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Sandwood Bay

Sandwood Bay is a natural bay in Sutherland, on the far north-west coast of mainland Scotland.

It is best known for its mile-long beach and Am Buachaille, a sea stack, and lies about 5 miles south of Cape Wrath. Behind the bay's large dunes, stretches Sandwood Loch - a freshwater loch full of brown trout.

Though remote, and with no road access, the bay is easily reached by a 4-mile long, yet well-trodden and fairly flat, path leading from the gravel car park at the hamlet of Blairmore. Sandwood Bay is part of the Sandwood Estate which is run by the John Muir Trust. The beach is considered to be one of the cleanest and most unspoilt beaches in the whole of mainland Britain.

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Your Family Dog is welcome too

Your Family Dog is welcome too

We understand that your dog is a member of the family so they are welcome to come on holiday with you too. Hill Cottage has a large fenced and gated garden from where they can survey the surrounding sea & hills. Outside of this please keep your dog on a lead as there are...

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WIFI

WIFI

Limited Satelite WIFI Satellite Broadband Installed We are delighted to be able to offer free,WIFI to all our guestsfor basic keeping in touch while you're away.Please note that it is LIMITED.Excellent for emailing,FB etc but not suitable for games, Streamingor anyone needing to work while staying here.(Unfortunately due to the occasional misuse we will have...

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Handa Island

Handa Island

Visit Handa Island Handa Island Wildlife reserve is a stunning place to visit and a great day trip.(NB dogs are not allowed on Handa due to nesting birds.) Guests staying at HIll Cottage only have to walk a mile to Tarbet to get the seasonal ferry over to Handa where you land on...

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Sandwood Bay

Sandwood Bay

Sandwood Bay is a natural bay in Sutherland, on the far north-west coast of mainland Scotland. It is best known for its mile-long beach and Am Buachaille, a sea stack, and lies about 5 miles south of Cape Wrath. Behind the bay's large dunes, stretches Sandwood Loch - a freshwater loch full...

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