The Old Post Office Clashnessie - Lochinver - Sutherland
Sutherland & Caithness

About The Old Post Office

The Old Post Office - Sutherland & Caithness New this Year

Location: Clashnessie - Lochinver - Sutherland - Sutherland & Caithness

Sleeps: 6

Price From: £720 p.w.

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The Old Post Office, Clashnessie, near Stoer

Sleeps 6 - Wifi - Wood Burner - Sorry no pets

The Old Post Office is newly renovated and available to the self catering market for the first time. The property enjoys panoramic views of Clashnessie Beach and is close to Clashnessie Falls. The location is an ideal base for exploring the scenic, mountainous area of Assynt on the west coast of Sutherland. The North Coast 500 route goes through the village of Clashnessie.

Inside, the property is stylishly furnished and equipped to a high standard throughout. The open plan sitting/dining room has a double height ceiling and is positioned to enjoy spectacular views of the beach and the beautiful coastline around it. The contemporary kitchen is well equipped with all the usual appliances.

The property has 3 bedrooms: a king sized bedroom on the ground floor, which has views of the surrounding hills, stylishly furnished, with quality bed linen and towels supplied.

Completing the facilities on this level is a large shower room with a walk-in shower.

From the downstairs hall, stairs lead to the upper level which has a further king size bedroom and a twin bedroom, as well as a shower room with walk-in shower.

Clashnessie is 9 miles away from Lochinver, which provides a good range of facilities including 2 small supermarkets, post office, doctor’s surgery,  petrol station, butcher, cafes, restaurants (including the Lochinver Larder, famous for excellent pies) and Highland Stoneware’s shop at Baddidarroch.  

The drive north from Inverness takes you through some of the most spectacular scenery that Scotland has to offer. In this area the North West Highland Geopark is located: the oldest rocks in Europe are to be found in Assynt.

No matter what your favourite outdoor pursuit is, The Old Post Office offers something for everyone.The local hills are ideal for the walker and the country roads are ideal for the cyclist. As well as Clashnessie Beach, there are several other beautiful beaches nearby.

For fishing, Loch Na Claise is close by and permits can be purchased from the Assynt Crofters’ Trust. The property is also close to the North Coast 500 route and a day trip to the scenic areas further north is highly recommended. For something a bit more relaxing, a five minute stroll from the house takes you to Clashnessie Beach.


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  • Open plan sitting and dining room.
  • Kitchen, electric oven & grill, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and all the usual cooking equipment.
  • Bedroom with kingsize bed.
  • Large shower room walk in shower, wc and whb.


  • Bedroom with kingsize bed.
  • Bedroom with twin beds.
  • Shower room with walk in shower, wc, whb.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs, electric heating throughout.
  • Initial supply of logs for the wood burner.

Other Facilities

  • Wi-Fi.
  • Indoor drying.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Enclosed garden.
  • Off road parking
  • Electric Vehicle charging point (additional charge, payable locally).


Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £150.00 is required at the property.

Best Features

  • Newly refurbished to a high standard.
  • Amazing views to the beach.
  • Quiet location surrounded by spectacular scenery.
  • A good location for exploring the North Coast 500 Route.

STL Licence Number: HI-00220-F  EPC Rating: D


The Old Post Office Reviews

Reviewed this property on 21/06/2024
And awarded it
We had a brilliant stay at The Old Post Office.The property has been renovated to an extremely high standard with attention to detail. Clashnessie is a very special place , the view of Clashnessie Beach.and Chrona Island from the panoramic window in the gable end is mesmerising. The property is as described on the website, well equipped kitchen . Smart TV,bedroom linens of a good quality .Lots to see and do outdoors in the area.We especially enjoyed a day on Handa Island , the beaches and coastal walks.

Reviewed this property on 26/05/2024
And awarded it
The Old Post Office has been beautifully renovated to give a new lease of life to an old family home. Stunning views, thoughtfully appointed and well designed as a luxurious holiday home. The owners have created a comprehensive visitors book for practical answers to queries and are also easily contacted should it be needed. It was a pleasure to stay, hard to leave and somewhere we would go back to.

Reviewed this property on 25/04/2024
And awarded it
The Old Post Office has been attractively refurbished and is a very clean, comfortable, well-equipped house. From the living/dining room you look directly onto Clashnessie beach, beautiful at any time of day or night and regardless of the weather. The house is quiet and our bed (ground floor) was very comfortable. We enjoyed the log-burner some evenings and the house is generally warm and well-insulated. We love the local landscape and loved being back in this stunning part of Scotland. Our stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. It is our first experience of Wilderness Cottages and we found both Judith and Julie very helpful and friendly.

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