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Mountain View

Kinlochbervie, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 932764)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Once again enjoyed Mountain View, despite the rain which wiped out 1 day as it was so bad."

    This bungalow is in a wonderful position overlooking both the coastline and the mountain range. With good big windows it is a bright modern property with practically everything you would need for your stay. The garden area is spacious and ideal for your 4 legged friend to run around in and well enclosed with a border fence and gate. The property has 2 x modern bathrooms, one en-suite, but what I would suggest for such nice bathrooms is heated towel rails? We have stayed in numerous cottages over the last 20 years in Scotland of which all have heated towel rails which are always a welcome addition to ensure a nice warm towel each day. This is only a small constructive point I hope the owners take on board and it certainly would not prevent us from booking again which we already have done for early in 2022. Highly recommend the property

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "The arrival postcode is wrong, and takes you off down a side road to the beach!"

    A note "Just before the telephone mast" would help. Superb cottage in a brilliant situation. Very well equipped, caretakers very helpful sorting out heating problem. Very comfortable bed, and great things to do and eating places in the area. Need to be prepared to drive some distance to attractions etc, but there are walks from the cottage. Several very interesting geocaches in the area!

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "We visit this area a couple of times a year and have used many of the cottages around."

    Mountain View exceeded our expectations. II is a modern, contemporary feeling bungalow. t was spotlessly clean, very cosy and had everything we needed.There was only the 2 of us and our dog, it may have felt a bit cramped if there had been 6 adults - the dining area of the kitchen is quite small. Other than that, it is perfect - we will definitely book again over other cottages. Other cottages may have more character, Mountain View was extremely comfortable and having the log burner and TV made it very comfortable for relaxing after long beach walks and days fishing.

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2021

  • "We had beautiful weather and the views were amazing."

    The cottage had everything needed. Lovely

    Reviewed by JillAug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a brilliant location with amazing views."

    Just perfect!

    Reviewed by TessAug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a stunning location."

    It was very clean and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. A good secure garden kept our escape artist dog well contained too. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by MelissaJul 2021

  • "The views and location of this cottage cannot be understated."

    Only difficulty was finding the cottage. It is located close to the Telephone mast would have saved us a good 20 minutes or 1/2 mile short of the carpark for Sandwood Bay. The owners had thought of everything you would need for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2021

  • "This is a very well appointed clean cottage with wonderful views and nearby beaches, the garden was secure enough to keep our little dog in with lots of space to run about."

    The views of the mountains constantly changed, as did the weather! We had sunshine every day, and went to a different beach every day too. The cottage was warm, wonderful shower and the utility room with washer and tumble dryer brilliant after a day out on the beach or in all weathers. Two fridges and a freezer meant we could stock up on groceries as the local shop was a while away. Everything just opening up after lockdown, so a few good places to eat a short drive away. The pictures do not do it justice and we had an amazing time. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday home."

    Beautiful views, good location and very comfortable, warm cosy house. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by ShirleyNov 2020

  • "This was just an excellent property."

    Everything was as described in the house and to be honest the actual view from the front is breathtaking! The property is positioned on top of a hill giving amazing views of 5 mountains and the verbal description cannot do justice to actually being there. It is a very cosy and comfortable house and the owners have given a lot of thought to customers' needs. There is everything needed in the kitchen, the lounge has an open fire ready to light and enjoy, there are several rechargeable torches, hot water at all times and the 2 showers are very good, TV & film channels, and the WIFI is excellent (this is important to me). Private parking and outdoor table and chairs. There are 3 beaches all within walking distance and another (Sandalwood) 8km walk. There was plenty local information provided and all accurate; we contacted the owner with a query and it was answered right away. We enjoyed a week and would return.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2020

  • "Apart from the weather we had a lovely holiday at Mountain View."

    Views from every window were amazing. The house was well equipped and the log burner was a bonus. Could not fault anything.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2020

  • "This is a superb cottage with a fantastic view, the pictures actually don't do it justice."

