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Melvich

Dramatic coastal scenery, stunning beaches and some of the best surfing in Scotland can be found on Scotland’s north coast and the pretty village of Melvich is the ideal cottage holiday base in these most northern reaches of the country.

You''re just 15 miles from Thurso and you can follow the coastal road east or west to explore this dramatically remote part of rural Scotland; Melvich Beach is right on your doorstep and is a popular spot for surfers who come here to enjoy the beach and ride the huge waves. If you''re travelling with friends or enjoying a romantic break away, why not discover the Malt Whisky Trail; this 3 day trail will take you around some of the most historic and unique distilleries in the Highlands.

Head into the village where you will find a range of local shops as well as cosy Scottish pubs serving local ales. Most also serve food and are happy to cater for families with kids. The emphasis here is on good, traditional Scottish food cooked with locally sourced ingredients.

The great outdoors is the main reason that visitors come here, and there are plenty of walking and cycling trails with spectacular coastal views to enjoy. Take a stroll on the beach or head along the coast and visit the area''s other towns and villages. Golfers will love the course near RAF Dounreay and also at Thurso; the rest of the family can take in the sights of the town whilst you enjoy a few holes.

Search for Melvich holiday cottages and start your hunt for your northern Highlands getaway on the dramatic north coast of Scotland.
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  • Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands
    Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands×

    Northern Lights

    Skinnet, near Tongue, Highlands

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    Ref: W43355
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in a rural location, this property has sea views and has a number of attractions closeby. Set in a rural location, this property has sea views and has a number of attractions closeby.
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    This detached, former fisherman/crofter’s cottage has been tastefully restored to provide very comfortable holiday accommodation. The property overlooks the Kyles of Tongue, a dramatic expanse of pristine golden sand, and the many skerries that create this fabulous coastline. The ever-changing seascape and light make this area a truly get-away-from-it-all holiday experience. The area has much to offer, with Ben Hope and Ben Loyal for the serious climber and low level coastal walks....

  • Reay, near Thurso, Highlands
    Reay, near Thurso, Highlands×

    The Knowes

    Reay, near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5422
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This lovely property in the northern Highlands is perfect for nature lovers with the coast and plenty of walking opportunities nearby.
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    The Knowes is a delightful, semi-detached, stone cottage, which has been thoughtfully furnished by the owners who live next door, to offer the perfect home from home. The property is situated in the quiet village of Reay, on the spectacular north coast of Scotland, and is also on the designated and scenic North Coast 500 route. The cottage has a number of themed murals adorning the walls and ceiling which enhance its charm and ambience. The pretty living room, known as the Orchid Room, has...
  • Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands
    Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands×

    The Cottage

    Rispond, near Durness, Northern Highlands

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    Ref: UK5308
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Making the best use of space and views this upside down property lies on a large Highland estate adjacent to a pretty harbour by the bay.
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    Perched on the hillside within a 300-acre Scottish Highland estate is The Cottage. This traditional detached stone cottage enjoys panoramic views across to the picturesque harbour and hills beyond. It has been thoughtfully arranged so that the main living area is on the first floor, making the most of the views. It runs the whole length of the cottage and has a warm and welcoming wood burner and deep leather sofas providing a very good level of comfort. The large sofa bed converts to a...
  • Bettyhill, near Thurso, Highlands
    Bettyhill, near Thurso, Highlands×

    Roslyn

    Bettyhill, near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5500
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View
    With so much to offer both inside and out, this wonderful Highland cottage is the perfect retreat for all the family.
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    Roslyn is a detached cottage, set into the hillside above Torrisdale Bay, one of the most spectacular beaches to be found in the British Isles. Built by the owner’s father fifty years ago to maximise the views across the bay, the cottage enjoys the most amazing seascapes from every aspect. Roslyn has been renovated to provide bright contemporary accommodation throughout, thoughtfully furnished with your comfort in mind. The fully fitted kitchen has an oil Rayburn as well as an...
  • Skerray, near Tongue, Highlands
    Skerray, near Tongue, Highlands×

