Had a perfect week here, the cottage was excellent, well equipped and very cosy. The location is great, lots of walking and the local inn was very welcoming and the food was lovely. Overall we had a great weeks stay in this beautiful cottage and I would highly recommend it.
We have recently returned from a week at Croit Bhraigh. It more than exceeded all of our expectations. The property itself is located in the most stunning location, far from the madding crowds, with a large garden perfect for dogs (who don't like to chase sheep!). The peace was utterly sublime and the nature around the garden, pheasants and red deer, were breathtaking. The house itself was fantastic. Really comfortable and very homely with a well stocked kitchen and a very generous welcome pack for our arrival. The beds were really comfy and we all slept really well during our stay. Rogart and the surrounds are beautiful. The people are so friendly and welcoming. the beaches are wide and sandy (and largely empty) and it's within easy reach of the north coast and the absolutely wonderful scenic drive across the coast from John O Groats to Durness. We really did have the most lovely time and our deep thanks go to the very kind owners for making us so very welcome. You will not regret booking a holiday at Croit Bhraigh. We hope to see you again one day. Thanks again.
New to the holiday rental market, we loved this cottage, very clean and comfortable with lots of little touches that made us feel welcome. The box of basic groceries, wine and 'proper' coffee we found on arrival was very much appreciated and a lovely start to our holiday. The kitchen was very well equipped with crockery and cooking utensils, washer and dishwasher. The bathroom newly fitted out and supplied with a few basic toiletries and plenty of towels. Beds comfortable and warm and plenty of storage for clothes. The electric heaters were very efficient and the log burning stove proved very cozy on the cooler nights. We did have a bit of trouble tuning into the TV and internet but got it all sorted by day two. All the downstairs floors are laminated which Bruce, our staffie, did have a bit of trouble with, but this was down to his age not the flooring. He loved the rug in front of the fire! I have never stayed anywhere where dog bowls, dog bedding and dog treats were supplied and Bruce was very grateful!
Set in a very rural location we enjoyed lovely views, saw some very shy red deer several times and had a garden that backed onto a field of curious sheep and several ruined bothys. We also had daily visits from 5 local cats! There are 2 close neighbours, one couple sharing our drive who were very friendly and helpful. The second living a little further up the hill who we passed only in the car.
The cottage is a 5 minute drive out of Rogart where the Pittentrail Inn quenched our thirst after a long day out and served good food. The Spar shop there was also very useful. Several walks run from the village around the valley which unfortunately we were not able to do this time.
Rogart is a convenient place from which to tour the north - perfect for our plan of sightseeing by car. It provides easy access to the East Coast tourist route as well as to Lairg, known as the crossroads to the highlands and en route to the west coast. Over 3 days we managed to cover the whole north coast, visiting John O'Groats, the Castle of Mey, Smoo Cave and Durness craft village with lots of other stops in between. The scenery was spectacular! We also visited some of the local towns including Dornoch and Tain as well as spending an afternoon in Inverness on a very rainy day. So much to do and see...we'll just have to go back!
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