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About The Altnacealgach Motel

Where to find us and accommodation details

Where to find The Altnacealgach Motel

To find us, please use our postcode which is IV27 4HF.

Our Self Catering Rooms

All of our bedrooms have been refurbished this year. Each room has memory foam mattresses, new bedding and 300TC linen, as well as a seating area with flat screen TV and a fully equipped kitchenette. The upgraded rooms can be viewed in our gallery.

Don’t Want to Self-Cater?

Next door to the Motel is the Altnacealgach Inn, where after a long day you can relax and have a drink. During the season (Mar to mid Oct) the Inn serves evening meals every night and cooked to order breakfasts each morning (except Mondays).

A little about the Motel's history

The traceable history of The Altnacealgach Motel goes back to the Victorian era!

The Altnacealgach Inn, a coaching inn and fishing lodge (which stood on the site of the Altnacealgach Motel until 1986), was mentioned in the book ‘Wanderings by Lochs and Streams of Assynt and the North Highlands of Scotland’, written by J Hicks in 1855. In Chapter 11 the Altnacealgach Inn is referred to as ‘the most convenient resting-place for the angler wishing to fish the lochs of Assynt’. It may have been over 160 years ago, but the same is still true today!

The Altnacealgach Inn, mentioned in that book stood on the same site until a catastrophic fire in 1986. Following the fire, an old barn which still stood on the land was converted to an inn and restaurant, whilst the motel was built as a brand new self-contained block on the adjacent land.

The Altnacealgach Motel opened for business in 1986 and has continued to provide high quality, self-catering accommodation to the present date.

An Amazing History….and looking forward to the future!

We (Craig and Sue) had been to Scotland many times over the years, but having completed the NC500 in 2016 and then again in 2017 decided that we wanted to move here! We found the Altnacealgach Motel in August 2017 and knew we had found ‘the place’!

We went back to England, sold the house, quit our jobs and, well, the rest is history!

Having bought the Motel we have set about refurbishing the rooms and facilities. We are happy with what we have and we hope you will enjoy your stay with us!

Activities
Altnacealgach Motel Scotland Fishing
Fishing
Loch Borralan, which is on our doorstep, is prolifically populated with Wild Trout and Arctic Char. Both bank and boat fishing is available, by fly and spinner.
Altnacealgach Motel Scotland NC500
NC500
The route of the NC500, Scotland’s answer to Route 66, is only a mile from the Altnacealgach Motel! It means we are the perfect place to stay and relax after a day on the roads.
Altnacealgach Motel Scotland Walking
Walking
With some of the oldest and best Hills in Britain Assynt is a walker’s paradise. From easy coastal strolls to munros and mountains - there is something for everyone!