The picturesque fishing village of Ullapool is located a pleasant 15 minutes drive from the cottage where you will find a wide range of services and facilities to help you enjoy your stay. These include a well stocked supermarket, deli, bakery, smokehouse, bookshop, hardware store, petrol/diesel, a selection of restaurants & pubs selling tasty local produce, theatre, leisure centre/swimming pool, art centre/gallery, village hall, golf course, tourist info, outdoor shop, chemist/pharmacy, pottery, banks, fish & chips, ice cream and a range of independent gift shops where you will find that special memento to remind you of your visit or gift to take home to family and friends.
The ferry terminal in Ullapool provides a gateway to the Outer Hebrides with Caledonian MacBrayne operating a regular daily service for passengers & vehicles between Ullapool & Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. 2015 saw the exciting launch of MV Loch Seaforth, a brand new and larger ferry providing more space and shorter journey times.
Ullapool Harbour provides the starting point for a number of boat trips and pleasure cruises out on Loch Broom and around the Summer Isles.
The area also hosts a number of festivals and events including: Ullapool Book Festival, Dance Festival, Guitar Festival, Beer Festival, Tall Ships Festival, Pier Day, Ullapool Skiff Regatta and Loopallu – the annual music festival which has featured acts such as Franz Ferdinand, Mumford & Sons, Paolo Nutini, Shed Seven & Twin Atlantic. Our local Lochbroom Sheepdog Trials are held every year at Clachan just a few minutes from the cottage.
For Hill Walkers and Climbers The Fannaichs and Ullapool Hills are within easy reach of the cottage with over a dozen Munros to be found in the local area. The Walkers Car Park at Inverlael Farm is only a 5 minute drive from the cottage and provides an excellent starting point for Beinn Dearg and the surrounding hills. Starting points for the popular Munros of An Teallach and Ben Wyvis are only around a 30 minute drive from the cottage.