Reviews from guests of Cruachan Holiday Home

Read what everyone is saying about their holiday stay at Cruachan Holiday Home self-catering accommodation located in Lochinver, Assynt.

Nice spacious house in a quiet area via - Schönes geräumiges Haus in ruhiger Umgebung - via VRBO

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We were there with 5 people for 2 weeks. The house is very big and spacious and has everything you need. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with toilet are available. The conservatory is very nice. The location is ideal for hiking trips in the near and far. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful, whether on the coast or inland. A car is necessary due to the remote location. Communication with the landlord was uncomplicated.

Wir waren mit 5 Personen für 2 Wochen dort. Das Haus ist sehr groß und geräumig und mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigt. 3 Schlafzimmer und 2 Bäder mit WC sind vorhanden. Sehr schön ist der Wintergarten. Die Lage eignet sich gut für Wanderausflüge in die nähere und weitere Umgebung. Die Landschaft ist atemberaubend schön, egal ob an der Küste oder im Landesinneren. Auto ist aufgrund der abgelegenen Lage notwendig. Die Kommunikation mit dem Vermieter war unkompliziert.

Dirk D

Idyllic accommodation - via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Idyllic accommodation. The interior is impeccable, with all comforts. The exterior is very beautiful, with direct access to a magnificent 360° view. The location is very quiet, perfect for enjoying the wonderful coastline with plenty of views. We had a technical question when we got into the listing: William was extremely responsive by responding within a minute, which immediately solved our problem. We highly recommend.

Logement idyllique. L’intérieur est impeccable, avec tout le confort. L’extérieur est très beau, avec un accès direct à une magnifique vue à 360°. L’emplacement est très calme, parfait pour profiter des merveilleuses côtes avec de nombreux points de vue. Nous avons eu un questionnement technique en rentrant dans le logement : William a été extrêmement réactif en répondant dans la minute, ce qui a immédiatement solutionné notre problème. Nous recommandons fortement.


We had a fantastic time - via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We had a fantastic time. The area is magnificent, and William’s house is really nice on every level. To be done again!


The house is located at the most incredible spot you can imagine - via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

The house is located at the most incredible spot you can imagine, perfect for watching beautiful sunsets. The house itself is very welcoming, there is really everything you need. It feels very cozy to stay there and it also has a wonderful garden. The location is perfect for exploring the region, either by hiking, biking or whatever you like. The sandy beaches and the coastline are so beautiful. And when you are interested in geology, the region is a paradise and offers many interesting insights into the amazing formation of scotland. William is the perfect host, you can feel that he is doing a great effort to make it the perfect place for holidays. Thanks for that.


Fabulous property, very clean via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Fabulous property, very clean. Beautiful surroundings. Very responsive host!


A lovely stay at William's house was had by all my family - via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

A lovely stay at William’s house was had by all my family. The house is thoughtfully, generously and tastefully laid out with nice furniture and all equipment needed for a stay. We look forward to returning! William is a really responsive and helpful host. Thank you William!


Peaceful Place - via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Piecefull place with beautiful nature around accomodation . Everything was absolutely perfect. We highly reccomended. Thank you.


A lovely, spacious and well equipped family home

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Cruachan really is a home-from-home, in a wonderful part of the West Coast. There is everything you need for a great holiday. Gardens for good weather, and extensive indoor space should the weather be bad. It has a large kitchen, and we particularly appreciated the coffee machine and sharp knives (not often found in holiday homes). Plenty of hot water and heating should it be needed although we had good weather. Plenty of local walks and climbs, and a coastline with fabulous coves and beaches.

Thank you to William and family for sharing your home

Claire Mike

Our stay was great - via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Our stay was great. The house and the surroundings were beautiful. The house had everything we needed and more. Scotland is a beautiful country. Thank you for sharing your lovely home!

Maria and Terry

Maria and Terry

Beautiful Gardens - via VRBO

Rated 5.0 out of 5

The house very well equipped and really beautiful gardens

Eveline K.

Cruachan is in a beautiful location - via VRBO

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Cruachan is in a beautiful location. The house itself is very spacious, beautifully furnished, with light open space.