    Everything inside the house was excellent with lots of space, nice wide screen TV and good spacious open plan kitchen / dining area. Whilst the garden is indeed well fenced off all round so you can release your pet to run free be aware that if you have a small dog it CAN easily get out onto the road, via through a gap in the gate (which my dog did) , fortunately the road is nice and quiet, if you have a large dog then you will have no problem. However, this is the only problem we encountered and didnt spoil the fact the dog could still run round the garden on his extra long retractable lead. The views are simply awesome from the house itself and lives up to its name. We are coming back again next year when hopefully we may have a nice vivid free summer/Autumn in 2021

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "Lovely clean cottage and beautiful area"

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Excellent holiday in lovely cottsge"

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2020

  • "Mountain View was probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in, and we have been doing self catering in Scotland for 30 years."

    It was warm, comfortable, very well equipped, extremely clean and in a great location for exploring the fantastic local beaches. We had a problem with the oven the first evening we were there, and the owner came straight out (in the middle of a storm) to help, and then returned (in the middle of another storm) the next morning to complete the repair. We couldn't have asked for a better service. We will definitely be returning to Mountain View and would highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by BarbaraFeb 2020

  • "The position of the cottage(views) , value for money, the cottage felt homely."

    .. It has board games, and good WiFi for those cosy days indoors..

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2019

  • "Comfortable cottage."

    Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing views - thank you."

    We have been here a week with our 2 children and our dog. Everything you could need, plus log fire and underfloor heating made it so cosy. Polin Beach is well worth a visit just a walk down road and eat in or takeaway at the old school house restaurant - lovely food. Great location for exploring Northern Highlands. Pictures don’t do it justice - mountain view but sea views too! Amazing! We have just booked again for a week over Easter holidays 2020! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LyndsayOct 2019

  • "Mountain view is a superb bungalow."

    it has everything you need and awesome views.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2019

  • "Our home was even better than we thought, very warm, had everything we needed and the pictures didn’t do the surrounding area justice."

    Loved it!

    Reviewed by EstherSep 2019

  • "It was quiet and peaceful with amazing views."

    Well stocked Spar shop in Kinlochbervie and Durness. Beautiful beaches nearby. The cottage was warm and comfortable with a wood burner which was lovely to come back to after being out all day.

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2019

  • "Would be helpful to provide a hairdryer and neither shower unit had a shelf or basket to house shower gel/shampoo."

    Also, a light over the mirror in the bathroom would be useful for men shaving. These are, however, only minor gripes and did not spoil our holiday at Mountain View.

    Reviewed by BobJun 2019

  • "This was our third visit to Mountain View and I hope there will be many more to come."

    We love this area of Scotland, it really feels !Ike another way of life exists here, the mountain and coastal scenery is spectacular and some of the local beaches must be among the best in the world. Mountain View itself is a lovely place to stay, it is modern, spacious and well equipped. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the view (when the weather cooperates) is beautiful. We have been taking self catering holidays for many years all over the Highlands and Islands and this is one of the best cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2019

  • "One thing I would suggest is that if the weather happens to be good - make the most of it because it can change so quickly."

    On the Sunday we visited the nearby peninsula, Monday Durness and the Craft village and drove to Sango Bay looking at the wonderful beaches. On Tuesday we drove down towards Ullapool and took the Lochinver coastal route 23 miles on single track roads. We were blown away by the wonderful scenery. At night wild deer visited us. Mountain View is a wonderful bungalow very clean and very comfortable and the owners were fantastic when we needed their help on the last day. Thank you both so much

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "What a wonderful location, everything spotless and cottage snug."

    The views from the cottage are breathtaking and very relaxing.Only negative was the lack of contact with the owners, it in no way spoilt our holiday but would have been a nice gesture. all in all, Mountain View is one that we will return to.

    Reviewed by DeniseMay 2019

  • "If this review is about Mountain View cottage in Oldshore Beg, then I give it five stars."

    (It's not clear from this form whether I am reviewing the cottage or the service I received from Sykes Cottages.) The cottage (a recently built bungalow) is spacious, clean, comfortably appointed, and has wonderful views, because it is on its own at possibly the highest point of the village. It is also within walking distance of at least four stunning beaches (perhaps there were some I didn't find). Within walking distance there is also some world-class rock climbing to be had. The outside grounds of the cottage are a little stark. We liked the outside because of the heath that surrounds the cottage, but the garden doesn't exactly feel like a garden yet. When we were there, it was not a suitable place to allow our dog to run free outside, because the newly seeded lawn area needed to be protected. But there is a heath across the road that you can get to over a stile very near the cottage where you can exercise your dog off-lead.

