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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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  • Fairways

    Skelbo, by Dornoch

    Ref: SDDP

    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 superb restaurants and cafes. Sea, loch and river fishing are available. The surrounding area is ideal for mountain-biking, with numerous designated paths. Hill-walking, golf, riding, tennis and surfing in the area. Many places of interest, including Dunrobin Castle and the Falls of Shin. Shop 1 mile.

    Spacious living room with stunning sea views. Large dining room. Large well-equipped kitchen. Study. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, en-suite dressing room and en-suite shower room with bidet and toilet. Two twin bedrooms (zip & link beds). Single bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer (in garage)
    • Enclosed ¼-acre lawned, landscaped garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking
    • NB: 2 steps in garden

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  • Heatherwood House

    Embo, Dornoch

    Ref: S4646

    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 13th-century cathedral (famously chosen by Madonna for her son’s Christening), before going on past the Royal Durnoch championship golf course and the beach up to the pier at the seaside village of Embo. Nearby, the Loch Fleet nature reserve (a designated SSSI) attracts a wide variety of wading birds, and guided tours of this wonderfully tranquil tidal basin can be arranged. The Sutherland hills are a short drive away and there are forest walks nearby. Just 10 miles away lies Dunrobin Castle, spiritual home of the clan Sutherland since the 13th century. Today’s visitors can enjoy falconry displays and wander through spectacular gardens, designed by Sir Charles Barry and inspired by the Palace of Versailles. For whisky enthusiasts, Glenmorangie distillery tours at Tain are a must. Shops, bars and restaurants 1.5 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/sun room. Dining area with wooden floor and patio doors/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room, bidet and toilet, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, bidet and toilet. Double futon available (for children).

    Underfloor oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Blu-ray. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Drummuie House


    Ref: SZZY

    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 kitchen is bright, contemporary and and extremely well equipped. The dining room is simply stunning, with a solid wood dining table running the length of the room, seating up to 10 people with ease. The main living room has a superb open fire and lovely deep sofas. There is a games room on the ground floor with pool table / table tennis table and numerous games. The Highland Wildcat Trail, a mountain bike trail which features the longest descent in the UK from the summit of Ben Bhraggie and the longest technical single track climb is located behind the property.
    All the bedrooms are on the first floor. The two main double rooms are particularly sumptuous: one has a four-poster bed and the other a sleigh bed, both en-suite. With three further bedrooms and two bathrooms, Drummuie House is ideal for larger families and groups. The spacious and mature gardens are fully enclosed and ideal for children and pets. The holiday property is situated on the edge of Golspie, and is just a short walk from all the amenities this seaside resort has to offer, including a beautiful sandy beach and scenic walks. There is a variety of small shops, pubs and restaurants. Tennis, bowling and a public swimming pool are also available. It is within close proximity of many golf courses including the Royal Dornoch Championship Course. Sea and loch fishing, boats trips, kayaking, karting, or mountain bike trails are all within easy reach. Just 3 miles south of the village is the nature reserve of Loch Fleet, with an abundance of wildlife, including seals, ospreys and other birdlife. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Spacious living room with open fire. Large dining room. Large well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with gas/electric range (for cooking) and slate floor. Utility. Games room. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft four-poster bed, sea views and en-suite shower room with large cubicle and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one with 6ft sleigh bed, sea views and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full LPG central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • 40" satellite TV with soundbar (full package)
    • DVD
    • Wii
    • Bluetooth speakers for mobile devices
    • Gas/electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Two washing machines
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Additional fridge
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Games room with pool table / table tennis table and games
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: 6 steps in garden

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  • The Girnal

    Littleferry, Golspie

    Ref: CC511416
    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 to the waters of Loch Fleet lapping it’s shores. Loch Fleet and the surrounding area is a designated Nature Reserve which supports a large variety of animals and species of plants including common seals (regularly seen on the shore outside the house), a large variety of birdlife with the woodlands home to roe deer, red squirrels and pine marten, a haven for ornithologists, walkers, painters, photographers and fishermen. Amongst the many activities available is golf, just a half mile from The Girnal, and mountain biking to name but a few. Visit Dornoch Cathedral and Golspie’s fairytale Dunrobin Castle with its formal gardens, well worth a visit. For the less energetic, take a stroll along some of the many beaches this area is renowned for or just sit back, relax and watch the ever changing scenery.

    The owner of The Girnal also owns Old Customs House (SXXC) also in Littleferry, and Keepers Cottage (CC511417) which is located near Rogart in the Northern Highlands.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: Beamed with open fire.
    Spacious dining room.
    Kitchen: With range style gas/electric cooker.
    Drawing room: Beamed with wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD and CD/radio.
    Utility room 1: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Utility room 2: With two fridges, freezer and two dishwashers.
    Bathroom 1:
    With bath, shower attachment and WC.
    With WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with bath, shower attachment and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With king size bed.
    Bathroom 2: With shower over bath and WC.
    Shower room: with shower and WC.

    All oil, gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for fires provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Large grassed area with sitting-out area and furniture. 2-acre natural, unspoilt grounds. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Unfenced, direct access onto the beach, 5 yards.

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