Dalview ref: UK5848

Strathy, near Thurso, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Bath/Shower Seat 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Dalview is an original stone croft cottage that has been extended over the years. This much loved cottage has been in the same family for generations, and the current family members have completely refurbished and updated it throughout to provide a good standard of accommodation in a lovely countryside setting. It is situated in the pretty hamlet of Strathy, on a quiet lane that leads down to one of the most stunning sandy beaches to be found anywhere in the British Isles. It is surrounded by open fields just a few yards from the renowned North Coast 500 route, which passes through incredible unspoilt and dramatic scenery for hundreds of miles.
The kitchen/dining room is bright and spacious, with built in units and a large dining table for up to six guests. The pretty living room has a feature multi-fuel burner and superb views across the hills and farmland beyond. There is a twin bedroom on the ground floor and a shower room. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and the other with a double bed. All are beautifully presented with colour coordinated soft furnishings and wonderful views.
There are lovely walks direct from the cottage. The small lane winds down to Strathy beach. Here the wide sweeping sandy bay is bounded by small cliffs and rocky outcrops. Colourful wild flowers grow on the hinterland and the River Strathy flows into the sea. This unbelievably spectacular beach is usually almost deserted; an ideal place for secluded sunbathing, picnics and a host of water sports. The local area is renowned for its fishing, with sea, loch and river fishing all enjoyed locally.
The immediate area is a wildlife watcher’s paradise. Whales, basking sharks, porpoises, seals and otters are all seen in the region. There is also a colony of puffins at nearby Melvich, 3 miles away, which can be seen in the spring and early summer, and at Forsinard there is an RSPB nature reserve, where local rangers will take visitors to explore the birdlife, flora and fauna close to hand. The pretty villages along this stretch of coastline also have good local facilities including pubs and restaurants. Golf, canoeing, cycling, hill-walking, climbing and horse riding are all local pastimes. Beach ¼ mile. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance (level entrance at rear).
Living room: With multi-fuel burner and 43" Freesat TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and 43" Freesat TV.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, shower seat and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Thurso
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    20 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Thurso
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    20.0 miles
  • Lake
    0.25 miles (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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