Stay near Thurso in Sutherland

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The Scottish county of Sutherland is recognised as one of the least discovered areas of outstanding natural beauty left in this crowded island of ours. Its rugged coastline and wonderful beaches remain totally unspoilt and there are many gems waiting to be explored by the tourist and resident alike. The whole area exudes peace and tranquillity, and the expression 'far from the madding crowd' could well have been penned with Sutherland in mind. At times there are more sheep and deer in the locality than people, and it is not unusual to only see a handful of cars in a morning's drive on its uncluttered roads - quite a change from most people's everyday pace of life!

This is truly a superb place to rent your Scottish highland cottage, and North Warren is a wonderful place to base your stay. The area is steeped in history for those keen to learn about ancient civilisations, and has plenty to satisfy the keen angler with lochs and rivers in close proximity, and the sea within a few hundred yards of your front door. The place is ideal for cyclists, walkers, bird watchers and for those who just want to relax, soak up the atmosphere and recharge their batteries.

  • Sleeps - 3
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 single)
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Multi fuel stove
  • Oil fired central heating
  • TV with Sky/DVD/stereo
  • Panoramic views of the coastline
  • Large garden
  • Barbeque and garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Short breaks in the low season
  • Thurso - 15 miles
  • Inverness Airport - 100 miles
  • Thurso station - 15 miles
  • Secluded beach - 1/4 mile
  • Strathy Inn with bar meals and
    takeaway service - 1 mile
  • Golf - 5 miles
  • Walking
  • Bird watching
  • Indoor swimming pool and
    leisure centre - 3 miles
  • Game fishing - local,
    Boat fishing - 15 miles


North Warren is a former croft house and dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. It has been sympathetically restored to encompass all of the modern day standards that we have come to accept, but still retains all of the charm and beauty of a by-gone age. Its newly painted exterior helps it stand out in the small group of houses that make up 'Lednagullen', and the interior has been purposely planned to create a cosy and relaxing environment in which to spend your well-earned break.

The cottage is all on one level, and consists of an entry porch, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. It is centrally heated, fully insulated and has triple glazing in the sitting room and main bedroom. The remaining windows are all double glazed. The sitting room is tastefully furnished, and has a television and a wonderful multi-fuel stove to relax in front of in the evening after a busy day, perhaps with a dram of your favourite malt!! The kitchen has been fitted with a full range of modern units including an electric oven and hob, extractor, fridge, washing machine and microwave oven. It includes all of the crockery, pans and utensils that you could possibly need during your stay. The view from the large window in the kitchen is wonderful, taking in the fields leading down to the beach at Armadale and the bay itself.

There is a gravelled parking area in front of the cottage which is adequate for several cars and a large rear garden with panoramic views of the coastline for you to enjoy in the summer evenings.


By Road: Directly on the A9, via Perth, Inverness, Lairg, Tongue, Bettyhill to Lednagullen or on the A9 from Thurso, via Reay, Melvich, Strathy to Lednagullen.

By Air: There are regular flights from the UK and the rest of Europe into Inverness Airport, where several car hire companies operate from within the airport itself. The pleasant journey to the holiday cottage takes around two hours from there.

By Rail: By Inter-City to Inverness and then by main-line connection to Thurso, where the cottage can be accessed by bus or taxi. Although this method is certainly viable, the infrequent bus service on the A9 would mean that on-going travel other than walking would not be viable, so being realistic, a vehicle is recommended for your stay in North Warren.

What's included:

Heating and electricity are included in the rental price. One bucket of coal is provided for the stove.

Bed linen and towels are provided.

Cost and availability:

The cottage is rented out all year round. Change over day is Saturday, check in 4pm, check out 10 am.

Rental periods are generally a week although short breaks are available in the low season.

To book this charming self-catering cottage near Thurso, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

North Warren, Lednagullen, Sutherland KW14 7SA Scotland

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If you want a remote holiday cottage then North Warren is perfect! Sutherland is steeped in history and there are lots of beaches and coves to explore. Fishing is plentiful on lochs and rivers and you can walk (or cycle) for miles and never see another person. The vast empty landscape is ideal if you want to get away from everything and truly relax is beautiful countryside.