On the west coast of Scotland sits the small resort and fishing port of Lochinver, offering some of the best views back towards Suilven. North of Ullapool in the far north-west, this little fishing town is split into 3 different sections; the village, the harbour, and Baddidarrach across the Loch Inver shore.
The fish market is one of the main attractions of the town, but other tourist attractions include Highland stoneware, one of the most popular, distinctive, and successful potteries in the Highlands.
Further inland, close to Elphin, visitors are greeted by the rare farm animals they can pet. Outdoor lovers will be truly at home, with options to scale the sandstone peak of Suilven, but best left for the more experienced climbers.
With so much to offer, there is a good chance you’re already sold on the idea of a trip to Lochinver, and who could blame you? Let us take a look at the Lochinver accommodation options offered.
From holiday rentals such as cottages and hotels, to enjoying true Scottish outdoors camping in the countryside with beautiful mountain views, Lochinver has something for everyone.
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Clachtoll Beach Campsite
The Clachtoll Beach Campsite is a lovely holiday location for all guests. Sat in the beautiful sandy beach setting of the highlands, there are sea views in abundance straight from your pitch spot.
If you’re travelling the North 500, this is a perfect place to stop, this is a family-run, dog-friendly campsite that is peaceful and quiet. There isn’t a swimming pool, but the sea has some great snorkelling spots and places to enjoy hill walking for a better view of the stunning Scottish Highlands.
Suilven View Pod
If you’re looking for stylish camping accommodation, there is no better option than the Suilven View Pod. Offering en-suite bathrooms, stunning views, and even a luxury hot tub, you can enjoy everything from mountain views and a soak in the tub.
This waterside location sits close to the Lochinver Harbour and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. If you’re looking for destinations to get you away from the hustle and bustle of city living, the Suilven View Pod is truly amazing.Check Online Availability
Port a Bhaigh Camping
The Port a Bhaigh camping resort is a family run campsite located in the beautiful Scottish highlands. North of Ullapool, this campsite looks across the Summer Isles on the west coast of Scotland.
This campsite is a popular accommodation choice for wildlife and kayak enthusiasts alike. The campsite can hold many guests with space for up to 50 tents and 42 motorhome or caravan hardstands. The site is open all year long and welcomes dogs, a great choice for pet owners.
Shore Caravan Site
Four miles from the small village destinations of Lochinver, the Shore Caravan Site is one of the Highlands’ most popular places to stay.
A walking distance away from Achmelvich beach, you will receive stunning views here. This beach has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, and has been awarded the clean beach award since the year 2000.
Outdoor loving guests will be able to partake in the many mountain climbing, hill walking, fishing, and water sports available in this area of Scotland. This really is the perfect camping resort for anyone visiting the highlands!
Scourie Caravan and Camping
The Scourie Caravan and Camping site is the perfect accommodation for motorhomes, caravans, and tents in the Highlands of Scotland.
There are many pitches available, all in an elevated placement providing lovely panoramic views of the coastal horizon of the sea. Small sandy beaches across the shoreline are only a walking distance away from the Scourie campsite close to Lochinver.
This highland campsite has all the expected facilities, plus a cafe/bar where you can enjoy a drink in the evening. If you find you need to restock on supplies such as food and water, there is a small supermarket on the campsite.
Ardmair Point Camping
Ardmair Point Camping Holiday Park in Ullapool is a peaceful campsite with breathtaking views of the stunning mountain ridge of Ben Mor Coigach and Loch Kanaird.
For guests travelling across the North Coast 500 route, this is the perfect stopping place if you want to explore what the North West Highlands has to offer. There are a range of pitches available, suiting all accommodation types from tent stays to caravans and campervans.
You can also book with self-catering options, including one of the 6 available chalets or one of the 2 lodges located on the waterfront.
Located on a friendly and small campsite, the Badrallach North West Highlands stay is a tranquil experience within walking distance of the shores of Little Loch Broom.
There are 12 camping pitches available, all with vehicle access. All properties are dog friendly and provide unique, bright, well-maintained facilities that have all been made from local, high-quality materials.
Facilities include two showers, female and male toilets, and accessible toilets. Pets, free parking, and a white shore beach! What more could you ask for from your stay in the Scottish Highlands?
