Our winter renovation work is almost over and we’re looking forward to sharing the new, improved Point Cottage with all our wonderful B&B guests over the coming months. The main change returning guests will notice is the new way in through the now reinstated original cottage door. For many years this was partly blocked up and used as a window, but we’ve installed a beautiful new blue door which leads into a spacious, airy, yet cosy guest reception area. We’ve filled this with many more books than before, what’s on guides to the local area, maps and local photographs as well as board games to pass the time on those (we hope infrequent) not-so-good-weather days.
We now have just the two B&B rooms, both with lovely views directly over Loch Broom. These are run on the same ‘breakfast in your room’ basis as before. Parking is just outside the cottage, and just as before we offer a haven at the end of West Shore Street, a tranquil gem, only a five minute walk from the centre of the village or 1 minute in the car to the ferry car park.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Lots of kind folk – friends, family and guests alike – have been asking how we’ve been faring in the recent stormy weather. The answer is, actually, that we’ve been doing ‘just fine’ but we’re nevertheless very grateful for everyone’s concern.
Although the Point, after which Point Cottage is named, is rather more exposed than the rest of Ullapool village, Loch Broom is a sea loch and as such we avoid the huge waves and severe storm surges that villages which border the open sea can sometimes suffer. Villages like Gairloch, further round the coast and facing directly onto the Minch, fare a good deal worse. Here in Ullapool it’s really just a case of a battening down the hatches and riding out the storm. It fact it can be quite nice cosy-ing up in front of the fire and listening to the wind swirling around outside, just as long as you know you don’t have to go out into it any time soon!
Here’s hoping that wherever you are as you read this, the storms haven’t affected you too badly. If nothing else, why not escape from it all by thinking ahead to your summer holiday still to come. Lots of people evidently are if the number of bookings and enquiries we’re getting at the moment are anything to go by
As the year draws to a close following an excellent season, we’re looking forward enthusiastically to 2015. Point Cottage will look a little different then. We have building work planned over the winter which will create a beautiful new guest entrance where the original cottage door was. There will also be changes to the family accommodation, including a kitchen/dining/living space with delightful balcony on top of the present flat roof area. However the guest rooms will remain much the same as before: we have a few minor changes planned to Beinn Dearg but both rooms will continue to enjoy the same fresh, contemporary decor and stunning, uninterrupted views of Loch Broom and the surrounding hills.
Bookings are now open too for June to September 2015. We hope to be open well before 1st June, but are waiting to see how the building work progresses before we commit to April and May bookings. Watch this space or follow the Book Now tab here on the home page to check our most up-to-date availability.
We’ll also be open through January and into February if you’re interested in an early Spring break, doing some winter walking or the like.
Thanks to all our guests for choosing Point Cottage during 2014. It’s been a real pleasure to meet you all. We look forward to welcoming lots of new faces to the Cottage in 2015, and hopefully seeing some familiar ones back again. Meantime, we wish you all a happy and peaceful festive season and a prosperous and rewarding year ahead.