Highlands and Islands
The Overscaig sits in the heart of Sutherland on the banks of Loch Shin near Lairg in the Highlands of Scotland and within easy reach of the west north and eastern parts of the NC500 (North Coast 500) route. The hotel is an ideal base for hill walking angling climbing cycling bird-watching or for those who just like to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the North Highlands of Scotland.
Situated in one of the last great wilderness areas of Europe, The Overscaig enjoys a magnificent location overlooking Loch Shin and Ben More Assynt. The Overscaig is an ideal base to explore all the attractions of the Northern Highlands a landscape formed from the world's most ancient rock. An area rich in wildlife birds history & archaeology - superb for outdoor pursuits such as walking cycling and fishing.
Travel round the NC500 coastal route in sections using The Overscaig as your base where you can relax each evening and save yourself a series of one-night stops around the coast. Food plays an important role at The Overscaig with Highland Venison Aberdeen Angus Beef and fresh Haddock from Kinlochbervie served in the bar or our quiet dining-room overlooking Loch Shin. A simple selection of fine wines will add to your enjoyment.
Finish your meal with our home-made ice-cream superb bread & butter pudding or delicious local cheeses. After dinner simply relax with coffee or liqueurs in our lounge whilst preparing yourself for the following day's Sutherland adventures. Our bar stocks an excellent range of Highland Malts and offers bar meals and snacks.
The Overscaig is a small family run hotel with 8 rooms. Each is attractively furnished and has its own coffee/tea making facilities as well as a TV and a DVD player. This is wonderful region to explore if you do stay in and around the hotel we have a comfortable lounge with TV video and DVD player as well as a good supply of books and games for quiet relaxation.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS Please note that credit cards used at the hotel will incur a 1% surcharge. We do not charge for the use of debit cards.
Tea and coffee making facilities
Wireless internet connection
Desk with lamp
Lock-up facility for bicycles
Internet access (wireless) in public areas
Internet connection (wireless)
The Overscaig loch-view dining room seats 24 and is bright and airy with panoramic windows ensuring that everyone sees the view no matter where you are sitting. We also serve food in our bar and have an seating area off the main bar beside our wood-burning stove. If weather permits we can serve bar meals outside.
Breakfast (Full cooked)
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Lairg area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Eas a Chual Aluinn Waterfall - 9 miles (Countryside)
Bone Caves - 10.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Ardvreck Castle - 11.1 miles (Castle)
Wailing Widow Falls - 11.5 miles (Countryside)
North West Highlands Geo Park - 12.4 miles (Countryside)
Dun Dornaigil Broch - 13.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Little Assynt (Leitir Easaidh) - 15 miles (Countryside)
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve - 16.3 miles (Countryside)
Falls of Kirkaig - 19.3 miles (Countryside)
Gloomy Memories Memorial - 20.2 miles (Historic Building)
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