Cherry Trees Cottage ref: UK5393

Stoer, near Lochinver, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Cherry Trees Cottage is a pretty stone cottage, situated on the edge of the rural hamlet of Stoer, in the heart of north west Sutherland. Originally the local school house, dating from the 1800s, it has now been converted into a quaint holiday cottage for two. The property is situated on one of the most scenic routes in the Highlands, surrounded by stunning landscapes of hills, mountains, lochs and superb beaches. The open plan living space, once the main school room, offers deep-silled windows, lovely views across the hills and the free-standing wood burner in the centre acts as a welcoming focal point. The dining area has patio doors which lead onto the decked patio area, which is ideal for al fresco dining, or enjoying a morning coffee. You can also make the most of the bright and well-equipped kitchen area. The immediate area is a haven for wildlife, with deer wandering along the hillside, a wide variety of birds which frequently visit the garden and seals, dolphins and otters which can be spotted along the coastline. The local area is renowned for its hill walking, climbing, kayaking, fishing and mountain biking, and the peaks of Suilven, Stac Pollaidh, Canisp, Quinag and Ben More Assynt are all close by. The pristine white sandy beach of Clashnessie is just ½ mile away and the nearby village of Clachtoll also has a lovely sandy bay and a local shop. Beach ½ mile. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 8 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 38" Freeview TV, beams and wooden floor.
Dining area: With patio doors leading to decking.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge, dishwasher and wooden floor.
Utility/cloakroom: With washing machine, tumble dryer and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with decking and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There is a small stream immediately outside the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Lochinver
  • Shops
    1½ miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    8 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    8 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    ½ mile (beach)

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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