Thursday, 25 February 2016

Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottage Recommendations Brora

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

Ataireachd Ard seaside cottage close to the sea in the pretty Highland village of Brora. Every window overlooks the sea, the views of the sea and sky are ever changing. The cottage has a lounge with the option of an open fire for winter evenings, Smart TV, with BT Vision, DVD, ample comfortable seating and a second window looking towards Brora's famous Golf Course. There is a separate dining room with a second TV and a roomy kitchen with table and all mod cons including full-size freezer, fridge, modern hob and oven, washer and tumbler. The kitchen opens on to an enclosed garden.There is also a bathroom with bath and shower. Upstairs there is a large en-suite bedroom with king size bed, with a folding bed and travel cot, and a second window facing the golf course and pretty River Brora. The en-suite has a second shower. The bright pretty middle room has a double bed and the end room has 3 single beds. All these bedrooms face the sea. The cottage is called Ataireachd Ard which means surging waters in Gaelic. Sea and sky feels all around. It is a peaceful haven for walkers, golfers, bird watchers, fishing or travellers, yet is minutes from all amenities. Forget the car. You can even visit Orkney Islands for a day from Brora. Brora is a small industrial village having at one time a coal pit, boat building, salt pans, fish curing, lemonade factory, the new Clynelish Whisky Distillery, as well as the old Clynelish distillery which is now called the Brora distillery.

The Old House can sleep 6 comfortably in one twin and two queen size bed rooms. There is both a bathroom and a shower room and full oil central heating throughout the property. There is a spacious lounge with sky satellite television, adjoining conservatory, dining room, fully fitted kitchen and large utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. To the rear of the cottage, there is a large garden with private car parking. The property is adjacent to the 12th tee at James Braid's Traditional Links Course at Brora. Other courses nearby include, Golspie, Tain and the Championship Course at Royal Dornoch. The cottage is situated about one and a half miles outside the village of Brora where there are hotels, restaurants, shops and a supermarket. Inverness in one hour away by road.

Dorus Dearg is an old traditional croft house situated in the small elevated hamlet of Badnellan two miles from the coastal town of Brora with the spectacular combination of mountain and panoramic sea views across the Dornoch and Moray Firths. Dorus Dearg, meaning, Red Door, in Gaelic, was built in 1881 and has been in our family since the mid 1930's. Over the years it has been refurbished and enlarged sympathetically to its present comfortable condition. A double and a twin bedroom, both with wash basins, and an outside annexe with twin beds, no internal access, allows accommodation for up to 6 guests. There is a sitting room with an open fire and dining area with bay window from which to enjoy the scenery. There is one bathroom, with bath and shower and a good kitchen. The whole property is in good order and stands in its own several acres of woodland and pasture. Well positioned for walking, fishing, bird watching, golf and the beach this is an ideal location for family, sporting and recreational holidays. fishing on the rivers Brora and Helmsdale, and on the many nearby lochs is available through local agents. Sea fishing is also easily arranged. Even if you are not too successful with your catches, the surrounding magical countryside more than makes up for it. Birdlife is plentiful, with both inland native species and large numbers of sea birds at shore and sea loch. The local golf links in Brora is a well laid out course in a magnificent setting overlooking the sea and only a few minutes drive away. Brora is one of several attractive towns on the UK's most north easterly coastline linked by the A9 from Inverness to the south and John O'Groats to the north. There is a working harbour, variety of shops including a well stocked supermarket and several restaurants and cafes. There is even an Italian ice cream parlour dating from the second world war. The golf course and harbour are both a short walk from the town centre. Weekly bookings Sunday to Sunday or short breaks by arrangement.

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