    Between the Rocks and the Sea

    Skerray, near Tongue, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5423
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a peaceful holiday at this cottage, which is set in a remote hamlet on the spectacular north Scottish coastline.
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    Between the Rocks and the Sea is the Gaelic meaning for Skerray, a charming remote hamlet on the stunning north coast of Scotland. This semi-detached stone cottage is situated off the spectacular North Coast 500 and just a stone’s throw from the renowned, white sandy beach of Torrisdale. The interior furnishings represent an eclectic mix of unusual furniture and artefacts from around the world, collected by the current owner from his travels. These interesting pieces bring an...
  • Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland
    Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland×

    Rispond Lodge Estate - The Byre

    Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland

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    Ref: UKC1399
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in an area with abundant wildlife, this characterful property lies on a 300-acre estate with many outdoor activities available.
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    Situated on a 300-acre Scottish Highland estate, these two historic properties, The Fish House and The Byre, lie close to a picturesque, natural harbour and enjoy stunning views across this wild and unspoilt area. The Fish House is set over three floors, whilst The Byre is a stone barn conversion. Both stand detached on the Rispond Lodge Estate, which is accessed via a short lane off the spectacular route known as the North Coast 500 in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    The...

    Rispond Lodge Estate - The Fish House
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  • Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Highlands
    Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Highlands×

    Naver Cottage

    Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Highlands

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    Ref: UJY
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove
    Offering very comfortable accommodation in a secluded setting, relax and unwind with a cosy woodburner and attractive surroundings. Offering very comfortable accommodation in a secluded setting, relax and unwind with a cosy woodburner and attractive surroundings.
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    Within easy walking distance of the beautiful River Naver and woodlands, this croft house which has been renovated to the highest standards offers very comfortable accommodation in a secluded setting. Visitors are welcome to explore the 60 acre fenced grounds of the croft, which is located close to the edge of the famous flow country, and offers an ideal base for touring the most northern areas of the Scottish mainland, John O’Groats and Orkney Islands. The cottage is located in a...

  • Melness, near Tongue, Highlands
    Melness, near Tongue, Highlands×

    Bydand Cottage

    Melness, near Tongue, Highlands

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    Ref: UK5090
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location
    A delightful, detached property with uninterrupted sea views situated in a rural crofting township, close to Tongue Bay on the north coast of Sutherland.
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    Bydand Cottage is a traditional detached stone croft cottage situated in a quiet hamlet and enjoys superb uninterrupted sea views. Forming part of a working croft, this pretty cottage has been in the same family for over 100 years. Set back from the lane, the cottage is entered through the pretty tended gardens which overlook the spectacular sweeping bay below. The cosy living room has the same wonderful views. The bright kitchen/dining room looks out across the generously proportioned...
  • Melness, Highlands
    Melness, Highlands×

    Cor an Easan

    Melness, Highlands

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    Ref: 30345
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy superb sea views and being surrounded by mountain ranges at this traditional croft holiday cottage. Enjoy superb sea views and being surrounded by mountain ranges at this traditional croft holiday cottage.
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    Cor an Easan is a traditional croft cottage, situated in a stunning location with superb sea views. This detached two storey holiday cottage is accessed via a short track in the pretty hamlet of Melness. Overlooking a superb sandy bay and surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, the cottage provides peace and tranquillity and is an ideal base from which to explore this wonderful and totally unspoilt region. The nearby village of Tongue enjoys spectacular views across the sea, with...

  • Strathy near Thurso, Highlands
    Strathy near Thurso, Highlands×

    Red House

    Strathy near Thurso, Highlands

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    Ref: CC511435
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A traditional stone cottage with lovely rural views, only a mile from the stunning Strathy Bay, a beautiful, sheltered and enclosed beach.
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    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...
  • Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland
    Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland×

    Rispond Lodge Estate - The Fish House

    Rispond, near Durness, Sutherland

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    Ref: UKC1398
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    With four en-suite bedrooms, this listed property lies next to the harbour on a Highland estate and has access to a beach 200 yards away. With four en-suite bedrooms, this listed property lies next to the harbour on a Highland estate and has access to a beach 200 yards away.
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    Situated on a 300-acre Scottish Highland estate, these two historic properties, The Fish House and The Byre, lie close to a picturesque, natural harbour and enjoy stunning views across this wild and unspoilt area. The Fish House is set over three floors, whilst The Byre is a stone barn conversion. Both stand detached on the Rispond Lodge Estate, which is accessed via a short lane off the spectacular route known as the North Coast 500 in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    The...

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