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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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  • Northern Lights

    Skinnet, nr. Tongue

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43355

    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. Smoo Cave, Castle of Mey, the former home of the late Queen Mother, Cape Wrath and a day trip from John O’Groats to the Orkney Isles are within a short drive. Loch and sea fishing are available, and a wide range of seabirds, such as puffins, waders and hen harriers can be easily spotted. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Study. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters and electricity by meter reading. Oil central heating (controlled by owner), bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small garden with sitting-out area. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Naver Cottage

    Strathnaver, Kinbrace

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: UJY

    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 Site of Special Scientific Interest to naturalists, botanists and bird watchers. Hill walking, golf, fishing and beaches nearby, surfing, swimming and pony trekking locally. Betty Hill 13 miles. Shops 13 miles.

    Living room with wood-burning stove. Sitting-room/games room. Conservatory leading to patio. Well-fitted kitchen with dining area and door to car port with utility and separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with wash basin and shower cubicle. Twin bedroom with wash basin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – logs and peat included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Grounds of 60 acres
    • Garden furniture
    • Ample parking
    • NB: Stream in grounds

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  • Bydand Cottage

    Melness, near Tongue

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: UK5090
    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 back garden. Fully fenced, it is ideal for children and the family dog. There are three good sized bedrooms, providing plenty of space for up to 5 people. A large family bathroom on the ground floor completes the picture.
    Whilst rural, the small hamlet of Melness has good facilities, with a thriving country pub just a short stroll from the cottage and a good local store ½ a mile along the lane. The nearby town of Tongue has a larger selection of amenities and facilities including a general store, bars, restaurants and craft shops. The immediate area is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with the mountains of Ben Hope and Loyal, numerous sandy beaches and wonderful hill and coastal walks direct from the cottage. The region is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. For sailors and kayakers, there is a slipway and harbour close to the cottage. Horse riding is available at nearby Torrisdale sands. The area is also renowned for its loch, river and sea fishing. Permits are available locally for salmon, sea trout and brown trout and boats are also available to hire. There are a number of excellent golf courses within easy reach, including Durness and Reay. Beach ¼ mile. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor: Living room: With 34" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Narrow, steep stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

    Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Welcome pack.Large, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden. This property is only suitable for 5 guests.

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  • Cor an Easan

    Melness

    Grade
    6
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: 30345


    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 the mountains of Ben Hope and Ben Loyal in the distance. There is a slipway and harbour for small boats within a mile of the property. Horse riding is available at nearby Torrisdale sands. The area is renowned for its loch, river and sea fishing. Permits are available locally for salmon, sea trout and brown trout, and boats are also available to hire. Beach ½ mile. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors and tiled floors. Second living room with double sofa bed. Bathroom with shower over claw-foot bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Steeps stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with low ceiling.

    Multi-fuel burner in living room included (£5 per day October-April, provides central heating). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer (in outhouse). Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Pets to be kept on a lead, sheep country. No smoking.

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  • Red House

    Strathy near Thurso

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511435
    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 space for all. Upstairs are two double bedrooms, one with a children’s bunk bed if required.

    There are superb walks direct from the cottage. The small lane meanders down to the beach of Strathy. Just over a half a mile away are 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, picnics and a host of watersports. The local area is renowned for its fishing, with sea, loch and river fishing all enjoyed locally. 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 wildlife watcher’s paradise. Whales, basking sharks, porpoises, seals and otters have all been seen in the area. There is also a colony of puffins at nearby Melvich, three miles away, 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 all the birdlife, flora and fauna close to hand.
    The pretty villages along this stretch of coastline also have good local facilities including pubs and restaurants. Golf, canoeing, cycling, hill walking, climbing and horse riding are all available in the area. The riding school at Bettyhill offers superb hacking across the sands, a wonderful experience for horse lovers.

    Ground Floor: The property has two steps to the entrance, gas central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With electric coal-effect fire, 36" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining room: With electric coal-effect fire.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge with ice box.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and bunk bed (for children).
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.

    All gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available. Internet access.Patio with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Tuinne Na Mara

    Talmine near Tongue

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: CC511414
    Perched on the hillside above the sweeping sands of the Kyle of Tongue, Tuinne Na Mara enjoys stunning sea and mountain views. Set in its own pretty gardens this delightful, detached, single-storey holiday cottage provides generous accommodation for up to six people. The main lounge has large picture windows that drink in the amazing seascape, with hills and mountains beyond. There are three attractively presented bedrooms, a separate dining room and a well-equipped kitchen. The gardens are a real delight, with lawns and mature shrubs. They are fully fenced to deter the local friendly sheep.


    Situated in the pretty hamlet of Talmine, it offers peace and seclusion, yet is within walking distance of local facilities, including a village store, pub and restaurant. The nearby village of Tongue enjoys spectacular views across the sea, with the mountains of Ben Hope and Ben Loyal in the distance. It offers a good selection of amenities and facilities, including a general store, hotels with bars, restaurants and craft shops.


    The surrounding area is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. For sailors and kayakers, there is a slipway and harbour close to the cottage. Horse riding is available at nearby Torrisdale Sands. The area is renowned for its loch, river and sea fishing. Permits are available locally for salmon, sea trout and brown trout, and boats are also available to hire.

    Ground Floor: The property has seven steps to entrance, is all on the ground floor, has Economy 7 heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Large with electric coal-effect fire, 22" Freeview TV, DVD player and picture windows with sea and mountain views.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and heated towel rail.

    All electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available.Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 7 steps to garden.

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