Monday 18 March 2024

Oystercatchers, Skelbo, Dornoch, Sutherland

Oystercatchers, Skelbo, Dornoch, Sutherland 

Oystercatchers stands as a picturesque Highland self-catering holiday cottage, nestled amidst the tranquil fringes of the Sutherland coast dunes. Set against the captivating backdrop of Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, it presents an idyllic retreat for families seeking a Scottish getaway amidst stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife.

The cottage's heart lies in its well-equipped kitchen, offering respite from any adverse weather conditions. From the sunlit, triple-aspect living room, guests can witness the spectacle of geese traversing the expansive skies during Autumn and Winter, or observe ospreys patrolling the loch in Spring and Summer.

The spacious sitting/dining room is furnished with entertainment amenities such as TV/DVD, radio/CD, and a small library of films and music, complemented by an extensive collection of books. The ground floor accommodates a bedroom with a double bed, accompanied by a shower room and toilet, while upstairs, two additional bedrooms and a bathroom with a toilet provide ample space for guests.

Outside, access to the cottage is hassle-free, with ample parking available on flat hard standing for up to three cars. The large, natural garden, enclosed by a dry stone wall and fence, offers a safe haven for wandering toddlers and keeps unwelcome rabbits at bay. With designated areas for ball games and rolling down slopes, as well as a tall tree stump serving as a perch for keen observers, the garden caters to a variety of interests. Fold-away garden furniture provides a comfortable vantage point for children to observe playful adults, while the wood store serves as a secure lock-up for bikes.

A mown path leads from the garden through the pasture to the shores of Loch Fleet, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and national nature reserve. Rich in wildlife, including seals, otters, and diverse birdlife, Loch Fleet provides a captivating backdrop to your holiday experience. A leisurely ten-minute stroll along the shore leads to a sandy beach stretching all the way to Dornoch, offering a scenic route for exploration.

With its serene surroundings and convenient amenities, Oystercatchers invites guests to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and create cherished memories amidst nature's splendour.

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