The bathroom has a lovely big bath, perfect for relaxing after a long day of hiking or exploring. Plus a good shower. Another bathroom has a power shower. The bedrooms are comfortable with good beds. The kitchen is great – absolutely everything you need.

Wildlife all around …

We put bird food out, and within an hour all sorts of wonderful birds were coming to the feeders.

A perfect place for a peaceful getaway.

Nearby Lochinver has many good places with great food.

Katharine R.

Great stay in Lochinver

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Our host William was very helpful and easy to contact. We had everything we needed (and more!) in this large and spacious house. Great views from house and garden. We did a few nice walks starting from the house, direction coast and river. We definitely recommend Cruachan.

Freddy De Gendt

Hard to beat!

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We booked Cruachan for our friends in order to celebrate our own wedding anniversary (we live close by), and it couldn’t have worked better! The house is comfortable, quiet and a wonderful blend of old and new, with lots of independent spaces which gives a great sense of interior space, which, when the midges are out (much more rarely than you might think), there’s somewhere for everyone. Furthermore, the gardens are a delight, and manage to combine a sense of location and a stunning view with the intimacy of a well-cared-for home. Lovely plants, and beautifully tended. Quality, all round, and it won’t be the last time we’ll be booking Billy’s House.

Adrian Stabler

Beautiful house with amazing views

Rated 5.0 out of 5

William is a very nice and excelent host, thank you so much that we could stay at your house.

The house is even more beautiful than it looks in the photos. The rooms look all so nice, are very comfortable and there is a lot of space. We had everything we needed and enjoyed our vacation very much. The house is in a very beautiful area and because of the good weather we could do some great walks. Thank you for everything William


The house was really beautiful and large, fully equipped - via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Due to corona we had to reschedule the arrival date several times, William has been flexible and thoughtful every time. The house was really beautiful and large, fully equipped. We enjoyed the view and the tranquility of the area. There was a nice welcome pack ready for us and the beds were also made. We recommend the house to everyone. Our kids even called the house a palace!

Door corona hebben we de aankomstdatum meerdere keren moeten verzetten, William is elke keer weer flexibel en meedenkend geweest. Het huis was werkelijk schitterend en groot, van alle gemakken voorzien. We hebben genoten van het uitzicht en de rust van de omgeving. Er stond een fijn welkomstpakket klaar voor ons en ook waren de bedden opgemaakt. We raden het huis bij ieder aan. Onze kinderen noemden het huis zelfs een paleis!


Amazing house in a beautiful location - via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Amazing house in a beautiful location. William was an excellent host, with really good information and fast response, and a lovely welcome pack. The house was very clean, equipped with everything we needed and loads of different options for places to relax, whether sitting outside in the sun, or inside looking at the view from the huge windows. Highly recommend and hope we can go back soon.


Great location and spacious and comfortable property

Rated 5.0 out of 5

A great property that is very comfortable with lots of light through the large windows,the location is wonderful with stunning views over the bay from the garden.We also enjoyed watching the sunset from the hill beside the property.The house is very well equiped with everything you need for a home from home stay.We had a great week and the weather was kind to us as well,so we were able to visit some of the lovely beaches in the area.Lochinver is just a few minutes drive with places to eat.

Paul Steele

Location + Setting + Comfort + Space = Contentment 🙂

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Just a quick message to say we really enjoyed our stay in the Cruachan cottage. The location and setting are really lovely. Great to hear a cuckoo every day amongst the various other bird song and owl “tweets”. We thought inside the cottage itself was quite palatial and very much enjoyed the views and comfort. Having stayed in quite a few self-catering places over the years I thought Cruachan was very well appointed / stocked. I would certainly return. Thank you.


Lovely well equipped accommodation - booked via CRUACHAN WEBSITE

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Had a great week at your holiday home it had everything we needed and such a lovely location. It was nice relaxing when we got back in evening watching the birds feeding in the garden from the cosy conservatory . Lochinver is a good location to visit all the stunning surrounding countryside and it was nice watching the changing scenery as the sun set from your viewing windows . I would definitely recommend Cruachan Holiday Home.

