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The Byre - stone studio in Talmine - NC500 & Beach

2 guests
1 bed
1 bath

The Byre is a unique stone walled studio converted from a barn and is perfect for a peaceful break or romantic getaway! Futon bed base with a hotel quality double mattress in large self catering accommodation with stunning views of the sea and islands and within easy walk of a shop, bar / restaurant and beach. Well equipped kitchenette with sink, hob and microwave / oven / grill. Plenty of hot water for showering. Woodburner and several electric heaters. Great location as a base to explore.


  • TV
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Pets allowed
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Heating
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Safety card
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  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Self check-in
  • Lockbox
  • Private entrance
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Garden or backyard
  • Host greets you

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• Check-in time is 4PM - 9PM
• No parties or events
• No smoking
• Not suitable for children and infants

GUESTS - The host must be notified in advance of the number of guest staying. No more than 2 guest in total. Additional guests will be charged.

PETS - The host must be notified in advance of any pets.
No pets on any of the furniture. Please clean up any pet mess in the garden using the bags provided. Any pets must be under control at all times - this is a working crofting area with sheep in the surrounding fields.

GARDEN & PARKING - No camping in the garden. No parking motorhomes / camper vans - occupied or not (sorry the ground is boggy and cannot take the weight). No charging electrical vehicles or motorhomes/ camper vans.

BICYCLES - No bicycles inside the property. There is no external store for bikes.

NEIGHBOURS - We do not live on site but are minutes away. Please don't disturb the neighbours for any reason - if you need anything please contact us by phone or text.

DAMAGE - Any damage or additional cleaning will be charged separate but only if required.

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The space
BED - We provide hotel quality Egyptian cotton bedding and towels for 2 guests in the double futon bed base with a luxury hotel quality mattress. No additional guests are allowed.

CHILDREN - This property is not suitable for children. Please contact us if you do not believe this is an issue for your group.

FOOD & DRINK - We provide tea and coffee making materials including fresh milk and sugar. We do not provide breakfast however we send you the contact details for all the shops and restaurants in the area as soon as your booking is confirmed.

WOOD - We provide wood, matches and firelighters and even lay the fire in the woodburner...all you have to do it light it and keep it going!!

WIFI & MOBILES - WiFi is not available in the property. Mobile reception is patchy (depending on your network provider). There is a TV with freeview box and a selection of DVDs. There is no radio in the property.

ACCESSIBILITY - The property is all on 1 level accept for 2 outdoor steps (please see photos) so might be convenient for guests with limited mobility but not for wheelchairs.

PETS - The property is pet friendly with securely fenced garden and off road parking but please let us know if you are bringing animals so we can do additional cleaning for the next guests.
Guest access
There is a small fenced garden around the property along with a picnic bench to enjoy the stunning views of the sea and islands.

Vehicles can be parked just outside the gate - so unpacking is easy! But please be aware that the Scottish weather can make the path and parking area muddy!

Please do not park camper vans or motor homes outside the property since the ground is quite boggy and will not take the weight. If you are concerned about your vehicle please contact us in advance and we will make arrangements where you can best park.
Additional notes
This is a very quiet and peaceful property.

Well behaved dogs are very welcome - we even provide a treat tin for them!

Dog poop bags are also available so please clean up after your dog in the garden area. Please do not let animals on any of the furniture. We do not charge an additional cleaning fee for pets however we will charge if additional cleaning is required after your stay.

The weather can make the path, parking / driveway muddy.

The Talmine Post Office can deliver food into the property given more than 24hrs notice. Details of how to arrange this are provided on a message after your booking is confirmed.
Guest interaction
We operate a self check in and out system. You will be emailed / airbnb messaged your unique entry code the day before you are due to check in.

We will email directions to the property and instructions on using the key safe along with our contact phone and email details....please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests.

We are happy to arrange to meet guests if they are worried about using the self check in system.
Neighborhood overview
There is a book of local walks in the property along with an OS map.

Easy access to forest, cliff top and beach walks.

Walking distance to Talmine Post Office / convenience shop and The Craggan hotel (bar / restaurant) and Talmine and Skinnet beaches.

5 miles to the village of Tongue and its shops / post office / fuel / hotels (bar / restaurants).

Day trips to Orkney, John o' groats as well Durness are possible.
Getting around
2.5 miles to the NC500 route.

This is a great location for walking and cycling but is harder (but not impossible!) to access without a car of some kind having few scheduled buses.


Kyle of Tongue Cottages
Emily and Barry Allsop
Beach Cottage, 73 Coldbackie, Tongue,
Sutherland, Scotland, IV27 4XP
+44 7930 492 306 / +44 7889 430 835

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