Locality

North-West Sutherland probably has the most distinctive landscapes of any part of mainland Scotland and Stoer View is in the heart of this wonderful area.

              Scourie View                                         sunset_jan1_09

 

The house is located in the hamlet of Badcall, one mile of the A894.  A further mile down the main road is Scourie which has a well-known fishing hotel and popular local bar.  The hotel closes for the winter in October but the bar remains open all year.  There is also a shop/post office, garage/outdoor shop and a restaurant.  Scourie also has the nearest sheltered, sandy beach.

 

The house has an elevated position with breathtaking views across the rocky shoreline of Badcall bay to the mountains of Assynt and beyond to the Stoer headland and, on a clear day, to the outer hebrides. The rocky shore is about 250 metres from the house and there are numerous short walks from the house over the headlands and along the shore.  As well as seabirds and the rockpools to investigate on the shore, you may also spot otters or stags.  We have had fun with our inflatable canoe exploring the little islands and rocky outcrops.

There are lovely sandy beaches along the Assynt road (B869) to the south at Clachtoll, Achmelvich and Clashnessie and to the north is Oldshoremore and famous Sandwood bay.