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Doles Cottage in Portskerra near Thurso, The Highlands

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sleeps 6
3 rooms

Doles Cottage description

Doles Cottage is a traditional detached fisherman’s cottage that has been totally refurbished internally and externally. Situated in the sleepy hamlet of Portskerra on the far north west coast of Sutherland, it enjoys lovely views across the sea to the Orkney Isles beyond. Named after the local fisherman who originally owned it, the cottage has stayed in the same family for generations, having been lovingly and painstakingly restored in recent times. The pretty cottage lounge opens out through French doors to a pretty patio with lawns beyond. The kitchen/dining room is well-presented and enjoys the same stunning views across the sea to the Orkney Isles in the distance. There are three good-sized bedrooms, a spacious bathroom and a downstairs cloakroom.

This area is renowned for its beautiful coastline, with miles of pristine sandy beaches, and the local beach of Melvich is without doubt one of the finest. High sand dunes act as a natural backdrop to the beautiful white sandy bay. With the river on one side and Portskerra harbour on the other, it is a wonderful place to relax and a paradise for surfers, body-boarders and beach lovers alike. Even in the height of summer there will only be a handful of people enjoying this amazing location. It is also a wildlife watcher’s paradise. Whales, porpoises, dolphins, seals and otters are all seen in the area. There is also a colony of puffins at Melvich which can be seen in the spring and early summer. At Forsinard, just a few miles inland, there is an RSPB nature reserve, where local rangers will take visitors to explore the bird life, flora and fauna all close to hand. The little fishing harbour at Portskerra is ideal for launching small craft as well as fishing off the rocks and there are superb coastal walks direct from the cottage. Fishing in the nearby lochs and rivers is also a popular pastime. Reay 18-hole golf course is 10 minutes drive away.


  • Bike Store
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • DVD player
  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
  • Free Pets
  • Stairgate
  • Television
  • Winter Short Breaks
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Coastal Property
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