Gairs Cottage looks out over the spectacular Kyle of Sutherland, the confluence of four famous salmon rivers. This 19th-century stone cottage is situated in the Highland village of Bonar Bridge, with restaurants, pubs and village shops just a short walk away.
The accommodation is all on the ground floor. The living room boasts solid wood flooring, original deep-silled windows and a large wood burner, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere. This also heats the radiators if required, with modern, slim-line electric panel heaters providing instant heat at all times. The kitchen/dining room is small but well-equipped and ideal for couples, with views across the water. At the rear of the cottage is a double bedroom, with patio doors leading out onto a gravelled area. Adjoining the bedroom is a bright, modern bathroom.
The local area is home to an array of wildlife, including resident otters, deer and a number of birds, including visiting osprey, whooper swans, golden eagles and buzzards. The area is also renowned for its outdoor pursuits, such as the spectacular mountain bike trails just on the edge of the village, offering easy routes for beginners as well as challenging ones for experienced riders. Golf enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, as the village has its own 9-hole course and Royal Dornoch, Tain, Golspie and Brora are all easily accessible. The historic village of Dornoch is well worth a visit, with its beautiful 13th-century cathedral, a variety of unusual shops and a superb beach, all within a 15-minute drive.
Gairs Cottage is situated on the route across to the west coast, which is truly spectacular. Breath-taking mountains are interspersed with lochs and rivers before reaching the clear waters and sandy bays of the Atlantic coastline. It is also ideal for visitors exploring the scenic and renowned North Coast 500 route. From Bonar Bridge you could travel further north to explore the wild, rugged landscapes of Caithness. Heading south, Inverness is just 40 minutes’ drive away. Bonar Bridge has excellent local facilities, including a bakery, butcher, village store, café, pubs and restaurant, all within a short walk. Fishing here is second to none, with 14 miles of some of the most prolific salmon rivers available by day ticket to visitors. There are also some lovely hill lochs for trout, and sea-fishing is also a popular pastime. Beach 15 miles. Shop 250 yards, pub 150 yards and restaurant 300 yards.
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All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, 55" Freesat Smart TV with Netflix and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom: With double bed and patio doors leading to gravelled area.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.
Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
20 yards (Loch)