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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lochinver, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
NEW SECOND SHOWER-ROOM INSTALLED UPSTAIRS FOR 2017!
Peacefully and privately situated on 110 acres of croft land yet only 1.5 miles from the fishing village of Lochinver and 2 miles from the beautiful white sandy beaches at Achmelvich, Torbreck Croft House is comfortable and well equipped, perfect for families, small groups or couples. . The croft is situated off of the single track B869, part of the NC500 Drumbeg loop.

The house has 3 bedrooms upstairs, 1 double, 1 large twin and 1 small twin. There is also a luxury shower room newly installed upstairs for 2017. We have also just added a new pressurised hot water tank to give powerful showers. Downstairs there is a sitting room with open fire, TV and DVD player, a spacious dining kitchen with wood burning stove, shower room and large porch/sunroom with seating. The dining table can be...
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About the Owner, Teresa M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 25 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 31 reviews and 1 property
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Torbreck Croft House sits peacefully back off the single track B869 road down it's own good track. The B869 is on the Drumbeg loop of the NC500.

There is lots to do! Visit the wonderful unspoilt white sandy beaches nearby. Achmelvich (2 miles), Clachtoll (4.5 miles) & Clashnessie (6.5 miles) are the closest but with some exploring you can find many more secluded gems. Travel a little further to Oldeshoremore and Sandwood Bay, both within an hours drive, or up to Balnakeil at Durness.

Walk along the coast or across the hills and moors, the choice of routes is endless and wherever you go there are stunning views of Assynt and you may not see another person all day. From the cottage, you can walk for miles across the croft and beyond.
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Bega, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in June 2017

After six weeks of staying in holiday cottages in Scotland, Torbreck House was the stand out favourite. The owners have made it into a home from the oak furniture, the fully equiped kitchen, two classy bathrooms, good quality bed linen and cosy warmth throughout the whole house. The conservatory was a favourite sunny spot to retreat to with views to...

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Management response:

Many thanks for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Torbreck. Assynt is a beautiful part of the world.

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babsnw
Keswick, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in June 2017

The location is perfect for those seeking quiet yet wanting the facilities of the lovely village of Lochinver within a short distance. Torbrek is a lovely family home clean with comfortable beds and furnishings with a wild garden and surroundings where deer roam and birds and wildlife are numerous. The most beautiful beaches are within a few miles and the...

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Thank you for your review. We would love to have you back!

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LJKH
Edinburgh
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Arrival at Torbreck Croft House is a joy. The house is exactly as listed and matches all those photos you’ve looked at in advance. Sitting in a hollow of its own it is secluded and peaceful. But as you settle in you quickly realise the house offers so much more. Firstly the many beautiful paintings of Angus Macdonald on the...

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We are delighted that you enjoyed the croft house! Thank you for your lovely review! As you probably read, Torbreck was built by my husband's great grandfather and it is a very special place for us. It's great to hear that our guests are appreciating it as much as we do. I have passed on your compliments to Angus, my...

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Private Fishing Lake/River
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 7 nights
£85
£600
1 Jul 2017 -
1 Sep 2017
High Season
7 nights --
£1,000
2 Sep 2017 -
27 Oct 2017
Mid Season
7 nights --
£800
28 Oct 2017 -
22 Dec 2017
Low Season
7 nights --
£600
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Dogs are also welcome, maximum of two, but please let us know if you intend to bring your dog. We ask that you do not let them on the furniture or upstairs. Strictly no cats due to family allergies.
Price includes heating, electricity, towels, bed linen, logs and coal for the stove and open fire and wi-fi internet access. Enough loo roll and cleaning materials are provided to get you started. Dishtowels and washing up things are also provided.
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About the neighbourhood
There is a folder in the house with lots of information about the house and area that should help you settle in quickly.
Getting around
Climb spectacular mountains with walks or climbs of all grades - Stac Pollaidh, Suilven, Canisp and Quinag to name just a few.

Visit prehistoric bone caves, a Pictish broch, ruins of 15th century Ardvreck Castle and many more historic sites.

Take a boat trip to Handa Island for some bird watching, seabirds gather to breed here including puffins, or to the Summer Isles where Minke whale, porpoise, basking sharks and seals are not uncommon sightings, or from Kylesku to see the highest waterfall in Europe. Golden eagles may be spotted along the way.

Try out sea kayaking. NorWest Sea Kayaking run day, 1/2 day, evening, multi-day and week trips in the area. No experience is necessary.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 140.0 km
Railway: Inverness: 140.0 km
The scenic fishing village of Lochinver is 1.5 miles from Torbreck Croft House.

There are several restaurants, cafes and pubs in Lochinver from the award-winning Michelin star, Albannach Hotel to value for money and local produce at the Bunkhouse cafe down by the pier. There is also wonderful local seafood and produce to be had at Pete's restaurant and world famous pies, seafood and delicious cakes at The Lochinver Larder. For a drink and Scottish tapas, try the Caberfeidh, a pub/restaurant run by the owners of The Albannach.

There are grocery shops, petrol station, newsagent, butcher, bookshop, chandlery, post office, doctors surgery, potteries, outdoors and gift shops and Leisure Centre with gym there too.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 3.0 km.
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