In the North West Highlands, amidst dramatic mountain scenery and deserted sandy beaches, Assynt is an idyllic holiday retreat. The location of our cottages is perfect, being a relaxing escape but with lots to do on the doorstep and only a short drive away from the nearest village. Lochinver has a good range of amenities and excellent dining opportunities including a Michelin-starred restaurant. There is also a small convenience store in Clachtoll, three miles from the cottage.
Clashmore is set on the coast, close to beautiful sandy beaches where you may be the only visitors as you gaze out to the Western Isles. Stoer Head lighthouse and the Old Man of Stoer, a dramatic sea stack, are situated a couple of miles from the cottage. The North West Highlands Geopark, Knockan Crag and the Bone Caves, where polar bears, reindeer, lynx, arctic fox and wolves once roamed, are also within easy visiting distance.
Please allow enough time for getting here when driving – single track roads need to be treated with respect, especially if it is your first time here. Check here for some tips on driving on single track.
Clashmore is nine miles North-West of Lochinver. Follow the A837 road towards Lochinver and turn right on to the B869.
One mile beyond Stoer village, turn left towards the lighthouse and then take the second turn on the left, then first left over the cattle grid.
- Holly Cottage is the first cottage on the right. Parking at the door.
- The Byre is the second cottage on the right. Parking at the door.
- Lochside is almost at the end of the road. Just before the end of the road there is a white chip road heading towards the loch. Follow this road, it will take you to the cottage. Parking at the cottage.
Getting to Inverness
Inverness Airport is well serviced for links throughout the UK and more European links are opening all the time. London flights can be caught from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted. Hire cars can be collected from the airport, or there are regular bus links to Inverness itself. The drive from the airport to Stoer is between 2 and 2.5 hours. Please check on the airport site or with the following companies:
BMI – Gatwick service
EasyJet – Gatwick, Luton and others
BA – Gatwick
Rail links to Inverness are regular throughout the day and from most parts of the UK. This includes a sleeper service from London.
Sleeper – ScotRail sleeper service from London
There are a number of car hire companies in Inverness that can supply cars for your visit, for collection in town or at the airport: