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Deer House

Balchrick near Kinlochbervie, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1052093)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Had an amazing week at Deer House for our 1st wedding anniversary!"

    Had everything we needed, great cozy fire for at nights. Kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Fridge has a small freezer section which was handy. Views to die for! Beach within a 5minute walk was beautiful and also other beaches close by polin & oldshoremore were absolutely breathtaking! Would love to return again sometime!

    Reviewed by ConnieMar 2022

  • "Fabulous barn conversion with everything you needed."

    .(apart from a hair dryer) . Instructions on how to use the log burner would have been useful other than that perfect.

    Reviewed by DeanaMar 2022

  • "Very well equipped cottage , everything you need provided ."

    Very remote but beautiful location. Local beaches just stunning . No phone signal but enough WiFi to be not totally off grid if needs be

    Reviewed by JoanneMar 2022

  • "The only criticism I have was lack of communication from the owners about how to use facilities and what they wanted done with laundry and rubbish at the end of our stay."

    Reviewed by MarlynNov 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage and location."

    Had everything we needed between me and my little boy. Absolutely loved it. Away from all the hustle and bustle of life. Went on some beautiful drives… Outstanding beaches near by and The cottage was fantastic. Ps. When the sat nav says turn left for the cottage…Don’t….. Just keep going forward for another 100 yards

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2021

  • "We stayed for 7 days, 25th-30th October 2021."

    What fantastic location if you want isolation and majestic unspoilt views. The cottage was spotless upon arrival, it is very well equipped with, washing machine, dish washer, fridge with small freezer, ironing board and iron, hairdryer, all the pots and pans you're going to need. The cottage is lovely and warm heated by a number of storage heaters, we didn't need to light the log burner as we were warm enough. Thwcottage has WiFi albeit quite slow but it's enough to get emails and it manages to stream Netflix to the main TV. There is a small Spar shop in the nearest village Kinlochbervie, which has most things you're going to need. If you'd like to see Red Deer take a night time drive towards Durness, as we did and saw about 30+ on the road at different times. We're already thinking of booking again for next year. Loved it!

    Reviewed by DionOct 2021

  • "The location is fabulous."

    ..the house is so comfortable....I didnt want to leave!

    Reviewed by LynnetteSep 2021

  • "We loved our stay at the deer house."

    Very peaceful and the property was very well equipped. The only downside is the Wi-Fi, we had to buy ours with BT, good but still slow. However, it was nice to switch off from our busy, hectic lives. The beaches are amazing, it’s very worthwhile walking to Sandwood Bay beach. All in all, we would definitely recommend this property, we shall definitely return! 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2021

  • "Wonderful stay, cottage well equipped, clean and tidy."

    Very relaxing. The Wi-Fi however, was virtually non-existent, with speeds <1Mbs. This is not enough to stream anything of course but not even enough to make a Wi-Fi call on your mobile, given there is no mobile phone coverage in Sheigra either. I think guests should be aware of this as you really are cut-off from the outside world (which we liked and really appreciated on this particular holiday) but if you stay with young family, need to make calls or check emails then you will be left very frustrated with the Wi-Fi availability at Deer House.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2021

  • "Really perfect cottage to act as a base for a family to visit local beaches and local sites."

    All the cottage facilities were perfect for us and location was great. The area is beautiful.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2021

  • "This cottage is perfect in the most gorgeous spot!"

    Comfortable, well kitted out and great outdoor space for your stay. When we arrived the cottage was immaculate and so welcoming !

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2021

  • "Limited wood for stove provided with no instructions to obtain more."

    A freezer would have been useful.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "The cottage was wonderful, had everything you needed and was beautifully done out."

    The situation of it couldn't have been better. All in all we had an amazing holiday and most certainly would go back and stay there again.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable time at Deer house-the owner provided everything from toilet rolls to dishwasher tablets to laundry capsules."

    It was spotless ,new , had excellent clean parking right at the door, had hot water available all the time. The towels provided were lovely and fluffy , nice shower with temperature dial.

    Reviewed by IsobelOct 2020

  • "The barn was perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2020

  • "Stylish, modern and comfortable cottage."

    Superbly equipped. Excellent location. Only room for improvement is a potato masher and a smooth door key action. Otherwise perfect. No hesitation in rebooking or recommending.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Well equipped. Good parking. The listing stated WiFi, but there wasn’t any. Once we got over the shock, found we didn’t miss it! Great location for getting away from it all. Fantastic walks nearby. Would recommend it. Old Schoolhouse restaurant is 10 minutes drive away.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric heating with solar panel back up and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Patio area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Small brook running within the garden, please supervise children when outdoors

The property

Resting a stone’s throw away from the shores of the Scottish Highlands in the small township of Sheigra near Kinlochbervie is this characterful barn conversion, Deer House.

This semi-detached holiday accommodation is a unique find for those seeking a tranquil oasis in which to switch off from the hustle and hustle of everyday life and to explore the coastline of this corner of Scotland with Sandwood Bay Beach nearby, which some claim to be the most beautiful beach in Britain.

Soak up your lovely surroundings and admire the soundtrack of the nearby running brook, before entering into the open-plan living room, offering a social hub for you all to gather to create some wonderful memories.

Light up the woodburning stove and sink into the plush seating arrangement, before flicking through the channels of the TV to find your evening’s entertainment.

Joining the space is the well-equipped kitchen, where a range of quality appliances arranged in a contemporary assortment is certain to encourage a spot of home-cooking, as well as a dishwasher and a wash/dryer to serve as a helping hand.

Concluding the interior of the all ground-floor dwelling are the two elegantly-appointed king-size bedrooms, served by a sleek family shower room.

Balmy mornings can be spend savouring your morning cup of tea on the patio and look forward to returning in the evening to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining, whilst admiring the countryside views.

For local amenities, travel south to the scattered harbour village Kinlochbervie, home to a shop, a post office and hotels with restaurants that are open all year round.

A short drive will take you to the Oldshoremore Beach, or keen walkers can enjoy a four mile walks to a scenic wild beach of Sandwood Bay backed by huge sand dunes and a loch, which some consider to be most beautiful beach in Britain.

Further walks can be enjoy within the area, including the nature reserve of Handa Island where puffins can be seen in the hundreds, alternatively, head further afield to immerse yourself in the local history by visiting Smoo Cave, a cave complex dating back some 5000 years in Durness, which is also home to a golf course and further beaches.

Also, for th geologically inclined, the Bone Caves near Inchnadamph in Assynt are a must-visit as well as the Inchnadamph nature reserve.

Deer House is the perfect opportunity retreat to a tranquil spot for much needed relaxation.

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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!

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