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Capercaillie Cottage


Sleeps: 5


Pets: 3


Bedrooms: 3

Warm and cosy open plan living space with cosy wood burner | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Wonderful hot tub with spectacular views | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Charming detached holiday cottage in the Sutherland hills | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Delightful tiled dining area and galley style kitchen with quirky doorway to second bedroom | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Beautifully restored converted barn retaining stone walls | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Romantic queen sized bed in the separate barn | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Separate barn with sumptuous four poster queen sized bed | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Cosy and inviting double bedroom | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Delightful double bedroom | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Double bedroom with romantic standalone claw foot bath | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Freestanding roll top bath in the double bedroom | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch En-suite wc in the double bedroom | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Delightful tiled shower room | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Wooden covered veranda with seating and hot tub | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Dramatic views over the surrounding wild countryside | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch Wonderful far-reaching moorland views | Capercaillie Cottage, Rhilochan, Rogart, near Dornoch

Key Features of this property

  • Hot Tub
  • Wifi
  • Car parking on site
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Pets stay free
  • Detached Property
  • Garden / Patio
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove

All Features of this property

  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
  • Open Plan
  • Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle

Accommodation description

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 29" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With gas cooker, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Cloakroom: With washer/dryer and toilet.
Bedroom 1 (very low doorway, alternative covered external access): With double bed, Freeview TV, claw-foot bath and en-suite toilet.
Shower room (covered external access): With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Steep ladder stairs from kitchen to...
Bedroom 2: Galleried with ¾ double bed.
Separate barn:
All on the ground floor.
Bedroom 3: With LPG wood burner, double bed and Freeview TV.

LPG underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Enclosed 1-acre garden with decking and garden furniture. Hot tub for 4 (private). 300-acre croftland (shared with owner). 3 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead (working croft). Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps to the decking and hot tub, and there is a fenced pond in the grounds adjacent to the garden.

This detached and quintessential, romantic hideaway lies deep in the Sutherland hills on the owner’s croft with sheep and beef cattle. Over 200 years old and accessed by a track, it has 2ft thick stone walls and traditional tin roof, and has undergone a unique and innovative conversion, together with an adjoining stone barn. Transformed into a holiday home offering a bright and contemporary living space, it retains the very best of its original charm. A large wood burner and uninterrupted views across miles of open hillside, as well as a hot tub on the elevated decking outside, add to the experience.
The stunning main living area is open plan, with a large wood burner at one end and a well-equipped, contemporary kitchen with handmade units at the other. Steep ladder stairs lead up from the kitchen to a bedroom, which occupies the whole of the mezzanine area. Very low double doors open through to the ground floor en-suite bedroom, but due to the height and depth of the stone wall, it is advisable to access this bedroom from the part-covered walkway around the perimeter of the cottage. This charming bedroom has a hairdryer provided and a feature claw-foot bath, as well as an adjoining en-suite. At the opposite end of the cottage is a bright shower room, accessed via the part-covered decking. Another bedroom (also with hairdryer provided) is located within a separate stone barn conversion a few steps from the main cottage, and enjoys the same incredible views down the glen to the hills beyond. Capercaillie Cottage is superbly well equipped and furnished, with deep leather sofas and high quality appliances throughout. It is set within 1 acre of grounds, with raised decking and hot tub located just outside the main entrance, with a feature ornamental pond below.
The owners work 300 acres of the surrounding croftland and hills, which you are welcome to explore with their prior permission. Wildlife is prolific in the area, with red deer, pine martens and abundant birdlife, including rare red kites, golden eagles, oystercatchers and curlews. Whilst the location is completely secluded, the charming village of Rogart is 4 miles away, with its thriving village pub and restaurant, shop, post office and railway station. Visit historic and archeological sites, as well as romantic castles such as Dunrobin, seat of the Dukes of Sutherland. Mountain biking along lovely forest trails, golf, fishing and various watersports are all available. The picturesque seaside town of Dornoch, with its award-winning sandy beach and championship golf course, is just 20 minutes’ drive away. For the less energetic, sit back, relax, enjoy the hot tub and watch the ever-changing scenery from this inspiring and totally unspoilt location. Beach 12 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Guest reviews of this property

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 17/10/2020
    If you are looking to get away from it all and have a relaxing break in comfortable, well equipped self catering accommodation then this is for you! The owners could not have been more helpful. Great communication. The welcome pack, fresh flowers and even the refilled bird feeders right beside the cottage pond adds to the fab experience. Log burning stove gave a lovely warm environment in the main house and the hot tub was just a fab indulgence despite it being October! Meals out are not really the order of the day due to both the corona virus restrictions and the remote setting. However, if you are willing to travel for twenty minutes there are a range of eateries in Golspie, Brora and Dornoch - where I may add are great beaches!

9.5 out of 10 – based on 11 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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The was price indicates the price at June 2018. The discount applies to the accommodation price only. Depending on popularity and property availability, we can withdraw or extend any offer. Subject to availability. Booking Conditions apply.

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£20 super low deposit

"1.These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions. 2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2020 and 2021 which are booked between 10th January and 20th January 2020 3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £20. 4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more. 5. The difference between the £20 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 10 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately. 6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure. 7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn."


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