Creag Ruadh Cottage
This spacious highland holiday cottage is situated in the heart of the scenic glen of Strathconon. It is an idyllic place to spend a Scottish holiday - there are wooded banks of the River Conon to the east and heather-covered mountains to the west. This is a very special and remote part of Scotland with the River Meig running through the glen. The views from the cottage are spectacular.
This is a perfect location for a peaceful and tranquil holiday, set in the centre of the northern Highlands. It is ideal for walking, fishing and birdwatching - and just relaxing in the amazing countryside. There are fascinating places to visit too - Strathpeffer, Castle Leod, Beauly (with its historic abbey), and Glen Ord Distillery are all close by. Inverness is only 40 minutes away, so Loch Ness, Culloden and the Caledonian Canal are easily reached. A day's trip to the Isle of Skye, Applecross Peninsula or Glen Torridon take you through yet more magnificent scenery.
There are lots of lovely walks straight from the doorstep - easy as well as more adventurous along Strathconon's mountain rim. The birdlife is abundant and golden eagles, skylarks, linnets and yellowhammers are frequently spotted. Local wildlife includes deer (red and sika), pine martens and red squirrels. Golf is another popular pursuit in the highlands and some of Scotland's finest courses are within reach of the cottage including Royal Dornoch, Brora, Tain and Nairn. Fishing abounds in the area - brown trout caught in nearby lochs and rivers are a great breakfast treat! This is an idyllic place to spend a Scottish holiday in a self-catering cottage.
- Sleeps - 4 (+1 extra on pull out
- Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
- Bathrooms - 1
- Oven, hob and grill
- Satellite TV, Digital satellite TV (freesat) with DVD player and Hi Fi system
- Pay phone
- Open fire
- Storage heaters
- Fenced garden
- Barbeque and garden furniture
- Inverness airport - 50 mins
- Railway stations - Muir of Ord and Dingwall
- both approx 30mins
- Short breaks welcome - last minute bookings.
- Dogs welcome
- The nearest village shop is in Contin, about 25 mins
Tesco 24 hrs in Dingwall
- Good pub/restaurant - Contin 25 mins
A lovely isolated cottage for a Scottish vacation in the highlands.
The cottage is all on the ground floor. There is a master bedroom, with double antique pine bed and fitted wardrobe.
The second bedroom has twin beds and an additional foldaway single bed. The lovely beamed sitting room has an open fire as well as
a new storage/convector heater so you will be cosy whatever the weather.
The large picture window looks out to the walled front garden and woodland beyond. There is comfortable furniture and satellite TV, DVD, video and a stereo system with CD/cassette/radio facility. A payphone is also available.
The newly fitted bathroom, has a bath, over bath electric power shower and wc as well as a heated towel rail
and the magnificent views that you see from every window in the cottage.
The kitchen is newly installed and very well equipped with a fridge-freezer, microwave,
integrated electric oven, hob and extractor fan,
as well as the essential holiday cottage requirement of a dishwasher!
Adjacent to the kitchen is a small utility room with a washer/dryer and an external door to side of the cottage. There is also a dining room with panoramic views to the mountain. The garden is fenced so you can relax if you have children (or dogs) playing outside.
A good bar restaurant close by is the Achilty Hotel in Contin 25 mins. Good
for Scottish food, with very friendly owners, and ideal for lunch or dinner at reasonable
prices when you want a day off from self catering!
To get to Creag Ruadh cottage, one takes the A9 North from Inverness over the Kessock
Bridge. At the Tore roundabout, take the A835 to Dingwall. At Conon Bridge,
bear left at the roundabout, staying on the A835 (signposted Ullapool). Continue
for approx 4 miles, then turn left (signposted Marybank), pass over Moy Bridge
and into Marybank. In the village, turn right on sharp bend to enter Strathconon.
The Cottage is 11 miles down this road on the left hand side (a short distance
beyond Strathconon House).
Electricity, fuel, linen and towels are all included.
Cost and availability.
Creag Ruadh cottage is available March to
December including Christmas and New Year.
Rental periods are generally a week, Saturday to Saturday, but
short breaks are welcome BUT will only be considered
within four weeks of the rental date.
To book this isolated highland self-catering cottage in Ross-shire, click the
enquiry button below and request availability and cost of rental per week.
Creag Ruadh Cottage, Strathconon, Ross-shire