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Oldtown Cottage

Brora, The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A lovely home from home for a family holiday
  • Sunroom with stunning views across to the loch
  • An outside kennel for dogs
  • Great base for walking, cycling or touring
  • Red deer sightings from the house
  • 6 miles from Brora village
  • Join up with the North Coast 500 route at Brora
Property code: CA260

Minutes from the shoreline of Loch Brora, this pretty stone cottage boasts sweeping views of the Sutherland countryside, best admired from the property''s sunroom with windows on three sides.

Stroll in your lush green grounds, look out at the beautiful loch and watch the burn as it rushes by. This superb Scottish holiday home is set close to the shores of Loch Brora and enjoys magnificent waterside views. Welcoming up to six guests, it is perfectly positioned for exploring the dramatic north-eastern Highlands. Go fishing or canoeing out on the water. Walk through scenic Sutherland and spend time on the coast.

Enjoy the glorious views out over the rolling hills and the loch as soon as you step into your inviting rural retreat. Beautifully modernised and carefully decorated, your three-bedroom home is comfortable, bright and the perfect place to return home to after long days out in the Scottish air.

Step into your comfortable home to discover its appealing lounge/diner, where you can light an open fire when the weather becomes cool. Prepare meals with tasty local ingredients in your kitchen/diner and then choose to sit up at the table in either here or in the lounge/diner. Watch TV together in the evening, play games round the fire or find a few quiet moments to yourself with your book in your sun room. Lose all track of time while you are in here simply gazing out at the views. Find a useful utility room and separate WC at this level too.

Climb the stairs to the first floor when it’s time to lay your head on your comfortable pillow. One of your beautiful bedrooms comes with an en-suite bathroom while the two others share the family shower room.

Enjoy sitting out in the sunshine in your informal gardens. Take in the views and listen to the sound of the babbling burn.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 en-suite with walk-in shower and WC, 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC and separate WC
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer
  • Open fire
  • TV with HDMI connection
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed lawned garden with seating
  • 2 dogs welcome - restricted to ground floor only
  • Off road parking
  • Shops, pubs, and restaurants 6 miles away
  • Outdoor store/kennel
  • Payphone - please note mobile phone reception is poor
  • Private water supply
  • Please note there is a large stream close to the property - children and pets must be supervised at all times

Pack your rucksack and head out from your holiday home to explore your incredible surroundings. Relish the solitude as you look out for herds of deer. Hop on your bike and pause by the loch to picnic to the sound of the water lapping gently on the shore. Drive or cycle 6 miles to Brora. Pass the afternoon in the sunshine on the golden sandy beach here and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, seals and minke whales. Go for a stroll or play a round of golf on the coastal course. Drive just over 11.5 miles to Golspie, where you can browse in the shops, eat out, play tennis and even go to the swimming pool. There are also opportunities here for bowling and mountain biking. Walk up Ben Bhraggie hill while you are here or follow a gorge route through Big Burn to a beautiful waterfall. On your way home, stop at enchanting Dunrobin Castle, just outside Golspie: this has been home to the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland since the 13th century. Drive 15 miles to Littleferry, which is set beside the sea loch of Loch Fleet. Spend an afternoon in the nature reserve, with its woodland walks and plethora of birdlife.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by w 8th August 2020

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Without any question the location is the best quality of this cottage. The view of the loch from the bedrooms is beautiful. Sometimes you see deer when you are relaxing in the conservatory. It is a lovely quiet relaxing location. Down the road at Brora golf club you can have a drink in the bar looking out over the course across to the sea , absolutRead moreely lovely . Hide

Reviewed by Paul 1st August 2020

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This is an amazing cottage with fantastic views. The wildlife is truly beautiful with Red hinds and Roe deer, we didn't see the stag but I'm sure he will show near end of August when mating season begins. The beaches near by are clean and with walking distance, great for little ones as one of the beaches is very shallow. Lots of Osprey to be seen hRead moreunting, lots of great hilltop walks and great for biking too! Lovely little villages, Brora and Glospie, lovely little gift shops and cafe. Hide

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