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Taigh Cruinneachadh (Gathering Place)

Dunbeath, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 967565)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • “Perfect place to get away from it - house was clean and well equipped with truly astonishing views.”

    Highly recommended

    Highly recommended

    - Keith, September 2021

    Many thanks for your feedback and we’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

The property

Set in an elevated position and enjoying panoramic views is the spacious and flexible detached property, Taigh Cruinneachadh in Dunbeath.

The village sits on the North East coast of Scotland and is a superb base to explore Caithness, Sutherland and the Orkney Islands.

It is set right on the popular North Coast 500 route and offers excellent challenges to keen cyclists being close to the Ord and Berridale Braes.

This superb property is set in a tranquil location and has been designed to bring together large groups of family and friends to this picturesque part of Scotland.

With plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities including walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching nearby you can then kick off your boots before unwinding of an evening within this real home-from-home.

Stepping into the sitting room, you are immediately drawn in by the spectacular views that can be enjoyed from the large windows, as well as the superb selection of books and games within this comfortable, spacious accommodation.

The two sitting rooms can be opened up for large groups to socialize or divided into two for different activities.

The interior is complete with five well-presented bedrooms, each boasting a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

Continuing to impress is the spacious kitchen/diner, where the range cooker is situated in front of an exposed stone wall and takes centre stage before all of the other appliances, allowing you to whip up an evening meal for everyone.

Two of the bedrooms benefit from en-suite shower rooms and they all enjoy a bright interior, ample storage and breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful base, venture into the village of Dunbeath where you will find the local bar and restaurant as well as a shop for picking up essentials.Also there are nearby cafes, craft centres and museums as well as the pretty harbour and picturesque walks along the strath.

Explore a little further afield to John O' Groats, Thurso and Helmsdale where there are museums, restaurants and shops, or visit some of the many unspoiled beaches with opportunities to observe marine life and bird colonies.

Whatever the occasion, Taigh Cruinneachadh is a refreshing retreat for a large gathering to this part of Scotland.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x family bedroom with a king size bed and a single bed and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x family bedroom with a double bed and a single bed
  • 1 x family bedroom with double bed, single bed and cot
  • 1 x lower ground floor bedroom with a small double bed and a single bed and a walk-in shower room with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • 2 x sitting rooms
  • Under floor heating upstairs, radiators on lower floor.
  • Electric range cooker with six-burner gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer, selection of books and TV
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent Ample off-road parking
  • Spacious lawn garden and bbq area
  • Well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Indoor lockable storage for cycles if required
  • Shop within 0.9 mile, pub within 1 mile
  • Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £175

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £175.

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About the location


Helmsdale 15 miles; John o'Groats 37 miles.

Dunbeath is situated on the south east side of Caithness and is famous for being the birthplace of the famous author Neil Gunn who based many of his novels on and around the Dunbeath area. Rich in history, this area boasts numerous Iron Age Brochs, plus at one time Dunbeath was a booming fishing village with up to a 100 boats operating from the harbour, whilst today it offers a shop, pub and an excellent community museum located in the old village school. The A9 gives easy access along this rugged and dramatic coastline and the larger village of Helmsdale lies to the south just a short drive away, whilst to the north are numerous pretty coastal villages with John O'Groats being just 37 miles away.

Please note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £175

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas