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Crann Tara

Near Tongue, Sutherland

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

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).

Map & Local

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.

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

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.
Twin bedroom.
Double bedroom.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Please note: For Crann Tara, the tariff for 2 persons is based on only one bedroom being made available, the tariff for 4 people is based on two bedrooms and the tariff for 6 people is for use of the whole house.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £995.00 £1,095.00 £1,195.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £995.00 £1,095.00 £1,195.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £895.00 £995.00 £1,095.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £895.00 £995.00 £1,095.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £995.00 £1,095.00 £1,195.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £795.00 £895.00 £995.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £995.00 £1,095.00 £1,195.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £995.00 £1,095.00 £1,195.00
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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.

For Crann Tara, the tariff for 2 persons is based on only one bedroom being made available, the tariff for 4 people is based on two bedrooms and the tariff for 6 people is for use of the whole house.


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Beautiful well equipped and clean cottage with wonderful views over the Kyle of Tongue.. Our third visit.. Excellent loc...

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Fabulous cottage and amazing location. Can't wait to return.


Fabulous property, Fabulous location


Crann Tara was just the most beautiful cottage, myself and my family all fell in love with the place, there was everythi...

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Lovely cottage in a great location. Very clean and well appointed. Views are stunning and ideal for a relaxing holiday.

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