Near Golspie, Sutherland
Customs House is set in a cluster of houses in an elevated position in the pretty little settlement of Littleferry right on the shore of scenic Loch Fleet on the sprawling Sutherland Estate near Golspie (3 miles).
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Guests can relax in the sitting room with a good book while the warming effects of the wood-burning stove kick in and, as it is open plan to the kitchen and dining area, it is the ideal place for socialising. The kitchen is supplemented by a utility room and there is also a handy boot cupboard.
A further dining area in the sunroom allows the rays to be enjoyed during the day and panoramic loch views to be taken in at mealtimes. From the sunroom, a door leads straight out to the garden.
The bright twin bedroom is based downstairs with a shower room just adjacent to it. An open staircase from the sitting room leads up to a delightful double bedroom (with a king-size bed) and a huge bathroom with a luxurious rolltop, claw-footed bath to enjoy a relaxing soak in.
Just outside there is seating that faces towards the loch and the sea beyond. The grassed garden that surrounds the house leads directly down to the water where BBQs can be had on the pebbly beach of the loch shore. After all, what could be more idyllic than that?
To the side of the garden the little pier that was once used by a steam ferry service can still be seen and it is a good spot to admire the water and fish below from. Walks lead off into the countryside all around and a wander around nearby Littleferry woods is particularly picturesque.
Over on the other side of the loch is the Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve where the tidal basin and surrounding forest provide the perfect habitat for a variety of wildlife. Birds, ospreys and seals call the reserve home and lovely walking trails peppered with wildflowers lead through the scenic woodland.
Golspie (3 miles) has a supermarket and several cafés, not to mention a restaurant and an excellent chippie. The Golspie Angling Club offers day tickets for fishing on Loch Fleet itself or on three local lochs.
A few miles outside Golspie is the Ben Bhraggie peak that sits at 1,300 feet above sea level and takes about 3.5 hours to climb up and back with the Sutherland Monument, that can be seen for miles around, marking the summit. For an adrenalin rush, the Highland Wildcat Mountain Bike Trails (3.5 miles) has blue, red and black trails, as well as the longest singletrack descent in the UK from the top of Ben Bhraggie.
Golfers are spoilt for choice as there is a course at Brora (9 miles), two links courses at Dornoch (13 miles) and another links course at Tain (18 miles). The Brora Heritage Centre offers an insight into the village’s interesting past and even has resources for tracking genealogy for those with family ties to the area.
A great coastal walk leads from Brora back down to Golspie and fishing boat trips out on Loch Brora can be arranged. Those on the whisky trail will enjoy a tour around the Clynelish Distillery (10 miles) or the famous Glen Morangie Distillery at Tain.
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.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV, CD Player, electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Utility room with counter top freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath and hand shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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 4|
|18 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£750.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£650.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£595.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£650.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£550.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£850.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£850.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£575.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£595.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£695.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£595.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£695.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£795.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£695.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£795.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£695.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£595.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£695.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£575.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£895.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£895.00|
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.