Croick Manse

Strathcarron, nr Bonar Bridge, Sutherland

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Those holidaymakers who value peace and privacy will find both at Croick Manse. This superbly appointed single storey detached house on the 12,000 acre Croick Estate stands quite alone at the end of the little single track road along Strathcarron from Bonar Bridge (7 miles, with hotel, shops, railway halt), 45 miles north west of Inverness.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sun Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Both versatile and very practical for outdoor living, it is also bang up-to-date in terms of comforts, with oil-fired underfloor heating, wood-burning stove in the large, open plan living room, an excellent kitchen area with range cooker, four comfortable bedrooms (two en suite) and a total of three spacious, modern bathrooms.

The house is sheltered by trees on three sides and stands in a huge fenced grass garden, with lovely open views to the front across the river to the heather covered moors and hills which surround the property. There are also two kennels outside where dogs can be left if guests want to go out without them.

Map & Local

The track from the house runs all the way over to Ullapool on the west coast and the adventurous can follow it on foot for 7 miles to Creag Mhor Bothy at the other end of the Estate, where they can spend a night in accommodation rather different from the comforts of the Farmhouse or simply make it the destination for a picnic on a day's walking.

Not only does Croick Manse have something of the atmosphere of a shooting lodge, but guests can also use it as such. Stalking can be arranged by the Estate in season and there is excellent salmon and trout fishing both in the River Blackwater, a tributary of the Carron which runs past the house, but also in several hill lochs on the Estate.

In the unlikely event that guests should tire of these lovely surroundings, Bonar Bridge has a golf course, while within a further 13 miles is the delightful wee town of Dornoch, with its cathedral, excellent eating places, superb beaches and championship links golf course.

About the same distance to the south, towards Inverness, is the Glenmorangie Distillery, offering tours and tastings, while north of Dornoch imposing Dunrobin Castle is well worth a visit. Further afield, the mountains of Torridon and the stunning scenery of the north-west and north coasts are all within driving distance of Bonar Bridge.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Single Storey

Entrance hall with drying area.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD (no reception), range cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, etc.
Twin bedroom with en suite bath, shower over, WC and basin.
Single bedroom with second pull-out single bed below.
Twin bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.
Room with shower, WC and basin.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source. A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sun

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 15/10/2017 to 21/10/2017
  • Save 15% - Half Term 2017 From 22/10/2017 to 28/10/2017
  • Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
  • Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017

Changeover Day: Sun

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 8
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017 £795.00
29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £595.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £950.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £950.00
07 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018 POA
11 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018 POA
25 Feb 2018 - 03 Mar 2018 POA
04 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 POA
01 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018 POA
15 Apr 2018 - 05 May 2018 POA
06 May 2018 - 26 May 2018 POA
27 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018 POA
03 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 POA
01 Jul 2018 - 01 Sep 2018 POA
02 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018 POA
23 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018 POA
07 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018 POA
28 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 POA
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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This was our 2nd visit and though only here a few days this time it was just as lovely, the house itself is perfect for ...

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A very comfortable place to stay and relax and worked well for families sharing together. Well equipped kitchen for larg...

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It is good to hear that your party enjoyed your stay. A stock of firewood should have been supplied – we do apologise if...

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An excellent cottage. Clean, comfortable and well equipped and so wonderfully peaceful. Lots of walks from the doorstep....

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Although the house is lovely I have to say I was not happy with a number of things:
There were no double beds in the...

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Thanks for your comments. The owner will update the information pack and look into providing some DVDs. Apologies for th...

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A great place to stay - quiet with beautiful views. The house is everything we required and we were well looked after by...

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