relaxed friendly artist run working home/studio in the crofting area, outskirts of beautiful west coast village, quiet location, sandy beaches within walking distance, hillwalking, stunning views from the front of the house, en-suite bedroom, local tourist attractions, outdoor activities, friendly house pets, homemade jams, a wonderful place to also visit "out of season" for walking, sailing, wildlife pursuits or just to chill out.....
Lynn's home has panoramic views over Gairloch Bay & the Isle of Skye, just on the outskirts of Gairloch Village, it is in a quiet location but within easy walking distance of local amenities and places to eat.
Accès des voyageurs
guests can access the bedroom, lounge and dining room. They may also visit the studio by arrangement.
In the "off peak" months, guests may be able use the kitchen to cook meals by arrangement
you should check mobile phone signals, many are not accessible in this area.
I welcome people to enjoy the homely relaxed atmosphere but also respect that this is a family home with a working studio.
please be aware we have family pets so probably not the best place to stay if you have allergies!
Pets may be allowed by arrangement.
No smoking throughout the building thank you.
A warm welcome from Lynn Bennett-Mackenzie awaits you at this friendly relaxed artist run home/studio on the outskirts of the coastal village of Gairloch and has the best of both worlds – a quiet location but within easy walking distance of Gairloch. The house is based on a croft on the stunning West Coast of Scotland - an area that has to be experienced – photos really don’t do it justice!
Lynn is an established artist living and working in Gairloch, NW Scotland. Brought up in remote rural areas of the Highlands of Scotland, Lynn studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, graduating in 1990.
She enjoys creating in a variety of media and exploring new methods of working. She has exhibited widely and taken part in several community and international projects including The Big Picture, Wild Wood , Landfill art, an International Art Symposium in Russia and has collaborated with an Indian artist to create Ceangal, a series of international artist residencies in the NW Highlands. She has travelled and worked in India several times in recent years and has strong international connections, in particular in India and with the YATOO organisation in S Korea, participating in the pilot project for the Global Nomadic Art Project in 2014.
Living in a remote rural area, Lynn has learned to adapt and create opportunities for herself and the area she lives in. She is open to new ideas and is always looking to expand her boundaries in her field of interest of people and place. She connects with the issues of people and place globally and enjoys interacting with people and developing and understanding cultures around the world and her travels in recent years reflect this.
I enjoy gardening, reading, music, spinning (the woolly kind), different foods, meeting folks with similar interests and much more....
A few helpful hints for travelling in the Highlands:
make sure you have a mobile network that works - Vodafone & O2 are best for this area.
When on single track roads, pull over to let local traffic overtake - this lets you enjoy the journey more and others make it to appointments etc on time.
Come prepared for any weather - the saying - four seasons in a day is true!!
Don't rely on sat nav totally....but locals will help out willingly when able :)
Please be prepared if you intend to head into the hills.....the conditions can change VERY fast!
Make sure you have enough fuel in your vehicle... fill up stops can be a fair distance apart.
and most of all, enjoy your stay in this special part of the world!!