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The Uphouse

Kinlochbervie (3mls SW), The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 3
3
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Adjoined to the delightful owner’s house with stunning sea and mountain views from the cottage
  • A lovely cosy romantic retreat is ideal for those looking to getaway for peace, quiet and tranquillity
  • Kinlochbervie the skyline is dominated by the mountains of Foinaven, Arkle, Ben Stack and a coastline with sandy beaches
Property code: 35910

Situated on the wild unspoiled West coast of Sutherland overlooking Loch a Chadh-fi, just 5 miles to the fishing village of Kinlochbervie and 16 miles to Durness. In an area of outstanding beauty with an abundance of wildlife. There are numerous mountains close by ideal for walkers, Munro baggers and climbers. The rugged coastline offers lovely sandy beaches, including Sandwood bay, said to be the most magnificent beach in the UK. Ridgway Adventure offers fantastic sea and loch water sports, or sit back and enjoy a spot of loch, river and sea fishing, loch fly fishing permits can be obtained directly from owner. Access to the property is via a set of external stone steps.

On entering the property guests will discover the lounge/diner, a welcoming space with a cosy, homely feel thanks to the exposed beams and stone fireplace with warming wood burner (logs included) there is a TV/DVD for you to relax and watch after a day out exploring. Enjoy your meals at the table by the picturesque window with stunning views over the loch. Back through the hallway you will find the well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. There is also a utility area with washing machine and tumble dryer. The bathroom has a shower over bath and WC. When the day is done retire to the comfy double bedroom.

Stepping back outside there is an enclosed garden which is shared with the owner's friendly dog. Enjoy the spectacular mountain and loch views from seating area. 

  • 1 double bedroom
  • Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility area: with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Lounge: with woodburner, dining table and chairs and TV/DVD
  • Electric, central heating and logs included
  • Enclosed garden which is shared with the owner's friendly dog.
  • Outside seating area
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Loch fly fishing permits can be obtained directly from owner.
  • Restaurant and pub 2 miles, shops 5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Fiona MacDonald

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark, 16th March 2024

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The Uphouse was everything I had hoped for. The location was superb. The owners were delightful. A pity our dogs didn't see eye to eye but that's the way it goes sometimes. Perfectly situated as a base to visit Sandwood Bay and the surrounding area. If you want peace and quiet then this is definitely worth considering.

Reviewed by Amanda, 20th January 2024

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We had an amazing time at the cottage. A real escape from the grid. No internet, no people, no sheep, no landline phone, no running water on arrival and no power some days due to storms and extreme weather. It was perfect. We were kept warm by a log burner and blankets. Played cards. Read books by torch light and candles, talked to each other and wRead moreent for blustery walks in the natural scenery. Kitchen very well equipped. Hot baths, dvds to watch and cosy up. Perfect. Hide

Reviewed by John, 14th October 2023

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The Up House is the most perfect holiday accommodation and location Ive ever experienced. It was difficult to leave. Ideal for dogs and outdoor loving people. Graham and Lynn, the owners are perfect hosts

Reviewed by Ulrich, 16th September 2023

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Reviewed by Marie, 9th September 2023

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The cottage was perfect for us and our very active dog. He and Lucy made friends straight away. The views are stunning in all weathers; the deer and birds come so close; and the quietness is bliss. Graham and Lynn could not be more helpful. As already booked elsewhere for next year we wont get back in 2024, but will in the future. Thank you for theRead more perfect stay. Hide

Reviewed by John, 19th August 2023

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So relaxing great views across the sea loch plenty to do for the dogs was up in the hills around the loch every day with them while my wife sat and relaxed reading her book I would recommend the up house to anyone who wants away to relax and chill

Reviewed by Arnaud, 15th July 2023

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Reviewed by Amanda, 24th June 2023

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Cottage was clean, well equipped and a beautiful location. We would definitely recommend staying here

Reviewed by Lisa, 20th May 2023

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Absolutely stunning place to stay, Lynne and Graham the owners are lovely, the views from the cottage are just mind blowing, sitting and watching the wildlife from the cottage, just so peaceful and relaxing, we will be going back.

Reviewed by Craig, 16th April 2023

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Fantastic views with 17 deer grazing on a night on your doorstep Great lodge and has everything you need. Perfect for walkers or escaping the world. Take what you need as only one shop within 10 miles.

Reviewed by Claire, 7th April 2023

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Beautiful remote setting. Very peaceful with lots of wildlife and starts on a clear night. The cottage was very cosy and well equipped. There is no internet - wifi or 4G, or phone signal, but this can be found when out and about. Bring bottled water. Our two dogs were very comfortable also.

