• About Foundry Bank

    Foundry Bank is a fantastic family cottage that’s jam-packed with character and charm, ideally situated for exploring the Northern Highlands.

    Ground Floor:
    Step to entrance.
    Living/dining room: With 42" Freeview TV and wooden floor.
    2 steps up to...
    Kitchen: Galley-style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    Narrow and steep stairs to...

    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

    Bench. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

    Situated in the pretty village of Bonar Bridge, Foundry Bank once formed part of the local foundry, where iron ore was smelted for the original Telford Bridge, which straddled the waters of the Kyle of Sutherland. Adjacent to the owner’s home, this charming, 19th century, semi-detached stone cottage has been beautifully renovated and restored and now provides bright and welcoming accommodation throughout.
    The name Bonar Bridge is derived from a Gaelic phrase Am Bannath, meaning at the lower ford. The village is situated near the site of a disused ford and where the Dornoch Firth becomes The Kyle of Sutherland which is tidal for some 10 miles upstream. In the past, Bonar Bridge was a busy port with small cargo ships taking coal and other commodities to the area and uplifting wood, marble from Assynt and iron ore from Rosehall area, all of which had been floated down the Kyle on barges. All this business gradually disappeared when the railway system arrived in the Highlands. The neighbouring crofting area of Ardgay developed into a village around the railway station with a lot of activity and employment centred on goods trains and mail trains.
    Original cottage doors open onto the main living area, which runs the length of the cottage. The deep leather sofa suite and the large 42’’ television provide modern comforts whilst the solid wood floors and windows with deep sills maintain the cottage ambience. There is a family shower room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms on the first floor, both attractively presented with colour coordinated, soft furnishings and views across to the bridge and the Kyle of Sutherland.
    Foundry Bank is ideally located for exploring the best of the Scottish Highlands. The village of Bonar Bridge lies at a unique focus of Highland roads. The route across to the west coast from here is truly spectacular. Breathtaking mountains are interspersed with lochs and rivers, before reaching the crystal-clear waters and the white shell sandy bays of the Atlantic coastline. Travel further north to explore the wild, rugged seascapes of Caithness, or Inverness is just 40 minutes away by car. Bonar Bridge has excellent local facilities including a bakery, butcher, village store, café, pub and a bistro serving freshly cooked dishes using locally sourced produce, all within close proximity. The village also has its own 9-hole golf course. Fishing in the region is second to none, as there are 14 miles of some of the most prolific salmon rivers available to visitors with day tickets. There are also some lovely hill lochs for trout, and sea-fishing is a popular pastime along the coast.
    The Kyle of Sutherland is home to an incredible array of wildlife, such as resident otters, deer and a vast array of birds, which include osprey, whooper swans, golden eagles and buzzards. The property is just 15 minutes’ drive from the renowned Falls of Shin. Here you can watch salmon leaping up the spectacular waterfall from a specially built viewing platform. The area is also renowned for its outdoor pursuits: spectacular mountain bike trails just on the edge of the village offer easy routes for beginners, as well as extremely challenging ones for experienced riders. One thing’s for certain – all will appreciate the amazing views from the hilltop! Stoney beach 100 yards, sandy beach 13 miles. Shop and pub 100 yards, restaurant 200 yards.

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      Cottage

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 1 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
      Television
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Winter short breaks
      Winter short breaks
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "Foundry Bank is a fantastic family cottage that’s jam-packed with character and charm ideally situated for exploring the Northern Highlands.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nStep to entrance.\n\nLivingdining room \nWith 42 Freeview TV and wooden floor.\n2 steps up to...\n\nKitchen \nGalley-style with electric cooker microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and washerdryer.\n\nShower room \nWith shower cubicle and toilet.\nNarrow and steep stairs to...\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nBedroom 1 \nWith double bed.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith double bed.\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nElectric central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included.\n\n Bench. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.\n\n Situated in the pretty village of Bonar Bridge Foundry Bank once formed part of the local foundry where iron ore was smelted for the original Telford Bridge which straddled the waters of the Kyle of Sutherland. Adjacent to the owner’s home this charming 19th century semi-detached stone cottage has been beautifully renovated and restored and now provides bright and welcoming accommodation throughout.\nThe name Bonar Bridge is derived from a Gaelic phrase Am Bannath meaning at the lower ford. The village is situated near the site of a disused ford and where the Dornoch Firth becomes The Kyle of Sutherland which is tidal for some 10 miles upstream. In the past Bonar Bridge was a busy port with small cargo ships taking coal and other commodities to the area and uplifting wood marble from Assynt and iron ore from Rosehall area all of which had been floated down the Kyle on barges. All this business gradually disappeared when the railway system arrived in the Highlands. The neighbouring crofting area of Ardgay developed into a village around the railway station with a lot of activity and employment centred on goods trains and mail trains.\nOriginal cottage doors open onto the main living area which runs the length of the cottage. The deep leather sofa suite and the large 42’’ television provide modern comforts whilst the solid wood floors and windows with deep sills maintain the cottage ambience. There is a family shower room on the ground floor and two double bedrooms on the first floor both attractively presented with colour coordinated soft furnishings and views across to the bridge and the Kyle of Sutherland.\nFoundry Bank is ideally located for exploring the best of the Scottish Highlands. The village of Bonar Bridge lies at a unique focus of Highland roads. The route across to the west coast from here is truly spectacular. Breathtaking mountains are interspersed with lochs and rivers before reaching the crystal-clear waters and the white shell sandy bays of the Atlantic coastline. Travel further north to explore the wild rugged seascapes of Caithness or Inverness is just 40 minutes away by car. Bonar Bridge has excellent local facilities including a bakery butcher village store café pub and a bistro serving freshly cooked dishes using locally sourced produce all within close proximity. The village also has its own 9-hole golf course. Fishing in the region is second to none as there are 14 miles of some of the most prolific salmon rivers available to visitors with day tickets. There are also some lovely hill lochs for trout and sea-fishing is a popular pastime along the coast.\nThe Kyle of Sutherland is home to an incredible array of wildlife such as resident otters deer and a vast array of birds which include osprey whooper swans golden eagles and buzzards. The property is just 15 minutes’ drive from the renowned Falls of Shin. Here you can watch salmon leaping up the spectacular waterfall from a specially built viewing platform. The area is also renowned for its outdoor pursuits spectacular mountain bike trails just on the edge of the village offer easy routes for beginners as well as extremely challenging ones for experienced riders. One thing’s for certain – all will appreciate the amazing views from the hilltop Stoney beach 100 yards sandy beach 13 miles. Shop and pub 100 yards restaurant 200 yards. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/129/840/1291108.jpg UK5160

