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Studio Hoose

Your Hoose in The North West Highlands

Charming and bespoke, The Studio Hoose is a newly completed two bedroom self-catered accommodation, built to the highest quality on an elevated position overlooking Loch Broom, making it the perfect place to enjoy a holiday in this beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. With tremendous views of Beinn Dearg, the majestic landscape of north-west Scotland unfolds before you.

The Studio Hoose is a perfect place for a peaceful retreat set in a stunning woodland location overlooking Loch Broom, just 15 minutes drive from the picturesque fishing port of Ullapool, with its restaurants and cafes, shops, swimming pool, museum and gallery. The Studio Hoose sits midway up our hillside croft - a natural unspoilt play area for children who are encouraged to explore the woods and create their own dens. With panoramic views over the loch and the mountains beyond, The Studio Hoose is an ideal base from which to explore Wester Ross and the Highlands of Scotland. For anyone wanting a shorter stay with the same view, why not book in for B&B at Taigh a Chnuic, our home just a little further down the hill.

The Hoose

The Studio Hoose has been designed to be a reflective, restorative and peaceful space. Its contemporary architecture, high quality natural materials and comfortable furnishings create a warm ambience and induce feelings of wellbeing. Warmed by an air sourced heat pump and underfloor heating, a wood burning stove adds an extra layer of comfort and quality. A fully fitted galley kitchen sits at the side of an open plan living room with large floor to ceiling windows which provide constant access to the landscape. Two well-appointed double bedrooms provide comfortable space for sleeping and a sofa bed in the generously sized living room increases sleeping capacity. An eclectic collection of art works and objects adorn all the walls and a library of books about the natural world, history and art will enrich your stay.

On Arrival

A complimentary freshly baked loaf of bread and a jar of home baked shortbread or cookies will welcome you on arrival. Some day to day essentials such as tea, coffee, milk, butter, sugar, salt and pepper are also available. Kitchen roll, kitchen cloths, sponge and washing up liquid, toilet rolls and cleaning products are included. An initial basket of logs and firelighters for the wood burner is provided and we will refill this at a cost of £8.00.

The Experience

Immerse yourself in nature, experience the peace this landscape can offer, absorb its tranquillity and experience the stunning views across Loch Broom and the hills beyond. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get closer to some of the wildest and most remote mountain scenery Scotland has to offer.

The Studio Hoose was designed to become part of the continuing evolution of this dramatic and breath-taking landscape, offering an experience with many dimensions. We want the hoose to feel as if it has always been there – its contemporary shapes and construction, completely in harmony and sympathy with the landscape around it. The settled history of this place dates back thousands of years, reflected in the many castles and ancient remains of settlements scattered throughout the land. The local geology is also important. In developing the lower part of our site, we excavated to create the access road, reusing the schist to create a dry stone wall – a new feature in the landscape but built from its most ancient raw material.

About Us

We are Michael and Anne-Marie. We moved from our home in the English Lake District, following a long distance love affair with the landscape of the North West of Scotland, and in particular Assynt. We both love the poetry of Norman MacCaig, a Scottish poet whose words vividly evoke the experience of this landscape and we have always been drawn to this special place. Michael’s passion for fell running has taken him high into this wild and remote region, while Anne-Marie’s love of the landscape inspires her work as an artist. Whilst in Cumbria, we extensively refurbished our stone and timber clad Lakeland home to accommodate a private studio for Anne-Marie’s mixed media art work, and a home office for Michael’s project management consultancy. We have created an inspiring living and work space in our new home Taigh a Chnuic (House on the Hill) pictured below. We have now brought the same energy and attention to detail to our new venture: The Studio Hoose, a beautiful self-contained living space nestled a little further up our croft.

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The Project

We saw this project as a collaboration of complimentary skillsets, core of which was the relationship between Michael’s project management and design experience and Bernard Planterose , a local ecologist, designer and builder and the force behind North Woods Construction. Discovering this former croft with its social history and ecological importance became part of an ongoing project to regenerate the four acre mature native woodland in the community of Letters, overlooking Loch Broom. The objective is to create a beautiful and renewed relationship between human habitation and landscape. The site is part of a formerly abandoned strip where a detailed form of agroforestry has been replaced with a laissez faire form of informal sheep grazing, coupled with unsustainable numbers of deer. We intend to reverse this decline – re-establish a lightly wooded character with grassland and wild flower habitat on the lower, more developed part of the croft while bringing the neglected coppice wood higher up the hill into management. Coppicing in rotation over a longer time period and some re-planting will restore the woodland to its former health.

Across the loch and further afield

Directly east across Loch Broom from The Studio Hoose, the foothills rise gently to reveal the drama of Beinn Dearg and Easter Ross. This area is easily accessible off the A 835 with a myriad of walks that could bag you four Munros, or simply head up out of the forest and discover small lochans surrounded by panoramic views of the cliffs and peaks.

Heading away from Ullapool, back towards Inverness and only a few miles along the A 835, The Corrieshalloch Gorge is a must. Translating as Ugly Hollow in Gaelic, this stunning environment is a tremendous opportunity to see and feel the force of the River Broom as it drops over 60 metres before flowing into Loch Broom.

Further afield, the area north of Ullapool is Coigach and Assynt, a truly unique and awe inspiring landscape of spectacular mountains and lochs –wild, remote, isolated, atmospheric – memorable in so many ways.

About Lochbroom and Ullapool

Lochbroom, translated as ‘loch of rain showers’ in Gaelic, is a sea loch located in Wester Ross on the North West coast of Scotland and the small picturesque fishing village and port of Ullapool sits on its Eastern shore. Ullapool’s wide range of facilities and eclectic year round series of cultural activities make it an unforgettable place to visit. There is always energy in the air and something to delight all visitors. Ullapool offers restaurants, shops, cafes, bars, live entertainment, an art gallery, arts studios, a museum, library, sea fishing, loch fishing, deer stalking, car and cycle hire, a ferry to the Outer Hebrides. Alternatively, enjoy quiet moments simply sitting by the quay side and watching the harbour activity, the fishing boats and the comings and goings of the Stornoway ferry. And do take time to look down the loch, back towards Letters and marvel at the ancient rocks and the magic mists. Ullapool enchants, and will become a place you will want to return to!

Availability Calendar – B&B at Taigh a Chnuic

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Rates

Loch View Room with a super king size bed and ensuite bathroom with magnificent views – £110 per night

Burn View Room with double bed, ensuite bathroom and a view across the loch to the mountains – £85 per night.

– Please Contact us to verify availability
– A minimum two-night stay applies with discounted rates for longer stays
– A deposit of 25% is payable to secure a booking
– Sorry we have a no pets policy at Taigh a Chnuic

Rooms

We have two first floor luxury double bedrooms each with their own en-suite shower room and use of sauna in separate communal bathroom.

Each room has stunning views of Loch Broom and is beautifully appointed meeting all our guests needs.

To book your stay call 07999 424973

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Availability Calendar – Studio Hoose Self Catering

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Rates

LOW SEASON

5.01.19 – 14.02.19
25.02.19 – 4.04.19
1.11.19 – 19.12.19

No. of nights Price
3 nights minimum stay at £145/night £450
4 nights £580
5 nights £700
6 nights £800
7 nights £880

MID SEASON

24.04.19 – 23.05.19
3.09.19 – 10.10.19

No. of nights Price
3 nights minimum stay at £150/night £480
4 nights £620
5 nights £750
6 nights £850
7 nights £950

HIGH SEASON

Christmas and New Year 20th Dec until 5th Jan.
Easter 5.04.19 – 23.04.19
February, May and October half terms 2019 (see below)

Summer Holidays 2019 (see below)

Christmas and New Year 2019-20: 20.12.19 – 2.01.20

No. of nights Price
4 nights minimum stay at £160/night £680
5 nights £780
6 nights £880
7 nights £980

2019 School holidays (including Scotland)

21/12/2018 – 06/01/2018 – Christmas holidays
15/02/2019 – 24/02/2019 – February half term
05/04/2019 – 23/04/2019 – Easter Holidays
24/05/2019 – 02/06/2019 – May half term
24/07/2019 – 02/09/2019 – Summer holidays
11/10/2019 – 31/10/2019 – October half term & Tatty holidays
20/12/2019 – 05/01/2020 – Christmas holidays

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2019

20th December 2019 – 5th Jan 2020

High Season weekly or nightly rate and 4-night minimum stay applies

No. of nights Price
4 nights minimum stay at £160/night £680
5 nights £780
6 nights £880
7 nights £980

ALL PRICES ARE BASED ON UP TO 4 PEOPLE SHARING. A sofa bed can accommodate an extra two people. An additional charge will be applied to cover costs of laundry and hot water.

