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Laxford House

| Lairg, The Highlands
10
6
3
Dogs allowed 2
Open fire / woodburner
Beach houses

At a glance

  • Peaceful position on the banks of the River Laxford
  • Two lounges both with open fires
  • Spectacular views
  • Spacious garden perfect for kids and dogs
  • 6 miles from Scourie for shops, restaurants and a beautiful beach
  • Local loch fishing included for four rods
Property code: CA210

Perched on the banks of the River Laxford, this sweet red house is surrounded by idyllic views and offers simple, elegant accommodation for ten guests.

This aptly named property holds an enviable location in the Scottish Highlands that's simply hard to beat. Whether you're exploring the area on foot or by bike, fishing in one of the sheltered nearby bays or sandcastle building at Scourie Bay (6 miles) you'll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life making this location ideal for relaxing family get-togethers. There's even fishing for four rods on local mapped hill lochs included, so any anglers among you can try their hand at catching some supper.

Bright and spacious rooms, an open fire and warming Rayburn will all be waiting for you when you return from a day out. Both lounges have open fires so they are ideal to gather around for tea and board games after a day exploring the Highlands. In the kitchen, ample seating at a breakfast bar means someone can join you whilst you cook up a feast and listen to some music on the iPod dock. The Rayburn, in addition to an electric hob and oven, mean there's plenty of room for preparing large meals for the whole family. Tuck in around the table in the stylish dining room, before plonking down for a well-earned night in front of the SkyTV. Alternatively, the sunroom makes the ideal spot for after-dinner drinks overlooking the river. Downstairs, there's also one comfy double and one twin bedroom, one bathroom and a separate WC. Up on the first floor, you'll find a second double, a second twin and two single bedrooms, all beautifully furnished to make your stay a comfortable one. There's also a linen cupboard and two bathrooms, one with a shower.

Stepping outside, the enclosed garden boasts a large grassy lawn and spectacular views. Picnic out here on sunny afternoons and enjoy the sounds of the river running past at the bottom of the garden.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 6 bedrooms – 2 double, 2 twin, 2 singles
  • 3 bathrooms (1 with shower) and a separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, Rayburn cooker, fridge/freezer, chest freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Cot/highchair available
  • Open fire with fuel provided
  • SkyTV, video player, iPod dock
  • Private enclosed garden
  • Sunroom
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Garage available
  • Free fishing for 4 rods on mapped hill lochs
  • Shops, pubs, galleries and restaurants in Scourie (6 miles)

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Coote, August 2019

Stayed here many times as it's a good house for family visits. Comfortable and spacious but sadly still lacking WiFi.

Reviewed by Mr Grubb, August 2019

Very well equipped house. For the purposes of our party of ten an extra fridge might have helped and as it was a fishing party, letting from Sunday to Sunday would have been an advantage but overall, no complaints at all and we have already booked for next year.

Reviewed by Mr Cannon, May 2019

Great place to stay Only problem needs another fridge WiFi if possible Dog hairs on blankets in conservatory

Reviewed by Mr King, April 2019

Laxford House was spacious, comfortable, and very well equipped, with nice big beds and a wonderful view down the river towards the sea from several rooms. The sun-room was an especially good spot to watch the light fade over the water of an evening. As we had our dog with us, the enclosed garden was very useful, with the added attraction of accessRead more to the river, and pleasant walks upstream and downstream nearby. We love this area for its wildness and remoteness and enjoyed revisiting beautiful Sandwood Bay (eight-miles return on foot) and walking along the beach at Balnakiel and through the dunes there to Faraid Head. I also made a return visit to Handa Island with its thousands of breeding birds on the Great Stack, and had the best view of puffins yet! We have eaten at the Kylesku Hotel many times over the years and seen some big changes, but it is still a great place to have lunch or supper, right on the water. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Macvinish, August 2018

Excellent, very comfortable house in lovely setting.

Reviewed by Mr Jackson, June 2018

This year we had most of our family join us including our daughter and family from WISCONSIN and our great grand son aged 4 months . All facilities are A1 , we ate in most days and dine out at our favourite restaurant- at Kylesku pier , most variants of fish dishes . There are several wonderful beeches , good walking , close by and Durness is well Read moreworth a visit , the house offers excellent nature viewing from the conservatory, deer , many types of birds and seals when the tide is up . Improved mobile phone reception at the house and around is needed plus WIFI in the house ! Hide

Reviewed by Dr Carter, April 2018

The house is superb and offers spacious accommodation for ten people. All of the bedrooms are excellent, with comfortable beds, high quality bedding, and ample drawer and hanging space for clothing. The lounge and the dining room are well furnished and easily large enough for ten. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, and there's lots of shelvRead moreing in two 'sculleries' for storing a week's supply of food. Having a garage is a real bonus for storing bicycles and other bulky outdoor equipment. The immediate location, right beside the River Laxford, with views out to Loch Laxford is perfect, while the surrounding area offers a huge variety of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. All in all, it is impossible to fault the house, especially as the rental charges are more reasonable than some other properties of this size. We would, however, make two suggestions. One is that it would be helpful if there was a manual with information about the house, such as the workings of any equipment that might need explanation, which days the refuse bins are to be put out for collection, (or an indication that the estate staff will do this , if that is the case), and more detail about about the possibilities for fishing on the estate. The second is that a larger tea pot would make afternoon tea easier for a party of ten! These are in no way criticisms, and we would thoroughly recommend the house to any group. Hide

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