With awe-inspiring design, enviable eco-credentials, and even outdoor bathtubs overlooking Loch Eriboll, Croft 103 certainly has it all.
  • Sleeps: 2 per cottage
  • Bedroom: 1 per cottage
  • Bathroom: 1 per cottage
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights

Situated on the owners’ family croft in North West Sutherland, here you’ll find two 5-star cottages and a Highlands hideaway to remember.

Hill Cottage and Shore Cottage, which together make up Croft 103, sleep two people apiece – perfect for a luxurious romantic break from the whirl of life. Both expertly blend traditional craftsmanship and materials with modern design and technology. The result? A pair of stunning shoreline abodes offering maximum comfort with minimal environmental impact.

Everything about Croft 103 is sympathetic to the surrounding rugged landscape, from the natural stone and local timber used in the construction of the cottages to the inconspicuous, one-storey design of each. Both cottages have also been perfectly placed to afford you seclusion and privacy, all the while ensuring the most spectacular views of mountain, sea and sky.

Both cottages offer the same outstanding levels of comfort, yet each is unique in its design. Hill Cottage features a fan-shaped construction, its contours complementing those of the glacial landscape beautifully. Shore Cottage is of a bolder design – a barrel-shaped building topped by a magnificent curved roof. Both, however, are designed to bring the glorious outside in, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, large patios, and – of course – an outdoor roll-top bathtub for long soaks overlooking the sea loch from which you might catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights if you are lucky!

Inside each cottage, look forward to levels of luxury befitting of a very special stay with your loved one. Light and airy, clean and modern, beautifully spacious yet wonderfully intimate, the interiors of each have been carefully planned to create a sense of exclusivity and style.

The living areas both feature beautiful fixtures and fittings, whilst exquisite open-plan design makes the very most of those incredible views, giving you every opportunity to marvel at your surroundings whether you’re cooking, dining, or relaxing.

Ceramics by Lotte Glob, Caithness stone in the kitchen and bathroom, and bespoke towel rails and door handles add extra touches of originality at Croft 103. Particularly striking are the incredible 7ft beds you’ll find in each cottage, designed by artist-blacksmith Sam Barlow and made from lacquered steel and leather – a real centrepiece for a luxurious night’s sleep to remember!

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At a glance

  • Two luxurious 5-star cottages on the shores of Loch Eriboll, North West Sutherland
  • Each sleep 2 in bespoke beds crafted by an artist-blacksmith
  • Both situated to offer total privacy for a remote, romantic retreat
  • Outdoor roll-top bath for open-air bathing overlooking the loch
  • Stunning interiors, comprising designer furniture and luxurious fixtures and fittings
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows for optimum views of Highland wilderness
  • Perfect for getting away from it all; small village store nearby for necessities


  • Adults Only
  • Seaside Breaks


Hill Cottage and Shore Cottage each sleep 2, with double bedroom, bathroom, walk-in double shower, two baths (one outdoors), fully equipped kitchen, cooker, dishwasher, fridge freezer, lounge, dining area, wood-burning stove, state-of-the-art entertainment system, Wi-Fi, laundry room, washing & drying facilities, storage, outdoor BBQ.

Local activities

Low level and high level walks, beaches, caves, golf, water sports,surfing, diving, photography, swimming, boat trips, fishing.

Accommodation Options

Hill Cottage

  • Adults Only
  • Seaside Breaks

Shore Cottage

  • Adults Only
  • Seaside Breaks

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As well as your outdoor bathtub, you’ll also find another large roll-top bath in your bathroom, as well as a walk-in double shower. Both cottages also come with state-of-the-art home entertainment systems and Wi-Fi, featuring alongside traditional touches such as the stylish wood-burning stove.

As a carbon-negative location, Croft 103 is also the perfect example of how outstanding luxury needn’t compromise the environment. Each cottage has been built using locally sourced materials, eco-friendly recycled tyre bales, and sheep’s wool insulation and wood-fibre sheathing. They’re also largely powered by renewable energy sources (an on-site wind turbine for electricity and a solar collector for hot water), so you can have peace of mind that your romantic retreat is as green as can be.

If your special someone loves exquisite design, the great outdoors, and more than their fair share of luxury, they’ll adore Croft 103. So book a treat for both of you on the shores of Loch Eriboll, for romance, remoteness, and something totally unforgettable.

Things to note

Rental is weekly only (Saturday to Saturday).

Where you'll be staying

Laid, The Highlands

What the guests of Croft 103 say

“Rarely have we been so reluctant to leave; rarely have we wanted so much to come back.”

“Croft 103 is a remote and tranquil haven, perfect for couples seeking a peaceful escape. Nestled amidst breath taking scenery, this secluded retreat offers stunning views and abundant wildlife. The owners of Croft 103 are attentive to every detail, providing personalized recommendations and adding thoughtful touches throughout your stay. Their warm hospitality enhances the charm of this incredible retreat.”

“Quite simply the most beautiful place I have ever stayed at in the UK. An exceptional building with no expense spared on the fixtures and fittings. A quiet wilderness away from busy life. Lots of floor space, huge bed, fantastic rain shower and changing views throughout the day with Scotland’s September weather. I want go back again… now!”

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