Inch Alla ref: UK12841

Linside, near Lairg, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 


Inch Alla is a traditional 19th-century, detached croft cottage perched on the hillside and commanding stunning views down the Kyle of Sutherland. It is set in its own garden and offers peace and seclusion in a stunning setting. This cosy cottage is very attractively presented throughout, with views over open countryside to the hills beyond. There is a pretty living room on the ground floor, with a separate dining room. The well-equipped kitchen leads out to a large utility area, where bikes and other outdoor gear can be stored. There is also a garage available for kayaks and larger equipment. The stairs lead up to the two bedrooms, both with incredible views, and the family bathroom. There is also a sun room on the ground floor, which provides an ideal location to sit and enjoy the views as well as an opportunity to spot the local wildlife. Deer, pine marten, red squirrels and numerous wild birds are all seen close by.

Inch Alla is situated in the quiet hamlet of Linside. Whilst rural, it is easily accessible to plenty of excellent facilities in the nearby towns and villages. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are mountain bike trails, golf, fishing and hill walking all nearby. Situated close to the North Coast 500, it is ideal for exploring the very best of Highland Scotland. Watch salmon leaping at the Falls of Shin and Cassley, visit Royal Dornoch, with its stunning award winning beach and beautiful 14th-century cathedral, as well as its championship golf course. Head west to encounter the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic or north for the wild and unspoilt landscapes of Caithness. Shop 7 miles, pub and restaurant 5½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire (ornamental purposes only) and 22’’ Freeview TV.
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and dishwasher.
Utility room: With fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Sun room.
Cloakroom: With toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.


Garden with sitting-out area. Bike/equipment store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are sloping banks, a low wall and a low fence in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    7 miles
  • Distance
    9.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    5.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    5.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    3.5 miles
  • Lake
    13.2 miles (loch)

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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