Originally a gamekeeper's cottage, Rhian is totally non-smoking and set in over 30 acres of private grounds, where peace, quiet and comfort are assured.
Our cosy double, twin and family rooms all have tea and coffee-making facilities and either an en-suite or private shower room.
The cottage nestles at the foot of Ben Loyal and the two guests' lounges, provide panoramic views of this Queen of Scottish Mountains.
The TV lounge has a peat/log fire in winter and our centrally heated conservatory provides comfortable bird-watching facilities and a quiet place for reading, while (on winter nights at least), watching the Northern Lights and shooting stars.
Books, cards and board games are available, as is Internet access either wirelessly, or via our desktop PC.
Tongue (in the heart of Mackay country), is situated on the North Coast of the beautiful Scottish Highlands; midway between Cape Wrath and John O'Groats and also between the challenging golf links at Durness and Reay.
Ben Hope (Scotland's most northerly Munro) is nearby and the spectacular hill-climb up Ben Loyal (2,700 ft), starts just 5 minutes away.
Bird and wildlife watchers are also well catered for and need not travel far from Rhian to enjoy their hobby; Buzzards, pheasants, curlews, owls, goldcrests, cuckoos, wrens and many others are regularly seen (or heard) from and in our gardens.
Red, roe and muntjac deer, otters and pine-martens have also been spotted nearby.
The Rhian Burn (on our boundary), can be fished for trout; river and loch fishing permits may be arranged locally.
Other activities available in the area include: Horse riding on idyllic beaches, ceilidh dancing classes, swimming pool and leisure centre, island boat trips, photographic safaris, craft shops, Strathnaver Museum (Clan Mackay room) and historical walks, to trace the Clearances.
Superb views in an idyllic location.
Great breakfasts, lots of info on area, wildlife log.
Disabled Facilities: There are no disabled facilities. Wheelchair access is not possible in our cottage, but we have two ground floor annexe rooms which may be suitable. Please contact us for further info.
Pet Facilities: Pets are allowed. We have two 'dog-friendly' annexe rooms, which are ground floor and self-contained, so pets are not disturbed and have ready access to the garden. We do ask that they bring their own beds though.
Special Diets Provision: Special diets are catered for. Vegetarian always available; vegan, coeliac and gluten-free possible, with a bit of advance warning.
Smoking Facilities: Smoking is not allowed.
We are situated slightly less than a mile from the village centre.
Pass the Post Office on your left and continue on the single track road past the 'No Speed Limit' sign, round a right hand bend, over the Rhian Burn and turn right at our sign. Cross the cattle grid and drive up the track to the Cottage.
Please take care and watch out for our horses, goats, sheep, hens and dogs.