Donald Ross, the famous golf architect was born in this very attractive stone cottage which lies in the Dornoch conservation area. Fully equipped it sleeps 4 and is perfectly situated for golf, fishing, walking ,sandy beaches and restaurants. The cottage has 2 bedrooms and bathroom/shower upstairs and sitting room, dining room, cloakroom and kitchen downstairs. It is very well maintained and improved whilst retaining all the original features. There are numerous restaurants, hotels and shops in easy walking distance from the cottage where local produce can be purchased.
Dornoch is an elegant town with a championship golf course, second 18 hole course and magnificent sandy beach. The town has many elegant local buildings including an impressive Cathedral and County Buildings. The town is surrounded by farmland,hills,spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife including red deer and Highland cattle. The nearby salt-water Nature Reserve is home to seals, ducks and numerous waders.
NEW for Spring 2012 : The kitchen has been modernised and completly refitted .
In February 2012 The Royal Dornoch Championship Course moved up 2 places and is now rated 13th on Top100golfcourses.co.uk.
My husband and I spent 2 delightful weeks at this cottage in Dornoch. Not only is the house ideally located, it is comfortable, clean, and well provisioned. The Co-Operative grocery is literally at the end of the block, there is a Carnegie Library a few blocks away, restaurants and pubs as well. The kitchen is very well equipped (the knives are sharp!), beds are very comfortable, linens spotless, and washer was so very handy. We were extremely happy and pleased. Also, the owner communicates very well and promptly which I really appreciated.
A great place to stay in a beautiful part of the world. The accommodation lived up to all that was expected of it and more. In terms of locationit is hard to beat being close to the mountains and the sea with the added benifit of being within walking distance of all the excellent amenties in Dornoch. The owners even had to hand childrens toys which were appreciated by the 2 year old.
All in all highly recommended, would have no hesitation in making a return visit.
This cottage was perfect for a short break in this breathtaking part of Scotland. We stayed in mid September amid some brilliant weather conditions that gave us sunsets, rainbows and great beauty. Everything that was promised was delivered in terms of the facilities, the ambience, and style of the cottage. Bedrooms were great, lounge and dining room were comfortable and well equipped and the kitchen (recently replaced we understand) was excellent. Information about the cottage itself and the surrounding area was comprehensive and very helpful. Not being golfers ourselves, but recognising quality and beauty in any situation, the golf course and adjacent beach appeared spectacular and worth a visit at any time of the year. We had some lovely walks and drives up to the far north.Wild and wonderful countryside. Would highly recommend and would certainly come back.
Nothing negative to say about this place at all!
Another great holiday and the cottage is looking immaculate having had a new kitchen fitted since my last visit. Not only is it all brand new and sparkling, it feels so much bigger and better designed than before.
The rest of the cottage is feeling very fresh and since it has not moved, the location is still perfect for golf, beaches and the wonderful Scottish countryside & mountains.
I'll keep coming back
A second visit to this charming cottage after 25 years was another memorable experience.
The description of the cottage and travel directions were accurate and helpful. The cottage is very comfortable, both bedrooms are well equipped,there is a good sized bathroom and excellent shower. It was useful to have another toilet and wash basin downstairs. The two living rooms were comfortable and the kitchen very adequate for preparing meals for four adults. the property was clean and well maintained.
Provided in the cottage was a large amount of information regarding facilities in the cottage, local amenities and places of interest to visit.
We especially enjoyed a day visit to the Orkneys and a trip to the west coast to Inverewe Gardens and Ullapool. Dunrobin castle is definitely worth a visit. Dornoch itself has many attractions, the cathedral, golf course and beautiful beach. local shops are well stocked and the local butcher has a range of delicious meat, Campell's at Golspie has excellent fish.
I would recommend this property to friends and relatives.
Another very enjoyable stay at this immaculate cottage. We keep going back because it is always very clean, cosy and warm. We like it because it is central yet quiet with convenience stores and restaurants at the end of the street or round the corner.
From the back garden there are far reaching views over the town. It also has history in that Donald Ross was born there and being keen golfers this is an added bonus and a talking point. It's also an easy walk across the square to the first tee on Royal Dornoch GC.
Dornoch is 45 miles north of Inverness off the A9 road.
Dornoch was created a Royal Burgh in 1623 and was the county town of Sutherland. The Cathedral, The Castle Hotel (former Bishop's Palace) and the Old town Jail are all well worth visiting.
Dornoch benefits from the Gulf Stream and has its own micro climate with very low rain fall .
The famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course is constantly rated in the top 20 best courses in the world.
Donold Ross (who became a golf architect and designed Pinehurst No 2 in America) was born in this cottage in 1872.
Besides golf there are tennis and squash courts, bowling green and swimming pools nearby.
The golden beaches offer safe bathing and river,loch and sea fishing can all be undertaken locally.
There is a wealth of opportunity for walkers of all standards whether just a stroll on the beach , in the hills or up a nearby Munro.
Dornoch makes an ideal centre for touring the North of Scotland.