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Lairg, The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
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At a glance

  • Tranquil cottage located on a remote glen
  • Peaceful setting with plenty of walking options
  • Fishing opportunities in Loch Shin
  • Homely space, perfect for adventurous families
  • Ideal base to explore the Scottish Highlands
  • Breathtaking views from the property
Property code: CA074

This former shepherd''s cottage boasts plenty of character and forms an idyllic base from which to explore the rugged Highlands.

Once a shepherd’s cottage, this house sits at the foot of a rugged hill with a beautiful burn trickling past, down the glen to Loch Shin. A perfect base for walkers or those looking for a rural retreat, its stunning panoramic views can’t fail to inspire – whether it’s creativity or activity you are craving. The cottage retains a sense of its history in the pleasingly simple decor. From the unfussy bedrooms to the spacious kitchen with its standalone units, the house seems to be very aware that it is the scenery here that will take the limelight.

It’s the perfect place to return to after a long hike or a day chasing trout, with plenty of space to kick back in the cosy sitting room. Light the electric fire, put the kettle on and settle in with a book, TV, or a game of cards. The fully equipped kitchen has an electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and a full-sized fridge/freezer so you can stock up and enjoy the remote location. There’s a foldaway table for quick breakfasts or for the kids to set out their colouring books, and a full-sized dining table next door when you want to sit down all together and watch the stunning sunsets. The bathroom is downstairs and has a shower over the bath, and there’s a useful washing machine too.

Upstairs, one double, a twin and two single rooms boast more views down the valley – keep your eyes open for the herds of red deer coming down from the hills in the evenings, and birds of prey circling the skies.

Outside there is unlimited parking and a private grassy garden where kids will love splashing in the shallower parts of the burn.

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

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 double room, 2 single rooms and 1 twin room
  • 1 bathroom - shower over bath, WC and WHB
  • Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview and DVD
  • Bed linen and towels not provided (beds do have duvets)
  • Bed linen can be supplied by arrangement with the housekeeper at an extra charge
  • Oil fired heating - oil and electricity by meter reading
  • Private water supply
  • Ample off road parking
  • 1 dog welcome -  restricted to the ground floor of the cottage
  • Private garden
  • Property is located next to a fast flowing large stream; pets and children to be supervised at all times
  • Restaurant 5 miles, shop 20 miles

Whether you want to head up the hills, or down the glen to the loch, there is countryside a-plenty here. It's a mile down the river to the northernmost end of Loch Shin which is great for trout and salmon fishing, as well as kayaking and simply walking. The quiet tarmacked roads leading from the house make for great cycling, especially for children.

The nearest village is 20 miles away, at the southern end of the loch in Lairg, which is a busy centre for tourists with a range of local stores, plus an interesting display about the prehistoric settlements and remains in the area in the Ferrycroft Countryside Centre. Pop into The Pier on the banks of the loch for a sumptuous homemade treat and coffee in a beautiful setting, or head south 5 miles to see the pretty Falls of Shin. A great place for kids, it has a play park and mini-golf, plus several forest trails where youngsters will be delighted to watch the salmon leaping up the falls on their journey upstream.

Further afield, take a trip north to the beach at Scourie, 28 miles from the house, and hop on a boat across to Handa Island – a nature reserve with stunning turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, as well as plenty of wildlife to spot including the charming puffin colonies.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Elvin August 2019

Once again and amazing stay at Corriekinloch. Roddy and Marion made us feel very welcome. Easy to book the cottage. Facilities were fab and enjoyed a couple of days exploring the coast and the scenic drive. Both grandsons loved it, fishing most of the day and all the amazing walks. Will be returning again. Thank you once again for an amazing holidaRead morey Hide

Reviewed by Mr Beattie June 2019

Really great location at the base of the corrie at the head of Loch Shin. Excellent base for fishing or for walking into the Ben More Assynt area. The caretaker and the estate factor could not have been more helpful, thank you.

Reviewed by Mr Latocha April 2019

The lodge is fairly basic but it has everything you need. Fully equipped kitchen if you like to cook, eat and enjoy during your stay. It is clean, has oil fired central heating(payable extra as per meter, our week cost 32 in heating @55p per litre of oil), water is from burn, but it's safe to drink(tastes a bit different). Bathroom is basic but funRead morectional. Beds are clean and comfy-which was important to us. Scenery is amazing. If fishing and walking/trekking, cycling is something you enjoy this is a place for you. You have to prepare for the trip(food, toiletries etc) as there are no shops withing around 20 miles. There are some amazing beaches within 1hr drive, well worth venturing out. The only downside costing this review 1 star were: creaky noisy stairs(with bathroom being downstairs not ideal at night time), and single glazed windows/house insulation preventing the house getting warm (to our standard) just from CH system. Electric heater was provided, which was sufficient. The caretaker was very helpful, made the stay even more enjoyable. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Davis June 2018

This was our second stay at Corriekinloch. We had a wonderful time and Marion made us feel very welcome. We were a few weeks later this year, and you could tell as the Midges were in abundance. No problem after a good application of Smidge, which works well as a deterrent. Roddy was a great help with the fishing and helped out if we needed anythingRead more. The river was low at first due to 3 weeks of no rain, but storm 'Hector' soon put that right! The cottage had some improvements and redecoration which made it all the more pleasant. We were out each day fishing, but it was nice to get home, have dinner then relax with a Dram. We hope to return in 2019. Hide

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