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Farr Croft Cottage

Near Bettyhill, Sutherland

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Farr Croft Cottage is a detached, stonebuilt cottage set in an elevated coastal position designed to make the very most of its views, just 5 minutes’ walk from a gorgeous sandy beach in the tiny hamlet of Farr near Bettyhill (3 miles) in Sutherland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

This traditional holiday cottage, which was once a crofthouse, really makes the perfect base for exploring the area and, in particular, the wonderful beaches nearby.

An open fire in the sitting room supplements the oil central heating and keeps it nice and cosy, with comfortable seating to enjoy it from whilst planning activities for the rest of your stay. At the heart of the house is a large, modern kitchen with everything easily to hand for family meals at the charming dining area.

In the hall and staircase the natural wood has been retained and there is also a small sun porch at the entrance and a spacious shower room laid out under the stairs. The three bedrooms are all upstairs with a steep step up to the neat single bedroom from the staircase (care to be taken), an attractive double bedroom and a light and bright twin bedroom that you can see the sea from.

To the front of the cottage the enclosed sloping garden is great for children and dogs, with seating that has been set up for admiring the beautiful coastal views.

Map & Local

One of the first activities on the agenda will surely be to take the short walk down to the footpath that leads down to Farr beach which, despite its name, is in easy walking distance just half a mile away.

The beach is a delightful place to spend sunny days walking, beach combing, rock pooling or perhaps even windsurfing. As it is so far North it is possible, in the right conditions, to catch a glimpse of the stunning Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

Bettyhill (3 miles) also has a beach and the choice of either the Bettyhill Hotel or the Farr Bay Inn to eat at for a welcome break from cooking. At Melvich (12.5 miles) there is yet another lovely beach and the Halladale Inn that serves delicious meals and has a fine selection of whiskies to sample.

A very picturesque coastal drive (approx. 45 minutes) takes you east to Thurso (30 miles) for supermarket shopping or a visit to the Castle and Gardens of Mey. Along the way in Reay there is a pretty 18 hole links golf course that has wonderful sea vistas to admire whilst playing.

Get out and about by bike on the quiet roads around the cottage or try out the Borgie Glen Forest Road mountain bike trail (10.5 miles). Make sure to stop to see ‘The Unknown’, an interesting cast iron sculpture created by Scottish sculptor Kenny Hunter.

The blanket bog of the RSPB Forsinard Flows reserve (28 miles) is home to many birds including hen harriers, golden plovers, dippers and greenshanks. A boardwalk leads out across the marshland to a viewing tower which allows visitors to climb up for a real sense of the extent of this fascinating landscape.

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/DVD
Kitchen/dining room with electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Porch with tumble dryer
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels


Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (coal starter pack INCLUDED). A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at the property (2 large dogs, 2 medium dogs, 2 small dogs, 2 cats, or 2 other pets). 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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 05 Oct 19 From 05/10/2019 to 07/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 21 Sep 19 From 21/09/2019 to 23/09/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 28 Sep 19 From 28/09/2019 to 30/09/2019
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £395.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £465.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £345.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £545.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £545.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 £345.00
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 £395.00
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 £465.00
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 £395.00
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 £465.00
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 £545.00
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 £465.00
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 £545.00
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £465.00
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 £395.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £465.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £345.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £545.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £545.00
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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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