THINGS TO Do

Assynt

SHOPS AND CAFES

 
Throughout Assynt, there are many established businesses, providing both food and crafts to locals and visitors.  Some of which are listed below. Please contact The Croft Cabin if you would like more information about any other local businesses, or places of interest when planning your visit.
 
However, it is also a wonderful spot for a few days of quiet relaxation.

Achmelvich is approximately 3½ miles from Lochinver. Lochinver is a small fishing village. Shops include a Spar, butchers, newsagents, hardware and gift shops. There are several cafes and restaurants but opening times are varied and it is advisable to check times and whether you need to book before arranging to go out to eat.

Outside the summer season some shops and eateries reduce their opening hours and some close for the winter.

The nearest supermarket is a Tesco in Ullapool.

 
  
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The Jammery Culkein is run by a local couple who specialise in their own delicious jams and chutneys as well as crafts.  They also serve teas,  coffees,  filled rolls and home baking, all made on the premises. 

Tidal Gifts is  located just a few metres from The Croft Cabin and serves teas coffees and snacks as well as Achmelvich themed gifts

Highland Stoneware is a well-known and long established pottery. The potters can be observed at work, and items can be purchased in the on site shop.

Made In Assynt is a cooperative of local craft businesses. Craft fairs are held in Lochinver Village Hall every fortnight  featuring crafts and food produce from Assynt and the surrounding areas.

Rockpool is situated on Lochinver’s main street selling a wide selection of jewellery and other gifts.

 

Fish and chips.

SHORE FISH AND CHIPS

Achmelvich Beach

What better dinner option is there than fish and chips by the beach? The Shore fish and chip shop is run by Bev, who has been frying fish here for 10years now! 

She prepares meals freshly, using a wide range of locally sourced items such as haggis and black pudding from S. Greenlees and Son Butchers in Lochinver.

The fish used comes fresh from Ullapool. Bev is also keen to protect our beautiful beaches, with this in mind she uses compostable packaging, where possible.

In addition she has a wide range of meal options to suit dietary needs such as Gluten Free batter.

THINGS TO DO

Assynt Leisure Centre

ASSYNT LEISURE CENTRE

situated at the pier, has a fitness room and games courts for hire, ideal for wet days.

SUMMER ISLES SEA KAYAKING

offer kayaking trips in the local area

Summer Isles Sea Kayaking

There are many walks in and around Assynt, suitable for all levels of fitness. Details of many of them can be found at Walk Highland.

There is an all abilities walk at Little Assynt, a few miles foutside Lochinver.

 
  

pADDELBOARD HIRE

Based in Inverkirkaig, Assynt Paddleboard Hire is ready to get you on your next adventure!

CULAG WOODS

Culag Woods in Lochinver is a pleasant and interesting place for visitors of all ages.

Culag Woods
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CRAFT FAIRS

USFUL LINKS

The Assynt Field Club website provides lots of information on the local flora and fauna

The Assynt Ranger Service offers guided walks in the local area. Information can be found on the Discover Assynt website

The most magical place...

Achmelvich beach 2 minutes from the Croft Cabin.
Visitors from the Croft Cabin on Achmelvich beach.
Visitirs from the Croft Cabin in kayak at Achmelvich.

ARE YOU READY TO MAKE YOUR OWN MAGICAL MEMORiES