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Make a holiday cottage in Lochinver your home away from home

Lochinver holiday cottages are the perfect way to enjoy all the Highlands have to offer. This cosy coastal village in the Assynt district is actually the second-largest fishing port in Scotland. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of local and nearby activities or just kick back and unwind from the everyday hustle and bustle. HomeAway holiday cottages in Lochinver display traditional whitewashed exteriors that conceal fully modern interiors. Accommodations sleep anywhere from 2 to 7 people, so it’s possible to travel with a group. Amenities can include linens, lawn toys, broadband or Wi-Fi and these charming properties can be found conveniently close to town, or further out for a more peaceful setting.

Things to do

-Beaches: Achmelvich Beach is an unexpected treat. This slice of heaven is a Caribbean-style beach with white sands and blue, albeit chilly, water. The beach can be reached via a single track road three miles north west from Lochinver. It’s a popular area for windsurfing, water-skiing, fishing and also hiking. If the family pet has been included in the party staying in a Lochinver holiday home, please note dogs are not allowed on Achmelvich beach.

-Sightseeing: The drive along Drumbeg Loop is known for its stunning views and hairpin turns. This single track road is to be savoured with plenty of stops to enjoy the sights, but not recommended if time is precious. Visitors report feeling on the edge of their seat, as oncoming traffic cannot be seen at times, and drivers may need to reverse so others can get by.

-Local culture: The fish market is a main attraction as fishing constitutes the major economic force in the area. Crews from Europe and the local area make this the one of the busiest harbours in Scotland. Visitors may be inspired to try their own luck in the many surrounding fishing spots.

-Natural attractions: Although it’s hard to miss, a trip to view Suilven is a must for all Lochinver holiday cottage guests. Described as the most interesting mountain in Scotland, it actually presents very different views from all angles. Although a few good feet away from qualifying as a Munroe (mountains over 3,000 feet), it is a challenging climb for anyone who wants to tackle it rather than just view its many faces.

-Day trips: Highland Stoneware is open for tours where visitors can see craftsmen create unique, hand-painted pottery pieces. The pottery dates back almost 30 years and even makes its own clay. There’s a shop to browse and although sadly, no on-site café, there are plenty of places for refreshments nearby.

Weather in Lochinver

Visitors to Lochinver will enjoy a temperate climate. The average temperature is around 8°C with lows dipping down to zero in the winter and reaching more than 15°C in the summer. The area also sees a lot of precipitation; on average 112mm per year. The driest time is in summer with less than ten rainy days per month and the wettest months are in winter with about 12 rainy days monthly. HomeAway holiday cottages in Lochinver come with gardens and fireplaces, so guests can be comfortable no matter what the weather.

Travel to Lochinver

Travel to Lochinver holiday homes is best accomplished by road. The nearest train station and airport are each about 100 miles away in Inverness, and travel to Lochinver is on either A835 or A837 to the North West. Edinburgh is 246 miles away with the route being the A9/A835. Glasgow is 260 miles away and also takes the A9/A835 route north. There is some public transit service from Inverness, with a transfer in Ullapool, so availability and schedules should be checked well in advance.

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Recent Reviews

Charming, welcoming, great views

5 of 5
A lovely cottage that was clearly described and came with easy to follow directions (and we arrived in the dark). Very comfortable, a home from home with everything you would need as well as having an Internet connection that worked well throughout our short stay. A great place to use, to explore the Highlands, very clean and tidy. I would come again as its so spacious and welcoming.
  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

Heavenly house and holiday

5 of 5
We had a wonderful week in Achiltibuie. The house is idyllic and the views even more so. Beautiful art work and homely touches make this a real home away from home. We stayed out of season and although there wasn't that much open we still entertained ourselves in the breathtaking scenery and enjoyed our visits to Am Furan; the Lochinver Larder; the Ceilidh Place and the Deli in Ullapool . We also had delicious fresh salmon from Achiltibuie Stores. More than we expected in every sense.
  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Tranquil, spacious and well equipped holiday home

5 of 5
We have had two fantastic breaks with friends at this house and would return again and again if we could! The house is spacious and sits in a tranquil setting just above the beach. It is exceptionally comfortable and warm, beautifully decorated and has a very well equipped kitchen. The house has a gorgeous view of Clashnessie Bay and the sandy beach is only a couple of minutes' walk away - our children spent many happy afternoons building sandcastles and playing games there. We also enjoyed all that the surrounding area had to offer including fabulous moorland walks, trips to the waterfall, fishing expeditions and even a boat trip to see the seals. We would highly recommend the house for families as it is the perfect base for a holiday.
  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015