A fabulous little beachside bothy. Sleeps maximum 2. North West Sutherland, Highlands of Scotland. On the beach, on a farm, sea view, brown trout fishing included, bird watching paradise, golf, walking, cycling, shops, restaurants, 2km
A fabulous little beachside bothy. Waken in the morning and step out of the door and onto the beach, walk a mile & a half along the amazing white sands, walk through some of the most spectacular dunes, you will ever find to be surrounded by an abundance of wildlife and wild plants. It is well known as a bird watchers paradise
Inside it , with the same exceptionally high standard as magnificent Balnakeil House on the same estate and Dignity and Time in the Borders. With an open plan living area and Anta furnishings this is a sumptuous and welcoming spot to return to. Although it is very compact, a great deal of thought has gone into providing all the essentials and far more. A new window has been thoughtfully introduced so that you can gaze across the sea and bay whilst enjoying your meals.
This is a perfect place for solitude, for romance or for those who love the best of scenery and surroundings. You can do as much or as little as you like – walk the mile to the village pub, local shop or chocolatier, play golf, fish, bird watching or just walk.
From Inverness take the A9 north to the Tore roundabout. You may now choose the east coast or the west coast route to continue your journey, both are through stunning scenery but the east coast route is about 30 minutes shorter.
The shortest route follows the A9 to its junction with the B9176 over Struie Hill to Bonar Bridge and then follows the A836 through Lairg. At a point about 2 miles north of Lairg you turn west on to the A838 and from there, let the stunning scenery be your guide as you pass Loch Shin, the mountains of Ben Stack, Arkle and Fionaven, before reaching Laxford Bridge. Turn north once more and head for Durness.
The west coast route, although longer, again passes through superb scenery.
From Tore go west on the A835 towards Garve and then on to Ullapool. Remain on the A835 until you reach Ledmore Junction. There you turn north on to the A837 driving via Scourie to Laxford Bridge and continue on the single track road to Durness.
Whichever route you choose a warm welcome awaits you.
Nearest airport: Inverness, 112 miles from Inverness airport to Balnakeil Beach Bothy, normally takes between 2.5 - 3 hours approx.
Nearest train station: Lairg, 57 miles from station to Balnakeil Beach Bothy, normally take 1.5 hrs approx.
The Durness Bus Company provides transport to and from Lairg/ Inverness, please see their website for further details. Private hire also available.
The Durness Bus Ltd
Telephone: 01971511223, Mobile:07782110007