Red House ref: CC511435

Strathy near Thurso, Northern Highlands

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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

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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Accommodation details

Ground floor

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.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed and bunk bed (for children).
Bedroom 2: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available.

Miscellaneous

Small patio area with garden furniture and rough grass beyond. Parking for 2 cars. Bike store. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Thurso
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    20 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Thurso
  • Pub
    1 mile
  • Railway station distance
    20.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (beach)

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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