This pair of cottages is situated just east of the tiny settlement of Linside and overlooks the Kyle of Sutherland.
The delightful little courtyard steading was one of several model farms created by the Duke of Sutherland in 1862 and was sympathetically converted to an extremely high standard in 1993.
The traditional farmbuilding now comprises two independent cottages: the SOUTH cottage sleeping FOUR and the WEST cottagesleeping TWO. Each has central heating, double-glazing, television etc.
Both the cottages enjoy superb views over the Kyle of Sutherland (see top picture of actual view) and right over to the impressive mountain of Cul Beag on the west coast.
Since the creation of the Dornoch Firth Bridge, the Kyle of Sutherland has become a wonderfully peaceful retreat for those looking for relaxation in the heart of the Highlands.
Linsidecroy is ideal for visiting not only the east and west coasts but also the amazing northern coastline of Sutherland and Caithness. This is the place to come and stay both for those wishing to unwind and for those who would like to explore the pleasures that the area has to offer:
Birdwatchers will find themselves in paradise on the peaceful tidal Kyle equidistant between
the migratory haven of Loch Fleet to the east and the wonderful sea bird breeding colony of Handa Island off the west coast.
Walkers can explore the immediate area or, for a change of scenery, have the option of the numerous forest walks nearby, endless miles of white isolated beaches or tackle some more energetic hill walking. Click to view some walks
Botanists won’t know where to look, as there are little treasures in all directions the minute they leave the front door, and further afield, particularly at Durness, Bettyhill, Inchnadamph and Balblair Wood near Golspie.
Golfers are spoilt for choice being within easy reach of the famous Royal Dornoch course and also half a dozen others to suit varying standards, including the charming nine-hole Bonar Bridge course on the doorstep.
Gardeners will not be able to resist a trip to the world famous gardens at Inverewe and more recently established Kerrachar on the West Coast, and may also be lucky enough to coincide with some of Scotland's Garden Scheme openings within reach.
Fishers may choose from local salmon and seatrout fishing, hill loch fishing or sea angling from both east and west coasts. Dornoch Lochans provide excellent encouragement for beginners or the disheartened.
Enthusiasts will find it hard to take in everything the area has to offer from the fascinating Castle of Mey, traditional distilleries (Glenmorangie and Clynelish) and Dunrobin Castle, to John O'Groats. Among other things, you can also take in local crafts, the west coast fishing villages of Ullapool (ferries to the Outer Isles) and Lochinver as well as the historic town of Cromarty with its optional novel two-car ferry access, from which you may see the Moray Firth dolphins and but 3 miles away the Falls of Shin
Other points of note:-
- There is full Vodaphone/Orange/Cellnet reception
- Linen (duvets) is provided, but guests are asked to bring their own towels and tea towels
- Lets run from Sunday to Sunday
- The rents which include electricity range from £240 - £530 per week depending on which cottage and the time of year
- A 10% deposit is asked for with the booking and the balance will be due six weeks prior to the let
- Both cottages, if available, may be taken together with a 10% reduction
- Cottage postal address: Linsidecroy, Invershin, Sutherland, IV27 4EU.
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LINSIDECROY STEADING is situated six miles west of Bonar Bridge in Sutherland on the A837 and three miles from the Scotrail request halt at Invershin Station.