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Traditional Highland Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage in a quiet rural location with

Riverside cottage is a traditional stone cottage with White washed walls and a black Iron roof. The property has one double bedroom , bathroom with Toilet , Bath and electric shower over bath . Open plan Kitchen / living room with open fire , breakfast bar , comfy sofa , TV/DVD . There is a Patio area at the front of the cottage with a table and chairs looking out over the surrounding country .

Jamie Waring
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

Why Jamie Waring chose Scottish Highlands & Islands

The property was originally bought by my parents as a holiday home in the late 60's , It didn't have electricity for many years so all our holidays were a great adventure spoting deer in the field at the front and catching baby salmon in the stream .

Over the years the property has been renovated and at the end of 2011 was completely re done inside and out but kept its original character it even has a dish washer !


Dornoch Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with Toilet , Washbasin , Bath with an electric shower .
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Double bedroom with Double bed , Wardrobe , pine chest of draws , window.
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Traditional Highland Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for a week in July. The location is great - very quiet (we counted about 3 cars a day) with some nice views of the surrounding hills. The garden is very pretty (if a bit waterlogged) and ideal for kids. Dornoch is within a 10 minute drive and it's a lovely town. Special mention for the whisky bar in the Castle, incredible.

The cottage itself was spotlessly clean and very well stocked with everything you could possibly need. The open fire was a plus (even if we didn't light it) and the owner had got in a stock of logs. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom was a good size. The lounge/kitchen is minute but as we were out all day it didn't matter. I do think it might be a bit claustrauphobic if you stayed in all the time. Contact with the owner was limited but he responded very quickly by email to all our questions and we also had a contact telephone number for the housekeeper.

There is no phone signal nor WiFi at the cottage (at least with my phone) which was fine for us as we were on a get away from it all holiday but this might be a problem for some folk.

All in all a great base for touring this part of the Highlands. Would strongly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schönes traditionelles schottisches Farmhäuschen

  • 5 of 5

Das kleine über zwei Zimmer und ein Bad verfügendes Farmerhäuschen, sehr ruhig gelegen, mit einem schönen Landschaftsausblick - mit niedrigen Türstößen!, große Leute 'Vorsicht'- hat unseren Aufenthalt sehr angenehm mitgestaltet. Das Haus ist gut ausgestattet, die einzige kleine Bemängelung sehe ich in der elektronischen Dusche, die wenig Wasserdruck aufweist, aber das ist wirklich meckern auf hohem Niveau.

Das Haus liegt abseits und man ist auf ein Auto angewiesen. Wer Ruhe und Rückzug in dem wunderbaren Schottland sucht, ist hier goldrichtig!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Havre de paix

  • 5 of 5

Petite maison "cosy". Lit extraordinairement confortable. Bonne location pour rayonner sur la côte et faire des randonnées. Très paisible ( pas de wifi) et reposant.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your message , glad you had a nice time at the cottage .
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Petit havre de paix

  • 5 of 5

Petite maison très "cosy". Lit extraordinairement confortable. Bien située pour rayonner dans les environs. Calme complet( pas de wifi). Très belle semaine.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Dornoch immer wieder

  • 5 of 5

Romantisches Feriendominiziel in Schottland

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have Andreas to stay , he looked after the property very well and easy to communicate with . Great Guest , many thanks .
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary

Dornoch is an ideal location for many local attractions and a great spot for exploring further north and over to the west coast .

Locally there is a beautiful coastline with sandy beaches , sea Lochs and estuaries with amazing bird and wildlife , fairy tale Castles and the most Northerly Cathedral .

Golf enthusiasts will love the Royal Dornoch golf course and 3 other courses within a 20 min drive .

There is good fishing in many hill lochs and Salmon fishing is available on the Helmsdale and Shin Rivers .

Many cyling trails have been developed in the area many linking forestry tracks and scenic rides together to create a variety of interesting rides .

Whiskey is a big attraction in scotland and one of the best, Glenmorangie is only 10 mins away .

If your into walking , step outside the barn and you can take your pick ,walk down the quite country lane to the River Evelix or over the hill and look out to the coast .


Rates & Availability

Dornoch Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Linen and towels included , a reasonable amount of electricity is free and 2 baskets loads of wood for the fire are included , Extra can be supplied at a cost .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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