Bothy by the Sea


Entire cottage hosted by Brigid

4 guests, Studio, 5 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Clean and tidy
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Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Right next to the shore - along which you can walk to the local Inn.
Simple, spacious and basic.
This bothy is our former home decluttered.
One large, light open-plan room.
Small range & wood-burner provides heating and hot water.
Composting toilet.

The space
This is an old stone building with a more recent stone end built by my brother Donald Icky Maclachlan - stonemason. It is very basic but it does have double glazing.

The track down into the bay at Camuslusta is very steep. Although some people can find this a bit daunting, the track has a fairly good surface and all the residents of Camuslusta drive normal cars up and down it daily.

The front door of the bothy practically opens onto the beach. Although the track to our house runs between the bothy and the shore.

You can watch the gannets, gulls, herons, oyster-catchers, seals and occasionally an otter from the front door or through the windows.

With views over to the uninhabited headland opposite, out to the little islands at the head of the bay, or of the shipping crossing the Minch between us and the Outer Isles.

The bothy has one large, light and spacious, open-plan living, kitchen, sleeping room.

The bothy offers flexible sleeping arrangements - there is a double bed and also a 1930's sofa bed which is probably not that comfortable. Depending on what is required - I can also make up 2 single beds or a double.
Get in touch if you would like to have the sofabed and the two double beds - this is possible.

The kitchen is very basic.
One step up from camping - it's inside, and there's a sink and a fridge. It has a small wood-burning range which heats the water and also two-ring gas stove for quick cooking.
The bothy has basics like an electric kettle, electric toaster, pans, plates glasses and cutlery.

We provide basics like milk, oatmeal for porridge (and a recipe), tea, coffee, olive oil for cooking, salt, pepper.

Guests usually use the bathroom in our house for a shower. However, due to covid guests are using a new self contained bathroom along the track from the bothy. This has a shower, toilet and sink. We provide towels - not necessarily the fluffiest ever, but fine.
As guests you will have the option of using a simple composting toilet outside (until the new grander composting toilet is built) or the toilet in the bathroom.

There is a telly but it only plays videos. There are a few videos in the cupboard - a small but varied collection.

Do not expect this bothy to be immaculate - it is a more than a little worn around the edges - but it is a beautiful space in an amazing spot.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom area
2 double beds, 2 single beds, 1 sofa bed
Common space
2 double beds, 2 single beds, 1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Indoor fireplace
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Waternish, United Kingdom

The view changes with the weather - very atmospheric moody windy wild wet days and then you wake up to the clear beauty of a sunny day - looking across the still loch to the unpopulated peninsula opposite.

Just step outside and you can wander along the shore towards the village, to the pub (the Stein Inn) or the small craft shop. You can book a boat trip out from the jetty at Stein. Stein is roughly a twenty minute walk. Or you can walk the other way to find some peace and quiet.

The Stein Inn serves food and there is also a small seafood restaurant (for which you probably need to book) - if walking to Stein, you can also walk around the road, which takes a bit longer. Or you can drive.

Hosted by Brigid

  1. Joined in December 2014
  • 308 Reviews
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During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 12:00
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £100

Cancellation policy

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