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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
Bathroom
Twin bedroom on first floor
Garden area
Garden area
Enjoy a picnic down in the Lochinver Village
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Darrach Cottage

Lochinver, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
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
  • Perfect for walking, climbing, biking, angling and bird-watching
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
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 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.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Raish 11th September 2021

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Reviewed by DAVID 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Holly 17th July 2021

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Really lovely cottage. We had a super couple of weeks. Comfortable and cosy. Good selection of books. Kids loved tree house and trampoline. We also enjoyed tree house for its view of Suilven and for bat-watching (bats roost in the cottage roof). The view from the bench of more mountains is marvellous. View from the ground floor of the cottage is obRead morescured by sycamores. The footpath out the back to Achmelvich/closer rocky bay/pretty lochans/cairn-topped views is wonderful. Garden BBQ good too. Hide

Reviewed by Suzi 26th June 2021

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We had the most blissful week in Darrach cottage. Its such a beautiful wee spot with loads to see and do nearby. The cottage was perfect for our wee family, the boys were thrilled with all the toys in the garden and the inside had such a homely feel to it. We were sad to leave and will definitely be back. Thank you!

Reviewed by Neil 19th June 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a quiet location . Handy for Lochinver and exploring the beautifull area. Great views from the top of the garden, and handy for the walk to Achmelvich.

Reviewed by Janet 12th June 2021

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Fabulous traditional cottage in a secluded location above Lochinver. Well equipped, clean and comfortable . Ideal for a quiet getaway and relaxation.

Reviewed by Sonya 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by Karen 24th October 2020

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If you want high end luxury then this is not the place for you. However, the cottage is cosy and full of character. The location is excellent, especially for walkers. The 5km walk to Achmelvich is literally on your doorstep and is stunning !

Reviewed by Anne 10th October 2020

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Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location. Amazing garden with hammocks and a bench overlooking Lochinver. Great area for walking with spectacular scenery in every direction.

Reviewed by Sonya 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Geoffrey 19th September 2020

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A pleasant cottage in a secluded location about a mile from Lochinver. Extensive grounds leading to hidden away bench and hammock with views, perfect for relaxing. Well equipped kitchen and Sky TV (no Freeview) with limited channels. Deer nearby, not in cottage grounds as fenced On the negative side, the log burner had not been cleaned out, skirtinRead moreg boards and some light switches were dusty. There were cobwebs in some corners and my wife cleaned extensive mould from tile grout in the shower area Hide

Reviewed by Richard 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by CHRISTOPHER 22nd August 2020

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Beautiful location lovely cottage and we'll equipped. Couldn't ask for more .

Reviewed by Jay 21st September 2019

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This was an ok place to stay but not up to the standards of other cottages in the same price range I've stayed at in the Assynt area over the last few years. But a review of no more than 400 characters which is all that holidaycottages allows is a bit meaningless really as it doesn't enable one to go into even the briefest detail.

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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
Bathroom
Twin bedroom on first floor
Garden area
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Location

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