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Dornoch

The small and historic town of Dornoch is situated on the east Highland coast by the Dornoch Firth, close to sandy beaches and top-class golf courses. Due to its sheltered location and sunny climate Dornoch is the ideal cottage holiday destination for families, friends and couples alike looking for a peaceful getaway in the Highlands.

Dornoch has a rich historical past and Dornoch Cathedral is on one of the town’s most prominent landmarks. Built in the 13th Century the marvellous architecture and beautiful stained glass windows are a sight to behold. Another notable landmark is nearby Skibo Castle, an impressive 12th Century building that now forms the Carnegie Country Club.

The town centre is a Conservation Area due to its rich architectural heritage and there are number of listed buildings in the High Street. The 17th Century Mercat Cross marks the site of the old market, view the last remaining Plaiden Ell measuring stone in the Cathedral grounds, or visit the Witches'' stone that commemorates the last person to be burnt at the stake, in 1727. For more insight into the history of the town, the Historylinks museum offers a fascinating glimpse into Dornoch’s past.

A beautiful expanse of golden sand welcomes visitors to Dornach beach, perfect for shore line strolls, sand castle building and rock pooling. The town’s quiet paths and roads are ideal for exploring by foot or bicycle. Loch Laoigh and Loch Lannsaidh, located nearby, offer plenty of fly fishing opportunities, and the abundance of wildlife is a major draw card for bird watchers and nature lovers.

The area has some first class golf courses including The Royal Dornoch championship course which is without doubt one of the best golf courses in the UK.

Explore a glorious corner of the Scottish Highlands when you book Dornoch holiday cottages for your getaway.
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  • Skelbo, by Dornoch, Highlands
    Skelbo, by Dornoch, Highlands×

    Fairways

    Skelbo, by Dornoch, Highlands

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    Ref: SDDP
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Enjoying stunning views, this detached house with large enclosed garden is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, many activities close by. Enjoying stunning views, this detached house with large enclosed garden is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, many activities close by.
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    In an elevated position, this spacious detached house enjoys stunning views across Loch Fleet (National Nature Reserve) to Ben Bhraggie and the hills beyond. The panoramic windows provide an excellent vantage point for seal-spotting and viewing an abundance of birdlife. The area is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches and unspoilt coastline. Royal Dornoch, with its famous golf course, is just 3 miles, and has an excellent selection of interesting and unusual shops, together with...

  • Littleferry, Golspie, Highlands
    Littleferry, Golspie, Highlands×

    The Girnal

    Littleferry, Golspie, Highlands

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    5
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    Ref: CC511416
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    A large, period property right on the shores of Loch Fleet, with lots of space for a large family or gathering of friends.
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    Enjoying a spectacular location just a few metres from the edge of the shores of Loch Fleet, this lovely property makes the perfect base for exploring this beautiful part of the Northern Highlands and is ideal for those wishing privacy without remoteness. Only a few minutes from the village of Golspie, The Girnal, the Duke of Sutherland’s former granary, is equipped and furnished to a high standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. You can lie in bed and listen...
  • Embo, Dornoch, Highlands
    Embo, Dornoch, Highlands×

    Heatherwood House

    Embo, Dornoch, Highlands

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    4
    3
    1
    Ref: S4646
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Great for groups of friends or family, and close to stunning sandy beaches, Dunrobin Castle nearby. Great for groups of friends or family, and close to stunning sandy beaches, Dunrobin Castle nearby.
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    Set within two miles of the stunningly beautiful white sandy beaches of Embo and Dornoch, a Royal Burgh since 1628, this spacious and very well appointed holiday property is ideal for larger parties. Enjoying exceptionally large living areas featuring wooden flooring and very comfortable furnishings, Heatherwood House stands only a short distance from shops, bars and restaurants in the thriving small town of Dornoch, where a pleasant circular walk passes the Old Town Jail and the...

  • Golspie, Highlands
    Golspie, Highlands×

    Drummuie House

    Golspie, Highlands

    10
    5
    3
    2
    Ref: SZZY
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Open Fire
    Situated in private 1-acre grounds, this elegant holiday property boasts amazing sea views and has its own games room. Situated in private 1-acre grounds, this elegant holiday property boasts amazing sea views and has its own games room.
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    Drummuie House is a beautiful, 200-year-old, detached stone house situated in its own 1-acre grounds in an elevated position and commanding superb views across the sea. This large and elegant house was built by Captain Robert Sutherland, a Napoleonic war veteran. It has been painstakingly restored and renovated and provides a high level of luxury in a superb setting. All the rooms are generously proportioned, with high ceilings and large original windows. The spacious farmhouse-style...

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