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Sutherland Self Catering cottage, The Auld Kirk, Melvich, sleeps 5

Areas: Sutherland

The Auld Kirk
Highlands and Islands

The Auld Kirk, Melvich, Highlands and Islands

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £464.00

This superb, detached cottage near Melvich sleeps five people in three bedrooms.

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.


Lovely cottage, but ruined by the development directly opposite - a huge, wood-burning woodchip production plant. Noise, smoke and totally unsightly. Sadly with the wind being mostly from the west, it means the cottage was often cloaked in smoke, which made sitting outside impossible. Also, the road is very close and the timber lorries and quarry trucks caused a lot of alarm as they passed by at speed.

We had a wonderful stay at the auld Kirk, beautiful scenery, lovely cottage inside and out. Couldn?t have asked for a more clean and welcoming place to stay! Mrs Morrison put some little books and a teddy for my youngest to read and play with also the frustration game which we had hours of fun playing with our eldest. Lovely weather too which helped!

Former church beautifully renovated to a very high standard. Location is 4 miles from the coast in a lovely rural spot. Our children loved the house as we did. We were welcomed with freshly baked scones, jam and cream with a lovely bottle of red wine. The house is well equipped so great for cooking an evening meal, we took our own however plenty of tea, coffee etc All rooms are comfortable and spacious with loads of storage, all have TVs with sky tv and DVD players. House was spotless, there were 2 ensuite shower rooms and a large bathroom with a walk in shower. I would think this house would be good if you had mobility issues as the main bedroom is downstairs as is the main bathroom. This is an ideal location if you want to visit the north coast of Scotland, the beaches are amazing, plenty of fishing and great for cycling and walking. We only met Ronnie who owned the house as his wife was unfortunately in hospital, he is a gem and made us feel so welcome to his lovely part of Scotland. We would strongly recommend this house and hope to return one day.

Isolation at top of Scotland
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.

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.
Mrs Clarke



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Underfloor heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, WiFi, 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

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Cnoc Freiceadain Long Cairns - 10.6 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

93rd Sutherland Highlanders Memorial - 11.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Achanlochy Clearance Village - 11.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Red Priest's Stone - 11.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Coille na Borgie Chambered Cairns - 11.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Skail Chambered Cairn - 12 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Achcoillenaborgie Broch - 12 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Strathnaver Museum - 13.1 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

St Mary's Chapel, Crosskirk - 13.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Syre Church - 13.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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