Mackay’s Rooms

Lairg, Highland

A great wee base from which to explore this magical land - bring boots for the mountains and wet suits to surf the waves. Unmissable


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This is the north-west corner of Britain and it’s utterly magical: huge skies, sandy beaches, aquamarine seas, cliffs and caves. You drive – or cycle – for mile upon mile with mountains soaring into the heavens and ridges sliding into the sea. If you like big, remote landscapes, you’ll love it here; what’s more, you’ll pretty much have it to yourself. Mackay’s – they have the shop, the bunkhouse and the garage, too – is the only place to stay in town, its earthy colours mixing with stone walls, open fires and stripped floors to great effect. Bedrooms (some big, others smaller) are extremely comfy. They come with big wooden beds and crisp white linen, while Fiona, a textiles graduate, has a fine eye for fabrics and upholstery. You also get excellent bathrooms, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Breakfast sets you up for the day – grilled grapefruit, whisky porridge, venison sausages, local eggs – so head east to the beach, west for great golf or catch the ferry across to Cape Wrath and scan the sea for whales. There’s surfing for the brave and the beautiful.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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

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Oct-May. Cottages open all year.
Restaurants in village.


Nightly price
from £125
Singles £129.
4 Cottages for 6
From £114
6 Doubles
From £129
1 Twin
From £125


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Local points of interest from Fiona Mackay

  • Highland chic meets contemporary design, a real treat to the senses, perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the stunning highlands, generous bathrooms, luxury linens and private guest longe with coal fire for those chilly days.
  • Mackay's has been offering Highland hospitality for over 100 years! A real family business that specialises in delivering the best of Scottish produce and style.
  • Renowned for our breakfasts, friendly service and great selection of Scottish single malts.
  • Conveniently located for Cape wrath, Handa Island and Sandwood Bay. Fantastic coast al location, walking distance to stunning North coast beaches and shores.
  • Porpoises, puffins and a fantastic array of seabirds and wildlife.
  • Great local Hill walks and scenery, Ben Hope, Ben Loyal and many local walks from the door.