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View to the property
Clachtoll beach nearby
Kitchen
Comfy lounge with countryside views
Enjoy your meals at the dining table
Spacious double room
Relax by the cosy log burner
Twin room with views
Bathroom
View to property
Clashnessie beach nearby
Lovely countryside views from the property
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4 / 15  Comfy lounge with countryside views
5 / 15  Enjoy your meals at the dining table
6 / 15  Spacious double room
7 / 15  Relax by the cosy log burner
8 / 15  Twin room with views
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12 / 15  Lovely countryside views from the property
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Oldany Farmhouse

Lochinver(12mls N), The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
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

  • An ideally situated holiday cottage in a beautiful secluded location in the Assynt Peninsula and the Scottish Highlands
  • An ideal base for walkers, cyclists, nature-lovers and bird-watchers
  • Admire the breathtaking views and enjoy spectacular country walks and two beautiful sandy beaches nearby
Property code: SU301

Nestling in a stunning and tranquil rural location, this fantastic secluded farmhouse is a perfect destination for anyone wanting to enjoy a picturesque and relaxing Highland retreat.

Situated on the stunning Assynt Peninsula, this charming white-washed cottage enjoys far-reaching views over the valley to the moors. Located at the mid-point of the scenic single-track Assynt coast road between Lochinver and Kylesku, this rural retreat is perfect for families or friends seeking a tranquil base from which to explore the North-West Highlands. Spend the day rock pooling and playing beach games at Clashnessie Bay (4 miles) and stroll upstream to see the 15-foot cascade of Clashnessie Falls. Take in the spectacular scenery in every direction from the Drumbeg Viewpoint (1.5 miles) with panoramic views across Eddachilles Bay and spot the 17th-century Drumbeg Wreck.

Your traditional cottage has a welcoming feel, decorated in neutral tones with bright accents of colour. Many of the rooms look out onto the surrounding countryside, creating a calming and restful atmosphere for you to unwind and forget about the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Enter the property and you will find yourself in the light and airy lounge, where cosy sofas invite you to sink into them and relax in the gentle warmth of the wood burner. Pick up some local produce to prepare in the well-equipped kitchen and share family meals in the bright and airy dining room.

Heading upstairs, you will find two well-appointed bedrooms, a double and a twin and the stylish family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Step outside to admire the spectacular views from the open grounds of the cottage or spread out your blanket for a spot of stargazing in the open skies overhead. There is also ample parking and storage for outdoor equipment.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 zip-and-link twin (please specify if double or twin required)
  • Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Lounge with wood burner, TV/DVD and hi-fi
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom with shower over bath and WC Separate, WC Drying room
  • Open grounds surrounding the cottage with seating
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Fuel for the woodburner is not supplied and can be purchased in Lochinver on route to the cottage.
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Storage for outdoor equipment available
  • For short breaks please enquire
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.
  • Beach nearby
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

The area surrounding the cottage is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife spotters, with grazing deer and basking seals frequent visitors to the vicinity. There are scenic walks straight from the doorstep across moorland and through the valley to suit all ages and abilities or hop in the saddle to pedal the coastal road and take in the spectacular views. Spot whales and dolphins as you discover The Old Man or Stoer (9.5 miles), an amazing 70-metre high sea stack or wander the tranquil banks of Loch Drumbeg (1.5 miles) and try your hand at trout-fishing. Challenge yourself with a hike up Suilven (15 miles), one of the most distinctive mountains in the area.

Spend the day at one of the region's beautiful beaches. The soft golden sands at Achmelvich are perfect for sandcastle building and beach games, with clear blue water to slip your toes into. With white sands and turquoise waters, the beach at Clachtoll (7 miles) is truly stunning. Visit the ranger's hut to explore the wildlife and geology of the area or walk along the headland for panoramic views.

Jump on board the ferry from Tarbet (22 miles) to the Handa Island Wildlife Reserve. Wander the island spotting the array of wildlife that make their homes on the dramatic cliffs, including the 100,000 seabirds that return each summer to breed. Watch the playful puffins and magnificent eagles soar overhead and spot otters splashing in the waters below.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dawn 20th May 2022

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Lovely comfortable cottage. Really quite area. Great to watch the red deer in the field at the front of the house each day. 5 minutes drive to Clashnessie beach, one of the most beautiful beaches I have been on , and I have been on a few ! There is no internet or mobile signal but I think thats a bonus. You dont have to drive far to get a signal toRead more check emails each day Some lovely little individual shops and cafes not too far away that sell there own homemade ware. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 6th May 2022

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What a location no mobile phone . perfect peace no street lights or noise only the sound of birds after 6.0 clock at night

Reviewed by Vikki 28th November 2021

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Comfortable cottage in a lovely peaceful place. No internet or phone signal but there is a landline so it was not a problem for us.