    Foundry Bank reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.0 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.0

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.8

    Location

    9.1

    Cleanliness

    9.8

    Value for money

    9.5

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    8
    out of 10

    A very friendly, helpful owner. Bedrooms, bathroom and lounge were spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is rather cramped but well equipped. The cottage was warm, if anything too hot at night even with the heating switched off and there was a surprising amount of traffic passing by overnight. We didn't use any of the local restaurants/cafes but a selection are available. The local convenience store and butcher are a minute's walk away and the butcher is out standing with high quality products and knowledgable staff. We are hill walkers and were ideally positioned to bag a wide range of Marilyns. On a rainy day we went to Dunrobbin Castle (very interesting and falconry demonstration outstanding) then drove on to Brora to pick up an Indian carryout from Sid's Spices, listed as 2nd best Indian restaurant in Scotland by The Glasgow Herald. The food was very tasty with strong flavours rather than overpowering heat. Portions were LARGE! The main criticism is the staircase which is very steep, especially if you need to visit the downstairs bathroom during the night. Not for the tired and bewildered! Otherwise, this is a very pleasant place to stay.

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    2019-07-22

    10
    out of 10

    Foundry Bank is a lovely and comfortable cottage. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need and is a great home-from-home. The location is great for exploring the northern Highlands. However, unless you like hiking (which is what we went for) there isn't much to do and see in the area. The owner has provided lots of OS maps of the area which is great for getting out into the hills. There's a lovely bistro in the village which is well worth a visit and a Spar shop for essentials. We had a fab week here and would highly recommend it.

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    2019-06-16

    8
    out of 10

    We could have done with a king sized bed, my husband is 6ft 4, and the door ways are low too. A clothes airer would have been handy because although there is a washer dryer, there are clothes you can’t tumble. A heater may be needed in the bathroom in cooler months. This was a very clean and tidy cottage, ample parking, nice views

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    2019-05-21

    10
    out of 10

    We found the cottage to be all we required , it was far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the larger town. We would go back again and have no problem in recommending it to every one.

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    2019-05-07

    10
    out of 10

    Lovely well appointed cottage with tasteful interior and spotlessly clean.

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    2019-04-21

    9
    out of 10

    A very well equipped cottage, warm and comfortable. Good access and reserved parking.

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    2019-04-13

    10
    out of 10

    Absolutely fantastic, well equipped cottage very clean, lady owner very friendly and helpful, local knowledge, everything what you need is there, best spot to discover and explore all part north Scotland. We had wonderfull two weeks holiday many thanks

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    2019-04-01

    7
    out of 10

    The cottage was well stocked, clean and comfortable. The local amenities were not great. A local spar is very useful however the local pub is not somewhere I would want to visit again.

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    2018-11-24

    10
    out of 10

    This cottage is a wee gem would recommend it

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    2018-10-06

    9
    out of 10

    Superb cottage and very well equiped with everything you would need and more. The accommodation was spotless and comfortable, also has the advantage of a spacious parking area to the rear. The village has most things you would need - butchers, Spar shop, quaint Bistro (well worth visiting too), Post Office and a Cafe. We had a fantastic week and the cottage is ideally located to be able to get around the east, north and west coasts from here.

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    2018-09-13

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    2019-07-01

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    2019-06-15

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    2019-05-26

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    2019-04-14

    9
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    2019-01-09

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