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Cathair Dhubh Estate, Thistle Cottage - A gorgeous seaside getaway

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
The Cathair Dhubh Estate is tucked into the rugged Sutherland coastline on the NC500 between the villages of Lochinver and Clachtoll. Nestling in the heart of the spectacular Assynt countryside, it is a haven for wildlife lovers, hikers, fishermen, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, not to mention those families looking for white, sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. At Cathair Dhubh Estate the views are simply amazing! Bring your binoculars and you could be watching whales, basking sharks, porpoises and dolphins all from your window! The Estate houses five lovely self-catering properties which are all listed on TripAdvisor. Thistle is a cosy semi-detached cottage looking out over Achmelvich Bay. The cottage has two bedrooms; a double and a twin. It has a good sized family bath...The Cathair Dhubh Estate is tucked into the rugged Sutherland coastline on the NC500 between the villages of Lochinver and Clachtoll. Nestling in the heart of the spectacular Assynt countryside, it is a haven for wildlife lovers, hikers, fishermen, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, not to mention those families looking for white, sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. At Cathair Dhubh Estate the views are simply amazing! Bring your binoculars and you could be watching whales, basking sharks, porpoises and dolphins all from your window! The Estate houses five lovely self-catering properties which are all listed on TripAdvisor. Thistle is a cosy semi-detached cottage looking out over Achmelvich Bay. The cottage has two bedrooms; a double and a twin. It has a good sized family bathroom. There is a fully-fitted and well-equipped kitchen, incorporating an oven, hob and microwave, together with a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The open plan lounge and dining area provides a comfy place to relax and is equipped with satellite TV and DVD player and CD radio. We do have Wifi, but in the spirit of getting away from it all, it is quite basic and at times, elusive! There are patio doors leading to outside seating where you can experience the breathtaking views.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Dogs are welcome at Thistle Cottage by prior agreement with Kate and/or Gary. Dogs must be kept under control at all times and must not cause a nuisance to other guests staying at the Cathair Dhubh Estate. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or in the bedrooms and are not to be left alone in the property.
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Kate Watson (Property Manager Cathair Dhubh Ltd.)
Hosting since November 2019
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Inverness Airport
63.9 mi

Stornoway Airport
37.4 mi
How to get there
From Inverness (approx. 2 hours) From Inverness, take the A9 north across the Kessock suspension bridge. At the first roundabout (Tore), take the second exit onto the A835 to Ullapool. At the next roundabout, continue ahead on the A835 signposted to Ullapool. This road will take you through the small hamlets of Contin, Tarvie and Garve and then along the side of Loch Glascarnoch. Once in Ullapool, the A835 takes a sharp right turn after the filling station. Continue north on this road signposted to Lochinver. After approximately 19 miles, you will reach Ledmore Junction where you turn left, continuing on the A835 to Lochinver. About half a mile outside Lochinver, turn right onto the B869 signposted to Clachtoll, Stoer and Drumbeg. Continue along this road for approximately 3 miles, ignoring the left turn signposted to Achmelvich at the stony bridge. Continue up the hill, past the spectacular view point and down the other side. You will soon see a sign for the Cathair Dhubh Estate on your left next to our private driveway, which leads away from the road to where the cottages are nestled by the sea. From Durness Take the A838 south to Laxford Bridge where the road continues as the A894 to Scourie. Continue south through Scourie and Kylesku and on to the junction with the A835. Turn right here following the signposts to Lochinver and directions as above. By air Inverness airport is approximately two hours drive away and there are a variety of low cost hire car options available at the airport. There are regular flights from Gatwick, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Luton through Easyjet and Flybe. By rail Inverness is the nearest railway station and there is a direct daily service from London Euston, plus a sleeper service. There are also frequent trains from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Car hire is available at Inverness.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 9 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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