Turf House unique cottage for two. An Ideal place for a romantic escape!
(Many thanks to Martin Ross for his stunning local photography). This highly unusual cottage is located in one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of the North West Highlands. The Mountain views from the wall to ceiling windows in the living room are simply stunning.
It’s a small but cosy cottage (complete with stone walls and turf roof) and features antiques, original artwork, 4 poster bed and amazing antique bath (ideal for a long soak after a day on the beach or hillwalking) The kitchen is pretty small and overall the facilities are good but not exceptional.
However, the location and feel of the cottage is wonderful, watching the sun set over Stac Pollaidh from the lounge is unbeatable. The owners are also very friendly and helpful.
Close to the Beach
The Turf House is close to best beach in the area at Achnahaird, (10 minutes’ walk away). This stunning beach offers wonderful paddling, swimming, canoeing and views to the dramatic peaks of Cul Beag, Cul Mor, Stac Pollaidh and Suilven.
The whole area is popular with wildlife watchers, with otters, dippers and black-throated divers to be seen.
Sunsets across Summer Isles
Sunsets across the Summer Isles are a highlight of any visit to this wild area, as is the wonderful seafood. The Summer Isles Hotel Bar offers great seafood in an informal relaxed setting.
There is also an excellent smokery at Altandu,where you can purchase a tasty range of smoked fish, meat and game.
Soak up the views from Stac Pollaidh (613 m). This small peak is one of the finest hillwalks in Scotland and offers wonderful views across to Suilven and the seascapes to the west.
Take a bike ride to Achiltibuie pier, look out for dolphins and porpoises. Boat trips around the Summer Isles also leave from here. These small islands combine rugged cliffs dotted with nesting seabirds and sheltered sandy coves that are home to basking seals.
Nightlife possibilities include the Summer Isles Hotel bar or Am Fuaran Bar, a Ceilidh in the village hall if you’re lucky, or just enjoying the sun set behind the Summer Isles.
Go for look around one of small craft shops locally, there a couple of nice ones near the Summer Isles Hotel selling selection of unique paintings and crafts.
Take a drive over the crazy road (narrow single track) toLochinver. Pick up some fresh local seafood – visit Mackay’s Fish Merchants. The Highland Stoneware pottery shop is worth a visit. The hand-painted designs incorporating fish and the wonderful local scenery have built an international reputation.
There’s also a superb pie shop, Larder Riverside Bistro (take away or sit in) with a huge range of pies with exotic fillings including wild boar and venison!
How to book
Call 01854 622340 or send us an email.