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  • Doles Cottage Traditional detached fisherman’s cottage | Doles Cottage, Portskerra, near Melvich
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  • Doles Cottage Traditional detached fisherman’s cottage | Doles Cottage, Portskerra, near Melvich
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    Doles Cottage

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    Property ref: S46001

    • Bedrooms 3

    • Sleeps 6

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 2

    • Reviews (3)

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    About this property

    Located in a quiet fishing village within ½ mile of Melvich Beach, an unspoilt stretch of golden sands, at the head of the bay.
    Doles Cottage is a traditional detached fisherman’s cottage that has been totally refurbished internally and externally. Situated in the sleepy hamlet of Portskerra on the far north west coast of Sutherland, it enjoys lovely views across the sea to the Orkney Isles beyond. Named after the local fisherman who originally owned it, the cottage has stayed in the same family for generations, having been lovingly and painstakingly restored in recent times. The pretty cottage lounge opens out through French doors to a pretty patio with lawns beyond. The kitchen/dining room is well-presented and enjoys the same stunning views across the sea to the Orkney Isles in the distance. There are three good-sized bedrooms, a spacious bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom.
    This area is renowned for its beautiful coastline, with miles of pristine sandy beaches, and the local beach of Melvich is without doubt one of the finest. High sand dunes act as a natural backdrop to the beautiful white sandy bay. With the river on one side and Portskerra harbour on the other, it is a wonderful place to relax and a paradise for surfers, body-boarders and beach lovers alike. Even in the height of summer there will only be a handful of people enjoying this amazing location. It is also a wildlife watcher’s paradise. Whales, porpoises, dolphins, seals and otters are all seen in the area. There is also a colony of puffins at Melvich which can be seen in the spring and early summer. At Forsinard, just a few miles inland, there is an rspb nature reserve, where local rangers will take visitors to explore the bird life, flora and fauna all close to hand. The little fishing harbour at Portskerra is ideal for launching small craft as well as fishing off the rocks and there are superb coastal walks direct from the cottage. Doles Cottage is situated close to the North Coast 500, the renowned coastal route that goes through spectacular Highland scenery. Fishing in the nearby lochs and rivers is also a popular pastime. Reay 18-hole golf course is 10 minutes drive away. Beach ½ mile. Shop 300 yards, pub ½ mile, restaurant 1 mile.
    Ground Floor:
    4 steps to the entrance (alternative level access).
    Living room: With 32" Freesat TV, DVD player and French doors leading to garden.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Cloakroom: With toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.
    Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.


    Bike Store
    Detached Property
    Fuel and Power Included
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Pub within 1 mile
    Sea View
    Pets – no charge
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Winter Short Breaks
    Cot Available
    Washing Machine
    Scottish Cottages
    Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles

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    Local amenities

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    • Northlink Ferries Scrabster
      14.5 miles
    • Forsinard Railway Station (FRS)
      14.5 miles
    • MV Hamnavoe
      14.5 miles
    • Lidl
      14.5 miles
    • Konstantina
      14.5 miles
    • Altnabreac Railway Station (ABC)
      14.5 miles
    • Thurso Railway Station (THS)
      14.5 miles
    • British Red Cross Shop
      15 miles
    • Scotscalder Railway Station (SCT)
      15 miles
    • Thurso Beach
      15 miles

    Reviews (3)

    Mark ‐ 26 Aug 2018
    "Doles Cottage was clean and tidy, and very comfy. It suited us perfectly for the week, having the dogs with us. There were lots of nice thoughtful touches - dog towels, sewing kit, spare toothbrushes and cake and milk upon arrival. However as the week progressed, we found a few things that needed a little attention - a leak in the bathroom, remote controls that needed new batteries, the dvd player didn't work. The main problem for us was not having any wi-fi. This cottage is in a beautiful little village, that we fell in love with it. For a quiet week away, it's truly heaven. For a family with kids wanting wi-fi, it could be a nightmare! I would definitely recommend staying here. Its about 20 mins drive from Thurso, just make sure you can live without the wi-fi!!"
    Selwyn ‐ 5 Jul 2018
    "A beautiful view from a very well kept and clean cottage. The owner provided tea, cake and milk etc upon arrival, which was a nice touch. I will definitely return. Thank you!"
    David ‐ 10 Apr 2018
    "It was perfect. The area.the views.the friendliness of the people.fantastic location for touring the country.from the welcome pack to the cleanliness of the cottage. ..outstanding. .we will be back"

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