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The view of our house, Nigel's studio and my crafting shed in the middle as you see it from the bottom of our track.One of the views you can enjoy from our "viewing platform" on the bank behind the buildings.
Modernity in the north of Scotland
Modernity in the north of Scotland
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath

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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. 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. 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 £15 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 and there are still some residual building materials around. 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. The nearest village is Lochinver (8 miles away) where there is a selection of shops, a petrol station, restaurants and places to visit.

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.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible

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James User Profile
May 2017
Clean, modern, architecturally exquisite gem in a secluded settlement a considerable distance off the beaten track. It feels like forever to reach, but it's worth it. Dramatic countryside and lovely sand beach just down the road. Hosts are gracious, welcoming, the kind of people …
Andrea User Profile
Response from Andrea:
Thank you James for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed staying at our house and it is good to know that you are hosting too. :-)
May 2017

Michael User Profile
June 2016
Quite enjoyed our visit to Clashnessie. We had a comfortable room with ensuite in a unique, modern home. Our hosts were great and very helpful. Our hike to the Old Man of Stoer was fantastic.

Tanya User Profile
August 2015
Andrea and Nigel were amazing hosts! Their place was in a fantastic location- we are so glad we stayed here as it gave us a great opportunity to see a different and unique part of Scotland! The place is beautiful- Eco friendly, beautiful and So unique, Waterfall right outside the…

Marie User Profile
October 2017
We throughly loved our 1 night stay at Andrea and Nigel's beautiful home. Their hospitality was more than we had hoped for. Nigel cooked us a lovely meal and we so enjoyed their company for the evening. Our accommodation was superb, warm and cosy. Bruno the dog the English She…

Troy User Profile
October 2017
Great accommodation. Very comfortable and roomy bed and an overall beautifully designed place. The room itself had a convenient direct external entrance. Location was stunning.

Julia User Profile
October 2017
We had an amazing stay at Andreas and Nigels unique house in Clashnessie. Both had many helpful tips what to see, do and eat and were really kind and fun talking to. We especially liked Nigels breakfast while enjoying the spectacular view. We would love to come back any time desp…

Christopher User Profile
October 2017
Andrea's place is amazing. She thinks of all the extra touches you might want, and is a gracious and generous host. If you're in the Highlands, this is a fabulous place to stay and a wonderful couple to meet.

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Andrea User Profile
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…
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