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Achnasheen, The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spectacular views of Wester Ross' famous scenery
  • Beautifully converted former church with classic, clean and stylish interior
  • Hillside position, overlooking Upper Loch Torridon
  • The local area offers a huge range of walking footpaths
  • Perfect location for hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking and bird watching
Property code: CA120

Enjoy views over Loch Torridon from the raised position of this lovingly converted church - the perfect unique bolthole for a family break in the Highlands.

A family home you’ll never want to leave, this converted church sits within a secluded plot in stunning surroundings on the shores of Loch Torridon, overlooked by the majestic figure of Beinn Alligin and the neighbouring peaks.

The house itself has been lovingly restored from church to cottage. Arrive via a set of steps, and you’ll see the facade blending prettily with the landscape, and inside the rooms are bright and spacious, with cosy country touches and elegant, natural decor.

On the ground floor, you’ll find the kitchen and handy boot room. A real country setup, the kitchen boasts a generous family table, all the equipment you could need to make meals for a pack of adventurers, and French doors leading out to a gravelled area, with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Further on this level is your double bedroom, a sweet, romantic room with en-suite, ideal for a little escape and some time with a good book.

On the first floor, two twin rooms offer delightful retreats, furnished with delicate colours and showing off the astounding views of the surrounding landscape. And, the heart of the home, you’ll find a bright, welcoming sitting room, the perfect place to cosy up in view of the hills and chat about the next day’s activities.

Outside the property is a small gravelled area with mountain views.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 twins
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 en-suite bathroom, 1 shower room, 1 family bathroom
  • Electric oven, gas hob, 2 fridge/freezers, dishwasher, microwave
  • Utility/boot room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Electric storage heating (electricity included)
  • TV, DVD, video player (please note there is no TV reception)
  • Please note as the property is accessed via steep steps it may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties or toddlers
  • Ample parking at the bottom of the steps and across a bridge
  • Regret no pets
  • Wifi included
  • Shop 5 miles (seasonal)
  • Torridon 8 miles, Shieldaig 12 miles

The property sits in a secluded, wooded area, right on the edge of Loch Torridon. Because of this, guests can enjoy the countryside right from the front door, with walks and trails around the loch, or a scenic drive along the minor road that snakes along this dramatic shoreline.


Beyond the loch sits the mountain range around Glen Torridon, a group of peaks that form a stunning skyline, and, for adventurous travellers, offer a few chances to bag a Munro. Start at the handy parking spot, 2 miles from the house, beneath Beinn Alligin and hike around the steep valley up to the first peak of Tom na Gruagaich.


If this is all sounds a bit too much like hard work, there's plenty to enjoy in Achnasheen (25 miles). This Ross-shire village sits on the River Bran. Take a walk around these valley lanes,or set off from Achnasheen rail station for a scenic jaunt through the Highlands.


There's also plenty to do in the lochs and waterways across the Highlands. Enjoy a tranquil spot of fishing, rent a kayak or learn to windsurf. Travel 18 miles to Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve in the heart of Wester Ross and explore the woodland or mountain trails.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Henstock August 2019

Loved this house and was perfect for a family of four, with 2 kids. The house was spacious and very clean. It was well stocked and had everything we needed. The beds were comfy and towels provided. There was also WiFi which was a nice surprise! It's in a remote location, a small hamlet but by the loch. You can easily walk down to the loch edge and Read morewhile away an hour or so. Would love to go back one day, as we liked it so much. Hide

Reviewed by Dr Heintzen July 2019

Excellent holiday house. Beautiful location in a small woodland near the seashore with nice views of the Loch. Very tastefully furnished with a really nice kitchen/dining area. One of the best holidays houses we have had in Scotland.

Reviewed by Mr Bandrowski September 2018

Superb accommodation perfect space for a large family with everything you need including very well equipped kitchen and utility room.Beautiful views over the lock and plenty of walks to enjoy in the surrounding 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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