Near Tongue, SutherlandGuest Rating
On the north coast of the Highlands, right at the side of the Kyle of Tongue, sits Crann Tara. This substantial detached house sits in a raised position with magnificent sea views, just a mile and a half from the old crofting township of Tongue.
|Sleeps: 2/6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Crann Tara faces out towards the sea and is reached by a single track road. Inside it has been very elegantly refurbished to offer superb holiday accommodation in the most wonderful of settings.
At the back of the house you can park right at the door and enter into the large, bright entrance hall that has handy storage for boots, coats, etc. From there, the sitting room has tasteful, comfortable seating and soft furnishings that add clever splashes of Scottish charm. There is a large flat screen Smart TV (includes Freesat) and a traditional stone fireplace with solid fuel stove (that supplements the oil central heating) to keep you cosy whilst you relax in front of it.
The large, contemporary kitchen diner is bright and airy, with a dining area that has plenty of room for six. From this room in particular you can enjoy the beautiful sea views out over the Kyle of Tongue, which has been designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
Towards the back of the house, all on one level, are the three bedrooms. There are two double bedrooms (the master of which is ensuite, with large built-in shower) and a twin room. The family bathroom is sleek and stylishly tiled, with a bath with shower over.
Crann Tara is the sister property of Crannag and sits within 10 acres of rough grounds. There are gravelled garden areas within the grounds, as well as a shallow natural pond (this is located away from the house, but care should be taken with very young children).
The main draw of this area is its gorgeous sandy beaches and beautiful clear turquoise waters. Just half a mile from the house is Coldbackie beach, a peaceful spot where you can swim, surf or just relax and take in the views out toward the Rabbit islands and the Orkney islands.
The quaint village of Tongue itself has two hotels, both with restaurants where you can enjoy afternoon tea or dinner. It has a grocery shop, PO, bank and petrol station, so most everyday demands are catered for. The nearest supermarket shopping is at Thurso (42 miles), so it is best to stock up before you arrive.
The North Coast 500 that is becoming known as ‘Scotland’s Route 66’ passes right by the house. This circular driving route is 516 miles long in total. While some enthusiasts aim to drive the entire route, others choose to take in the amazing scenery on shorter stretches nearby.
Fishing is available in some of the local trout lochs and you can even have a go at sea trout fishing. There is also a swimming pool and riding stables at Betty Hill (10 miles). For walkers and hill climbers there are the nearby mountains of Ben Hope (Munro) and Ben Loyal (Corbett) to tackle.
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.
Sitting room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD.
Kitchen/dining room with electric oven, halogen hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave, etc.
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by background oil central heating (INCLUDED) and solid-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is included (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£935.00||£985.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£750.00||£795.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£750.00||£795.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£850.00||£895.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£650.00||£695.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£895.00||£895.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£895.00||£895.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£695.00||£750.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£695.00||£750.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£895.00||£945.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£795.00||£845.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£795.00||£845.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£895.00||£945.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£895.00||£945.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£895.00||£945.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£950.00||£995.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£795.00||£845.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£795.00||£845.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£895.00||£945.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£695.00||£750.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£945.00||£945.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£945.00||£945.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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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This was our 2nd visit to Crann Tara this year and once again we found the cottage to be absolutely spotless. A nice bot...Read More
Excellent property, very well fitted out.
Excellent location for seeing northen Scotland.
Spacious, clean, light and airy three bedroomed cottage. Beautiful sea views over the Kyle of Tongue. Very exciting to s...Read More
The cottage was one of the best we have ever stayed in. The real Rolls Royce of cottages! From the shortbread left for u...Read More
the cottage had everything we needed and was very clean. fantastic view and the little extra from the barrel was appreci...Read More
'Fantastic and ever changing pictures through the window. The house is lovely, beautifully decorated, elegant and yet homely! You have it just right.'
'House is gorgeous, clean, tidy and beautifully decorated. As for the view, what can we say - stunning.'
'This place is a taste of heaven on earth. We cannot fault the house – so cosy, comfortable, really well equipped!'
'Thank you for a lovely week in the cottage. Your attention to detail has been appreciated! Everything is so well equipped, clean and tidy.'
'We have fallen in love with the place. It has been the most memorable New Year in such a beautiful, relaxing setting – the views are stunning!'
'Where do we start! The cottage has to be the cleanest rental I’ve ever stayed in. The views from the property are wonderful.'