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  • Between the Rocks and the Sea
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    Between the Rocks and the Sea

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    Property ref: S80940

    • Bedrooms 2

    • Sleeps 4

    • Baths 2

    • Pets No

    • Wifi Yes

    • Reviews (4)

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    About this property

    S80940 is the Gaelic meaning for Skerray, a charming remote hamlet on the stunning north coast of Scotland. This semi-detached stone cottage is situated off the spectacular North Coast 500 and just a stone’s throw from the renowned, white sandy beach of Torrisdale. The interior furnishings represent an eclectic mix of unusual furniture and artefacts from around the world, collected by the current owner from his travels. These interesting pieces bring an added dimension to this traditional crofting cottage. The living room has a warm, welcoming feel, with a wood burner acting as a focal point. There is a separate dining room with a large, solid wood table, rayburn cooker and a wonderful wooden dresser. Small, steep winding stairs lead up to the two double bedrooms. The quirky and idiosyncratic theme is carried on upstairs, with whisky barrels acting as bedside lamp stands and multi-coloured throws on the beds. There are two bathrooms, one on each floor, and there is some restricted headroom upstairs due to coved ceilings.
    The cottage is set in ¾ acres of grounds, with a pretty terrace garden, with flowers and shrubs, and is a lovely and peaceful place in which to sit and enjoy the open country views. The back garden is mainly lawn with mature trees, and there are even a couple of hammocks for lazy sunny afternoons.
    The cottage provides a perfect base from which to explore the superb beaches and coastline, historic sites and the wild landscape of this totally unspoilt area. Walkers, surfers, kayakers, horse riders, sailors and golfers will all appreciate the region. Skerray’s harbour, a 15-minute walk away, has a slipway for small crafts. Nearby Torrisdale’s stables offer beach and forest rides. For wildlife enthusiasts, puffins, cormorants, seals, dolphins, whales, deer and pine marten can be seen in the area. The nearby villages of Tongue and Bettyhill (both 10 miles equidistant) have good facilities, including shops, a restaurant, bar and café. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 10 miles.

    Ground Floor: 2 steps to entrance.
    Living room: With wood burner (no TV).
    Dining room: With rayburn and slate floor.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Steep, narrow turning stairs to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom 2: With clawfoot bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Enclosed lawned ¾-acre garden to the rear. Sitting-out area and garden furniture to the front. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is some restricted headroom on the first floor.


    - Cot Available
    - Main Fuel or Power incl.
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio
    - Garden / Patio
    - Highchair
    - Rural Location
    - Woodburning Stove
    - Wifi
    - Bed Linen & Towels Included
    - Washing Machine
    - Pets – not allowed
    - Newly Listed Property
    - Coastal within 1 mile
    - Coastal within 3 miles
    - Coastal within 5 miles
    - Parking - On Site

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    Local amenities

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    • Konstantina
      2 miles
    • Smoo Cave Hotel
      16 miles
    • Smoo Cave
      16 miles
    • Durness VisitScotland Information Centre
      17 miles
    • Sango Sands Oasis
      17 miles
    • Durness Beach
      17 miles
    • Spar Store, Durness
      17 miles
    • Cocoa Mountain
      18 miles
    • Forsinard Railway Station (FRS)
      18 miles

    Reviews (4)

    "Lovely comfortable warm cottage with all the amenities you need. Only thing I would say is don't rely on the WiFi as it is very intermittent and there's no phone signal. But if you want to get away from it as all it's ideal"
    "This is one of the nicest holiday homes we have stayed in. The owners have made the place so welcoming and comfortable it is hard to envisage what more they could add. We had a wonderful time at skerray and the house is perfect. Thanks Andy for such a wonderful holiday retreat."
    "The cottage was very nicely decorated but very dark inside, particularly the dining room. Better lighting would make a big difference. The beds were great, very comfortable. The front and back garden looked overgrown and neglected. Given the remote location of the cottage without any shops nearby it would have been a nice gesture to provide matches to light the woodburning stove - we searched the entire house and could not find any!"
    "A wonderfull house in beautiful surroundings. A great host and everything you need. I sure hope I'll be able to stay here again in the future."

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