Red House is a traditional stone cottage situated on a quiet lane that leads down to the sea in the pretty hamlet of Strathy on the far north west coast of Scotland. Surrounded by open countryside and with some of the most beautiful sandy beaches to be found anywhere in the British Isles close by, this pretty cottage is ideal for couples and small families. There is a cosy cottage lounge with lovely views across the open fields to the hills beyond. A separate dining room ensures plenty of space for all. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with a children’s bunk bed if required.
There are superb walks direct from the cottage. The small lane meanders down to the beach of Strathy. Just over a half a mile away are the wonderful sweeping sands of Strathy Bay. This unbelievably spectacular beach is never busy and with rock pools, caves in the rocks and the beautiful river alongside, it is ideal for secluded sunbathing, picnics and a host of watersports. The local area is renowned for its fishing, with sea, loch and river fishing all enjoyed locally. The area is a paradise for surfers, body boarders and beach lovers generally, yet even in the height of the summer there will only be a handful of people enjoying this amazing location. It is also a wildlife watcher’s paradise. Whales, basking sharks, porpoises, seals and otters have all been seen in the area. There is also a colony of puffins at nearby Melvich, three miles away, which can be seen in the spring and early summer and at Forsinard there is an RSPB nature reserve, where local rangers will take visitors to explore all the birdlife, flora and fauna close to hand.
The pretty villages along this stretch of coastline also have good local facilities including pubs and restaurants. Golf, canoeing, cycling, hill walking, climbing and horse riding are all available in the area. The riding school at Bettyhill offers superb hacking across the sands, a wonderful experience for horse lovers. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile and restaurant 1½ miles.
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The property has two steps to the entrance
Living Room: With electric coal-effect fire, 36" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining room: With electric coal-effect fire.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and bunk bed (for children).
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available.
Small patio area with garden furniture and rough grass beyond. Parking for 2 cars. Bike store. No smoking.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
1 mile (beach)