Reviewed by Robert, 11th March 2023

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Been to the up house three times now, we just love the tranquility and very cost clean cottage

Reviewed by Robert, 25th February 2023

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Reviewed by Paul, 18th February 2023

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Thank you, Linda, Graham really enjoyed ourselves. Didnt want to come home made us feel so welcome. Cant wait to come back again really miss the place and Tyson is really missing Lucy. Thank you for the ball. Look forward to see you again. Many thanks, Paul Rachel Rachel Bennett

Reviewed by Simon, 11th February 2023

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Our second stay and as enjoyable as the first. A comfortable and warm cottage with a great view across the loch. The walk from the door gives good views of the mountains on a clear day, great for the dog. Plenty of walks and beaches close by.

Reviewed by Roger, 19th November 2022

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Reviewed by Moira, 22nd October 2022

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This is a quaint cottage in the wilderness. It is cosy and has everything you need. We took our three dogs and we all had a fabulous time. The walks from the cottage itself are spectacular and driving to anywhere else nearby also provides stunning scenery. It really is an isolated paradise so make sure you take what you need. Cosying up in the lounRead morege with the log burner on was heaven. The views over the Loch are breathtaking and we were lucky enough to see the stags and deer that live nearby! Hide

Reviewed by Emilia, 8th October 2022

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Cottage is in a beautiful location, just next to the sea loch with scenic view from the main room and kitchen. Despite tough weather conditions it's warm and cosy when you can hear the howling wind outside, remote location grants absolute silence and darkness at night. There is no mobile signal (common in the whole area) but just outside the house Read moreyou can easily catch it. Overall it was better than expected and was a great place to escape the crowds and stress and experience some slow life. Hide

Reviewed by donna, 24th September 2022

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the house is fantastic very well equipped they have thought of everything you would need loads of towels bedding etc . lovely owners a very warm cosy house we would use again and would recommend it to other holiday makers you won't be disappointed beautiful views beautiful house its a very warm house we did not even need the log burner as it's so wRead morearm Hide

Reviewed by Julie, 10th September 2022

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The Up House is in a stunning position, is very comfortable, peaceful, quiet and remote so if this is what you are looking for it's perfect. We would recommend bringing lots of provisions to make life easy as the nearest shop to get anything is Kinlochbervie, several miles away. We didn't eat out as we enjoy cooking and the view from the window is Read moreexceptional so it was the best restaurant for us. There are a few eateries around with good reviews but worth checking opening times. Hide

Reviewed by R Bruce, 16th July 2022

The setting is idyllic, overlooking a sea loch and surrounded by hills. Yes, it's off the 'beaten track' , although the NC500 does pass the end of the road, The real mountains, the real highlands are not too far away. Including Arkle and Foinavon. Suilivan and Quinag are also close by. Additionally some of the finest, easily accessible, not too remRead moreote, beaches with clean sand. The cottage is warm, welcoming, very comfortable and so well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Stuart, 9th July 2022

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Nicely proportioned interior with great views down loch a chadh - fi.

Lovely location, property & hosts. Would thoroughly recommend the Uphouse to someone wanting a quiet relaxing holiday in spectacular surroundings.

Reviewed by Sandra, 25th June 2022

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Lovely comfy accommodation Graham and Lynn so friendly and helpful really beautiful part of Scotland would definitely go back...

Reviewed by Johan, 18th June 2022

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The cottage is set in a really spectacular location. Very quiet, lots of nature (deer and many different species of birds). The level of comfort the hosts have achieved at such a remote location is impressive. Getting there is a bit adventurous; off the NC500 on what is no doubt Scotlands smallest single track road. The experience of the two blind Read moresummits is a bit like a visit to the casino. Fortunately, the chances of running into oncoming traffic are remote. Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 11th June 2022

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Perfect cottage for a couple. The living room has the most amazing views over the sea loch often with deer grazing just over the fence. Theres a cosy wood burner and even without that its always warm and a lovely place to come back to after a bracing walk. This was our second visit to the Uphouse, and even with disappointing weather wed love to comRead moree back a third time. Hide

Reviewed by Ronnie, 4th June 2022

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Property location was Awesome a peaceful an very quiet week was spent there.

Reviewed by Annie, 28th May 2022

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Reviewed by Karen, 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Alan, 7th May 2022

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Superb location with lovely cosy lounge. The weather can change dramatically in the north west so the wood burning stove was a real blessing. The cottage is really well insulated so after a wet day on the hills it was soon toasting ! Constant hot water was also really welcomed to ease the aching muscles. Wild deer visiting the shoreline directly inRead more view of the windows was brilliant to see. Graham and Lynn were fantastic hosts and their lovely dog Lucy is a real character. Simply perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Dean, 9th April 2022

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The hosts were that perfect balance of we knew they were there if we needed anything, but they weren't intrusive. Perfect! The house and garden had everything we needed. The number of hooks to hang things on was most appreciated. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking equipment - all spotlessly clean. Finding logs for the fire on the doorstep whRead moreen we returned of an evening was a lovely touch. If you want a wildlife-rich, quiet, remote retreat, this house is perfect. We couldn't fault it. Fab! Hide

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