Mike and Henri Hockley

Excellent home just outside Lochinver - booked via CRUACHAN WEBSITE

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Cruachan is a beautiful single storey luxury home on the hillside just outside Lochinver with views out to sea. It is very spacious with two dining areas, open plan lounge and well equipped kitchen and utility room. A conservatory with doors out onto the patio is also a lovely place to relax. There are TVs in every bedroom. A surprise welcome pack was waiting for us and much appreciated. The garden and trees attracted lots of birds and our treat was a visit from a pine martin.Deer also came down close to the garden.

Anita Jane

We only wish we could have got there - via Holiday Lettings

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Unfortunately, due to illness, we were unable to use the accommodation ourselves but our son and daughter were.

Annoyingly he said that the accommodation was Very Good. They loved the space, the light, fire, beautiful views, nice smells??, well equipped kitchen and the fact that the place was well maintained throughout. He stated that it was “Brilliant “.

( I still have to ask him about the “nice smells”).

They also were very appreciative of the red wine in the welcome in the welcome pack!

K Bridgen

A superb cottage in wonderful landscape - booked via CRUACHAN WEBSITE

Rated 5.0 out of 5

This is a lovely warm house with a large open plan living area, comfortable bedrooms and a comprehensively equipped kitchen. The giant bath was also much appreciated. The wifi and big TVs with streaming services were a fair help when the weather closed in on several of the days we were there, but just sitting gazing out on the landscape through the picture windows and the ever-changing weather was enough.

The area around the cottage is well worth exploring, bring proper walking gear and get out into the moors & heights around the house and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Assynt mountains and coastline.

Good local eateries in Lochinver (5 min drive away) – Peet’s Restaurant for decent pub food, and the Lochinver Larder with their excellent pies.

We went further afield to the Kylesku Hotel for an excellent dinner and a spectacular drive past the Quinag, I will come back in summer to hopefully walk up it.

Alan Blain

Lochinver Fishing trip - via Holiday Lettings

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Very lucky to have had such great weather again on our yearly visit to Lochinver. A beautiful house in a wonderful location with brilliant views from the house and garden. Definitely looking to book again for next years visit. 5⭐


booked via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

This house is ideally placed for lovers of the outdoors. It comfortably fit our needs as a party of 5, one with mobility issues. Plenty of space with TV’s in each room complete with Netflix, ideal for a family with young kids.


Comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the world - via Holiday Lettings

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Stayed in July 21 with my wife and 2 young children. Great base to travel around this stunning area. Luckily our week had pretty good weather so we were able to hop in the car and get to the beautiful beaches at Achmelvich and Clachtoll within 20/30 minutes. Plenty of other sites and walks all around the area, and brilliant for road cycling if that’s your thing.

The cottage itself is large and really comfortable. It has everything you need. It’s about 5/10 mins down the road from Lochinver on a quiet single track road. The owner even left us a nice little welcome pack with wine, shortbread and tablet. All-in-all, we had a fantastic week. Highly recommend.


booked via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I can’t imagine better place to spend a week. Cozy, well equipped house with character and beautiful views around.


Home from home in stunning location - booked via VRBO

Rated 5.0 out of 5

A true home from home. Stunning setting (saw deer and pine marten), loads of space to spread out, great WiFi & TVs (a real hit with my son especially during the Euros), very comfy and warm and well equipped with everything we needed. The area is just magical with superb walks all around. Recommend the pie shop! Definitely want to return.

Nicky T.

Beautiful cottage, spacious, superbly equipped, brilliant location, gorgeous garden and stunning views. – booked via CRUACHAN WEBSITE

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Cruachan Holiday Home is a lovely, light, airy comfortable cottage. There’s lots of space and the cottage is very well equipped. There’s a fantastic smart television with access to Netflix etc. The kitchen has everything even the most discerning chef might need. The beds are so comfortable it makes getting up difficult! The garden is lovely with beautiful planting, but also some semi-wild areas. A very short walk through the garden gate takes you to a small hill with breath-taking views over the sea and distant islands – stunning – especially at sunset. We are already planning to return.

Steve & Maggie Willis

Beautiful, spacious home - booked via CRUACHAN WEBSITE

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Cruachan is a beautiful, spacious home. The location is fantastic.

