Holiday House Details
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The Old Laundry
Achfary
(2 reviews)
From £1,260 per week
Sleeps 9
5 bedrooms
3 doubles, 1 single, 1 twin

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sun 28 Apr 2019Sat 25 May 2019£1,575£475
Sun 26 May 2019Sat 01 Jun 2019£1,700£510
Sun 02 Jun 2019Sat 22 Jun 2019£1,700£510
Sun 23 Jun 2019Sat 07 Sep 2019£1,700£510
Sun 08 Sep 2019Sat 21 Sep 2019£1,700£510
Sun 22 Sep 2019Sat 05 Oct 2019£1,575£475
Sun 06 Oct 2019Sat 26 Oct 2019£1,575£475
Sun 27 Oct 2019Sat 09 Nov 2019£1,260£380
Sun 10 Nov 2019Sat 21 Dec 2019£1,260£380
Sun 22 Dec 2019Sat 28 Dec 2019£1,785£540
Sun 29 Dec 2019Sat 04 Jan 2020£2,100£630
Sun 05 Jan 2020Sat 08 Feb 2020£1,260£380
Sun 09 Feb 2020Sat 04 Apr 2020£1,260£380
Sun 05 Apr 2020Sat 25 Apr 2020£1,575£475
Sun 26 Apr 2020Sat 23 May 2020£1,575£475
Sun 24 May 2020Sat 30 May 2020£1,700£510
Sun 31 May 2020Sat 20 Jun 2020£1,700£510
Sun 21 Jun 2020Sat 05 Sep 2020£1,700£510
Sun 06 Sep 2020Sat 26 Sep 2020£1,700£510
Sun 27 Sep 2020Sat 03 Oct 2020£1,575£475
Sun 04 Oct 2020Sat 24 Oct 2020£1,575£475
Sun 25 Oct 2020Sat 07 Nov 2020£1,260£380
Sun 08 Nov 2020Mon 21 Dec 2020£1,260£380
Tue 22 Dec 2020Mon 28 Dec 2020£1,785£540
Tue 29 Dec 2020Mon 04 Jan 2021£2,100£630

Description

Price per week from £1200 to £2000.

From the outside, the Old Laundry appears to be a particularly appealing stone cottage but once inside there is a sense of gracious living and a much bigger house than you might expect. The large living room looks across the gorgeous gardens towards the hills and Loch More. An open fire makes this a truly stylish, traditional and welcoming house. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable – beds to sink into and crisp white linens so you are assured of a wonderful sleep in the peace of this stunning corner of Sutherland. The only sounds are the animals that inhabit this SSSI estate or the burn bubbling through the garden.

The new kitchen is a wonderful spacious room complete with a walk-in chill room. A lovely sun room surrounds the building and there are charming views across Loch More and to the mountains around. Nestled at the entrance to Strath Stack, the well maintained garden is enchanting with a burn running through it and in the Autumn, salmon spawn within yards of the drawing room windows. The spacious drawing room, with its extremely comfortable furniture and antiques, is made more welcoming with a lovely open fire and provides the perfect setting in which to unwind after a day outdoors. There is the added bonus of 2 hours housekeeping a day.

From here you are within easy striking distance of the cliffs and beaches of the north coast or you can explore the thousands of acres of wilderness that surround you. Whether a keen hill walker or a more modest walker, there is something for everyone here and you will be awed by the landscapes and luxury.

The Old Laundry sits at the heart of the tiny hamlet of Achfary which, complete with its own traditionally built school, is at the centre of the estate. Surrounding the house are thousands of acres of glorious wilderness and magnificent mountains and lochs – truly an extraordinary place. There is a myriad of wildlife on the estate from deer to eagles, otters and the rare black throated divers and much more. In season you can fish the hill lochs for brown trout and you can walk for miles and miles. Pristine beaches are nearby and you are only ½ hour away from the cliffs of the north at Cape Wrath.

