An Airidh

An Airidh is a modernised croft house near Lochinver in Assynt, a parish in the south-west corner of Sutherland. The cottage is conveniently situated near Lochinver and the white sandy beaches at Achmelvich and Clachtoll. It provides a great base for exploring this exceptional area of Sutherland with its unique mountains, numerous lochs, rivers and rugged coastline. It is good for walking, climbing, trout and salmon fishing, deer stalking, cycling, water sports and painting.

The house is comfortable with central heating and is well-equipped with three double bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor. On the ground floor there is a sitting room with open fire and a second sitting room  with a sofa bed. Both sitting rooms have FreeSatTVs and DVDs. There is also a cloakroom and small utility room. The fitted kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, fridge/freezer,  microwave and gas stove with double oven. Eight adults might find the kitchen cramped but there is ample china etc.  and I have had no complaints yet.

Lochinver is a small fishing port with two small supermarkets, Post Office, newsagent, cash point, petrol, two hotels and several restaurants and cafes.

Dogs are allowed downstairs only. They must be good with sheep.



  • 3 double bedrooms plus sofa bed downstairs.
  • Sleeps up to 8 if using sofa bed.
  • 1 bathroom upstairs and 1 cloakroom downstairs.


  • Central heating
  • Open fire in sitting room. Coal and kindling provided.
  • Electric radiators in all rooms.
  • Internet. Freesat TVs and DVDs in both sitting rooms.
  • Fitted kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, gas stove with double oven, washing machine, tumble dryer, high chair, cot.
  • Bedding and towels provided (not beach towels).
  • Barbecue.
  • Off-road parking.


Some pictures of the cottage and the surrounding countryside around Lochinver, Achmelvich and the mountains of Assynt.

Availability & Booking

You can book An Airidh for 1 week or more (Saturday to Saturday).
From mid-September 2022 the house will be available to let on a monthly basis until Spring 2023.

For more information, or to make a booking, email Moira at or call 0188 485 5757 or 07581 313496

The rent for An Airidh is between £450 and £950 per week, depending on the season.

A 25% deposit is required upon booking, the balance due the week of arrival.

Out & About

This rental cottage is a perfect base for exploring the Scottish Highlands and Sutherland (getting here).

  • 2 miles from the town of Lochinver for shops, restaurants, cash machine, sports centre, hotels
  • 1 ½ miles from the beautiful white sandy beaches at Achmelvich
  • Lots of fantastic routes for walking, climbing and cycling
  • Near the North West Highlands Geopark, which has stunning mountain landscapes, clean sandy beaches, ancient settlements, thriving communities. It offers one of the best opportunities to explore wild places in Europe.
  • 35 miles from Ullapool, a picturesque fishing town on the shores of Loch Broom. There are ferries to Stornaway on Lewis and boat trips to the Summer Isles. It boasts the nearest golf course and swimming pool
  • On the Drumbeg loop of the North Coast 500 route.
  • Experienced climbers can tackle the distinctive sandstone peak of Suilven.

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