What’s In a Bothy?

What You Can Expect for Your Bothy Stay

A Snug Highland Bolthole

True to the architectural style of traditional old Scottish bothies (wayfarer’s huts) that are dotted across the Highlands our carefully thought out and comfortable accommodation has been enhanced with everything a couple – or single guest – could possibly wish for, all contained in one spacious room.

The décor is light and bright with cheerful colour combinations that set off the stunning views through the windows of the fairy-tale Carbisdale Castle perched on a hill in the distance, across the Kyle of Sutherland.

There is a well-equipped kitchen for preparing hearty breakfasts or dining in, and a big table to eat at. The modern shower-room is separate, off of the rear entrance porch/utility area, c/w with a basin and WC.

The charming cottage-style iron bedstead will entice you to draw back the quilt and slip into the sheets for a really comfy night’s sleep.

All the Bothy Amenities

Here’s a list of all you need to know about our Balblair Bothies:

including clothes washing & drying machine, spacious fridge and freezer, microwave, oven and cooking hob.

(with workbench & vice)

– local villages of Bonar Bridge & Lairg

– bed supplied

If you have any specific questions about the accommodation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What to do at Balblair Bothies

The location of the bothies is slap bang in the middle of the Highland county of Sutherland in the far north of Scotland, known to be one of the most sparsely populated areas in northern Europe.
We are perfectly placed for access to the spectacular scenery of the east, west and north coasts of Scotland – dramatic mountains, lochs, beautiful beaches and historically interesting coastal villages.
Day trips exploring the North Coast 500 Route are a must, but even if you don’t want to stray far you’ll find a veritable feast of forest and cycle tracks in the immediate area, and breathtaking wilderness reserves where you can spot iconic wildlife like Red & Roe Deer, Otters, Ptarmigan and Red Grouse, Red Squirrels, Seals, Golden and White Tailed Eagles, Osprey, Buzzards as well as great numbers of small and song birds; and more besides.
Go cycling, canoeing, golfing on one of the legendary golf courses in the area, organise a Distillery Tour or simply relax at home and eat decent local food and drink good wine – nothing quite like it when you’re on holiday.
When it comes to restaurants and food you’ll be spoilt for choice locally – you can even order a carry out meal (or eat in) from nearby Invershin Hotel – 1 mile – or in Bonar Bridge – 2mls – or eat at - the seaside resort of Dornoch(15 mls) - (which is also good for speciality shops).at decent local food and drink good wine – nothing quite like it when you’re on holiday.
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We’re always happy to point you in the direction of the local attractions and amenities – just ask.

What to do at Balblair Bothies

The location of the bothies is slap bang in the middle of the Highland county of Sutherland in the far north of Scotland, known to be one of the most sparsely populated areas in northern Europe.

We are perfectly placed for access to the spectacular scenery of the east, west and north coasts of Scotland – dramatic mountains, lochs, beautiful beaches and historically interesting coastal villages.

Day trips exploring the North Coast 500 Route are a must, but even if you don’t want to stray far you’ll find a veritable feast of forest and cycle tracks in the immediate area, and breathtaking wilderness reserves where you can spot iconic wildlife like Red & Roe Deer, Otters, Ptarmigan and Red Grouse, Red Squirrels, Seals, Golden and White Tailed Eagles, Osprey, Buzzards as well as great numbers of small and song birds; and more besides. Go cycling, canoeing, golfing on one of the legendary golf courses in the area, organise a Distillery Tour or simply relax at home and eat decent local food and drink good wine – nothing quite like it when you’re on holiday.

When it comes to restaurants and food you’ll be spoilt for choice locally – you can even order a carry out meal (or eat in) from nearby Invershin Hotel – 1 mile – or in Bonar Bridge – 2mls – or eat at – the seaside resort of Dornoch(15 mls) – (which is also good for speciality shops).

We’re always happy to point you in the direction of the local attractions and amenities – just ask.

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