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Lairg, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 927436)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
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  • Reviews

    “Beautiful cottage in a great location to access North and West coasts.”

    Only issues we would mention are: Wood burning stove takes a long time to heat radiators, but there are plenty of electrical heaters as back up. As described the bedroo... more

    Only issues we would mention are: Wood burning stove takes a long time to heat radiators, but there are plenty of electrical heaters as back up. As described the bedrooms have very restricted headroom, but you get used to it! We had a great holiday despite poor weather. Enjoy....

The property

Lairg 1.5 miles.

Snuggling into the side of a gentle hillside, close to the village of Lairg is this typical whitewashed stone crofter’s cottage.

This lovely cottage makes a very attractive holiday retreat for those who really want to get away from it all!

Accessed via a track that leads up through a field to the cottage, the elevated location ensures stunning views, making it ideal for a family group or group of friends who will appreciate the cosy ambience of the wee cottage and the unspoilt beauty of the area.

There are two bedrooms under typical low sloping ceilings, one a twin and one a double.

All the other accommodation is at ground floor level with a main living area comprising of a fitted galley style kitchen open to the sitting area which has a fabulous, cosy woodburning stove.

Just across the hall is the smart dining room with a comfortable seating area where guests can sit and enjoy a quiet read away from the hubbub of the kitchen.

The bathroom is also on the ground floor and the entrance porch/boot room is the place to leave those walking boots and outdoor clothes.

To the outside of the property is a large, fully enclosed garden with lawn, picnic bench, dog proof fence, large double outdoor kennel and run.

The garden is an ideal place to sit and relax after a busy day exploring the local countryside.

This area is a true outdoor enthusiast’s paradise and close by there are fabulous forest tracks to be enjoyed either on foot or on cycles.

Lairg is just a short drive away, ideal for picking up essentials whilst the larger village of Bonar Bridge has better shopping opportunities to enjoy.

Just a short drive from the cottage are the stunning golden sands of both Dornoch and Embo beaches, a real magnet to tourists.

Whether you choose to head to the far north and explore Cape Wrath or stay closer to home, there are always places to visit and things to do in this unspoilt and scenic part of the Highlands.

Braevaal is a cosy cottage which will be appreciated by all, at any time of the year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with sitting area and woodburning stove
  • Dining room with comfy seating.
  • Electric heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front enclosed lawned garden with outdoor double kennel and run and picnic bench
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: No children under the age of 5 years old
  • Note: Both bedrooms have sloping ceilings
  • Note: The access track to the property is through a field; this should be driven with care as it is steep and uneven and can become muddy and slippery - a 4 wheel drive is recommended
  • The track must always be kept free of vehicles to ensure the farmer easy access to his sheep
  • Note: Due to sheep in surrounding fields, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.

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About the location


Inverness 50 miles.

Located 50 miles north of Inverness, Lairg is centrally placed for touring the remote and beautiful Northern Highlands. The area has much to offer the visitor, from fine golf courses to outstanding fishing, some of the finest hill walking and mountaineering country in the land and the grand castle at Dunrobin, the home of the Earls of Sutherland. The castle, overlooking the sea, boasts a magnificent formal garden inspired by the grandeur of Versailles in France. In the immediate area are several other outdoor adventure activities including falconry, bird watching and photography, woodcarving, geology, kayaking, or even dry stone walling. For the true Highland experience you won’t find much better.

Note: No children under the age of 5 years old.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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