Brora, Near Golspie, SutherlandGuest Rating
Set in an elevated position to make the very most of its delightful, panoramic sea vistas is Croft Stones, a charming detached house near Helmsdale (5 miles) on Sutherland’s east coast.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
Once inside the coastal scene is spread out before you in the incredibly spacious sitting room where the windows on three sides show off the views out across the surrounding croft land to the sea. At the heart of the room a wood-burning stove crackles away in a rustic stone feature fireplace, keeping everything nice and cosy while sliding doors open out to the pretty garden.
The kitchen is partly open plan to the lovely dining area, with further doors lead out to the garden, so it is ideal for enjoying lingering evening meals or planning the day’s activities over a hearty breakfast. Laundry facilities can be found in the utility room opposite the kitchen and there is also a modern shower room on this level.
A twin bedroom has been laid out downstairs and heading upstairs there are two more bedrooms. The double room has a window seat for further admiration of the gorgeous views and, as well as an en suite shower room, it has a dressing room/walk-in wardrobe with lots of useful storage. The second twin room has an en suite bathroom and yet more of those wonderful sea views.
A large garden surrounds the house with a patio and sloping grassed lawns with steep bankings in places (care to be taken with children). The driveway is also quite steep and curved so it should be driven slowly down to the parking area right by the door. There is parking at the top of the drive if preferred in adverse weather conditions.
Croft Stones is less than a mile from the scenic coastline that has beautiful, unspoilt sandy beaches dotted all along it that are often completely deserted. Sea fishing can be arranged by request or time can be whiled away walking, doing yoga on the sands or beachcombing for treasures.
The house also has access to a ‘secret beach’ in easy walking distance where seals can often be seen basking and you may well have the mile and a half stretch of sand all to yourself.
There is a small grocery shop in Helmsdale (5 miles) as well as a pub/restaurant and the Timespan Museum and Arts Centre that offers a fascinating insight into the town’s history and displays work from local and national artists.
Brora (7 miles) has a supermarket and a couple of eateries and with train stations in both Brora and Helmsdale it is easy to head into Inverness for a day trip, arriving in under 2 hours.
Golfers will be spoilt for choice with different courses to try out from the 9 hole course at Helmsdale to the 18 hole Championship Links Course at Brora that was designed by James Braid. Further down the coast at Dornoch (23 miles) the Royal Dornoch Club offers the choice of its Championship Course or Struie Course, both of which have 18 holes.
Mountain bikers will enjoy a visit to the Highland Wildcat Trails just outside Golspie (13 miles) where the longest singletrack descent in the UK can be tackled along with red or blue trails and a more family friendly cycle path for beginners.
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 (5 steps down) with wood-burning stove, TV and patio doors to garden
Kitchen/dining room with gas double oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and small freezer
Shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size) en suite wet-room with shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating, oil Rayburn and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 small dogs, 2 medium dogs, 2 large dogs, 2 cats). 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).
From 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 09/09/2022 to 12/09/2022
From 02/09/2022 to 05/09/2022
From 19/08/2022 to 21/08/2022
From 26/08/2022 to 29/08/2022
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|24 Jul 2022 - 27 Aug 2022||£1,295.00|
|28 Aug 2022 - 17 Sep 2022||£1,050.00|
|18 Sep 2022 - 08 Oct 2022||£950.00|
|09 Oct 2022 - 29 Oct 2022||£1,050.00|
|30 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£850.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£1,195.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£1,195.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 04 Feb 2023||POA|
|05 Feb 2023 - 01 Apr 2023||POA|
|02 Apr 2023 - 22 Apr 2023||POA|
|23 Apr 2023 - 06 May 2023||POA|
|07 May 2023 - 27 May 2023||POA|
|28 May 2023 - 03 Jun 2023||POA|
|04 Jun 2023 - 24 Jun 2023||POA|
|25 Jun 2023 - 22 Jul 2023||POA|
|23 Jul 2023 - 26 Aug 2023||POA|
|27 Aug 2023 - 16 Sep 2023||POA|
|17 Sep 2023 - 07 Oct 2023||POA|
|08 Oct 2023 - 28 Oct 2023||POA|
|29 Oct 2023 - 18 Dec 2023||POA|
|19 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||POA|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||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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Very enjoyable and relaxing stay at a lovely house. Thanks to the owner for the sweet peas and hen eggs!
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