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Old Grumbeg Cottage

Bettyhill, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 945345)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Simon was a fabulous host."

    Great communication and information both before and during our stay. Fab property in such an amazing location. Very comfortable with every we needed for a family stay. Loved the log fire and a perfect location for exploring.

    Reviewed by MicheleJul 2022

  • "This was a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    It made a great base for exploring the Highlands and was always a pleasure to return to at the end of the day. Lots of history to discover in the immediate vicinity as well as when travelling further afield. The host was excellent and made sure we had all the information we needed before we arrived and during our stay.

    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2022

  • "A really lovely special place, thank you."

    Pretty well equipped, great toaster, efficient bread maker and brilliant music system with better wi fi than Hertfordshire!! Do make sure you plan carefully and bring everything you need for your stay as shops are indeed a long way away and quite limited. There is plenty of storage space though. We are looking forward to staying there again. The views and location are tremendous and the sheep friendly!

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2022

  • "Just loved Old Grumbeg."

    ..the scenery from the cottage was amazing...Best we have been to, hope to get back again, just loved our relaxing week away. Had everything we could ask for and more.. 2 History and Hill Walking Enthusiasts... Still more we would love to explore. Cottage was Superb... Thankyou Simon.

    Reviewed by LynnJun 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location."

    Selected this cottage as it was an ideal central base for various road cycling routes and local hills (including lots of history). The cottage was very stylish, comfortable and homely - had everything that was needed. The location is very peaceful with stunning views. Owner also superb in quickly responding to my general queries before arrival and even asking if all ok during my stay.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in an amazing location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed exploring the north of Scotland and returning to the cottage for very comfortable and cosy evenings by the fire. We shall be returning as soo much more to see, enjoy and escape from the hustle of normal life. Thank you

    Reviewed by GilesMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in remote part of Scotland -"

    Reviewed by Priscilla JaneJul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed the location of the cottage fantastic facilities and wonderful scenery thoroughly recommend it as a relaxing break in fantastic surroundings which offers so much."

    Reviewed by MarkJun 2021

  • "Wonderful place where you can recharge yourself."

    Very peaceful with beautiful views. Perfect for a holiday what you want to take time for yourself and step away from everyday issues. Property is nicely decorated, although at the time a lot of personal touches had to be removed due to COVID. We brought our baking tray but that was due our own requirements. If possible would definitely stay they’re again and recommend it highly.

    Reviewed by JoannaSep 2020

  • "Our one week stay at Old Grumbeg cottage was fantastic because it was very comfortable, warm (due to heating and beautiful open fires) and very well equipped."

    We bought logs and coal from Wickes in Inverness on our way to the cottage. All the non perishable basics like tea, sugar, salt, pepper and even some pasta were in the kitchen cupboards. Views are out of this world. No internet, phone connection or terrestrial TV allowed us to unwind with a wee dram of whiskey, a game of Scrabble in front of the open fire followed by a DVD film. Just what we needed.

    Reviewed by CharlesJan 2020

  • "A lovely little cottage in the highlands."

    Views from the house onto the loch are beautiful to wake up to on a clear day. A good base to explore the highlands with walks, beaches and scenery to enjoy. The house had everything we needed, with a cosy fire on each night to end our day. Plenty of space for two adults and our toddler. A well equipped kitchen and comfortable beds. We will be back to explore the area more in the future.

    Reviewed by RuthNov 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay and thoroughly enjoyed our week at Old Grumbeg."

    It’s beautifully decorated inside with some really homely and considerate touches. We really enjoyed using Bluetooth speaker in the kitchen and the kitchen appliances were really good quality. I’d say if you’re planning to do a bit of cooking to take a stew pot and baking dish with you, that’s not meant as a criticism, we just would have found them useful. The location of the cottage is excellent with beautiful views and was great base from which to explore. We loved listening to the deer calling to one another in the evening/night. We even spotted some in the garden from the kitchen window, which was lovely. I can’t recommend this place highly enough and hope to stay there again one day.

