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Fully modernised traditional croft cottage

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4 in the parish of Assynt, in Sutherland.

Torran Cottage is a roomy two bedroom cottage with all modern conveniences. It is on Stoer Head, set in the wild and beautiful townland of Assynt. The cottage has stunning views across the sea to the northern mountains of Sutherland. Whether it is whale watching from Stoer head, puffins and Arctic skuas on Handa Island or deer in the field below the cottage this magnificent landscape and it's wild beauty will enchant you.

This traditional croft cottage sleeps 4. One double bedroom and one bedroom with twin single beds. The sitting room is equipped with satellite TV which takes DVD's, CD's and IPOD's. It has an open fire place. The dining room has an open aspect on both sides and is a bright and cheery room. There is a large dining table which will comfortably sit 6. It has a music system which plays CD's and takes IPOD's. The kitchen has a set of oak cupboards and is fully equipped. There is a gas hob and an electric oven, washing machine, fridge freezer, dish washer, microwave and a coffee machine (Nespresso capsules required). There is also a sandwich maker and a toaster. The spacious bathroom has a shower, wc and sink. The cottage is centrally heated and all gas and fuel is included in the price. There is an outside dining area which has magnificent views northwards to Foinaven across Eddrachillis Bay.

Assynt is in Sutherland one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Scotland.

It is a land of steep mountains, trout filled lochs and spectacular sea views and cliff scenery. There are 5 small, utterly quiet, sandy beaches within 5 miles of the cottage. Within a 10 minute walk there is Porsht, a small cove ideal for swimming, canoeing or snorkelling. Locally, trout fishing, both brown and sea trout, deer stalking, birdwatching, whale watching, sea kayaking, mountain walking and climbing, are all available. Assynt is bisected by the Moine Thrust, a geological fault and the area along the fault is designated a Geopark, one of only seven in the UK. The nearby villages of Lochinver or Drumbeg have a full range of shops and restaurants. In the summer this is, nearly, the land of the midnight sun, it hardly gets dark. In the winter the mountains are snow clad and with a bit of luck with the weather the Northern Lights will flash across the skies.

More Details

Owner
Stephen McCarthy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, Gaelic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Stephen McCarthy

I am a retired, married 62 year old Irishman living in Scotland. We are interested in mountains, walking, scrambling and climbing. Also in running and cycling. As we spend a lot of time out of doors we have a keen interest in nature and natural history, the plants, birds and animals we share our world with.

Stephen McCarthy purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Stephen McCarthy chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

Assynt is a most beautiful part of the world. we live 2 hours drive away in Inverness and use the property ourselves regularly, particularly in the winter.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is in Assynt in the north of Scotland a place of tranquillity and wild beauty. Inside the cottage are all the comforts of modern living but the view from the front door is across Edrachillis Bay to the mountains of Fionavon and Arkle. We have seen barn owls at dusk, dolphins and whales in the bay and we get deer in the garden and badgers in the lane.

Amenities

Culkein Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Since we added a new sun room last year, 2011, we have installed a futon there. The cottage could take six but there are no blinds in the sun room and in the summer it hardly gets dark at all this far north. all other facilities in the cottage i.e. chairs for the dining room table and delph are sufficient for 6 people. I must emphasise however that the extra 2 are really for overflows.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Torran Cottage is a large cottage for a 4 sleeper. The bedrooms are generous and the bathroom very big. There are separate dining and sitting rooms as well as a new sun room to the rear of the property which takes the afternoon and evening sun in the summer. It is an ideal olace to sit when the wind is up or the midgies are out. The views from the cottage are on to croft grazing land, sheep and deer in the gloaming. The view north from the front door sweeps away across the croft lands over Eddrachillis Bay to the mountains Arkle and Fionnavon. The sea is a 15 minute walk away and at the little bay below the cottage there is complete privacy.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
5

The fact that it was the third time I've been speaks for itself. The area is breathtaking.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable, warm, furnished beautifully, with a lovely sun room - the perfect place to watch the sheep and cows - and a new, roomy shower in a bathroom with a view over the hills. It is unbelievably peaceful. The lack of internet and the view of the sea and distant mountains from just outside the door are a perfect combination to refresh the soul.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quiet location; good access to some great walking

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at the cottage. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay and we particularly liked the conservatory room. We walked from the house right round the Stoer peninsula.

We weren't sure as to whether we could light the fire: some guidance might be helpful (as well as advice to bring fuel if its not provided).

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. Your advice about the fire and fuel is spot on and I will act on it from now on. I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

An excellent and well-maintained property for a Highland vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect location for a quiet walking holiday in the Scottish Highlands. When the weather is poor one can enjoy all the many amenities of the cottage provided, when the weather is better it is an excellent base for visiting and hiking the Lochinver and Stoer areas. The cottage sunroom, especially, is a most enjoyable feature.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

cozy, comfortable, secluded

  • 5 of 5

A great place for anyone wishing to get away from the daily grind. Sheep, deer and rocks in the surrounding fields, a beautiful rocky cove just a short walk away, lots to see in the area if you like the outdoors. The cottage is warm and friendly, and perfectly equipped. We particularly liked the sunroom. I found it an added benefit that there was no internet access and mobile reception was poor. I wish we could have stayed for another week or two.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

2 weeks of relaxation, exploring & taking in the breathtaking scenery of the highlands has been amazing. The cottage was spacious, clean & very warm, most welcoming after our days adventure. We had a fantastic holiday & would return without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks!
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5

A wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

TORRAN COTTAGE. September 2014.

From the minute of our arrival we felt at home and knew that this property was ideal for our fishing holiday.Very comfortable and well appointed.

We only regretted that our stay was short and that most of our days were spent out at the hill lochs.

We found a fair O2 mobile phone signal for most of our stay which was useful but not expected.

The in depth information from the helpful owner was second to none.

For anyone wanting to experience this area in a real sense this cottage comes recommended.

We hope to return soon.

D.J.MacLeod,

21.09.14

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
104 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Drumbeg
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Ullapool
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Dornoch
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Lairg
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Drumbeg
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Culkein

Torran Cottage is situated in the parish of Assynt. It is a wild and wonderful part of Sutherland. Mountains, lochs, sea cliffs, deserted beaches, screaming teeming bird colonies, Assynt has got it all.

Whether you want fishing, sea stack climbing, mountain bike riding, stalking deer, counting the 100,000 guillemots or paddling the ocean with whales and dolphins, its all waiting for you here.

Of course if you just want to lie on the beach, maybe play a round of golf and eat at a great seafood restaurant, we have that too.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

1. For July and August only bookings of 7 days or multiples of 7 days are accepted.
2. If a booking of more than 1 week is required please email me for rates. A reduction is available for longer bookings.
3. These rates are the total cost. They include heating, lighting, bed and bath linen. There are no hidden extras.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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