Bracken and Heather Cottages are located in the Harbour Village of Kinlochbervie in the North West Highlands of Scotland. Kinlochbervie also known locally as KLB is only a small village but is a thriving community with a real local feel.



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Places to Eat and Drink


  • Kinlochbervie Hotel is within walking distance of the cottages and offers an excellent menu including locally caught fish and seafood and venison. Also if you fancy bringing it home instead then why not treat yourself to a takeout.
  • The Seafood Platter, Durness offers every type of local seafood you can imagine.
  • Cocoa Mountain, Durness offers the finest homemade chocolates that you can ever imagine in many different shapes, sizes and flavours. Also why not warm yourself up on a winter's day with a truly astonishing 'Best' Hot Chocolate with melted white and milk chocolate drizzled on top!

Shops


  • Spar Convenience Store, KLB
  • London Stores, KLB
  • Spar Convenience Store, Scourie
  • Spar Convenience Store, Durness
  • Costcutter, Ullapool
  • Tesco Store, Ullapool



Beaches

  • Oldshoremore Beach is located less than 1 mile South East of KLB and is a big favourite with visitors and locals. Clean sandy beaches and clear crisp waters will leave you wanting to come back again and again.

    Approach To Sandwood Bay   Oldshoremore Beach
  • Sandwood Bay located about 5 miles south of Cape Wrath. Sandwood is one of the most inaccessible beaches in mainland Britain; mainly to the fact the only way to get there is either by boat or a 9mile round trip walk. Whichever way you decide you will not be disappointed with the white sands and clear water. Sandwood Bay also has another side with a number of stories of spooky goings on. In February 2009 an interesting article was posted on the Timesonline regarding an interesting visit. Why not take a visit and make your own mind up!
There are many other beaches in the area for you to discover including Polin and Shiegra


Fishing


The area offers some of the best fishing in Scotland whether it be fly fishing or sea fishing KLB has it all. The Kinlochbervie Hotel can provide you with all the information you need to fish the local Loch's. Visit their website by clicking here . If you fancy a day sea fishing then local skipper Jimmy McIntosh from Cape Wrath Charters will be able to help. For more information check  Jimmy's website by clicking here


Surrounding Villages

  • Durness is located approximately 18 miles North of KLB. Durness has many attractions to visit which includes the spectacular Smoo Cave. Smoo Cave is a large sea and fresh water cave and for the adventures you can tour underground on a good day. Smoo Cave has an interesting story about its history which is worth a read.  Another claim to fame for Durness is that John Lennon used to spend his child hood holidays in the area.
  • Ullapool is the nearest town to KLB at a mere 57 miles away! Ullapool has a number of shops and offers something for everyone. There is also a daily ferry operating from the harbour over to the stunning island of Stornaway.
  • Lairg is located 46 miles South East of KLB. Lairg is known as the crossroads of the north as all major routes to the outlying towns and villages pass through the village. There are many attractions around Lairg but one of the best by far is the Falls of Shin where you can watch the Salmon leaping up the falls to reach their place of birth and spawn the next generation.
Other places worth a visit are Lochinver and Scourie

Wildlife


KLB is full of wildlife and you don't have to go far to find it. You are almost guaranteed to see red deer in the area along the different roads. Other wildlife in the area includes Golden Eagles, Peregrines, Basking Sharks, Bottled Nose Dolphins and much much more. If you fancy heading off and looking for the wildlife then why not take a trip to Handa Island where every summer nearly 200,000 seabirds including puffins and kittiwakes gather.


Red Deer  Bird of Prey

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