Holiday House Details
(7 reviews)
From £1,450 per week
Sleeps 10
5 bedrooms
1 double, 4 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£1,800£540
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£1,900£570
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£1,800£540
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£1,550£465
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£1,550£465
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£1,500£450
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£1,450£435
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£1,700£510
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£2,000£600
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£1,450£435
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£1,500£450
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£1,550£465
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£1,550£465
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£1,650£495
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£1,800£540
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£1,900£570
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£1,800£540
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£1,550£465
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£1,550£465
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£1,500£450
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£1,450£435
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£1,700£510
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£2,000£600


This magnificently situated house sits on the hill above Lochinver on Scotland’s beautiful west coast and has glorious views across the sea and to the great mountains of Sutherland such as Canisp and Suilven. It is hard to better the landscapes and yet nearby you have the facilities of Lochinver village and even a fabulous hotel and restaurant in walking distance at the Inver Lodge Hotel.

The house is newly refurbished and offers spacious, light and fresh rooms throughout – perfect for family holidays or fishing parties. It is a roomy house with big rooms and plenty of light to enjoy those fabulous views.  A large kitchen with extra pantries, utility room and cloakroom is a great place to magic up large meals and the separate dining room a perfect spot to enjoy them and the views as well as a welcoming open fire. From the hall French doors lead out to a patio where you can relish a summer evening drink looking across the hills.

Upstairs the bedrooms are extremely comfortable and most have delightful views. One twin room is smaller than the others and ideal for children.  It is a peaceful place, surrounded by wild country and no sounds of traffic. The area is simply beautiful and there are numerous fine beaches, a nature reserve on Handa Island , salmon and trout fishing that is available locally or a glorious drive to  see the spectacle of the romantic surrounding Summer Isles.

A wonderful place this and one where you will be sad to leave and long to return.



Ground floor:

Large hallway. Sitting room.  Dining room. TV/Snug,  Kitchen. Utility room and pantry. 2 separate WCs

First floor:

King sized bedroom with en suite bathroom: bath with shower over, wc & whb. Three twin bedrooms.

2 Family bathrooms with wc & whb.

Attic room:

Twin bedroom, ideal for children.


Highland garden with some lawn open to hills.  Patio area. Ample parking. 

Please note:

  • There is a Pay-phone
  • There is a private water supply
  • EPC Rating - D


  • Lochinver walking distance with shops, pub and restaurants.
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Electric cooker
  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview
  • Fridge
  • Heating and all energy included
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Open fire - all logs supplied
  • Upright freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (7 reviews)
    Iolaire reviews
    As a group of retired men (fishers, walkers and cyclists) we had a great time at Iolaire. The house itself is a lovely place to stay with nearly every amenity required. An outdoor barbecue would be a handy addition. The addition of a second shower was a surprise - most welcome!! This made a huge difference although another in the third bathroom would be even better. The kitchen was very well supplied with all types crockery, cutlery and other gadgets to aid making meals. The house was beautifully clean and comfortable and, with our own stock of wine and whisky, we had little reason to leave it in the evenings. Although the weather wasn't great we didn't have to use the fire in the living room. Two of us had a couple of days fishing for trout, and although we had little success, were delighted to be told that the Inver Lodge hotel and Iolaire guests were able to book a boat on three of the local lochs free of charge. Another two of the guys climbed Suilven and confessed to having one of their most tiring days ever. Great house and an area with so much to do. P.S. We had a lovely meal of fresh prawns bought from one of the fishermen on the pier for a pittance.
    Mr Anderson - June 2019
    Nine mainly rather ancient geologists spent a week doing the less energetic geo walks in the BGS publication 'Landscapes of Assynt', also visiting Coigach, Stac Polly, the Old Man of Stoer, Glencanisp, the Clashnessie waterfall, and Handa Island, further north. The Loch Glencoul boat trip from Kylesku was a bit pricey, but excellent Iolaire is a very impressive and comfortable house, excellently appointed, and in mint condition, with magnificent views of Suilven and the sea. Our group self catering went very well after a meal at the Culag Hotel on the first night, and with take-away venison pies from the Lochinver Larder forming the basis of another. Kitchen facilities at Iolaire are excellent, and we fed and watered ourselves almost too well, on groceries brought from Inverness. In retrospect, having little spare room in the cars we rented at Inverness Airport, we could have done our shopping in the butchers and the Spar grocery in Lochinver, though some pre-ordering might be advisable. The scenery in Assynt is simply out of this world, and the weather during our week was superb; even so the midges had not appeared!
    Mr Stickland - May 2019
    Iolaire is one of the best holiday houses we have stayed in. It is spacious, well equipped and the views of Suilven mountain were spectacular. We would have liked more rails to hang wet towels on and somewhere to store bikes but otherwise we had no complaints
    Miss Lees - April 2019
    Where to start? A fantastic huge house with plenty space for everyone - there were nine of us aged 3-59. The house has everything you need and we alllapped up the views out to sea and across to Suilvan. Its easy to walk into Lochinver for shopping, a meal at the famous Lochinver Pie Shop or along to the harbour. Lots of great drives and places to see and things to do within easy reach: Kylesku for lunch and a boat trip, beaches at Acmelvich and Clachtoll, Achins bookshop, or history buffs can visit the caves at Inchnadamph and the Iron Age Broch at Clachtoll.
    Mr Sneddon - August 2018
    Iolaire was as good as the first time. Its a exceptional location with stunning views of the Suilven. There were even deer around the house. Minor detail more showers in the house would be nice
    Mr Darras - March 2018
    This house is truly special. Sitting high above Lochinver, those who stay there have amazing views of Canisp and Suilven, and even peeks of the outher mountains. The inside is gracious, and there is so much room for ten people to move around in, from a two-room kitchen to a large dining room and comfortable living room. The utility room has a very efficient pulley-rack for drying clothes. The outside area could do with some furniture, which we were told had been ordered. All the bedrooms are spacious, many with supurb views. The manager at the local hotel was very responsive, the kitchen well stocked and the beds very comfortable. We were very happy with our stay, and recommend Iolaire with enthusiasm. It is a great location from which to explore the Scottish Highlands. We recommend the Lochinver Larder and The Caberfeidh for lunch and dinners, and ask when the live music is on - it was great! The local visitor center by the Lochinver Bunkhouse and Cafe is an excellent resource.
    Ms Bartholomew - August 2017
    We enjoyed our 5 nights in Iolaire. The house was comfortable, spacious and well equipped. Upstairs there are 3 bathrooms, one with shower over bath, and 2 ground floor WCs. We sat one evening in the drawing room marvelling at the views of Suilven in the changing light, and watching deer grazing in the grounds beside the house. The location is private but within a few minutes driving of Lochinver village, with its local grocery shops and restaurants - booking advisable. (The unique pies in Lochinver Larder are well worth checking out!). We would particularly recommend a day trip to Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point of the British mainland; fly fishing with Stewart Yates of Assynt Fishing; and a visit to Clashnessie Beach. Assynt Visitor Centre was very helpful, while the Leisure Centre near the harbour was most welcoming to children on wet days!
    Mr Richmond - July 2016

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    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

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    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

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