Cairnmuir Caravans

Mrs Eileen Martin
IV27 4EE
Telephone +44 (0) 1549 402 136

View of Caravan 3

Enjoy the peace and beauty of Cairnmuir's private grounds amidst beautiful scenery on the bank of the River Shin, a salmon river near Lairg, Sutherland. Cairnmuir is situated just four miles from the Shin Falls, a famous beauty spot where visitors from all over the world come to watch the salmon make their prodigious leap up the waterfall en route to their spawning beds. There is also a visitor centre here with restaurant, shop, adventure playground and nature trails.

Lairg is an important rural centre, being home to the UK's largest one-day sheep sale. It is also archaeologically significant in the Highlands. The story of the area's prehistoric people and their role in shaping the landscape is told at the Ferrycroft Countryside Centre. The Ord Archaeological Trail takes you to some of the best prehistoric sites including chambered cairns dating from around 3000 BC.

Photo Riverside offers an ideal location for touring, walking, pony trekking, bird watching or simply relaxing. Fishing and boating are available at Loch Shin and there are five excellent golf courses within a 20 mile radius. This photos shows the River Shin from the grounds. Deer can be seen in the woods beyond the river.

Its location makes it an ideal base for exploring the Northern Highlands. John O'Groats, the northernmost point of the mainland, is reachable by road in about three hours, and there are many interesting towns and visitor attractions along the way.

Each of the four modern caravans is sited to offer maximum privacy with views of the river. Accommodation in each comprises one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, fitted kitchen, shower, W.C., lounge and dining area. The dining area converts easily to an additional double and single bed.
Pictured here are Caravans 1 and 2 (right to left).
Photo Each caravan has a colour television, bedding, duvets, blankets, pillows and dish towels. Guests should bring their own personal towels.
We regret we cannot take dogs.
Pictured on the left is Caravan 4.

Cost and Booking Details
Prices (per week):
May - June
July - August
The week runs from Saturday to Saturday and the month in which the first Saturday of the week falls determines the price band for the week.

A discount of £10 per week is available for bookings of 2 continuous weeks. Charges for gas and electricity are inclusive in the prices quoted. A deposit of £20 per holiday week is required to reserve your holiday. Please make UK cheques or money orders payable to E.M. Martin.

Caravans are available for entry from 3pm on the day of arrival and should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure.

Photo To book, contact Mrs Eileen Martin, Cairnmuir, Riverside, Lairg, Sutherland, IV27 4EE Telephone: +44 (0)1549 402 136 or email:

Pictured here is Cairnmuir, home of your host Eileen.

Local Books & Maps to buy online

The mountains emerge from the clouds (around Ben Klibreck, north of Altnaharra)


From Inverness, follow the A9 over the Cromarty Bridge, then take the A836 to Bonar Bridge at which point you should turn left, still on the A836, signposted to Lochinver and Lairg (approximately 10 miles.).


As you approach the village you will pass over the level crossing at Lairg Railway Station. One mile after the level crossing, turn left at the road bridge signed to Ullapool and Lochinver. After 0.5 mile, the main road bends to the right and a minor road, the B864, continues straight on towards Invershin and the Shin Falls. Follow this road for about 0.5 mile. Cairnmuir is on the left.


Please send any enquiries to Mrs Eileen Martin at
Cairnmuir, Riverside, Lairg, Sutherland IV27 4EE, Scotland
Telephone +44 (0) 1549 402 136

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