Thursday, 25 February 2016

Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottage Recommendations Scourie

Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendation in Scourie, Sutherland, Scotland.

Cnoclochan is a spacious bungalow set on a hillside overlooking the North West Highlands village of Scourie, with panoramic views of the surrounding hills and over the beautiful Scourie bay out to Handa Island. Cnoclochan has three bedrooms sleeping six and the facility to sleep two more. There is one bathroom, with shower, and the master bedroom has an en suite shower room. There is a well equipped dining kitchen with views onto the village crofts and hills beyond. The utility room contains the washing machine, freezer and spare sink. The main room of the house is the large lounge with dining area, dining table will seat 8, which enjoys the aforementioned spectacular sea views over Handa. The lounge contains a log fire, several well stocked bookcases, including plenty of board games and DVDs, and a TV/DVD player. The lounge has a feature wall with a huge map of North Scotland made up from OS maps. Outside, there is an enclosed garden area and a small copse of native trees, with the immaculately maintained (though infrequently used) football/shinty pitch and enclosed children’s play area, a minute's walk away. A footpath gives easy access from the house to the beach and village centre, both around a ten minute walk. For bird and wildlife lovers there is a viewing hut looking over the bay. The village centre consists of a well stocked shop, which includes an off licence and post office, hotel with bar and an outdoor/fishing shop which also has 24 hour petrol pumps. Trout fishing licences for the local lochs can be purchased here. The nearby island of Handa is a nature reserve and the site of a large seabird colony, including puffins, skuas, guillemots and razorbills. Fishing is a popular attraction due to the large number of freshwater lochs in the remote area.

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