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The Batbox

SuperhostInverkirkaig, Scotland, United Kingdom
Tiny house hosted by David
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
Clean and tidy
7 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Unique, architect designed, one bedroom, self-contained accommodation for up to two people, situated on our croft in Inverkirkaig near Lochinver.

We have 2 purpose-built micro-houses (Lazybed Accommodation) both privately situated and surrounded by stunning scenery.

It is possible to book either cabin (for less) through us directly if you wish.

The space
Similar to Lazybed cabin in concept, the Batbox is a high specification studio space with an interior of 26sqm plus covered deck, built in 2016 by North Woods Construction Ltd. utilising 100% renewable Scottish timber. The high sloping roof and wonderful bright aspect create a roomy, luxurious space. Positioned higher up and further back on the croft with 2 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 and the wonderfully remote peninsular of Rubha na Breige. 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 cabin lovely and warm for those occasions when the weather turns inclement. The accommodation consists of a lounge / well equipped mini kitchen, a separate cosy double bedroom, a wet room with toilet and wash hand basin.

Why 'Batbox'?
Well apart from our love for Common Pipistrelle Bats (and our gratitude they enjoy the odd midge for dinner!) the new cabin's shape and its overhanging roof has more than a passing resemblance to (you've guessed it) a bat box! On summer evenings you may well see the local bats sweep back and forth in front of the cabin or hear the Tawny Owls that call Inverkirkaig their home. There are boxes hidden in the adjacent trees.

It is possible to book either cabin (for less) through us directly. Please check all terms & cancellation conditions before making a booking.

Guest access
The Batbox is privately located on the east side of our bungalow and about 65 metres from Lazybed and the car park, with wonderful views to Cul Mor and across Inverkirkaig Bay. Access is via an undulating footpath through our woods and garden.

Other things to note
Check out is no later than 10.30 AM.

There is good Wi-Fi signal here, but not inside the cabin. Most devices pick up a good signal on the path and in the car park. You are also welcome to use our home Wi-Fi (we are only next door) or make (UK) landline calls with prior notice. Mobile reception is intermittent in the whole area of Assynt, there are some hot spots on the way and in Lochinver.

Please note we provide a clothes washing service (as there is no washing machine in the cabin) this means Gita will happliy wash and iron your laundry for a small fee per load. We do not have a dryer, so allow 24 hours (approximately) for clothes to dry naturally.

There is no TV reception, but there is a flat screen television with DVD player and an eclectic library of films to choose from.

The complimentary welcome pack on arrival includes: 2 cold beers or 2 non-alcoholic drinks (at your request), a small organic loaf, excellent jam and (very important!) porridge oats. Also included are day to day essentials such as tea, ground coffee, sugar, olive oil, salt and pepper, all this should last a couple of days or so.

We also provide an intitial basket of 'super-dry' logs (extra baskets are for sale).

Please check terms & cancellation conditions before making a booking. It is of course possible to book either cabin through us directly, please note there is a price difference.
Unique, architect designed, one bedroom, self-contained accommodation for up to two people, situated on our croft in Inverkirkaig near Lochinver.

We have 2 purpose-built micro-houses (Lazybed Accommodation) both privately situated and surrounded by stunning scenery.

It is possible to book either cabin (for less) through us directly if you wish.

The space
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Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Hair dryer
Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Washing machine
Fire extinguisher

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Inverkirkaig, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Batbox is located on the owner's croft in Inverkirkaig, a lovely coastal settlement, a few 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 10 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. Walking, kayaking, fishing or simply relaxing, this beautiful area of Scotland has it all.
The Batbox is located on the owner's croft in Inverkirkaig, a lovely coastal settlement, a few miles south of Lochinver and about 40 miles north of Ullapool. This area of the magnificent North West Highlands is…

Hosted by David

Joined in December 2013
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Gita (see next pic) and I live in the bungalow adjacent to Lazy Bed Cabin along with our 4 year old Border Collie - McIver. We moved to Inverkirkaig 6 years ago and absolutely love our new life here in Assynt. You will probably see us around and about working on the veggie plots, fishing in the bay or running on the 'wee' road. We are here next door for our guests if you need us, but will not disturb once we've welcomed you to Lazy Bed as your peace and privacy is important to us.
Gita (see next pic) and I live in the bungalow adjacent to Lazy Bed Cabin along with our 4 year old Border Collie - McIver. We moved to Inverkirkaig 6 years ago and absolutely love…
During your stay
We like to meet and greet guests on arrival, show you to the cabin then we tend not to disturb as your privacy is very important to us. We're only next door if you need us and you're very welcome.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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