Welcome to Sarsgrum, a detached property nestling beside the sea estuary, the Kyle of Durness, in the breathtaking landscapes of northern Sutherland. With fantastic vistas of the surrounding countryside through its many large windows, this cottage is a perfect getaway for both relaxation and adventure.
Enter through the back door from the driveway behind the house, which overlooks the Kyle, into the spacious open plan living space. The large dining-table is perfectly positioned by the full width picture window so that you can watch the tidal waters ebb and flow, spot wildlife or just wonder at the changing colours of the sky while enjoying a meal at any time of day, an ideal place to while away time and make plans for further adventures.
The kitchen, with its handy moveable island, is well-equipped and has plenty of space. Whether you are an experienced cook or not, the kitchen includes everything you need to cater to your culinary desires. The sitting-area offers another inviting space, where you can sink into comfortable armchairs or the sofa in front of the wood-burner to share stories of the day's adventures or simply revel in each other's company while marvelling at the panoramic views stretching before you.
Through the hall you will find the very useful utility and shower-room, perfect to store muddy boots, picnic baskets or sports equipment.
After a day of outdoor activities relax in the snug which provides a cosy retreat to unwind. Sink into plush sofas, grab a book from the shelf or engage in lively conversations with your loved ones. It's the perfect spot to enjoy a cup of tea or hot cocoa. The large window seat looks out through the window at the Kyle and across to Cape Wrath.
Make your way upstairs to the three lovely bedrooms, providing comfortable and stylish accommodation for family and friends. Each room is thoughtfully designed to ensure a peaceful night's sleep after an exciting day exploring the area. The large family bathroom is situated on this floor.
Step outside and you will be met by the smell of the sea. The beach is only steps away and the views in all directions of water, mountains and green hills are so beautiful that they seem unreal. There is plenty of parking and an outdoor table and chairs to enjoy al fresco dining or simply sit under the clear night sky and study the stars.
For those who love the great outdoors, Sarsgrum offers a wealth of opportunities. To the east of the Kyle in the Durness area, and down the west coast past Kinlochbervie to Scourie and Lochinver, there are many beautiful and uncrowded beaches and coves to visit, the nearest being Balnakeil with its wide sandy beach and Sango Bay where the turquoise waves crash onto the rocks. You could even brave the zip wire over the beach.
The limestone trout lochs of Durness, immediately behind the Cape Wrath Lodge and Keoldale Farm, which face Sarsgrum across the Kyle, are famous in the fishing world. Licences to fish these and the Kyle for sea trout and salmon are easily obtained and fishing from the banks of the hill lochs, provided they have not been stocked, is free.
In this area is an abundance of farming and wildlife and you are likely to meet with sheep, highland cows, stags and hinds with calves. If you are lucky you may see golden and sea eagles, puffins, oystercatchers, otters and many other small migrant birds.
Whether you're seeking a tranquil retreat or an action-packed adventure, this cottage caters to all. With its incredible views, proximity to the outdoors, and welcoming interior, it promises an unforgettable experience for you, your family, and your friends.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Snug with TV and wood-burner effect electric stove
Utility/Shower-room with washing machine, tumble-drier, shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 3 with single bed (3') and single trundle bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
There is a pond in the field, please supervise children in this area (please note this may dry up during the summer months). There are sloping ceilings in the bedrooms, please be careful. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Garden furniture
- 8 electric thermostatic radiators
- Logs for wood-burner
Welcome to Sarsgrum a stylish, traditional home in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and right on the bank of the loch.
Now that's what you call a view !
Snuggle up in the cosy sitting-room.
Retire to the peaceful main bedroom.
The perfect place for breakfast.
Sarsgrum from the road, on the famous the NC500 route.
Through the kitchen window, the stunning Kyle of Durness.
A great sized kitchen with loads of room for everyone
Add some local fish to the menu
A view to cook by.
The lovely kitchen/dining-space.
Brew up a warming morning coffee.
The cosy living-room with wood-burner.
Enjoy time together in front of the wood-burner.
Relax while planning tomorrow's activities.
The large utility/shower-room on the ground floor has space to hang your clothes after a walk in the hills.
The snug is a great place to rest and recover after the sightseeing excursions.
Or just watch the tide ebb and flow.
Your four-legged friends are most welcome.
Bedroom one has a comfy king-size bed and delightful views from the Velux window.
This single bedroom is great for kids. There's a trundle bed too.
Count the sheep on the hills before falling asleep.
The spacious family bathroom with bath and separate shower has more views.
The bright and airy twin bedroom.
Views of the changing scenery through the Velux windows.
Make the most of the outdoors, enjoy a meal while bird watching.
The view from the spacious parking-area.
There are views of the sheep on the hills.
The glorious Scottish Highlands.
Take a visit to the nearby Sango Bay with its turquoise sea.
Or take a walk on Balnakeil beach with its wide expanse of almost white sand.
And maybe spot the local wildlife - this is Du'fa - meaning 'one of the nine daughters' of the sea' (Norse).