Lazybed and Batbox

Unique self-catering cabin accommodation in the wonderful Highlands of Scotland

Escape to the tranquility of the Scottish Highlands and experience the beauty of Assynt in our fabulous self-catering cabins. Wake up to stunning sea and mountain views and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Inverkirkaig, Lochinver. Lazybed Accommodation offers a unique and unforgettable holiday experience.

Cabin comfort

Lazybed sleeps two adult guests. A bespoke, spacious, tiny house with an interior of 31 sqm, built in 2012 by North Woods design utilising 100% renewable Scottish timber. The high sloping ceiling and three metre front windows create a roomy, liveable space tucked in amongst trees. Sheep’s wool insulates the property throughout whilst hot water is powered by a mini, Norwegian-manufactured, boiler system. The main room has a wood-burning stove keeping the Lazybed lovely and warm for those occasions when the weather turns inclement. The accommodation consists of a lounge/fully equipped kitchen, a separate cosy king size/twin bedroom, a bathroom with a walk-in shower, toilet and wash hand basin. There is a generously sized deck area with views South West to Inverkirkaig’s tranquil sea loch (two minute walk to the beach) and the wonderfully remote peninsular of Rubha na Breige. See more details and photos on the Lazybed page.

Batbox sleeps two adult guests. A bespoke studio space with an interior of 26 sqm plus enclosed deck, built in 2016 by North Woods design utilising 100% renewable Scottish timber. The high sloping roof and wonderful bright aspect create a roomy space. Positioned higher up and further back on the croft with two metre high windows facing SSW, the cabin and deck area offer a fantastic panoramic view of Cul Mor and across Inverkirkaig’s tranquil sea loch (two minute walk to the beach). Sheep’s wool insulates the property throughout whilst hot water is powered by a mini, Norwegian manufactured, boiler system. The main room has a Morso Squirrel wood-burning stove keeping the Batbox lovely and warm for those occasions when the weather turns inclement. The accommodation consists of a lounge/fully equipped mini kitchen, a cosy double bedroom separated by a wooden clad wall, a shower/wet room with toilet and wash hand basin. See more details and photos on the Batbox page.

Peaceful place

Two individual, self-contained, eco cabins privately situated in Inverkirkaig near Lochinver. Surrounded by stunning scenery. A peaceful place to unwind. The perfect base to walk up Suilven, explore the wonders of Assynt, travel the NC500 at a gentle pace. Electric vehicle charge point on site. Good WiFi is available.

Lazybed and Batbox are privately located either side of the owner's house, on their three acre croft in Inverkirkaig, a coastal settlement, a couple of miles south of Lochinver and about 40 miles north of Ullapool. This area of the magnificent North West Highlands is known as Assynt, a geographically and geologically remarkable landscape. Many of Scotland’s most individual and charismatic mountains are close by and the stunning coastline stretches north to the white sandy beaches of Achmelvich, Oldshoremore and Sandwood Bay and south to the wild, rocky coves and shell sands of Wester Ross. A multitude of trout-filled lochs cover the hinterland and the beautiful River Kirkaig, with its excellent salmon fishing and waterfall path, is only ten minutes walk from the door. Continue beyond the falls passing Fionn Loch and eventually reach the summit of Suilven, northern Scotland’s most iconic peak. Get into the Flow Country, Europe's largest peatland blanket bog and (globally) an extremely important carbon sink. Whether it's cycling, walking, kayaking, wildlife spotting, running, swimming or simply relaxing, this wonderful area of Scotland has it all.

OPEN YEAR ROUND.

Croft life

The croft may seem a little untidy at first. This is largely due to having no grazing animals on it for the past 15 years (since it was fenced). The croft and garden are, at various times, full of bees, wildflowers, fruit, grasses and insects that, in turn, attract birds, pipistrelle bats, hedgehogs, voles, shrews, frogs, toads and newts. There is also a healthy population of common lizards and slow worms plus lichens and fungi galore. We have planted numerous trees including some fruit trees and have a couple of vegetable patches and a small poly tunnel. Take a look at our Photostory.

You might see the shadow of a white-tailed eagle above, a badger skulking, a pine martin tip-toeing through or hear a tawny owl (they have nested in the garden for years). We encourage you to write down in the guest book any unusual sightings (which we will pass on to the Assynt Field Club) as well as your experiences and thoughts.

There is very little air pollution, noise pollution and practically no light pollution in Kirkaig. On a clear night you may get heady at the plethora of stars, walk by the light of the full moon, catch a shooting star or perhaps the Aurora Borealis!

Who We Are

We are David & Gita. After long careers in travel and advertising plus a few years globetrotting, we moved to Inverkirkaig in 2008. A new chapter. A new adventure! We have been hosting guests for the past 12 years. It's always a pleasure to meet people from all over the world, and to welcome them to this stunning landscape.

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Licence number: HI-00284-F

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