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Superb uninterrupted sea views from the property | Bydand Cottage, Melness, near Tongue
Traditional detached stone croft property | Bydand Cottage, Melness, near Tongue
  • Cottage
  • Melness, near Tongue
  • UK5090

Bydand Cottage

8.7

out of 10

  • 5

  • 3

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile
Coast within 1 mile

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.

Awards

  • Customers' Choice 2020, 2018

Features

Coastal within 1 mile

Detached Property

Garden or Patio

Parking-designated on site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile

Rural

Sea View

Washing Machine

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

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

Pets

  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 13 reviews

8.7

out of 10

Value for money

8

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort and Equipment

8.9

Location

9.6

Local amenities

8.4

Overall rating

8.7

Pete

  • Aberdeen

  • Family

10

out of 10

Superb cottage. Incredibly clean, the views are amazing and the quality of finish was very good. We must give a 10 out of 10. Note, no wifi but 4g signal was strong. Minor things - not sure the towel rail in bathroom was working but never bothered us. Property was very warm and radiators still seemed on even if we turned off. But so minor. The property would definitely be recommended

1 Aug 2022

Steve

  • Nuneaton

10

out of 10

We had the best holiday ever - the views from the cottage are stunning. The locals very friendly.

16 Jul 2022

Margaret

  • Rafford

  • Couple

10

out of 10

We have been to Bydand several times and this time, like all the others, was exceptionally enoyable.

20 Jun 2022

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