Near Melvich, SutherlandGuest Rating
Rosie’s Cottage is a charming, detached cottage in its own garden grounds, in a little hamlet of houses that are spread out in the quiet countryside just 7 miles from Melvich in the northern Highlands.
|Sleeps: 2/6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Inside, the inviting sitting room is kept light and bright by French doors that lead out to the garden and the colourful, comfy seating makes the ideal spot for relaxing by the wood-burning stove with its ingenious built-in oven.
The kitchen is very stylish with an elegant dining area at one end and all the space and equipment needed to create some culinary masterpieces, with a dishwasher that takes care of the clean up afterwards. A utility room keeps the laundry facilities neatly out of sight and provides useful drying space for coats and boots, with a wet room just off it.
The cottage is all on one level with three attractive double bedrooms (one king-size) and a smart, modern bathroom that are all set off the central hallway.
Outside there is plenty of parking right by the house with the seating area in the grassed garden making the most of the wonderful expansive views out over the surrounding countryside to the Halladale River. The cottage is reached via a steep driveway from the main road and parking is also available at the top of the drive.
Fishing can be arranged in the local lochs and rivers and walks lead out all around from the cottage. The beautiful stretch of sandy beach at Melvich (7 miles) is great for surfing and as it is a bit of a ‘hidden gem’ you may even have the whole beach to yourself. Melvich also has a village shop/PO and a hotel restaurant that serves excellent meals.
Heading east along the north coast Thurso (22 miles) is the place for supermarket shopping and there is also a bike hire shop there. Bird watchers will be in awe of the puffins and array of other seabirds that can be seen nesting on the cliffs at the RSPB site at Dunnet Head (32.5 miles).
In the summer months wildlife cruises head out from John o’ Groats (49 miles) to showcase the seabird colonies, seals and even orcas that have been spotted nearby. The wonderful Orkney isles are easily reachable for day trips from John o’Groats with the ferry crossing only taking about 40 minutes. Hop on as a foot passenger or take the car across to explore that bit further afield.
At Duncansby Head the striking Duncansby sea stacks sit impressively out in the water, the biggest of which (known as the Great Stack) stands at over 200 metres high! A very picturesque walks leads up to the cliff where you can view the stacks and they are certainly good subjects for some pretty striking photographs.
There is another RSPB nature reserve at Forsinard Flows (7.5 miles) where the vast peatland landscape and vibrant flora and fauna have created one of the best places for wildlife watching in Scotland. A trail leads right around the reserve and you may well see frogs, lizards and dragonflies along the way, as well as buzzards, red grouse and even golden eagles up in the skies.
The skies around Rosie’s Cottage are incredibly dark due to the lack of light pollution in the area, so some stargazing is definitely in order. You may even be lucky enough, in the right conditions, to catch sight of the dancing Northern Lights.
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 wood-burning stove and TV
Kitchen/dining room with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave
Wet room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove (basket of logs INCLUDED). Mobile WiFi is INCLUDED, subject to provider (not suitable for large downloads or video/TV streaming i.e. YouTube, Netflix). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome (1 medium, 1 small). Please note that there is livestock in the surrounding fields so dogs should be under control at all times and kept on a lead if not used to farm animals. 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|
|27 Jun 2020 - 17 Jul 2020||£650.00||£650.00|
|18 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£750.00||£750.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£575.00||£615.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£475.00||£565.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£575.00||£615.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£415.00||£495.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£750.00||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£750.00||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£415.00||£495.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£475.00||£565.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£575.00||£615.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£475.00||£565.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£575.00||£615.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£750.00||£750.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£575.00||£615.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£750.00||£750.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£575.00||£615.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£475.00||£565.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£575.00||£615.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£415.00||£495.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£750.00||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£750.00||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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'Fabulous week here. We loved the peace, tranquility and the incredibly clean air. Really well appointed cottage!'
'Lovely immaculate cottage. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches. Sutherland is so peaceful and beautiful and there is so much to see and do.
'Comfortable and well equipped cottage. We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and explored the coast and saw lots of puffins at Dunnet Head!'
'Had a fantastic week in this oh-so-comfortable cottage. Well equipped too! Thanks again for letting us stay - great to be woken up by cuckoos!'
'10 out of 10 wow factor! Delightful, beautiful cottage - thank you so much for all the home comforts and the amazing location - lost for words!'