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Annie's Annex

(Ref. 1081638)

Polin near Kinlochbervie, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (8)
  • no (7)
  • need (5)
  • comfortable (5)
  • location (5)
  • bed (5)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "The location is wonderful, obviously, and it’s great to have the big windows."

    I found the place fairly basic – the shower room felt rather like a caravan, with the rickety shower and the tiny basin. The armchair and sofa were squeaky and not particularly comfortable and the throws rather tired. A sharp knife would be good, as also a heated towel rail, as suggested by another reviewer. But above all, please, please, if your wifi is really poor, say so in the description. There’s nothing wrong in not having reliable internet, as long as you say so. Not saying so is unfair to people who actually need internet access, as I do. Here it is just about adequate for plain emails and (mostly) listening to audio and that is it. Once or twice I had to use my phone as a hotspot, which is extremely heavy on data. This frustration probably coloured my view of the place. The instructions to get to the place were useless. It’s actually really easy to find and here are proper instructions: From Kinlochbervie follow the road to the right up to Oldshoremore, passing the Kinlochbervie Hotel. Continue on the same road - do NOT follow the sign to Oldshoremore to the left – and after just under three miles there is a small phone mast and then a sign to the left to Drumnaguie and Polin. Follow that. After less than half a mile, reaching Drumnaguie, pass a white house on the right and you will then see four wheely bins on the left in a passing place and to the right a steep drive down, marked 165.

    Reviewed by Max4.1Sep 2023

  • "More accurate info about the possiebility to go for a meal or a drink in the area!"

    Distances! Also no privacy when you sit in the garden.

    Reviewed by Tine4.1Sep 2023

  • "Very nice play to stay."

    Everything you could need for a week away. Bed is comfy, shower is decent. The only thing I would be wary of is if you're going there to work from home the Wifi is too slow for Google Hangouts but is ok for browsing the web. I realise that might be a niche requirement.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Aug 2023

  • "A delightful property and just right for two people."

    The location for us was perfect, central to all of the walks we wanted to do, with a wonderful view of Polin Beach out the front windows. The annex is well appointed and very nicely kept, everything you might need has been provided. Our hostess was pleasant and welcoming. If we had any quibble at all, it'd be not having a washer available in some way. With the occasional rainy weather and muddy terrain, it would have been nice to be able to wash out a pair of hiking trousers, socks, etc., but this is just a "nice to have" item, not a necessity. A lovely place to stay full stop.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Delightful."

    Thank you for sharing the annex of your home. The location was wonderful and enhanced by the exceptional weather. Hope we can revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Small - tiny bathroom, 4'6'' bed, no dishwasher - but very well equipped. Remote. Directions need revising as very difficult to find - had to ask the locals! Blessed by good weather which made it enjoyable. Well stocked Spar in Kinlochbervie & a restaurant nearby and a good daytime cafe.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable well appointed accommodation ."

    Reviewed by Ann Marie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Annie's annexe is a comfortable, warm and extremely well equipped property and situated in a stunning area, we would definitely like to return at some point in the near future."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a great week at the Annex."

    Lovely owner, very clean and well equipped cottage. Comfy bed, good WiFi and the location is fantastic.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Oct 2022

  • "'Annies Annexe' was a perfect accommodation."

    Clean, well provisioned with all you could need. Tastefully decorated. Perfect for a couple. Landlady was friendly, helpful and unobtrusive. Thank you Annie. Kinlochbervie and its surroundings are stunning. It gives you access to the county of Sutherland, beautiful white beaches, lochs, lochans, primeval landscape that is etched in your imagination forever. We were there just for four days and we only scratched the surface of the thing we wanted to do and see. A guarantee that we will be back!

    Reviewed by Dermot5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had such a lovely time visiting that area of Scotland."

    Alex was just a five minute walk from a beautiful beach which was completely private with stunning views. We were met by the owner on arrival who helped us in to Alex and settled in very quickly. Everything we needed and could’ve required. Comfortable lounge area, dining area, well appointed kitchen Uncomfortable bedroom with beautiful views to the front of the Annex. Only downside was the sink in the toilet was very small and the shower water Pressure wasn’t great. But it didn’t stop us from enjoying the facility or using anything within the home. I absolutely love staying there and Recommend it to anyone. Watching the password every morning and evening was also quite entertaining. Thank you for the lovely visit and stay

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Sep 2022

  • "Annette the owner was very helpful and pleasant."

