5 bedrooms with 2 lounges spacious and comfortable set within tree garden
About Alison Ingram
We are a family of five with teenage children who have been holidaying in this part of the highlands every year since the children were little. We have loved the area since first visiting here and enjoy the beach, hillwalking kayaking. It is also a great base for exploring further afield, from climbing munros to shopping in Ullapool. We are still making new discoveries every visit even after 20 years!
Alison Ingram purchased this House in 2011
Why Alison Ingram chose Achnasheen
We chose this property because of its character and extensive tree garden with different views of sea, mountains and garden from every room.The house itself is large and comfortable with plenty of communal space, and lovely views from the upper windows. The garden room with the wood burning stove has French windows opening onto the garden . With large windows overlooking the garden and the mountains beyond it is particularly relaxing to spend the day in. The lounge upstairs with the large open fire and satellite television is warm and cosy in the evening.
What makes this House unique
Exceptional scenery, unspoilt area with direct access to beautiful walks. Perfect sandy beach for young children and rock pools.Lots of wildlife...pine-martins live in the garden and bats at night. Sometimes in the early morning there can be Roe deer there too! Otters live nearby on the headlands. From the nearby coast we've seen porpoises, dolphins and even basking sharks in the summer! Very peaceful and relaxing though if your feeling energetic there's a full sized table-tennis table in the large conservatory and sit on top kayaks to use in the bay if you're competent.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great space, privacy and quiet location
We spent 5 nights at Mhoh Farr. House was more than adequate for our family of 5. We love the space and the lived-in furniture makes us feel living at home and not in an Ikea catalogue. Great views from the garden and we never got tired of seeing Guinard Bay as we drove in and out. A bit of a drive out but not too far to explore the Gairloch and Assynt area. If there’s one feedback I can give is the kitchen - may be useful to do an inventory check of the food left behind by previous renters as some may have gone bad already. All in all we had a wonderful stay here.
Very lovely time
We so appreciated the spaciousness of the house and its lovely atmosphere which really brought us a lot of shared good times together with our extended family. Many thanks indeed for your generosity.
Hello Rosalind that was so kind of you. I’m glad you enjoyed the house and the kayaks. I hope some of the peace and relaxation of your time here can stay with you.
Best wishes to you and all of your family,
We spend few days in the house and it was so cool, nice and friendly!
The house is very confortable, lots of personal things and it s close to the sea.
Thank you !!!
brilliant place to stay!
We loved the house, the location is amazing and the house offers a lot of space and things to do, we certainly come back!
Great 'away from it all' vacation house
We had a wonderful week at Laide. The house is very well appointed with everything we needed for 8 -10 persons. It really is just like stepping into someone's home. We enjoyed daily walks down to beach and out and around on the headland. There were up to 20 seals on the beach just before the headland - and we even saw a school of porpoises on one day - out towards the Summer Isles. The Kayaks were also a hit. We visited Gairloch and Inverewe - and enjoyed the gardens and museums (the latter on our only really wet day). Thoroughly recommended for those who value peaceful and quiet holidays.
Beautiful location, spacious property. In need of some tlc, new windows & damp-proofing.
Beautiful location, spacious property. Lots of books, dvds, and a well stocked kitchen. Fabulous beaches within walking distance of the property.
Frustrating having a table tennis table that we couldn't use, due to an absence of bats and net.
Overall, It's in need of some tlc, new windows & damp-proofing. The entry part of the house is suffering from damp & a build up of mold, with a smell to prove it. We wouldn't return due to the toxic mold around the window in the downstairs twin room making that room very uncomfortable and frankly not healthy to stay in.
A shame the garden was also un-usable as it was so overgrown.
Just a little tlc and repair work and this spacious home could be returned to its former glory.
so sorry to hear you didn't have a good stay at the property. Its a pity you didn't find the tennis bats nets and balls in the cupboard beside the table tennis table in the conservatory (the next party did and had a competition). The entry part is a large porch which like the conservatory is outside the main house Its meant mainly for changing wet or muddy shoes or waterproofs but not living in! Condensation on the steel window frame in the downstairs bedroom did have some dark spots on it that wiped away...if that was the mould you meant. Its such a shame you didn't enjoy it as the guests immediately before and after you had a really nice time.
The local area is a paradise for walkers kayakers and nature lovers. You can leave the car in the driveway, wander down to the beach (there are two close by - each less than 10 minutes walk away), walk around the headlands facing the Summer Isles or else around Greenstone Point or maybe even venture up the hill behind the house with views to Skye, Shiant Islands and on a clear day the Western Isles!
Wildlife we've seen there....otters, pine martins, deer, porpoises dolphins and even basking sharks in the summer. The nearby sandy beach is perfect for young children to play with a shallow lagoon on the eastern edge where children can look for fish, hermit crabs and shrimps. If you have the experience and are feeling energetic take our sit on tops kayaks out into the large bay at Mellon Udrigle where you can see large shoals of mackerel in the summer and even catch your tea! Get a cheap fishing permit and go angling for brown trout in the many small lochans within walking distance. Cycle or walk to the abandoned coastal hamlet of Slaggan....a mile or so down a rough track to a beautiful sandy beach in a steep sided cove which is lovely for a picnic on a sunny day. If you can drag yourself away from the immediate area then by car there is the whole of the North West Highlands on your doorstep. Lovely wilderness walks to Fionn Loch or over the pass from Poolewe to Loch Maree....there really are too many to mention. Whatever you do we're sure you'll enjoy it ......we've been enjoying the area for twenty years and still find new places to explore.