Tigh Na Sith Guest House
Tigh Na Sith Guest House is a lovely detached building nestled in the small fishing village of Lochinver. With 3 guest bedrooms available, they all have their own unique, distinguishing features, and stunning sights of the surrounding areas.
Rare for NC500 properties, the Tigh Na Sith offers single night accommodation if you fancy just a quick pit stop on your travels. All rooms offer peace, with two rooms found upstairs and one found downstairs. The bathrooms are full ensuites providing everything you need to clean and get ready.Check Online Availability
Polcraig Guest House
There are lots of guest properties around Lochinver, but the Polcraig is one of the most popular. Their bed and breakfast provide a mix of comfort, value, and a selection of amenities perfect for travellers. The charming setting of Lochinver is perfect for fishing lovers with places to fish all around.
If you need a place to park, do not worry, Polcraig Guest House has free parking for all visitors. Each room contains a flat-screen TV and Wifi, keeping you connected to the world.
The Old Bakery B&B
If a B&B is what you’re looking for in Lochinver, there is no better stay than The Old Bakery bed and breakfast. Free parking is available to everyone who visits the Old Bakery, along with baggage storage if you find that you want to explore the area after you have stayed the night.
A short distance from The Old Bakery bed and breakfast, and a popular place to eat, is the Lochinver tapas restaurant. For day trips, the Hermit’s Castle is a great place to visit in the local Lochinver area.Check Online Availability
Davar Guest House
The Davar Guesthouse is a small family run bed and breakfast offering amazing views of the Lochinver harbour, mountains, and lochs. Every room in this lovely little holiday house has been uniquely decorated with local furnishings by artists from the area.
Lochinver has lots to offer, and a stay at the Davar House will only make your stay that little bit better. They don’t have a swimming pool, but with the beach being so close you can easily take a swim.Check Online Availability
The Rose Guest House
Lochinver has lots of bed and breakfasts, and The Rose Guest House is a great choice for all travellers. This charming bed and breakfast has flat-screen tv fitted bedrooms, comfortable beds, and free wifi with each booking, letting you stay connected and share photos of the favourite places during your stay.
All visitors can enjoy a free breakfast in the morning and free parking if they want to take a walk and see the sights.
North West of the Highlands is B&B Philosophy. A few miles from the NC 500, this bed and breakfast offers nice quiet environments with beautiful sceneries to enjoy.
Pets are allowed, but only in one room, so it is important to check if you can stay in that room if your four-legged friend is coming on holiday with you. Full Scottish breakfasts are served each morning, with eggs from the hens that live on the grounds.Check Online Availability
Hillside Lochinver is the ideal spot for anyone travelling the NC500 route. Positioned wonderfully in the heart of Lochinver, it is a peaceful place that will give you a relaxing stay every time you visit.
There are two comfortable bedrooms available at the Hillside Lochinver, one double bedroom with ensuite facilities, and another bedroom with flexibility between being a twin or double room. This room has its own bathroom too.Check Online Availability
Lochinver Holiday Cottages
This exquisite newly built four bedroom cottage is available for self-catering guests who want to enjoy a home away from home near Lochinver.
Comfortably sleeping 8 people it is both dog and child friendly; the Fearna Cottage is perfect for all visitors to the area. A non-smoking property that doesn’t come with any surprise fees, with electricity included in the rental price.
There is a fantastic garden with a fully closed off fence, great for pets or children running around. Enjoy the views of the neighbouring wilderness with sights of the mountainous ranges such as Canisp and Quinag.
This beautiful property in the northern area of Assynt will be the perfect holiday for friends, families, and just about anyone interested in exploring this beautiful part of the Lairg Highlands.
If you’re looking for the quintessential Scottish house, the Lolaire Lochinver is the place for you. Found in Lochinver in the Highlands of Scotland, this house offers lots compared to other cottages in the area.
The elevated position of these properties deliver commanding views of Lochinver and further afield across the sea to the mountains of Suilven.
With 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the Lolaire Lochinver sleeps up to 10 people and is dog friendly for up to two dogs at a time. There are 3 shared bathrooms on the property and all the modern features you would expect, such as Wi-Fi, a washing machine, and even a dishwasher.
