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8 Achnabat

Skerray near Bettyhill, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1078411)



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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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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2 Customer Reviews

  • "Very lovely welcome from owner, and great instructions sent before arrival on how to find property."

    Fantastic location and wonderful cottage to stay in, with all the facilities you would need. Would definitely recommend and return again in the future.

    Reviewed by EricOct 2021

  • "Amazing cottage with such a beautiful views."

    Excellent location for exploring the north of Scotland. The owner was superb and made us feel extremely welcome. Would love to return one day! Would highly recommend. We were absolutely delighted with this property.

    Reviewed by LukasAug 2021

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The property

Bettyhill 8.3 miles.

Tucked away in the Scottish Highlands in the quaint hamlet of Skerray, near Bettyhill is this delightfully rustic detached cottage.

Boasting exceptional views of the surrounding hills and countryside, alongside being within easy reach of nature activities and Skerray Bay Beach, this is a charming setting for a group of five who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Ample off-road parking for four vehicles greets you on arrival, take a moment to pause and relish your panoramic vista of the Highlands's countryside.

Hang your coats up in the porch before stepping into a pleasant sitting room, unwind on the leather seating as you put on a family-favourite on the Smart TV; switch on the woodburning stove for extra warmth!

For more space to relax, progress through to the lovely living/dining room for more seating to stretch out on whilst the fire crackles away in the background.

The welcoming kitchen is well-equipped for your culinary needs, rustle up a home-cooked favourite with its array of appliances before enjoying them with your group at the dining table next door.

As the day draws to a close, find a single room downstairs with an easily accessible wet room that is ideal for those with limited mobility; before heading upstairs to find two tastefully decorated king-sizes with plenty of storage for your belongings.

Additionally, on the first floor you will discover a bathroom where bath awaits you for a well-deserved soak after a day of exploring.

Outside is the highlight of the property, enjoy an alfresco coffee on the patio as you savour the fantastic views of the hills backing the property.

For your amenities, stop in the local post office shop before travelling to the coastal village of Bettyhill and enjoying tasty dishes with a pint at the Farr Bay Inn, tour the fascinating Strathnaver Museum, before basking in the sun at the nearby Farr Beach.

For things to do without travelling far, visit the close-by Skerray Bay Beach and sail to Neave Island, hike up Alt Horrisdale, or spot the wildlife during a wander through Borgie Forest.

Travel west to the village of Tongue and trek to the ruins of Castle Varrich, before marvelling at the sights from the Kyle of Tongue Causeway.

If you're looking for more to do, be sure to travel to the fishing township of Talmine and its Bay, before heading to Thurso and stopping at Borve Castle and Puffin Cove along the way.

For a getaway to the Highlands in a peaceful location, choose 8 Achnabat.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size and 1 x ground-floor single
  • Ground-floor wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, lawned area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 8.3 miles

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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.

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