“ It has been a privilege to have stayed in such a stunning space and thank you for capturing the wild beauty of Ardheslaig indoors! The elements have been magnificent and we enjoyed every minute of watching the drifting rain, rainbows, wind and the gorgeous sunset in the dry and warmth! For the record, the acoustics of the house are fantastic as testified by my partner who has brought his Fender guitar and Vox amplifier for practise. Trust our neighbours like The Shadows! Thanks Gordon, for popping in and directing us to Red Point beach and the Bealach na Ba which were beautiful, spectacular and magnificent.”
Barrie and Rosanna, Essex, August 2019
“ Where do we start? What a wonderful and magical place The Net Store is. We are only sad we couldn’t make use of the wood burner, as we were blessed with such wonderful weather during our stay. You can tell Iona and Gordon have put so much love and thought into everything here, from all the details and photos, to the extensive inventory which includes picnic basket and thermos flasks! We were huge fans of Skye before our visit here, but now our hearts firmly belong to Loch Torridon and the Applecross Peninsula. We can’t wait to stay again!”
Sarah and Martin, July 2019
“ A wonderful place to meet up with family and friends. Despite the cold water we did manage the odd dip in the loch. The pine marten made an appearance several times mainly later in the evening. We’ve enjoyed watching the seals in the bay as well as the fisherman coming and going. Wonderful walks whatever the weather.”
The Ball family, Surrey, June 2019
“From the moment we walked through the door, we haven’t stopped saying “wow” all week! The ever changing views are breathtaking and addictive and the house is everything we hoped for. We love the design, energy efficient features and thoughtful attention to detail. The craftsmanship of the build is excellent and the finished have clearly been well though from the beginning. We have never stayed in a holiday home that is so well equipped and provided with such a wide range of store cupboard ingredients. We have loved exploring the local countryside and have enjoyed walks, beach combing and driving to remote spots. “
Belinda and John, Maurice and Gary, Suffolk and Shropshire, May 2019
“ We have settled back into The Net Store incredibly happily! Everything just as perfect as we remembered but with the added bonus of being able to sit on the patio in great weather, long light evenings (we were here in Dec on our last visit) and some amazing sunsets. Lambs, deer, rainbows, the day-to-day life of the fishing boats plus wonderful drives to Diabaig, Applecross, Shieldaig, meals at The Kishorn Seafood restaurant and Gille Brighde - all brilliant. Best of all though is coming home to The Net Store, staring for hours at the changing light and views through the windows but also the photos of times gone by in Ardheslaig. Thank you again to Ina and Gordon for creating such a perfect house to match its incredible setting. “
Teresa and Tony, Northumberland, April 2019
“ Super time once again, walking in the hills and glens and always the attraction of coming home to The Net Store. Otters, sea eagles and heron outside the front window. Just amazing to enjoy the peace and quiet of the special retreat that is this home.”
Sandy and Eleanor Kennedy, March 2019
“ Thank you for looking after us so well. The Net Store is a lovely house - a great place to relax and unwind.”
Charlie and Faye, Glasgow, February 2019
“After 20 years of visiting Scotland, I finally saw an otter! And we saw it through the window, he put on a great show for us. I don’t think we’ve ever stayed anywhere so tranquil. Beautifully set and a very tastefully designed property. We’ve had a superb week in the Highlands again. Many thanks.”
Mark, Deb, Terry and Iris, Lincoln, December 2018
“We were so excited to arrive at The Net Store that we almost hurried through the first part of our honeymoon on the NC500 route but it was everything and more that we could have hoped for. Exhausted after the wedding, this was the perfect retreat. We lost ourselves in the view, ever changing. We will spread the good word and for sure be back again next year. Thank you.”
Charlotte and Rob, London, November 2018
“ We loved it!”