    The facilities was very good.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Delightful, comfortable and peaceful accomodation with amazing views down to the pure white sandy beach and bay of Polin."

    Very well equipped and immaculately clean. Bed especially comfortable and shower always had plenty of hot water.We stayed 7 nights. Atmospheric crofting hamlet with ruined crofts which you walk through to get to the start of the path down to the pristine beach. Although relatively remote, it just takes a few minutes by car to get to Kinlochbervie with its shop, fishing harbour and very smart new cafe and gift shop and then on to either scenic Durness and the north or south to Ullapool etc. We even managed to get to Cape Wrath. Beautiful walks from the doorstep , three beaches and even Sandwood Bay.We saw lots of wildlife and interesting birds of prey. Our only small suggestion is that a heated towel rail would have helped to get our towels dry but this is probably not possible in the compact en suite . The owner Annette who lives in the attached house is warm, helpful and friendly . We would definitely hope to return and would not hesitate to recommend Annie's Annex to others.

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Aug 2022

  • "Super property."

    It provided us with all our needs and were not disappointed with its location. A 5 minute walk to the beautiful beach. The surrounding hills were what you would expect from this part of Scotland, including visits from the local stags and deer. The owner (Annette) was very welcoming and has a charming personality and a pleasure to talk to. Shops a Spar and garage are less than 5 miles away and cater for almost everything.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7May 2022

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 2.9 miles, beach 0.3 miles.

The property

Kinlochbervie 3.1 miles.

Nestled in the vast Highlands in the small hamlet of Polin near Kinlochbervie, is this delightful holiday home, 165 Drumnaguie Annex.

Attached to the owner’s home, all-ground-floor and sleeping up to two guests, 165 Drumnaguie Annex makes for a great romantic and rural retreat for a couple, benefitting from easy access to beautiful beaches and the surroundings towns and villages.

Park up in one of two convenient off-road parking spaces before unloading your bags with ease and stepping into your new home-from-home.

Be welcomed into spacious open-plan living space, where you can look forward to whipping up culinary delights for your loved one in the fully functioning kitchen, before settling down to enjoy your meal at the dining table and toasting to a wonderful holiday.

Retire to the plush sofa, where you can snuggle up with a glass of wine and escape reality with your favourite film on the TV.

As the evening draws to a close, indulge in a refreshing shower, followed by fresh pyjamas and climbing into bed in the well-presented double bedroom which offers views out to Polin Beach.

Wake-up and prepare for the day in style, before taking advantage of the large lawned communal garden, where you can sip your morning coffee at the lovely picnic bench.

Explore the nearby beaches of Polin and Oldshoremore, where you can soak up the views as you beachcombe the shores, dip your toes in the waters and if you’re lucky enough to get some sunshine, settle down with your favourite book.

Head to the nearby harbour village of Kinlochbervie, where you will find a peaceful marina where you can watch the world go by, two well-stocked convenience stores for any essentials you may need and a small selection of eateries which will be sure to whet your appetite.

Be sure to visit the town of Durness which is home to the stunning Sango Bay, popular for its incomparable views and tranquil setting, as well as the excellent Durness Golf Club for those of you that fancy a game.

Nearby, you will find the fascinating ruins of the 17th-century Balakeil Church which rest on the site of an 8th-century monastery, a perfect pit-stop for unleashing your inner historian.

For an unforgettable getaway away from it all, choose 165 Drumnaguie Annex.

EPC Rating: Band D

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About the location


Durness 18 miles; Lairg 46 miles; Thurso 89 miles; Inverness 94 miles.

Situated in the far north west of Scotland, Kinlochbervie is the most northerly of all the fishing ports and boasts a large fish handling depot from where catches are dispatched throughout Europe. Because of this the roads in the surrounding area are first class! The area has a stunning rocky coastline which attracts many visitors throughout the year. The village itself has a well-stocked shop, a post office and hotels and restaurant that are open all year round. From here it is easy to access both Oldshoremore Beach and the more famous Sandwood Bay Beach which some claim is the most beautiful beach in Britain!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas