7 (all year)
Lower Polnish is a traditional Scottish blackhouse that dates as far back as 1750, but is being extended, completely renovated and refurbished with couples in mind, to provide a spectacular secluded cottage by the sea, where guests can get 'off the grid', back to basics and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.
Accessible only via foot (well for the last three hundred yards of the journey!), what the cottage lacks in accessibility, it more than makes up for in location and tranquillity. Spend your days exploring miles of private shoreline and your evenings relaxing in front of the wood burning stove soaking up the glorious views across the water.
Whilst technically on the mainland of Scotland, the cottage offers total isolation and sits just a pebble's throw from the sea on a private peninsular of some three and a half thousand acres of pure Scottish Wilderness.
When you stay at Lower Polnish you can expect no interruptions (no noise, no people, no emails!), just pure relaxation, stunning scenery, an abundance of fresh air and plenty of wildlife to spot (red deer, seals, shags, white-tailed sea eagles and dragon flies are just some of the regular visitors).
Whilst there may be no internet access or mobile phone signal (well maybe just a little), for the true romantics among you, make the most of the opportunity to work with nature and gather driftwood for a fire on the shore, or play board games in front of a roaring wood burner in the comfort of this cosy cottage.
Lower Polnish offers a unique holiday experience and one that will create memories to last a life time. However, it may not be for everyone. It's a holiday that allows you to not only cater for yourself, but make time for each other away from modern day distractions. A place that will reward with lashings of pure natural beauty and a sense of being at one with nature and yourself.
But is it for you? The owners are keen to ensure that guests fully appreciate the type of holiday experience that is ahead and have outlined some basic criteria that should help you decide if Lower Polnish is for you:
If you still haven't been put off then you will probably love Lower Polnish! It is currently undergoing extensive renovation and will be available to rent from mid June 2018. Photos of the interior will be added as soon as available but in the meantime, please view Laggan's advertisement (view here) to get a feel for the quality and style that is expected - sixty percent of Laggan's guests return the following year and the owners are confident that Lower Polnish promises the same truly unforgettable holiday experience that will be every bit as popular.
Peter Stewart-Sandeman joined Independent Cottages in December 2015
Accommodation is all on one floor and comprises:
Additional information: The cottage is warm and cosy with both a log burner and central heating, as well as electricity. Logs are provided for the wood burner and you can always collect drift wood from the beach for the stove or a beach fire. Up to two dogs welcome but no cats.
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