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Taigh Na Fraoch

Near Clashnessie beach, Sutherland

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Taigh Na Fraoch is a charming, detached cottage set up a private drive in the dramatic rocky landscape of the Assynt area, just a short walk from the lovely sandy beach at Clashnessie Bay in Sutherland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The cottage’s spacious accommodation offers a choice of places to relax with a comfortable sitting room with TV and either an open or electric fire and an inviting dining sunroom where a second TV makes sure all viewing tastes can be catered for.

The modern kitchen has an informal breakfast bar seating area and is supplemented by a spacious utility room with laundry facilities and a handy drying rack, etc. There is also a modern shower room and neat single bedroom with (pullout bed underneath) downstairs, as well as an entrance porch providing space for hanging coats. It even has electric boot warmers to keep toes nice and toasty.

Upstairs are an attractive double bedroom with plenty of built-in storage and a sweet little window seat, a cosy twin bedroom and a family bathroom.

Parking is right by the door and the large grassed garden is enclosed with steps leading down to the gate from which you can walk or cycle out on the quiet single track roads. A sturdy stone picnic bench in the garden has been positioned so you can see the sea so it makes a great place for alfresco dining with a view.

Map & Local

As Assynt is so far north it has an unusual microclimate that is warmed by the Gulf Stream. Take advantage of the mild weather with a day on the beach at Clashnessie Bay that is less than 5 minutes’ drive away and is easily accessible with parking right across the road. Children and dogs will love running wild on the sands and exploring the rock pools looking out for crabs and starfish.

A rough trail leads from the beach up to Clashnessie Falls, a 15 metre high waterfall that is particularly impressive when it swells after rainfall. If a change of scenery beckons it is just a 5 minute drive down to the beautiful Clachtoll beach (2.5 miles).

Lochinver (8.5 miles) has a small supermarket and interesting little shops, pubs and restaurants. It also plays host to the annual Assynt Highland Games every August when traditional music, dancing and heavy games come to the village.

Hill walkers will find plenty to keep them busy with several corbetts to climb nearby and the very distinctive Suilven, a sandstone mountain shaped like a policeman’s helmet, to tackle for some spectacular panoramic views.

The 19th century Stoer Lighthouse (5 miles) isn’t open to the public but it is worth a visit to take in the wonderful views out over The Minch where dolphins and even minke whales are often seen. From the carpark a 2 mile circular walk leads along to the impressive Old Man of Stoer, a huge sea stack that stands at 60 metres high.

Just over an hour’s drive leads along the shores of Loch Assynt, over the Kylesku bridge and up to Tarbet (39 miles). Ferry trips run from Tarbet harbour over to Handa island, a wildlife reserve dramatic clifftop scenery and thousands of seabirds including puffins, guillemots and razorbills.

Half an hour further up the coast at Durness (59 miles) is the fascinating Smoo Cave that is accessible by foot (not suitable for those with limited mobility) or by boat for venturing into the inner caves.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting room with open fire and TV
Dining/Sun room with TV (satellite)/DVD, mini hifi
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
Single bedroom (pull out single bed underneath)
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Porch with drying facilities


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels
Travel Cot

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel/night storage heaters (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs is welcome at an additional charge (2 medium, 2 small). No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • Save 15% w/c 12 Oct 18 From 12/10/2018 to 18/10/2018
  • Save 15% w/c 19 Oct 18 From 19/10/2018 to 25/10/2018
  • Save 10% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 5% New Year 2018 From 28/12/2018 to 03/01/2019

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
05 Oct 2018 - 25 Oct 2018 POA £695.00
26 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 POA £495.00
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA £850.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA £850.00
06 Jan 2019 - 07 Feb 2019 £495.00 £525.00
08 Feb 2019 - 04 Apr 2019 £595.00 £625.00
05 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019 £695.00 £725.00
26 Apr 2019 - 09 May 2019 £595.00 £625.00
10 May 2019 - 23 May 2019 £695.00 £725.00
24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019 £895.00 £895.00
31 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019 £695.00 £725.00
28 Jun 2019 - 29 Aug 2019 £895.00 £895.00
30 Aug 2019 - 19 Sep 2019 £695.00 £725.00
20 Sep 2019 - 10 Oct 2019 £595.00 £625.00
11 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019 £695.00 £725.00
01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £495.00 £525.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £895.00 £895.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £895.00 £895.00
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

For Taigh Na Fraoch, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.


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