– Please Contact us to verify availability

– A deposit of 25% is payable to secure a booking
– Full payment is due eight weeks before arrival
– Payments can be made by bank transfer, debit or credit card via telephone or by cheque.
– Weekly bookings are Saturday-Saturday unless noted otherwise
– Sorry we have a no pets policy at Studio Hoose

To book your stay call 07999 424973

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Getting Here

Travelling By Car

Letters is situated approximately 9 miles away out of Ullapool about 3 miles off the A835. Drive from Inverness to Ullapool on the A835 (approximately 45 miles) and about 6 miles before Ullapool, look out for the road sign and turn left to Letters and Loggie. Drive a few hundred metres along a tree lined lane. Take the first right turn heading for Letters and Loggie and drive along a beautiful single track road for approximately 3 miles. It’s a stunning drive, with spectacular views of Loch Broom to your right, but do watch out for the very relaxed and slow moving sheep grazing at the roadside! Once in Letters, drive for another 500 metres, looking out for the lovely dry stone wall with the burn trickling through on the left. You have arrived! The Studio Hoose is clearly signposted. Drive up the track, with Taigh a Chnuic on the left, and the Studio Hoose is just a little further up the hill.

Travelling by Air and Rail

Inverness, an hour away from Letters, is well connected to the rest of the UK, with main line rail links and an airport. Regular train services from Edinburgh and Glasgow run to Inverness daily. For something extra special, the overnight Caledonian sleeper runs from London Euston to Inverness. There are regular flights from London Luton, London Gatwick, Amsterdam, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and many other European destinations into Inverness, just under an hour’s drive away from Letters.

Experience all that the area can offer in memorable and life enhancing ways

Experiences and Delights

A visit to Studio Hoose is one that will last with you forever, a moment in your life where you have felt relaxed and at home whilst absorbing breathtaking views and wonderful experiences.

Google Reviews

Studio Hoose
Reviewed from Google

5 out of 5 stars

Alexandre Coquerelle
Alexandre Coquerelle

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

It was a pleasure meeting Michael and Anne-Marie, we spent two nights in this gorgeous house (B&B), decorated with taste and very clean. Awesome breakfast! Thank you for your recommandations on the hikes and things to do around (we had a very good pie in Lochinver :)) and we definitely need to explore Assynt more in the future ;-)

Bit Cyphered
Bit Cyphered

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

My 6yo, wife and I stayed in the Loch View room for 3 nights to revisit the surrounding area again after a number of years having not been to Ullapool. The hospitality shown by Michael and Anne-Marie was exceptional. They are both very accommodating, knowledgable of the stunning area they live in and easy to chat to. The house was immaculate as was our room. "Moby" the resident cat and my son got on great which made my him feel at home. There was freshly baked cookies in our room on arrival and the breakfast was very healthy and was adjusted to any requirements. I highly recommend anyone to stay at Taigh a Chnuic Studio Hoose or B&B. Thank You Michael & Anne-Marie!

Kris. F.
Kris. F.

5 out of 5 stars

posted 11 months ago

My husband and I enjoyed every minute of our stay at Studio Hoose in October 2017. The accommodations are superb. The kitchen is fully equipped to cook a full meal; the entire house meets every need and want possible to properly visit the Scottish Highlands. The shortbread cookies are delicious! The hosts are so very helpful, informative, pleasant, and available if/when needed. My husband and I will plan to visit again on our next trip to Scotland! Thank you Anne-Marie and Michael!

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Moby having a quiet moment, staying close to home this morning. Very still and serene out there.

 

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Beautiful Moby x

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Colder days, dramatic long shadows, and in that bright sunshine stillness and all that colour, you have to take your cup of tea outside! ... See MoreSee Less

Colder days, dramatic long shadows, and in that bright sunshine stillness and all that colour, you have to take your cup of tea outside!

 

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Am at St Abbs Beautiful blue Next year Ullapool P xxx

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The very busy road to Letters!

 

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Ask Scott which one is Brownie? ❤️

Not the road to Pool Ewe then!,,,,

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Last week, Gracie on holiday at Studio Hoose, created a lovely drawing of Corrieshalloch Gorge in the visitors book. The place captured her imagination and she wonders what might happen there at Halloween. Happy Halloween everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

Last week, Gracie on holiday at Studio Hoose, created a lovely drawing of Corrieshalloch Gorge in the visitors book. The place captured her imagination and she wonders what might happen there at Halloween. Happy Halloween everyone!

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A perfect walk linking into a little bit of the Fort William to Cape Wrath trail on the Inverlael stretch. The complete trail is one of the toughest long distance walks in the UK (about 230 miles in total) Maybe we will attempt it one of these days! ... See MoreSee Less

A perfect walk linking into a little bit of the Fort William to Cape Wrath trail on the Inverlael stretch. The complete trail is one of the toughest long distance walks in the UK (about 230 miles in total) Maybe we will attempt it one of these days!
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