This is a wonderful house in what must be one of the most magnificent parts of Scotland. The attentive and knowledgeable estate staff can arrange wildlife viewing trips, both on the estate and in the estate’s fully equipped boats to Handa Island and the surrounding sea lochs if conditions permit. Luxurious picnics can be arranged in remote locations. If you love the landscapes and wilderness as well as a touch of luxury at the end of the day, then this is for you!

PROPERTY CODE: N730

Layout

Ground floor: Sun room. Study/library. Dining room. Spacious sitting room with open fire. Spacious kitchen with breakfast table. Pantry. Walk-in fridge. Utility room. Second utility room. Cloakroom with WC and WHB. Sunroom. WC and WHB.

First floor (rear): Double bedroom with own shower room with WC and WHB.

First floor (middle): Twin bedroom, double/twin zip bedroom. Shower room with shower, WC and WHB. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, WC and WHB.

First floor (front): Double/twin zip bedroom with views up loch. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, WC, WHB, shower. Single bedroom.

A three bedroom annexe (1 double and 2 singles) with bathroom and sitting room is also available.

Outside: Enclosed garden with burn running through.

Included in your rent - 2 hours of daily housekeeping.

EPC Rating - F

Facilities

  • Chest freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Double door fridge freezer
  • DVD player
  • Electric cooker, hob and grill
  • Enclosed garden
  • Flat screen TV
  • Heating, electricity and soild fuel for fire included
  • IPod dock
  • Linen and towels
  • Microwave
  • Open fire
  • Range cooker
  • Walk-in fridge
  • Wi-fi - computer and printer also available
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet. Restricted to hardwood floor areas only
  • Reviews

    (2 reviews)
    The Old Laundry reviews
    As a family of 4 (two teenage children) plus 2 dogs we found a haven in the Old Laundry that ticked just about all the boxes. Tricia's welcome cake didn't last long, the only grumble we could muster was that it wasn't automatically replenished when finished! We would have had no qualms over receiving a bill from her at the end of the week for non-stop Lemon Drizzle Cake, although the waistbands would have been under immense strain. My wife and I were 99% delighted to be without a reliable internet signal (it's amazing how it has almost become one of life's necessities), the teenagers less so, but a trip back to the "good old days" where we entertained ourselves, enjoyed the great outdoors and each other's company where we actually spoke to one another turned out to be a good thing. A valuable lesson for the kids who were the better for it. The dogs loved the open grounds and the burn running through them and were, in the most part, mindful of the beautifully tended gardens - the chase after a mouse through one of the borders was a low point admittedly but a bottle of bubbly as an apology for the understandably irritated gardener seem to help put matters right along with our reassurance that we were as appreciative of her horticultural efforts as she has every right to be, they are a wonderful part of the "Achfary experience". If you like the hustle and bustle of modern day life or you want to at least have it close by in case of any withdrawal then The Old Laundry is not for you. If you want a very comfortably appointed place, almost in the middle of nowhere, to stay for a break away from all that then it is.
    Mr Rae - July 2018
    If you are looking for a top spec property with doorstep access to some of the most beautiful walks and views in Sutherland then I cannot imagine anywhere else that would exceed the offerings of The Old Laundry. Head out of the front door and you can walk around Loch More, up a steep climb and you have breathtaking views, drop back into the glen and you are in amongst a variety of lochs, overshadowed by the looming mountains above. From the rear of the property you can head straight up the forestry track and either skirt the foot of Ben Stack to a variety of hill lochs or take the route to the summit. A short drive towards Scourie or the coast past kinlochbervie and you arrive at the tropical beaches, albeit with sea temperatures a tad lower those those of the West Indies that they imitate . As for the property, everything is a cut above the norm and the housekeeper was a surprising but very welcome extra who made sure everything was in order and made up the open fire each day. Loved it and can’t wait to come back in warmer seasons to fish all the hill lochs.
    Mr Wight - March 2018

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    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%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    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.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

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