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Do you feel the need to escape and carve, enhance or complete your next novel? Chrissie’s Croft, in the village of Port Henderson, Gairloch, is the perfect place for writers to simply write…

As we have a couple of budding writers in our family, we understand that sometimes escaping the bounds of everyday life is just what you need to get the words down – or find that much needed spark of inspiration.

Chrissie's Croft: Stags on the hillSome of our very best ideas have come to us while encompassing ourselves in this gorgeous little croft; or sitting on the edge of the beautiful shore beside it. So the thought came to us that perhaps there would be other writers out there who would benefit from some quality time here.

There is no denying that it’s wild and woolly up here outside of the summer months, which is when we offer the croft for this purpose (due to trade and return visits being very popular during the summer). But this fact alone makes it all the more perfect.

While wrapped in this metre thick stone walled haven, when the wind is howling and the sky is the colour of slate outside, you truly can be a world away from anywhere.

As a writer, interruptions can wreck a day of otherwise perfect characterisation, plot structuring, a great synopsis – or completely ruin the flow of a scene. While staying at Chrissie’s Croft, we can categorically guarantee that nothing will interrupt you.

But aside from this divine solitude, there is nothing quite as exhilarating or inspiring to a word-locked mind than taking a break and sitting on a rock beside the ocean. To watch those wild waves crash at the defiance of the rocks, having the wind and ocean spray whipping at your face and being able to marvel at the magnificence that such a wilderness provides. This is nature at its very best; and inspiration beyond all that you can imagine.

And there-in lies a tale that only you will craft…

And so to writer essentials:

  • Yes, we have Wi-fi. (You’ll be given a password when you book.)
  • Obviously you will need sustenance while you’re here, so luckily there is civilisation nearby. A pleasant loch-side walk (2 miles) or a 5 minute drive will get you to our local; the Badachro Inn, where you can indulge your need to celebrate your latest chapter with a well-earned whisky and/or grab a bite from their pretty incredible menu. A little further (7 miles) and you’ll find Strath/Gairloch where you can stock up on everything you need from basic groceries, local meats, and freshly caught seafood, or try out an array of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants; all featuring wonderful Highland menus. There’s also a library, bank and everything else you’ll need. So no need to do it tough!

And now for the bonus:

Writers who make a booking to stay for 2 weeks or more between 1st October – 15th December and 5th January – 30th April receive a special rate offer of just £250 per week!

So pack up your laptop, your warmest clothes and your need to write. Chrissie’s Croft could well be the answer to your best-selling novel!

Please contact Duncan via our Availability Page to make your booking.

We look forward to having you! All we ask is that when your book is published, you mail a copy to the croft for all visitors and our family to enjoy.