    Reviewed by DeboraApr 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely!"

    If you want to get away from everything then this is the place! Warm and cosy the underfloor heating works a treat!

    Reviewed by TracyFeb 2019

  • "Lovely place, amazing views from the windows, warm and cosy, nice big kitchen with all facilities."

    Big rooms and nice bathrooms. Good size TV, good working Wi-Fi . We were off the power for a couple of hours in the evening and couldn't find any flashlight, torch or even a candle ( heating was off too :( some of the furniture looking old and tired. Winter time everything closed( hotels, restaurants and coffee shops- nearest one Ullapool 2 hours driving).

    Reviewed by AleksandraJan 2019

  • "Excellent Holliday home."

    Very restfull and many fine views of the beaches and mountains. The Spar Shop has everything you need and you can order for fresh meat.

    Reviewed by WJan 2019

  • "We have stayed at Mountain View before, that’s why we returned, it is a lovely relaxing property but just a note to the owner that there is quite a draught coming in through the window air vents when they are fully closed which could affect the heating efficiency, although it was extremely windy when we were there."

    It’s a minor detail and in no way detracted from our enjoyment of our stay, we will return again.

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2018

  • "Location of Mountain View superb."

    Inside was very clean and lovely and warm with the underfloor heating. The kitchen, utility and bathrooms had everything we needed. Local stores around Kinlochbervie, Scourie and Durness were great to use, had everything we needed and we were also able to arrange a call in delivery from a local fresh fish van. We had excellent fresh fish and chips takeaway from The Old School House Restaurant and Takeaway nearby. Communications with Sykes staff regarding queries pre-booking were professional, friendly and very helpful. Would recommend booking with Sykes and definitely recommend Mountain View as a great northern highlands getaway.

    Reviewed by MyraSep 2018

  • "It is very hard finding a holiday cottage when you have dogs that you can really relax in."

    This cottage enabled us to have a fantastically relaxing holiday and not have to worry about the dogs going outside safely as it has an enclosed garden. It has laminate floor throughout so you easily cleanup after dogs if you miss a muddy paw. It iswell stocked and very comfortable. We will be going back next year.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2018

  • "The cottage is further out of Kinlochbervie than we realised, this though is not a problem."

    Make sure you have everything you need food wise as the Spar in the village is well stocked but it is limited and it is a fair drive anywhere else. A welcome pack would have been nice especially due to the location of the cottage. We couldn't find the remote for the DVD on a day when the weather made it too rough to go out, thanks to storm Ali, a small gripe but this means that DVD's have to be watched with the subtitles on. Underfloor heating meant that the cottage was always cosy. The kitchen is well equipped but could we request a large pair of kitchen scissors please be added? There were plenty of towels and the beds were comfortable. The sofa has been changed from the corner one in the photo's it is a recliner and fairly comfortable the arm on one side is torn underneath which will get worse with use. The owners contact details are in their info folder if you need to contact them There are lots of beaches nearby Polin beach is just down the road within walking distance of the cottage, the walk to Sandwood Bay is over rough, undulating ground it is worth it as you may even get to see otters (we did) However, the sand dunes and the hill directly behind them make it rather a slog back, make sure you have good walking shoes take your waterproofs, some water and food, we wouldn't want to do the walk in the summer. This is a well equipped cottage in a beautiful area but be prepared for ALL weathers and lots of driving

    Reviewed by SallySep 2018

  • "Having seen previous feedback it is clear that the owners have listened to comments regarding the sofa and beds."

    Distance to the cottage in the directions was a little confusing as not clear if from Kinlochbervie or Oldshoremore, but having said that it was readily recognisable from the pictures on the website. The gravel outside might not be the best for those with young children who may want to run around. The house has all you need, plenty of parking and walks from the door. I would happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by MelanieJun 2018

  • "Great location, fantastic views."

    Hubby and I love this place. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by VeronikaJun 2018

  • "Looking to move into the area so it was ideal to stay for the week ..."

