Fionn Cottage, self catering, in the village of Achnasheen, Wester Ross, is the ideal base for touring the North and West Highlands and daytripping to the Isle of Skye.
Email:Bookings @ Fionn
Fionn Cottage in Achnasheen is a self-catering cottage, with superb views to the
surrounding hills of South Torridon, Achnashellach and North Strathconon. Its
Scandinavian inspiration and panoramic windows make it light and airy, giving
the feeling of living in the natural environment.
Sleeping up to 6, the cottage has all the amenities for a comfortable and relaxing stay. It has 2 double bedrooms and one twin, and a family bathroom. The lounge / dining room has a TV, DVD, HiFi and radio, with sliding patio doors giving access to a raised covered deck with open views east, south and west. The mezzanine lounge above is the ideal spot to put your feet up and relax with a good book. There is a fully equipped galley-style kitchen and a separate utility/drying room, with a tumble drier and washing machine. A travel cot is available.
Heating is provided by electric total control. The building is well insulated and double-glazed throughout. All bed linen, towels and electricity are included in the rental.
Achnasheen lies 42 miles north west of Inverness where the road splits for Gairloch and Kyle of Lochalsh. The village has a post office, railway station, bus stop, hotel and a jewellery workshop, gallery and cafe. The nearest shop is 9 miles away at Kinlochewe. Both east and west coasts are within 45 minutes drive, and you can be on the
Isle of Skye within an hour.
Achnasheen Terraces, a unique geological feature, bound the village to the west, while Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve is ten miles further on.
Winter Sunset over Moruisg
The area is a paradise for walkers, climbers, cyclists, runners, fishing, canoeists, naturalists, sight-seers, and golfers, with something for everyone. Many Munros are on the doorstep giving high and low level walking, running and cycling for all abilities. There are tracks suitable for the disabled and educational routes specifically designed for youngsters. Many lochs,
rivers and the sea offer fishing, kayaking, and watersports. Municipal golf courses are numerous and the rugged coastline has beautiful sandy beaches.
How to find us.
From Inverness, take the A9 to the Tore roundabout and then the A832 towards Ullapool. At Garve turn left onto the A835 and Achnasheen is 16 miles further on. Drive almost
through the village, alongside the red telephone box on the right, turn sharp right, through double green gates and up a short track to Fionn cottage which can be seen from the road.
Walkers and climbers
Fionn Cottage lies at the foot of Fionn Bhein. There are over 30 Munros within easy
reach, including the Fannichs, Beinn Eighe, Liathach, Beinn Alligin, An Teallach and the
south Torridon mountains, many with excellent summer and winter climbing as well as mountain walking. The glens have many lower level trails for those who prefer
something a little less strenuous.
Cyclists and runners
The mountains and glens have many forestry and estate tracks for cycling, while
deer-stalking paths make for magnificent outdoor running . Cycling is a dream,
with excellent roads not at all busy even in summer. Achnasheen is on the
tremendous Applecross and Shieldaig loops.
Fishing, sailing and kayaking
Ross-shire has many lochs and rivers, and has an extensive coast line within 30 minutes drive of Fionn Cottage. These give superb kayaking and canoeing opportunities to suit
all standards. The area has some of the finest freshwater fishing in Europe. Regular sea
fishing trips run from Gairloch. Sailing is possible on the many lochs and in the sea
from Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochcarron, Gairloch, and Poolewe.
The geology of the area has determined the form of the resulting landscape, settlement
patterns and land use, influencing its unique musical and literary culture.
Red deer, pine marten, fox and badger regularly visit the garden, and occasionally wildcat are seen. The area is home to many bird species, including golden and rare white tailed eagles, buzzard, peregrine, osprey, grouse, pheasant and ptarmigan.
Red and black throated divers are often found on nearby Loch Maree, one of
the most beautiful lochs in Ross-shire. Whale-watching trips run from Gairloch,
with regular sightings of Orca and Minke whales, Harbour Porpoise, Dolphin,
Seals and the occasional Basking Shark.
There are a number of municipal golf courses within easy reach including
Lochcarron, Gairloch, Strathpeffer and Inverness.
Just Touring around?
Achnasheen is ideally situated for touring the northern Highlands. The west coast
is within 30 minutes drive and has clean, unspoilt sandy beaches. Skye is only an
hour away, with access to the black and red Cuillin mountains, and an onward trip
to the Western Isles. Ullapool is within an hour, with onward routes deep into Sutherland. The Black Isle and the east coast are both about 30 minutes away,
with wonderfully scenic routes around the coast and on up to Wick. The Victorian
spa town of Strathpeffer is on the doorstep, the city of Inverness is reachable
in 45 minutes, and Aviemore within an hour and a half.And of course, all around is the awesome splendour, beauty and sheer scale of the northern Highlands.
How to Book
Current prices are as follows:
April and May £375 per week
June, July and August £450 per week
September and October £375 per week
They are for the rental of the cottage per week and include all electricity, linen and towels.
To book, either e-mail us at Bookings @ Fionn or call us to confirm availability.
On confirmation of booking, we reserve the cottage until we receive a completed
booking form and a deposit cheque of £50 per week, payable to Mr S D Jones,
to secure the booking. The balance is due four weeks before arrival, when we will
supply all further details about the cottage.
Bookings are taken from Saturday to Saturday. The cottage is available from 3pm on the day of arrival until 10am on the final day.
The cottage is non-smoking throughout.
We are unable to accept pets.
We also let the cottage for short breaks. Please contact us for availability and rates.
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