Gairloch Holiday Cottages
If you’re looking for a cosy and homely stay in Gairloch, a cottage may be the best choice of accommodation for you. Below are our favourite Gairloch cottages for the perfect getaway!
Shiskine is a cosy coastal cottage eight miles outside of Gairloch. With its gorgeous sea and mountain views, the cottage is an ideal destination for couples looking for a remote and romantic getaway.
The property is right next to a quiet beach and is situated close to fields full of wildlife. Shiskine is the perfect accommodation if you’re looking to get closer to nature.
If you’re looking to do some exploring, it’s best to bring a car with you to this property due to its remote location. Once you get there, enjoy the free parking available at Shiskine.Check Online Availability
Raasay Holiday Cottage
Raasay Holiday Cottage is a 2-bedroom pet-friendly beachfront property. The property comes with wifi as well as a TV and DVD player.
Due to the coastal location, this cottage is perfect for those looking for an idyllic and relaxing summer holiday spent on the beach. Raasay Holiday Cottage is also in a great spot for those who love walking and hiking. The property is 7 miles away from the centre of Gairloch, so again, it is best to bring a car!Check Online Availability
Gairloch Self Catering Accommodation
If you want to totally immerse yourself in Gairloch and live like a local, self-catering accommodation is likely the ideal set-up for you. Self-catering accommodation gives you independence and freedom of schedule that you don’t have when staying in a hotel or bed and breakfast. Check out our top picks for self-catering accommodation below!
Wuthering Heights Shepherds Hut
Wuthering Heights Shepherds Hut is a traditional Gairloch Highland lodge. Situated just 350 yards away from Gaineamh Mhor beach, this one-bedroom property is perfect for a cosy couples’ getaway.
The property comes with a balcony, sun terrace, and barbecue – perfect for sunny summer evenings. There are also a few bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hut if you’re looking to spend an evening dining.
The location is also excellent for those looking for an active holiday as there are cycle tracks, walking tours, and horse riding trips available to guests.Check Online Availability
Otterburn 2 is another of Gairloch’s best beachfront properties. It is surrounded by stunning scenery, including views of the Isles of Skye, Harris, and Lewis. The two-bedroom self-catering accommodation can host up to four guests, as well as pets, and is ideal for family holidays.
The property is quite remote, so we recommend that you bring a car with you to get around in. Otterburn 2 has a free parking space for one car.Check Online Availability
Bed and Breakfast Gairloch
If your holiday ideas consist of cosy and relaxed getaways, a bed and breakfast may be the ideal form of accommodation for you. Below are a few of our favourite bed and breakfasts in Gairloch village…
Oakwood B and B
Oakwood B and B is a cosy cabin-style bed and breakfast in the centre of Gairloch. It is near plenty of hiking paths if you are looking to explore the Scottish Highlands. There’s also a golf course a short distance away for those who want to get on the green!
Oakwood B and B is just a short walk from a number of restaurants in Gairloch, as well as Gaineamh Mhor Beach and Gairloch Beach. Its central location means you will never run out of things to do during your stay in Gairloch!
This bed and breakfast is also more than happy to work around any dietary requirements guests may have when preparing breakfasts.Check Online Availability
Heatherdale B&B is located on a hillside in the centre of Gairloch. This bed and breakfast is the perfect accommodation for golfers as it is within a short walking distance of Gairloch golf club!
The three-bedroom property is in a central location and is the perfect base to stay in if you are looking to explore the Scottish Highlands. The property comes with a lounge for guests to relax and unwind in after a busy day.
Heatherdale B&B is a pet-friendly property. All guests have access to free wifi and free parking.Check Online Availability
Hotels Near Gairloch
Hotels are absolutely perfect for those seeking a relaxed and carefree holiday. If you’re looking for more of a pampered and luxurious stay, have a look at our top hotels in Gairloch…
Gairloch Hotel is a gorgeous pet-friendly hotel in central Gairloch. It is a small walk away from Gaineamh Mhor Beach, as well as a variety of restaurants and pubs. The hotel is also just a short drive away from Loch Gairloch.
The three-star beachfront hotel boasts 70 bedrooms and has its own restaurant and bar, making it one of the most glamourous places to stay in the North West Scottish Highlands.
The hotel offers a variety of affordable deals and packages to ensure that travellers are able to secure the holiday that is perfect for them.Check Online Availability
Loch Maree Hotel
Loch Maree Hotel is a traditional and welcoming hotel, perfect for a romantic getaway. It is perfect for nature lovers as it is within walking distance of both Loch Maree and Victoria Falls. The view from the hotel itself is absolutely stunning as it overlooks both Loch Maree and picturesque mountain scenery.
Loch Maree hotel is also great for those who would like to try their hand at fishing – the Loch is famous for its wonderful fishing produce, particularly its salmon. If you’d like to try and catch some yourself, give it a go at Loch Maree!Check Online Availability
Camping is one of the best ways to fully immerse yourself in the natural scenery of the Scottish Highlands. One of the best ways to experience Gairloch is to surround yourself with all the wildlife and natural beauty that the village has to offer. Our top picks for camping sites in Gairloch are below…
Sands Caravan and Camping
Sands Caravan and Camping has space for camper vans, caravans, tents, and even wigwams. The caravan and camping park has its own on-site cafe which provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner for guests should they choose to visit.
The campsite is just three miles outside of the centre of Gairloch, making it easy enough to visit if you are looking for a day out to visit the village.
Gairloch Campsite is a dog-friendly campsite and popular stop point for travellers doing the North Coast 500. The campsite has stunning views of Loch Gairloch and the Isle of Skye, as well as mountain scenery.
The campsite has free wifi and is fully equipped with showers and toilets for campers to use. There is also a pub, restaurant, and cafe onsite so there’s no risk of going hungry!