Quinag is located in Achiltibuie, a traditional crofting community that hugs the coast of Badentarbet bay, sheltered by the Summer Isles. This is an area that has had settlements for many centuries, and remnants can still be seen in the hills and glens around us, preserved in the place names you will encounter as you explore the area. The Coigach peninsula offers a real “get away from it all” which never fails to deliver, among unspoilt beaches, hidden lochs, majestic mountains and enticing islands. Wildlife abounds, both on land and at sea.
Quinag is ideally situated for enjoying the amenities and attractions that draw visitors to Coigach and Assynt, as well as being a great base to explore the wider region.
The house is a short walk from the renowned Summer Isles Hotel which offers both gourmet dining and informal meals in the bar which is a friendly hub for locals and visitors alike. In the neighbouring village of Altandhu you will find another welcoming bar and restaurant Am Fuaran, serving great fish and steaks.
The Achiltibuie Artists exhibit in the village hall next door to the Piping School Cafe. The Achiltibuie Garden produces croft-grown vegetables, and locally caught seafood is available from several fishermen and divers whose boats can be seen in the bay.
Achiltibuie Stores (licensed) is close by offering a good range of groceries including locally sourced meat and fish. You can also fill up on fuel and get the papers. The shop can arrange for groceries to be delivered to Quinag for your arrival.
The Coigach Community Hall is a regular venue for live music, exhibitions and other community events.
The nearest beach at Badentarbet is a 10 minute walk from the house. The large sandy expanse of beach of Achnahaird with its stunning mountain views is a 5 minute drive away. Just as close is Old Dornie harbour, used by both local fishermen and small pleasure craft, with a public slipway.