Escape to Capercaillie Cottage; a luxury self-catering cottage set within 300 glorious acres of private farmland and cradled by the arms of the Sutherland hills. Capercaillie Cottage is a traditional stone croft house immersed in both history and beauty. The cottage with adjoining stone barn is over 200 years old and has been sympathetically renovated to provide modern living whilst preserving the original features. It also has all modern convenience with a bright living area. This property has it’s own sheltered private hot tub on the elevated decking outside, looking out across the dramatic landscapes of Scotland’s Highlands. It boasts breathtaking views and a truly beguiling spirit. This enchanting hideaway near Dornoch is a unique getaway into the Scottish wilderness. Capercaillie is a romantic cottage hideaway which promises weary guests a revitalising stay to renew body, mind and soul. The open plan living area is an inviting and sociable space, with a large wood burner at one end and a well-equipped, contemporary kitchen with handmade units at the other. This will provide all you need to prepare a home-cooked meal after a busy day exploring the delights of the local area. Steep ladder stairs lead up from the kitchen to another bed,
luxury self-catering cottage
which occupies the whole of the mezzanine area. Wooden ceilings and rustic stone walls create a cosy mountain lodge appeal in this characterful cottage. Step through from the living area to the rear of the cottage, where you will find the beamed en-suite bedroom and the bathroom complete with WC and clawfoot bath. 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. At the opposite end of the cottage is a bright and stylish shower room complete with WC, accessed via the part-covered decking. Another bedroom is located within a separate stone barn conversion a few steps from the main cottage, and benefits from traditional chic interiors and the same incredible far-reaching views. Capercaillie Cottage is superbly well equipped and furnished, with deep leather sofas and high quality appliances throughout. This is a beautiful, detached cottage, situated on the owner’s working farm, which you are welcome to explore with their prior permission. It is an ideal retreat for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy true country living, while exploring the wild and rugged surroundings.
At the opposite end of the cottage is a bright and stylish shower room complete with WC, accessed via the part-covered decking. Another bedroom is located within a separate stone barn conversion a few steps from the main cottage, and benefits from traditional chic interiors and the same incredible far-reaching views. Capercaillie Cottage is superbly well equipped and furnished, with deep leather sofas and high quality appliances throughout. This is a beautiful, detached cottage, situated on the owner’s working farm, which you are welcome to explore with their prior permission. It is an ideal retreat for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy true country living, while exploring the wild and rugged surroundings.
Mackie and Eimar were fantastic hosts nothing too much trouble
The cottage had everything we needed and a lot of thought has gone into making it as comfortable and user friendly as possible
The cottage is out of this world and no expense has been spared. Mackie and Eimear have thought of everything inside and outside of the cottage (the hot tub is AMAZING!!!) and they are the most amazing hosts.
We cannot wait to come back.
We were greeted by a roaring log fire and welcome pack- including daily treats for our dog.
The cottage is well equipped and the friendly owners keen to ensure that we enjoyed our stay.
Sitting in the hot tub, watching the sun set, over the Braes of Sutherland, will be an enduring memory of a fantastic holiday.
Mackie and his family were so welcoming, giving us tips for where to go once we had spent a few days simply recuperating, enjoying the cottage, the incredible landscape and the log fire.
Every detail has been thought of for a warm, homely stay.
We've been to many cottages in the past and none even come close in comparison for either the attention to detail, cleanliness or warmth of welcome. (Even a surprise sledge delivery after some overnight snowfall, that absolutely made a little boy's holiday!).
Thank you so, so much! We've fallen in love with the area and will definitely be back!
The cottage is quirky and has everything you need except maybe bring your towelling dressing gown to help with the dash from the hot tub / shower although towels are provided.
A thoughtful welcome pack was provided and beautiful fresh flowers.
The cottage is warm (the dog loved the underfloor heating), welcoming and romantic and the location is amazing: In the middle of nowhere, unspoilt, but close enough to shops, pubs and beaches. It’s a good base to explore the distilleries and north coast.
The owner is not too far away if help is needed and very much willing to give it without being intrusive. We needed rescuing from the ‘Beast from the East’ and Mackie was an absolute true gent and we can’t thank him enough for his hospitality.
We ended up being snowed in half of our holiday which actually made it pretty special but means we have unfinished business! We will definitely come back and try out the other cottages too ( don’t worry they aren’t near to each other!).
You won’t be disappointed!
Wonderful wonderful owners who were above and beyond fantastic taking our son off to see the sheep bulls etc to rescuing us when we got stuck in the snow!!
Beautiful cottage fully loaded with extras and everything we could wish for.
Simply stunning location!
Will go again!!
Highly recommend this cottage as a get away and to recharge batteries. It's hard to believe the sheep were living here six months ago. Mackie did an amazing restoration, in keeping with the character of the cottage. Incidentally, he is building two other holiday cottages, a different style, but of equal high standard, look out for these as the views are amazing. The holiday homes are going to have hot tubs, they are situated about 2 miles from Capercaillie Cottage.
Furthermore, an unexpected added touch of a bottle of wine, eggs and treats for the dog was lovely.