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Modernity in the north of Scotland

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Private room in house hosted by Andrea
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 private bath
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1st July 2020 IMPORTANT COVID 19 NOTICE: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and the nature of our B&B offer of a private guest room within our own home with some shared spaces, we have decided not to take any new bookings for the season 2020. We will be evaluating the situation as it changes for a possible reopening in 2021 and we will update our listing page with all changes necessary to comply with Scottish and UK Government guidelines in due course. Thank you for your understanding.

A modern house in an ancient landscape.

In a country of beautiful landscape, Assynt in the far north west highlands stands out for its extraordinary geology, mountains, lochs and coastline. With some of the oldest rock in the world (3.5Bn years old), numerous remains of iron age settlements, abundant wild life, wild terrain and sporting activities, there is much to see and experience in this special corner of Scotland. It is remote yet accessible, being a 2 hour drive from Inverness through wonderful scenery and generally empty roads. So much so, that at certain times of the year, visitors are more likely to see red deer than other cars.

The house is newly built, of solid (cross lateral) timber construction allowing for a very open and distinctive interior. With under floor heating from an air source heat pump and wood burning stove and high standards of insulation it is warm and welcoming throughout the year. The guest bedroom has its own door to the outside and ensuite shower and toilet. It is connected with the rest of the house by 10 steps from inside your room. Guests are free to use the upstairs ‘gallery’ sitting room with spectacular views of nearby sea and more distant mountains. This is where breakfast will be served as shown in one of the images. Please take note that the living room and kitchen area is also very much our own living space during the day and evening, so while it is absolutely fine if you want to sit at the table in the panorama window for a while, you will not be able to use this space as freely as if it was an area especially for guests to use. If you decide to have an evening meal with us (optional) it will be within the kitchen/living room. We are vegetarian so this is the food we serve, but we can assure you of its variety and freshness. We can provide a meal for our guests provided it fits in with other commitments we might have, so if you would like to join us for a meal on one of your evenings please enquire in advance what is possible at the time of your visit. We charge £18 pounds per person for a three course meal (not including wine or beer), you can bring what you like to drink or make a financial contribution to drinks we provide.

Being a new house, the garden is in a state of development. There are always projects going on and some materials around, be it related to Nigel's artworks or generally to do with developing the garden. The house is accessed up a track through a surrounding field. There are several houses and crofts nearby, a beach with easy access to the sea and many places to walk and explore. Clashnessie has no shops, the nearest village is Lochinver (8 miles away) where there is a selection of shops, a petrol station, restaurants and other places to visit. Please click on "Location" to read our advice on eating out in Lochinver.

It is possible to get to the house by public transport from Inverness, but this is likely to take a day’s travel. To explore the area and for ease of travel it is recommended guests come by car. Inverness is best reached by either train or plane, and we recommend if coming from the south of England, to use the Caledonian sleeper service that arrives in Inverness at 8.30 am. There is a Budget car rental depot five minutes from the station. We can provide further advice on routes etc if required.

Assynt is often described as being in the ‘wild north west’. This is an apt description of the landscape and at times the weather. Strangely this part of Scotland often has drier weather than places further south. Being on the coast the weather is changeable with often dramatic skies and ever changing light. Highly photogenic and at times it is extraordinary to experience such variety in a short space of time. Finally, another advantage of being on the coast with wind (of varying force) there are few midges – a real bonus in the height of the summer.

Guest access
Your room has its own entrance and is connected to the rest of the house via 10 steps from inside your room.
The guest bedroom is relatively small, has a small table and two chairs but no sofa or comfy chair to relax in. We have a bench outside if the weather is suitable. You have access to the upper parts of the house, which means the living room and kitchen area for your breakfast or if you have an evening meal with us and it is absolutely fine if you want to sit at the table upstairs for a while, but - the house being open plan - the living room and kitchen are also very much our own living space, so you won't get the sense of being able to use it as freely as if it was "your space". Please consider your own needs regarding space and amenities, to make sure you are happy with what we and our home can offer.

