Set in the remote fishing village of Scourie,this is a perfect cottage for those wanting to explore the wonderful dramatic scenery of the North West Highlands. A ferry leaves regularly from nearby Tarbet and crosses to the bird sanctuary on Handa Island where many species of birds and plants will delight ornithologists and botanists. Loch,river and sea fishing can all be enjoyed near Scourie. You can walk the 4 miles from Blairmore to Sandwood Bay,reputed to be the most magnificent beach in the UK and only accessible on foot,or you can explore south past Quinag to Lochinver,or north to Kinlochbervie. Or you can take a day trip to Cape Wrath,mainland Britain's most northerly point.
On entering this simple and practical but characterful and cosy detached timber bungalow,you will find yourself in the pretty and welcoming lounge/diner. With comfy seating,TV,DVD and hi-fi,this is an ideal place for relaxing in at the end off a busy day. You will also find an ideally situated dining area. Moving into the kitchen,you will find it fully equipped with everything you may need during your stay including an electric oven,dishwasher,microwave,fridge/freezer,washing machine and tumble dryer. You will also find a delightful sun porch,with table,seating and plenty of room to dry outdoor clothing. Exploring this cosy cottage further,you will find three comfortable bedrooms. There’s a double room,one twin and a single bedroom with a small divan bed. You will also find a bathroom complete with shower over the bath.
Stepping outside,you can unwind in a charming seating area and enjoy a BBQ. Ample off-road parking beside the property.
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|A great base camp for a stunning part of Scotland|
|I usually spend a week out of every year hillwalking with my brother around North West Scotland. It rains. A lot. For this reason accommodation is pretty important and this house is one of the best that we have used. The owner's description of the local area and attractions is accurate - if hill walking is your thing then Arkle and Ben Stack are pretty close at hand but it's also not that far to Assynt where you could spend a lifetime exploring the hills. If I were to recommend two days out it would be to spend a day ridge walking on Quinag and if the sun is out make that four mile hike from Blairmore to Sandwood Bay which is every bit as stunning as the guides would have you believe. Here's the lowdown on the house itself - I'm giving the information here that I would be looking for based on the fact that if the weather is awful you might be stuck inside a lot - The kitchen is properly equipped - amazes me how many of these houses don't have a frying pan, tin opener or tongs but have a cupboard full of cake stands - thankfully this is not one of those houses. It has electric cooker, microwave, washing machine and dryer, toaster and plenty of fridge and freezer space. The appliances are all pretty modern and the kitchen has obviously been fitted quite recently. Bathroom/toilet (one room) are not fancy but are clean and fit for purpose. Bedrooms are comfortable with ample bedding and plug in heaters (whole house is double glazed - still pretty unusual for a rental property). Living room has a good sized flat screen TV/DVD combi and a selection of DVDs which were actually pretty decent (30 or so discs with plenty of kids titles). There is a dining table and desk and a couple of modern comfy two seater sofas. There is also a small CD player and a selection of books and boardgames. The Wi Fi is not super fast but is perfectly fine for email, google and Facebook (would struggle with streaming). I can't speak for other phone networks but I had a full signal with EE. The conservatory is modern, comfortable and has a clothes line. It gets pretty warm when the sun is on it and wet clothing dries really fast (essential!) Electricity is on a meter but it's not particularly thirsty - it was a pound or so a day which is pretty cheap as I used the washing machine a few times and the cooker is electric. Over all it is clean, tastefully decorated and mercifully free of terrible ornaments and nic naks. It's an ideal and reasonably priced base camp for exploring an amazing location.|
|Written by: Tom D (Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom), Visit Date: 2017-05, Source: TripAdvisor|
|Prachtig gelegen met mooi uitzicht. Alles wat je maar wenst is aanwezig en werkt perfect. Er is elektriciteit via een muntteller. In de zomer valt het mee, maar in de winter kan daar denk ik toch nog aardig wat kosten voor bij komen In de directe omgeving van Handa Island. Als je van de ongerepte Schotse natuur houd zit je hier op de goede plek! We hopen nog een keer terug te gaan.|
|Written by: Bas O , Visit Date: 2018-06, Source: TripAdvisor|