Places of Interest



Achnahaird Beach
Achnahaird Beach
Achnahaird Beach : This beautiful sandy beach is just 10 minutes walk from the house. It is clean and safe - ideal for sandcastles and swimming.

The Piping School Cafe : Formerly a Piping School - the cafe is open from 9.00am to 6.00pm 7 days a week.

Ullapool : A forty minute drive from Achnahaird. There are numerous restaurants and cafés, a nine-hole golf course, a leisure centre and swimming pool, a library and a museum. Ferries to the Isle of Lewis run twice daily throughout the year.

Leckmelm Gardens
Leckmelm Gardens
Gardens : On the west coast there are gardens at Attadale near Lochcarron, while Inverewe garden at Poolewe has a wide range of tender species thriving in the mild climate. Leckmelm gardens - with its impressive arboretum is only a few miles south of Ullapool and is open throughout the year.

Museums : The human history of the area is told in museums such as the Applecross Heritage Centre, Lochinver museum, Smithy Heritage Centre in Lochcarron, Gairloch Heritage museum and Ullapool museum and Visitor Centre.

Lochinver : A drive north along the picturesque coastal route from Achnahaird, through Inverpolly Nature Reserve, takes you to the fishing village of Lochinver . Visit the famous Achins Bookshop along the way and Highland Stoneware once you get there: its showroom is surrounded by mosaic sculpture!. Lochinver also has an award-winning pie shop! Boat trips from Kylesku go inland up the sea loch to visit Europe 's longest waterfall or to Kerracher Gardens. You can also visit Inverpolly Nature Reserve, a haven for wildcats, pine martens and golden eagles.

Anne & Angus MacLeod, Achnahaird, Achiltibuie, IV26 2YT
Tel : 01854 622 419 , International: +44 1854 622 419 , info@achnahaird.com