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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was lovely, comfortable and in the right location for the days out we had planned."

    The only real criticism is that a dishwasher was included as part of the kitchen equipment, but only 2 dishwasher tablets were at the property. We none of us have a dishwasher at home, so we have bought a small pack of dishwasher tablets, used 5 and are left with the remainder of the pack that none of us will use in the near future. Also, the shower cubicles had no shelf or similar to put our shower gel and shampoo on whilst using the showers. Tbh, these are just details. Would definitely use this property again if we were staying in the area in future.

    Reviewed by Annette3.8May 2024

  • "Lovely property."

    exceeded expectations

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful home very spacious and clean."

    3 bathrooms excellent and every single room very generous in space could do with weeding paths and living room could do with some soft lighting and better/more sofas wasa bit squishedall of us on sofas of a night

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house immaculately cleaned with everything we needed."

    Garden could do with a wee bit tlc but this did not affect our stay. I would stay again and recommend to my friends :)

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Burnside is a great place to stay."

    It is very spacious and well-equipped. It was a shame that the dishwasher was still not working, though the housekeeper informed us that a replacement is due soon. The garden is large and sunny, with a lovely open outlook. The only thing that needs a little attention is the patio, to remove the weeds that are growing tall. Overall, it's a super place for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.1Jun 2023

  • "Great place to stay / lots of room and a good base to explore from."

    We would stay here again!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property was nice and clean and had everything we needed to have a lovely holiday."

    Slight problem with the heating but problem solved within an hour!! Very helpful friendly people made an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage was an excellent choice as a base for exploring, by car, the far Northwest of Scotland and the Geo Park in particular."

    The home had everything we required for our six night stay and was very comfortable. The housekeeper was friendly and helpful as was the gardener and his wife and other neighbors. The property lost one star because the dishwasher was broken and there were no instructions for finding the wifi code, operating the hob and stove, and operating the washing machine. We were from the USA and unfamiliar with how these UK appliances worked.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The house was more than what we was expecting.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Burnside was perfect for our requirements."

    It was spacious and well laid out, to accommodate the 5 of us perfectly! If there was one tiny comment, it would be another comfortable chair in the lounge! We all like to spread out! We were going to let you know that there was a dog poo in the garden, which we thought had been left, though the garden was neatly cut. Then we were sitting one afternoon, when the cutest little dog came wandering round the garden like he was very familiar with it! We realised then who the culprit of the random poo was!

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Sep 2022

  • "Spacious and comfortable house."

    Clean and tidy. Good outside seating area. Quiet street. The garden is not fully enclosed for dogs.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely centrally located property to explore the top most extremities of Scotland"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house has everything you would want, a home from home."

    Very clean and tidy, lots of local information available. It was larger than we expected and a big bonus although not listed to have a dish washer. A nice touch was to find essentials to make a drink and something to eat on arrival. The housekeeper who lives locally popped along to make sure we had everything we needed and to sorted out the tv

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent property to explore the north of Scotland."

    Clean and comfortable with plenty of space. Could do with an info pack, had to Google how to use cooker and ask neighbours about bin collection. Also if arriving late there’s not even a pint of milk to make a cup of tea. Minor things I know but important.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Mar 2022

  • "We have just been staying at Burnside for the past 4 weeks, the house was perfect for our needs and is in a perfect location, would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have lovely stay at Burnside cottage."

    The property nice and clean there’s very spaces Comfortable bed. Central location. The only downside it a hour or two long drive to sightseeing to complete our NC500 route.

    Reviewed by Scott4.4Aug 2021

  • "Great central location for anyone who wants to tour around the area."

    Small village but has 2 great places to eat.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in Lairg, the cottage was fantastic, and located in the centre (crossroads of the north) of the Northern Highlands which made it easy for us to travel around most of the NorthCoast 500 route."

    Lairg itself is a lovely wee village with such friendly residents. The cottage had plenty of space which allowed us as a family never to feel on top of each other, the additional lounge area on the first floor allowed extra space- not that we needed it! The cottage was spotless on arrival and bed linen and towels were immaculate. The huge kitchen and dining table meant we sat as a family in the evenings, all the utensils you could need to cook meals. I can’t wait to return to Lairg - if only I could afford to buy this cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be a king-size upon request) with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x singles
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Dining room
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric range cooker with electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with decking with outdoor seating, lawn and patio
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Pets must be kept on the ground floor and off all furniture
  • Note: Check-in is from 5pm and check-out is by 10am.

The property

Lying at the heart of the idyllic village of Lairg, Burnside is a charming and traditional cottage boasting incredible views of the Northern Highlands.

Surrounded by breath-taking landscapes, this pet-friendly dwelling makes a fabulous base from which a family or group of six can discover the true delights of Scotland.

Be greeted by a well-designed utility room as you step inside this homely abode, perfect for washing all your mud-splattered clothes following a fun-filled day exploring the area.

Take a seat at the spacious oak dining table that rests within the pretty country-kitchen, mapping out plans for the duration of your stay whilst the chef of the group prepares a hearty home-cooked dinner with the help of the striking range cooker.

Tuck into your fantastic feast in the warmth of the dining room, before retiring to the inviting sitting room and unwinding with a movie on the impressive flat-screen TV whilst admiring the eye-catching feature fireplace.

A lovely king-size bedroom can be found on the ground floor and is served by a handy shower room, ideal for guests with limited mobility.

On the first floor, a beautifully appointed twin bedroom can be transformed into a king-size upon request and benefits from its very own en-suite shower.

Across the way, two single bedrooms offer a wonderful place to retreat with a book for a moment of peace and quiet.

Guests can also escape the excitement with an indulging soak in the spacious tub that sits within the airy first floor bathroom.

On warm summer days be sure to delight in an afternoon in the garden, soaking up the sunshine as you lounge on the decking whilst the dogs run freely on the lawn.

Explore the very best that Scotland has to offer with an exhilarating hike along the The Ord Archaeology Trail or through the nearby Ferry Wood.

Embrace the great outdoors at the Falls of Shin Forest or travel over to Golspie for a stroll along the pale-yellow sands.

Take a tour of the grand Dunrobin Castle & Gardens, before venturing up to Cairn Liath and stopping for a spot of lunch in the village of Brora.

Avid golfers will relish in a quick round at Bonar Bridge Ardgay Golf Club, whilst historians will enjoy a day trip to Inverness, home to an imposing Castle and Cathedral, all within a pleasant drive.

Spot elegant birds at Loch Shin Bird Watching Hide, or try out a new and exciting watersport at Go Wild Highlands.

Grab dinner at the iconic local restaurant, The Pier, or pick up some groceries from the well-stocked supermarket ahead of a quiet evening indoors.

For an action-packed adventure with friends and family, be sure to book a stay at Burnside.

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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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. Golfers can enjoy a round at local courses in Bonar Bridge, Golspie and Ullapool as well as at the world famous Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Lairg provides a convenient base for trips to the West, North and East coasts with breath-taking scenery in every direction. Walkers are within range of the most northerly Munro in Ben Hope as well as the iconic mountains Suilven, Arkle and Foinavon. Whisky enthusiasts can enjoy visits to nearby distilleries such as Balblair, Clynelish and Glenmorangie. Keen fisherman are situated at the southern end of the lovely Loch Shin and have a wide choice of scenic trout lochs in the local area. 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: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125

PLEASE NOTE: Electric Vehicle Charging is not permitted from this property. If this is a facility you require, you would need to source a local convenience that offers this service.