Rowan Cottage
Glenrossal Estate, Lairg

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Situated in Glencassley, Rowan Cottage has a delightful riverside location and provides a perfect viewpoint from which to see the salmon making their way upstream. The glen is a wonderful place to relax and get away from it all.

In the heart of Sutherland near Lairg, it is also the perfect base for a highland holiday. Both the east and west coasts can be explored with ease. The east coast has several small towns with beautiful beaches, plenty of good cafes and restaurants and some excellent golf courses. The west coast has more dramatic scenery and hill walking enthusiasts will enjoy the mountains, and the town of Ullapool is also a very popular attraction.

The local area is a real paradise for those keen on fishing. The estate has its own 2 1/2 mile beat of double bank salmon fishing on the River Cassley and fishing, when available, can be arranged on a weekly basis through the estate. Also close by is the River Oykel with the Shin and Carron just a short drive away. There are also several lochs in the area which provide enjoyable wild brown trout fishing.

If golf is your preference then you are in for a real treat with the selection of courses within easy reach. The nearest course to Rowan Cottage is Bonar Bridge which is a charming and challenging inland 9 hole course. A little further afield are two more excellent links courses: Castle Stuart near Inverness and Nairn Golf Club. The championship course Royal Dornoch, which is regarded as one of the best links courses in the world, is only 25 miles away and Golspie, Tain and Brora all offer 18 hole courses in traditional Scottish links style.

The surrounding scenery and the resident wildlife make the area extra special for wildlife enthusiasts, artists and photographers. Keep an eye out for red deer, sika deer, ospreys, peregrine falcons, buzzards, golden eagle and even if you don't see it, you may well hear the more elusive cuckoo.

  • Sleeps - 5
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single)
  • Bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower upstairs,
    1 WC downstairs
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared laundry room at back -
    two washing machines, condenser dryer
    and chest freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player (no TV reception)
  • CD player and radio
  • Inside pay phone
  • WiFi is available at the local hotel, 1 mile
  • Open fire - coal, logs and kindlers included
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Garden overlooking the river with
    gas BBQ and garden furniture
  • Pets welcome
  • Semi-detached with
  • Rosehall village 1 mile, Lairg 9 miles,
    Bonar Bridge 11 miles
  • Inverness Airport 68 miles
  • The Achness Hotel, bar meals/restaurant - 1 mile,
    The Oykel Bridge Hotel - 5.5 miles,
    The Crannag Restaurant, Bonar Bridge - 13 miles
  • Bonar Bridge Golf Course (9 holes)- 11 miles,
    Royal Dornoch Golf Course - 25 miles,
    Tain Golf Course - 28 miles,
    Brora Golf Course - 33 miles
  • Golspie Golf Course and
    award winning beaches - 27 miles
  • Salmon and brown trout fishing
  • Cycling
  • Cassley Falls - 1/2 mile
  • Rosehall Trails - 1 mile
  • Lairg Visitor and Tourist Information Centre - 9 miles
  • Dunrobin Castle, Golspie
  • Dornoch - historic town, gift shops, beach, walks
  • Tain - supermarkets, restaurants


Beautifully converted from an original farm building, Rowan Cottage is equipped to a high standard and overlooks the famous Cassley River.

The cottage has three comfortable bedrooms and sleeps 5. There is a single bedroom downstairs (along with a convenient WC) and a double bedroom and twin bedroom upstairs. Also upstairs is a family bathroom with a bath and shower.

Downstairs the living/kitchen area has an open fire, perfect for relaxing in front of after a day out on the hills or fishing on the river. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric induction cooker, dishwasher and microwave. It is furnished with a wooden kitchen table and chairs. There is a laundry room at the back which has shared use with neighbouring Birch Cottage. The laundry consists of two washing machines, condenser dryer and chest freezer.

Outside the garden is overlooking the river with garden furniture and BBQ. Being on the riverside provides a perfect viewpoint from which to see the salmon making their way upstream. However, this situation means that young children should be supervised as the river is deep in places and quite fast-flowing.


To reach Glenrossal from Inverness head north on the A9. After 17 miles turn left onto the B9176 at the Skiach Petrol Station and drive to Bonar Bridge via Ardgay.

Cross the Bonar Bridge and turn left immediately onto the A836. Drive four miles and take the left junction to Ullapool, Lochinver and Rosehall along the A837.

Take a left turn at the Invershin Power station and follow the road to Rosehall. Approaching Rosehall turn right at the Achness Hotel and continue for 1 mile to Glenrossal Estate. Rowan Cottage is situated on your right.

What's included:

Central heating and logs and kindling for the stove are included.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
There is a barbeque and picnic hampers.
High chair/cot on request.
Pets welcome but please bring own bedding.

Cost and availability:

Rowan Cottage is rented out from April to November. Change over day is Sunday. Check out by 10am.
Weekly lets.

To book this delightful self catering cottage on the Glenrossal Estate click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

Rowan Cottage, Glenrossal Estate, Rosehall, Sutherland, IV27 4BG Scotland

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This is a lovely cottage on a beautiful highland estate and a great place to stay for a Sutherland self-catering holiday. Glenrossal has an amazing salmon river going through it, hill lochs with brown trout and lots to see nearby too. This holiday cottage without TV or WiFi offers a great place to escape from modern stresses - there is WiFi just a mile away though in case you really need to plug in!