The Scottish Government has issued guidelines for opening that include a comprehensive risk assessment
and detailed guide for deep cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

 We will be adopting the Good To Go certification initiative developed by Visit England in partnership with Visit Scotland.
We will not be asking guests for a cleaning supplement however we will need more time to clean the cottage
 effectively on our Saturday changeover. We will be asking guests to leave at 9.00 AM and arrive at 5.00PM .


Gates : Please make sure that you keep the gate closed at all times otherwise the local sheep and Highland cattle may come into the garden!

Parking : You can park in front of the house. Please do not leave the car parked out on the single track road.

Garden Walls : In common with boundaries in the West of Scotland the dykes are of ‘dry-stone’ construction and under no circumstances should anyone, especially children, climb on them as heavy stones may topple.

We have a Collie and she loves being at Assynt Cottage. She is not allowed to use the garden as a toilet and indoors she is forbidden to climb onto furniture and she is not allowed upstairs to the bedrooms. Owners should hoover up any dog hairs before leaving.
Please clean up after your dog as there will be children playing in the garden throughout the summer. There are ‘poo bags’ in the utility room for your use and a ‘poo
scoop hanging by the Barn door.
There are sheep and cattle close at hand and it is absolutely vital that guests keep their dogs under strict control.
We would ask that owners and pets follow these simple requests.

Thank you for your co-operation in this.

9.00 am is ‘check - out’ time.
Please leave keys on the table. Thank you.

Please leave the cottage in a clean and tidy condition and all windows left open to ventilate..

Please leave bed linen towels and dish cloths in the laundry bags provided. Duvets placed in bags provided.

Please empty the fridge/freezer and ensure that the contents of all indoor bins/pedalbins etc. are placed in black bags and put in the outdoor ‘wheelie bin’.

If you have a dog on holiday please check the garden for any mess.


                   Eating Out     Best to contact first re. opening times and booking.

Kylesku Hotel   Fantasitc fresh seafood.

Newton Lodge at Kylesku.  Newly opened and looks promising.

Peet”s Restaurant in Lochinver - Seafood and other dishes using local produce.

The Lochinver Larder /The Gourmet Pie Shop - fabulous freshly baked pies and meals

The Culag Hotel - hearty ‘pub grub’

The Seaman’s Mission by the pier

The Caberfeidh Hotel - breakfasts/lunches and dinners. Seafood and Scottish
flavours  Not yet open 

The Inver Hotel incorporating Chez Roux Restaurant - snacks, bar meals and fine dining  Not yet open

Summer Isles Hotel in Achiltibuie now open for lunch and evening meals.

Furain Bar/Resturant in Dornie near Achiltibuie. Good bar meals and wonderful location.

Lots to do in the area and a good starting point is to Google "things to do in Lochinver"

Fishing.       Assynt Angling Association and Assynt Ctofters issue permits to fish the hundreds of lochs in the area.

Bodyboarding/surfing/ paddle boarding .  Choose from the many beaches in the area depending on wind direction.

Kayaking/Canoeing.    Launch from a beach or the sheltered slipway at Culkien Drumbeg.

Walking/Climbing.    Falls of Kirkaig,  Culag woods, Little Asssynt, River inver, Achmelvich, The Broch to beach path at Clachtoll, Sandwood Bay at Scourie to name a few.

Geological Trails. The Bone Caves and Geo park at Inchnadamph.


Whale & Dolphin Spotting.   Best along the coast from the cottage to the lighthouse.

Bird reserve in Handa Island.   Spend the day walking round this spectacular island reserve. Regular ferry crossings from Tarbet near Scourie.

Llama Trekking just along the road - see card on noticeboard.


Mike Campbell :    Bookings/Queries
                Telephone :         07900 873185

                e-mail :

Doctor :            Lochinver/Assynt Health Centre
                Telephone :          01571 844755

Dentist :            Visiting Dentist :        01408 633448

Pharmacy :         Everyday medicines can be purchased in The                 Lochinver Stores and Papershop in Lochinver.
                The Doctor’s Surgery dispenses some Prescription                 medicines and there is a Chemist in Ullapool.

Vet :                Rogart Vets:  01408 641352

Bank :            Royal Bank of Scotland in Lochinver. 01571844215
                Lochinver Stores provides a ‘cash back’ service.

Petrol :            Lochinver Stores, Lochinver:  01571 844236
Garage :            Lochinver :                  01571 844236

Police :            Lochinver station:       01571 844222

Tourist Information Lochinver :            08452 255121

Leisure Centre - Lochinver :            01571 844123

                  Local Amenities
In Lochinver

Post Office

Royal Bank of Scotland

Assynt Leisure Centre

Lochinver Stores (Spar)


Hardware Store - Denholm Holdings (by the Pier)

Craft Shops & Gallery

Newspapers/Magazines/Fishing Permits/Tackle/Toys @ The Lochinver Newsagent

Internet Cafe Facilities @ The Mission in Lochinver

Kayak Hire/Courses  & Outdoor Wear.  Lochinver pier.

In Clachtoll
Flossie’s - selection of basic provisions and take aways.

In  Drumbeg
Drumbeg Store - selling deli. items, wine etc..
Drumbeg Hotel
The Little Soap & Candle Company & Tea Garden
Crafts on the Croft - this side of Drumbeg

Further afield:

The Fuarain Bar & Restaurant,  Achiltibuie

Summer Isles Hotel,  Achilitbuie

The Village Hall Coffee Shop, Achiltibuie

Kylesku Hotel, Kylesku