Christies Scourie - Sutherland
Sutherland & Caithness

About Christies

Christies - Sutherland & Caithness

Location: Scourie - Sutherland - Sutherland & Caithness

Sleeps: 4

Price Range: £460 - £685

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Sleeps 4 - Wood Burner -  Pets Welcome

Christies is a traditional style property situated in a quiet location in the village of Scourie in North West Sutherland. The property sits in an elevated coastal position overlooking Scourie Bay and its beach, both of which are just a few minutes’ walk down from the property. The coastline of this part of Sutherland is rugged and the scenery ever changing. The property is an ideal base to explore the area further and benefits from having village amenities close to hand.

Inside and located to the front of the property the open plan lounge and kitchen is spacious and light, and enjoys views across the garden. At one end the lounge with its exposed stonework is furnished with an eclectic mix of modern and traditional furniture. The reclining leather sofas and the wood burner, ensures that this room is perfect for an evening of relaxation after a day exploring. At the other end the  kitchen is modern and well equipped and also has a separate dining area.     

Off the lounge a hall leads to the rear of the property and the bedrooms, a double and a twin, both furnished with traditional style beds. The bathroom has a bath with shower over and a separate cloakroom completes the facilities inside. At the rear of the property and accessed from the garden the owner has located a small external utility room with a washing machine and tumble drier. The garden has an area of lawn and then drops down towards the bay below.

Scourie itself has a couple of small shops, a petrol station and a hotel. The bay below stretches northwest towards Handa Island, on the south side the sandy beach can be accessed by walking through the fields in front of the property. More views can be enjoyed by following the rough coastal path from the beach towards Rubha Shios, several cairns mark view points, including views towards Handa Island, and on a clear day the Old Man of Stoer is visible, as are the mountains of Ben Stack, Canisp and Suilven.

Handa Island is a Reserve run by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. The island is home to many thousands of seabirds including puffins, guillemots and kittiwakes. From Tarbet a ferry runs daily allowing the visitor access to the island, please note that the ferry does not run on a Sunday. The island itself is rugged and popular not only for wildlife but also for wildflowers, archaeology and the coastal scenery, including the magnificent vertical sea cliffs that rise to a height of two hundred feet.

Further north Sandwood Bay makes an ideal day out, the sandy beach is nearly a mile and a half long, and the beach must be one of the best in Scotland. What makes this place so special is that nobody can get to the beach without putting in some effort. Only accessible by foot the beach is just over a four and a half mile walk from Blairmore near Kinlochbervie. Well worth the trip as the beach, sand dunes and views are simply amazing.  

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Facilities

  • Lounge - leather reclining sofas, wood burning stove, digital Freeview TV, DVD, CD, Radio,  selection of games and books.
  • Modern fully fitted kitchen, halogen hob, electric fan oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, and a dishwasher.
  • Master bedroom with double bed.
  • Bedroom with twin beds.
  • Bathroom - bath with shower over, wc, whb.
  • Cloakroom with wc, whb. 
  • Separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Additional Facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor drying facilities.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Garden area.
  • Parking for two vehicles

Included in the price

  • Bed linen.
  • Electricity and initial fuel for fire. Logs/coal can be purchased in the shop in the village.
  • Electric heating.

Mobile Phone Reception

Due to the location dependant on the network mobile phone coverage may not be available. However we have been advised that the best network in the area is Vodaphone.

Television Reception

Please note that due to various factors the television reception at the property can be intermittent, this occasionally means that the television does become unavailable.

Local Filling Station

A filling station is available in the village of Scourie, open 24/7 the pumps are automated and accept credit and debit cards.

Pets Welcome

Two pets are welcome at the property, however the garden is not secure and as the house is situated in a crofting community there is the possibility that sheep will be in the garden and in the neighbouring fields. All dogs therefore must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended outside. Please do not let your dog roam it is dangerous and hill farmers take a dislike to dogs worrying sheep and they will take action to protect them.

Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 required.

Best Feature

  • Traditional style crofthouse in fantastic coastal location.
  • Village amenities close to hand.
  • Walking, cycling and wildlife on your doorstep.

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Christies Reviews

The lastest reviews of Christies...


Reviewed this property on 18/10/2017
And awarded it
Really lovely property with everything you need to make your stay go smoothly. Excellent views from the lounge and very comfortable bed. Storage heaters help to keep you nice and warm and the log burner is an added bonus. Mice scratching around in the attic/walls were a distraction at first but they are kept out of the living area with sonic repellers and were not a problem. Would go back without hesitation.

Reviewed this property on 06/10/2017
And awarded it
We had a superb week at Christie's this September. It is a beautiful place to get away from it all and relax. The kitchen is very easy to live with and includes a decent dishwasher and tumble dryer. The garden actually runs down to the sea. It is great for dogs. The village has a couple of shops and a filling station. We will probably book to return next year we liked it so much.

Reviewed this property on 28/09/2017
And awarded it
Christies is an excellent cottage with everything you could wish for. Very comfortable and well equipped. The view is spectacular whatever the weather. As a base for exploring parts of the NC500 it is hard to beat.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2017
And awarded it
Yet another wonderful week spent in this cosy cottage! :) We've spent many happy hours gazing contentedly over Scourie Bay as well as enjoying scenic walks. It was great to catch up with James (very helpful neighbour) and Tizzy, his dog. We're already planning a return visit in 2019 :)

Reviewed this property on 30/07/2017
And awarded it
A super holiday cottage. Everything you would need was there. The ability to dry stuff if it was wet was good. The kitchen as well equipped and there were plenty of maps, books and DVDs to use if you wanted to stay in. Fortunately for us the weather was generally great with just one drenching on Handa Island. It's location in Scourie was fabulous as the views of the bay and Handa Island were great and bird watching could take place out of the window!! We wondered if the Route 500 would make the roads busier but we didn't think so. Our dog enjoyed the stay too with walks down through the croft land to the bay for early morning walks. It would be quite nice to have a guest book there so other people can recommend walks, visits etc. We walked Suilven and Quinag during that week which were amazing on clear sunny days - always windy so keeping midges at bay. All in all a great place to stay and we hope to return sometime soon.

Reviewed this property on 13/07/2017
And awarded it
We have had a fantastic 2 week holiday in Scourie. The cottage has stunning views, absolute peace and quiet, sheep pottering round outside the front door and we walked down through the field below to the beach every day. It was super-clean, with kitchen machinery (dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washing machine etc ) looking brand new, and furnished practically for a dog-friendly house. The heating system kept the house feeling very cosy - I would suggest asking the owner to put it on in advance if it is chilly. There was plenty hot water, a good shower over the bath and a separate toilet. The village centre, with wifi access, phone box and a Spar is within walking distance-we were glad we had brought basic supplies with us, but got a few extras in the Spar each day. We had no problems that needed the owners attention but had quick friendly replies to texts and my impression was that she would be very helpful if needed.

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2017
And awarded it
Christies is very convenient for the northerly Munros and Corbetts, low level walks, and exploring the north west coast. The cottage is in a superb position, with stunning views over the bay to local hills and mountains. It is comfortable and well equipped. A great place to stay!

Reviewed this property on 13/04/2017
And awarded it
Lovely old cottage, very cosy too. Beautiful situation overlooking the bay, the dog absolutely loved it! Plumbing noise in the bathroom was a bit strange, but we got used to it. Neighbour very nice and helpful too. We will go back, once we have explored some of your other lovely properties.

Reviewed this property on 22/04/2016
And awarded it
Lovely, cosy, gorgeously scenic cottage overlooking the bay at Scourie. Incomparable location with views of Ben Stack and Arkle. Cottage still maintains its authentic heritage but with a hint of luxury with all mod cons and comfort. Excellent base for adults, kids and pets to explore the surrounding area. The kind of place you want to keep to yourself but also too good not to share!

Reviewed this property on 19/08/2015
And awarded it
Another fantastic week at the lovely Christie's! Cottage was as comfy and cosy as ever,view over Scourie Bay...just stunning. Many happy 'kindle moments' had in the window seat! Was great 'catching up' with friendly neighbour,James,and his adorable 4 legged companion,Tizzy! The boat trip James skippers from Kylesku Hotel is highly recommended...scenery,wildlife and information given is fantastic! We'll be back (already planning for 2017)! ????

Reviewed this property on 19/08/2015
And awarded it
Another fantastic week at the lovely Christie's! Cottage was as comfy and cosy as ever,view over Scourie Bay...just stunning. Many happy 'kindle moments' had in the window seat! Was great 'catching up' with friendly neighbour,James,and his adorable 4 legged companion,Tizzy! The boat trip James skippers from Kylesku Hotel is highly recommended...scenery,wildlife and information given is fantastic! We'll be back (already planning for 2017)! ????

Reviewed this property on 13/09/2014
And awarded it
Thank you for two wonderful weeks in a lovely spotless cottage in a beautiful setting. It is much better with the new windows! The weather was better than ever so we could stay outside the whole days. Only the mice on the roof have been a little bit annoying. We will come back as sonn as possible.

Reviewed this property on 18/08/2014
And awarded it
Just had a fantastic week here! Cottage is cosy and has everything you could need. Stunning location, your eyes are constantly drawn to the ever changing view. Friendly, helpful neighbour and dog...Tizzy :) Plenty to do within the local area, the trip to Handa Island was a real highlight! Already booked for next year!

Reviewed this property on 05/08/2014
And awarded it
The location is brilliant. You are no more than an hour from Durness (for Cape Wrath), Ullapool and the starts of walks up Suilven and Stac Pollaidh and to Sandwood Bay. The cottage is very peaceful, cosy and well appointed with a stunning view over the bay and village from the garden. Just a desperate pity there's no seat from which to sit and enjoy it! Odd that there was no visitors' book either. Soft, comfortable beds and friendly neighbour.

Reviewed this property on 07/07/2014
And awarded it
The most wonderful place to completely chill. Just could not stop looking at the breathtaking views, whether it be sunny, cloudy or rainy absolutely stunning. Comfortable cottage with a really lovely kitchen - lounge area with log burner. Visitor book would be an idea to leave tips for future guests & an outdoor bench would be lovely to soak up that view. We will return.

Reviewed this property on 28/06/2014
And awarded it
This is a great cottage in a wonderful location, high over Scourie Bay. The cottage itself is very warm and comfortable, well equipped. (Should towels perhaps be provided within the hire price?) The position of the cottage is very good for visits to Handa Island, Durness and, to the south, Lochinver. There are many glorious beaches in the area..and the wildlife is amazing! All in all, a peaceful retreat..we would definitely book again.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Thank you review and comment regarding towels, unfortunately due to the location of the cottage the owner cannot obtain anyone that could provide a towel washing service in the vicinity, hence they are not supplied. This unfortunately is common in a lot of our more remote Wilderness Cottages.

Reviewed this property on 20/06/2014
And awarded it
Very nice cottage, great location with fantastic views over the bay, and still handy for Scourie. Only negative is that there was no garden furniture to enjoy the fine weather and views.

Reviewed this property on 18/12/2013
And awarded it
This property was really easy to locate, it was in a beautiful area of Scotland, and worth the drive even though it took us 10hrs. It was clean on arrival and the fire was lit immediately and warmed the room up really quickly. The view out was stunning and at night the blackness made the night sky a site to behold. We really wanted to see the northern lights but on this occasion it wasn't to be, may be next time. I would recommend this to anyone who loves peace and quiet because it delivers.

Reviewed this property on 09/07/2013
And awarded it
We have just returned home from spending a week in Christies Cottage. A beautiful position overlooking the bay, and a plain grass garden which is ideal for sitting out and watching the setting sun. The property is very well maintained, being spotless when we arrived; and has very good functional facilities. Even though the weather was not kind, we had a great time with our dog.

Reviewed this property on 04/06/2013
And awarded it
A comfortable, well equipped cottage with outstanding views. If taking a dog, you need to be aware that the garden is not completely enclosed. The cottage would also benefit from the provision of outdoor seating. The cottage is well situated for exploring North West Scotland and there are several good quality restuarants within a short driving distance.

Reviewed this property on 07/01/2013
And awarded it
We spent New Year 2012/2013 staying a Christies. A lovely cozy cottage (once it warmed up!), well appointed, well equipped, fantastic views, small sandy beach within a walk through the garden and adjoining field. That time of year, most places are closed for the season, so go prepared (!), which we did and enjoyed having little to do other than walk, relax and marvel at the scenery. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would recommend the cottage.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2012
And awarded it
Christies has a been furnished with a tasteful and stylish interior for a traditional croft, it is in a good location, is warm and comfortable. However being asked to pay extra for towels was a surprise given that bedlinen and dish towels were provided in the not cheap rental charge. The Sky TV which was provided was also a necessary addition as it was not possible to obtain a clear radio signal otherwise, so I hope the owners continue to include this service in the cottage.

Reviewed this property on 04/06/2012
And awarded it
Christies is a great cottage, well appointed and well situated a short walk down to the beach and within walking distance (weather permitting) to the village which has shop/post office hotel with bar (welcoming with good food). Well located for heading north (we went to Durness, Cape Wrath an Handa) or South (Inverewe Gardens, etc) Great wildlife on Scourie beach - summer plummaged divers, black guillemot, bonxie, iceland gull etc) and further afield saw otters and golden eagles.

Reviewed this property on 20/11/2011
And awarded it
Christies is a lovely cosy cottage in Scourie, which is a good base for exploring the stunning North West. We had fantastic weather in November which ment no excuses for not getting out there and doing lots of walking and exploring this fantastic area.

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