Cheap Hotels in Lochinver
Inver Lodge Hotel
This hotel lies amidst the wonderful Scottish Highlands about 1 km as the crow flies from Loch Inver. Due to its lofty location, the hotel offers fabulous views out over the lake and the untouched natural surround. The small town of Loch Inver lies just 1 km from the hotel where guests will discover diverse shops, restaurants and bars. Completely renovated in the year 2000, this hotel comprises a total of 20 rooms of which 2 are suites. Facilities on offer include an elegant foyer with a reception desk, a safe and a cloakroom. Guests may relax beside the fire in the hotel lounge and there is also a bar and an in-house restaurant with highchairs for infants to cater for guests' every culinary desire. Guests may take advantage of the public Internet terminal as well as the room and laundry services and car parking facilities can be taken advantage of. All bedrooms are sea facing, the two suites also have mountain views. The comfortable, individually decorated, spacious rooms in this family-run hotel each come with an en suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub, a hairdryer and a king-sized bed. All necessary facilities are provided that one can expect of a hotel of this class including a direct dial telephone, a TV, a radio, a minibar and individually controllable central heating. This hotel enjoys a location that is excellent for nature lovers- where it be hiking or cycling in the surrounding area, fishing in the lake or observing the species-rich flora and fauna. The hotel offers use of a sauna and it is possible to play billiards. Breakfast is on offer each morning; lunch is erved in the bar and dinner is served in the dining room. Special dietary requirements as well as individual-specific dishes may be prepared. From Inverness the 2 h drive to Lochinver goes via Ullapool (A835) A bus service from Inverness is also available via Ullapool. The nearest branch line station is Lairg which connect with the Post Bus at 12:30 h Mon - Sat.
Hotels in Lochinver
In a sheltered bay on Scotland's west coast, on the banks of the River Inver, lies the village of Lochinver, an important fishing port despite its size.
Book one of our Lochinver hotels and explore this pretty, white-painted village and the unspoilt countryside around it.
Shops and markets
As well as its huge fish market, Lochinver has a local crafts and produce market once or twice a month. Visit Highland Stoneware to watch the potters as they work on handpainted gifts and tableware, or the Little Soap and Candle Company in Drumbeg for handmade candles and soaps.
In the same village is Drumbeg Stores, an independent grocer's which bakes its own bread and bottles its own whisky. Here you'll find all sorts of produce from the Highlands on sale, including handmade cheeses, chocolate, mead and shortbread, and handmade craft items, including wooden gifts made on the premises.
The wild countryside of the Assynt region is filled with valleys, ancient woodlands, moors, mountains and lochs and is rich in flora and fauna. You can join a guided walk around the area with the Highland Council Countryside Rangers, who are based in the Assynt Visitor Centre in Lochinver itself. Other routes include the walk from Achmelvich to Altan'abrahan, which starts on a beautiful crescent-shaped beach and ends at a ruined mill, or a walk along the headland at Stoer. Here you'll see the Old Man of Stoer sea stack and enjoy excellent views of the Western Isles and the mountains of Sutherland. Look out for whales and dolphins, as well as seabirds including peregrines, twite, guillemots and razorbills.
Ardvreck Castle, on the opposite side of Loch Assynt from Lochinver, dates from the 16th century. Once large and imposing, and thought to have had a walled garden and courtyard, it is now ruined, with just a tower and part of a wall remaining.
Achmelvich is home to the Hermit's Castle, believed to be one of the smallest in Europe and easily reached on foot from the campsite. The castle was built in the middle of the last century by an English architect, but he stayed there only once, then left and never returned. It resembles both an anchorite's cell and a military pillbox, and no one knows quite what purpose it was designed for.
Eating and drinking
Tuck into homemade Scottish classics and a range of seafood dishes at the family run Lochinver Larder, where there's also a kids' menu. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, the restaurant also has an online pie shop, Pies by Post, and can deliver to anywhere on the UK mainland. Peet's Restaurant serves seafood caught in the harbour which it overlooks, as well as locally caught fish and Highland beef. The Living the Dream tea van, found near Stoerhead Lighthouse, is also popular for its bacon rolls, freshly-made pancakes and homemade cakes. The van also sells postcards and calendars depicting the area.
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