Ellen and Franz, Munich, October 2018
“ Well there’s never a dull moment at The Net Store - so we returned for 2 weeks this time! We took the opportunity to drink prosecco on the terrace last evening yet today is another story - gale force winds and rain but hey, there’s no better place to cosy up in than this house from life’s hustle and bustle with views through the west window to live for!! We come here for drama and those Shieldaig Sea Eagles gave us such an aerial display the other day - a pair mounted a raft on Loch Beag. The local gulls scrambled in no time and sent them home with such a brave dog fight display. The freshly caught langoustines were so tasty. We’ll be back!”
Jo and George, September 2018
“We were so very excited to come here from the website and the descriptions and it was all twice as perfect as holiday accommodation and twice as magical a wildlife paradise as we could have ever hoped for. Thank you so much for realising this vision. We feel so lucky that a buzzard and a distant eagle flew over us and that a beautiful pair of herons, a pine marten and the gold medal winners, a pair of otters, were on hand to watch and enjoy throughout the stay. We shall miss them and picture them in our minds eye. We so appreciate how superbly appointed the kitchen, bathroom and all facilities were. We made use of practically everything in the kitchen, finding more and more useful little treasures and treats that we could cook and bake with. Thank you both.”
Kathryn and Sarah, Dorset, August 2018
"A fabulous week spent here in glorious weather and magical surroundings. We have been lucky enough to spot seals, otters and even dolphins further our in the bay. We also had a visit from the pine marten. Above the hill we have watched an eagle soaring daily. The Net Store is indeed perfect but alas too hot for the wood burner. We will be back!”
Gill and John, Cumbria, July 2018
"We have found our little slice of heaven! This is our second visit to The Net Store. First time was Christmas 2016, we had an amazing time then and just as amazing a time now. If we were to look out this window for a hundred years, ,each day would be different. Pure bliss!"
Lisa, June 2018
" Our second stay at The Net Store and the experience has been enhanced! All our favourites from last year were as good as we remembered and a few new ones to make it even better. Our first night was made memorable with an hour watching an otter in the loch and then a pine marten appeared and all before we had a glass of wine! Enjoy the Applecross peninsula - it's full of delights. Diabaig is worth a visit and the beaches of Red Point are worth a drive. Thank you so much for your house and hospitality."
Andy and June, Wiltshire, May 2018
"Thank you. I have been utterly captivated by the view, ever-changing light on the water, the deafening silence...the tranquility of it all. I have walked and cycled and sampled delicious food - Applecross Walled Garden, Potting Shed and Nanny's."
Caroline, Richmond, North Yorkshire, April 2018
"Thank you so much for the use of this beautiful home. Stars at night and lots of fresh air. Who could ask for more."
Sandy and Eleanor, March 2018
"We have enjoyed a perfect weekend in your beautiful Net Store. We relaxed instantly and found it very difficult to leave. Many thanks."
Stuart and Elaine, February 2018
"A wonderful home in an awesome location. Thank you for providing everything that we needed. A fabulous spot for some much needed RNR."
Brian, Samantha, Julie and Gary, January 2018
"A perfect bolt hole! A very relaxing place to stay - beautiful views and some excellent walks. The Net Store is luxuriously comfortable and idyllically situated. A place to return to!.
Madeleine and Paul, Devon, December 2018
"Wow! After a seven hour drive to this glorious part of the Highlands we were rewarded. This unique house, scandi inspired hideaway is fabulous to say the least and the views are breathtaking...clear night stars, 7am moon shining across the loch...amazing!
Zena and Colin, November 2017
"Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. This has got to be the best in Scotland. Every detail fab and the highest quality in everything."
Jo, John, Mark and Sue, October 2017
"Our arrival at The Net Store on Friday evening was blessed with sunshine and the warmest of welcomes by Iona, accompanied by a special guest, little Annie. There are some lovely properties in which to stay on Scotland's west coast but nothing holds a candle to The Net Store in terms of location, design, quality...you have it. The house has lived up to all our hopes and expectations. A friend said on seeing our photos ' wow, what an amazing place' and she is absolutely right."
