Achnahaird Bay is situated on the Coigach peninsula which is part of the North West Highlands Geopark. The NW Highlands Geopark contains Lewisian Gneiss which is 3000 million years old. The complex geology has created the stunning landscapes which you will see from the cottages. The Geopark also contains the earliest evidence of life to be found anywhere in Europe in the Torridon Sandstone algal forms. More information can be found at nwhgeopark.com.
Local black sheep graze the beach which is the perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts. Pine Marten; Stoats; Sea Eagles and Red Deer can all be seen in their natural habitats. If you are lucky you may be able to see the Northern Lights on a clear night.
Food & Drink
The Achiltibuie store (achiltibuiestores.com) is a family run shop close to the cottages. Offering a wide range of goods and services including fish, meat, wine and beers. You can stock up on fuel here or request fresh prawns from the local fishermen.
The Fuaran Bar in Altandhu is a traditional, cosy west coast bar situated in-between Achnahaird and Achiltibuie. Enjoy supper by a large log burning stove and take in the stunning views of the Summer Isles.
The Achiltibuie Garden sells fresh produce and preserves during the growing season. The strawberries are not to be missed.
Coffee can be had at the Coigach Craft and Gift shop while you browse the goods on offer. Alternatively, the Piping School Cafe offers excellent home cooked food.
Further afield we have the Kylesku Hotel situated on the shores of Loch Glendhu. Named 2014 Scottish Hotel of the year by the Good Hotel Guide, the Kylesku offers the possibility of a really special meal.
Fresh Lobster, prawns, scallops and crab are all available from local fishermen.
Coigach offers many opportunities to indulge in the following activities:
- Walking and climbing
- Touring the Summer Isles
- Yarn spinning demonstrations
- Yoga. Private yoga classes can be arranged on request.
- Hamlet Mountaineering. Scrambling, rock climbing and mountaineering. firstname.lastname@example.org
More activities can be found at coigach.com.
We would be happy to assist in organising any activities. Please contact us.