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Cuilfearne Croft

Forsinard near Thurso, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1012522)



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  • “Very helpful and knowledgeable owners who went out their way to help us and the dogs”

    - Miss Foote, October 2021

The property

Thurso 18 miles.

Resting on the outskirts of the pretty hamlet of Forsinard, in the Scottish Highlands, is this interesting listed croft dwelling which in its day was used as a school and a local place of worship.

The property is situated within a small working croft where organic vegetables are grown and chickens and ducks roam freely.

There are often crofting activities on-going and home grown vegetables and eggs available for purchase for a small fee.

The croft working family love showing people around and introducing holiday makers to the chickens and ducks.

Hugging the Croft boundaries is a picturesque river which is perfect for daily walks and very well known for its salmon fishing.

The property has been renovated to provide an exceptional base for friends and families who are looking to escape to the countryside which includes underfloor heating making it a cosy place to stay.

Discover a well-presented open-plan living space, which has been styled with a lovely light decor and wonderful period features such as the stone inglenook fireplace, showcasing the wealth of character this property has.

Spend your evenings in the lounge area and curl up with your loved ones on the sofa and two armchairs for a relaxing evening in front of the warming fire.

There is a TV, WiFi and a large pool table available to keep you entertained during your trip, something your little ones in particular will delight in.

The kitchen has been fitted to a high-standard, with ashen wooden units and sleek worktops providing a selection of contemporary appliances so you can easily cook up a delicious home-cooked meal, to be enjoyed at the dining table.

There are four bedrooms, a double and twin resting on the ground floor and a further queen-size and twin situated on the first-floor.

Each bedroom has plush beds, plenty of contemporary furniture to store your personal items and best of all offers stunning countryside views from all angles, the perfect picture to wake up to every morning!

Due to your rural location, you will have easy access across the rolling countryside, the ideal secluded spot for those who enjoy a bit of exploring.

Why not visit Forsinard, where there is a Bird Watching Centre or further afield there is a number of award winning beaches which even offer whale watching?

Discover a network of nearby rivers and lakes for the chance to get involved with some watersporting activities, such as fishing, sailing and kayaking.

Take a drive towards the thriving coastal town of Thurso to discover a wealth of pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets for all of your amenities.

Return to your rural country cottage for a peaceful and tranquil evening with your loved ones in front of the fire.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, electric shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area, sitting area and games room with woodburning stove at each end of the living room.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground-floor and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, microwave, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for up to 20 cars
  • Access to gravelled area and larger lawned gardens
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Community shop and pub 5 miles away in Melvich
  • Further shops, pubs and supermarkets 18 miles away
  • Bird watching centre 8 miles
  • Note: The property won't have any phone signal due to its rural location
  • Note: The property is a Highland sheep farming estate so please ensure dogs are kept on a lead
  • The garden is fully fenced and enclosed
  • Note: there is a caravan located within 35-40m of the property which is currently being used by the owners until further notice, this caravan is separated by a 7ft fence
  • Please note this property has a Good housekeeping bond of £150.00 From Sept 2021 There will be the possibility of the addition of a Yurt Cafe

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


John O' Groats 14 miles, Wick 20.4 miles.

Thurso is the most northerly town in mainland Scotland and also boasts the country's most northerly railway station! Guests can take a ferry across to Orkney. John O'Groats Ferries offer the popular day trip package of ferry and tour. Orkney is a great place to visit and the ferry crosses regularly throughout the year from Scrabster and Gills Bay. If you take your car then remember to book first! Another great place to visit is the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey, why not walk around the stunning gardens or take the children to the animal farm! Thurso benefits from a pretty seafront location and from here you can see the remains of Thurso Castle. The newer part of the town benefits from wide streets with Sir John's Square at the centre. The town offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and hotels and everything that visitors to the area could possibly need. The Dunnet beach is a fantastic beach to visit! It is also situated perfectly for a visit to John O'Groats, which is just 14 miles away and Durness, where Smoo Cave, Cape Wrath and the Durness Golf Course are well worth a visit.

Note: there is a caravan located within 35-40m of the property which is currently being used by the owners until further notice, this caravan is separated by a 7ft fence, this will be in place until approximately Summer 2021.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas