Lochside House

Lochinver, North West Scotland
Lochside House

OS map of lochinver with Lochside

Self-catering holiday accommodation by Lochinver, Assynt, Scotland. Suitable for up to 10 people. Ideal for two families sharing but lovely for smaller groups too. Access to some of the best fly-fishing, hill walking and coastal scenery in Scotland. An ideal base for exploring the peaks of Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Canisp, Quinag and Ben More Assynt.

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Lochside now has a sister in Devon, Bridge Cottage


OS map of lochinver with Lochside

Lochside House is located on the edge of Loch Culag, just outside the village of Lochinver, in the North West Highlands of Scotland. It has a remote feeling, with nothing to the East accept for the wilderness of Assynt. Adjacent to the house lies Culag Wood. Walking through the woods takes you on many beautiful paths that lead to rocky coves, pebble beachs and a scenic viewpoint. Lochinver with its local shops and amenities is a mile to the North. The beautiful sandy beaches at Achmelvich are a short drive away. To the South lies Inverkirkaig and the path to the Kirkaig Falls and beyond the road to Achiltibuie. There are photos of the area and the house on the Lochside Gallery.

For getting directions on your satnav click here or see 'Getting here' below.

Lochside in autumn

The House

Lochside provides flexible accommodation for up to 10 people. There is parking for 2 cars by the road, the property is set down from the road with steps and a sloping path. There is a new drive down to the house providing limited vehicle access.

There fitted country style kitchen which has an eat-in area and central island. It is well equipped with double oven rangemaster cooker, microwave, bread maker, fridge and dishwasher. A separate utility room lies to the side, with washing machine, tumble drier, second sink and fridge-freezer.

the kitchen
the kitchen table

The dining room is traditionally furnished for up to 10 guests and has an open fire. This leads through to a lovely study with a small library of books.

the hall
dining room from the hall
the dining room

A fabulous ‘Loch Room’ has an open fire and uninterrupted views across the loch to hills beyond. Comfortable sofas and armchairs, board games, jigsaws and a well-loved piano. Leads out to a decked area.

the loch room
the loch room to the piano

Downstairs there are two bedrooms (one twin, one double) newly fitted bathroom and a separate cloakroom.

Upstairs the master bedroom has a beautiful gable end window, leading on to a small covered balcony. There is an ensuite shower room and a dressing room area. There are two further bedrooms – a double bedroom and a twin room. There is a shared bathroom with a newly fitted bath and separate shower.

the blue room
the master bedroom

the white room
the yellow room

The property has central heating throughout and open fires in the Loch Room and Dining Room. There is adequate porch space and drying facilities within the house for plenty of outdoor clothing. There is a television (freesat) and dvd player (a small collection of dvds), a mini hi-fi system and wi-fi broadband.


  • Lochside is available for weekly rent from 4pm Saturday to 10am the following Staturday
  • Rates inclusive of linen, towels and reasonable use of electricity and fuel
  • Sorry no smoking and no pets

For availability, rates and further information please contact Judy Young at

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Getting here

Lochinver is about 2 hours drive from Inverness. From Inverness heading North follow signs for Ullapool on the A835. Once at Ullapool continue along the A835 until it meets with the A837 at the Ledmore junction. Here turn left following the signs for Lochinver all the way. Once at Lochinver continue through and out of the village on the coastal road sign posted to Inverkirkaig, past the school, over the cattle grid and Lochside is the first house you come to on your left.

Inverness has good rail (including an overnight sleeper), air and road links with the rest of the UK. Inverness airport has several direct daily flights from London. Hire cars are available at both Inverness Station and Inverness airport.

Suilven and Canisp