|The little fishing village of Lochinver, lies in the south western corner of Sutherland. Set amidst some of the finest scenery in the West Highlands of Scotland, it is a paradise for anglers, climbers, walkers, bird watchers, and photographers, or for anyone who loves the great outdoors, or likes living close to nature, it is a splendid place to stay for a while, and savour all that it has to offer. For the not so energetic it is just a great place to relax, admire the scenery and enjoy a holiday, doing as you please, with no schedule to keep, or deadlines to adhere to...|
|Polcraig Guest House, nestles on the hillside, centrally in Lochinver village, overlooking the bay. Local, family run, with 6 very comfortable en-suite bedrooms, 3 twins and 3 doubles, you are assured of a good nights sleep here.|
Each room is equipped with a tea/coffee welcome tray, freeview colour TV, DVD player, and hair dryer, and all en-suite areas have excellent showers (no baths), electric shaving points, vanity mirrors, wash basins, and toilets. All of the usual toiletries are provided for guests use. Free wireless internet access is available throughout the house.In our Dining Room, which is laid out in tables for two, enjoy our hearty breakfasts. We endeavour to provide you with superb food, using wherever possible, the finest of local produce. Generous helpings of fresh salmon, smoked haddock, sausage, bacon, eggs and black pudding, will set you up each day that you are with us. It is our aim to provide our guests with the very best of cuisine, and our multi choice breakfast menu, should satisfy the most discerning of palates.
Outside, there is a private car park for the exclusive use of our guests.
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Our house is built on a hillside, and there are lots of steps both inside and outside the property. Regrettably it is therefore unsuitable for anybody with a severe walking disability.
We do not have a resident's lounge, so, with the exception of our smallest double, there is very comfortable seating for two people, provided in each bedroom.
In respect of payment we do not have any card facilities.
Everyone is welcome at Polcraig. We have an excellent drying area for wet clothing and footwear, in our heated basement; and for fishermen, deep freeze facilities for your catch.
Wild Brown Trout fishing can be arranged for anglers, on any one of all of, over 300 hill lochs in our locality, and about 30 boats are available for hire. Some loch fishing for Salmon and Sea trout can also be organized for guests. Fishing Permits, at very affordable prices, are available from ourselves and other outlets in the area.
Your host, Cathel MacLeod, is a past President of The Scottish Police Angling Association; (the largest Angling Association in Scotland); and is the present Treasurer of the Assynt Angling Club. He has had a lifetime experience of freshwater Game Fishing throughout the UK, as well as a lifetime experience of Deerstalking, Hill-walking and Mountain Rescue, over most of the Highlands. Helpful advice is therefore freely available to our guests who participate in any of those pursuits.
From Inverness, drive north on the A9 across the Kessock Bridge. Follow the dual carriageway to the first round-about, 6 miles further on at Tore. Take the 2nd exit on your left from the roundabout, and enter the A835, Tore/Ullapool/Ledmore Junction Road. This route will take you to the next roundabout at Maryburgh. Here leave by the 2nd exit on your left and continue your scenic journey north west on the A835 road to the village of Ullapool, some 45 miles ahead.
You may wish to take a break at this busy fishing port and ferry terminal for the Western Isles. Refreshed head north along the A835 to Ledmore Junction, turn left and join the A837. Drive the remaining 19 miles to Lochinver. We are situated centrally in the village. Travel along the seafront until you reach the Tourist Information Centre. Turn in alongside the Centre, and you will see our blue and white information sign directly in front of you. Drive up to Polcraig, the large house on the hillside, where a warm welcome awaits you.