Taigh Uaine ref: CC511014

Achnacarnin near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

This pretty detached single storey cottage is set in its own grounds at the end of the Achnacarnin township road on the Stoer Peninsula - one of the most breathtaking beautiful locations on the renowned north west coast of Scotland. With views across the sea to the Assynt Mountains beyond, this cottage has been built to maximise its idyllic location. Whilst it is a modern property, the main living area takes its inspiration from a traditional croft house and byre, with high ceilings and wood burning stove, surrounded by Caithness stone. The Gaelic name translates at The Green House; this alludes not only to the outside paintwork, but also to its eco friendly green credentials - even the heating is extracted from the ground using an innovative ground source heat pump.Shops, pub and restaurant 8 miles

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living Room: With multifuel stove (fuel supplied), TV, DVD and radio/CD
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Ground source eco under floor heating, l fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available

Miscellaneous

Garden with furniture surrounded by open hills leading down to the sea. Off road parking for 2 cars.
  • Nearest town
    Lochinver
  • Shops
    8 Miles
  • Distance
    8 Miles
  • Restaurant
    8 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Garve
  • Pub
    8 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    76.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

A small shingle sea inlet lies directly below the cottage. Sit on the rocks and watch for seals and otters, or fish for pollock, ling or even the occasional sea trout. Take a walk to the point of Stoer along the spectacular cliff face, with the pounding waves below. The white shell beach at Achmelvich is simply stunning, contrasted with the emerald green waters of the Atlantic - a real undiscovered gem and ideal for bathing, canoeing and snorkelling in the crystal clear waters. With the awe inspiring Assynt Mountains on the doorstep, such as Stack Polly, Suilven, Cansip and Quinag, this area of Sutherland is a walkers and cyclists paradise. There are numerous sandy bays and inlets all along the spectacular coastal route. Nearby Locinver is an unspoilt fishing village set in a natural harbour, where seals await the return of the small fishing fleet. Enjoy a meal at the local pub or sample some of the award winning pies at the specialist pie shop and cafe. Founded at the height of the herring boom of the 18th century, the nearby town of Ullapool continues to flourish. Attractive shops and cafes line the sea front. Take a trip to the uninhabited Summer Isles and view the seals, dolphins and porpoises that frequent this wonderful shoreline. This awe inspiring wild and natural mountain area has recently been designated as the largest Geo Park in Europe.

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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