VISITOR'S COMMENTS

The Brigs, Clashnessie, Near Lochinver, Sutherland

Our 2nd stay at The Brigs. Thanks for such a lovely base to stay at one of our favourite places to be. Weather fine and warm. Cuckoos in fine voice. Owl flew from the back step early one morning. Thanks again. (May 19)

Our 5th visit. Yet again Clashnessie turned on magnificent weather on the days that mattered. Wonderful guided tour with round Clachtol and the Brooch with Andy Summers, the Ranger, and and boat trip round the Summer Isles with Ian MacLeod. The Brigs as usual perfect in every way. Thank you for letting us share your wonderful home. We just love it.We particularly enjoyed the cuckoo's dawn chorus this year. Just magic! (May 19)

We return to the Brigs year after year (and sometimes twice a year). There are many wonderful holiday lets in the area, most with something unique and all enjoy the unsurpassed Assynt scenery. However, there is a good reason we keep returning to the Brigs and its because it really does tick all of the boxes:- Peace and tranquility. 360 degree stunning vistas. The interesting and constantly changing beach is just a short stroll. A magnificent waterfall is virtually part of the back garden. True wilderness starts within a few short yards. The vista from the close surrounding hills is breathtaking, stretching from the North Coast (Foinavon) to Ullapool (Coigach) and beyond. A supremely comfortable house that is also very well equipped. The house is roomy and flexible for different sized parties, so even when full of kids you will always have a spot to maintain the tranquility. Though remote, its well connected with both WiFi broadband and inclusive phone calls. Last but not least the owners and their local representative are a delight to deal with; always available, attentive and fast to respond. When its just the two of us, we used to choose a smaller cottage in the area , but that rule has long since been abandoned. If the Brigs ever opens in mid-winter we will never need to stay anywhere else. Its now even better in 2019 with the much improved new access road. I almost forgot to mention the Highland coos. They are regularly in the adjoining field or the field adjacent to the beach. Its great fun for both adults and children as they love being hand-fed bunched grass. Open the curtains (very slowly) in the morning and there is a good chance to see magnificent red deer grazing within a few yards. (April 19)

Fantastic 3 weeks despite Storm Hector. House immaculate as ever. Saw otters in Clashnessie Bay, minkie whales at Oldshoremore, dolphins on crossing to Stornaway, and a first glimpse of a sea eagle in Clashnessie. Fishing as great as ever. Will hopefully be back next year. (June 18)

Our second visit - really enjoyed having two weeks. Mixed weather but out every day- walking, beaches, rocks, wildlife. So much to do. Lovely house in a beautiful place. (August 18)

The house was great, and very well equipped. Magical swimming in Clashnessie Bay. Mobile signal on 4gEE excellent, on o2 dreadful. (July 18)

Fantastic 3 weeks despite Storm Hector. House immaculate as ever. Saw otters in Clashnessie Bay, minkie whales at Oldshoremore, dolphins on crossing to Stornaway, and a first glimpse of a sea eagle in Clashnessie. Fishing as great as ever. Will hopefully be back next year. (June 18)

Our third great holiday at The Brigs. All three generations enjoyed a week in perfect weather. Puffins on Handa a highlight of the week. (June 18)

Brilliant Week again at The Brigs. Weather unbelievable- 27 degrees mostly. Visited beach at Oldshoremore Bay. Cuckoo clock still working! Thankyou to everyone who keeps the house in such a clean and comfortable way.(May/June 18)

Another wonderful stay at The Brigs. Huge thanks as always to Robert , Maggie and Fiona for keeping everything so impeccably clean. Perfect. (May 18)

The Brigs is a wonderful place to stay. Felt at home straight away - so clean and comfortable. We sat in the car to enjoy the peace on arrival. A cuckoo struck up as if by order. It sang for most of the next 2 days and much of the week thereafter. Lovely week in one our favourite places to be. (May 18)

8th visit!  That probably says it all. We visited all our favourite walks and eateries (shame that the Albannach no longer offers their excellent evening meal) and relaxed at home on the couple of days when it was too wet and windy. Very comfortable and warm, and with everything you could need.Beautifully clean on arrival. (May 18)

A beautiful cottage in excellent surroundings. A proper home from home. Lovely walks. (March 18)

Great week in a lovely warm cottage. We would like to come back again. (October 17)

A delightful return to The Brigs after a 4 year gap. It felt like a retreat, such peace, tranquillity, rain and wind. We hope to be back one day to this special place. (October 17)

We have travelled the NW many times, and this was the first time we have taken our children and my mum. Clashnessie was by far the best place we could have chosen for our base. We didn't want to leave, and could have spent lots more time just exploring the local countryside. We will be back! The house is in the most perfect location, clean and very well equipped for all occasions. We visited the beach several times, wandered to the waterfall and around the surrounding lochs and hillsides. Boat trip to Handa was well worth the visit, even late in the season, with lots of sea birds, and the puffins! On our one rainy day we visited the North Highlands Rock Shop for coffee and cakes and took a hike up Knockan Crag - amazing as always. Stunning views from Stoes Lighthouse. Culkein Store, Jammery and Craft Shop was a great find (July/August 17).

