Heatherbank Balchladich - Lochinver
Sutherland & Caithness

About Heatherbank

Heatherbank - Sutherland & Caithness New this Year

Location: Balchladich - Lochinver - Sutherland & Caithness

Sleeps: 4

Price Range: £450 - £650

Christmas: £650

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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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Facilities

Downstairs

  • 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.

Upstairs

  • 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.

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Heatherbank Reviews


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.

Guest's Opinion

Guests at Heatherbank rate it:
Excellent  
from 3 reviews

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