Near Kinbrace, Sutherland
Greamachorry, 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 Auchentoul 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 that is all around.
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 is provided by a generator so there is power to charge phones, etc but no facility for electric kettles or toasters in the neat kitchen with its handy breakfast bar seating.
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 rough 2 mile track that crosses open countryside 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 (per person)
- 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).
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|06 Jan 2022 - 03 Feb 2022||£450.00|
|04 Feb 2022 - 31 Mar 2022||£495.00|
|01 Apr 2022 - 21 Apr 2022||£595.00|
|22 Apr 2022 - 05 May 2022||£495.00|
|06 May 2022 - 26 May 2022||£595.00|
|27 May 2022 - 02 Jun 2022||£695.00|
|03 Jun 2022 - 23 Jun 2022||£595.00|
|24 Jun 2022 - 21 Jul 2022||£695.00|
|22 Jul 2022 - 25 Aug 2022||£750.00|
|26 Aug 2022 - 15 Sep 2022||£595.00|
|16 Sep 2022 - 06 Oct 2022||£495.00|
|07 Oct 2022 - 27 Oct 2022||£595.00|
|28 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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.