We all had a wonderful holiday at The Brigs, it truly is just the perfect place. Thanks you so much for making The Brigs available for us to experience this amazing place, none of us can think of any way to improve it! I’m sure we will be back in touch for another visit soon (August 17).

Great week in a wonderful cottage. Really appreciated the cleanliness and tidiness. (July 17)

We also enjoyed the Shetland scallops from the seafood van, who we found in the car park opposite the Lochinver Store at Friday lunchtime. They went well with the 100 mussels gathered from the river at low water in Culkein (go when the tide is low, beyond the rock on Clashnessie beach). Some fine trout in the 8-16 oz range from our favourite local lochs, despite bright sunlight and strong winds which combined to keep the midges at bay! House immaculate as ever, thanks to Fiona (July 17)

We loved the place, thought it perfect for our purposes, well designed, comfortable, not precious.  We felt at home (Jun 17).


Fabulous visit in the Glen of the Waterfall. Summer Solstice was magical - a never ending day and night on the beach. Local lochs provided a wild adventure with over 30 brown trout. Truly delightful home, cosy with amazing views. Best scallops ever from the seafood van visiting Clachtol Campsite (June17)

Our 3rd visit and we enjoyed every minute. So much more to explore, see and do. Great trout fishing at Loch Drumbeg, and Drumbeg Store satisfies our basic needs. House very well equipped, and thanks to Fiona for keeping everything so immaculate (May 17).

Lovely cottage with great views. Maggie and Robert have thought of everything for their guests. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. (Sep 15 - India)

Lovely cosy house in a beautiful location - we have had a fabulous time (Oct 14)

Well appointed cottage with expansive views, a place to rest and rejuvenate (Sep 14 - New South Wales)

Third year running - fantastic! (Sep 14)

One of the cleanest self catering cottages we have ever used.  Your housekeeper is to be congratulated. 

Happy to recommend your cottage to friends. The location is fantastic.

We had such a great time. May we book the same weeks next year?

Lots of beach trips and swimming in the sea. Went on evening wildlife/fishing trip with Paul from Handa Island ferry - 100 dolphins and porpoises around the boat - fantastic for the kids and well worth the £50 for 4 for 2 hours. They also sell lobsters and other shell fish.

Amazing place. Stunning views from the house. Saw deer and seals. Don't want to go home. Will certainly come back again.

Every thing was quite perfect - the house, the views, the weather. I just could not close the bedroom curtain looking to the sea as it was so beautiful. Could have stayed there a long time. The whole area is so special and magical. We would certainly like to return and perhaps make it an annual event. (Jul 14)

Quiet, peaceful and beautiful location. We must return in the summer (Sep 14 - South Africa)

Just to let you know we are back home after a wonderful week at your beautiful home. We were very fortunate with the weather and really

enjoyed the beaches and mountains. Thank you so much for letting us stay it was a great tonic for us all! (Apr 14)

Perfect place to spend quality time with our New Zealand cousins. Gorgeous setting. Great walks. Could sit and admire the view from the dining room window for another week at least! (Aug 14)

We had an awesome time in your home and the surrounding countryside. To spend time there with my UK based brother, his wife and 2 boys

was special. However I mostly want to congratulate you on your home and how well prepared it was for guests. In particular we loved the

spaciousness of the living areas, lobby and bedrooms. We have told many others about your house and wonderful local area. Let us know if

you travel this way. (Aug 14 - New Zealand)

We really enjoyed our stay at Easter.  The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. The views were fantastic, and we have loads of superb photographs.

We had a fantastic holiday which included seeing the sun and some beach days for the kids. The house apart from being in a stunning location, was lovely and clean and very well equipped for all 9 of us. Thank you for having us, we would love to come back some time.

We had a great time on holiday and have promised ourselves to go back sometime. The house was fabulous, well equipped and very comfortable. There's not much more could have been provided. I'll definitely be recommending your property to friends and family.

Great Location, wildlife, hills, lochs, sea - fantastic. Good fishing for mackerel, pollock & brown trout. Spotted dolphins, porpoises and sea eagles off Stoer.  Guest stars Basil Brush, Stinky the Badger & Vladimir the Common Gull were frequent visitors

Wow!  Two weeks excellent weather for walks, paddling, and nature watching and The Brigs so comfortable to come back to. 

Such a great location ....... We had everything we needed at the house & loved the location & views. We even made it to the Highland Games which was a fab day out. Would certainly recommend The Brigs to others.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Brigs. Its very much like a home from home. A lot of rentals can seem as sterile and uninspiring as hotels, but the Brigs provides a warm, comfortable and welcoming environment. Its the first time I have stayed at a rental that provides nice touches like binoculars. We all really appreciated that the beds and sofas are very comfortable.

I have been visiting Assynt for over 30 years and am used to the dramatic scenery but the view from the hills behind the house is astonishing. I got a clear view from Foinaven in the north taking in all of the mountains like a catalogue list all the way past Coigach in the south. An easy walk for everyone and well worth it, with very interesting terrain above the falls.

A second fantastic holiday here with 2 weeks great weather. So many wonderful walks and lots of wildlife. Lovely trip to Handa once again.

A great week despite mixed weather. Amazing house. Superb location. Very comfortable and enjoyable time. Thank you.

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