Peter and Annie, West Sussex, September 2017
"A fantastic week in a wonderful house. We so enjoyed sitting watching the boats and activity in Loch Beag. A great tonic to a busy life. Thank you Iona and Gordon for making such a superb getaway."
James and Alison, Edinburgh, August 2018
"We've had a wonderfully relaxing week in this beautiful and well appointed cottage. Our favourite thing was sitting out on the patio with a glass of wine enjoying the peace and watching the seals play."
Kev and Kerrie, Edinburgh, July 2017
"What an amazing place! As soon as we walked in the door we felt at home. We've been enchanted by the ever changing vista, the light, the wonderful sunsets, the quietness and the long, long days. Your home shows great attention to detail - you've thought of everything and the quality is second to none."
Jo and John, Peak District, June 2017
"Such a beautiful house, so relaxing watching the bay in the morning, afternoon and evening in different lights. Weather perfect to enjoy the area. Torridon half day sea tour was brilliant - sea eagles, seals, goats, seals, great northern divers etc. So much to see and do we will have to come back. Pine marten visited on our first evening but otter refused to show themselves. Thank you for allowing us to share this lovely experience."
Maureen and John, Chichester, Bob and Pat, Salisbury, May 2017
"Thank-you for a wonderful stay in an idyllic house and location. We have had a terrific holiday and have already booked to stay here again in 2018. The thing that we've really noticed staying here is that you become completely distracted during the simplest chore because as soon as you look up there is a view that captivates you for an eternity and each time it looks completely different."
Gary and Jan, April 2017
"We have had such a memorable time in a truly beautiful place. The perfection of The Net Store is only surpassed by the majesty of its location and now, on our final evening, we are already planning a return visit. Absolutely magical."
David and Gillian, Bristol, March 2017
"Amazing house in one of Scotland's most beautiful places - we don't want to leave! Comfiest bed ever. Thank you Gordon and Iona for a lovely holiday and friendly welcome."
Dave and Charlotte, Feb 2017
"A lovely house and immaculately kept! We were lucky enough to have 2 clear nights - out of three - and sitting with the lights off watching the stars through these huge windows is truly magical."
Sue and David, Surrey, Jan 2017
"Only 4 nights, but the perfect little break. Couldn't have got luckier with the weather - blue skies, only whispering wind, ideal for walking. If you're looking for a stroll, the Red Point Beaches and the path from Diabaig to Craig both give great views out to Skye and beyond to the Western Isles. If you get the chance, the ascent to Coire Mhic Fhearchair, a little east of Torridon is absolutely stunning. The house was a great comfort blanket at the end of the day, and come darkness of night being able to watch the Milky Way with the naked eye is a true reminder of how special a place you're in. We've stayed in a lot of self catering places over the years and this ranks up wit the best of them."
Anthony and Mel, Dec 2016
"We've had a blissful 10 days at The Net Store. It truly is a beautiful house with the most amazing surroundings. Thank you again for your warm welcome. This place has made our honeymoon a special and memorable one. We can't wait to come back and visit."
Alexia and Mark, London, Nov 2016
"Oh, The Net Store - what have you done to us ?! An easy place to stay but very difficult to leave. Thank you so much Iona and Gordon for creating this sublime place to stay - we have enjoyed every moment here and have felt we have experienced something very special and serene."
Alison and Peter, Perthshire, Oct 2016
"Come rain or shine, The Net Store is perfect to relax, dream and do absolutely nothing. Love the light, space and decor - the nicest self cater ever! Thank you for creating a little but of heaven on earth."
Jill and Duncan, Somerset, Sep 2016
"Quelle experience reposante, après les foules du Midi de la France! Et quelle experience esthétique! Bravo aux concepteur architectes - décorateurs de cette maison, face a un paysage dout on ne se lasse pas!"
Anne et Steve, Toulon, Aug 2016
"A beautiful and relaxing holiday in a truly tranquil and stunning setting. It is a fabulous house with great attention to detail and superb design and features. Great for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening overlooking the loch."
Eleanor and Steve, Donaghadee, July 2016
"One of the best holidays we have ever had in Scotland (and we have had many). The wonderful house, the location, the weather. Thanks Iona and Gordon for creating such a beautiful space, which highlights the surrounding beauty, and everything has been thought of and provided for."
Aileen and Chris, London, June 2016
" We have loved being in this beautiful house. Our week has gone very quickly, walking in a part of the Highlands new to us and very exciting to explore. Quiet evenings watching the light change over the water and ending with glorious sunsets have made perfect conclusions to our energetic days. It has been a most memorable stay."
Gillian and Peter, North Yorkshire, May 2016
" Thanks for another wonderful stay in this amazing house! It just gets better and better whatever the weather throws at you. The best sighting of our week, apart from 4 eagles, was a pine marten scurrying along the terrace one evening. After 50 years of visiting Torridon this was a first for me."
Jane, Mark and Carole, Berkeley, April 2016
" We have had a wonderful week in a wonderful place. No need to travel far. We have just enjoyed watching the loch, the sea beyond, the fishing boats coming and going and the sheep march down the road. Your attention to detail is evident and a great place to spend a Birthday celebration."
John and Rosemary, March 2016
"This is an amazing house! The views out of every window are superb. It has been a totally relaxing stay and we're sorry we have to leave."
Robert, Perth, Feb 2016
"Thank you so much for an amazing stay at The Net Store. Your house is beautiful and full of wonderful little details. We love the hot bath after a day of walking and staring at the stars from the bedroom window. The location is stunning! If only we had more time."
May May and Wei Peng, Singapore, Jan 2016
"What a treat this week has been! Stunning location - Loch Torridon is now our favourite spot in Scotland. Such a comfortable and well appointed house, too. The log burner is just what is needed after a day outside in the weather."
John, Isabel, Celia and Harry, Dec 2015
"We've had the most amazing week in Ardheslaig thanks to the absolute joy of this wonderful house. Words and pictures cannot convey the feelings, sights and sounds that are all present in such abundance."
Jane, Gloucestershire, Nov 2015
"The house has soul and we've all had the best time. Can't wait until the next visit. We all leave very relaxed."
Phil, London, Oct 2015
"This is such a beautiful house. We really felt lucky to stay here. We spent a lot of time looking out at the wonderful view. We plan to return to do a day tour with Torridon Sea Tours and stay again."
David and Tiffany, West Lothian, Oct 2015
"Well, that's me back in Edinburgh; am no longer looking out on to the fabulous views and enjoying the comforts of The Net Store. No more swallows and house martins swooping around in the evening or a pine marten slipping down the bank. I must compliment you on having created a fabulous house - it is truly remarkable. Such good use of natural light; top class fittings (the Quooker is amazing) and complete comfort. A joy to stay in. Everything has been done with the utmost care and exquisite good taste. A real labour of love."
Eleanor, Edinburgh, July 2015
"Cannot find anything wrong - what a great place. Sitting on your terrace sipping champagne! BRILLIANT sunshine, sun bouncing off the rising tide."
Simon and Tracey, Black Isle, July 2015
"Thanks so much for letting us rent your beautiful spot! You did a great job on your new place. We especially like the instant boiling water, hanging clothes rack and heated towel racks!"
Norman Miller, Canada, June 2015
"This is what you get when you place a superbly designed contemporary house filled with perfect fixtures, fittings and furnishings in one of the most beautiful parts of the West Highlands. The Net Store has definitely added to the list of beautiful properties that we have photographed that we really want to come back and enjoy as a guest."
Andrew Woodhouse, Landscape 365 Photography, April 2015
"My wife and I spent a memorable weekend in February at The Net Store. The attention to detail within the house was superb, rooms are spacious and very comfortable, the bathrooms are luxurious and well equipped whilst the views from the kitchen and living area are simply breathtaking. We loved the cosy feel of the living area, sheltered from the elements of February evenings. We cannot wait to visit again to experience The Net Store in summer."
Edward and Tina, London, February 2015