Iolaire is a magnificent, quintessential Scottish house, enjoying a stunning rural area with superb views and ample space for all the family in which to unwind.
Perched on the hillside above the charming fishing village of Lochinver, Iolaire is a magnificent Scottish country house. It enjoys commanding views across the sea in one direction and to the stunning and distinctive mountains of Suilven and Canisp in the other.
Iolaire has the air of a baronial hall. Its large rooms with high ceilings and wide windows drink in the light and maximise the unbelievable views. The entrance hall, with comfortable seating, leads out through French doors to the garden and open hillside beyond. The kitchen is spacious and has been superbly modernised to provide the height of modern living. There is a large range cooker, ideal for larger parties. A door leads through to the large dining room, with polished wood table and chairs, seating up to 10 guests with ease. The main living room has deep leather sofas and chairs, set around a welcoming open fireplace. The views from all rooms are simply stunning: open hillside, sea, hills and heather surround the property. A wide sweeping staircase leads up to the spacious landing. There are five beautifully presented bedrooms on this floor. Outside there is a log store and drying room which also provides additional storage for bicycles.
The open gardens are mainly grassed, with paths leading out into open countryside, where guests are free to wander, hill climb or just sit beside a nearby loch and enjoy the scenery. Deer are regular visitors to the gardens and grounds. Whilst quiet and totally secluded, it is just a ¼ mile from the thriving coastal village of Lochinver, on Scotland’s renowned west coast and now part of the North Coast 500 route. There is a variety of restaurants, shops and local facilities in the village. There are numerous unspoilt beaches close by and plenty of outdoor activities. Hill-walking, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, mountain biking or climbing are all enjoyed locally. Salmon and trout fishing can be arranged on local rivers and lochs on a first come first served basis, by contacting or calling in at the Inver Lodge Hotel. For wildlife enthusiasts, seals and otters are regularly spotted and the nearby island of Handa is renowned for its bird life, including puffins and great skuas.
Iolaire is ideal for a special family get together or for groups wishing to explore this stunning region, before returning to this splendid and luxurious accommodation. Beach 4 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile, restaurant 300 yards.
Step to entrance.
Entrance hall: With seating area and French doors leading to garden.
Living room: With open fire, 38" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler and 2 dishwashers.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and storage for bikes.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, interconnecting lockable door to bedroom 2 and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet (also accessed from landing).
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bathroom 2: With bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
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Bedroom 5: With twin beds.
Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Large, lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store (in utility room). Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks in the garden. The property has a natural water supply from a spring. Barbecues are not allowed due to risk of a gorse fire.