View towards the property
Spectacular views from Lochinver Village
Lounge with woodburner
Cook up an evening meal in the kitchen
Another view of the kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom on first floor
Twin bedroom on first floor
Garden area
Garden area
Enjoy a picnic down in the Lochinver Village
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2 / 13  Spectacular views from Lochinver Village
3 / 13  Lounge with woodburner
4 / 13  Cook up an evening meal in the kitchen
5 / 13  Another view of the kitchen
6 / 13  Double bedroom
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8 / 13  Double bedroom on first floor
9 / 13  Bathroom
10 / 13  Twin bedroom on first floor
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13 / 13  Enjoy a picnic down in the Lochinver Village

Darrach Cottage

Lochinver, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • This charming holiday home is ideally situated in the tranquil village of Lochinver
  • Admire the wonderful views across to the mountain peaks of Suilven and Canisp
  • Explore Assynt, a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Visit popular destinations including Cape Wrath and Ullapool
  • Perfect for walking, climbing, biking, angling and bird-watching
  • An ideal base for making the most of this fantastic unspoilt area
Property code: SU303

Nestling in an idyllic secluded location with wonderful views over the water to the surrounding mountains, this charming detached cottage makes a delightful family holiday or peaceful romantic getaway.

Set in several acres of grounds on the edge of the picturesque village of Lochinver, this traditional three-bedroom cottage is ideal for families seeking a comfortable base from which to explore the Assynt Peninsula and the Sutherland coastline. Wander through the village, browsing the independent stores and feasting on one of the famous Lochinver pies; watch the fishermen unload their catches at the busy harbour and pick up a souvenir in the Highland Stoneware pottery. Hire a kayak and take to the clear waters of Loch Inver (3 miles) for a paddle around the tiny islands that dot the loch or head inland for a hike up Stac Pollaidh (16.5 miles) to be rewarded with magnificent views across the Highlands.

This traditional white-washed cottage has a warm and welcoming feel to it, with soft neutral tones and wooden details to complement the surrounding open countryside. Stripped floors, exposed ceiling beams and a warming wood burner make the cottage an inviting space to relax in and forget the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Step through the front door and into the spacious lounge/diner where comfortable sofas invite you to sink into them after a long day of exploration. Light the wood burner and enjoy a leisurely meal at the dining table enjoying its gentle warmth. Pick up some local produce in the village to cook a great evening meal in the well-appointed kitchen. The first of the bedrooms is on this level, a cosy double with exposed beams.

Heading upstairs are a further two bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings, and the family bathroom. The charming twin bedroom enjoys countryside views, and there is a pretty double with en-suite shower room.

Outside, relax and unwind in the lovely grounds which extend to several acres. Younger guests will enjoy the play area and treehouse. Unwind in the seating area with a glass of your favourite tipple or follow the paths that lead to a viewpoint for you to appreciate the spectacular surroundings.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 double and 1 twin  (maximum occupancy 4)
  • Kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Lounge with wood burner (first bag of coal and kindlers provided),
  • TV and hi-fi
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC  1 en-suite WC 
  • Enclosed grounds encompass several wooded acres with sitting area, lawn with play equipment, tree house, paths and viewpoint 
  • Electric included
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no short breaks
  • Shops, restaurants and hotels within walking distance
  • Arrival: 4pm

Only a short walk from the Highland Stoneware pottery, your cottage is perfectly located to enjoy the secluded location, yet less than a mile from the shops, restaurants and pubs of Lochinver village. You have acres of grounds to explore and there are plenty of walks from the doorstep to suit all abilities. Enjoy the views across to Suilven (1 mile) from Loch Inver as you ramble along the edge of the sea loch or challenge yourself with a hike up the mountain itself. Walk through the limestone valley to explore the ancient caves at Inchnadamph Bone Caves (12.5 miles) where excavations have found the remains of arctic foxes, lynx and polar bear.

Discover some of the lovely beaches in the area. Achmelvich Bay (4 miles) with its stunning golden sands is a popular destination with visitors. Try your hand at water skiing, windsurfing and sea kayaking from the beach or spot dolphins and porpoises in the clear waters. Play a game of beach cricket on the white sands of Clachtoll beach (6 miles) and have a paddle in the clear turquoise waters. Walk from the beach to Stoer Head Lighthouse and continue around the coastline to The Old Man of Stoer.

Take time to explore the North West Highlands UNESCO Geopark (15 miles) and discover more about the unique landscape and geology of the region. Follow the Rock Route along Knockan Crag (24 miles) to appreciate the fabulous landscape and incredible views. Pause to read the poems inscribed on slabs of stone and find the perfect picnic spot to take in your surroundings. Find out more about the geology of the area at the exhibition centre in Unapool (17 miles) and see where history and geology combine at Loch Assynt (9.5 miles). Explore the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, examine the impact of the Moine Thrust and discover the legend of the loch's mermaid.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lilias 14th September 2019

Great location, well equipped ottage with child friendly garden area. Stunning scenery and walks.

Reviewed by S 27th July 2019

Pleasantly located and private a few walkers through back of property, not much choice of places to eat out on evening ,nice craft market on Fridays in village hall. Our beds were very comfortable we slept well, the weather attracted lots of midges and be aware of ticks

Reviewed by Alison 20th July 2019

Fantastic wee cottage in a lovely location. Fantastic walking and cycling. Cosy, well appointed but expect midges and clegs. Be prepared for all weather and bring robust footwear and a swimming costume.

Reviewed by Jennifer 25th May 2019

A lovely bothy-like cottage entirely set in woodland with deer and other wildlife close by. Well equipped. Peaceful and quiet. Fantastic location. We had a lovely, relaxed holiday - enjoying sunshine outside the front in the mornings. Partial views from upstairs windows. Quaint and comfortable inside. Steep staircase maybe makes it unsuitable for oRead morelder people. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 4th May 2019

Beautiful countryside to explore. The cottage is secluded and away from traffic and main routes.

Reviewed by Maida 27th April 2019

this is a delightful cottage with magnificent views. It is in an idyllic situation and one is deafened by birdsong but no other intrusive noise.

Reviewed by Matthew 13th April 2019

We are repeat guests at the cottage and love the location and easy access for walks and Lochinver village for use of local services, all a short walk away. Hope to be back again soon.

Reviewed by Malcolm 15th September 2018

For anyone wanting a "Bolthole" from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Darrach cottage is the perfect place. It's peaceful location is ideal and yet not too far from the local amenities of Lochinver. During our stay we didn't require all the heaters to be on but there were certainly plenty should we have needed them.

Reviewed by Geraldine 14th July 2018

Very nice cottage, located near Lochinver. A 20 minutes walk brings you to the small village. Well equiped kitchen, nice bedrooms and bathroom. You feel immediately at home when entering the house. The garden around the house gives you the feeling that you are all alone on this planet, nice!

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View towards the property
Spectacular views from Lochinver Village
Lounge with woodburner
Cook up an evening meal in the kitchen
Another view of the kitchen
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom on first floor
Twin bedroom on first floor
Garden area
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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