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View towards the property
Stunning countryside and seaviews from the property
Views from the property
Old fashioned lounge but full of character
Relax in front of the woodburner and watch TV
Views from the kitchen
Kitchen area
Kitchen/diner
Comfy double bedroom
Twin bedroom with views over the countryside
Lovely sandy Clachtoll beach within driving distance
Clachtoll beach within driving distance
Enjoy a leisurely stroll to Culkein beach
1 / 13  View towards the property
2 / 13  Stunning countryside and seaviews from the property
3 / 13  Views from the property
4 / 13  Old fashioned lounge but full of character
5 / 13  Relax in front of the woodburner and watch TV
6 / 13  Views from the kitchen
7 / 13  Kitchen area
8 / 13  Kitchen/diner
9 / 13  Comfy double bedroom
10 / 13  Twin bedroom with views over the countryside
11 / 13  Lovely sandy Clachtoll beach within driving distance
12 / 13  Clachtoll beach within driving distance
13 / 13  Enjoy a leisurely stroll to Culkein beach

19th Century Schoolhouse

Lochinver (10mls NW), The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
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At a glance

  • A  lovely 19th century cottage quite old-fashioned but full of charm and character with cosy wood burner
  • Secluded cottage ideal for getting away from it all in beautiful remote part of the Highlands
  • Relax in the garden and enjoy stunning views of the sea and mountains or take a stroll along one of the beautiful beaches

 

Property code: SU187

With superb country and sea views, and perfectly situated in a secluded and tranquil location, this cosy and welcoming 19th century detached cottage is an ideal Highland retreat.

This Highland hideaway is charmingly traditional and features unparalleled country and coastal views due to its secluded and peaceful location. Perfect for a small family wanting a break from their busy schedules, here you will be free to enjoy the simple pleasures in life: watching the birds, listening to the sound of the ocean and spending time with up to two of your best four-legged friends. Guests to this pretty whitewashed cottage can expect to feel rested and rejuvenated after their short break here.

A former 19th-century school house, this property is packed with period features and has been sympathetically modernised to ensure its character remains. The bright white walls and ceiling in the lounge give the room a feeling of space and light, with a woodburner and dark-wood fire surround taking centre stage. A shelf running the length of the room groans under the weight of hard-backed books, positioned above squishy sofas that invite you to curl up on them and read. The two cosy bedrooms feature well-positioned comfortable beds that allow you to take in the beautiful views whilst enjoying a lazy breakfast.

The village of Lochinver is just under 10 miles away and was named by The Guardian as Scotland’s new foodie hotspot, with world-renowned chef Albert Roux having recently taken over the kitchens at Inver Lodge restaurant there. The sandy beach of Culkein can be found within a mile of the property and would be a wonderful spot for a game of fetch with Fido or to simply sit and daydream with a flask of coffee to keep your hands warm on chilly days. The falls of Kirkaig are a 17-mile drive and here you can walk up a beautiful wooden glen to catch sight of this most impressive waterfall.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Kitchen with electric oven/hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Lounge with wood burner, TV and sofa bed
  • Bathroom with shower cubicle & WC
  • Garden area with garden benches
  • Electric included
  • Bed Linen and towels not included - Please bring your own
  • Solid fuel can be purchased locally
  • Shops 9 miles
  • Ample off-road parking beside the cottage. Please note the property drive is shared access with the adjacent crofting land.
  • 2 dogs welcome  

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Eileen 2nd October 2021

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Cottage was all as advertised and more...had everything we needed - including great vacuum cleaner (not a Henry thank goodness!) wonderfully warm and cosy. Local beach was nearer than we thought... Would definitely return thank you !

Reviewed by Andrew 17th July 2021

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Lovely cottage in a wonderful location. We had lovely weather too.

Reviewed by Kenneth 5th June 2021

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Loved the remote location, the eclectic charm and of course the wood burner. Great location with plenty beautiful beaches to visit and walks.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 29th May 2021

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Very clean and well equipped, most furniture really comfy however we found the beds hard and not comfortable. Fence could do with upgrading, as it is sagging and a medium/larger dog can easily jump it . Fresh milk and bread difficult to come by so go well prepared! Lovely area, spectacular scenery and great weather made it a great week.

Reviewed by Colin 15th May 2021

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A lovely cottage in a perfect setting, very enjoyable place to relax on holiday. Very clean and well laid out, everything you need for your holiday. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Margaret 3rd October 2020

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We loved the location, views and remoteness of this property. Everything was spot on, basic but adequate, warm and cosy and a perfect break away from it all. Clachtoll beach well worth checking out and Achmelvich is beautiful. Take plenty of logs for the fire!

Reviewed by Val 12th September 2020

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Difficult to say. The cottage sits very close to another one. It has no views from the living room. It looks prettier than it is. No solid fuel at all provided so we left what we had leftover for the next guests.

Reviewed by Julia 29th August 2020

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Lovely cottage best suited for those who want to get away from everything, due to its beautiful location, ideal for walkers, but half an hour's drive from the nearest shop for milk, etc. Due to COVID nothing was in the house, no milk/coffee, nothing... so be prepared to arrive in Lochinver before shops close for milk, etc. No views from living roomRead more, but step outside the house into the garden and there is beautiful scenery. Well appointed, everything there that is needed for a comfortable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 22nd August 2020

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Complete peace and quiet off the beaten track was just what we needed. Cosy cottage was a gem and really comfortable, a home from home. Take plenty of food and fuel for the log burner and you'll hardly need to move from the spot. Picturesque drives to lovely beaches not too far away. Our little dogs also loved their holiday, enjoying their walks ovRead moreer the moorland and running free on the sand. Hide

Reviewed by John 25th July 2020

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Reviewed by Jason 18th July 2020

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View towards the property
Stunning countryside and seaviews from the property
Views from the property
Old fashioned lounge but full of character
Relax in front of the woodburner and watch TV
Views from the kitchen
Kitchen area
Kitchen/diner
Comfy double bedroom
Twin bedroom with views over the countryside
Lovely sandy Clachtoll beach within driving distance
Show 1 moreClachtoll beach within driving distance

Location

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