Other things to note
Nightly price for a single traveller:
If you are travelling alone and would like to stay at our place, the price per night for a single traveller is £57 plus the airbnb fee. The system doesn't seem to allow to specify this from the outset but if you want to book we can send a special offer after your initial booking and you will be refunded the amount you paid more. If you have any questions regarding this, just send a message using the "contact host" tab.
The space
1st July 2020 IMPORTANT COVID 19 NOTICE: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic and the nature of our B&B offer of a private guest room within our own home with some shared spaces, we have decided not to take any new bookings for the season 2020. We will be evaluating the situation as it changes for a possible reopening in 2021 and we will update our listing page with all changes necessary to comply with Scottish and UK Government guidelines in due course. Thank you for your understanding.

A modern house in an ancient landscape.

In a country of beautiful landscape, Assynt in the far north west highlands stands out for its extraordinary geology, mountains, lochs and coastline. With some of the oldest rock in the world (3.5Bn years old), numerous remains of iron age settlements, abundant wild life, wild terrain and sporting activities, there is much to see and experience in this special corner of Scotland. It is remote yet accessible, being a 2 hour drive from Inverness through wonderful scenery and generally empty roads. So much so, that at certain times of the year, visitors are more likely to see red deer than other cars.

The house is newly built, of solid (cross lateral) timber cons…

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Bedroom 1
1 double bed

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Breakfast
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Private entrance
Lock on bedroom door
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Clashnessie, Scotland, United Kingdom

Clashnessie is a small place and doesn't have any shops. The nearest village is Lochinver, 8 miles south of Clashnessie. There is also "Flossie's Beach Store" by the road in Clachtoll (approx. 2.5 miles away) where you can buy essentials and get a coffee or tea when out and about. We advise guests to make arrangements for eating out if that is what you would like to do. Compared to cities and many places in Europe, restaurants here often don't serve hot food for very late into the evening, especially in the early part of the season or later in autumn. In the summer it can get very busy too, so if you haven't booked a table you may have to wait a while until there is a table available. I am happy to give you more information if needed, but as a general rule I would say, make sure you book a table and don't plan to arrive at the restaurant of your choice too late (especially in the early part of the season (April) some restaurants don't take food orders after 7:30pm). The restaurants in Lochinver are: Lochinver Pie Shop (specialises in all sorts of pies but also serves other dishes), The Caberfeidh Dining Pub (pub bar and restaurant), Inver Lodge (higher end of the price spectrum), An Cala Cafe (serves breakfast, lunch and evening meals until around 8 in the summer), Peet's Restaurant (in the harbour area), Culag Hotel, Glen Canisp Lodge (a B&B which also serves food in the evening to non residents, approximately a mile and a half up a single track road branching off left from the main road). They all have their own websites if you want to do a bit of forward planning.
Clashnessie is a small place and doesn't have any shops. The nearest village is Lochinver, 8 miles south of Clashnessie. There is also "Flossie's Beach Store" by the road in Clachtoll (approx. 2.5 miles away) w…

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Hosted by Andrea

Joined in April 2013
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Having come to the UK from Germany in October 2010, I moved up to Scotland with my partner Nigel in September 2012. Living in an area with lots of sheep inspired me to take up spinning wool. I make little things from wool and felt and postcards from some of my photographs which I sell at the local craft market in Lochinver. Nigel's connection with Clashnessie goes back to 2006 when he bought a plot of land to build a house on. He works as a sculptor using a diverse range of (often found) materials and is engaged in various organisations in the community of Assynt. In May 2013 we got a very good natured English Shepherd puppy called Bruno, who is now a fully grown dog. He loves greeting people with a big bark and wagging tail.
Having come to the UK from Germany in October 2010, I moved up to Scotland with my partner Nigel in September 2012. Living in an area with lots of sheep inspired me to take up spin…
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