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Fruachan Cottage
Lairg, Sutherland


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Achnahanat is a traditional farmhouse situated overlooking one of the best salmon rivers in Scotland. In the heart of the highlands and on the western fringe of the Dornoch Firth National Scenic Area, it is ideally placed to explore east, west and far north coasts. Whether you want an active break, walking, biking and exploring, or are interested in wildlife, you will be spoilt for choice. Close enough to explore the amazing flat lands of the Flow Country in Caithness and Sutherland, one of Europe's last great wild places, the house is only a few miles away from Shin Falls and the Alladale Estate (BBC The Real Monarch of the Glen). Not surprisingly, wildlife abounds and you might see dolphins, seals, whales, eagles, deer and more.

The croft is a lovely place to relax, with hundreds of books and the opportunity to either eat out at some very good cafes and restaurants, or enjoy cooking in the well-equipped kitchen. If heritage is your thing, there are a number of grand houses and ruined castles to explore, as well as the exciting new Culloden Battlefield visitor centre and exhibition. This part of Sutherland is surrounded with great walks; from easy strolls along the beach to longer walks through the woods or challenging scrambles up Munroes and Corbetts.

Situated in a tranquil backwater, this relaxed highland holiday home is a calm retreat from the hurly burly of the modern world.

Fruachan Cottage is located on a private highland estate extending to 27,200 acres set within breath taking scenery along the banks of Loch Shin. The estate is located within the county of Sutherland in the north of Scotland and lies north west of the small, picturesque, rural village of Lairg. Holidaying at Sallachy Estate provides the ideal location to enjoy the beauty and the tranquility of the Scottish Highlands, an ideal holiday destination for all.

Sutherland offers the tourist many activities to make your stay an unforgettable experience, many of the activities can be carried out within the estate. The land of the estate rises from the shores of Loch Shin, an excellent fishing loch which stretches for 23 miles into the rugged heart of west Sutherland. The estate is home to a variety of wildlife, including otters, pine martins, wild cats, red, roe and sika deer, red and black throated divers, ospreys, golden eagle, hen harrier, peregrine and red grouse. There are a number of secluded mountain lochs with wild brown trout for fishing as well as fishing on Loch Shin. Also by prior arrangement there is Red deer and Sika for stalking during the season.

Due to its location in central Sutherland, Sallachy Estate is a great base for touring the north of Scotland: it's less than a 2 hours beautiful drive to the magnificent cliffs and beaches of the far north coast of Scotland. Other attractions in the area include 6 golf courses, one of which is a championship course at Royal Dornoch, 4 local whisky distilleries (including the well known Glenmorangie of Tain), ancient Dunrobin Castle, numerous brochs (iron age structures), pony trekking and breathtaking beaches.

  • Sleeps - 6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (3 twins)
  • Bathrooms - 1 bathroom, 1 ensuite shower room
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • TV with DVD (no TV reception), DVD player
  • Wood burning stove in sitting room
  • Under floor heating through out
  • Cot and high chair available
  • 1 well behaved dog allowed downstairs
  • Short breaks and longer lets
  • Lairg - 6 miles
  • Inverness Airport - 60 miles
  • Lairg Railway station - 8 miles
  • Pubs/restaurants - Lairg 6 miles
  • Trout Fishing and stalking on the sstate
  • Hiking and walking on the estate
  • Iron Age Broch nearby
  • Bonar Bridge Golf Course - 11 miles
  • Falls of Shin visitor centre and restaurant - 5 miles
  • Dunrobin Castle - 22 miles
  • Glenmorangie Whisky distillery - 25 miles
  • Pony trekking - 11 and 24 miles
  • Beautiful Beaches - 24 miles
  • Dolphin Trips - 48 miles

Bank, Post office, local shops, Tweed shop, Pharmacy - 6 miles, swimming pool - 20 miles. One well behaved dog allowed downstairs. Dogs must be kept on a lead in the immediate vicinity of the cottage but can be let off the lead through the next set of deer gates.

Fruachan Cottage is Gaelic for heathery knoll and is a 3 bedroom new-build traditional stone property, which retains the character of the estate and has stunning views over Loch Shin. The cottage is warm and cosy and has a secluded peaceful location with no through traffic. It's a truly beautiful spot where deer can be seen regularly grazing around the cottage.

The property is over two floors and sleeps 6 comfortably and has a large sitting room with a double aspect view towards the loch and to the front of the house. There is a log burning stove. There is a modern kitchen/dining room with a large utility and drying room, also, there is a downstairs toilet and cloak room with lockable gun cabinet. The stairway with picture window leads to a bathroom with separate shower, three bedrooms, one with an en-suite. The accommodation is heated by an environmentally-friendly wood burning boiler providing under floor heating throughout.

Take A9 to Inverness. Continue north on A9 towards Alness. Take B9176 Struie road direction Bonar Bridge. Turn on to A836 heading North West direction Ardgay. Drive through Ardgay to Bonar bridge. Immediately after bridge turn left heading North still on A836 direction Lairg. In Lairg take first left over the bridge and past Petrol station on A839 direction Ullapool. After 1.5 miles turn right on to single track signposted �Sallachy 3 miles� Continue on this road for 3 miles, on to the unmetalled track at Sallachy Lodge and through the deer gate and another 150m to Fruachan Cottage.

What's included:
All heating is included. Bed linen, towels and toiletries are provided. There is no charge made for pets.

Cost and availability.
This Sutherland cottage is rented out year round. Sunday is change over day with check in after 4pm and check out by 10am. Short breaks are available, please enquire. Also longer lets are welcome. The cottage is a non-smoking property. Wine delivery can be arranged prior to your visit.

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Fruachan Cottage, Sallachy Estate
Lairg, Sutherland
IV27 4EF Scotland.

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