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Heatherbank is situated in the small township of Balchladich, on the Stoer peninsula approximately eight miles north of Lochinver. The property a former croft house sits in an elevated position and enjoys panoramic views over Loch Na Claise, and views towards the mountain range of Quiniag in the east and over the Minch to the Outer Hebrides in the west.
Beautifully presented the spacious main living and dining area are open plan, the exposed stone work, wooden flooring and features staircase all being particularly striking. At one end the sitting room has comfortable sofas, a wood burning stove, Freesat television, DVD and CD player. At the other end the large dining table seating six, is an ideal place to sit and reflect after a day exploring, or perhaps take some time to enjoy the games table.
Off the dining area a hall leads to the well equipped kitchen and the bathroom complete with a roll top bath, separate shower and under floor heating. Upstairs the two bedrooms, a double and a twin, feature traditional combed ceilings and dormer windows that enjoy views over the garden and to the east. A small landing area with seating completes the facilities on this level.
Throughout the property is furnished and equipped to a high standard and pets are welcome. Outside the garden is fully enclosed and garden furniture is provided, together with various stone seating areas. The views from the garden are quite magnificent and the ever changing scenery quite awe inspiring.
Lochinver which is a fifteen minute drive away provides a good range of facilities including shops, post office, petrol station, Assynt Visitor Centre and restaurants including the excellent Lochinver Larder. A small shop (Easter to the end of October) is also available at the campsite in Clachtoll (4 miles away).
The drive from Inverness takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery that Scotland has to offer, and the local area is part of the North West Highlands Geopark. No matter what your outdoor pursuit Heatherbank offers something for everyone, the local hills are ideal for the walker and the quiet country roads ideal for the cyclist.
For fishing Loch Na Claise is close by and permits can be purchased from the Assynt Crofters' Trust. The property is also located close to the iconic North Coast 500 route and a day trip to the north is highly recommended. For something a bit more relaxing, a ten minute stroll from the house takes you to Balchladich beach.
Included in the rent
Two pets are allowed at the property, the garden is also enclosed.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.
Our second visit. A wonderful cottage, beautifully equipped, in wild Assynt.
Heatherbank is a wonderful location to explore Sutherland from, and if the weather turns bad also a delightful location to sit out the storm. The lounge area is comfortable and well equipped, and the log burner with endless supply of wood makes the coldest of nights feel warm. The kitchen is well well equipped and ideal for cooking the amazing local produce after a visit to the butcher and fish van in Lochinver. With very comfortable bedrooms, a great selection of books, the really cool games table, and huge amounts of outdoor space it really has a bit of everything. We will definitely be back again.
Heatherbank was a lovely peaceful cottage. We had a brilliant week away. Very much enjoyed the stove after many long walks in Assynt. Lochinver Larder was great for pies too. The dogs loved patrolling the garden on a daily basis.
What a fabulous cottage in an awesome location. Fabulously equipped, immaculate condition and presentation and fully stocked with a cupboard of games and plenty of fuel for the fire should the Scottish weather make a day indoors a necessity. The surrounding area has some of the most spectacular views, beaches, wildlife and historic places of interest. Would highly recommend this property, only with the consideration that if a person is of large stature they may struggle with the WC as the smallest room in the house really is the smallest room!
Lovely cottage with beautiful views from the garden which is very secure, our Jack Russell X Ronnie loved it. We did lots of great walks in the Glens, Lochs and at the beach. The cottage was well equipped, very cosy also.
Lovely cosy and wonderfully positioned cottage with panoramic views inland to Quinag and over the surrounding crofts of Balchladich. Cottage well equipped and comfortable, with good supply of wood and coal for wood burner. Great fenced outdoor space for dog to roam securely. Handy to get to adjacent areas or just to potter about locally, but good it's apart from the main North Coast 500 which is getting increasingly busy.
What an excellent cottage with everything you require for a relaxing break in this beautiful area. The cottage is excellent in all areas, clean, comfortable, warm and has a great log fire to sit in front of after a day's walking in the area. The cottage is set in large grounds and fenced off well for the dog to enjoy. The views are great and there is ample walking information in the cottage, along with books to read and games to play. Lot's of wildlife in the area to see and great beaches to explore locally. Well recommended.