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View to the property
Relax in the spacious lounge by the open fire
Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the conservatory
Enjoy dining in the conservatory
Kitchen/breakfast room
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with en-suite WC
Single bedroom
Garden area
View from double bedroom
View from property
 Talmine beach within walking distance
Skinnet beach nearby
Beautiful Skinnet beach nearby
Talmine beach within walking distance
1 / 15  View to the property
2 / 15  Relax in the spacious lounge by the open fire
3 / 15  Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the conservatory
4 / 15  Enjoy dining in the conservatory
5 / 15  Kitchen/breakfast room
6 / 15  Double bedroom
7 / 15  Twin bedroom with en-suite WC
8 / 15  Single bedroom
9 / 15  Garden area
10 / 15  View from double bedroom
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12 / 15   Talmine beach within walking distance
13 / 15  Skinnet beach nearby
14 / 15  Beautiful Skinnet beach nearby
15 / 15  Talmine beach within walking distance

Atlantic View Cottage

Talmine, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful stone croft house in a fantastic hill-top position
  • Enjoy the picturesque views of the Rabbit Islands and North Coast
  • Close to the glorious sandy beaches of Talmine and Skinnet
  • Perfect for enjoying fantastic coastal and rural walks
  • A short drive from Ben Hope and Ben Loyal
  • A fantastic and comfortable holiday getaway to an area of outstanding beauty
Property code: SU283

Offering breathtaking coastal views, this beautiful traditional stone croft house nestles in the heart of a tranquil hamlet in the far North Highlands of Scotland, making it a perfect location for a quiet and relaxing holiday

Enjoying a hilltop position in the quaint fishing village of Talmine, this spacious three-bedroom coastal cottage is perfect for families seeking a peaceful break on the Sutherland coast. Spend the day at beautiful Talmine beach, strolling along the golden sands or paddling in the clear waters or discover the glorious beach at nearby Skinnet (1 mile), perfect for beach games and relaxing on the sand. For everyday essentials, the charming village of Tongue (3 miles) has a small selection of shops and eateries. Pack a picnic and walk from the village to the dramatic ruins of Caisteal Bharraich for lunch overlooking the Kyle of Tongue.

This traditional stone croft house offers comfortable and welcoming family accommodation with wonderful sea views from many of the rooms. It has a lovely homely feel where you can feel completely relaxed.

Step through the front door of this holiday home and enter into the generous lounge, the perfect space for relaxation and spending time together. Sink into one of the comfortable sofas and relax with a family film or light the open fire and spend the evening playing cards or your favourite game. Cook up a storm in the stylish kitchen where you will find everything you need to produce tasty meals. Dine in style in the fabulous conservatory, a wonderful space with sensational sea views. Your family bathroom can also be found on this floor.

When it’s time to retire, had upstairs to the first floor where you will find the three well-appointed bedrooms, a cosy double, a pretty single and a twin bedroom with en-suite WC.

Stepping outside, sit and unwind in the garden, admiring the far-reaching sea views or spread out your blanket for a relaxed al fresco lunch on the lawn. This is the perfect place to enjoy some games on warmer days. There is also off-road parking available next to the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single and 1 twin
  • Kitchen with hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave
  • Lounge with open fire, TV, DVD and hi-fi
  • Dining conservatory
  • Bathroom with bath and large separate shower 1 en-suite WC
  • Large lawn garden with seating area
  • Central heating included
  • 1 dog welcome (to be kept in the hall and kitchen)
  • Due to location Wi-Fi is not available in the property due to location, however, certain mobile networks will pick up 3g and Wi-fi available in local hotels.
  • Beach, shop and hotel within 2 miles

With the golden sandy beach within walking distance, spend your days playing competitive games of beach cricket, rock pooling or splashing in the crystal-clear waters. Follow the coastal path around the headland to discover sheltered coves and spot porpoises and grey seals swimming in Talmine Bay. Kayak around the uninhabited Rabbit Islands in Tongue Bay, a popular spot for scuba diving or step on board a boat trip across the bay in search of wildlife.

Walking enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with the coastal path offering spectacular views across the sea. Step onto the path for a coastal cliff walk to quiet Achininver Beach (2 miles) or enjoy a challenging hike to Hope (10 miles), passing 2000-year old fortified towers and Pictish sites. Bag yourself a Munro, with several within easy reach of your cottage. The 'Queen of Scottish Mountains', Ben Loyal, (12.5 miles), will reward you with panoramic views of moor, mountain and sea whilst Ben Hope (17.5 miles) is Scotland's most northerly Munro.

Not to be missed is the remote wilderness of Cape Wrath (32 miles) where the north and west coasts of Scotland meet and the Atlantic Ocean continues uninterrupted until meeting the Arctic. Take the Cape Wrath Ferry to cross the Kyle of Durness and join one of the tours around the area, taking in the rugged terrain, breathtaking views and seek refreshment in the small café at the base of the lighthouse.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lorna 19th September 2020

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Our week in Atlantic Cottage was lovely, great spot to relax in and explore. Lovely part of Scotland and would recommend.

Reviewed by Kate 15th August 2020

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The cottage is home from home. The village has some lovely walks and a fabulous beach with a well stocked shop. Ideally located for exploring the Highlands.

Reviewed by Diane 8th August 2020

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The location has stunning views and was just what we were looking for we all had a great break

Reviewed by Margaret 25th July 2020

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I would recommend this cottage in a perfect location and the views were stunning and the beaches were perfect and safe , The cottage needs some updating but comfortable warm and plenty hot water, though the cottage was remote we felt very safe.

Reviewed by Lorraine 17th September 2019

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Outstanding location, comfortable house, well catered for in all weathers. Locals very friendly, nearby hotel serves good food.

Reviewed by Sheila 20th July 2019

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Lovely views from cottage with a great sun room.

Reviewed by Veronica 15th June 2019

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This cottage is in a fantastic situation, with amazing views. We had lovely beach walks, cycle runs and hill walks all within a ten mile drive or less! One of the most relaxed holidays I have had in years. Local hotel offers a good menu with locally sourced seafood. Scallops and langoustine were delicious.

Reviewed by Dennis 8th June 2019

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Reviewed by Edward 1st June 2019

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The cottage is well situated for sea views, only a short walk to the beach. The village has a restaurant and a shop. The local walks are lovely, we had BBQs on the beach and we used the cottage as a base to complete the NC500. Waking up to highland coos on the door step is fantastic. The garden is well maintained and a great size. The cottage has oRead moreff road parking and a secure gate. We took Bruce (dog) and he loved it. The sitting room is large and the conservatory is great with the table. Hide

Reviewed by Audrey 27th April 2019

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View to the property
Relax in the spacious lounge by the open fire
Relax and enjoy the stunning views from the conservatory
Enjoy dining in the conservatory
Kitchen/breakfast room
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with en-suite WC
Single bedroom
Garden area
View from double bedroom
View from property
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Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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