Superb uninterrupted sea views from the property | Bydand Cottage, Melness, near Tongue
Traditional detached stone croft property | Bydand Cottage, Melness, near Tongue
Melness, near Tongue

Bydand Cottage

  • Sleeps up to 5
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 1 pet allowed
Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
Coast within 1 mile


out of 5

A delightful, detached property with uninterrupted sea views situated in a rural crofting township, close to Tongue Bay on the north coast of Sutherland.
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: Holidaymakers only. There are 3 steps in the garden. This property is only suitable for 5 guests.
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.


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2020, 2023


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Detached Property
Garden or Patio
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Pets Free of Charge
Pub Within 1 Mile
Sea View
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please