Stylish living area | The Barn, Kildary, near Tain
Attractive holiday home | The Barn, Kildary, near Tain
  • Cottage
  • Kildary, near Tain
  • UK5397

The Barn


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Pub within 1 mile

Within easy reach of John O’Groats, or the magnificent city of Inverness, this beautiful area of the Northern Highlands will appeal to all ages.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space: With wooden floor and beams.
Living area: With wood burner, 43" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First Floor:
Living room: Galleried with double sofa bed.
Separate toilet.
Maximum occupancy 4 guests including infants.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Large patio with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. 2-acre natural unspoilt grounds (shared with owners). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

The Barn at The Old Manse is a superb conversion of an 18th-century stone barn, set in the grounds of a historic listed building dating back to the 1780s which the owners run as a B&B. Set in a large 2-acre woodland garden, it provides a very good standard of accommodation in a tranquil yet accessible location. The main living area is a stunning room on the ground floor converted from the old barn into a beautiful open plan living area, whilst retaining many of the original features. High ceilings, original oak beams and deep-silled windows are complemented by a large wood burner, wood flooring and colour co-ordinated soft furnishings throughout. Stairs lead up from the living room to a mezzanine floor above, providing a second living room, which also doubles as a second bedroom with a deep leather sofa that converts to a double bed if required.
Set away from the main house, with its own pretty patio areas, both front and back, The Barn enjoys peace and quiet as well as stunning views across the open countryside. Visitors are welcome to wander the woodland grounds and enjoy the pretty walks all around. The Barn is situated in the small hamlet of Kildary with numerous lovely walks direct from the door. The thriving small town of Tain, Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh, is 5 miles away. There are a number of supermarkets here, as well as a good selection of pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops. For those who enjoy a ’wee dram’, Glenmorangie, Dalmore and Balblair distilleries are all close by and open to the public. The pretty Seaboard villages of Balintore, Shandwick and Portmahomack are just 10 minutes’ drive away, and the beach at the Royal Burgh of Dornoch lies just 15 miles to the north. Golfer’s are spoilt for choice, with Tain, Alness and Golspie courses within close proximity and the renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club nearby, which is ranked 5th in the world. Wildlife is abundant in the area; red kites and buzzards frequently wheel overhead and owls are often heard in the garden at night. Deer are also regularly seen close by. Beach 6 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.


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Barn Conversion

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Cycle Store


Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Open Fire or Woodburner

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge

Pub Within 1 Mile

Romantic Getaways


Shower Cubicle


Washing Machine


Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 26 reviews


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Overall rating



  • Shetland

  • Couple


out of 10

Excellent barn conversion carried out with imagination. Well equipped to a high standard. Owners friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay very much. In our case, we would have liked better wifi internet speed but otherwise a cottage we would recommend highly.

19 Sep 2022


  • Fife

  • Couple


out of 10

We had a great week at The Barn, Neale & Linda met us when we arrived to show us around & shared some local knowledge which is a nice touch rather than just collecting the key from a key box. They also provided a welcome pack of goodies to get us started which was great & unexpected, the chocolate was delicious! The accommodation was spotlessly clean & very well equipped, there wasn’t a want for anything a real home from home feel. The information book is well stocked of things to do & places to eat in the local area but also the visitors book is great to look through & see what others have done while staying. Set just off the A9 it’s easy to find & in a great location for exploring. Although you wouldn’t notice the road while sitting in the large garden as it’s so tranquil with an abundance of wildlife to sit & watch, which could keep you entertained for hours. Overall an excellent stay & would highly recommend, we hope to visit again soon.

10 Sep 2022


  • Manchester

  • Couple


out of 10

Great stay at The Barn, relaxing, peaceful. Home from home, everything you need and more. Pub nearby , great food and Balintore great for a visit. The hosts gave us great information and were always available. Would definitely recommend and can’t wait to revisit.

25 Jul 2022

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