    Looking to move into the area so it was ideal to stay for the week Very modern cottage with everything you could wish for in a beautiful area

    Reviewed by SteveApr 2018

  • "The location and views are outstanding."

    The house was well equipped and it was a pleasure to stay here for a week.

    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2018

  • "Superb property in a superb location."

    Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by SeanOct 2017

  • "Superb location, well equipped cottage, excellent holiday."

    Sofa and bed were a little uncomfortable, no drawer space

    Reviewed by PeteJul 2017

  • "First class property in a wonderfully peaceful location."

    Amenities in the house were of a high standard. Views from the property were outstanding and was close to wonderful beaches.

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2016

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely the only criticism we have is that the sofa needs renewing as I think the springs had gone and it would have been nice if one of the beds had a firm mattress as both my partner and I suffer with our backs."

    But we loved everything else and are already looking to book for next year

    Reviewed by SueOct 2016

  • "It would have been quite useful to have had towel rails in the en-suite and bathroom to hang wet towels on and an electric shaver point as not everyone has a wet shave."

    Also instructions to operate some of the appliances but this didn't detract from our enjoyment of the property and the holiday. A visitor book would be good so guests could share their experiences and leave positive feedback for the owner.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2016

  • "A comfortable, well appointed bungalow in a glorious location made the perfect base to get away from it all and relax."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2016

  • "Wonderful holiday."

    Lovely location, breathtaking views, the house had all we needed. Would definitely book it again

    Reviewed by VeronikaAug 2016

  • "In a superb location and the house was generously equipped and very comfortable."

    There were amazing views and scenery, the best beaches I've ever seen close by and the sky views were unbeatable. Will wish to visit again, it was hard to leave.

    Reviewed by DeannaJul 2016

  • "Absolutely fantastic, we loved it and would definitely go back."

    There was plenty of space and it was equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. A home from home and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a quiet get away and wants to explore the wonderful local area.

    Reviewed by GeorginaJun 2016

  • "A truly fabulous property, it was clean and fresh."

    The views and location were amazing and the beaches are breathtaking, there were no people and they looked tropical! Loved every single minute of our holiday. To top it all off it was very dog friendly. We have already recommended this property to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2016

  • "The property is perfectly situated on the scenic route with views of the ocean, within minutes of all the lovely beaches."

    The house itself is spectacular, home from home, with all amenities supplied. A better than average stocked kitchen, comfortable beds and incredibly warm and homely. The decking provided a perfect area to relax in the sunshine, and the log burner provided the cosiest evenings. As holiday accommodation goes we would rate this as a 5 star or higher than average expectation. We would most definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by ErinMay 2016

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The property

Kinlochbervie 3 miles.

Situated in a beautiful, remote and tranquil location in the hamlet of Oldshore Beg, near Kinlockbervie, with far reaching views this smart detached cottage ticks all the boxes.

With its fresh contemporary interior and easy access to some of the best white sandy beaches in the north of Scotland it is a wonderful holiday destination.

Mountain View would be ideal for a family or a group of friends who want to embrace the great outdoors and all it has to offer.

The accommodation is generously spread out with three bedrooms, two of which have sea views and one benefits from en-suite facilities.

The well-equipped and modern kitchen/dining room is a sociable area for guests to enjoy not only cooking a meal but enjoying it together around the table.

On a summer's evening why not open the French doors that lead onto a large decked terrace and sip a pre-dinner cocktail whilst soaking up the unspoilt beauty of the landscape?

On cooler evenings the comfortable sitting room with its large TV and cosy stove is a perfect place for relaxation before bed.

The area is quite breathtaking with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and crystal clear blue seas and as you would expect there is an abundance of wildlife to be spotted.

For the outdoor enthusiast there is much to keep you busy, fabulous walks, cycles, climbs and fishing on the many lochs and rivers.

By car this is a great touring area as the roads are very quiet and Durness at the top of Scotland is just a short drive away.

Visit the spectacular Smoo Cave, a cave complex dating back some 5000 years, which is not to be missed.

This is a special holiday destination and a lovely home from home to be enjoyed by all.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil underfloor heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel power and starter pack from stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Decked terraced to side with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Beach 15 mins walk.

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About the location

KINLOCHBERVIE

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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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