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Talmine cottage, nr Tongue, Sutherland - Sleeps 5

Talmine is a small hamlet, one of several in this peaceful fishing and crofting community which look north east across the picturesque Tongue Bay. This traditional stone croft house is in a ....

Talmine is a small hamlet, one of several in this peaceful fishing and crofting community which look north east across the picturesque Tongue Bay. This traditional stone croft house is in a beautiful situation on the clifftops and has the best views in the village to the Rabbit Isles and along the North Coast. Visitors come here to enjoy the peace and quiet as well as the warm welcome from the friendly locals. Talmine village has a beautiful sandy beach with a harbour and jetty - the rocky outcrop that forms part of the harbour is studded with black and ruby garnets. Shops and hotels can be found in the pretty village of Tongue only three miles away. Boat trips to the Rabbit Islands are popular for good diving and for picnics on the beautiful sheltered beach there. This is an ideal base for touring along both the North and West coasts. The local area is packed with history and many interesting landmarks to visit. The cottage is comfortably furnished and well equipped. Parking on the driveway leading to cottage. Shop and hotel within 1 mile.

Upstairs: 1 double, 1 single and 1 twin bedroom(travel cot available on request) with en suite w.c./whb; Ground floor: living room, kitchen, dining conservatory, bathroom with bath and large separate shower. Cooking by electricity, oil- fired central heating and open fire. Fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, colour television, DVD, CD player. Bed linen and towels are provided.

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Customer Reviews of Talmine cottage, nr Tongue, Sutherland - Sleeps 5

"Views are particularly magnificent and the location of the cottage is wonderful for touring either coast-line. Would have liked SKY TV as the reception was a little patchy" Mrs L. Andrew

"Beautiful location, friendly locals, Mackay, Mackay, Mackay" Lovely location with amazing sea views, well equiped 3 bedroom cottage, with most modern cons. Locals very friendly, if you are of Mackay heritage, there are plenty of "relatives " around. Close to Tongue Village
(5 minute drive) Make sure you go to nearby Craggan Hotel for meals, wonderful food at reasonable prices. Overall the base for a memorable holiday." Mrs R. Mackay

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: SU283
  • HMG Ref: 1007685
  • Property Type: Detached Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps Suit: 5
  • Features: Open Fire, Nearby Pub, Conservatory
  • Facilities: Cot, TV, DVD player, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 1
  • Places to Eat Nearby

    Local Pubs

    • Ben Loyal Bistro Bar

      Hotel with attached restaurant and bar that serves local produce and has views across the Sound. There is a restaurant and also bistro bar.

    • Farr Bay Inn

      Once a Minister's house and now a popular bar and restaurant with rooms overlooking the Farr Bay Beach. Well stocked bar and lots of local support.

    Local Visitors Attractions

    Nearby Castle

    • Tongue House / House of Tongue

      Built in 1678, it is the Scottish home of the Countess of Sutherland. Formerly the seat of the Clan Mackay, the house sits on the site of the clan's previous home. It is said to have been burned by Cromwell's army in 1656, while pursuing the Chief of Mackay. It was rebuilt by the Mackays several years later. But in 1829, Tongue House and the majority of the Mackay Estate had to be sold to pay off debts owing to the Sutherland family.

    • Caisteal Bharraich Castle Varrich

      Dramatic ruin visible from Tongue in the Far North. You can walk across and back for a drink in a local bar. The castle is located on a prominent rise overlooking the Kyle of Tongue,

    • Borve Castle, Sutherland

      Ruined Mackay castle on superb position overlooking the sea near Farr on Sutherland North coast. Now ruined. Walk from Farr

    Places to Visit

    • Dun Dornaigil

      Impressive, well preserved broch that stands almost 7 metres tall with distinctivetiangular lintel about the entrance. On small road south of village of Alltnacaillich

    • Rosal Township

      Once substantial township entirely cleared in the Highland Clearances. Eery and tragic evidence of how this event transformed this land and landscape.

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