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Family-friendly house. Rural, highland setting. Picturesque.

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


About the property

Proximity to beach. Sleeps 14. Dogs permitted. Child friendly.

An incredibly well appointed seven bedroom house on the stunning West Coast of Sutherland. Extremely comfortable accommodation with every modern contrivance in place. From wi-fi throughout to heated dog room and from Aga to ice cream maker. Clashnessie beach is only 200 yards down the track and there is a stunning waterfall just a short walk up the strath. Amazing walks, with inspirational views of the Sutherland mountains such as 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!

Victoria Lyle
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017

About Victoria Lyle

Our parents bought this house to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary. It was recently extended to be able to accommodate our growing family to enable us to all be there together. The four of us recently took over the running of the house whilst also ensuring we all get time to spend there with our friends and family.

Victoria Lyle purchased this house in 1994

Why Victoria Lyle chose Scotland

Inchnafearna is a wonderfully comfortable house. 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 in it on the terrace (a sun trap facing South West) and watch the local 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 may throw at you, 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 throughout. The Aga, stove 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 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. Utility Room: Belfast sink, larder fridge ( in addition to the one in the kitchen) -2 washing machines -2 tumble dryers -iron and ironing board -2 electric bread-makers -small clothes airer mounted on the ceiling. High quality bedding, linen and large fluffy 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 - dining table seats 14 people in comfort with Port-Meirion china and Villeroy and Boch glassware. Living area – There are three large/deep sofas and a long window seat (perfect for a kip in the afternoon sun), a Clavinova digital piano, free-sat TV, VCR and DVD player with a good selection of DVDs and videos for all ages and a hi-fi stereo system. Plenty of books, toys, jigsaws etc. for all the family.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Highland in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • waterfront
  • 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
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving


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Family-friendly house. Rural, highland setting. Picturesque.
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

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: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 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: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 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: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Welcoming & Rewarding Highland Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We first visited the house in the late 1990s. It was already a modernised crofters cottage and made a superb and comfortable base for visiting the surrounding area. Since having children we have made a point of returning every 3 years or so. While the house has changed considerably since our first visit (it is simply the best-equipped, warm, relaxing and welcoming holiday home we have ever stayed in), the region has not. This part of the Highlands is dramatic, beautiful, challenging, enjoyable and beguiling. Mountains, beaches, long walks, short walks, fishing, musselling, & prawns to die for. There is something for all ages. And if, on the odd occasion, the weather is resolutely against one venturing outside, inside there is space for everyone to do their own thing. Our one disappointment: we live abroad and cannot bring the dog!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • 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 Bay
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Highland, United Kingdom

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
9 Sep 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £400

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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