Melness Cottage, Tongue, Sutherland
Melness Cottage, Tongue, Sutherland
  • Cottage
  • Tongue, Sutherland
  • CC511315

Melness Cottage


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 0

Enclosed Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile

Croft cottage situated in a stunning location with panoramic views across the Kyle of Tongue, a traditional crofting cottage which has been refurbished and maintained to a high standard. The cottage is suitable for 4 adults.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player and radio/CD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Dining room.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available.

Large, enclosed, lawned garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

Melness Cottage is a traditional croft cottage situated in a stunning location with panoramic views across the Kyle of Tongue. This detached two storey cottage is situated in the quiet hamlet of Skinnet in North West Sutherland. Just a short walk from the sea and surrounded by majestic mountain ranges, awe inspiring beaches and pretty harbour villages, the cottage provides an ideal base from which to explore this wonderful and totally unspoilt region. The cottage has been upgraded and refurbished whilst retaining its original charm. There is a cosy lounge, a separate dining room and a small but well equipped kitchen. On the first floor are two good sized bedrooms and a bright, modern family bathroom. The views across the bay with the mountains beyond are simply stunning. There is a large garden, mainly laid to lawn, bounded by an original low stone wall. Whilst this far North West coastline seems wild and remote, there is a good selection of amenities and facilities in the immediate area. There is also a local bar and restaurant just 1/2 mile from the cottage. Perched on a promontory overlooking the magnificent Kyle of Tongue, the nearby village of Tongue enjoys spectacular views across the sea, with the mountains of Ben Hope and Ben Loyal in the distance. The village has a good selection of local amenities including a general store, two hotels with restaurants, post office, petrol station, craft shops and village church. There is a slipway and harbour for small boats within a mile of the property. As a note of caution the cottage does have a steep staircase which is common in these cottages.


Coastal within 1 mile

Cot Available - Cot

Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Pub within 1 mile


Washing Machine

Waterside Breaks


Good to know

Check in and check out times

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


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 7 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Otley West Yorkshire

  • Couple


out of 10

Lovely peaceful situation with a large grassy garden occasionally cropped by sheep and cute lambs. Really beautiful views of the lovely Kyle of Tongue only a few yards away from all front windows and even furher up to Ben Loyal from the garden. Seals on the sandbank every sunny day can be seen from the twin bedroom window. All equipment needed was provided including towels and T towels. Our only problem was the small sized quilts on the twin beds-not big enough for large people. My 25 stone husband had to take the double quilt from the double bed. Local problems with lack of staff meant the pub (with meals) a short walk away was closed and the two hotels in Tongue are having the same staffing problems.Otherwise all good experience.

14 May 2022

  • Couple


out of 10

Nice clean comfortable cottage with lovely views.

21 Sep 2021


out of 10

An excellent week, lovely cottage, great base for going out and about as well as sitting and relaxing.

26 Aug 2021

Customer reviews