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Taigh na Fraoch, a haven of comfort amidst the rugged beauty of Assynt

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Lairg - Taigh na Fraoch

3 bedroom 4* holiday cottage with panoramic mountain views

The cottage nestles into the heather covered moorland amidst the dramatic scenery of beautiful, unspoilt Assynt on the west coast of Sutherland. Quinag and the more northerly mountains can be seen from the house and by walking to the top of the garden and climbing the stile, the effort is repaid tenfold by views of the classic Assynt arc of hills and Clashnessie waterfall. A short walk enables the visitor to enjoy the sweeping, sandy beach of Clasnessie Bay. The popular fishing village of Lochinver with its shops and restaurants is around eight miles away with the nearest city of Inverness a 2 hour drive.

There is a large enclosed garden which is mainly grass, heather and rock, with stone seats to allow the visitor to enjoy the magnificent views. Deer are regular visitors to this area and can sometimes be spotted on the skyline. The accommodation itself is on 2 levels, with good access for those who are less active and aims to provide all the comforts of home.

Cottage information

The cottage sleeps a maximum of six in three bedrooms. It has total control central heating. As mobile phone reception can be limited there is a payphone for the use of guests. There is also free Wi Fi internet access.

Rooms (sleeps 5/6)

Ground Floor

Bedroom with single bed and guest bed underneath

Shower room

Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer

Well equipped kitchen

Lounge with leather couches, freeview satellite television, dvd player, option of electric stove or open fire

Dining area with additional comfortable seating, freeview satellite television, dvd player and stereo system.

Porch with electric boot warmers and rack for fishing rods

First Floor

Twin bedroom


Double bedroom


The house has a selection of dvds, books, cds, games and jigsaws for the enjoyment of guests. For those who enjoy walking and birdwatching there are also binoculars and maps. There are several stone seats in the garden from which visitors can sit and enjoy the view.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Rona Sutherland
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Clashnessie Bay
Car: necessary

tLocated on the spectacular North Coast 500 route, the area is ideal for hill walking with some of the most beautiful hills in Scotland such as Suilven, Quinag and Foinaven to name but a few. For those who prefer low level walks there are a wealth of peat roads and paths. During the summer there are ranger led walks in the area. The area is also rich in wildlife, with regular sightings of deer, seals, dolphins, arctic skua, black throated divers, puffins, razorbills and guillemots among others.

For those with canoes or boats there are numerous opportunities for canoeing, sailing and other watersports in the area both on the lochs and in the sea. The Summer Isles are within travelling distance.

Cyclists are also attracted to the area as the Assynt coastal road is said to be one of the most challenging road routes in Britain.

Geologists will also find a lot to interest them with the Moine thrust and may wish to visit the NW highlands geopark at Knockan Crag.

Keen fishermen /women will enjoy fishing for brown trout in the many hill lochs. Permits are available from the Tourist Information in Lochinver. There is also a stocked rainbow trout fishery at Lagg and salmon fishing in the area. Mackerel and Pollack can also be caught either from the shore or by boat.

Lochinver has a small gift /outdoor shop, picture gallery and also is the site of the Highland Stoneware Factory where you can watch them making pottery. There are also restaurants and a leisure centre (without swimming pool) in the village. Throughout the year the village hall hosts various concerts/events. Every summer the village also runs the Assynt Highland Games for those who are athletic or just like to watch others getting tired!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lairg, Northern Scottish Highlands

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Peak Season
18 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

30% of total rent

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lairg in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , single bed and guest bed underneath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
Whats Included Electricity, heating, a starter pack of logs and kindling, cleaning/laundry products, bed linen and towels are included in the rental price. Basic staples such as tea, coffee, salt, pepper, olive oil, sugar are also included.

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