The Gables Cottage
Gables Holiday Cottage is a small holiday home in Polbain, a small settlement on the North West Highlands close to Lochinver.
Receive outstanding views of the local area with sights of the coast, beaches, sea, and even the summer isles seen from the house. This spot is a great place for walking and breathing in the clean mountain air.
The elevated positioning of the An Sealladh makes the already outstanding surroundings more accessible. Located in the southern part of Skye, this cottage is a wonderous holiday home, ready to be enjoyed by all its visitors.
No expense has been spared with this modern cottage, from the wood-burning stove to the spread-out glass doors that offer amazing sights around the local area. Visitors of all kinds are welcome here, with many rooms available. It is family-friendly, and great for a couples retreat.Check Online Availability
Achiltibuie is home to many cottages, all offering stunning views and outdoor experiences to enjoy in the Highlands. The amazing coastline that offers rocky coves and cliff edges, all overlooking the Summer Isles, makes Achiltibuie a place not to be missed.
You can reach the area easily, just 30 minutes from Ullapool, and only 90 minutes away from Inverness airport. Enjoy a buffet breakfast, garden relaxation, en suite bathrooms, and maybe even a swimming pool.
Hidden away down a small rough track close to Lochinver sits the Eagle Cottage, a traditional white-washed detached cottage set in a beautiful location offering mountain views and seascapes. Out in the distance, you can gaze upon the peaks of North West Sutherland, Handa Island, and even Culkein Bay.
The Eagle Cottage is one of the cosiest cottages in the area, offering warm accommodation and seaside decor throughout the guest house.
The cottage sleeps up to 4 visitors with lots of room for lounging in the living room close to the electric wood-burning fire, cooking in the kitchen, and entertaining in the dining room.
Formerly known as the Badgers Den, Badagyle Cottage is a traditional cottage set in the wonderful area of Lochinver. Cottages in this area are surrounded by stunning scenery, and the Badagyle Cottage is no different, positioned overlooking the mountains of Coigach and Loch Badagyle.
There is a wonderful living room, one double, and one twin bedroom to be enjoyed at this cottage. If you want isolation in the holiday home you’re staying at, the Badagyle Cottage is a great choice.
Equipped with a washing machine, electric cooker, fire burner, and more, self-catering accommodation doesn’t get much better than this.
Lochinver Accommodation Self Catering
Caisteal Liath Chalets
Located on the northern side of the Lochinver Bay, around 40 miles of Ullapool, are the beautiful chalets of Caisteal Liath.
This holiday retreat is the perfect setting for nature lovers and is full of history, stories, flora, fauna, nature, and wildlife. This stunning part of the Highlands allows you to enjoy several outdoor activities from fishing, hiking, cycling, climbing, and even bird watching.
Looking for something more relaxing? Take a trip to the sandy beaches found just a few minutes walk away.
Each lodge offers a private balcony where you can relax in the surroundings. With it only being 40 miles from Ullapool, airport travel and direct links to the big cities are available.Check Online Availability
Glendarroch House is one of Scotland’s special properties. Enjoying over 15 acres of wooden glen and grounds, you will receive peace and tranquillity with every stay. We all know privacy is something each holidaymaker loves, and the Glendarroch House is surely a place to enjoy this.
A family-run business passed down for over 170 years, the same care and attention are given to every guest just as it always has been. A paradise for walkers, hikers, anglers, and nature enthusiasts. Not too far from the village of Lochinver, enjoy rugged coastlines and pristine beaches.
Mountview offers two log cabin properties sitting right on the water’s edge, with the croft house and pod just 50 meters behind.
No matter where you stay at Mountview, you will receive glorious panoramic views across the mountains of Canisp and Suilven, plus views across Loch Inver. Walkers, anglers, and nature lovers will be in for a treat staying here.
The wildlife is in abundance in the area, with Golden Eagles, Seals, Otters, and Dolphins spotted regularly. Nature lovers will truly be at home at the Mountview properties!
The Achmelvich Apartments provide lake views, a garden terrace and the most comfortable beds for you to relax in. This self-catered accommodation comes fully equipped with a kitchen to enjoy home-cooked food and a dining area to eat it.
