Book a break in Assynt and expect big skies and exquisite scenery. This untouched corner of North West Scotland is one of the country's least inhabited regions, with a small population scattered among several time-forgotten villages, including Lochinver, Drumbeg and Inverkirkaig. For those seeking a secluded holiday or searching for adventure, there's really nowhere better.
One thing's for sure: you'll need your walking boots for a cottage holiday in Assynt. Everyone from experienced hikers to keen amateurs will find a place to walk amid this unblemished wilderness. Two Munros - Ben More Assynt and Conival - provide a spectacular stomping ground for mountaineers, whilst Assynt's low level coastal trails are perfect for beginners, offering easy terrain without compromising on views.
Rediscover adventure on an Assynt cottage break
There's a host of other outdoor activities to take part in during an Assynt cottage holiday. Wildlife watchers can spend an afternoon stalking Red Deer; canoers, kayakers and fishing fanatics can enjoy a range of aquatic pursuits at one of the region's many lochs; whilst cyclists and golfers will benefit from the area's rolling, picturesque landscape.
Of course, no holiday in North West Scotland would be complete without unearthing the region's rich history and heritage. Like other parts of Scotland, Assynt is littered with castles and ruins, which hark back to the region's dark and bloody past. Historic attractions not to be missed include Ardvreck Castle, Calda House, Glenleraig and Longhouse, and Hermit's Castle.
Peace, quiet and spectacular natural beauty - if these are on your Scottish holiday wishlist, take a look at our Assynt holiday rentals, and get set for an invigorating cottage break in this unforgettable region.