Batbox

Tiny home hosted by David

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1.5 bathrooms
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Welcome to Lazybed Accommodation

Unique, beautifully designed, one bedroom, self-contained accommodation for up to two people, privately situated on our 3 acre croft in Inverkirkaig near Lochinver. Surrounded by stunning scenery with sea views.

We have 2 individual cabins (Batbox and Lazybed) privately situated on either side of the croft. If you have any questions or can't see availability please don't hesitate to ask, one of us will get back to you promptly.

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 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.

The complimentary welcome pack includes a bottle of good wine (or non-alcoholic drink), a delicious snack and one basket of logs. Also included in the cost are day to day essentials such as tea including herbal, fresh ground coffee on the day of your arrival, sugar, olive oil for cooking, salt and pepper, all this should last a couple of days. Staying for 4 nights or more? David will bake you an organic loaf of bread and provide some local jam, at your request.

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.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 double bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Inverkirkaig, Sutherland, 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.

Hosted by David

  1. Joined in December 2013
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Gita (see next pic) and I live in the bungalow (near Lazybed and Batbox) along with our Border Collie - McIver. We moved to Inverkirkaig 13 years ago and absolutely love our life here in Assynt. You will probably see us around and about working on the croft or out running on the 'wee' road. We are here for our guests if you need us, but will not disturb once we've welcomed you as your peace and privacy is important to us.
Gita (see next pic) and I live in the bungalow (near Lazybed and Batbox) along with our Border Collie - McIver. We moved to Inverkirkaig 13 years ago and absolutely love our life h…

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

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy