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Cnocan Teen

Near Bettyhill, Sutherland

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Cnocan Teen is a traditional detached cottage set up its own drive near the little village of Bettyhill (1.5 miles) in northern Sutherland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

The cottage has been updated to create a peaceful rural getaway that still retains many of its original features. The charming sitting room has a cosy open fire at its centre that is ideal to curl up in front of after a day spent out exploring.

The L-shaped kitchen/dining room has its own wood-burning stove with further seating around it, a dining area alongside and a neat kitchen area. Off the kitchen the handy utility room with laundry facilities doubles as a log store and leads through to a shower room.

Upstairs is a double bedroom and a pretty twin room, both of which have slightly coombed ceilings and the original rustic wood-panelling that is typical of this type of cottage. A family bathroom completes the indoor accommodation.

Outside parking is right by the cottage and there are rough grass grounds that look out over the surrounding countryside.

Map & Local

There is walking right from the cottage and the quiet, single track roads are also ideal for cycling. Torrisdale Pony Trekking (0.6 miles) is in easy walking distance, offering horse riding, pony trekking and the chance to ride along the beach.

The cottage is right on the North Coast 500 driving route that has been labelled by some as ‘Scotland’s answer to Route 66’. This circular north highland route is 516 miles long in total - some enthusiasts set out to drive the entire route and some brave people have even been known to cycle it!

The Sutherland region’s climate is warmed by the Atlantic Gulf Stream and its dark skies are perfect for star gazing and perhaps even catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Wildlife in the area includes puffins, ospreys, golden eagles and red deer and you may even be lucky enough to see dolphins, sea otters and whales in the waters. 

The village of Bettyhill (1.5 miles) has a grocery shop/PO, petrol station, pub and café, as well as a swimming pool and a museum that tells the story of local crofting life. The Strathnaver Trail starts from the museum (where maps are available) and leads round a total of 29 different archaeological sites including various cairns, brochs and carved stones.

There is trout fishing on the many lochs around Bettyhill and the nearby River Naver is known for its excellent salmon fishing. Just outside the village the beautiful mile-long stretch of sandy beach at Torrisdale Bay (2.5 miles) just begs to be explored and is a popular spot for surfing and stand-up paddle boarding.

Thurso (32 miles) is the nearest place for supermarket shopping and also has a golf course with a claim to fame, as it is the most northerly 18-hole golf course in mainland Britain. There is also another golf course at Reay (21 miles).

Tongue (11 miles) has two hotel restaurants if you fancy a break from cooking and just outside Tongue are the ruins of Castle Varrich, the ancient seat of the chief of the Clan Mackay. A relatively easy walk (that takes about half an hour) leads up the hill to the castle and there are amazing panoramic views of the Kyle of Tongue to be enjoyed from the summit.

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.




Sitting room with open fire and TV (Freeview)/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with wood-burning stove, dishwasher, electric hob and oven, fridge, etc
Utility room with washing machine, microwave, freezer, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


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

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by a credit key (top-ups available from the Post Office). Heating is by electric panel heaters, multi-fuel stove and wood-burning stove (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



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

Booked Available

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 4
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 POA
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 POA
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 POA
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 POA
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 POA
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 POA
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 POA
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 POA
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 POA
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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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We weren't expecting luxury so very satisfief. The only issue was the Sky freeview not working. Admittedly we could/shou...

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Cottage was ideal for our requirements, however it was not cleaned to the standard we usually expect eg long standing co...

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Lovely cottage - very clean and well appointed. Great quiet location with views. Friendly, helpful hosts.


Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage has got all you need, beds were really comfortable and loved the wood burner an...

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As described above. Poor value for money.


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