Easter Craigs is a comfortable 4-bedroom holiday home that is ideally situated as a base for a thoroughly relaxing vacation. The house sits in an acre of woodland gardens in the peaceful surroundings of the crofting community of Backies and is south facing, catching any sun in the sunroom and the kitchen/dining room. Scenic and often spectacular views may be enjoyed from most rooms in the house, over the Dornoch Firth, Portmahomack and Tarbatness lighthouse, Ben Bhraggie and Dunrobin Glen, with clear days opening the vista to the Moray coast and even the distant Cairngorms. The living room is connected to the sun and dining rooms by sliding doors and has a Nordic style open fireplace built from the red sandstone of the former croft house. There is an entrance lobby and boot room, and a hallway giving access to the living areas and stairs to the first floor. There is a good-sized bedroom with a daybed and desk on the ground floor that can be used for sleep, leisure and work purposes. There also are a shower and a utility room downstairs, with dish washer, washing and drying machines, and storage facilities. Upstairs, there are two spacious double bedrooms, a children’s room with a bunkbed, and a bathroom. An oil-fired boiler heats the central heating and the water.
The garden is laid out in terraces with lawn and flowers, shrubs and a majestic mature beech tree to the rear of the house. Remnants of the former croft house have been integrated into the garden, with hydrangea and succulents growing over the old stonework. At the front of the house is an extended woodland area with a small stream running through the lower part of the garden. Almost directly below the house runs a small spring, which trickles through the garden to the stream. There is plenty of outdoor space for children to explore, whilst the garden provides a home to a range of birds, mice and voles, and is visited by local roe deer and badgers. There is ample parking for three cars.
There are plenty of things to do locally, and Easter Craigs gives easy access to local beaches and golf courses, Golspie and the Big Burn walk, Dunrobin Castle and gardens, Brora, Loch Fleet, Ben Bhraggie’s foot and cycle paths, and Dornoch. The area has much to offer nature and bird lovers. Osprey, seals and seabirds can frequently be seen at Loch Fleet, and birds of prey circle above the house and along the hills behind it. Visitors can also explore local history, from the local Brochs to the stone carvings left behind by the Picts. Further afield, John O’Groats, Cape Wrath, the northern and Assynt hills and beaches, Handa Island, Lochinver, Ullapool and Inverness are all less than two hours’ drive away.
Please note, the location of this property is remote and does have single track roads leading up to it, check the map before booking.