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Laxford House

Lairg, The Highlands
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect rural sanctuary  on the banks of the River Laxford
  • Two lounges both with open firesand spectacular views
  • Remote, relaxing, restful
  • Spacious garden perfect for kids and dogs
  • 6 miles from Scourie for shops, restaurants and a beautiful beach
  • Local loch fishing included for four rods
Property code: CA210

Perched on the banks of the River Laxford, this sweet red house is surrounded by idyllic views and offers simple, elegant accommodation for ten guests.

Enjoy a stay in the remote Scottish Highlands, where limited mobile reception and no Wi-Fi connection ensure a true escape to nature. Admire the calming waterside views of Loch Laxford, which is accessible just 1 mile from the property, and the bustling River Laxford that flows along the bottom of the garden. The property comfortably hosts ten guests and two dogs, making it the perfect spot for a family reunion or a walking holiday for a large group of friends.


This spacious home offers an abundance of bright and airy rooms, with large windows allowing light to flood the property. Clean cream walls and neutral carpets create a minimalist space to relax and traditional antique furnishings enhance the countryside feel of the property.


Both conventional and contemporary elements are combined in the kitchen, where you’ll find a modern double oven, hob and dishwasher. Sit at the breakfast bar for a morning coffee or spot of brunch, or knock up dinner for ten and enjoy a celebratory meal in the spacious dining room. Adults and children are welcome to relax independently, as two sitting rooms both offer cosy sofas and woodburners. Convene in one sitting room as a family and enjoy a DVD or make use of the Sky TV, or take evening drinks into the sun lounge and admire the far-reaching loch views. Find two of six bedrooms on this ground floor: a double bedroom and a spacious twin.


A further four bedrooms can be found upstairs on the first floor, and all benefit from extremely comfy beds and soft, fresh linen. One master double bedroom offers a sofa for relaxation whilst your better half is getting ready for the day, and there is also a twin bedroom and two single bedrooms for the rest of the party. These first-floor bedrooms benefit from remarkable views of the surrounding Scottish landscape; a daily treat to wake up to.


To the rear of the property, you’ll find a charming garden, enclosed by fences and completely private, perfect for entertaining on balmy summer evenings. The garden boasts stunning views of Loch Laxford in the distance, and the River Laxford flows right along the bottom of the garden, making a wonderful spot for older children to play. The property boasts a handy garage which is available by prior arrangement and is ideal to securely store bikes and fishing equipment.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms – 2 double, 2 twin, 2 singles
  • 3 bathrooms (1 with shower) and a separate WC
  • Double oven and hob, fridge/freezer, chest freezer, dishwasher, microwave, wine chiller and wine rack
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Cot/highchair available
  • Woodburner
  • SkyTV, video player, iPod dock
  • Limited Wi-Fi available
  • Private enclosed garden
  • Sunroom
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Garage available
  • Free fishing for 4 rods on mapped hill lochs
  • Shops, pubs, galleries and restaurants in Scourie (6 miles)

Included within the price of the property is fishing on four mapped hill lochs, where brown trout can be found in abundance. Wander up to Loch Laxford (1 mile) where you can take a refreshing dip in the cold waters, enjoy a spot of kayaking or look out for unique wildlife like otters, seals and puffins. The local area is peppered with mountain peaks to be hiked or explored by bike, including Arkle and Ben Stack, accessible within 5 miles of the property. Those wanting to explore the local area with a little bit of expert guidance can head 4 miles to the Ridgway Adventure centre, for sea kayaking and adventures on foot.

The remote Highlands location of this property means restaurants and bars are few and far between, but 6.5 miles away in the small village of Scourie you'll find a luxury hotel with quality food and a bar. Be sure to sample quality seafood gleaned from Scourie Bay. Take a stroll on the sandy beach after dinner, enjoying the wildlife and sea birds from the nearby island of Handa. To visit Handa, head to Tarbet (6.5 miles) and jump on a short ferry. The island is famous for its puffin population, but you're also likely to spot red deer, otters, seals and even the occasional whale.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sheena 21st February 2020

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Great house for a big group if you want to be somewhere fairly remote with great access to outdoor activities. Good kitchen for cooking, separate dining room and plenty communal sitting space.

Reviewed by Glenn Ellie 30th November 2019

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Reviewed by Mr Coote August 2019

Stayed here many times as it's a good house for family visits. Comfortable and spacious but sadly still lacking WiFi.

Reviewed by Mr Grubb August 2019

Very well equipped house. For the purposes of our party of ten an extra fridge might have helped and as it was a fishing party, letting from Sunday to Sunday would have been an advantage but overall, no complaints at all and we have already booked for next year.

Reviewed by Mr Cannon May 2019

Great place to stay Only problem needs another fridge WiFi if possible Dog hairs on blankets in conservatory

Reviewed by Mr King April 2019

Laxford House was spacious, comfortable, and very well equipped, with nice big beds and a wonderful view down the river towards the sea from several rooms. The sun-room was an especially good spot to watch the light fade over the water of an evening. As we had our dog with us, the enclosed garden was very useful, with the added attraction of accessRead more to the river, and pleasant walks upstream and downstream nearby. We love this area for its wildness and remoteness and enjoyed revisiting beautiful Sandwood Bay (eight-miles return on foot) and walking along the beach at Balnakiel and through the dunes there to Faraid Head. I also made a return visit to Handa Island with its thousands of breeding birds on the Great Stack, and had the best view of puffins yet! We have eaten at the Kylesku Hotel many times over the years and seen some big changes, but it is still a great place to have lunch or supper, right on the water. Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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