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Much loved family-friendly house, coastal setting in the Highlands

Bedrooms 7
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Close to beach, sleeps 14, dogs permitted, suits families or larger groups

A much loved and incredibly well appointed seven bedroom holiday house on the stunning West Coast of Sutherland. Extremely comfortable accommodation with every modern convenience provided. From Wi-Fi throughout the house to a heated dog room, from a large AGA to bread makers and even an ice cream maker. Clashnessie beach is only 200 yards down the track and the breathtaking Waterfall (after which Clasnhessie is named) is just a short walk up the strath, with lochs for fishing beyond (permit required). Amazing walks from the house in all directions, with breathtaking views of the Sutherland's iconic mountains: Quinag, Stac Pollaidh, Suilven and Canisp. Walking, sea kayaking, llama trekking, bicycling, horse riding, fly and sea fishing, painting and more are all available locally. Excellent Red Deer stalking and fly fishing on the Assynt and neighbouring estates. Several West Coast spate rivers are within easy reach. The Rivers Inver and Kirkaig offer accessible and wild salmon fishing. Experience Europe's last real wilderness and return to the warmth and comfort of our extremely well equipped home. This is as far from your average holiday let as you can get! Full and half board catering is available by separate arrangement with Christine, our housekeeper (and professional chef).

Property Manager
Edward Hayter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Edward Hayter

Our parents George and Annabel, bought this house for the family in 1993 to mark their 25th Wedding Anniversary. It was extended in 2007 to accommodate our growing family and to enable us to all be there together. We now run the house and still use it a lot ourselves.

Why Edward Hayter chose Highland

Inchnafearna (transl. 'Field of Alders') is a wonderfully comfortable house and is very well appointed in all respects. Warm and cosy, with comfortable beds all with heated under-blankets. A kitchen to die for. Many of our guests say that the house is better kitted out than their own homes. There is a one acre well tended and colourful garden, looked after by our gardener, Howard. On summer days it is a joy to sit on the terrace (a sun trap facing South West) and watch the buzzards soaring into the sky and listen to the sound of the waterfall and the small burn which runs past the back of the house. Whatever the weather, you can be assured of a return to a warm welcome at Inchnafearna. We look forward to welcoming you to Inchnafearna and know you'll love it as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

This house has everything you could need and want, and is truly a home from home. Very well heated by night storage heaters, all beds have very warm duvets and quilts with electric under-blankets. The AGA, wood burningstove and further storage heaters keep the kitchen and living area toasty warm too. Electricity and fuel for the multi fuel stove is included in the price. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need, from bread makers and ice cream machines to toasted sandwich makers and quality knives. 2 dishwashers makes for easy turnaround between meals should the house be full. Up to 3 pets are welcome. The garden is substantial and dog proof for your peace of mind and having slept in the heated dog room, they won't want to go home! The Boat House: Has a heated dog room with airer above, a chest freezer, boot storage and a sink for cleaning your outdoor gear and feeding the dogs. There is a paved terrace on the South West side of the house with a teak table and garden chairs. A rotating clothes drier can be put into a hole in the terrace. There are swings and a slide in the garden for children to use. Scullery: Belfast sink, larder fridge (in addition to the one in the kitchen), 2x washing machines, 2x tumble dryers, iron and ironing board, 2 electric bread-makers and a ceiling mounted clothes airer. High quality bedding, linen and large fluffy bath towels are provided as part of the cleaning/Maid service: The house is always clean and ready for your arrival. Beach towels are not provided, please bring your own. Dining area - table seats 14 people in comfort with Portmeirion china and Villeroy & Boch glassware. Living area – There are three large/deep sofas and a long window seat (perfect for a snooze in the afternoon sun), a Clavinova digital piano, 2 TVs - one with Apple TV, the other with free-sat with a VCR and DVD player with a good selection of DVDs and videos for all ages and a stereo music system. Books, toys, jigsaws and adult board games.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Highland in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double basin unit. En-suite to Bedroom 1.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 2.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Adjoining Bedroom 3.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 4.
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite to Bedroom 5.
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Adjoining Bedrooms 6 & 7.
  • Bathrooms and shower rooms are fitted with electric showers and electric fans and extractors. High quality cotton towels and bath mats are provided.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite shower room.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , En-suite shower room with double-basin unit.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Adjoining shower room.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite shower room.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , En-suite shower room.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , Adjoining bathroom.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Adjoining (shared) bathroom.
  • All beds are fitted with electric blankets, duvets and 2 pillows. Electric towel rails, storage heaters and central heating. A self-assembly children's cot is kept at the house for guests to use.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
Our housekeeper Christine is also a professional cook and can provide Full or Half Board catering if required, by separate arrangement with her. Please ask for details.


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Much loved family-friendly house, coastal setting in the Highlands
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

A wonderfully comfortable and relaxing house in a superb position.

  • 5 of 5

We have just visited Inchnafearna and had the most wonderful week in this very comfortable and relaxing house. There were eight of us and the house easily accomdates this number with most rooms having their own ensuite bathrooms. The house is above a beautiful remote beach and we loved the large living area and kitchen with its spectacular views. Every possible gadget and piece of equipment has been provided and all the booking arrangements and information were very clear. It is in the most superb area with unique scenery and wildlife and all in all we had an amazing week (with plenty of sunshine too!)

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, well equipped, recommended

  • 4 of 5

Just as described - well equipped, comfortable and clean. Very handy for the beach, great views. Suited our party of 14 (including 4 kids) very well. Minor problem with hot water was sorted, although not quite as quickly as it could have been. Would recommend it at any time of year for a secluded getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Unfortunately we were at the mercy of Scottish Hydro but we note your comment about the hot water problem and we would make sure that we get any minor issues sorted out more quickly if necessary in the future. We want all our guests to enjoy a hassle-free holiday!
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Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully sited, very well equipped, large house. Room to spread and relax. Great walks from the door and a warm room to gather at night, eat and toast the day.

Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil, spacious and well equipped holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We have had two fantastic breaks with friends at this house and would return again and again if we could! The house is spacious and sits in a tranquil setting just above the beach. It is exceptionally comfortable and warm, beautifully decorated and has a very well equipped kitchen. The house has a gorgeous view of Clashnessie Bay and the sandy beach is only a couple of minutes' walk away - our children spent many happy afternoons building sandcastles and playing games there. We also enjoyed all that the surrounding area had to offer including fabulous moorland walks, trips to the waterfall, fishing expeditions and even a boat trip to see the seals. We would highly recommend the house for families as it is the perfect base for a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Scottish Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in this fabulous Highland house. It is in a great location overlooking the beach on this beautiful Scottich coastline.

The house has everything that you could wish for and is just like a home from home. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful house in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful few days at Inchnafearna. The house is perfect with everything you could need and more. The views are breath-taking and a beach with golden sand is only a short walk from the door. The beds were so comfortable with luxurious cotton bedding and the layout of the house means it suits several families staying together. We would recommend this house to friends and family - a perfect get-away for those looking for an idyllic coastal holiday away from the crowds.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Clashnessie Beach
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Highland, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
10 Mar 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Peak Season
16 Jun 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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