Salmon Bothy Holiday Cottage
Salmon Bothy is a lovely cosy pet friendly cottage that sleeps 4, It sits in an elevated position with spectacular sea views and is located on the edge of the quaint village of Armadale. The area is ideal for bird enthusiasts and walkers alike with Armadale Bay Beach within walking distance.
This cottage is a great base to explore the beautiful North Scottish coast and the North Coast 500 and an ideal getaway for the peace and tranquility of Highland Life.
The Cottage is also ideally situated for exploring northern Scotland and the coast, located 24 miles from Thurso and 31 miles from the Kyle of Tongue with its dramatic beaches and vast abundance of wildlife. There are a number of walks from the door, down to the local beach, and another up a track to the rear to an ancient clearing village, ideal for guests who want to truly experience this rugged and spectacular coastline.
Beaches are scenic, stunning and plentiful and can be found within driving distance, including Betty Hill’s Farr Beach, Torrisdale, Strathy Beach, Melvich Beach to name just a few.
For golfing enthusiasts there are 11 golf courses within 60 miles, these include Durness, Reay Thurso, Wick, Lybster, Helmsdale, Brora, Struie & Tain.
Thurso offers an abundance of shops, restaurants and boat trips to explore the surrounding waters.Fishing season with a permit is from April to September and The Hallidale River boasts some of the best Salmon fishing in the area, Permits are available to purchase locally. Information can be given.
If visiting a Whisky Distillery is on your list of things to do there are 9 within 20 miles.
John o’ Groats is 44 miles away and is very popular with tourists as it is the UK mainland’s most northeastern tip.
Armadale is located just 30 minutes drive from The Forsinard Flows National Nature Reserve. Forsinard is a protected RSPB area and it lies in the heart of the flow country, a large rolling expanse of peatland and wetland. A must visit for wildlife and bird enthusiasts.
The Cottage is situated less than 1 mile off the renowned North Coast 500 route, arguably one of the most scenic road trips the UK has to offer, encompassing wild countryside, spectacular coastlines, mountains and munro’s, numerous villages, small towns and historic places of interest along the way. There is an abundance of things to see in the Sutherland area, including ancient castles, archaeological sites and places of interest all within driving distance.
For wildlife enthusiasts there are puffins, cormorants, seals, dolphins, whales, deer and pine marten all seen in the region. There are some good facilities in the small village of Bettyhill 13 miles away including two shops (one of which includes a post office), café, restaurant and even a swimming pool. Golf, fishing, kayaking, sailing, cycling, horse riding and hill-walking are all local pursuits.
The stunning Aurora Belarus or the Northern Lights as they are commonly known have been seen from the cottage in previous years, they are said to be seen between September and March when the sky is at its darkest with most sightings being between November and February. Please note It’s not guaranteed you will see them but you never know you just might.
** Please note Armadale has no amenities, the nearest pub/restaurant is 5 miles away at The Strathy Inn, Strathy. The nearest convenience store is 7 miles away at Betty Hill or 7.5miles away at Melvich, both stock the basics but don’t expect to be doing a big shop there. Thurso is 25 miles away and has Tesco and Lidl and numerous shops, pubs and eateries. **
All on the ground floor. ** There are steps at both entrances **
Kitchen area: With Electric Oven, Electric Hob, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge Freezer, Slow Cooker, Hand Mixer.
Living area: With Log Burner, Smart TV/Sky/Netflix & DVD Player. Wifi. Dining Table
Bedroom 1: With Double Bed & Sea Views
Bedroom 2: With a Superking Bed that can be separated to make a Twin Room. Please let us know which you would prefer.
Bathroom: With sink, Bath with Shower and Toilet.
Washing Machine and Tumble dryer located in garage.
Pool Table, Slide Hockey Table and Darts Board also in garage
LPG central heating, electricity,
Bed linen and towels/tea towels provided.
Secure Large Private Garden & parking for 2 cars.
Strictly No smoking inside, Sand Buckets provided outside.
All Ground Floor Facilities **Please note not wheelchair friendly at this time**
Pets Welcome free of charge, just let us know how many, Dog Bowels provided also Towels and Throws for furniture and beds, please feel free to bring your own if you wish too.
We kindly ask that you please use throws if you allow your dogs on the sofa, chairs and beds.
Decorated at Christmas on request
***Close to a working croft land, dogs are to be on a lead at all times when out and about in the village***
Beach and Coastal Walks within 1 mile
£100 Non- refundable deposit secures your booking and we require full payment of the remaining balance 21 days prior to your arrival.
Entry is not before 4pm and departure is by 9am, this gives us time to turn it around for the next guests.
The postcode is KW14 7SA please do have a look on a map so that you’re sure of your journey and the time it takes.
A couple of things for you to consider that we offer to help make your stay more enjoyable is,
If you would like to place an online order with Tesco delivery to arrive between 10am & 3pm on the day of your arrival we don’t mind taking receipt of this at the cottage as we will be there getting it ready for you. A few guests have done this already and it seems to work really well. Tesco are the only supermarket to deliver to Armadale.
Also, we provide all quilts, pillows, bedding, towels and throws for furniture & beds. A few families have chosen to bring their own which is obviously absolutely fine, so we now have decided to offer a small reduction in the price of bookings by £35 should you decide to bring your own bedding.
Should you decide to book we look forward to welcoming you to Salmon Bothy Holiday Cottage and hope you have an enjoyable and pleasant stay.
High Season 7 night minimum stay.
Low Season 3 night minimum stay @ £125 Per Night