Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Situated in the grounds of Highland Stoneware Pottery, the house has spectacular views, and has been equipped and decorated to luxury standards, with original art (some by our visiting artists) throughout, and, of course, uses lots of Highland Stoneware.
Surrounded by stunning scenery, perfect for couples or families to enjoy beautiful unspoilt beaches, good hill walking, access to fish hundreds of trout lochs, bird watching and drawing. Ideal for out-door activities, but if the weather is bad, the house offers a safe haven to watch the weather and wildlife from a cosy viewpoint!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Achmelvich 6.5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 175 km, Nearest railway: Inverness 155 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors||
- Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and American style fridge / freezer with ice-maker.
- Logs are provided for the log fire.
- Digital radios with ipod docking.
- A futon is provided for additional guests, in studio room, bedding available on request. An extra charge of £50 is payable.
|Further details outdoors||
- Patio / terrace with table and chairs for al-fresco dining.
- Fresh herbs can be picked from the garden.
- Plenty car parking.
- A complimentary discount voucher is available, to spend at Highland Stoneware for the duration of your stay.
The Scottish Highlands region
The North of Scotland is a wonderful place to visit.
There are spectacular mountain ranges and stunning beaches.
Lochinver is situated in the parish of Assynt in the far North West of the Highlands. It is a coastal village nestled within the Assynt/Coigach National Scenic Area and the North-West Highlands Geopark. A wonderful place to relax and escape from the city.
Spend your time in the Highlands surrounded by wildlife, bird watching, walking the hills and beaches.
The holiday house is situated close to Lochinver, within the grounds of Highland Stoneware Pottery, with spectacular views of the village, harbour, sea and mountains.
During your stay in our holiday cottage please visit the pottery to see how the pots are made and to spend your exclusive discount voucher! See the Highland Stoneware website for information.
There are many activities around Lochinver. The quiet pace of life, means that you can also wind down, and relax in the holiday cottage, looking at the lovely views with the fishing boats and yachts sailing in and out of the working harbour and marina.
Several walks can be taken directly from the cottage. You can walk over the Ardroe path to the stunning Achmelvich beach. This leads on to further up the coast to Altanabran, where there is an ancient ruined mill.
If you don't want to walk back to the village you can always try your hand at hitch-hiking!!!
A short walk through the village takes you to the network of paths in the Culag Woods, where you reach the viewpoint or the beautiful 'White Shore', a lovely pebble beach. By making a short drive,there are many more walks that can be done. These include an all abilities path at Lettier Easaidh and also a walk to the spectacular Kirkaig Falls. You might be tempted to visit Achins, the remote bookshop, where you can also enjoy refreshments.
For the more adventurous, Lochinver is a great base for mountain climbing. Suilven is the most distinctive, although it is surprisingly one of the smallest mountains. Ben More Assynt is our local Munro, and most of the other mountains in the area are Corbets.
There are wonderful white sandy beaches near Lochinver. Achmelvich and Clachtoll beaches are the biggest, but with some exploring, you can easily find one of the many secluded hidden gems!
Assynt is an anglers paradise. The many hill lochs provide ample brown trout, some of the larger lochs also hold salmon. There are also the Rivers Inver and Kirkaig for salmon. Of course permits are required - for more information on fishing in Assynt, check Assynt Angling Club's website.
Assynt, is teaming with wildlife, and otters, heron and divers are frequently spotted from the house. The mountains provide a home to birds of prey, not forgetting the many red deer.
Birdwatchers may also enjoy a trip to Handa Island, an RSPB site, with many species, including Puffins in May & June.
Geologically the area has the oldest rocks in the world, and a scenic boat trip, lets you view the highest waterfall in Europe.
Visit the bone caves at Inchnadamph or try going underground into the ancient cave system. - Not advisable for the inexperienced!
Children can safely play in the garden, and around the area, where there is a small playpark, and tarred sport area - great for learning to ride a bike!
Most provisions can be purchased locally, and if you want a really satisfying packed lunch, try the famous Lochinver 'deli' pies.
Pick fresh herbs from the garden to add local flavour to your menus, but if you don't want to eat in every night, Lochinver has become renowned for its wide variety of dining establishments. These range from a Michelin Star restaurant to a Fish & Chip van, all of excellent quality.
As your day comes to an end sit on the patio with a favourite drink and enjoy the sunset , or, if the weather is bad, watch the dramatic waves from the comfort of the cosy log fire.
On a clear night, look up and enjoy some star gazing!