Granny’s Cottage ref: UK30837

Achfrish, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
Any
Changeover day
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Granny’s Cottage is set in a wonderfully rural location, yet only three miles from the village of Lairg. The property has been lovingly furnished to a good standard throughout, and features a stunning shower room, a cosy living room with a wood burner, and very comfortable furniture.
There is a modern open plan kitchen/dining room with views over the countryside, and a bedroom on the ground floor with day bed. On the first floor there are three bedrooms, a kingsize bed, double bed and a single bed, allowing guests to have ample space and even a bedroom each. Outside is a paved area which is an ideal spot to sit with a glass of wine and watch the sunsets.
The nearby village of Lairg has a good selection of small shops, restaurants and bars, all within a short walk of the property. Lairg is particularly well placed for exploring the very best of the Scottish Highlands, being on an intersection of routes that lead to Durness and the far north, across to the west coast to Lochinver, or south to Inverness and the Black Isle. The renowned North Coast 500 route takes in some of the most spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the British Isles. The area is also known for its many sporting activities with mountain biking, cycling, hill-walking, mountain climbing, kayaking and canoeing all being local pastimes. Fishing for trout and salmon is available nearby with a permit in season. There are numerous golf courses nearby, including Royal Dornoch and Golspie. There are superb walks along the shores of Loch Shin and for bird watchers there is a hide on the banks. Nearby places of interest include the Falls of Shin, one of the few places to watch salmon leaping, Dunrobin Castle, seat of the Dukes of Sutherland, and the charming historic village of Dornoch, with its sandy beach and 13th-century cathedral. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner and 32" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With day bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests.
  • Nearest town
    Lairg
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Lairg
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    3.0 miles
  • Lake
    200 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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