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SC87 - Shore Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Shore Cottage

Shore Cottage.

Bedroom 1 with king size bed and luxury en-suite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 with twin beds and luxury en-suite shower room. Open plan lounge/kitchen with full height windows overlooking the Kyle. Cosy wood burning stove plus underfloor heating throughout, WiFi, television, DVD player and ipod/iphone dock. Fully equipped modern kitchen with integral oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. The cottage has private parking.

We do not accept pets at Shore Cottage.

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About the property


An ideal place to base yourselves, whether you're seeking to relax in peaceful and beautiful surroundings or desire a fun-packed activity holiday, which could include exploring the vast and varied wild beauty of North West Sutherland's landscape; hill walking, sea and fresh water fishing, golf, ornithology, sailing, stalking, climbing or just lazing on secluded white sandy beaches.

Return to the warmth of this cosy cottage with every amenity.

Roz Brooks
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

4/7/2012 - "Without stating the obvious it is difficult to know what to write - to my eye the view down the Kyle is one of the best in Scotland; so fortunate then that Shore Cottage has been situated where it is and appointed to such a high standard."

9/6/12 - "Really beautiful cottage, everything we needed and more. Really comfy beds and the softest pillows. The quality of furnishings is excellent. The cottage is a credit to the owners."
Mar 2008
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Shore Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful in stunning location

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect! It has well designed, modern, good quality fixtures and fittings. The cottage has an excellent lay out and is warm and comfortable, with magnificent views. It is well situated for walks straight from the cottage. There are beautiful beaches in the area and interesting coastal and hill walks.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

On our way home but just had to write this review.......What a cottage......What a location.........words fail me!

The cottage is simply the best! Fully equipped with everything you could need, modern and spotlessly clean.

Superb location meant that even with a mixed bag of weather it didn't stop us from getting out and about walking and watching the wildlife.

Booking is easy and Roz is on hand for any assistance or local advice and information.

It will be a long while until we will stop talking about and remembering this holiday.

Highlight of our holiday was our visit to Handa Island, well worth the 25 mins to get to the ferry and then seeing the Puffins was amazing.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you both enjoyed your stay in this wonderful corner of the UK; haste ye back!
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Our Honeymoon :)

  • 5 of 5

We could not of asked for a more idyllic setting or fantastic cottage for our honeymoon. The views over the kyle from the lounge window changed by the hour. Cottage was so comfortable and one of the best equipped we have ever stayed in...a credit to Roz and the owners......we will return one day

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous cottage in an amazing location! The quality of the property is about as good as it gets in the Highlands and we would definitely book again - particularly if the sea otters were prepared to give us another afternoon of entertainment right in front of the cottage window. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage is stunning and the location is idyllic on the shores of the Kyle of Durness. Excellent facilities and very well appointed holiday cottage. Exceptionally clean throughout, warm and extremely comfortable with bedding and towels all provided. Amazing views of the Kyle through the panoramic window. We never tired of watching the ever changing light, tides, weather and wildlife. Roz was very friendly, helpful and welcoming, which made our stay even more enjoyable. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and we will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Cape Side
Nearest Train
74 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles


In front of the cottages is the Kyle of Durness which is tidal with wonderful sandy stretches at low tide. A mile takes you to the beautiful beaches at Balnakeil of which the sand dunes are an outstanding feature. Within a further two miles you will find other wonderful deserted beaches.


Nearest airport Inverness 2.5 hour drive. Nearest railway station Lairg 1.5 hr drive. Edinburgh 5.5 hour drive. Car hire available at airports.


Durness Village 1 mile with supermarket, cash point, fuel, restaurants and public houses, visitor centre, Smoo Cave, Balnakeil Craft Village and golf course. Kinlochbervie fishing village 10 miles. Sandwood Bay 12 miles. Cape Wrath Lighthouse - regular ferry crossings just 250 yards from the cottages followed by a 12 mile minibus ride across the uninhabited Parph.

Further Details:

The area is renowned for its fishing, with three famous limestone lochs, one of which is directly behind the cottage. The River Dhionard feeds into the Kyle where you can see seals and otters. Salmon and Trout Fishing permits can be arranged through Martin MacKay on 01971 511255 The area is excellent for bird watching, with Golden Eagle, Osprey, Puffin, Peregrine and Waders and many more. Local shops and restaurants - Durness and Kinlochbervie. Cape Wrath Lighhouse. Smoo Cave. Balnakeil and Sandwood bay. Wonderful landscape with hills and mountains.



Lairg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottages have oil fired central heating. Travel cots and high chairs will be made available if required.

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