All of the properties have private bathroom facilities with a shower, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. Lovers of fishing and the outdoors will feel right at home in these apartments, with lots to explore and discover.Check Online Availability
The Waterloo Lodge is a timber built lodge along the North 500 route. Close to Lochinver, the Waterloo Lodge offers cliff views from the hot tub to really bring that extra wow factor. The outdoor tub has mood lighting and an infra-red sauna to enjoy.
Get as close to nature as possible with this luxury retreat surrounded by the property’s natural beauty. The beauty is elevated with the floor to ceiling high glass panels that draw natural light in effortlessly.
This features all the mod cons you would desire, such as a large widescreen TV, wifi, and even a coffee machine to give you that kick in the morning.Check Online Availability
Tigh Na Mara Self-Catering
Found in the quiet, pretty village of Salen, the Tigh Na Mara offers visitors access to two private beaches, plus a fishing rock in the garden. Enjoy cruising on small crafts on the beaches, suitable for boats with fairly shallow draughts.
There are 4 bedrooms found at the Tigh Na Mara and 3 shared bathrooms. A full cottage has 8 visitors, but all the rooms are a great size offering comfort and luxury with every stay.
The Brochs of Coigach
The Brochs of Coigach is one of the few places you can visit and experience a place time has forgotten.
The untouched wilderness is a sight to behold, with gnarled trees, crashing waves, and just a little distance from the fishing village of Lochinver.
This eco-friendly accommodation has a contemporary feel in a rustic setting—the perfect retreat for couples looking for a romantic getaway.
Hotels Near Lochinver
Inver Lodge Hotel
The Inver Lodge Hotel is one of the last places you can see the unspoiled wilderness of Scotland, with large herds of deer, birds of prey, and much more to be found. Located on the North 500 route, this is a great place if you want to stop and take in nature around you.
One of the main attractions of this wonderful hotel near Lochinver is the chance to see the Atlantic seals in the harbour and the golden eagles that soar across the mountain range.
The Inver Lodge Hotel brings a hillside setting looking over the small fishing village of Lochinver, creating one of the most tranquil places to stay in all of the Highlands.Check Online Availability
The Culag Hotel
Found in the rural village of Lochinver of the North West Lairg Highlands is the Culag Hotel, a family-run holiday home that offers 12 comfortable rooms, all with en-suite facilities.
Open all year long, properties like this are not found every day. You’re surrounded by the countryside of the Highlands, giving you the chance to explore, walk, hike, fish, shoot, and much more, all while taking in the breathtaking views that circle you at every moment.
Each room includes all the mod cons you would expect from a more city-like hotel, such as a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and more. All rooms are great for parties of up to 4 guests.
The Albannach is in one of the most remote points of the Highlands you can stay in. There is a sea loch at the bottom of the garden and acres of fields where you will find red deer and other local wildlife.
There are 5 rooms available, 3 spacious suites and 2 contemporary double rooms offering stunning views of Suilven and Canisp. You won’t get the best reception this high up, but you will see more stars than ever before from the clear unpolluted skies.
Summer Isles Hotel
Tucked away in the western side of the Highlands of Scotland, the Summer Isles Hotel is an oasis of culture, bringing nature and beautifully rugged sceneries wherever you turn. The best destination for lovers of the outdoors, food, and nature, with an abundance of all 3 found all around the area.
The Summer Isles Hotel aims to reflect its surroundings in everything it does, bringing you a talent of seafood and fish in all of its forms. All fish supplied are caught in the most sustainable way possible from the local waters surrounding the hotel and the grounds of The Coigach Peninsula.Check Online Availability
For a boutique guest house, an amazing stay is always found at the Kylesku Hotel. Located in the northwest Highlands of Scotland, this hotel/restaurant offers local specialities with seafood, produce, and meats all sourced from the area.
If you’re near Lochinver and fancy a relaxing dinner, a light lunch, or a wilderness holiday home that you can explore Scotland’s most stunning lochs and mountains, the Kylesku Hotel is ideal.
The Eddrachilles Hotel is an independent hotel situated on the coast of NW Sutherland, close to Lochinver.
Originally built as a significant Church of Scotland manse, this beautiful hotel conversion offers stunning views across the island-studded Badcall Bay. If you’re looking for a comfortable lounge area, luxurious bathrooms and a relaxing holiday in the Highlands, the Eddrachilles hotel is a perfect choice.