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Maggie's Croft, Strathnaver, Sutherland


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Strathnaver is a peaceful and tranquil valley nestled in the heart of north west Sutherland which offers a place of rest and adventure for those who visit. Whether you wish to get away from busy city life or simply want a home from home, Maggie's Croft delivers it all.

Abundant with trees and vegetation Strathnaver is home to many species of animal and bird, with Red Deer and Golden Eagles being amongst the most commonly sighted. The surrounding area is mainly croft land and the traditional crofting methods can be seen on a daily basis with cattle and sheep far out numbering the local population. The area is an ambler's paradise, from gentle walks along the banks of the famous River Naver to the undulating hills that surround, you cannot fail to be mesmerised and absorbed by the atmosphere. For the keen bird watcher you will spend endless hours sitting in the garden of Maggie's Croft listening to and spotting tens of different species. Even those who don't hold an ornithology interest can't help but be carried along by the bird song that is often the only sound to be heard above the flowing river and rustling trees.

Strathnaver is home to the Strathnaver Trail which links and interprets 29 archaeological sites. The Trail guides visitors around a wide range of sites, including the remains of Neolithic horned chamber cairns, Bronze Age cairns and hut circles, Iron Age brochs, Pictish carved stones and pre-Clearance townships.

If you want to be more energetic then the surrounding countryside and villages are home to an endless list of outdoor activities. To begin with you have Ben Loyal the Queen of Scottish mountains some 13 miles away, neighboured by Ben Hope, the most northern Munro. Both mountains offer a day's adventure and stunning views when you reach the summits.

The nearest village of Bettyhill, some 7 miles away, provides horse riding over miles of unspoilt beaches. Enjoy an energetic gallop at the seas edge, or a more relaxing trek with a pre arranged BBQ. There is fantastic fishing nearby - try your hand at fly fishing to land yourself a salmon or alternatively loch, river or sea to source some lovely fresh trout, bass or mackerel for a bbq back at the cottage. Surfing and sea kayaking are two of the biggest sports in the area - the swell and width of both Torrisdale and Farr beaches turn them into a surfers' paradise and attract people from all over the world.

If golf is more your thing Strathnaver is in the centre of three golf courses - Durness (with the famous hole shot over Smoo Cave), Reay and a smaller course on the town's edge. Other activities such as shooting, stalking, sailing, abseiling, cycling and guided walks are available locally. The town of Thurso is an hour's drive from Strathnaver, but locally the Post Office or Store in Bettyhill sells fuel, fishing rods, souvenirs, freshly baked bread, local papers with a friendly font of local information behind the till. A local butcher and fish van visits the village each week selling the freshest just landed seafood from the local port of Scrabster.

  • Sleeps - 7
  • Bedrooms - 4 (super king size, king size, twin and single)
  • Bathrooms - 1 + WC
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Wood burning stove
  • TV/DVD player/DVD library
  • ipod dock
  • Books and games
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Outdoor drying room with chest freezer and lockable storage
  • Garden
  • No pets
  • Bettyhill 7 miles, Thurso 35 miles
  • Airports - Wick 58 miles, Inverness 111 miles
  • Station - Thurso 35 miles
  • Pubs/restaurants - Clachan Craft Shop and cafe 7 miles, Bettyhill Hotel 15 miles, Farr Bay Inn 7 miles, Tongue Hotel 15 miles, Borgie Lodge 10 miles, Ben Loyal Hotel 15 miles
  • Golf - Durness 35 miles, Reay 25 miles, Thurso 35 miles
  • Walking, hillwalking and cycling
  • Fishing, sailing, surfing and sea kayaking
  • Shooting and stalking
  • Torrisdale Trekking - 7 miles
  • North Coast Leisure Centre - 7 miles
  • Strathnaver Museum - 7 miles

Maggie's Croft is well equipped and offers spacious and comfortable self-catering accommodation. The property is set in secluded and spacious grounds with well secured boundaries making it safe for children to play. There is a downstairs bedroom with ensuite WC which is perfect for less mobile guests.

The outdoor drying room with chest freezer and lockable storage is very useful for surf boards, golf clubs, bikes etc.

Relax in the comfortable sitting room with a wood-burning stove and enjoy the amazing views from this fabulous rural Scottish cottage!

7 miles from Bettyhill. Directions will be supplied on booking.

What's included:
Heating and logs for the stove are included in the price.
Bed linen is provided.

Cost and availability:
Maggie's Croft is rented out throughout the year.
Change over day is Saturday and check out at noon.
Weekly lets.

To book this spacious, self-catering holiday cottage near Bettyhill, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.

Maggie's Croft, Strathnaver, Kinbrace, Sutherland, KW11 6UA Scotland

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