Reviewed by Sarah 22nd October 2021

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Absolutely stunning location this farmhouse is really beautiful and very spacious. Very peaceful. The perfect off grid holiday to get away from it all. Extremely comfy beds, fantastic shower. So peaceful and the stags were wonderful to watch each day right in front of the property. Boot room is a godsend after all the walks to just leave everythingRead more in their to dry and stay warm. Also the heating was exceptionally efficient a very warm house. We will definitely be going back. Beautiful. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 10th September 2021

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Cottage is in a lovely location, quite remote, very peaceful and quiet. It was very clean, warm and plenty of hot water. The garden not enclosed and signage says dogs must be on a lead at all times, lots of sheep about. The scenery is beautiful and we enjoyed exploring the area. Short drive to beaches which are stunning. 3 mile drive to nearest shoRead morep and the local hotel next to the shop was only open to non residents so 12 mile drive to nearest pub in Lochinver. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 27th August 2021

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Was a beautiful cottage, in a great area. Plenty of great places to visit. Very cosy with the log burner on too.

Reviewed by Beatrice 20th August 2021

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The farmhouse is prettier in real life. We had a wonderful week exploring the Assynt peninsular, after my son recovered from the lack of WiFi! A perfect family holiday in the sunshine. The views surrounding the farmhouse are stunning.

Reviewed by Ian 13th August 2021

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Cottage sittuated in perfect location.

Reviewed by Hero 23rd July 2021

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Immaculate house in an exceptional location. Friendly and helpful host. Terrific walking, swimming and kayaking locally.

Reviewed by Martin 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Gillian 9th July 2021

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This is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. It was a pleasure to return to after a day walking or playing at nearby Clashnessie beach. The immediate vicinity of the house was great for exploring too, with a stream at the bottom of the drive for playing in. Its a great base for exploring Assynt and I would go back like a shot.

Reviewed by Michael 2nd July 2021

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Lovely, well maintained cottage in a lovely rural area. Great beaches a short distance away, nightly visits from deer and the occasional fox. Great place to get away from it all!

Reviewed by Jane 18th June 2021

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Lovely comfortable cottage. Great almost enclosed outdoor space too - excellent for the dog on a long lead.

Reviewed by Jeremy 4th June 2021

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Oldany Farmhouse is easily the best rental property we have ever stayed in. Lovely setting, beautifully refurbished, well- furnished, comfortable, spacious, well-equipped, abundant hot water, efficient central heating and everything works - although TV a bit tricky to operate! Ideally situated for exploring NW Scotland, stunning beaches nearby, almRead moreost deserted in June, and the Lochinver Larder serves fantastic fresh seafood daily, as well as their famous pies. Wholeheartedly recommended Hide

Reviewed by Peter 28th May 2021

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A very comfortable and beautifully appointed cottage with welcoming, helpful hosts.

Reviewed by George 21st May 2021

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Oldany Farmhouse is the perfect location to enjoy the spectacular attractions of Assynt. Stunning scenery, wildlife, world famous beaches, friendly welcoming locals and right at the heart of the NC500.

Reviewed by Rhona 7th May 2021

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Fantastic cottage in the perfect location. If its a peaceful break you are after then look no further! Great to have wildlife surrounding us and lots of lovely walks, we will definitely be back!

Reviewed by June 25th September 2020

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Everything was great,,,, as was listening to the local stag,, calling one another,,, certainly, this is the ideal holiday from getting away from it all, secluded private... Surrounded by wildlife, where outside world seems,,, forgotton, as Internet is variable,, this also makes you calm and focused on nature. Ideal get away from it all, holiday.

Reviewed by Colin 28th August 2020

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A well equipped, comfortable and cosy cottage in a spectacular location. Due to the location (single track, passing places etc), car travel can be tricky and time consuming but the scenery and landscape more than compensate for any inconvenience. A great location to have a "get away from it all" holiday !

Reviewed by Patrick 14th August 2020

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Location good, roomy, good facilities. Good initial response to issues although resolution took longer. Good location near to lovely beaches.

Reviewed by Deanne 31st July 2020

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A cosy cottage surrounded by wonderful scenery and an abundance of wildlife. A perfect base for exploring the area. Friendly locals, great beaches and lots of dog walking opportunities. It is a working farm and we were lucky to see some sheep shearing in the back yard. Definitely a place to relax and get away from it all.

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View to the property
Clachtoll beach nearby
Kitchen
Comfy lounge with countryside views
Enjoy your meals at the dining table
Spacious double room
Relax by the cosy log burner
Twin room with views
Bathroom
View to property
Clashnessie beach nearby
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Location

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