Assynt House


Oodles of space for big get-togethers... immaculate bedrooms upstairs and down, games room, a lookout. Owners happy to arrange catering too


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 14


So grand is this 18th-century dower house that the Roosevelts spent their honeymoon here. New owners have carried out an inspired restoration and created a relaxing, heavenly place to stay. There’s a welcoming hall with a vase of fresh flowers, and a daily housekeeper lays fires and looks after everything. Step into a big, warm, wood-panelled living room with sofas, logs, candles, more flowers and an antique table that seats 14. On the lower ground floor are three bedrooms and a room for music, games and TV; on the first floor are four big bedrooms decorated in a mix of contemporary and classic style; most beds are super-king sized and bathrooms sparkle within an inch of their lives; a spiral staircase leads to a little room with views of the Cromarty Firth. The beautifully equipped kitchen lends itself to eating, drinking and chilling; if you want a break from cooking you can arrange for full or part catering: breakfast, lunch, dinner, celebration dinner, or even a whole wedding! Buzzards soar above the six acres of wooded hills, and your charming hosts live in a bothy at the back – they’re happy to share their local knowledge, and well-being treatments are on offer too.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £657
Weekly price
from £4600
Damage deposit
Cots available.
1 House for 14
From £6577 bedrooms


Have you visited Assynt House? Be the first to leave a review.

Read more reviews Down arrow


The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Graham & Elizabeth Waugh

  • Assynt House overlooks The Black Isle and makes a great day out with sandy beaches, cafes and shops, boat trips and plenty of history.
  • Salmon & Trout Fishing can be arranged on the nearby estates with guides and equipment.
  • Loch Ness really is a must, by boat or by car, you might even spot Nessie!
  • Dornoch Beach & Royal Dornoch Golf Course is a pleasant drive away and it's town and cathedral are worth a visit.
  • If history is your thing then Castles, Pictish Stones, forts and battle sights are plentiful
  • The stunning Black Rock Gorge and Evanton Woods are just a short distance from the house, you will be spoilt for choice with fresh air and walks.