a fully-equipped traditional Highland crofter's cottage
in spectacular Assynt scenery - walking, climbing, fishing, pristine sandy beaches
just 2 miles from the village of Lochinver, for shops, great restaurants, bars, cafes, filling station, etc.
double, twin and small single bedrooms
private off-road parking
set in a croft where you can see red deer, roam the woods, fish from the rocks, spot seals, herons, the occasional eagle
On the ground floor there is a cosy sitting room, a lovely dining room with a wood-lined fitted kitchen off, and a bathroom with shower. Bedrooms are upstairs and comprise one double (kingsize bed), one twin and a small single.
The kitchen has an induction hob, combi microwave oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and automatic washing machine. Ample room in the porch for boots and coats.
WiFi broadband, television with Roku, DVD and a variety of books and games for evenings in.
You can sit in the enclosed garden (furniture provided) from which there are views across the Minch towards the Outer Hebrides. Explore over the croft down to the rocky shore, and watch the fishing boats coming and going from the busy harbour of Lochinver. Or pop down to the village in less than five minutes!
The cottage is double glazed and insulated, ensuring warmth and comfort at all times of year.
Central heating is by electric storage, as well as electric fires in the public rooms. Private off-road parking with ample space for two cars.
with 3 foot thick stone walls, Strathcraig is built for all the west coast weather can throw at it, so it's quiet and cosy all year round
enjoying open views across Lochinver Bay to heather-clad hills that heve seldom known a human presence, Leave the road and wander where you will!
Assynt is like nowhere else, and its mountains, fast-flowing rivers and white sand beaches are a joy for young and old alike
From Strathcraig you will find a variety of scenic walks and drives offering stupendous views of the indented, island-studded coast against the backdrop of the dramatic peaks of Assynt and Coigach - mountains like Canisp, Quinag, Stac Polly and of course the iconic Suilven. Wildlife is present in plenty, and even if you never leave the area of the house you are quite likely to spot buzzards, the occasional eagle, many seabirds, seals and red deer - in fact, we also have badger, otter and pine marten in the immediate area, although you'll have to be patient (and lucky) to see them.
The attractive fishing village of Lochinver has shops, a post office, restaurants, pubs and churches, so you can find most of the things you need, right down to an ATM and a filling station. There are magnificent sandy beaches within a few miles, and countless lochs, streams and rivers offer wonderful sport for the fisherman. And why not try the high-quality local restaurants, coffee shops and cafes? From luxury hotels to couthy pubs, Lochinver has become a destination for those who enjoy good food.
There is a normal full-width road from Inverness via Ullapool to Lochinver, and Strathcraig is only a couple of miles further on by way of a single-track road signposted for Strathan (where you'll find Strathcraig).
Driving up here is still a pleasure and the scenery is unique.
Once you've arrived, you can put on your walking boots - but when you need something, the village is less than five minutes away in the car.
To check availability and to book please contact us
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone: 01436 674538
or: 078 4314 4314
or write to: Drew and Marjorie Macleod, 32 Millig Street, Helensburgh G84 9PN
Subject to availability Strathcraig can be hired by the week, at a cost of £595 p.w. from November to February (except Christmas and New Year £1050 p.w.); £695 p.w. in March, April and October; £740 in May; £790 p.w. in June and September; and £895 p.w. in July and August. These prices are inclusive of electricity, WiFi, all bedlinen, towels etc.
A 20% deposit is required on booking, and the balance 4 weeks before arrival, both payable to W.A.A. Macleod by BACS, cash or cheque.
Although bookings are normally from Friday to Friday, we can often be flexible so please ask. Departures are by 10.30 a.m. and arrivals after 4.30 p.m.
We would be grateful if you would refrain from smoking in the house and we're sorry, we can't take pets.