Enjoy outstanding panoramic views over Ullapool, Loch Broom and the sun setting over the Summer Isles from this well appointed house set on a south-facing hillside.
Winter view from Dolphin looking towards Ullapool
Dolphin Accommodation is available all year round and the house and flat are available separately or together for weekly lets (Saturday to Saturday). Out of season, shorter lets may be available on request.
Both the house and the flat have access to a large garden (with a washing line) and there are parking bays at the front of the house.
Bath mats and tea towels are provided. Bath and hand towels are available for an additional fee.
This spacious family home provides a large and well-equipped kitchen with an adjacent, separate dining area. This leads to a large and comfortable sitting room with a wood burning stove for cosy evenings. A door leads out to a balcony, which stretches across the front of the house. From here, you can enjoy a 180 degree panoramic view of Loch Broom and the surrounding hills and mountains . The sitting room has large south and west facing windows which also provide outstanding views across the Loch.
Part of the panoramic view seen from the sitting room windows
The balcony (under construction) from which the full length of Loch Broom can be seen
The sitting room with a wood burning stove
These picturesque scenes are also visible from the majority of the bedrooms. A big advantage of Dolphin house is that these communal rooms lead off to two distinct 'wings', each with three bedrooms and a bathroom, so that two families or groups can holiday together whilst retaining some privacy. There is Freeview TV, a DVD player and an iPod dock in the sitting room as well as Wifi. There is full central heating throughout the house and a woodburning stove in the sitting room.
Accommodation comprises one double bedroom with a handbasin and a door onto the balcony, three twin bedrooms, including one with a basin, and two single bedrooms. All bedrooms have either a full or partial view of Loch Broom.
The master bedroom with balcony overlooking Loch Broom
There are two recently refurbished bathrooms with toilets, one with a double walk in shower and the other with a large shower-bath. There is also one separate toilet and a small area for boots and coats.
Guests also have the use of a laundry and drying room with a washing machine and drier. There is also a large fridge-freezer in this area.
The kitchen facilities include large ceramic hob, microwave, electric oven, dish washer, two fridges and all necessary culinary equipment.
The recently installed kitchen showing double oven and integrated microwave.
This well heated, separate and self contained flat has a sitting room with Freeview TV, DVD player and Wifi, as well as a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. There are two twin/double bedrooms, one with a basin, and a bathroom with toilet and large shower-bath. Both the bedrooms and the kitchen/dining area have views of Loch Broom and the surrounding mountains.
The sitting room in the Flat. The windows behind overlook Loch Broom The flat has two double bedrooms, which can be arranged as doubles or as twins The kitchen equipment includes electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge and all necessary culinary equipment. There is also a washing machine.
Ullapool is roughly one mile away - a five minute drive or a 15 minute walk down a footpath with beautiful views. Sightseeing, walking, bird-watching, fishing, climbing and golfing are just some of many possible activities available locally and Dolphin is a good base for touring in the North West Highlands.
View up Loch Broom from the House
The view across the Loch, with the peak of An Teallach showing the in background
The House is surrounded by a large garden.
with plenty of space for exploring.
Our Dolphin House recommendation (after I think 8 holidays there at 2 yearly intervals!):
There are not many houses that fit 2 families so comfortably, or even 3 when we've had the flat as well. The house splits easily into 2 lots of 3 bedrooms. With the shared generous sized kitchen and the large living room with magnificent panoramic view and balcony over looking the loch, it's ideal for a large party. When we've had the attached flat as well, with another kitchen and living room and 2 bedrooms, we've found a wonderful combination for 3 families or one with grandparents and older children and friends.
It's within walking distance of Ullapool village centre with opportunities for young and old with swimming pool, tennis courts, museum, bars, ceilidhs and music events in the evenings and concerts at the McPhail Centre, not to forget the ferry terminal to the Western Isles! It's only a short drive to the wonderfully remote West coast sandy beaches and walks around peninsulas and headlands, a day trip to Cape Wrath the most Northern tip of Britain. No need even to drive: above Dolphin house the road leads onto the rough hillside with paths taking you to the top of Ullapool hill, then down to a remote glen or a hill walk into Ullapool. The view from just behind the house back down Loch Broom, and forward over Ullapool to the Summer Isles and the open sea must be one of the best in the Highlands - especially with the sun setting over the Summer Isles, watching the speck of the Stornaway ferry getting bigger as it approaches the harbour way below.
Jane, East Anglia.
"I stayed in Dolphin House for two weeks this summer and am already planning my next trip. The house is wonderful with stunning views up and down Loch Broom which are especially beautiful at sunset. The house was spacious, clean and homely with excellent kitchen and showering facilities. The walk to Ullapool can be either a 10-minute pleasant walk down the Braes or a longer but more rewarding trip over the top of the adjacent hillside, perfect for a morning run to buy the paper! There are several enjoyable walks nearby, with more famous routes such as Stac Pollaidh and Cul Mor being a short drive away. Overall it was a fantastic experience, and I cannot recommend it enough!"