Merlin Cottage, Loth

Merlin Cottage, built in 1874, is a quaint two-bedroom farm cottage located in the rural area of Loth, Sutherland.

Situated between the villages of Brora and Helmsdale, the property is set back from the A9 and lies nestled into the surrounding hills and farmland. South-facing, the cottage looks over neighbouring fields towards the North Sea.

Featuring 2 bedrooms on the first floor of the property, a double room with king-size bed and cozy single room provides comfortable space for 3 guests. There is also a Z-bed available which can be made up to make room for an additional guest.

The kitchen, lounge/dining area and shower room are located on the ground floor of the cottage.

A large, shared driveway lies to the front and side of the cottage with ample parking space for two vehicles.

Pets are always welcome at Merlin Cottage, however, please note that the garden is not enclosed and that dogs should be kept under control at all times as the cottage is surrounded by fields containing livestock.

Just 300 meters from Merlin Cottage lies Crakaig beach. With areas of sandy shoreline and rugged rock pools this quiet beach is perfect for both exploring and relaxing as the waves lap the shore. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seals, orca and otters, all are frequently spotted in the area.

Nearby villages Brora and Helmsdale provide plenty to see and do including local amenities such as grocery stores, libraries and medical centres. Some must-see attractions include Timespan museum in Helmsdale, Gold Panning at Kildonan and the Brora Heritage Centre and Clynelish Distillery in Brora. If you don’t fancy cooking you really are spoilt for choice with nearby restaurants and cafes serving delicious menu’s using local Highland produce and you’ll find fresh seafood, crab, langoustines and lobster frequently available at Helmsdale harbour.

The east coast of Sutherland is every golfers dream with world-famous courses on the doorstep. Merlin cottage is just 6 miles north of the famous James Braid Brora Golf Course, and 20 miles north of the Royal Dornoch Championship and Struie Golf Courses. Helmsdale also boasts a fun 9-hole course but is by far better known for its excellent salmon fishing.

We love the area in which we live and work, if you’d like any further information on the local area, please give us a call on 01408 515105 and we will be more than happy to help.

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3 Mackay Road, Dornoch

3 Mackay Road, Dornoch

3 Mackay Road is a modern and spacious two-bedroom self-catering property on the west end of the town of Dornoch, Sutherland.

Situated on the outskirts of the town the property sits in a quiet, residential area just a 5 mins walk from the centre of Dornoch.

As you walk through the door at 3 Mackay Road you are greeted with a light and spacious hallway with the downstairs WC through the door directly ahead of you.

This property features a bright open-planned lounge, kitchen and dining area, creating the perfect space for relaxing after your day spent exploring the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

Both bedrooms, located on the first floor, benefit from zip & link beds that can be configured as super-king beds or single twin beds prior to your stay, providing a comfortable space for 4 guests. The master bedroom also benefits from an ensuite shower-room.

The family bathroom with shower over the bath is located on the first floor and an additional WC is located on the ground floor.

The enclosed rear garden with outside seating area makes the perfect spot for enjoying a spot of the Scottish sunshine. There is a BBQ available for guest use.

No need to leave your four-legged friends behind, dogs are always welcome at 3 Mackay Road.

There are two allocated parking spaces for guests available at the property.

If you’re looking for a Highland adventure, an active family getaway or peaceful relaxing retreat, Dornoch, situated on the north coast of the Dornoch Firth, is a popular destination with something for everyone.

Known for its sandy beaches, historic town centre, world-renowned golfing, stunning scenery and magnificent walks and wildlife Dornoch is a destination with all this and very much more.

The active community have a host of events during the course of the year. The local pipe band plays in the town centre on Saturday nights between now and the 10th September. Dornoch also hosts a busy, vibrant community market that takes place on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month between May and September.

Days can simply be spent meandering the many independent shops that line the streets of the town centre of Dornoch that surround the magnificent Dornoch Cathedral. Looking to take something back home to remember us by? You’ll find lots of locally produced clothing, gifts, accessories and of course whisky to choose from.

It’s no surprise given the quality of ingredients available locally that you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to eat and drink in Dornoch.

We love the area in which we live and work, if you’d like any further information on the local area, please give us a call on 01408 515105 and we will be more than happy to help.

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Crossing Cottage

Crossing Cottage

Crossing Cottage, built in 1883 as accommodation for local railway workers, is a stunning semi-detached red-brick cottage made from original Brora bricks, located in the heart of the village of Brora.

