Birch Cottage, Glenrossal Estate, Lairg, Sutherland

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Situated by Rosehall in tranquil Glencassley, Birch Cottage overlooks the river and is an idyllic setting for the sporting fisherman, wildlife enthusiasts, hill walkers, cyclists and visitors who wish to explore the Highlands and all that the area has to offer.

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

The scenic beauty will inspire any artist or photographer and there are many interesting walks nearby to suit all levels of fitness and ability. Wildlife sightings are regularly made of red deer, sika deer, ospreys, peregrine falcons, buzzards, golden eagle and even the more elusive cuckoo.

Birch Cottage is well positioned for exploring both the east and west coasts. The east coast has several small towns with beautiful beaches, plenty of restaurants and some excellent golf courses. The west coast has more dramatic scenery and several mountains for the hill walking enthusiast, the town of Ullapool is also a very popular attraction.

Golfers are in for a treat with the championship course Royal Dornoch, regarded as one of the best links courses in the world, only 25 miles away. Golspie, Tain and Brora offer 18 hole courses in traditional Scottish links style. The nearest course to Birch 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 has hosted the Scottish Open and Nairn Golf Club has had the Walker Cup.

With the Achness Hotel less than one mile away, a short walk, it is very convenient for those who would like to dine out without having to drive too far. This is a gorgeous place just to relax and soak up the stunning scenery too!

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1 bathroom with shower, 1 WC
  • Dishwasher
  • Shared laundry room with two washing machines,
    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
  • Wood burning stove
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Garden overlooking the river with
    gas BBQ and garden furniture
  • Pets welcome
  • Semi-detached with
    Rowan cottage sleeping 5 >>
  • Rosehall village 1 mile, Lairg 9 miles,
    Bonar Bridge 11 miles
  • Inverness Airport 68 miles
  • The Achness Hotel, bar meals/restaurant 1 mile
  • 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 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


Birch Cottage is situated on the Glenrossal Estate in an idyllic spot with a garden which overlooks the river.

The cottage is well appointed with an attractive open plan living/kitchen area. The kitchen is newly fitted with an induction hob, electric oven, microwave and dishwasher. There is a wooden kitchen table and chairs with plenty of space for four. The living area has comfortable seating and a cosy wood burning stove with an ample supply of logs and kindling provided. Also downstairs is a convenient WC.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms, one double and one twin. The bathroom has a shower and bath and all bed linen and towels are provided.


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. Birch 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, picnic hampers and a radio.
Inside pay phone.
High chair/cot on request.
Pets welcome but please bring own bedding.

Cost and availability:

Birch Cottage is rented out from April to November. Change over day is Sunday. Check out by 10am.
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Birch Cottage, Glenrossal Estate, Rosehall, Sutherland, IV27 4BG Scotland

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Perfect accommodation for a fishing holiday!

Overlooking a superb salmon river, this is an ideal cottage with fishing. Glenrossal is a beautiful estate with walking, cycling, birdwatching and wildlife watching on the doorstep. This Sutherland cottage for 4 is very comfortable and well appointed and a great place to unwind.