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Estuary View - Brora

Brora, The Highlands
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
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

  • Deceptively spacious converted fisherman's cottage
  • Panoramic sea views from the first-floor lounge
  • Share a sociable BBQ on the patio
  • Within walking distance of the golden sandy beach
  • Pick the perfect picnic spot on the tranquil banks of Loch Brora
  • Feast on locally caught crab and lobster
Property code: CA130

A spacious four-bedroom cottage, perfect for larger families and friends seeking a relaxing base close to the beach from which to explore the rugged coastline of Sutherland.

As its name suggests, this wonderful family home boasts stunning views over the estuary. From the elevated first floor lounge, you can watch the River Brora run into the North Sea, an unforgettable waterside view in the rugged Highlands. This functional home is perfect for family groups, offering two family rooms that are ideal for parents and young children, and plenty of space both indoors and outdoors ensures a comfortable stay for eight guests.

This cottage has been decorated throughout as a homely place to stay. Traditional country furniture, patterned soft furnishings and unique artwork add to the overall character of the place, but the cosy lived-in style ensures you feel instantly at home. The decor is primarily made up of clean whites and bright pastel shades, giving the property a light and airy feel and fitting in perfectly to its seaside surroundings.

Enter via the ground floor and find yourself instantly in the spacious kitchen. This room offers French doors that open out onto a sea view, allowing you to let a fresh sea breeze flow in on a warm day and still ensuring a pretty view even on colder days. Sit down to a casual breakfast or lunch at the kitchen table or make use of the space to pack a picnic for the day ahead. Evening meals can be enjoyed together in the dedicated dining room, which is equipped with a sociable round table. Two of the bedrooms can be found here on the ground floor, including one versatile family room sleeping three guests, ideal for a family with a young child.

Head upstairs to the first floor for an enjoyable space to relax. Putting the lounge on the first floor ensures wonderful sea views, creating a calming spot to unwind with a good book or sit down to a board game as a family. You may prefer to simply crash on the sofa and watch a DVD, energising for the day ahead. The remaining two bedrooms are here on the first floor and have unique vaulted ceilings. A family bedroom with three single beds is ideal for a children’s sleepover.

The garden can be found to the front of the property, accessible via the French door leading off the kitchen. Partly set to lawn and partly patio, this enclosed space is ideal for children to play. Relax on the lawn or dine alfresco at the picnic table. Be sure to find time for a BBQ throughout your stay, with the sound of waves and smell of sea salt filling the air around you. Those here on a sporting holiday can store equipment in the lockable garden shed.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, 1 triple, 1 family room with double and single bed
  • 1 bathroom with handheld shower, washbasin and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with washbasin and WC, 1 washroom with washbasin and WC
  • Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, additional fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV with DVD, CD player, radio, additional TV in kitchen
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oil and electricity included
  • Open fire – starter pack of coal provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Garden furniture, BBQ, lockable storage shed
  • Roadside parking
  • Regret no dogs
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within half a mile

A short half-mile walk will lead you to the unspoilt sandy expanse of Brora Beach, and the cold waves of the North Sea offer invigorating swimming, providing you've brought your wetsuits. This beach is often home to basking seals, and you can observe Scottish birds and wildlife from here also. Adjacent to the beach is the Brora Golf Club, a popular 18-hole championship course.

The small town of Brora is just a mere 0.5-mile walk from your doorstep, taking you across a charming bridge of the River Brora. The town boasts a handful of shops, some spots to grab groceries and a handful of local pubs. The River Brora is also a great spot for fishing both brown trout and salmon.

A must-visit location is the Dunrobin Castle, just 5 miles down the coast. This castle dates back to the 1300s and is styled like a classic French chateau. This home of the Earl of Sutherland boasts self-guided tours and regular falconry exhibits. Mountain biking and wonderful hikes can be enjoyed at the local Ben Bhraggie, a mountain with rewarding views of both of Scotland's coasts at its summit, with a return walk via the dramatic Big Burn gorge.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs Cannon July 2019

We absolutely loved our stay in Estuary View this summer. The house was immaculately clean and beautifully presented. We were struck by the attention to detail and thoughtful touches - quality toileteries, well provisioned kitchen, welcome pack, outdoor toys in the garden shed and beach towels to name a few. Helen was an absolutely lovely host - frRead moreiendly and helpful throughout our stay. Brora is a hidden gem - such a friendly place with a great beach, lovely local walks and a good selection of shops. It was perfectly placed for exploring this lovely part of Scotland. We are all looking forward to visiting again soon! Hide

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