Strathcarron, nr Bonar Bridge, SutherlandGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 4/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
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.
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.
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.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin.
Room with shower, WC and basin.
Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
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.
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).
- Valentine's Week From 11/02/2018 to 17/02/2018
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 8|
|07 Jan 2018 - 10 Feb 2018||£595.00||£695.00|
|11 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018||£695.00||£795.00|
|25 Feb 2018 - 03 Mar 2018||£595.00||£695.00|
|04 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018||£695.00||£795.00|
|01 Apr 2018 - 14 Apr 2018||£795.00||£895.00|
|15 Apr 2018 - 05 May 2018||£695.00||£795.00|
|06 May 2018 - 26 May 2018||£795.00||£895.00|
|27 May 2018 - 02 Jun 2018||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|03 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018||£795.00||£895.00|
|01 Jul 2018 - 01 Sep 2018||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|02 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018||£795.00||£895.00|
|23 Sep 2018 - 06 Oct 2018||£695.00||£795.00|
|07 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018||£795.00||£895.00|
|28 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£595.00||£695.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£995.00||£1,095.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||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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There were no double beds in th...
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