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The Old Laundry - Achfary,

Achfary, The Highlands
Sleeps 9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spacious detached cottage with original stone features in ample private grounds
  • Stunning views across Loch More and the surrounding hillside
  • Excellent family getaway lodge with water running through the garden’s edge
  • Versatile spaces including sunroom, library and large kitchen with walk-in fridge
  • Easy access to the north coast cliffs and beaches
  • Thousands of acres to explore with a wealth of wildlife and outdoor activities available
Property code: CA362

Be immersed in the wild rugged mountains and countryside of this splendid Highland estate with generous grounds and interiors for an invigorating family or group holiday.

The property rests on a seemingly endless expanse of unspoilt hills, mountains and lochs, home to an array of wildlife from wild deer to birds of prey and skipping salmon in the autumn. By arrangement, you can embark on wildlife-spotting trips, both on land and via boat to Handa Island courtesy of the estate’s knowledgeable staff. Pristine west-coast beaches abound within 10 miles in almost any direction, and just a 22-mile drive away are the arresting cliffs and trails of Cape Wrath which are sure to delight keen walkers.

Inside the property, find beautifully appointed, generous sized rooms, including the large living room overlooking the private gardens towards the loch and hills. An expansive kitchen is a delight in which to cook a delicious meal and comes with a walk-in fridge room, while the spacious dining room is the perfect setting for a special group meal. Lose yourself in a book, choosing from the library, the invitingly furnished drawing room with wood burner, or the perfectly situated sunroom surrounding the property, gazing out to those stunning views. Extra peace of mind is on offer with a two-hour daily housekeeper to hand so you can enjoy a truly peaceful break. At the end of a long day of adventure, recline among the crisp linens in the five bedrooms, many en-suite, for a perfect night’s sleep.

Outside, walk the beautiful mature lawned garden to find a bubbling burn at the foot of the green. Indulge in a picnic on the lawn, or spot the salmon spawning within metres of the house.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 5 bedrooms – 3 double, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 cloakroom with WC, 1 en-suite shower room, 2 bathrooms with shower over bath, shower and WC
  • Electric cooker, hob and grill, range cooker, chest freezer, double door fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, walk-in fridge
  • 2 utility rooms
  • Open fire – solid fuel included
  • Heating and electricity included
  • Flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included – computer with printer also available by arrangement
  • 2 hours of daily housekeeping is included, please note this is a requirement of booking this property and is non-negotiable
  • A 3-bed annexe (1 double, 2 singles) with bathroom and sitting room is also available by arrangement
  • Enclosed garden with burn running through - please note children must be supervised at all times

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Rae, July 2018

As a family of 4 (two teenage children) plus 2 dogs we found a haven in the Old Laundry that ticked just about all the boxes. Tricia's welcome cake didn't last long, the only grumble we could muster was that it wasn't automatically replenished when finished! We would have had no qualms over receiving a bill from her at the end of the week for non-sRead moretop Lemon Drizzle Cake, although the waistbands would have been under immense strain. My wife and I were 99% delighted to be without a reliable internet signal (it's amazing how it has almost become one of life's necessities), the teenagers less so, but a trip back to the "good old days" where we entertained ourselves, enjoyed the great outdoors and each other's company where we actually spoke to one another turned out to be a good thing. A valuable lesson for the kids who were the better for it. The dogs loved the open grounds and the burn running through them and were, in the most part, mindful of the beautifully tended gardens - the chase after a mouse through one of the borders was a low point admittedly but a bottle of bubbly as an apology for the understandably irritated gardener seem to help put matters right along with our reassurance that we were as appreciative of her horticultural efforts as she has every right to be, they are a wonderful part of the "Achfary experience". If you like the hustle and bustle of modern day life or you want to at least have it close by in case of any withdrawal then The Old Laundry is not for you. If you want a very comfortably appointed place, almost in the middle of nowhere, to stay for a break away from all that then it is. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Wight, March 2018

If you are looking for a top spec property with doorstep access to some of the most beautiful walks and views in Sutherland then I cannot imagine anywhere else that would exceed the offerings of The Old Laundry. Head out of the front door and you can walk around Loch More, up a steep climb and you have breathtaking views, drop back into the glen anRead mored you are in amongst a variety of lochs, overshadowed by the looming mountains above. From the rear of the property you can head straight up the forestry track and either skirt the foot of Ben Stack to a variety of hill lochs or take the route to the summit. A short drive towards Scourie or the coast past kinlochbervie and you arrive at the tropical beaches, albeit with sea temperatures a tad lower those those of the West Indies that they imitate . As for the property, everything is a cut above the norm and the housekeeper was a surprising but very welcome extra who made sure everything was in order and made up the open fire each day. Loved it and can't wait to come back in warmer seasons to fish all the hill lochs. Hide

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1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.