Failte ref: CC511140

Lower Brora, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
5
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Failte is a superb conversion of two former fishermen’s cottages, which have been combined to form a beautiful and spacious house situated right on the edge of the sea.  The property enjoys wonderful panoramic views of the sweeping coastline, with a traditional Scottish golf links beyond.  It adjoins the beautiful sandy beach of Brora.  Continually owned by generations of MacRae fishermen since the 1820’s, the current owner (a direct descendent) has carried out a stunning refurbishment whilst integrating the adjoining cottage.  The main living area is on the upper floor, taking full advantage of the magnificent views.  The four large windows overlook the mouth of the River Brora, beach and North Sea with stunning uninterrupted views over 20 miles northwards to Berriedale Head. Exposed beams and a feature fireplace of Caithness flagstone and original decorative local sandstone add to its distinctive charm and ambience.   A generous dining room and attractive sun lounge on the ground floor overlooking the estuary, golf course and beach ensure there is plenty of living space.  Five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom make this spacious property ideal for a two-family or extended family holiday.  There is a fully enclosed private garden to the rear and at the front of the house a parking area, further gardens both grassed and paved (ideal for barbeques) are for visitor’s use.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric central heating and a large wood burning stove and comprises:
Snug: With large wood burning stove,  TV and views overlooking the sea
Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With single bed
Bedroom 3: With single bed
Bathroom:With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
Sun Room/Dining Room:  With views across enclosed garden and beyond to the Brora river, sea,sandy bay and mountains
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First floor

Lounge: With wood burning stove, Sky TV including sports, DVD and radio/CD with large windows overlooking the sea, river, sweeping sands and mountains
Bedroom 4: With king size bed
Bedroom 5: With two single beds
Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

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Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. Wi-Fi available.

Miscellaneous

Garden at rear, mainly meadow with stunning landscape and seascape views, plants to attract wildlife. Open plan front garden adjoins cottage with picnic area. Off road parking for 4 cars.
  • Nearest town
    Brora
  • Shops
    200 Yards
  • Distance
    200 Yards
  • Restaurant
    200 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Brora
  • Pub
    200 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    0.5 Mile
  • Lake

About the local area

The shoreline is just yards away and the views are further enriched by the local population of seals and numerous seabirds that frequent these shores. There is a major seal colony here and new pups can be seen during the summer months.  Brora village has a timeless quality that visitors find hard to resist. The small shops, cafes and restaurants are within easy walking distance and there is a wide range of activities to choose from and places to visit.  Locally there is the 18 hole (James Braid designed) traditional links golf course, tennis court, fishing (sea, loch and river), mountain biking, sailing, canoeing, bird-watching, seal-spotting, hill-walking, scenic coastal and inland walks, safe sandy beaches, and even a local distillery open to the public.  Brora is also ideally located for exploring the whole of the stunning county of Sutherland and beyond.  Visit Dunrobin Castle, with its gardens modelled on Versailles. Encounter salmon leaping up the Falls of Shin. Experience gold panning at Helmsdale, the site of a 19th century gold rush and explore the wild beauty of this totally unspoilt region of Highland Scotland.

Things to do nearby

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

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

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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