This comfortable self-catering property provides the perfect space for a friends or family vacation, with plenty to explore in the surrounding area. The cottage features 2 double bedrooms, a warm and cosy lounge with a multi-fuel burner, a separate dining area, fully equipped kitchen and a family bathroom. The property is easily accessed with on-street parking available directly at the front door.

Situated close to Brora’s long sandy beach in the centre of the fishing village, Crossing Cottage has a good selection of small gift shops, cafes and restaurants. Nearby amenities include a renowned James Braid championship golf course, fishing, horse riding, tennis courts and bowling green. Water sports such as paddle boarding and kayaking are available nearby with hire and instruction. Be sure to take binoculars as an abundance of wildlife can often be seen along the nearby shoreline, including dolphins, seals and occasionally otters and orcas.

Crossing Cottage can accommodate 4 guests in 2 bedrooms on the first floor, both of which have king-size beds. The family bathroom is located on the ground floor, and features a corner bath and shower. A multi-fuel burner is located in the living room, perfect for those winter evenings relaxing on the sofa with a wee dram of the local tipple, Clynelish. Oil central heating is located throughout the property for your comfort and linen and towels are provided.

The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience.

To the rear of the property the mature garden is fully-fenced, perfect for your four-legged friends, so they can enjoy holiday fun as well. Outdoor seating is available for guests, nestled out of the way of any breezy Highland weather.

The cottage is every rail enthusiasts dream, with The Far North Line running nearby.  The most northernly train line in Britain runs from Inverness to Wick and is amongst the most scenic, with trains trundling past the property just eight times a day.  Can you spot this property’s unique railway feature in the garden?

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Wilson’s

Wilson’s

Sitting on the seafront at Golspie with stunning views across to Portmahomack this extended 3 bedroom self-catering cottage has a spectacular two-story glass extension that takes full advantage of the changing views of the sea. Whether it be a summer day or a winter’s day the peace and calm from sitting watching the ever-changing scenery is breathtaking.
The house is tastefully decorated with neutral colours, handcrafted driftwood pieces and a nautical theme throughout. There are three bedrooms a double (with en-suite) on the ground floor and a further 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. There is a cosy lounge with a multi-fuel burner and formal dining area overlooking the sea and a mezzanine area for even further vistas.
Parking is to the rear of the property as well as access to an enclosed garden.
The front of the house is situated on the main street, close to all local amenities and the rear of the property is set next to Golspie beach. The village is nestled below Ben Bhraggie, and if you venture up the lovely walk, you’ll find the monument of the Duke of Sutherland at the top and stunning 360-degree views across Sutherland and to the North Sea.
There are various other walks, including the Big Burn Waterfall and along the beachfront to the famous Dunrobin Castle. There are local gift shops, coffee shops, pubs, restaurants butchers, fishmongers and The Trawler Fish & Chip shop. Locally made Capaldi’s ice cream shop offers delicious treats to reward yourself after a long day exploring all Golspie has to offer.

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Fishermans Rest

Fisherman’s Rest, a quaint self-catering apartment lies nestled in the heart of the fishing village of Helmsdale. This lower-ground floor apartment features 2 bedrooms, a shower room and an open plan living/dining and kitchen area.

Fisherman’s Rest is close to all local amenities, the local grocery store, pubs and restaurants, and lies just yards away from the River Helmsdale, renowned for excellent Salmon fishing.

The village of Helmsdale has all the local amenities you could ever need, including a grocery store, library, 9-hole golf course, Timespan museum and local history archive, pubs, restaurants and medical centre all within walking distance from the cottage.

Helmsdale is a friendly and community driven village. The area is renowned for its beautiful scenery and sits on the NC500 route. The quality of fishing and availability of fresh seafood and crabs from local fishing boats makes Helmsdale an extremely popular holiday destination.

Pets are always welcome at Fisherman’s Rest.  Though the apartment lacks a garden there are an abundance of local walks, beaches and hills for you to explore.

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Pets Welcome

Old Mission Hall

Old Mission Hall

The Old Mission Hall has been converted into a 1 bedroom self-catering cottage, complete with a sun lounge where you can watch the sea and the ever-changing weather. The property is situated near Dunbeath on the east coast of the NC500 and has stunning views out to the North Sea.

The bedroom, bathroom and living area are all located on the ground floor. The 1st floor landing visible in the pictures is for decorative use.

The property has a large log burner and central heating for those cosy nights in. Old Mission Hall is pet-friendly and has an enclosed garden and gated driveway.

