Assynt House


Oodles of space for big get-togethers... immaculate bedrooms upstairs and down, spoiling bathrooms, games room, a lookout and lovely owners


7 bedrooms


Sleeps 14


So grand is this 18th-century dower house that the Roosevelts spent their honeymoon here. New owners have embarked on an inspired restoration. The hall’s coat stand, umbrellas and vase of fresh flowers create the first impression; the daily housekeeper creates the second: this is a heavenly place to stay. Step into a big, warm, wood-panelled living room with sofas, logs, candles, 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 (fun hot water bottles, fabulous king-size beds) and a spiral staircase leading to a little room with views of the Cromarty Firth. The beautifully equipped kitchen lends itself to eating, drinking and chilling; bathrooms sparkle within an inch of their lives. Outside: six acres of wooded hills above whose trees eagles soar, and a bothy at the back where your charming hosts live, happy to share their local knowledge. Well-being treatments are a speciality!


  • 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


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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.