Strathy Cottage ref: CC511212

Strathy, Thurso, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
1
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bungalow 
  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Strathy Cottage is the ultimate location for couples. This superbly presented pied a terre is perched on a hillside adjoining one of the most beautiful beaches to be found anywhere in the British Isles. Approached via a small no through road it offers immaculate accommodation for two in a truly spectacular setting. Set in its own garden grounds with stunning views across the sea and the white sweeping sands of Strathy beach, Strathy Cottage is the quintessential get away from it all cottage in a n unrivalled location. Built of stone under a traditional slate roof, it has been lovingly and painstakingly restored and renovated. The pretty lounge has a deep leather suite, a welcoming wood burning stove and attractive cottage style doors. A neat purpose built cupboard at one end contains a fully sprung pull down bed for plus two if required. The kitchen/dining room is a real delight, with brightly coloured tiles and modern units. There is a good sized double bedroom and adjoining modern shower room.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all at ground floor level, has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burning stove, Free View TV, a pretty lounge with leather suite, clever use of space with pull down double bed in purpose built storage unit within wall to sleep two additional people.
Kitchen/Dining: With electric oven and hob, microwave/grill, fridge with ice box and washing machine, dining table and chairs; attractive cottage kitchen, well equipped and beautifully colour coordinated.
Bedroom: With double bed
Shower Room; With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

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Fourth floor

Facilities

All electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. First supply of logs for wood burning stove provided. Cot and high chair available.

Miscellaneous

Property set in its own enclosed garden grounds, mainly grassed with patio area and outside furniture. Incredible views of stunning sandy beach, hills and river from both property and garden. Off road parking for up to 4 cars.Access to the beach is within a ten minute walk. Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
    Thurso
  • Shops
    5 Miles
  • Distance
    19 Miles
  • Restaurant
    200 Yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Thurso
  • Pub
    200 Yards
  • Railway station distance
    19.0 miles
  • Lake
    Beach 10 Minutes Walk

About the local area

There is a superb walk direct from the cottage across the river Strathy to 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, picnic and a host of water sports. Fishing off the rocks and in the local rivers and lochs is also a popular pastime. 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 wild life watcher’s paradise. Whales, basking sharks, porpoises, seal and otters are all seen in the area. There is also a colony of puffins at nearby Melvich 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 the bird life, flora and fauna close to hand. The pretty villages along this stretch of coastline also have good local facilities including pubs and restaurants - Strathy Inn is just a 5 minute walk from the cottage. Golf, canoeing, cycling, hill walking, climbing and horse riding are all available locally. The local riding school at Bettyhill offers superb hacking across the sands - a wonderful experience for horse lovers.

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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