Suil-na-Mara (Gaelic for 'Eye of the Sea') is set into the hillside overlooking the village of Lochinver. Guests can expect wonderful views of the mountains and the bay. Your hosts will make you feel most welcome in this informal home. Bruce, who was born and brought up in the area operates a fishing boat out of the harbour, and is also a keen angler and hill walker in his spare time. Rhona loves meeting people and is always willing to stop for a chat!
The accommodation consists of two bedrooms, one family and one twin. Both have views over the village and bay. Before retiring for the night, guests can savour a dram of the complementary whisky which is provided in the room.
All our bedrooms have an en-suite shower room with complementary toiletries. They also have tea and coffee making facilities, colour television and hair dryer. WiFi is available free of charge throughout the house.
In the morning, guests can choose from a varied breakfast menu which ranges from a light morning snack to a traditional full Scottish breakfast. Also on offer is some of the local fare including haggis. Outside there is a private drive, with off road parking for guests.
Well behaved pets are welcome.
There are a number of shops and restaurants(including the award-winning Albannach Hotel) within easy walking distance. In the evening you can take a leisurely stroll along to the harbour and watch the fishing boats coming in with the days catch.
Lochinver is a small picturesque fishing village on the west coast of Scotland. An excellent base from which to explore the whole of the North-West Highlands. For the keen angler there are numerous lochs to fish which teem with brown trout and permits can be obtained locally. The coastline has some outstanding sandy beaches including Achmelvich just 4 miles away.
At Lochinver harbour you can see seals and otters, while further out at sea you may be lucky enough to see whales, dolphins and porpoises. There are walks to suit all levels of fitness and expertise, from gentle woodland strolls to the more strenuous ascents of Suilven, Canisp, and Quinag. There are also some interesting prehistoric caves nearby at Inchnadamph (14 miles away).
We received a warm and gracious welcome even though we arrived unannounced and without a booking. Suil-na- mara is a modern home at the edge of the village and has beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding hills. Our room was tastefully decorated and the beds were comfortable. Everything was clean and fresh. Davey enjoyed the 'wee dram' left in our room. Breakfast was great and kept us going until well into the afternoon. Lochinver is a delightful spot and we even managed to see an otter crossing the road just up from the b&b. Hopefully we will make it back some day.
A warm and friendly welcome at the Suil na Mara B & B. Lovely room with great views, very clean and well equipped. Good service, the breakfast was excellent. We will stay again when visiting Lochinver and we can highly recommend tis B & B!
This is a great B&B in the beautiful village of Lochinver on the North West coast of Sutherland. The landlady is lovely; really welcoming and helpful. The house is spotlessly clean, well furnished and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious, and there's even a free dram in your room should you want a drink before you retire for the night! Cannot recommend this highly enough, and I certainly hope I find a reason to go back. The only caveat would be that the driveway is very steep (and quite dark at night), so you need to have your wits about you if you're meandering back from the village pub!
Suil Na Mara
Tel: +44 (0) 1571 844 535
How To Find Us
Drive into Lochinver on the A837, immediately after entering the village take the first turning to the right over the old bridge (signposted Baddidaroch). Follow the road, passing the church on your left hand side to the top of the hill. The driveway for Suilnamara is on the right hand side (look out for our sign). Please note that our driveway is quite steep, but there is ample parking at the top.