Specialist Accommodation for Jan's Students
Accommodation is hard to find in this sparsely-populated part of the world, especially if you are travelling alone, or are looking for a reduced rate for a longer stay. I am pleased to say that I can recommend the following four places to stay, all of which offer my students a reduced rate from their normal tarrif and offer varying degrees of home-from-home facilities, such as access to cooking facilities. This all adds up to a more comfortable, cheaper and less formal living experience for course participants. For fuller details, please read the individual details given below.
Cama Cottage, Elphin
This traditional croft house is right across the road from my studio. It offers basic but comfortable accommodation, with full use of the kitchen (oven, microwave, washing machine) and living room. There is a shared shower room and toilet. It has central heating and a woodburing stove. The special rates given below are based on a minimum stay of two nights and include help-yourself continental breakfast. No pets are allowed. Bookings are taken by Jan Kilpatrick.
Twin bedded room £40 per night for the room
Double room £40 per night for the room
Budget Bothy, Elphin
Only 10 minutes walk from my studio is this lovely little bothy. It has its own outside loo and shower room, and some cooking facilities. Clean and cheap and sleeps up to 4 in one room, though single people are very welcome to book it for their exclusive use. For more information, contact Jan Kilpatrick in the first instance.
Westlea House, Ullapool
This stylish boutique B&B, run by the very friendly Terry & Shirley Rose is located in the centre of Ullapool on a quiet tree lined road. All rooms offer individual, stylish ensuite accommodation with a choice of delicious breakfasts included in the room rate. You will be able to sit in the lovely guests lounge and enjoy the local art on display, read the many art reference books, play games or play the vinyl records. The hosts are happy to heat up ready meals in their microwave and set you up in the the dining area to eat meals or takeaways.
There is a choice of single, twin or double rooms and you can check availability and book rooms directly through the website at www.westlea-ullapool.co.uk. Alternatively call Terry & Shirley on 01854 612594 to discuss anything.
Room rates are from £45 single, £90 twin or doubles and stays of 4 nights or more qualify for a 10% discount.
Point Cottage, Ullapool
This beautiful B&B is situated on the sea front in Ullapool, within easy walking of all the village amenities, including bars and restaurants. The twin and double bedrooms have gorgeous views up Loch Broom and have en-suite shower and toilet facilities. Not only have the hosts agreed to offer my students a reduced rate for a five-night stay, but they also offer access to a microwave for heating up an evening meal and the use of a sitting room exclusive to course participants. Their price does not include breakfast (though with all the food we eat on the course, breakfast may not be necessary!), but continental breakfast can be arranged for a small additional fee. To find out more of what Point Cottage has to offer, visit the website. To enquire about the price of the accommodation, please contact the owner, Cathy Higginson, by e-mail or by telephoning 01854 613015
Other accommodation options that might suit are listed below.
Elphin and Beyond (less than 20 minutes scenic travelling distance from studio).
View Hill, Elphin, Sutherland. Elphin Self Catering cottage.
The Byre Bed and Breakfast, Inchnadamph. En Suite B&B 10 minutes drive north of the Studio.
Ardmair Caravan Park, Self catering Holiday accommodation at Ardmair Beach. Chalets, touring caravans & camping park.
Discover Assynt : Self Catering cottages north of Jan's studio.
Assynt Lochinver & Coigach peninsula, Self-catering and Bed and breakfast sites in Assynt, Lochinver & Coigach areas.
Ullapool Area (20 minutes drive south of the studio)
Richard and Valerie Smith, self-catering flat, Shore Street, Ullapool. Tel: 01854 612667, 07717833267. http://www.ullapoolflat.com
Holly Cottage, Ullapool (sleeps up to 4) Tel: 01463 792090
The Yellow House (sleeps 4). This is an art-lover's house not far from the shore in Ullapool. It is architect-designed, elegantly furnished and has shelves full of good literature.
Allison Henderson, 5 Parc Mhor, Braes, Ullapool, Wester Ross, IV26 2SW. tel: +44 (0)1854 612487 (self catering, sleeps 2) www.ullapoolrowanlea.co.uk
Alice Keppel, 5 Castle Terrace, Ullapool, Highlands, IV26 2XD. Compact self catering apartment (sleeps 2). http://www.beachhutullapool.co.uk/ tel: +44 (0)1854 61 24 61
www.Ullapoollastminute.com, A perpetually-updated List of vacancies in Self-catering, Bed and breakfast, Guesthouses + Hotels in Ullapool and surrounding area (updated by the owners themselves). A further comprehensive print-out list of Accommodation Contact details is supplied on a seperate page (for print-out)..
www.Ullapool.com, Self-catering and Bed and breakfast sites in Ullapool and surrounding area.
www.ullapool.co.uk, More Self-catering and Bed and breakfast sites in Ullapool and surrounding area.
www.visitscotland.com/UllapoolAccommodation, Self-catering and Bed and breakfast sites in Ullapool and surrounding area.