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Kirkton of Assynt

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7 Nights See prices

  • £945
    All year

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Short Breaks From

  • £150 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About Kirkton of Assynt

Kirkton of Assynt is a large Highland farmhouse in Inchnadamph. It's perfect for families who love spending every possible minute outdoors and being active, as it's beside the Cape Wrath Trail with incredible opportunities for walking and mountain bike riding from the door. The self-catering cottage is on the southern shore of beautiful Loch Assynt. It isn't easy to imagine a more tranquil setting than beside this large natural freshwater loch, surrounded by Highland scenery with incredible views from the house and the garden. There is space for eight people to sleep in four bedrooms. The owners have a self-catering room, The Byre, which sleeps three people, and you can book the two for families on holiday together.

As if this place could be any more perfect, Inchnadamph means "meadow of the stags" - is there a name that embodies the romance of the Highlands any better? Its natural beauty will take your breath away even before you set off on your walk. You won't need your binoculars to spot the deer, they come quite close to the cottage, but they're ideal for spotting birds and wildlife that thrive in this pristine environment like golden eagles and osprey. River, loch and sea fishing, caving, sailing, canoeing and wild swimming (wetsuit recommend!) are more ways to immerse yourself (sometimes literally) in this incredible landscape. A 20-mile drive and short ferry ride will take you to Handa Island and the annual breeding grounds for puffins and other sea birds. Alternatively, drive half an hour south to Ullapool to take an exciting two-hour boat tour around the stunning Summer Isles. Achmelvich and Clachtoll are part of the Scottish Wildlife Trust's West Coast Snorkel Trail, so bring your mask and flippers to discover that the beauty of the coast doesn't stop at the sand.

This cottage is ideal if you want to cover some of the spectacular North Coast 500, but it's a wonderful destination in its own right. Explore the ruin of Ardvreck Castle seat of the clan Macleod or the iron age Broch at Clachtol. Conquer famous peaks of Suilven, Conival, Quinag and Canisp, or drive 15 miles to the nearest sandy beach. Thirteen miles away, Lochinver has a wide choice of places to eat, drink and shop, and is handy for buying the supplies for your self-catering Highland holiday. Whether you stay for a few days or settle in for a week, you'll always remember your holiday at Kirkton of Assynt.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jane Matheson joined Independent Cottages in September 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Sutherland)

Accommodation Comprises:

Kirkton of Assynt is a detached farmhouse with accommodation over two levels and a traditional layout.


  • Welcoming sitting room with comfortable seating, a fireplace with a log burner, books, WiFi, a TV and DVD player.
  • Snug/study/playroom with an area to work and a range of books and toys for younger guests to enjoy. A sofa bed provides accommodation for an extra guest.
  • Large kitchen/diner where everyone will happily congregate for family meals by the Rayburn. There's also a gas stove and a combination microwave oven and beautiful garden views from multi-aspect windows.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, wardrobe and a chest of drawers.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and handbasin. Bath towels are provided for every guest.
  • Utility room/rear porch with a covered area to store coats, shoes, walking boots and wellies, complete with washing machine and tumble drier.
  • Shower room with wash hand basin and WC.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights, dressing table and wardrobe.
  • Two further twin bedrooms with proper storage. All beds are made up for the arrival of guests.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a large garden with lots of room to play. The owner has vegetable gardens which guests are welcome to use when produce is in season. Connected to the garden, a two acre immature woodland extends the space available for dogs or children to play, secured by a deer fence. There is also off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen, bath towels and an initial supply of fuel for the log burner is included. Guests to bring towels for use by the loch if required. Short breaks are welcome, depending on availability.

Kirkton of Assynt Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 2nd Mar 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Maximum 8 people, 2 pets. No extra charge for pets.

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8+1 in 4 bedrooms (+ Sofa bed)
2 dogs welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
Please note - Kirkton of Assynt sleeps 8+1 people.The owner has 2 properties which, when booked together, can accommodate up to 12 guests.
Dining capacity - Up to 9.
Pricing - Contact owner for group prices.
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1571 822213 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Jane Matheson
Member Since September 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 14th April 2024