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Elderbank is situated in the small township of Balchladich, on the picturesque Stoer peninsula approximately seven miles north of Lochinver. The property makes an ideal base for exploring the Assynt area with its spectacular coastline and also the North Coast 500 route.
Stylishly furnished throughout the accommodation is located over two levels. On the ground floor, the sitting room is light and airy and offers direct access to the garden. The comfortable sofas are an ideal place to sit and relax and to enjoy the wood burner after a day exploring. The kitchen is equipped with all the usual appliances and a lovely dining area with bench seating for six. This level also has a self-contained sitting room/ king-size bedroom with an adjacent shower room, the sitting room has patio doors and direct access to the garden.
On the upper level, there are two further bedrooms, a king and a twin. Both bedrooms are beautifully furnished and enjoy views of the garden. Completing the facilities is a lovely tiled bathroom with a bath and shower over. Outside the property has a large half acre mature garden with plenty of areas to sit or explore.
Assynt is an area of rugged mountains, moorland, wooded valleys, rushing salmon rivers, lochs, waterfalls, sandy beaches, hidden beaches, dramatic sea bird cliffs, islands and evocative remnants of different times past, and the sunrises and sunsets can be breathtaking. On clear nights the stars seem touchable and there is even the possibility of experiencing the northern lights.
There are so many different aspects and delights for all ages to discover and enjoy. It is part of Europe's first “Geo-Park”, a rock hound’s delight be they expert or amateur. The fauna and flora are diverse and unique. Orchids, whales, dolphins, seals, otters, basking sharks, golden eagles, sea eagles, osprey, puffins, red deer and even the more secretive animals of the Scottish highlands are all there - you just have to be in the right place at the right time.
Car touring is fun as is cycling. There are many different types of walks, from child-focussed woodland walks, coastal paths, accessible mountain & interior walks, waterfall walks, historical walks, guided walks and some especially designed for wheelchair access. The area is a fly- fisherman’s affordable dream, sea fishing can be done off the rocks or through boat charter and if you don’t have your own canoe, canoe hire and tuition are available.
The nearest facilities to the property are located in Lochinver (seven miles), the village has a couple of shops, a Tourist Information Centre, the Highland Stoneware Pottery, and some good restaurants, a popular choice being the Lochinver Larder, well known in the area for its famous pies. A small shop (Easter to the end of October) is also available at the campsite in Clachtoll (4 miles).
Included in the rent
One large or two small well behaved dogs are allowed, a weekly charge of £20.00 applies.
Please note - no pets are allowed for 2022 bookings.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at the property.
We've had an amazing time at Elderbank. It's a lovely cottage, very well equipped, so even on a rainy day there would be plenty to do. It has a beautiful garden full of birds and bunnies hopping about. Most importantly, it's close to a few beautiful beaches and short local walks. There's also plenty of great hikes within an hour's drive. We're definitely coming back!