The Overscaig House Hotel By Lairg

Small Hotel

Overscaig, Loch Shin, By Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4NY

    This is a place to relax after your day in one of Europe's last great wilderness areas. Enjoy the superb locally sourced cuisine, take the time to read a book in our comfortable lounge or simply have a drink in the bar.

    The Overscaig is an ideal base to explore all the attractions of the Northern Highlands For those interested in hill-walking, the four most northerly Munros and many spectacular hill walks, including one which takes you to the UK's highest waterfall Eas a' Chual Aluinn, are all less than an hour away. In addition, there are many easier walks along forestry tracks or along the coast that take in the wonderful scenery of Caithness and Sutherland. All allow you to experience the "spiritual" nature of isolation that this region offers those who make the journey.

    The Overscaig is also an excellent location for bird-watching, with bullfinches, siskin, hen harrier, osprey and many others seen from the loch view dinning room. Golden eagles can be seen in the hills to the west and the boat trip to Handa Island lets you see spectacular colonies of guillemots, also puffin, fulmar, shag, razorbill, skuas (both arctic and great), kittiwake, gulls and terns.

    Sutherland is renowned for its excellent wild brown trout fishing and the hotel offers fishing and boats on Loch Shin, Loch Ghriama and Loch Merkland where a bountiful catch awaits all who try. Salmon and Sea Trout fishing can also be arranged on local lochs.

    A vast region of the North West Highlands has recently been designated a UNESCO GeoPark because of its unique geological significance. This 2000 square km area takes in some of the finest mountain and coastal landscapes in Britain and contains a wealth of classic geological locations. There are also a significant number of historical and archaeological sites, including scheduled monuments and listed buildings.

    The Overscaig offers a unique experience: peace and tranquillity with a warm Highland welcome, at the heart of the spectacular region that is the Northern Highlands.

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    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

    The Overscaig is a seasonal hotel and is not open during the winter. We are open from May 1 to September 30.
    During our season guest check-in is from 4.30pm and we open for meals from 5pm.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Family Room
    £104.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Loch-view Double
    £100.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Loch-view Twin
    £100.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room
    £52.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Special pricing available for stays of 3 nights or more - some restrictions apply - book on-line for details Fishing packages available for 4 and 7 nights - see web-site for details

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Drying Facilities
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Iron Available
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Telephone

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Porterage


    • Lochside Location
    • Mountains area
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed

    Road Directions

    From Lairg, travel north on the A836 towards Tongue. After 3 miles, turn left on the A838 to Kinlochbervie and Durness. Follow this road for 13 miles until the hotel appears on the left hand side.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Lairg, travel north on the A836 towards Tongue. After 3 miles, turn left on the A838 to Kinlochbervie and Durness. Follow this road for 13 miles until the hotel appears on the left hand side.

    Getting there by railway:- A train service to Lairg operates from Inverness twice daily. From Lairg you will need to travel by road - call us for advice on local taxi and bus services.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Special Offers available for stays of 3 nights or more - see web-site for details

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