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“A superb short stay in Assynt”

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Polcraig Guest House
Ranked #3 of 10 Lochinver B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 19, 2012

I along with my partner visited the pretty village of Lochinver in Sutherland, to climb Suilven, the sugar loaf mountain. We were indeed fortunate to find the Polcraig Guest House, where the owner Cathel MacLeod, gave us a great welcome. We felt at home immediately as he was so friendly towards us and he couldn't have done more to help us get settled in. He showed us to room 6 which has a splendid view over the bay to the western isles. We could not have wished for better. The room was very comfortable indeed and everything was pristinely clean. Everything that anyone could wish for was in the room. In the morning we had a breakfast to die for. It was just perfect. Our host had a great knowledge of Assynt and the surrounding area. He had climbed Suilven many times himself, as well as all of the other mountains in Assynt, and it became apparent as we talked, that he had climbed most of the mountains in the Highlands. What a great help he was to us and his directions were spot on. It was so good in Polcraig that we stayed on for three days, and we will certainly be back. If you ever visit Lochinver there is no need to look any further than Polcraig. You will be welcomed and all your needs will be met by Cathel whose knowledge of the area is extremely comprehensive. There is a great drying room too and boy did we ever need it, with all the rain. Cathel is a local man born and bred, and it is so good to find a true Highlander running a Guest House in Lochinver. We have plans to return later in the year to this lovely little village and to the Polcraig Guest house. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

This was a quick three days in Lochinver to get out into the beautiful country that is Assynt and Coigach.

Cathel, who runs Polcraig, couldn't have been more welcoming and his knowledge of the local area is immense (see recent TV programme).

The B&B was excellent and met all our needs, not least a very efficient drying room!

All-in-all, an excellent experience.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Paul U
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

Great stay in very comfortable house overlooking the harbour. It was easy to find and situated in the centre of things. Cathel was very welcoming and gave us a great recommendation of the Riverside Bistro for dinner.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2011

Polcraig Guest house was an excellent choice for me, the owners have thought of most of the irritations which can plague you when you select a place to stay, you know like the shower not being quit right, the breakfast being a bit of a poor effort, the bed not being comfortable, hearing the people next door etc etc. Well have no fear, not here with these guys all is much better than expected. Check it out.

Room Tip: Ask Cathel if he can give you a lift to your start point for that huge first day walk, dont tell him...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 15, 2011

I enjoyed my stay here even though it was only one night, the house is beautiful, the bedromm had everything I required and the hospitality was amazing even though the owner had just lost his wife three before, thank you for you wonderful hospitality. June

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

My husband I stayed here for one night in April 2011. We liked it so much we went back for another night on our way back through. Great location in the middle of town (although close enough to nature that my husband encountered a female deer in the car park at about midnight). The hosts are lovely - and extremely knowledgeable about this wonderful area - especially if you're interested in fishing or hiking around Stac Polly or Suilven. The room was immaculate as was the bathroom, with nice shower gel, fluffy white towels etc and a tv in the room. But the best bit was the superb breakfast. The usual full Scottish was enhanced by optional extras of either a generous portion of the excellent local black pudding or a delicious piece of salmon. I think there was another option (might have been a kipper?) which I would be keen to try next time. We would happily go back. If you're in Lochinver, dont miss the wonderful pie shop (perfect hiking snacks). Handily, the local butcher can not only supply great meat and sausages but also disposable barbecues, burger buns, barbecue sauces, fresh milk, plus fresh fish to order.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 1, 2011

My two friends and I have stayed at Polcraig for 5 days each June for the past 12 years and can recommend this guest house as one of the best. As indicated in other reviews the Polcraig breakfast is renowned - as well the 'full Scottish' the choice could be the smoked haddock of even the Scottish salmon fillet. This will set you up for all activities during the day. The accommodation is first class the rooms are a good size with tea and coffee facilities provided. Hair driers are also provided as well as toiletries. Cathel and Jean the owners have a vast knowledge of the local area and can advise on hill walking, birds etc and our reason for being at Polcraig the vast amount of fishing in the area. Cathel has vast experience in fishing in the area and is pleased to help in the selection of loch, river fishing and most importantly what flies to be used.
In the Lochinver area - looking for accommodation? Try Polcaig first.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Polcraig Guest House

Address: Polcraig Cruamer, Lochinver IV27 4LD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Lochinver
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Lochinver
Price Range: $66 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Polcraig Guest House Lochinver, Scotland

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