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The Batbox

The Batbox cabin (built in 2016) is a bespoke studio space with an interior of 26sqm including a wet room plus enclosed deck. There are photos of the interior on our Pictures page.

Similar to Lazybed cabin in concept, the Batbox cabin is a high specification, cosy, one double bed self-catering eco unit designed to accommodate up to 2 guests. Once again the design and build is all down to our good friends at North Woods Design.

The Batbox cabin 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 (please see the Pictures page).

The accommodation has a compact and fully equipped bespoke kitchen. There is a full size larder fridge, but no freezer (we can store items in our freezer if necessary). For cooking there is a Dualit mini-oven and a separate 2 ring induction hob. Please note there is no microwave.

We offer a laundry service as there is no washing machine in the cabin, plus we have a drying room in our house for extremely wet boots and coats.

The main living and sleeping area has oak flooring throughout with comfortable, functional furniture. There is no TV reception, but there is a flat screen television with DVD player and an eclectic library of films to choose from plus a good selection of books.

There is a comfortable double bed with good quality bed linen. A bath and hand towel per person are included along with a hair dryer.

If luggage space allows, we recommend that you bring along some indoor footwear. We ask you please to leave your shoes/boots outdoors, there is a storage box and coat hooks on the enclosed deck area.

Free Wi-Fi is available, but not inside the Batbox. Most devices pick up a very good signal on the path and in the car park. Otherwise you are very welcome to use our home Wi-Fi (we are only next door) which you can also pick up outside. Mobile reception is intermittent in the whole area of Assynt, there are some hot spots on the way and in Lochinver.

Please note our new 'complimentary' welcome pack on arrival includes: a couple of cold beers (or a non-alcoholic Fentimans botanical drink at your request), 6 of our free range organic eggs (these are subject to availability), a small home baked (organic) loaf, excellent jam and (very important!) porridge oats. Also included in the tariff are day to day essentials such as tea, ground coffee, organic milk, butter, sugar cubes, olive oil, salt and pepper, all this should last a couple of days.

We can organise fresh langoustine to be collected from our local fishermen with prior notice. Please note this is seasonal and subject to availability.

Please take the time to read our Terms page first if you're interested in booking either cabin, it will only take a minute or two. Amongst a few other points, we're really sorry, but no pets and no smoking inside the cabins.

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 for both of them in the adjacent trees.