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Tongue 6 miles; Durness 35 miles; Thurso 45 miles.
Around 90 miles from Inverness, Melness is an attractive coastal village situated in the heart of the "Mackay Country" and is ideally placed for touring this remote and beautiful area of the Northern Highlands. Melness is one of a series of crofting townships, which grew up around the coastline following the clearances when crofters were evicted from their smallholdings inland. Melness is situated centrally between John O'Groats and Durness, where Smoo Cave, Cape Wrath and the Durness Golf Course are well worth a visit. The daily ferry to Orkney is a 1 hour drive along the coast, and John O'Groats and The Castle of Mey are a little further on. With stunning views over the local islands, Melness is ideal for quiet coastal walks and bird watching, and is renowned for its golden sandy beaches. There are also several good local hotels close by offering fresh local fayre.
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A delightful, detached Sutherland cottage boasting wonderful uninterrupted views of the Pentland Firth, in the village of Melness, which is situated on the most northerly coastline in Britain. With Orkney clearly visible on a good day and the nearby Rabbit Islands accessible by boat, this welcoming Sutherland cottage provides a cosy, comfortable base from which to discover this lovely part of the Highlands. This Sutherland cottage offers a well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area, and a comfortable sitting room, ideal to relax in after a day exploring the spectacular scenery of the area. For whale, seal and dolphin spotting this self-catering Sutherland cottage is ideally placed, while puffins, corncrakes and eagles are often sighted and there are ample outdoor attractions to suit all tastes within easy reach. An ideal base to return to after an action-packed day, or simply for a peaceful coastal break.
Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric fire. Small conservatory with seating and sea views.
Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD. Oil inc. in rent. Electricity charged via electric meter, first £10 of electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lawned garden area with bench. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, hotel and pub 0.5 miles.
Previous visitors' comments about Crossroads:
We came to reminisce after forty years; it was wonderful. The views fantastic, location perfect. The owner was very friendly, made us feel at home. Even rang to thank us for leaving everything clean and tidy; though were not sure she realised she was ringing Australia!
Mr Smith, Bowen, September 2012
The views were wonderful from the cottage. We loved it all.
Mrs Taylor, Glenrothes, July 2012
A lovely property with stunning views. Great dog/child friendly garden. Plenty of everything in the cottage, and comfortable, clean beds. Would recommend very highly as a get away from it all.
Mrs Goodrum, Annan, May 2012