The Cathair Dhubh Estate is tucked into the rugged Sutherland coastline on the NC500 between the villages of Lochinver and Clachtoll. Nestling in the heart of the spectacular Assynt countryside, it is a haven for wildlife lovers, hikers, fishermen, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, not to mention those families looking for white, sandy beaches and crystal blue waters.
“The location is stunning, and all the cottages have fabulous views out to sea. There’s loads of space surrounding them, and access to a little cove ideal for launching kayaks and canoes, a tiny beach and coastal walks / running paths to the nearby beaches of Clachtoll and Achmelvich. The cottages themselves are really well laid out and exceptionally well-equipped with lots of fridge/freezer space, and all the pots, pans and equipment needed to cater for groups. Kate was a great host, easy to contact and quick to respond.”
Handa is a self catering shepherd hut with a sumptuous interior and shower room. The hut has its own separate pathway from the car parking area and private exterior space with wood burning hot tub, decking area and wonderful views to the sea and mountains beyond. Bookings are cancellation protected! Cancel for any reason up to 2 days prior to arrival - quibble free. We pre-heat the hot tub for free for your arrival and additional wood can be purchased on site.
“Just back from an amazing stay with Jacqui and Jason. Wow. Where to start?.... Communication was excellent with responses being almost instantaneous. Jacqui also managed to source a bottle of champagne for our arrival at my request, which was chilling and ready to pop! The location is beautiful as are the stags that wander freely around the hut! We underestimated the drive a little bit but got there eventually and the view was more than worth it (although we didn’t see that until morning as it was completely pitch black - just heaven!) our hot tub was waiting already warmed for our arrival and we sat with our champagne listening to the water in the distance - utterly bliss. Just be prepared for how isolated the huts are, particularly in the off season, take plenty of food supplies with you. The actual huts far exceeded our expectations, the quality of workmanship was fantastic and everything appeared to be top of the range and ethically sourced. A personal favourite was the rainfall shower which was just heaven. Will definitely return and look forward to seeing the new orchard take shape! Thank you!”
Coillessan Lodge is situated in Inverkirkaig, just a couple of minutes walk from the beautiful Inverkirkaig Bay. The picturesque village of Lochinver is just a short drive away.
“STAY HERE!! Coilessan is a beautiful cozy modern wooden home in the stunning hamlet of Inverkirkaig. Clean, well equipped, beautiful location , fab balcony and nice safe garden - and it’s all just meters away from the shore (perfect for sea kayaking). We have stayed here twice before and we be back again. This is my dream home! We enjoyed our home made meals both outside and upstairs in the fabulous lounge. This time M and I took the bunk room (we had friends with us), and we were v comfortable - the bunk beds are a good size for tall adults ....2m long and a decent width. We did some lovely walks, wild swims and of course a spot of kayaking on glassy water. Turquoise beaches, abundant wildlife ( spotted water vole, a slow worm, various frogs and one toad, a dragons flies, bumble bees, siskins and a vocal tawny owl all in the garden). Elaine and Charlie are lovely hosts. Spend time at this lovely home and you’ll not be disappointed! Hoping the wooden bear will be back too”