Modernity in the north of Scotland

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Private room in residential home hosted by Andrea

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bath
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Update 15.4.2021
We are open again for bookings from May 2021 and look forward to welcoming guests to our beautiful corner of the northwest Highlands. We will be operating with reduced capacity because we are going to leave more time between bookings.

The space
A modern house in an ancient landscape.

In a country of beautiful landscape, Assynt in the far north west highlands stands out for its extraordinary geology, mountains, lochs and coastline. With some of the oldest rock in the world (3.5Bn years old), numerous remains of iron age settlements, abundant wild life, wild terrain and sporting activities, there is much to see and experience in this special corner of Scotland. It is remote yet accessible, being a 2 hour drive from Inverness through wonderful scenery and generally empty roads. So much so, that at certain times of the year, visitors are more likely to see red deer than other cars.

The house was built in 2011, of solid (cross lateral) timber construction allowing for a very open and distinctive interior. With under floor heating from an air source heat pump and wood burning stove and high standards of insulation it is warm and welcoming throughout the year. The guest bedroom has its own door to the outside and ensuite shower and toilet. It is connected with the rest of the house by 10 steps from inside your room. Guests are free to use the upstairs ‘gallery’ sitting room with spectacular views of nearby sea and more distant mountains. This is where breakfast will be served as shown in one of the images. Please take note that the living room and kitchen area is also very much our own living space during the day and evening, so while it is absolutely fine if you want to sit at the table in the panorama window for a while, you will not be able to use this space as freely as if it was an area especially for guests to use.

Being a new house, the garden is in a state of development. There are always projects going on and some materials around, be it related to Nigel's artworks or generally to do with developing the garden. The house is accessed up a track through a surrounding field. There are several houses and crofts nearby, a beach with easy access to the sea and many places to walk and explore. Clashnessie has no shops, the nearest village is Lochinver (8 miles away) where there is a selection of shops, a petrol station, restaurants and other places to visit. Please click on "Location" to read our advice on eating out in Lochinver.

It is possible to get to the house by public transport from Inverness, but this is likely to take a day’s travel. To explore the area and for ease of travel it is recommended guests come by car (or other means of independent transport), although it is perfectly possible to reach Inverness by train or plane and hire a car in Inverness.
Assynt is often described as being in the ‘wild north west’. This is an apt description of the landscape and at times the weather. Being on the coast the weather is changeable with often dramatic skies and ever changing light. Finally, another advantage of being on the coast with wind (of varying force) there are few midges – a real bonus in the height of the summer.

Where you'll sleep

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1 double bed

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washer
Hair dryer
Breakfast
Dedicated workspace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Clashnessie, Scotland, United Kingdom

Clashnessie is a small place and doesn't have any shops. The nearest village is Lochinver, 8 miles south of Clashnessie. There is also "Flossie's Beach Store" by the road in Clachtoll (approx. 2.5 miles away) where you can buy essentials and get a coffee or tea when out and about. We advise guests to make arrangements for eating out if that is what you would like to do. Compared to cities and many places in Europe, restaurants here often don't serve hot food for very late into the evening, especially in the early part of the season or later in autumn. In the summer it can get very busy too, so if you haven't booked a table you may have to wait a while until there is a table available. I am happy to give you more information if needed, but as a general rule I would say, make sure you book a table and don't plan to arrive at the restaurant of your choice too late (especially in the early part of the season (April) some restaurants don't take food orders after 7:30pm). The restaurants in Lochinver are: Lochinver Pie Shop (specialises in all sorts of pies but also serves other dishes), The Caberfeidh Dining Pub (pub bar and restaurant), Inver Lodge (higher end of the price spectrum), An Cala Cafe (serves breakfast, lunch and evening meals until around 8 in the summer), Peet's Restaurant (in the harbour area), Culag Hotel, Glen Canisp Lodge (a B&B which also serves food in the evening to non residents, approximately a mile and a half up a single track road branching off left from the main road). They all have their own websites if you want to do a bit of forward planning.

Hosted by Andrea

Joined in April 2013
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Having come to the UK from Germany in October 2010, I moved up to Scotland with my partner Nigel in September 2012. Living in an area with lots of sheep inspired me to take up spinning wool. I make little things from wool and felt and postcards from some of my photographs which I sell at the local craft market in Lochinver. Nigel's connection with Clashnessie goes back to 2006 when he bought a plot of land to build a house on. He works as a sculptor using a diverse range of (often found) materials and is engaged in various organisations in the community of Assynt. In May 2013 we got a very good natured English Shepherd puppy called Bruno, who is now a fully grown dog. He loves greeting people with a big bark and wagging tail.
Having come to the UK from Germany in October 2010, I moved up to Scotland with my partner Nigel in September 2012. Living in an area with lots of sheep inspired me to take up spin…

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No parties or events

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