Badnaheen - Altnabreac Halkirk

Code: BA21HI

Holiday property description

The cottage has been modernised from former shepherd's cottages to provide a luxury bothy style accommodation. Set in one of the most wonderfully wild areas of Scotland it provides a truly enchanting wilderness destination.   The nearest corner shop is approximately fifteen miles away and access to the cottage is along six miles of forest roads; alternatively you can catch a train to the request Halt at Altnabreach Station (450m), one of the most remote and little used stations in Britain.  The scenery is startling and opportunities for outdoor pursuits are almost endless be it walking, mountain biking, fishing and of course enjoying the superb flora and fauna of this wild area.  

While you could spend a week at this cottage taking walks every day and not crossing the same path twice there is still good access to the other special sites and scenes in this fantastic area.   John O'Groats is close by with ferry links to Orkney making day trips to the islands possible. While just along the coast is Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of Britain,  with a superb sandy beach the bay is a Mecca for surfing.   If more gentle pursuits are needed then the late Queen Mother's summer retreat at Castle of Mey should not to be missed together with the awesome Castle Sinclair Girnigoe. This impregnable medieval stronghold is the most spectacular ruin in the North of Scotland and the only castle in Scotland to be listed by the World Monuments Fund.

Wildlife abounds throughout the area both on your doorstep at the cottage or indeed along the rugged coast line which varies from superb sandy beaches such as Dunnet Bay or Melich Bay together with rugged coastal cliff walks.   The cliff walks are worth investigating to savour the sights of puffins and kittiwakes together with the chance to see whales, dolphin and porpoises.   With the coastline so near and together with the lochs and burns closer to the cottage water sports and angling are superbly catered for and brown trout fishing is available on the owner's loch, Loch Dhu. 

The location makes a superb holiday base from which to explore the local heritage of the area including the quaint busy fishing towns of Thurso and Wick as well as seeing the great outdoors of Scotland at its best, you can also picnic in the steps of HRH and enjoy a picnic at what must be one of Britain's most remote benches with a superb view over classic flow country.

Postcode: KW12 6UR

Damage Deposit £150 

Short breaks are welcome throughout the year 

Accommodation for 4 on one floor:   Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen with drop down double bed and double sofa bed; bathroom; cloakroom.

Services: Heating and electricity included (wood fired range and generator) * Wood fired range cooker * Wood burning stove  * Bed linen and towels provided * Fridge * Freezer * Microwave * Mobile reception * TV * Parking * Garden * Bicycle storage * Pets Welcome  

EXTRAS: £20 per dog/week.

NOTE: Private water supply

Badnaheen may be booked in conjunction with nearby

Keepers Cottage  (KE21HI) which sleeps 2


How to find us

Altnabreac Halkirk
KW12 6UR

Badnaheen - Altnabreac Halkirk

Code: BA21HI

Please note that the above map is used to indicate the general location of the holiday property. As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

External Features

Sea View

Water view

Walk to Pub

Walk to Shops

Mountain View

Beach walk




Bicycle Storage



Garden Furniture

Garden Enclosed



Wheelchair Access

Internal Features

Open fire


High Chair


CD Player

DVD Player

Colour TV






Wash Machine

Bed Linen Cost Incl

Heating Cost Incl

Tumble Dryer

Sky TV



Sofa Beds 1

Single Beds 0

Double Beds 1

Showers 0

Bathrooms 1



Badnaheen Reviews

5 star review

Das ist ein Plätzchen nach dem man sich zurücksehnt
This is a place to look back on. Fantastic -- It is one of our true favourites; such an amazing area and scenery.

Es ist einer unserer wahren Favoriten. so eine tolle Gegend und Landschaft.
stefan heberlein
11 months ago
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5 star review

ett underbart ställe som man längtar tillbaka till
a wonderful place for a long time - Great to hear that you had a wonderful stay, it is a stunning area and so quite.
Bra att höra att du hade en underbar vistelse, det är ett fantastiskt område och så tyst
stefan heberlein
11 months ago
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