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View from the lounge
Sunset from the property
Stunning views over the bay
Enjoy the antics of the local wildlife
Relax and enjoy the views from lounge
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Twin room
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Macleod Chalet

Lochinver (1.5mls SW), The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A charming chalet in a tranquil scenic location
  • Admire the breathtaking views across the picturesque bay
  • Perfect for watching birds, otters, deer, seals and other wildlife
  • Just a short drive from the lovely village of Lochinver
  • Perfect for walking, hiking and cycling in this fantastic area
  • A stunning and relaxing area with beautiful landscapes
Property code: SU306

Perfect for exploring the beaches and hills of Sutherland, this charming timber chalet is set in an idyllic and secluded waterside location with glorious uninterrupted views over the sheltered bay.

Enjoying a waterside location in the small settlement of Inverkirkaig, this two-bedroom lodge is perfect for families seeking a tranquil retreat to discover the abundant wildlife and glorious landscapes of the Assynt Peninsula. Spot otters and seals enjoying the clear waters of sea loch, Loch Kirkaig or have a stone-skimming competition from the pebble beach. Venture into the nearby village of Lochinver (2.5 miles) and dine in one of the award-winning restaurants serving local produce and freshly caught fish. Further afield, hop on the ferry to the wilderness of Cape Wrath (53 miles) for spectacular scenery, whale-watching opportunities and skies full of puffins, guillemots and razor bills.

One of an exclusive collection of holiday lodges in this lochside location, your timber lodge has a warm and homely feel, with timber walls throughout and bright soft furnishings adding accents of colour. From the windows enjoy picturesque views of the surrounding countryside or onto the peaceful water, giving a sense of unity with the natural surroundings and enhancing the feeling of rest and tranquillity within the lodge.

Enter your holiday cottage through the front door and step into the open-plan interior. Conjure up a tasty meal in the well-designed kitchen area to share at the centrally positioned dining table. Snuggle up on the sofa and relax after a busy day of outdoor activities with a family film or simply watch the colours changing on the water outside. When it’s time for bed, there are two comfortable bedrooms, a cosy double and a pretty twin. There is also the family bathroom with shower over corner bath.

Outside, the south-facing veranda leads to the front garden where you can sit and unwind watching the otters swim in the sea loch. There is parking for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin bedroom
  • Kitchen area with oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave
  • Lounge with TV, DVD and CD
  • Bathroom with shower over corner bath and WC 
  • South-facing veranda and front garden with seating
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Electric included
  • Wi-Fi  included
  • Land line available for UK calls only
  • Regret no pets
  • Please note: due to the height of the decking, small children must be supervised by an adult
  • Arrival: 4pm

The area surrounding the lodge is a haven for nature lovers, with otters and seals frequent visitors to the sea loch and deer can be spotted grazing in the surrounding hills. Spend evenings watching the seabirds swooping overhead and keep your eyes peeled for elusive eagles. Stroll from your lodge along the banks of the loch for an early evening walk or take to the clear waters on a canoe or kayak. Make sure you follow the path through the woodlands and across the heather moorland to reach the Falls of Kirkaig, a stunning 20m high cascade that tumbles through the rocky ravine.

Lace up your walking boots to explore the stunning scenery of the Assynt Peninsula. Walk the Quinag ridgeway (15.5 miles) crossing three mountains all with distinct characters and terrain and be rewarded with views over Assynt's lochs and lochans. Challenge yourself with a climb up Suilven (3.5 miles), the 731m mountain that dominates the landscape or enjoy staggering views across to the Summer Islands and Assynt as you reach the summit of Stac Pollaidh (13 miles).

Try your hand at a new water sport at one of the nearby beaches with water-skiing, canoeing, kayaking and diving all on offer. Build sandcastles on the white sand of Clachtoll Beach (8.5 miles) or paddle in its clear waters. Water sports galore await you at Achmelvich Bay (6.5 miles) with the wide expanse of bay popular with windsurfers and water skiiers. For a less adrenaline-fuelled visit, cast your rod into the sea for a spot of fishing or walk around the headland for stunning coastal views.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 17th August 2019

Lovely chalet. Ideal for getting away from it all. Fully equipped and with wonderful views over the bay and all the wildlife that brings. Handily placed for walking and for the facilities in Lochinver. Didnt really want to leave.

Reviewed by Willy 22nd June 2019

Wonderful logcabin with beautiful views.

Reviewed by Jeremy 15th June 2019

A really well-equipped and comfortable lodge with stunning views of the sea loch.

Reviewed by Gez 8th June 2019

Comfortable Lodge in a beautiful location with lots of wildlife to see from the large window or from the decking.

Reviewed by Jan 1st June 2019

It was a cozy and clean cottage with everything you need for a vacation. But the best is the view and the unbelieveable surroundings. You can see so many birds at the feeder and on the sea when the tide changes everything. We recommend it and will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Robert 25th May 2019

Lovely cottage in superb location, right on the bay. Very quiet and surrounded by wildlife. Very comfortable and very well-equipped.

Reviewed by Stephen 15th September 2018

Macleod Chalet is a well thought out and very good value for a stay in this incredible area. The chalet is well equipped and a very comfortable place to go back to after exploring for the day. The views are great and the local wildlife come to your door. A place to return to.

Reviewed by Tim 8th September 2018

Astonishing views, we watched autumn arrive across the Loch. Dear and sheep in the garden keeping the grass cut and nibbling on wind fall apples. The ideal autumn break, quiet and relaxing with loads of fantastic walks and almost deserted beaches. Will be booking for next year as soon as possible.

Reviewed by Nigel 25th August 2018

The cottage is ideal for a get away and price is reasonable. Recommended

Reviewed by Alistair 4th August 2018

Great cottage, well equipped and comfortable with everything working well. Nice views across the Loch too. A very nice stay despite the weather!

Reviewed by Hans & Willy 23rd June 2018

We loved the property the moment we stepped inside. The view is outstanding and the house itself is very cosy and warm.

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Views of the property
View from the lounge
Sunset from the property
Stunning views over the bay
Enjoy the antics of the local wildlife
Relax and enjoy the views from lounge
Double room
Twin room
View from the decking
View from the property
Show 1 moreViews towards the lodges


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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