Ullapool Self Catering is a local, family run holiday home that has been in operation for nearly 12 years. We provide a friendly service which aims to meet your needs, if you have a special requests just shout.
Tina and Alan were born and bred in Lancashire as was our son Joshua, although we moved to Ullapool when he was just 3 years old. Our daughter, Bethan was born in the Highlands and both children have attended Gaelic Medium Education throughout Primary School.
We feel so lucky to live in such a stunning location and a safe and vibrant community.
Living in a small, rural community provides the opportunity to be creative when it comes to employment. Tina currently works as a Training and Development Manager for the Scottish Crofting Federation; a rural Business Consultant with her business partner Lucy for TLC + Associates; and a College Lecturer for West Highland College UHI. Alan, a qualified Lecturer and Joiner is kept busy maintaining our own home and Tigh na Reultan and even busier as the main carer for our two children.
As a Joiner, Alan had always wanted to build his own house and a holiday in Fort William started us on our quest to find a piece of land in the Highlands. We toured the Highlands and Skye looking at land and finally came across a couple of plots at Rhue near Ullapool and Braes, Ullapool. Very quickly we negotiated the purchase of land at Braes and have not looked back since. Our intention was to retire to the Highlands, sadly following the death of our first child, Jacob, we very soon changed our priorities and our planned Highland life was brought forward.
Living in a static caravan on the building site at Braes was fun for a while with a 3 year old and two Airedale Terriers, but the birth of a new baby and all that comes with it suddenly made the caravan seem very small. We purchased Tigh Na Reultan and lived in the cottage for around 6 months until refurbishment meant we needed to once again move. At this time in our lives, Alan was busy renovating Tigh na Reultan and building Jacob House (Jacob is the name of our first child) and we were then able to move into a small part of the house at Braes. Many years later, Jacob House is still a work in progress, but that is the Highland way - a much slower pace of life!
Ullapool Self Catering was established in 2005, at that time we had just managed to navigate the internet with a dial up connection, our first website went live with no photos and we were so pleased when our very first guests contacted us. Check out this link which provides historical data on websites, Wayback Machine it is really interesting!
Since then, we have welcomed guests every year and are now pleased to say that guests return to us year after year. Take a look at our Guest Endorsement page.
The cottage remains popular and as you can see from guest feedback in our Gallery we remain consistent in our customer service standards.
Our family looks forward to welcoming you and your family to our lovely village.