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Ben Loyal View

Midtown near Tongue, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 22502)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


33 Customer Reviews

  • "Ben Loyal View was far better than expected and very well equipped."

    This is a great base for any holiday. Every room in the house has a view. The dog loved it, plenty secure outdoor space on the property to run around. Indoors, the dog needed to keep to the hard floor areas, which was spacious, this included the Conservatory where we spent most of our time when actually in the house. Very much a home away from home.

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2021

  • "Beautiful house and location, Great scenery, very considerate host - many thanks."

    Simon, Sara and Jenny Ward

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2021

  • "Great cottage in a good location with easy access to mountains, beaches and some great cycling."

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Beautiful, comfortable holiday home with all required facilities."

    Gorgeous location and views. This was our fourth visit to this holiday home and we will definitely book again for a fifth visit.

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2019

  • "Words and photographs cannot convey the beauty and tranquility of the location and house."

    The view from the house is spectacular with the house modern, clean and very comfortable. Amazing! Will return.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Great cottage with amazing views and everything you need"

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019

  • "Beautiful place to stay."

    Owner was very frustrated at BT engineers as would I be. BT sent 2 wrong guys up to try and fix WiFi and they couldn’t as they both were the wrong engineers. It didn’t bother us in the slightest though. I miss the morning view already, it truly was magical in all weathers and we throughly enjoyed being up there.

    Reviewed by KatherineMar 2019

  • "The engineers were incredibly happy and lucky to have found something to accommodate all the guys staying together as accommodation was very limited in and around Tongue."

    Great value for money.

    Reviewed by KellyNov 2018

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable, very well supplied indeed with all modern conveniences and close by to lovely beaches and pleasant walks."

    A very helpful owner very kindly kept in in touch and made sure everything was just great for this holiday break. Many Thanksl

    Reviewed by NickOct 2018

  • "Well equipped,warm ,open and light with stunning views over the Kyle of Tongue with Ben Loyal in the background."

    A great base for walking and exploring the coastline and plenty of opportunities for fishing . A good dark night sky with a chance of the northern lights . Owner,Debbie,could not be more friendly or helpful

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "The cottage was in a stunning location and well presented."

    The owner resolved the issue of the blocked shower as quickly as they could but it is a shame that the shower drains are not checked more frequently as it was really was very dirty. It meant that for half our holiday we had to share one shower not what we had paid for. Our other issue were the beds in the bedroom above the kitchen and downstairs bedroom the mattresses were so soft you felt you were going to fall out of them so my husband and I slept in separate beds thank goodness the other upstairs bedroom was ok for my brother and wife - we did not like to complain as we had already had to complain about the shower however we noted in the visitor book that several other visitors had mentioned the uncomfortable beds previously. A new DVD player arrived early in the week to replace the broken one that other guests had mentioned previously - the owners do their best to resolve issue as soon as they can. Other than that the property is lovely with excellent views across they Kyle - the Craggan hotel up the road did excellent food and were really friendly. We would visit the area again.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "This is an excellent holiday home; beautifully equipped, in a lovely location and with magnificent views."

    Would have been good if we had been able to get sub-titles when watching the TV.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2018

  • "The location of the cottage was spectacular, however there are a number of ..."

    The location of the cottage was spectacular, however there are a number of issues that need to be brought to the owners attention as the cottage felt very "tired":- Very poor WiFi Insufficient casual seating in the lounge area for the potential number of occupants at the cottage Insufficient cutlery for the number of occupants at the cottage Inadequate cooking utensils for the number of occupants at the cottage Insufficient glasses at the cottage The hob was extremely temperamental and difficult to use The mattress on the bed above the kitchen needs replacing Leakage marks visible on the kitchen ceiling Kitchen cupboard door hanging off Poor quality / thin towels for guests to use Intermittent TV reception DVD player did not work properly

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ben Loyal view as usual"

    Reviewed by Elizabeth PatriciaJun 2018

  • "Loved the cottage fantastic view we would give it 5 stars and hope to go again"

    Reviewed by BenjaminJun 2018

  • "Really enjoyed the holiday."

    The accommodation was extremely comfortable and a joy to return to after a day touring.

    Reviewed by TerryMay 2018

  • "This accommodation is set in a beautiful location."

    The house is very well equipped and spacious for a family.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2018

  • "Lovely property, and location."

    Clean and comfortable and the owner very helpful.

    Reviewed by KathrynMar 2018

  • "Lovely house, clean, tidy and it was brilliant to have a washer and dryer."

    Bed was comfortable and there was a good selection of DVDs. Would love to come back in summer time. Stunning views over the Kyle of Tongue. Although we went out of season there was still plenty to see and do.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2018

  • "A very comfortable property."

