Glenrossal Cottages - Birch Cottage ref: UK5417

Rosehall, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
Changover day
SUN
Changeover day
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Birch Cottage has been sympathetically converted from original farm buildings to form one of two attractive stone cottages. Overlooking the spectacular River Cassley, they enjoy stunning views of this beautiful and renowned Highland salmon river. Situated on the Highland estate of Glenrossal, it provides peace and tranquillity. The main living area is open plan and the pretty living room has an exposed stone wall and feature wood burner. There is a bright, well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Upstairs are two generously proportioned bedrooms and a bathroom. The cottage has a large lawned garden area, which is shared with the adjoining cottage. Picnic tables and chairs are provided and it is fully enclosed. The estate has its own 2½ mile stretch of salmon fishing on the River Cassley. Six rods are available from Monday to Saturday with the fishing split into two beats with rods rotating at lunchtime. Behind the cottages lies a small loch, which can provide a useful testing ground for your casting technique or an enjoyable introduction to the sport for less experienced members of your party. When it is time for a break, the estate also provides a comfortable fishermen’s hut. The Glenrossal Estate is an excellent centre for salmon, trout and sea fishing. The local area has many breathtaking hill lochs inhabited with wild brown trout and with the east coast 15 miles away and the west coast only 30 miles, the keen fisherman should never be short of sport. Licences must be obtained beforehand so please contact the estate directly to check availability. Birch Cottage is ideally located for exploring the best of the Highlands. The short drive to Ullapool, around 45 minutes, goes through breathtaking scenery to the west coast. A trip east offers the pretty sandstone villages of Dornoch, Golspie and Brora, all boasting superb sandy beaches and well known golf courses. Birch Cottage forms one part of the steading conversion, with Rowan Cottage occupying the other. Beach 20 miles. Shop 11 miles, pub and restaurant ¾ mile. Birch Cottage can be booked together with Keeper’s House (UK5416) and Rowan Cottage (UK5418) to accommodate up to 15 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and TV (for DVD use only).
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair on request. Payphone. Welcome pack. Utility room with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with property ref UK5418).

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture (shared with property ref UK5418). Fishing on-site (licence required). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole and there is an unfenced river, 20 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Lairg
  • Shops
    11 miles
  • Distance
    11 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¾ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Lairg
  • Pub
    ¾ mile
  • Railway station distance
    11.0 miles
  • Lake
    ¾ mile

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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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