Melness Cottage ref: CC511315

Tongue, Sutherland, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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4
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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Melness Cottage is a traditional croft cottage situated in a stunning location with panoramic views across the Kyle of Tongue. This detached two storey cottage is situated in the quiet hamlet of Skinnet in North West Sutherland. Just a short walk from the sea and surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, awe inspiring beaches and pretty harbour villages, the cottage provides an ideal base from which to explore this wonderful and totally unspoilt region. The cottage has been upgraded and refurbished whilst retaining its original charm. There is a cosy lounge, a separate dining room and a small but well equipped kitchen. On the first floor are two good sized bedrooms and a bright, modern family bathroom. The views across the bay with the mountains beyond are simply stunning. There is a large garden, mainly laid to lawn, bounded by an original low stone wall. Whilst this far North West coastline seems wild and remote, there is a good selection of amenities and facilities in the immediate area. There is also a local bar and restaurant just 1/2 mile from the cottage. Perched on a promontory overlooking the magnificent Kyle of Tongue, the nearby village of Tongue enjoys spectacular views across the sea, with the mountains of Ben Hope and Ben Loyal in the distance. The village has a good selection of local amenities including a general store, two hotels with restaurants, post office, petrol station, craft shops and village church. There is a slipway and harbour for small boats within a mile of the property.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has electric storage heaters and comprises;
Lounge: With satellite Free view TV, DVD and radio/CD.
Dining Room: With stunning views across the bay.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, washing machine, fridge with ice box.
Conservatory: Overlooking the garden with stunning views.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and wash basin. Stunning views
Bedroom 2: With two single beds and stunning views
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair available.

Miscellaneous

Large lawn area bounded by low stone walls with amazing views across the wide sweeping sands with mountains beyond. Off road parking for 1 car.

  • Nearest town
    Tongue
  • Shops
    2 Miles
  • Distance
    2 Miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Lairg
  • Pub
    0.5 Mile
  • Railway station distance
    40.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Horse riding is available at nearby Torrisdale sands. The area is renowned for its loch, river and sea fishing. Permits are available locally for salmon, sea trout and brown trout and boats are also available to hire. This coastline is renowned for its miles of sweeping white sandy beaches which are always quiet, whatever the time of year. The area is a paradise for surfers, body boarders and beach lovers generally. The pretty village of Bettyhill, above Torrisdale bay, has good local facilities including pubs and a restaurant, as well as an excellent indoor swimming pool and leisure centre. There is also a museum documenting the fascinating history of the Highland clearances and by following the ’Strathnaver Trail’ visitors can experience life in the Highlands from Neolithic times through the Viking era to the modern day. The area is a wild life watcher’s paradise. Whales, basking sharks, porpoises, seals and otters are all seen in the area. At Melvich just along the coast there is also a colony of puffins which can be seen and at Forsinard, Strath Halladale; there is an RSPB nature reserve, where local rangers will take visitors to explore the bird life, flora and fauna close to hand. Nearby Borgie forest has a number of superb woodland trails, ideal for walking or cycling. Golf, canoeing, cycling, hill walking, climbing and horse riding are all available locally. Melness Cottage provides an ideal base for exploring this spell binding and unforgettable region of the UK.

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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