Near Lochinver, Sutherland
Gorgeous sea views and spacious, inviting accommodation awaits guests at Iolaire Lodge, which occupies an elevated position amongst by dramatic rocky outcrops, in walking distance of Lochinver (0.5 miles) on Sutherland’s wonderful west coast.
|Sleeps: 8/10||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
‘Iolaire’ means eagle in Gaelic and it has been very appropriately used as sea eagles, with their distinctive white tails, are just one of the stunning species that can be seen here. Inside, the refined entrance hall offers a warm welcome and leads through to the elegant sitting room that is very generously sized with a lovely open fire to sit around and further seating set up by the window looking out towards the famous Suilven mountain.
The well-equipped kitchen has a relaxed breakfasting area and more formal dining takes place in the dining room where another open fire crackles away making for cosy extended evenings spent setting the world to rights over dinner and drinks.
All of the bedrooms are off the rather grand upper landing which even has a sofa that is a nice spot to get away to and read that previously neglected novel in peace. In the master double bedroom the views really do take centre stage and the large bay window shows them off perfectly. It offers guests the choice of a sea view in one direction and mountains in the other, with a beautiful chaise longue to recline on whilst admiring them.
There are two twin rooms to choose from, the second of which is great to watch the sunset from. The ‘family suite’ is particularly handy as it has its own bathroom and a double bedroom that has a twin room off it with steps that lead down to the space that children are sure to love.
A private, tarmacked road winds up to the house and there plenty of space for parking is provided. The rough grounds trail off into the surrounding countryside where swathes of heather can be seen all around and the sea view is one that guests are sure to never tire of.
Please note: Due to the risk of wildfires in the area, BBQs of any kind are not permitted at Iolaire Lodge.
The house’s handy position means that it is easy to pop down to the Inver Lodge Hotel just down the road for a meal (open Apr to Oct) or walk a bit further down to the village to grab some goodies from the shop or a coffee at the café.
To really take in the scenery in all its glory it is well worth venturing out with North Coast Sea Tours for one of their fascinating boat trips that leave from the village harbour. The sunset tour is particularly picturesque and there are plenty of opportunities for spotting seals, dolphins and lots of different seabirds.
Ben More Assynt and Conival are the two nearest munros to tackle and there are also a few corbetts nearby which, whilst being less of a challenge, still make for very enjoyable climbs rewarded by stunning views from the summits.
Just a 15 minute drive away is the gorgeous white sandy beach of Achmelvich Bay (4.5 miles) that is great to visit no matter what the weather. Take some time to beachcomb and paddle in the amazingly clear water whilst admiring the beautiful surrounding views or bring along the paddleboards or surfboards and take to the water.
For those who fancy seeing more of the area the ‘wee mad road of Sutherland’ that follows the coastline up to Unapool (24 miles) is just the ticket. This single track road may not be for the faint-hearted in places but it is great fun to drive and allows for ample photo opportunities along the way.
Local Events and Attractions
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 room with open-fire
Kitchen with breakfast area, electric range oven, ceramic hob, 2 dishwashers, fridge, freezer, coffee maker, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
WC with wash basin
WC with wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size)
Double bedroom (king-size, can be separated to twin beds)
Twin bedroom (only suitable for children)
Bathroom with bath and shower over WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath and shower over WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by night storage heaters and open-firer (logs INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured particularly after heavy rainfall. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 medium, 2 small). No smoking.
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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 10|
|29 Oct 2023 - 18 Dec 2023||£1,395.00|
|19 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£2,495.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£2,495.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 03 Feb 2024||£1,395.00|
|04 Feb 2024 - 30 Mar 2024||£1,695.00|
|31 Mar 2024 - 20 Apr 2024||£1,995.00|
|21 Apr 2024 - 04 May 2024||£1,695.00|
|05 May 2024 - 25 May 2024||£1,995.00|
|26 May 2024 - 01 Jun 2024||£2,395.00|
|02 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024||£1,995.00|
|23 Jun 2024 - 20 Jul 2024||£2,395.00|
|21 Jul 2024 - 24 Aug 2024||£2,495.00|
|25 Aug 2024 - 14 Sep 2024||£1,995.00|
|15 Sep 2024 - 05 Oct 2024||£1,695.00|
|06 Oct 2024 - 26 Oct 2024||£1,995.00|
|27 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£1,395.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£2,495.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£2,495.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.