Your Home for The holidays!

I am not taking any bookings for the remainder of 2017 but if you are looking for something in the area you will find a list of self catering properties on www.coigach.com (Achiltibuie Tourist Association) or try my friends who have a lovely house in Polbain  www.summerislescroft.com.

 

 

East Acheninver is a traditional croft house overlooking The Summer Isles and Loch Broom. At the back of the house you have the mountains of Conival and Ben Mor Coigach and at the front a path that leads through the woodland garden and croft to a sandy beach and Acheninver Burn. It’s an ideal spot if you like the great outdoors and there is a wide variety of bird life who share the terrain with seals, otters, porpoise, dolphins and even the occasional whale!

Inside, the house is comfortable and cosy and is decorated with an eclectic mixture of artworks, traditional furniture and vintage collectibles – some inherited so they have always been there!

There are two bedrooms, a kitchen you can eat in, a living room, downstairs bathroom and upstairs WC. There is also a utility room with a washing machine so you can really feel at home!

East Acheninver is on the Coigach Peninsula – the whole settlement is often referred to as Achiltibuie but strictly speaking this applies to the area surrounding the post office. However, whichever you prefer Coigach or Achiltibuie, it’s a spectacular area with mountains galore, a rocky coastline with sandy beaches and outstanding views in every direction.

This area is understandably popular with walkers and climbers and more and more people are taking to the water in kayaks and canoes. If you have your own, you can leave it by the beach in our field. If not, two local enterprises Nor-west Sea Kayaking and Hamlet Mountaineering will be happy to help you. And if you are coming by or bringing your bike, there is plenty of shed space.

The North Coast 500 goes past the Achiltibuie road end but our own little single track from the junction is quite impressive in its own right as it winds its way through the mountains past a series of lochs and burns.

Do get in touch if you want to know more.

Julia Campbell (owner), Acheninver, Achiltibuie

tel 01854 622 379

croftercampbell@live.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Come and stay in the Artist’s Cottage by the Beach

Artist's cottage by the beach Achiltibuie

  • Traditional Highland croft house with sandy beach nearby
  • Two comfortable bedrooms (king size double and twin)
  • Kitchen and living room with cosy wood-burning stoves
  • Simply decorated with original artworks
  • Secluded position in woodland garden with sea views
  • Garden path to beach, space to leave your kayak by the shore
  • Close to Conival and Ben Mor Coigach
  • Ideal for walkers, climbers, birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, stargazers, photographers, writers and artists
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open all year, short breaks available
  • Friendly local community with village hall, shop and pubs
  • Local owner (just down the croft)
  • Contact croftercampbell@live.co.uk or phone 01854 622 379

Achiltibuie

Aerial pics taken by guest (and Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012) Charlie Philips who was trying out his new drone during his stay last April.

Achiltibuie beach at Acheninver

Cottage in Achiltibuie by beach

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Killer whales at the window

On Wednesday day morning I was called outside and to see a pod of orca (killer whales) making their way past our window and round the Summer Isles. A spectacular sight – and sound as we could hear them splashing and blowing from the house. There were further sightings later in the day as the whales made another appearance for  the Summer Queen, tour boat from Ullapool to the delight of all aboard who included Ullapool Primary School on their end of term trip. Barbara Ross saw them near her home in Reiff and took this amazing photo off the point there. This is welcome return for the pod who were here a week or so ago. There must be plenty of fish out there to bring them in and long may it continue.

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