An Taigh Soluis - Achiltibuie

A 4 bedroom holiday home for families


The bungalow is located right in the crofting village of Achiltibuie and positioned high up overlooking Tanera Mor and the Summer Isles providing absolutely stunning sea and mountain views. The house is spacious and offers a great space for a large family, two families or groups in comfortable self catering accommodation. It is an excellent base to explore the Scottish West Highlands that are some of the last "wild places" on the mainland of the UK. The accommodation is all on one level. There are four bedrooms with two bathrooms. The kitchen is spacious and fitted with all modern conveniences including washer, tumble dryer and dishwasher. There is full central heating and the living room has an open hearth, so a welcoming fire can be stoked in more chilly seasons and is perfect at the end of an active day out on the hills. There are fantastic views from the windows and the bungalow is located in the village and easy walking distance to the Summer Isles Hotel and bar. There is a local award winning restaurant 'SALT' a short walk away http://www.saltseafood.com/, the Piping School Cafe is close by and there is also a good local shop and fuel in the village.

Ullapool is 24 miles away with essential shops, and a supermarket, gift and craft shops, restaurants and cafes, a 9-hole golf course and a swimming pool. You can also take a ferry across to the Western Isles, Skye and the Outer Hebrides from Ullapool. Achiltibuie is a great area for touring and the North Coast 500 road route can be followed up to Sutherland and around the top of Scotland where quiet roads, wonderful remoteness and pretty little villages can be explored. Also starting in Achiltibuie, the Assynt Achiltibuie circular is one of the best road cycling routes in the Highlands.

This is an fantastic holiday location and the house is a great home from home with all modern amenities.

The Accommodation

Holiday home Self Catering Accommodation in the Summer Isles Northwest Highlands of Scotland

An Taigh Soluis - Achiltibuie

Do you want to wake up to this?

Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles

things to see and do

Birdwatching, photography or just enjoy the view

whistle of the winds

The house is located in Coigach which is the Scottish Wildlife Trust's largest reserve and perhaps Scotland's best winter reserve for birds of prey. There are numerous other moorland and seabird species more locally including Great Skuas and Greylags which breed in the Summer Isles. From late June, Reiff is known as being probably the best mainland site for seeing Storm Peterels anywhere in Scotland. During the winter months when conditions are right, the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights are often seen from here.

Links:

http://www.the-soc.org.uk/birdwatching-in-north-west-scotland/

https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/ben-mor-coigach/

The beaches, and the sea

Sound of the sea

One of the most beautiful beaches anywhere is just a few miles away at Achnahaird, it is a hidden gem. This crescent of fine sand is considered to be one of Scotland's best beaches, backed with sand dunes and wide open spaces with views of the mountains all around. The sheltered bays around Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles are also becoming popular as a sea kayakers paradise in the summer months. The area has the benefit of crystal clear water and the varied coastline of the Coigach peninsula and the Summer Isles offers diving considered to be amongst the best anywhere in the country because of its rich marine life. There are also a number of wrecks in the area which are regular dive sites. Atlantic Diving Services have both a fully equipped dive boat and shore based compressors, so air is available locally by arrangement.

Links:

http://www.visitscotland.com/info/towns-villages/achnahaird-beach-p313491

Norwest Sea kayaking

Atlantic Diving Services

Wild fishing

Salmon, trout, Arctic char and saltwater fishing

There are local lochs and rivers which day permits can be purchased in the village for salmon, sea trout, wild brown trout, ferrox trout and arctic char. There is also extensive sea fishing locally from boat, pier, beaches and rocky foreshores with a wide variety of species including skate, pollack, mackerel, wrasse, dogfish and flatfish in truly wild habitats.

Links:

Wester Ross Fisheries Trust

http://www.trout-salmon-fishing.com/scotland-achiltibuie.htm

"On the rocks" - Rock climbing, mountain walking OR geology

Rock climbing, mountain walking or geology

The rocks here are up to 3000 million years old, and this Northwest Highlands area is now classified by UNESCO as a Geopark. http://www.nwhgeopark.com/

The area is a mecca for geologists due to the rock formations only found here, recent research suggests there is evidence of one of the largest asteroid impacts in the earth's history in the area.

There is mountain walking, hiking and scrambling in abundance in Coigach. As a climber, there are numerous "must do's" in the local area such as Stac Pollaidh, Ben Mor Coigach, Cul Mor, the Fiddler, Suilven or the sea stack of the Old Man of Stoer. The sea cliffs at Reiff are only 10 minutes away for shorter trad or top roping routes of all grades from Diff to E7. There is plenty of scope for new routes locally including sea cliffs at Rubha Dunan for the more adventurous just a short walk away from the house.

Guidebooks & Links:

Northern Highlands North - Scottish Mountaineering Council.

Rock Climbing in Scotland - Constable.

Walking In Scotland's Far North: 62 Mountain Walks - Cicerone.

UKClimbing.com

Coigach.com

Scottishclimbs.com

Local Climbing Guide - Hamlet Mountaineering

A Geological Excursion Guide to the North-West Highlands of Scotland - NMS.

An Taigh Soluis

The Lighthouse, Achiltibuie

Holiday home Self Catering Accommodation in the Summer Isles, Northwest Highlands of Scotland