Swallow Byre Self Catering
Northern Highlands, Wester Ross & Easter Ross
Swallow Byre, Stoer near Lochinver, Sleeps 2 (plus 1), Wood Burning Stove, Sorry no Pets.
Swallow Byre is a newly completed renovation of a traditional barn. Situated just seven miles from the village of Lochinver the property is ideally located for exploring the Assynt Peninsula and its spectacular coastline. The property is ideal for two but can accommodate an additional one adult or two children with the use of a sofa-bed. The renovation has retained much of the original character of the building making this property somewhat unique.
The main part of the house is open plan with the lounge at one end and the kitchen diner at the other. A striking feature in the lounge is the original exposed stonework and the windows, one of which is located in what would have been the original byre door. The lounge is furnished with comfortable seating and benefits from having a wood burner. A breakfast bar separates the lounge from the kitchen. The kitchen is well equipped and has all the usual kitchen items including a Rayburn for cooking. Further facilities include a bedroom with a zip and link king size bed and a wet room.
Stoer itself is a small hamlet with just a few inhabitants. Not far from the village is Stoer Bay together with a great sandy beach. Heading north you will find the Stoer Head Lighthouse built by the Stevenson family in 1870. Beginning at the lighthouse a popular walk leads you along the cliffs to the remote Point of Stoer. The scenery here is quite amazing, the highlight of which is the 200ft rock stack of the Old Man of Stoer, a particular favourite of climbers.
Travelling south back to Lochinver the small village of Clachtoll can be found. Visitors should look out for signs to the campsite, follow the small road leading through the campsite to the bay and its stunning beach of white sands. The views here are quite spectacular, including the mountains in the south. The area is a popular spot for a day out and the beach ideal for relaxing on and thinking about the following days adventure.
Lochinver itself is a busy fishing port, one of the busiest in the Highland Region and a stopping off point for vessels from many parts of the world. The village is home to the The Assynt Visitor Centre, created by the Assynt Tourism Group. The centre has many displays and information about the area, and also incorporates the Tourist Information Centre, a must visit place for any guest. Around the sea front there are a small selection of shops including a very good butchers and the Lochinver Larder, ideal for a quick lunch or an evening dinner, they also do a great range of takeaway food including their renowned pies.
Located on the opposite side of loch Inver is the Highland Stoneware Factory and Shop, their hand painted ceramics are known for their designs inspired by the local wildlife and scenery, and you will be able to see the artists at work and perhaps purchase a gift. This side also allows you to enjoy the most spectacular views of the domed peak of Suilven, the mountain at 2389ft is not that high but does look quite impressive.
- Lounge - comfortable sofa, armchair, wood burning stove, digital Freeview TV, DVD, CD, Radio. The sofa can be converted to a sofa-bed for one or two small children.
- Modern fitted kitchen, Rayburn cooker, microwave, fridge with small freezer box.
- Master bedroom with zip and link super-king bed. Please specify at the time of booking if you require this to be made as twin beds.
- Wetroom with shower, wc, whb, heated towel rail.
- Indoor and outdoor drying facilities.
- Ironing facilities.
- Garden area.
Included in the price
- Bed linen and towels.
- Oil fired central heating.
- Fuel for wood burning stove.
- Parking for two vehicles.
Mobile Phone Reception
Due to the location dependant on the network mobile phone coverage may not be available. However we have been advised that the best network in the area is Vodaphone.
Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 required.
- Beautiful conversation of an original barn.
- Spectacular coastline of the Assynt peninsula close to hand.
- Fantastic rural location with walking, cycling and wildlife on your doorstep.
|Price Range:||£295 - £495|
|Location:||Stoer - Lochinver - Sutherland|
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