Heatherbank Balchladich - Lochinver
Sutherland & Caithness

About Heatherbank

Heatherbank - Sutherland & Caithness

Location: Balchladich - Lochinver - Sutherland & Caithness

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £500 p.w.

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Heatherbank, Stoer near Lochinver

Sleeps 4 - Wood Burning Stove - Pets Welcome

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.



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  • Open plan sitting and dining room.
  • Sitting room, comfortable sofas and armchairs, wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD, CD.
  • Dining area with table and seating for six, games table.
  • Kitchen, electric oven & grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, and all the usual cooking equipment.
  • Bathroom, roll top bath, separate shower, whb, heated towel rail and under floor heating.
  • Cloakroom with wc and whb.


  • Double bedroom.
  • Twin bedroom.
  • Landing area with seating.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs, electric heating throughout.
  • All fuel for the wood burner.

Other Facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor drying area.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Travel cot and high chair.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Enclosed garden with garden furniture and stone seating.
  • Off road parking for three cars.

Pets Welcome

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.

Best Features

  • Traditional property refurbished to a high standard.
  • Quiet location surrounded by spectacular scenery.
  • A good location for exploring the North Coast 500 Route.


Heatherbank Reviews

The latest reviews of Heatherbank...

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2020
And awarded it
Charming remote cottage in a lovely surrounding. Cottage was first class, warm and comfortable with all imaginable facilities. One of the best cottages we have stayed, we are seasoned travellers.

Reviewed this property on 13/10/2019
And awarded it
We had a wonderful week in Heatherbank. First a bottle of wine and a bone for the dog as welcome. Thank you for it. The cottage was cosy and very comfortable and very clean. The views on the surrounding spectacular! We feel like home and 1 week was too short. Ghillie our dog like the big garden and the weather was good. We certainly will come back.

Reviewed this property on 20/08/2019
And awarded it
Our second visit. A wonderful cottage, beautifully equipped, in wild Assynt.

Reviewed this property on 17/04/2019
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 06/03/2019
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 06/11/2018
And awarded it
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!

Reviewed this property on 12/09/2018
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 31/03/2018
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 04/03/2018
And awarded it
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.

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