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View to the property
Stunning views from the property
Spectacular views
Spacious open-plan entrance and dining area
Stylish open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with patio doors
Stylish and contemporary well-equipped kitchen area
Enjoy cooking up an evening meal
Relax and watch TV in the lounge area
Relax in front of the cosy wood burner
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Ground floor super-king-size bedroom with views out to the countryside
Ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room
Spacious super-king-size bedroom with en-suite shower
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Ground floor separate WC
Spacious super-king-size bedroom
En-suite bathroom with shower
En-suite bathroom with separate shower
Relax in the bath after a long day
Spacious super-king-size bedroom with en-suite
Relax in the comfy super-king-size bed
En-suite bathroom with separate shower
Feature bedroom window
Enjoy a refreshment on the patio with amazing countryside views
Patio with outdoor table and seating
View to the property
Ample parking beside the property
Enjoy the spectacular surrounding countryside views
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4 / 28  Spacious open-plan entrance and dining area
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6 / 28  Stylish and contemporary well-equipped kitchen area
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8 / 28  Relax and watch TV in the lounge area
9 / 28  Relax in front of the cosy wood burner
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11 / 28  Ground floor super-king-size bedroom with views out to the countryside
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14 / 28  Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
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16 / 28  Spacious super-king-size bedroom
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20 / 28  Spacious super-king-size bedroom with en-suite
21 / 28  Relax in the comfy super-king-size bed
22 / 28  En-suite bathroom with separate shower
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24 / 28  Enjoy a refreshment on the patio with amazing countryside views
25 / 28  Patio with outdoor table and seating
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27 / 28  Ample parking beside the property
28 / 28  Enjoy the spectacular surrounding countryside views

Rural Steading

Evanton (4mls NW), The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Green
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A loving restoration of a 19th century cow byre and grain store
  • Luxurious, spacious and contemporary property with south facing countryside views
  • A relaxing rural retreat set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands
  • Eco friendly with heated flagstone floors and contemporary wood burner
  • Perfect for Dornoch's beautiful beaches, Dunrobin Castle, Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness
  • Ideal location for salmon and trout fishing, walking, cycling, shooting and golf
Property code: 74350

Situated in peaceful countryside, close to picturesque towns and villages, with original charm and character with exposed beams and stonework, whilst providing the comforts of contemporary living.

This former cow byre and grain store is now a contemporary home nestled into the stunning countryside of the Scottish Highlands. Friends and families will enjoy spending quality time together in this spacious property and exploring the abundance of natural beauty and wildlife in the area. Whether you enjoy walking, cycling, fishing, golf or other outdoor activities, you will find something to suit you in this beautiful part of Scotland. Despite its remote rural location, the village of Evanton on the Cromarty Firth is only 3.5 miles away with its shops and eateries, and you’re only 21 miles from the capital of the Highlands, Inverness, with its compact city centre and airport.

Sympathetically restored to an extremely high standard throughout, guests will appreciate the seamless blend of contemporary design with original features and natural materials. Wood, slate and stone come together to create a stylish, comfortable home.

On entering the property, you will see that the large hallway opens up into the open-plan living area. The dining area has double doors leading out to the patio, so you can easily enjoy some al fresco dining. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you’ll need and has a large island so that cooking can be a sociable activity. The high vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and an exposed stone wall add character to the lounge, whilst the focal point is the modern wood burner – perfect for snuggling up in front of. The ground floor also consists of a handy utility room, a beautiful super king-size zip-and-link bedroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and an en-suite shower room.

Upstairs, there are two further bedrooms: both super king-size rooms (which can be made up as twins on request) with en-suite bathrooms.

Outside, there is a beautifully finished patio area with dining furniture and a large lawn. The far-reaching views are breathtaking. There is ample off-road parking.

  • 3 Bedrooms – 3 super-king-size zip-and-links (which can be made up as twins on request)
  • 1 En-suite shower room, 2 en-suite bathrooms and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, grill, fridge/freezer, separate drinks fridge and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric and eco air-sourced heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and central heating on first floor
  • Ample parking available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pubs and shop 3.5 miles
  • TV and Bluetooth radio in lounge
  • Chef hire, housekeeping and spa treatments can be pre-booked with owner

There are plenty of walks nearby to suit all abilities. For example, the short woodland walk from Evanton to Black Rock Gorge which featured in a Harry Potter film or perhaps the woodland climb up to Fyrish Monument to admire the views (8 miles). There are some lovely walks along the coast of the Cromarty Firth and this is also popular with cyclists who make use of the Cromarty Ferry to create a 60-mile circular route. For ambitious hikers, bag yourself a Munro at Ben Wyvis (7.5 miles), which is a popular route with a relatively easy ascent.

There are also plenty of picturesque golf courses within 20 miles of the property. If you fancy a quiet stroll around a market town, head to Dingwall (10.5 miles) which has historic buildings, a museum and lots of places to enjoy a bite to eat. In Strathpeffer (14 miles) you can visit the Highland Museum of Childhood as well as enjoying the sights of the town. You could also visit one of the many distilleries in the area producing the Scottish tipple, whisky, such as Glen Ord Distillery (19 miles).

If wildlife is your passion, you will see plenty of rare and beautiful birds and animals whilst you're out and about in the countryside, but you can get up close to some stunning birds of prey at RSPB Tollie Red Kites Reserve (13.5 miles).

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

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Reviewed by Phil 26th October 2019

This cottage has to be the most beautiful, well equipped and furnished cottage we've been to in many years. Attention to detail gives it the wow factor. Location was ideal for walking and sightseeing. We had a wonderful welcome from the owner. Pet free suited us as we have allergies in the family. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Andrew 24th August 2019

lovely place , lovely views , great walks and great places to visit . Quality fixtures and fittings through out the property . we had a week of sunshine as well !

View to the property
Stunning views from the property
Spectacular views
Spacious open-plan entrance and dining area
Stylish open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with patio doors
Stylish and contemporary well-equipped kitchen area
Enjoy cooking up an evening meal
Relax and watch TV in the lounge area
Relax in front of the cosy wood burner
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Ground floor super-king-size bedroom with views out to the countryside
Show 16 moreGround floor bedroom with en-suite shower room

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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