    Reviewed by FelicityOct 2019

  • "The handling was very positive and uncomplicated."

    Great house. I hope the quality standard in the house remains. Then we will be happy to come back.

    Reviewed by DanielaSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and setting, very well furnished."

    Plenty to see and do, owners have fitted the cottage to a high standard lovely log fire in the kitchen and livingroom.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Great cottage."

    Very well finished. Very cosy and in a beautiful setting. Lots to do round about.

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2019

  • "The description of the cottage and its location are very clear, accurate and helpful, and it is indeed off the beaten track, which was great."

    So it very much met what I expected, together with no TV or internet, which was also what I expected and was aiming for. The cottage surrounds are in nature with views to the loch and beyond so you can literally step out of the front door and "start walking". This is an excellent base for holidaying in Sutherland and Caithness whether you want landscape, walking, flora and fauna, fishing, food, whisky, history, culture, inter alia. I squeezed in a day trip to Orkney too! The owner went out of his way to be helpful including giving ideas for places to go.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and woodburner
  • Sitting room and open fire.
  • Electric panel heaters with woodburner and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, breadmaker, fridge, TV with Freeview and Google Chrome Cast, DVD, Blu-ray, Bluetooth sound system, selection of books, games, DVDs and Blu-ray movies
  • Wi-Fi, Netflix and Frewview TV
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 18 miles, pub 6 miles.

The property

Bettyhill 18 miles.

This absolutely charming whitewashed cottage occupies a slightly elevated location which allows for stunning views over Loch Naver.

The cottage is located on a private estate in the remote and scenic north Highlands of Scotland.

This is a very beautiful location and also a very remote one therefore guests must prepare well for their holiday and pack all the essentials as the nearest shop is some 18 miles away.

What an adventure this will be!

Old Grumbeg Cottage has a private driveway leading up to a parking area and there is a large natural surrounding garden.

Outside seating has been cleverly positioned so guests can not only soak up the fantastic vista but also sip a quiet cup of coffee and enjoy the utter peace and quiet.

The accommodation is over two floors and at ground floor level is a smart dining/kitchen with the table just in front of the window to allow for the views and also a woodburner for the chillier evenings when you can enjoy home-cooked meals together.

The sitting room benefits from an open fire and the big corner sofa which is ideal to curl up in and relax after an active day out.

There is the extra benefit of the TV and Blu-ray player with a library of 100 Blu-ray movies as well as a high-end Harmon Kardon bluetooth sound system to take advantage of.

Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is the contemporary bathroom.

The upper floor has a twin and double bedroom both overlooking the Loch, making great views from bed.

The area is a fisherman's paradise of course and permits can be obtained from the local hotel.

For walkers, cyclists and wildlife watchers it’s an ideal place to come but do bring your camera.

Bettyhill is a friendly village with a good local shop and fabulous sandy beach, great for picnics.

The Altnahara Hotel is just 6 miles away and this rather famous fishing hotel has a smart dining room and also a relaxing bar.

So a special meal out can be enjoyed here perhaps with a good bottle of wine from their varied selection.

This area is certainly one of Europe's unspoilt wildernesses and this lovely cottage ensures a memorable holiday for all.

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About the location


Tongue 13 miles; Thurso 30 miles.

Bettyhill is a friendly highland village on the north coast some 13 miles from Tongue and 30 miles from Thurso, the main town serving this part of Scotland. The special attraction here is the stunning Torrisdale Bay situated to the west of Bettyhill which boasts a mile long beach of fabulous golden sands. The village has good facilities for locals and visitors such as a general store and a post office along with a museum and tourist information centre and a leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi and sauna. The area has always been popular with fishermen who enjoy trout fishing in the lochs around the area and the wildlife and rugged landscape captivate visitors time and time again.

Please note that all guests will need to bring their own wood, as a starter pack is not provided.