Near Kinbrace, SutherlandGuest Rating
Graemachorry, which was originally a shepherd’s cottage, is a traditional house that is perfectly suited to those with a good sense of adventure who appreciate a proper break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is set off the beaten track amidst the extensive Achentoul Estate near Kinbrace (6 miles) in Sutherland.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
With beautiful views to take in all around and no other houses in sight, it is a true wilderness retreat that is ideally placed for exploring the wonderful scenery of the Flow Country.
The delightful wood-panelled sitting room (with a single bedroom off it) is kept cosy by a fire crackling away in the wood-burning stove that supplements the oil central heating. Electricity for light and power is provided by a generator and there is power to charge phones and laptops. The gas cooker in the neat kitchen with its handy breakfast bar seating provides the facility to boil water in a kettle and make toast in the grill.
From the elegant dining room a steep, narrow staircase (not suitable for those with mobility issues) leads upstairs. Two twin bedrooms and a single bedroom are laid out on this level with views out across the surrounding moorland and the chance to catch sight of deer grazing.
Expansive country views can be admired from both the cottage and garden, particularly looking south towards Loch Cuilaidh, Loch Ruathair and the rolling hills beyond. There are lots of walks straight from the front door although care should be taken with children due to the rugged landscape, burns and lochs around the cottage. The house is set up a two mile track that crosses open countryside. It is suitable for all but the lowest slung of vehicles and should be driven slowly and carefully.
The Auchentoul Estate extends to over 20,000 acres with six different lochs that are excellent for trout fishing. Salmon fishing can also be arranged in early spring on the River Helmsdale that flows from Loch Badanloch.
The train station in Kinbrace (6 miles) provides access to Helmsdale on the coast in around half an hour, where the Timespan Museum and Arts Centre offers a fascinating insight into local history and is a valuable source of genealogical information for those with family ties to the area.
At the Forsinard Flows RSPB reserve (5 miles) the vast wetlands attract a wide range of birdlife from hen harriers and greenshanks to dippers and golden plovers. A boardwalk leads out across the peatland to a viewing platform that has great expansive views of the reserve and is an ideal position to bird watch from.
The lovely sandy beach at Brora (34 miles) is a very scenic place for a walk along the shore or a spot of beachcombing. There is also an 18 hole golf course set right alongside it with some outstanding views to take in during play whilst making sure not to send the ball off swimming!
Well-known John O’Groats (52 miles) is an excellent place for wildlife spotting with colourful puffins to see as well as otters, seals, dolphins and even orcas out in the water. There is also the chance to head over as a foot passenger on the ferry to Orkney for a day of exploring and sightseeing.
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
Kitchen with gas hob and oven, fridge freezer, etc
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is by generator (INCLUDED). Heating is by oil central heating and wood-burning stove (INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 small, 2 medium, 1 large). 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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|27 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||POA|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||POA|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 01 Feb 2024||POA|
|02 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024||£595.00|
|29 Mar 2024 - 18 Apr 2024||£695.00|
|19 Apr 2024 - 02 May 2024||£595.00|
|03 May 2024 - 23 May 2024||£695.00|
|24 May 2024 - 30 May 2024||£795.00|
|31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024||£695.00|
|21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024||£795.00|
|19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024||£795.00|
|23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024||£695.00|
|13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024||£595.00|
|04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024||£695.00|
|25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||POA|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||POA|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||POA|
|06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028||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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Perfect cottage, superb location. Everything you need for a lovely holiday to get away from it all.
Professionally well presented excellent throughout everything you required to have a fantastic stay, location to die for...Read More
Fantastic location, well off the beaten track. Amazing location . Quiet and peaceful.
Great cottage and location first class. Unfortunately the only niggle was no comfy chairs in the sitting room