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Nedd near Lochinver, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Late September stay, a clean and tidy property, helpful arrive and depature time, with good communication from owner and housekeeper."

    Great location, quiet, peaceful with great views. Updating required. We did not use the main living room as TV was not live, only DVD and video's. So we used the hallway area TV, but very small and BBC 1 had message most of the time so could not see 1/4 of the lower screen. Small TV in both areas not great for visually impaired. Not  very comfortable  seating in hall area. The cottage appears to be an inheritance property. This just has feel of owner just about to come home. Some people may like this. Currently no wifi but owner investigating for next season this will help with TV.

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable stay in quiet location."

    Cottage well equipped. Sea view down the valley, plenty of local wildlife immediately around the cottage.

    Reviewed by Nigel3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a great time in Recroy."

    Perfect spot for us nature lovers. The cottage has plenty space and we liked the different possibilities for a sit. The furniture is dated and you feel that in use. The wood stove is cosy but a disaster with the smoke when opening the door. But we enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by Jos3.1Sep 2023

  • "There is no outside furniture or bbq as listed in the description- which was something we used in order to choose our holiday place and so very disappointed!"

    The beds need new mattresses and the decoration is in need of repairs. However the scenery is absolutely stunning and the location perfect for a total getaway, so this counteracts some of the above - but being able to sit outside in the garden and enjoy the view would have been nice !!

    Reviewed by Troy2.2Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was all we could have wished for and more."

    We loved the decor, the artefacts around ( being an artist myself, it just rang all the right bells for me ) the table tennis…..and generous provision of incidentals…salt, herbs , etc.

    Reviewed by Colleen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay very much!"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a charming cottage in a stunning location."

    We loved negotiating the entrance drive with the sheep and the lambs

    Reviewed by Amanda3.4May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in this house."

    It is located in a very tranquil spot looking out over sea. In. the neighbourhood are plenty of opportunities for hiking and other activities; daytrips to Handa Island, Kylesku boat tours and others. We also visited the Highland gathering in Durness which was great fun. The house is cosy, well equiped and has all facilities which are needed. Definitely recommended!

    Reviewed by Margit5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location."

    Stunning surrounding area. All the basics that you would need for staying in the property were provided. Would possibly advise people to stock up on food items at a supermarket on the way up to the property as drumbeg store and the spar in lochinver are expensive and basic. I completely understand why drumbeg store needs to be expensive by the way and the fresh fruit and veg are great.

    Reviewed by Steven3.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely location and cottage, very private, quiet, with an orchard in the garden."

    The property was very clean. However, the bed in the 'double' room is small, so if you are tall, don't expect a good nights sleep. All of the beds are too small for tall people. The 5pm check in and 9am check out is not in the interests of customers. Having to pack up a family, strip beds, wash and tidy up and be out of a self catering cottage by 9am is not an appropriate requirement of customers, in our opinion. Taking 8 hours to turn over a property is much too long, and the check in/out times negatively impacted our holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Sarah-manning3.1Jun 2022

  • "Another enjoyable stay at this property."

    It suits our needs perfectly; comfortable, spacious and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2022

  • "This cottage could do with a lot of TLC and maintenance."

    The facilities were there but so many were not working or not working properly. One shower did not work the second shower was either too hot or too cold. There was not enough hot water for a decent bath. The cooker needed a deep clean and the oven was not reaching its correct temperature. The Heating in dining room did not work and has not worked for a number of years. Having said all this the cottage is in beautiful location and we made the most it for our stay.

    Reviewed by Gayna1.9Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic property and a wonderful location."

    Very nicely furnished and comfortable, excellent wood burner. Good shower, which which can't be said of all rental properties. All in all a lovely break in a lovely location topped off by very comfortable accommodation.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Oct 2021

  • "This was our third stay at Recroy and we have always been very comfortable."

    It's a lovely roomy cottage for two and we love the isolated position where the only sounds are the birds and the only visitors are the badgers and the deer (oh and the sheep!). You can walk from the cottage up the hill and around the lochs where you will not see a soul. An ideal spot if you are looking for peace and seclusion.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2021

  • "This property was remote but ideal location for us but the property's description was not as described on the website."

    In fact the whole property desperately needed upgrading. 1. The shower over bath u/s and awaiting replacement. The toilet bowl in the bathroom had 2 serious cracks in it . The other shower In shower room only useable with immersion heater on. The hand basin also had a hairline crack from one side to the other. 2. Dining room stove not to be used as it affected immersion heater. Replacement electric heater was provided. 3. Oven did not have grill pan and only one oven shelf so cooking was best done on the hob. It was generally unfit. 4. Free sat to one tv only gave one channel and no signal to tv in Main lounge. Owner obviously relied on folks wanting to view dvd and videos - of which there was many. 5. Bearing in mind remote location the fridge was small and with broken shelf was only just adequate storage for two of us and would prove hard for a family. The freezer part was ok. 6. The tumble dryer lacked a venting kit and was rather noisy. 7. Pictures on Sykes website not up to date. 8. There was no PAT done on any portable equipment eg kettle, toaster, iron etc. Having said all this we thoroughly enjoyed the location and peacefulness, complete with sheep and lamb keeping the grass mowed each day !! Deer on the hillside opposite and birdlife.

