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The Auld Kirk in Melvich, The Highlands

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sleeps 7
2 rooms
3 bathrooms

The Auld Kirk description

Holiday home
The Auld Kirk is a wonderful, detached cottage set four miles from Melvich in the Scottish Highlands. Originally a church, this superb holiday property has two bedrooms, each with an en-suite, including a ground floor king-size double and a first floor family room. There's also a family bathroom, a mezzanine sitting area on the first floor and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Outside is a patio garden with furniture along with ample off road parking. The Auld Kirk is a superb, unique holiday home in a remote and beautiful part of Scotland.

The village of Melvich is located on the north coast of Scotland near the mouth of the River Halladale and is set in the rolling and open space of Sutherland known as 'Mackay Country'. Melvich has a village shop and post office as well as a village inn with a restaurant. The village attracts many visitors, especially during the summer months, as it is an ideal base for touring the north coast of Scotland.

Underfloor heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Patio garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 4 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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June 2016
It was a very good place to be - the best cottage we've ever had! There were lots of things to visit/explore in an acceptable distance.
Mrs Clarke
July 2016
The house is stunning inside, light, clean, spacious, luxurious. Outlook is also stunning towards the Highlands. We were so impressed with the position of the house and the interiors that would love to go back to it one day. The house is equipped so well, a pleasure to cook in the kitchen every night. It has 3 bathrooms and spacious bedrooms - simply luxurious like a hotel stay. We enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend. The owners are warm and friendly.
Ms McNamara
June 2016
The Auld Kirk, what a warm and comfortable place to call home, it had everything we needed. The owner is a great host and quite helpful, we would love to return.
Mr Rodden
April 2016
A very comfortable luxury cottage.
Mr Rodden
April 2016
The accommodation is 5 star luxury, no complaints. We had a very good week break in this cottage.
Mr Purcell
May 2016
The Auld Kirk was brilliant, lovely, quiet, comfortable and warm. There are great views to the front of the property. We would love to go back again.
Mrs Liddle
February 2016
The Auld Kirk was an amazing cottage with breathtaking views. A perfect retreat for our busy family. A lovely warm response with personal touches. We will definitely be booking again to stay at this property.
Mrs Goodman
November 2015
A really lovely cottage with beautiful views all around. The cottage was spacious, a recently restored old church which was done up to a very high standard with lovely decor and superb bathrooms. We would love to come back here and we would highly recommend it. I really enjoyed the views and after a busy day I could sit on the sofa and had wonderful vistas through the windows both to my left and right. Such a great place to stay.
Mrs Jack
September 2015
A beautiful and comfortable cottage with lovely views, we even had a couple of doe's looking over the fence at us. Melvich has a stunning beach and a very friendly pub with wonderful food.
Mr Rodden
October 2015
A beautiful cottage of very high standard very comfortable furnishings. In a very quiet location. It was like a 5star hotel. Every need was catered for adults children. We will certainly return.
Mr Tomczyk
November 2014
Had a lovely stay in November with my partner. The property had everything you would need for a perfect stay, and within easy reach of some beautiful beaches and walks. The owner is very welcoming and friendly, and more than happy to help with anything. Thank you for a great holiday!
Mr Thornton
November 2014
We just want to say thank you to the owners, they are just wonderful. We have enjoyed our stay and think the property is great. We also loved the scones and cream. The welcome wine was great too. Thank you for a great holiday!
November 2016
The Auld Kirk is located about 30 minutes from Thurso in far north Scotland. It is in rather an isolated spot (no wifi and only intermittent phone coverage at best) and although the view across the valley is quite nice, the closeness to an electricity sub station is a concern. The cottage itself has been nicely renovated and offers two decent sized bedrooms, both with lovely ensuites as well as a great family bathroom with a huge bath. The kitchen is well stocked (although the cutlery was a bit hard to find). The lounge is comfortable with a large TV, and there was a lovely welcome gift of a bottle of wine.
November 2015
We stayed here for a week and loved this place. It is a newly renovated church that has been done up to a really high standard. Really well insulated so we were warm and cosy as the winds blew outside. It is really spacious and lovely decor and has everything you need. Really lovely bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms. We felt so spoilt staying here. To top it off, the views from the windows of the cottage where beautiful and stunning as the cottage has picture perfect highland scenery all around. We would love to go back.
August 2015
Last week of July we stayed a week in the Auld Kirk.The house was spotless, the kitchen well appointed and the shower just great (altough we only used one out of three). Upon arrival there were scones waiting for us as well as a bottle of wine. The area the house is situated in is beautiful. There were flying a lot of birds although we did not see any merlins.
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