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View towards the property
Lounge with log burner
Comfy lounge with views
Kitchen
Dining room
Spacious double room
Twin room with views
Bathroom
View to property
Clashnessie beach nearby
View from the property
Clachtoll beach nearby
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Oldany Farmhouse

Lochinver(12mls N), The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
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
  • Close to the charming village of Lochinver with selection of shops and restaurants
  • Perfect for exploring 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
  • Close to two beautiful sandy beaches
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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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 tot he cottage.
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Storage for outdoor equipment available
  • For short breaks please enquire
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.
  • Beach nearby
  • Arrival time of 5pm with a departure of 12pm

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.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.9
Overall equipment
4.2
Overall comfort
4.7
Overall location
4.6

Reviewed by Mark 21st September 2019

Very well equipped, comfortable cottage. Lashings of hot water. A very nice wood burner. Great kitchen and bathroom. If its peace and quiet your after this is the perfect place.

Reviewed by George 30th August 2019

Lovely comfortable cottage ideally located for exploring Assynt and the surrounding area. Close to hills and world famous beaches. Wildlife literally out side the window (red deer) seals

Reviewed by Chris 16th August 2019

Comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage in a stunning location. Seals and deer abound. Although remote, there is a good village shop in Oldany. Access is via a single carriageway road with ample passing places.

Reviewed by Walter 19th July 2019

Very nice cottage. I know the area very well and have been going over 40 years and love it although first time Ive stayed in Drumbeg. You do need the car or bikes to do everything tho - as there are no walks or beaches right on doorstep so very dependant on driver. Even pub and shop is a 3 mile round walk. For peace and quiet it is superb.

Reviewed by Annette 12th July 2019

Great location, good house would recommend although note comments above.

Reviewed by Lesley 21st June 2019

Excellent stay at this brilliant property. Very well equipped right down to the last details esp in the kitchen with utensils and equipment. Spotlessly clean on arrival, very comfortable. The beds were super comfy and it was a pleasure to stay here. This property has been the best rental holiday home we have ever stayed in. The location is very peaRead moreceful, just what you want if you need to get away from the hustle and bustle. Deer were in the front garden every night from 10pm. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 31st May 2019

This cottage is fantastic. Great location if you like to get away from crowds and enjoy the outdoors and wildlife. The cottage itself is spacious and very comfortable. Can't really fault it, but you do have to be prepared to use your car as it's located on single track road 30 minutes away from the main road and going in the other direction, 30 minRead moreutes from the nearest small town, Lochinver. For us it was ideal. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 17th May 2019

A comfortable and homely cottage in a beautiful location. The perfect place for a peaceful getaway.

Reviewed by Christopher 26th April 2019

Superb location

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View towards the property
Lounge with log burner
Comfy lounge with views
Kitchen
Dining room
Spacious double room
Twin room with views
Bathroom
View to property
Clashnessie beach nearby
View from the property
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Location

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