    Nice and large open plan kitchen. Some extra lighting around the cooker would be helpful,i.e.- down lights under the 2 cupboards either side of the cooker. The bedrooms were wonderful, with all of them having their own bathrooms. Have stayed in the Tongue area for about 10 years now,albeit in another property. This property is certainly one we would return to. A useful base for fishing in loch Hope just over the hill.

    Reviewed by CharlesJul 2017

  • "The owner was exceptionally helpful and concerned over a few little glitches - but she handled them admirably."

    She was a classical "Sykes" provider.

    Reviewed by TerenceJun 2017

  • "A real home from home in a fantastic location."

    The views were spectacular. Owner very helpful.

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2017

  • "A real home from home, nothing to fault."

    Everything we needed for a relaxing week, in very comfortable accommodation. Owner very friendly and helpful when I rang about key collection. Situated in a beautiful part of Scotland with stunning views from the house. Thoroughly enjoyed our week. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2016

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Excellent standard. This was our second stay in the cottage and we plan to book it again for next year. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful, cottage absolutely beautiful, clean and in fantastic location. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2016

  • "Ben Loyal View is a fantastic house with amazing views."

    Very well maintained and the owner was lovely to deal with and ensured throughout our stay that everything was okay.

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2016

  • "The best holiday home we have ever stayed in."

    Excellent standard, very clean, comfortable with all modern conveniences. Stunning location too. Enjoyed this holiday home so much we have already booked for next year. Fantastic.

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2015

  • "This property was exactly as described."

    It was immaculate and had everything that you would ever need. The cottage was well positioned for visiting different areas. I have and will continue to recommend this to family and friends.

    Reviewed by GarethAug 2015

  • "Beautiful house in a wonderful location, the views from the house are amazing and the area is so peaceful and relaxing."

    Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2015

  • "This is a spacious and well furnished property with terrific views."

    Reviewed by ThomasJul 2015

  • "It was a very, very nice cottage, it was warm and the heating was easy to regulate."

    It was in a lovely situation with great views! It was spacious and very pleasant to be in. Don't know what the tourist board rating is but it should be high.

    Reviewed by AlexandraJun 2015

  • "The property was faultless."

    Clean, of a high standard, modern and really spacious with beautiful views over the Kyle of Tongue.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2015

  • "The house was of the highest standard and every effort had been made by the owners to cater for your every need."

    The views from the property are superb and are forever changing, we have stayed in many holiday homes and this, we think, is the best we have found.

    Reviewed by Janet AnnMay 2015

  • "This is a lovely, well equipped and comfortable property set in a stunning area."

    We enjoyed a warm welcome from the locals and there's plenty of local walks and sights to see including a beach directly opposite. We were lucky enough to see deer roaming freely, superb night skies and even got to see the northern lights.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2015

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The property

Tongue 4 miles.

A contemporary detached cottage with stunning elevated views over the Kyle of Tongue, four miles from the village of Tongue in the far north Highlands of Scotland.

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, this spacious Highland cottage is ideal for families and friends who wish to enjoy time together in the unspoilt beauty of this remote part of Scotland.

Very well appointed, this Tongue cottage has three bright bedrooms, all benefiting from en-suite facilities.

There is a large, well-equipped kitchen with dining area at this Highland cottage from which the views of Ben Loyal and the surrounding mountains can be fully appreciated whilst enjoying a meal together at the end of a busy day.

This charming cottage near Tongue benefits from having not only a cosy sitting room with electric fire, but also a lovely sun room where you can relax and enjoy the wonderful panoramic views.

Outside this delightful cottage near Tongue, and through doors from the sun room, there is a picnic bench in the front garden, where you can dine alfresco or just relax with a refreshing drink, whilst planning your activities for the next day.

Just a short distance from this splendid Highland cottage are some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Scotland.

Talmine Beach is a small secluded beach which lies just to the south of the harbour and Skinnet Beach is a great stretch of sand in the middle of Tongue Bay.

The chances are you could have both these beaches totally to yourself!

The area surrounding your attractive holiday home near Tongue is ideal for hill walkers and climbers, with Ben Hope close by which is the most northerly of all the Munros, plus there is also magnificent wildlife to be enjoyed.

A fabulous Highland cottage in a truly wonderful location.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with single folding bed and en-suite bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with electric fire
  • Sun room (seats 4).
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub and beach 10 mins walk.

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About the location


Thurso 45 miles.

The attractive coastal village of Tongue, with its imposing stone buildings, shops and hotels, is set alongside the Kyle of Tongue, and is centrally placed for touring the beautiful Northern Highlands. The area has much to offer the visitor, including golf courses, 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. Another attraction not to be missed is the Falls of Shin at Lairg, with its restaurants, shopping areas, highland craft shops, forest walks and tumbling river. In the immediate area are several other outdoor adventure activities including falconry, bird watching, photography, woodcarving, geology, kayaking, and even dry stone walling. For the true Highland experience you won't find much better.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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