This very special part of the Scottish Highlands is a paradise for fishermen, golfers, cyclists, walkers and whisky lovers. It is a perfect spot to discover and explore the beautiful surroundings, making the most of your time and seeking the peace and freedom you are looking for in a Highland holiday.

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The Apartment at Allt-Sagart

The Apartment at Allt-Sagart

The Apartment at Allt-Sagart is located on the ground floor and has been tastefully designed as a comfy and stylish one-bedroom, self-catering property.
The property sits on the NC500 route in the coastal village of Golspie.

The spacious accommodation has a large double bedroom with en suite, a fully fitted kitchen with seating and a comfy lounge with open fire. There is a w/c in addition to the en suite shower room.

The entrance hall has plenty of space for walking boots, coats, prams or dogs, perfect after walks on the beach.

The apartment is situated on the main street, close to all local amenities and across the street from Golspie beach. The village is nestled below Ben Bhraggie, and if you venture up the lovely walk, you’ll find the monument of the Duke of Sutherland at the top and stunning 360-degree views across Sutherland and to the North Sea.

There are various other walks, including the Big Burn Waterfall and along the beach front to the famous Dunrobin Castle. Capaldi’s ice cream shop offers delicious treats to reward yourself after a long day of exploring all Golspie has to offer.

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Otago Cottage

Otago Cottage

Otago Cottage is a traditional 2 bedroom cottage ideal for a family weekend away in the Scottish Highlands.

The downstairs features a modern country style kitchen/dining room, living room, shower room and a handy utility and boot room. Upstairs there is an en suite master bedroom and a double bedroom.

The property also has a large, enclosed, south and west facing garden, that is laid to grass with mature hedging.

The village of Brora is a stunning seaside village with beautiful beaches on either side of the mouth of the Brora River. There are a range of local shops to browse and plenty of food and drink options. Brora is full of history; find out why out nickname is “The Electric City” at the Brora Heritage Centre. Brora Golf Course is a must-go for avid golfers. If you prefer to watch, head to the clubhouse for a coffee or a pint and take in the astounding sea views, and don’t forget to visit The Clynelish Distillery to warm up with a whisky tasting.

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Anvil House

Anvil House

A self-contained 1 bedroom house, designed as self-catering accommodation, Anvil House is a listed building with quaint and quirky features. It has 1 spacious double bedroom, a lounge, kitchen and bathroom. The kitchen has a cooker, fridge and washing machine, while the lounge boasts a cosy wood burning fire and TV. Towels, toiletries and basic cooking essentials are in the house for guests use.

Golspie village is on the east coast of Sutherland and offers an award-winning beach, 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, railway station and also sits on the NC500 route, along with the A9 bus route.

There are lots of outdoor activities right on the doorstep, including; a top-class mountain biking trail suitable for all levels, the Sutherland Kart Track and Little Ferry Nature Reserve. Golspie is also renowned for its walking routes, with Balblair woods, the Big Burn, Ben Bhraggie and many more. If you venture up the Ben, you’ll find the monument of the Duke of Sutherland at the top and stunning views across Sutherland and to the North Sea.

Dunrobin Castle is found just north of Golspie and is one of Scotland’s must-see castles. Additionally, it is only a 15-minute drive south to the historic town of Dornoch and the Royal Dornoch Golf Course.

Golspie has all the local amenities that you could want from a small, community village.

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Thistle Apartment

Thistle Apartment

Thistle Apartment is a newly renovated property with all the home comforts you could wish for in a modern, stylish Highland home.

The apartment has 2 spacious bedrooms with the option of king-size or twin beds available, each has an en suite with towels and complimentary toiletries included. The open-plan lounge/kitchen has a comfy sofa, a dining table and chairs and a fully kitted-out kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. There are TV’s in the lounge and both bedrooms and WIFI throughout the apartment.

Golspie village is on the east coast of Sutherland and offers an award-winning beach, 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, railway station and also sits on the NC500 route, along with the A9 bus route.

There are lots of outdoor activities right on the doorstep, including; a top-class mountain biking trail suitable for all levels, the Sutherland Kart Track and Little Ferry Nature Reserve. Golspie is also renowned for its walking routes, with Balblair woods, the Big Burn, Ben Bhraggie and many more. If you venture up the Ben, you’ll find the monument of the Duke of Sutherland at the top and stunning views across Sutherland and to the North Sea.

Dunrobin Castle is found just north of Golspie and is one of Scotland’s must-see castles. Additionally, it is only a 15-minute drive south to the historic town of Dornoch and the Royal Dornoch Golf Course.

Golspie has all the local amenities that you could want from a small, community village.

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