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Unique rustic cottage, amazing views of wild places. Family and pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Double Bedroom, Twin Attic Bedroom, Living/Dining Room, Kitchen, Bath

Kips Cottage is a rustic former bothy, with very few mod cons, other than amazing views and copious hot water. If you love going back in time and feeling like you are living on the edge of the world, it will be perfect for you. If you are looking for something even vaguely modern, Kips Cottage may not suit.

The cottage is situated in a stunning location just off the North Coast 500 in Sutherland. The cottage looks over the North Atlantic and is surrounded by hillside with fantastic views of the changing coastal scenery.

There is a spacious living area with a sofa and 2 armchairs, and a pine dining table and a wood-burning stove at one end. A charming double bedroom is accessed from the other end of the living space. Also on the ground floor is a basic kitchen, slightly like being on a boat, with a kitchen table and French doors out onto the decked area outside. The kitchen has an electric oven and a butler’s sink. Situated off the kitchen is a charmingly ramshackle bathroom with bath and basin and lavatory.

Up some steep stairs by the kitchen is a long attic area with twin beds at one end. The attic has limited headroom and is perfect for children.

There is plenty of parking and a garden to explore.

Let Saturday to Saturday, but other changeover days considered in low season.

More Details

Robyn Hughes
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Robyn Hughes

The Hughes Family

Robyn Hughes purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Robyn Hughes chose Kirtomy

Kips Cottage is a home away from home. An escape from the rat race, for beaches, surfing, swimming, walking and exploring wild places. The perfect place to recharge and spend time together.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We were there in October last year and have seen the recent review made by someone around the same time(ish) and all I can say is; we loved it and want to return despite going to the same cottage more than once is very rare for us. Kips is beautifully located, full of 'character' and is everything anyone would want if you're looking for a quiet Scottish retreat and can happily accept cosy, modern, rustic chiq. Having already been, I would happily return and never leave.

(Nick has rebooked for the same October week this year)
Oct 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kirtomy in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please note we only accept Saturday to Saturday bookings. Any instant bookings made for different days, will unfortunately be cancelled and refunded.
  • Please do not allow dogs on the furniture.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Attic Dormitory - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Note: Steep stairs and limited headroom
  • Books
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • caving
  • surfing


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Unique rustic cottage, amazing views of wild places. Family and pet friendly
average rating of 3.8125 based on 17 reviews

Lovely, old fashioned, quirky cottage on the beautiful North Coast of Scotland

  • 5 of 5

The first morning we heard a cuckoo. We saw it fly out from the thicket of trees just outside the cottage and watched it later on that day.

We went walking along the coast and up some of the valleys, we had a lovely week.

The cottage is basic, but warm and comfortable and has a charm of its own. I loved our holiday and would recommend for anyone who loves walking, nature, history, or just peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and quirky cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely little cottage in an amazing setting. The views are gorgeous and I wish I could have stayed longer. The cottage has everything you could need although we couldn't get the wifi to work this didn't spoil our stay. A great base to visit some truly awesome places, would love to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Emmaline, delighted you enjoyed Kips Cottage, and hopefully we'll see you again :) All the best, Robyn
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Second time around, a rare event; was it as good, or was it as bad? It's location was still amazing!

  • 4 of 5

It is VERY rare for us to go to the same cottage twice, but we did this with Kip's; booking for 2017 as soon as we got home after 2016. After our week last year, the next 'guests' wrote a very negative review yet I had the same holiday but possibly with a different perspective. As such, I was curious to see how I found things this year. Straight away noticed a new table and chairs, new kettle, new cooker, new heaters, new cups, and a few bits more...great. Okay, the teapot was still the same small one and had no cosy so a second cup was looking doubtful, but you know what; I brought a bigger pot and a cosy from home so the tea supply for the week was perfect. The light in the kitchen stopped working and a new bulb didn't resolve the issue, but there was enough light from the dining area so NO PROBLEM. A glass of orange juice was almost ruined on Sunday morning as a chip was found in the rim, but we discovered it was possible to use a different glass and the week was saved again as possible disaster was averted. The bathroom still only has a bath, so I took a hose attachment as this was already clear from the booking information, but then decided to forget it and just had baths anyway and washed hair with the jug; a shower would be great but not a problem; we didn't have a shower for years when we first got married; there's plenty of hot water and nice big towels, better than most other cottages. This year the lawn hadn't been cut for some time and was a potential problem for me and the dog; that was until me and Lexie decided to play on it for half an hour and ended up flattening it and having a great time in the process. That made it easy to manage for the rest of the week. A bulb went out in the longue towards the end of the week, so we used the other lights instead. Mouse droppings did worry the wife a little but a regular clean of that area before breakfast and we lived to tell the tale; anyway, as I repeatedly tell my wife, we have chosen to live in a VERY rural area and therefore will naturally share our very old building with the local wildlife and, having mice is a sign of not having rats, so look on the bright side. Dog escape route down the side of the house but temporary relocation of the wheelie bin easily resolved that. I think what I'm saying is, nowhere is perfect but the right attitude can make it far better. I had a wonderful holiday and would happily buy this cottage if I could so it can't be all that bad; I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in great location

  • 4 of 5

Had a wonderful week in Kipp's . Lots to see if you're willing to travel a bit. The beaches are fabulous. The cottage could do with a bit of tlc but still very cozy. Probably would have enjoyed it more if the weather had been better but hey it's Scotland after all !!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David Thanks so much for taking the time to review Kips Cottage. Hope to see you again soon. All the best, Robyn
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Quirky and cute, loved it. Just what we wanted

  • 4 of 5

Quirky and cute. Loved our stay it was just what we wanted. No frills and we traditional. Area was beautiful and quiet will be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David Thanks so much for taking the time to review Kips - we're so pleased you liked it. Just wanted to let you know that we've just resurfaced after the Winter and made Kips available for letting for Summer 2018 as of today. Hope to see you again at Kips Cottage soon. All the best, Robyn
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Traditional crofters cottage!

  • 4 of 5

Very basic. ..but just what we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
96 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Farr Bay
Car: recommended

The area is an outdoor paradise with mountains to climb, fish to catch, beaches to roam, waves to ride and wildlife to spot. There are several rivers within a short drive – Naver, Borgie, Strathy and Halladale - all which offer good salmon fishing and also there is a myriad of lochs, streams and estuaries to explore.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Kirtomy, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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