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The Weighbridge Bothy - Balblair

Bonar Bridge, The Highlands
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Quirky
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Escape to this delightful conversion in mid Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands
  • Uninterrupted countryside views looking towards Carbisdale Castle
  • Great for couples or individuals looking to explore the delights of the North Coast 500 by bike or car
Property code: 89058

Situated in mid-Sutherland and surrounded by uninterrupted countryside sits this neat one-bed studio property. With fantastic trails on your doorstep, it’s the perfect base for a couple or solo traveller looking to explore the dramatic landscape on foot, mountain bike, or by car. Ideally placed for those who want tranquillity, the property is also conveniently located within walking distance of the local pub (0.5 miles).

The living area and bedroom are located in one splendid self-contained unit. Light and breezy, the furnishings are pleasant, and homely touches include framed prints, ambient lighting, and colourful rugs on the wood-panelled floor. It’s a pleasant place to kick back, with a double bed overlooking the countryside views.

After a day exploring, take it easy in the lounge with its stylish sofa, watch a film on the Smart TV or curl up with a book. The well-equipped kitchen overlooks the lounge so you can enjoy conversation with your partner while preparing meals. A dining table, seating four people, is perfect for creating memorable meals, with views through the window of Carbisdale Castle. After eating, clear the table, unfold the maps and plan your next day’s agenda. Off the living area is a neat bathroom.

Outside there’s a patio area dotted with garden furniture and a BBQ. Dine alfresco at the outdoor table or simply listen to the birdsong in the trees while soaking up the glorious views.

  • 1 double bed in an open plan sleeping area
  • 1 shower room with cubicle and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer
  • Welcome pack
  • Travel cot provided on request
  • TV in the lounge
  • Dog bed provided
  • Patio area with seating and BBQ
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike shed to the rear of the property with workbench, vice and power supply for electric bikes
  • Beach 15 miles, shop 3 miles, pub 0.5 miles, railway station 0.5 miles
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The surrounding area offers fantastic mountain bike trails and keen cyclists can enjoy the 10.5-mile Balblair black trail with its wonderful views over the Kyle of Sutherland. The less energetic can explore the landscape by car. Pick up the North Coast 500 route from Balblair and drive through miles of beautiful scenery.

Bonair Bridge (3 miles) is also worth a visit and the delightful village is dotted with local shops and eateries. Golf lovers can also enjoy a round at the nine-hole woodland-style course. Be sure to also stop at the Balblair distillery (12 miles) where you can learn about the production of whiskey and sample a selection of the local tipple.

For something a little different, head to The Falls of Shin (3.5 miles) and watch the salmon leaping up the falls, or for a day at the beach journey to Dornoch (15 miles). Backed by dunes, it’s a pleasant place for a walk on the sand or swim in the water. History lovers can also explore the majestic Dunrobin Castle (24 miles) and its beautiful gardens. Be sure to also watch the bred of prey flying demonstrations (April to September).

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Victoria 16th October 2023

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A really lovely cosy place to stay in a great location with easy access to surrounding areas and the NC500 route.

Reviewed by Pascal 18th September 2023

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Everything was fine, it was a lovely bothy

Reviewed by John 1st September 2023

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Reviewed by Kenneth 19th August 2023

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LOVELY AND CLEAN

Reviewed by Catherine 4th August 2023

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The cottage, was just what we wanted as a base to explore the Scottish highlands. The cottage its self was very clean and tidy. Very well equipped we couldnt ask for anymore..

Reviewed by Elizabeth 14th July 2023

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very comfortable and well equuiped.

Reviewed by Deborah 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Ivor 10th June 2023

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I had this trip in mind for many years, as I do have some history with the area. I could not have picked a better location. My primary "goal" was to visit Carbisdale Castle, which is just a short distance over the water, and just 15 minutes by car. Not only did I accomplish this, I also (re)visited several very picturesque sites within 20 or so milRead morees, and was invited by the landlord to their dressage stables to see their operation first-hand. I was made very welcome, and really enjoyed my stay. Hide

Reviewed by Katherine 19th May 2023

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Well appointed accommodation. Ideal for our needs. Great walk available from the house for the dog. Loved the comfy bed and great shower. The location allows for trips in all directions. We visited Tain and Portmahomack, Dornoch, Lairg and even Plockton. Also Scottish Opera at Eden Court in Inverness. The Sutherland Clothing shop in Lairg is great Read morefor highend Scottish outdoor wear at good prices in their sale room at the back. Hide

Reviewed by Shirley 12th May 2023

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Location

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