    Reviewed by Rosemary2.8May 2021

  • "Had a great time at recroy with the grandkids lots of room video nights on vhs was great!"

    Beautiful views all round the cottage . 5 minutes from the well stocked Drumbeg store. Not far from the beautiful Clashnessie beach. The house and kitchen was very well equipped. Great shower in the shower room just have to remember to have the hot water switch on as not a total electric shower. Would and have recommended this property.

    Reviewed by Craig4.1Jul 2019

  • "Holiday lived up to all expectations - property was perfect, indeed a lot more spacious than we had expected."

    Booking process was easy and convenient.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jul 2019

  • "This cottage is a most lovely gem!"

    Brilliant features like the huge sunroom with table tennis and the cute garden were not even mentioned as features. The house is definitely not for those looking for designer furniture and sipping champaigne in a hot tub. Everything had a lovely touch of well-done (!) DIY and the furniture is a mixture of different multiple sources and ages. We liked the house especially for this wide range of impressions from the 80ies until now. A story-telling, welcoming, warm and cozy house amidst purest and finest nature - we will definitely return! 11/10 stars!

    Reviewed by Michael4.4May 2019

  • "In general it was a lovely cottage in a good location for a quiet holiday."

    Downside: neither of the showers worked properly.

    Reviewed by David3.8May 2019

  • "Requires a update on the property great surrounding would come back again"

    Reviewed by Annette3.4Apr 2019

  • "Great place to stay quiet great views lot hills and red deer place is clean and well equipped"

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Mar 2019

  • "The situation is excellent for a get-away-from-it holiday."

    Good walking from Recroy and an excellent beach only a few miles away. Cottage was well-equipped but getting a bit tired - nothing that prevented our enjoyment. Would use this property again!

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jul 2018

  • "It was a very long way from home, 500 miles, it took 13 hours."

    I was very tired when I got there but was it worth it? You bet. A real get away from it all relaxing place. I loved the cottage. It had everything I needed. I never could get the TV to work but the DVDs player was well used. I saw lots of films and really didn't miss live TVs.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a beautiful location ."

    We had a full week of excellent weather in what has to be the most stunning scenery in Scotland.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Jun 2018

  • "Heating was inadequate, electric radiators far too small for the rooms and no heat at all in the "nice" shower room."

    The stove in the lounge is good but very little coal was left. The stove in the dining room has a not saying it can mess up the immersion heater if used (so we preferred to have hot water!). There were a few very cold nights so the heating was important. The kitchen is a relic from the 1960s with no cupboards, all cookware out on a single large shelf. No cupboard for food, not even a bread bin. Given the remote location it was important for us to be able to store food hygienically. Some of the cookware was truly disgusting. There was no DVD player as stated only VHS. The television was minute and balanced on a heater. There was no garden furniture as stated.

    Reviewed by John1.6Apr 2018

  • "Wrong phone numbers sent for owners by email by Sykes but contacted yourselves and easily resolved."

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Apr 2018

  • "Recroy was a haven amidst a wilderness."

    We enjoyed the peace and quiet and the comfort of the surroundings. I fear this peace may become slightly eroded in time owing to its proximity to the recently created NC500 tourist circuit route.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jun 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 1 adult bunks and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with multi-fuel stove
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Second sitting room
  • Large lean-to play area.
  • Electric radiators with multi-fuel stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, CD, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Electricity and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Large lawned, mature garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at £15 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pub/restaurant 1 mile.

The property

Nedd 0.2 miles. A single-storey detached cottage with spectacular views nestled on a remote hillside above the tiny hamlet of Nedd, along the western shore of Loch Nedd, 2 miles south east of Drumbeg.

Offering comfortable well-equipped accommodation, this property is ideal for families wishing to really get away from it all and explore the area.

There is an orchard garden, a haven for children, and a large lean-to play area means that even if it rains, they're well catered for.

The numerous spectacular beaches along this coast make it a perfect seaside holiday base, as well as something of a birdwatcher's paradise, with the famous puffin colony and bird sanctuary on Handa Island close by.

For hill walkers, Munro baggers and climbers, you couldn't be better placed for exploring Quinag, Suilven, Canisp, Ben More Assynt, Benn Stack, Arkle and Foinaven.

With salmon and trout fishing available by arrangement, this property has something to please the whole family.

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About the location


Drumbeg 1 mile; Lochinver 15 miles.

Nedd (An Nead - Gaelic for nest) is a small crofting township on the north coast of the parish of Assynt, 15 miles from Lochinver. It is surrounded by ancient native woods and overlooks the sea-loch, Loch Nedd, where there are many different varieties of sea birds as well as seals and occasionally otters. Handa Island, with its famous colony of puffins, is close by. Good trout fishing is available by arrangement on the many hill lochs, as well as salmon fishing and stalking. For hill walkers and climbers, Nedd is an ideal base for exploring Quinag, Suilven, Canisp, Ben More Assynt, Benn Stack, Arkle and Foinaven. The Stoer Lighthouse, Kerrachar, the well known garden, the Caves of Assynt and the 'Moine Thrust', a major geological feature, are all of interest and within easy reach making Nedd a great holiday for the whole family.