Occupying a prime position overlooking Loch an Ruathair, Loch Ruathair Cottage is nestled in the countryside two miles north of the tiny settlement of Kinbrace, seventeen miles from Helmsdale and thirty seven miles from Thurso in beautiful Sutherland.
The cottage, originally built to house Estate staff, has been thoroughly renovated and brought right up-to-date with all the modern comforts you could wish for. The sitting room is warm and inviting with comfortable seating centred round the cosy wood-burning stove.
The smart wood-panelled kitchen is well equipped with an integrated dining area. With such lovely loch views from the large picture windows to enjoy, you may decide to linger over the washing up rather than making use of the built-in dishwasher.
Off the central hallway is the family bathroom with a traditional panelled bath and also on this level are two smart twin bedrooms, both of which can convert into double rooms.
Upstairs is another bright double bedroom with large roof windows from which to admire the wonderful loch views. Just across the landing is a spacious, modern shower room (with walk-in shower) that is large enough to be used as a dressing room.
Outside is an extensive grassed garden with views out over open fields and down to the Strath of Kildonan, as well as across to the loch itself. There is fishing available on the estate’s many hill lochs (and on surrounding estates) or on the River Helmsdale, which is famous for its salmon fishing.
This is a place for relaxing, enjoying the stunning scenery and really ‘getting away from it all’. As an added bonus, being so far north and east the area enjoys relatively low rainfall levels and very long days in the summer.
Ruathair Cottage is let through Unique Cottages and can be booked online by clicking here.