Breacwell Cottage ref: UK5810

Migdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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2
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Breacwell Cottage is situated on the banks of Loch Migdale and enjoys stunning views across this magnificent and picturesque Highland loch. This traditional croft cottage, set on a working sheep farm, has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with beamed ceilings downstairs and a cosy open fire in the pretty living room. The conservatory at the front provides an ideal spot to sit and relax whilst watching the myriad of wildlife that frequents the loch. Swans and cygnets, rare osprey and numerous other birds are regularly seen here. There is a bright, well-equipped kitchen with dining table and a family bathroom on the ground floor. Upstairs are two attractively presented bedrooms, with traditional combed ceilings. The main double bedroom has an en-suite shower room and the second bedroom has a single and a double bed. Both are beautifully presented with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. Outside there is a fully enclosed charming cottage garden, with picnic table. Breacwell Cottage is a must for those seeking the peace and tranquillity of the natural environment. Deer, otters, pine marten and numerous birds are all present in the locality and the owner’s sheep graze in the adjoining fields.
Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice. There are superb forest and trail walks direct from the cottage, along the banks of Loch Migdale and through the hills. Renowned mountain biking trails are close by and fishing, golf, hill walking, climbing and a wide variety of water sports are all local pastimes. Whilst tucked away in a quiet no through lane, it is well placed for exploring the whole of the Highland region and is located close to the North Coast 500 route that runs through some of the most dramatic scenery to be found anywhere in the British Isles. Head west along a spectacular route with mountains, lochs and rivers to Ullapool and Lochinver. Explore the dramatic far north coast or head south to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, which is about one hour’s drive. There are plenty of places of interest in the vicinity. Watch salmon leaping at the Falls of Shin, visit Royal Dornoch with its beautiful sandstone cathedral, sandy beach and championship golf course. The nearby village of Bonar Bridge has a selection of small shops, pub and restaurant, as well as a leisure centre and its own 9-hole golf course. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and beams.
Conservatory.
Bathroom:
With corner bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, single bed (for child) and sloping ceiling.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial coal for open fire included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with patio and picnic table. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Tain
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Ardgay
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake
    5 yards

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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