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The Muckle Howf is a traditional Scottish stone-built steading converted into a luxury holiday cottage, it is the result of a long-term project undertaken at Craighead by Ian, Heather and family.
What makes it special is the setting combined with the very high standard achieved in the conversion of the steading, a key aim being to offer a relaxing country space for visitors, a place to enjoy the peace, with access to our lovely grounds and gardens. Time to wander and meet our many animals and enjoy the wonderful variety of wildlife and birds. A real getaway from it all place but with the super advantage of such great easy access to some wonderful places to visit.
The Muckle Howf optimises the wonderful views with its glazed gable end in the upstairs lounge and the master bedroom. Enjoy a whisky in the lovely whisky lounge enjoying the view and the sunset. Visitors are always welcome to call in at our own home for any help or advice they need.
Check in - Please arrive from 3pm and depart by 10.am. If you do have an idea of your arrival time do let us know - as it helps us greatly. Please use the comments box on the booking form to let us know.
If you have stayed with us before we always like to know that too!
Muckle Howf Facilities
Three double bedrooms all with their own en-suite.
The ‘whisky lounge’ which is on the upper floor
Sitting room with a library and wood-burning stove
A large kitchen/dining room which is fully equipped
A utility room with washing machine/dryer, freezer, additional fridge and ironing facilities
The sauna room with an invigorating shower and infra-red sauna.
Outdoor hot tub which is completely secluded
A private garden, patio and firepit
You are surrounded by wildlife but should you wish to wander down to the pond, through the woodlands or up to the main garden you will come across our many animals such as our miniature donkeys or soay and ryeland sheep and our pygmy goats. Our two highland cows enjoy a titbit of bread in exchange for photo opportunities.
There is plenty to do in the area with great access to main roads and railway, but if you don’t feel like leaving the Muckle Howf you can just enjoy the grounds and gardens of Craighead.
Dogs - Sorry but we can not accommodate dogs.
Cost per week £1380 inclusive of VAT with the exception of Christmas and New Year, please enquire.
We also offer short breaks at certain times of year. Please check our availability calendar below to see if your desired dates are available.
For short breaks please contact us directly to book (our online booking system doesn't accept short breaks).
If you would like to book the Muckle Howf for Christmas or New Year 2020/21 please email us directly. We will also have some availability during December/January/February so please enquire by email. For all other times please use the online booking.