This is not a critcism but we did not know the drive and walk are uphill to the door. We are both a little decrepit. Having said that we were very pleased with our holiday at Cruachan. We must thank the owners for renting out this fabulous home.

John Grosdanoff

This is lovely, spacious, comfortable home - booked via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

This is lovely, spacious, comfortable home, well situated for Lochinver and for Assynt. There is a gate from the garden leading to a viewpoint with magical views over the sea and the mountains. A great base for the area.


Sea view garden cottage! - booked via CRUACHAN WEBSITE

Rated 5.0 out of 5

A lovely super sized bungalow in a beautiful garden with the bay in view.

The house was spotless, We loved the huge windows with views on all sides. You could want for nothing.

Excellent location also, only a couple of miles south of Lochinver.

Angela Bowie

Lovely property in quiet location - booked via CRUACHAN WEBSITE

Rated 4.0 out of 5

Spacious, comfortable and well equipped this property is ideal for those wanting peace and tranquillity. Sharing the space with sheep and a couple of red deer is as busy as it gets. Ideal base for climbing Suilven; the main purpose of our trip. Many other walks and stunning beaches to enjoy.

Sheila Wilson

via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Highly recommended!


Very comfortable and well appointed - booked via CRUACHAN WEBSITE

Rated 5.0 out of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful 6-night stay at Cruachan. The house was spotless and extremely well equipped to a high standard, even down to cleaning products, cling film and logs and kindling for the stove. There are two fridges and two freezers and plenty of space to store food as well as clothing and boots. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable and it’s a great setting, close to Lochinver but peaceful. It feels like a home rather than a holiday let and we certainly would return to this lovely house. The only tiny thing we missed was an ice cube tray but we just kept the gin in the freezer instead 🙂

Judith Lowes

Spacious with beautiful views - via Holiday Lettings

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Spacious homely bungalow. Well equipped. Very light, large windows with magnificent views. Picnic table in the garden with great views of the sunsets. 5 minute car journey into Lochinver. Great base for exploring, lots of breathtaking scenery, great walking and beautiful beaches nearby.


Excellent place, ticks all the boxes! - booked via CRUACHAN WEBSITE

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Just back from a great stay at Cruachan; first stay after Covid restrictions eased. The property was spotlessly clean with well thought out provisions and protocols for the Covid situation, which in no way impacted our enjoyment. The photos don’t do the property justice, its larger more spacious and more comfortable than it appears, with plenty of room to bounce about. Also it was really well equipped with excellent facilities. The sunsets from the rocky knoll behind the house were exceptional. Location just a short drive outside Lochinver, in the most stunning countryside with abundant really good for everything Assynt has to offer. Finally, dealing with the owner was a pleasure, regular contact, detailed information and a nice welcome pack. Thoroughly recommend this place.

Crispin Marriott

via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

William’s home is incredible! Huge open spaces, lots of places to read, write, eat or cozy up to the fire. Fast wifi, smart TV, huge bathtub, spacious clean bedrooms, and windows everywhere! Staying here was a dream and the views from every part of the property are breathtaking. Highest recommendations!

Julie M.


Rated 5.0 out of 5

Dear Billy and Ediane

We just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful stay at your lovely home, Cruachan. We felt we have stayed in a real home from home and have enjoyed such a relaxing time there. The house was spotlessly clean and so well-equipped. We loved the garden which we imagine in spring would be a lovely place to sit; it was great to watch the young stags and hinds just beyond the garden.

We have had a great week with lots of lovely local walks and on the beaches which Seamus has loved. We also enjoyed a breezy but sunny walk up Stac Pollaidh.

Many thanks once again and Happy New Year to you both

Kathryn and Paul

via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Du 5 étoiles !!! L’accueil, les informations, la maison, son emplacement, l’ensemble au delà de nos attentes. Merci William de nous avoir reçu chez vous 🙂

5 stars !!! The welcome, the information, the house, its location, the whole beyond our expectations. Thank you William for hosting us 🙂

Antonio G.

via Airbnb

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Very comfortable stay in a fantastic location for exploring the gorgeous hikes and beaches nearby. Kids found the garden perfect for hide-and-seek games too.

Kate C.