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Orchid Cottage - sea and mountain views!

SuperhostHighland, Scotland, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Kate
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath

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The Cathair Dhubh Estate is tucked into the rugged Sutherland coastline on the NC500 between the villages of Lochinver and Clachtoll.

Nestling in the heart of the spectacular Assynt countryside, it is a haven for wildlife lovers, hikers, fishermen, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, not to mention those families looking for white, sandy beaches and crystal blue waters.

The space
At Cathair Dhubh Estate the views are simply amazing! Bring your binoculars and you could be watching whales, basking sharks, porpoises and dolphins all from your window!

The Estate houses five lovely, self-catering cottages which are listed on Airbnb. Orchid cottage is a cosy semi-detached property looking south over beautiful Achmelvich Bay and to the distant mountains beyond. The cottage has 2 bedrooms; a double and a twin. It has a good sized family bathroom. There is a fully-fitted kitchen, incorporating an oven, hob and microwave, together with a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. The open plan lounge and dining area provide a comfy place to relax and is equipped with satellite TV and DVD player and CD radio. We do have Wifi, but in the spirit of getting away from it all, it is quite basic and at times, elusive!
There are patios leading to outside seating where you can experience the breathtaking views.

Guest access
Guests have access to the entirety of Orchid Cottage.

Other things to note
The Cathair Dhubh Estate is located in rugged croft land. There are rocky outcrops, steep slopes and the ground is frequently uneven. Guests are responsible for their own safety while on site - both indoors and outside.
The quality of our Wifi service is limited by local infrastructure and affected by weather conditions. It can be intermittent and very slow. We therefore do not recommend that you rely on it.
The Cathair Dhubh Estate is tucked into the rugged Sutherland coastline on the NC500 between the villages of Lochinver and Clachtoll.

Nestling in the heart of the spectacular Assynt countryside, it is a haven for wildlife lovers, hikers, fishermen, photographers and outdoor enthusiasts, not to mention those families looking for white, sandy beaches and crystal blue waters.

The space
At Cathair Dhubh Estate the views are simply amazing! Bring your binoculars and you could be watching whales, basking sharks, porpoises and dolphins all from your window!

The Estate houses five lov…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Dryer
Iron
Washer
Hair dryer
TV
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom

Cathair Dhubh looks out over Achmelvich Bay and is set against an awesome backdrop of sandstone mountains, with names that trip from the tongue of any walker – Quinag, Suilven, Canisp. These ancient hills are formed from some of the oldest rocks in the world and create a timeless wilderness.

In the hills around the estate, wildlife and birdlife abound. Black throated divers, otters, red deer, seals, porpoise and sea birds are but a few of our neighbours. With a touch of extra vigilance, you may even happen to spot minke and pilot whales, orca and sea eagles – binoculars are a must!

The coastal path from the glorious sandy shores of Achmelvich passes through on its way to the abandoned millstones at the old water mill at Port Altan ‘Abradhan. Here you will find another beautiful, secluded cove to explore minutes from your front door. If you continue along the path, you'll see the iconic silhouette of Split Rock and then the creamy sands of Clachtoll beach, another Assynt treasure which also plays host to the annual Sand Sculpture competition - a brilliant day out for families.

At the entrance to the estate, lies Loch an Ordain allegedly haunted by the mythical Black dog of Creag an Ordain – a two-headed, horned beast belching fire, with a human face and eyes that glow like burning peats – you might not find him listed in many of the nature books but he abounds in local legend!! For those anglers undeterred by the prospect of the Black Dog, the hills behind Loch an Ordain cradle a network of lochs and lochans teeming with brown trout. Some lochs further afield, even have migratory Sea Trout and Salmon passing through them – there is indeed a wealth of fishing opportunities.

The picturesque fishing village of Lochinver is about four miles away and provides a good range of local amenities, including two grocery stores, a butcher, a post office, 24 hour filling station, a newsagents, a variety of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, gift shops, a chandlery, health centre, ATM and Tourist Information Centre.
Cathair Dhubh looks out over Achmelvich Bay and is set against an awesome backdrop of sandstone mountains, with names that trip from the tongue of any walker – Quinag, Suilven, Canisp. These ancient hills are…

Hosted by Kate

Joined in June 2018
  • 57 Reviews
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During your stay
I will normally be available at the beginning and end of our guests' stay. However, during the week, I will often be in Kent. I am always contactable by phone and we have an absolutely brilliant maintenance team who are on hand to iron out any difficulties in my absence.
I will normally be available at the beginning and end of our guests' stay. However, during the week, I will often be in Kent. I am always contactable by phone and we have an abso…
Kate is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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