Cornmill Bunkhouse, Cornmill Bunkhouse, Achumore, Strathhalladale, Sutherland, KW13 6YT
Cornmill Bunkhouse is situated on a traditional croft which has been in the family for many generations. The croft runs ewes, spring-calving cows, and grows winter feed and woodland. The mill was built in the early 1800s and was active until around 1926. It has been converted into 4 star affordable and comfortable accommodation for individuals or groups. The bunkhouse can sleep up to 14 people. It has a large self-catering kitchen and open-plan sitting room on the first floor, in which the old grinding wheel now serves as a coffee table. There is level access to the first floor at the rear of the building, with an easy going stair down to the ground floor, which has two bunk rooms, a disabled access toilet/wetroom and a toilet with a shower. The first bunk room sleeps 8. The second sleeps 6 and has a patio door looking onto the workings of the old mill with its large wooden cog driving wheels. Activities can be organised for groups including Laser Tagging, and Claypigeon Shooting. Hen and stag parties welcome. Come and enjoy this historic setting. 4 star tourist board graded.This accommodation is featured on our map of North East Highlands of Scotland and here is its own website.
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The Cornmill Bunkhouse is located on the A897, 6 miles from Melvich, 20 miles to Thurso, 42 miles to John O'Groats and 34 miles to Helmsdale.
Forsinard railway station is only 10 miles away. The line runs from Inverness to Wick, stopping at Forsinard three times a day.
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Built in the early 1800s by Sandy’s ancestors to mill oats for the crofters of Halladale, Reay and Melvich.
Now, over 200 years later, is providing affordable and comfortable accommodation for individuals or groups visiting the beautiful Strathhalladale area of Sutherland, in the north-west Highlands of Scotland.
Take a four mile detour from the famous North Coast 500 road route to Cornmill Bunkhouse.
Take a four mile detour at Melvich, from the famous North Coast 500 road route, and discover the unspoilt Cornmill Bunkhouse. The bunkhouse provides comfortable friendly accommodation in this remote and beautiful area of the north of Scotland. The little communities of Melvich and Portskerra are a few miles away, and a drive further along the coast will take you to the larger village of Durness, which is surrounded by mountain scenery and spectacular coastal views, with sandy beaches and bays. A trip to the RSPB reserve in nearby Forsinard is ideal for watching birdlife, and fisherman will find opportunities throughout Sutherland.
There is no official Sustrans route but you can use the NCN to cycle End to End passing Cornmill Bunkhouse
There are many different options that can be taken to complete the LEJOG using the National Cycle Network. Passing the Cornmill Bunkhouse, where you can be sure of a welcome and a good nights rest, has got to be one of the best.