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Stunning Highland retreat in peaceful glen near Dornoch (sleeps 5)

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 160 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

Three bedrooms, bath WC, shower WC, two reception rooms, kitchen and study

This unique traditional Scottish stone house (built in1877), and recently modernised with a bright large modern extension is located in Scotland’s popular holiday area of Ross-shire and Sutherland. The modern kitchen is designed for family cooking and is part of an open plan area with the sitting and dining room, which looks out to the magnificent views through a double storey height picture window. There is also a separate cosy traditional Scottish open fire TV lounge/game room. The three bedrooms are comfortable, two of which have Victorian themed furniture. There is a bathroom upstairs and a shower /WC downstairs. Internet WiFi free access is available around the house. Lastly, there is a separate study room with extensive views, to provide inspiration for the creative writer or artist. Efficient heating keeps the house warm in all weather. The large garden is ideal for relaxing under the trees in summer or alfresco dining.

The immediate Polgarrie secluded location offers the best highland views of mountain, glen and down to the blue Dornoch Firth. Six golf courses are within a 10 to 20 minute drive, the beach 15 minutes.

More Details

Owner
Kate Pullicino
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Kate,



We had a wonderful time at Polgarrie and were sad to leave. The location is so quiet and peaceful (although the wind does blow!) and we enjoyed visiting the Balblair distillery and hiking and birding in the area. Thanks for the wonderful Scotland experience and we look forward to visiting again somewhere down the road.



Art
May 2016
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Amenities

Tain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 160 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Stunning Highland retreat in peaceful glen near Dornoch (sleeps 5)
average rating of 4.866667 based on 17 reviews
5

Loved our family time in Polgarrie House !

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house is spectacular with stunning views of countryside , hills and many sheep ! A true get away ....no noise during the day or light pollution at night - perfect ! The house itself is comfortable , very warm both in the extension and in the sitting room with its log fire . The owners have provided you with everything you need for your stay . The surrounding area has so much to offer with beautiful beaches , forest / hill walks and little towns with good restaurants . We are a family of 5 ( children 14, 12, 7 ) and we all agreed it was one of our best holidays ever . Im sure our dog was in agreement too ! Do not hesitate to book this lovely house , we will most certainly return .

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our favorite Highland "home"

  • 5 of 5

We love the scenic, secluded location and the comfortable, well equipped house.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great house, great area

  • 4 of 5

The house and its location was lovely, with lots of accessible walks, close to local towns. Weather was good, heating, when needed worked well.

Liked the bright sitting room, and most of what we needed was there. However, it was not possible to open any of the bedroom windows, painted shut, which wasn't great - I like to be able to air my bedroom in the morning.

The kitchen was quite well equipped, but knives were blunt, and there were no chopping boards. Also would have appreciated a few basic dish-washing utensils.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Simply beautiful

  • 5 of 5

An absolutely gorgeous location. Isolated, yet all amenities are within 10 min drive, I.e. pharmacy, hospital and shops.

The house is well maintained, very clean and tidy. There is a big garden at the back of the house - great for BBQs and for children to play.

You can make your stay full of activities, visit local distilleries (there are plenty around and they sell great Scottish whiskey for good price!), go for hikes (you're spoiled with choice) or to Dornoch beach (10 min drive) and plenty more. In the evening, you fire up the fire place, get on wifi or Sky TV or simply read a book and enjoy the magnificent views - just look at the photos! We are definitely coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Fantastic Highland Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Polgarrie House is a real gem. The house itself is very spacious and welcoming. The lovey bright open plan living area really makes the most of the beautiful views of the landscape. We really enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. We set off for some beautiful walks from the house. The Struay hill is a definite must. We will definetely be back to this charming property.

Laura

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Peaceful get-away with easy access

  • 5 of 5

We arrived early afternoon after our flight from London. The house was easy to find, yet located well away from the main road. The house was clean and the kitchen modern. The bedrooms were adequate with bathrooms both up and downstairs. To stretch our legs we walked up the Struie behind the house to observe wonderful views of the Dornoch Firth with the house nestled in the heather and sheep below us. The addition to the house brings in wonderful views up the valley and of the setting sun. We had a small issue with the water pump that was resolved very quickly by the most polite plumber - thanks Rory.

We spent our days horseback riding with Hollingwells Equestrian (what super people and horses), touring distilleries (Balblair at the bottom of the road was featured in the film - The Angel's Share) and trips around the coast. Every evening we would return to the peace, quiet and warmth of Polgarrie. The house was a perfect retreat and launch pad for our escape in the highlands. We will certainly come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Rates & Availability

Tain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
April to May
Apr 1 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$100
$625
 
 
June
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$738
 
 
July
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
$775
 
 
August
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$813
 
 
September
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
$106
$650
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$106
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment conditions are:
20% on booking and balance 8 weeks before rental start date.
Payment to Bank of Scotland account.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
59 Kilometres
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Edderton Hotel Pub
Nearest Ferry
312 Kilometres
Edinburgh
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Tain Golf Course
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Tain
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
A9
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Edderton Hotel
Nearest Ski
99 Kilometres
Aviemore
Nearest Beach
11 Kilometres
Dornoch Beach
Car: necessary

Polgarrie House lies in a beautiful, peaceful highland glen, with all round views, 45 minutes drive north of Inverness, on the Dornoch Firth, near the Royal Borough of Tain.

Our farmhouse offers the perfect setting for exploring the North of Scotland. Polgarrie itself sits at the bottom of Struie Hill, making it a perfect setting for outdoor activities including hiking, climbing and mountain biking (A well known national trail is just 15Km), exploring archeological sites, or playing badmington on the lawn of its own 1.5 acre grounds. It is ideal for bird watching and also wild game spotting, such as red deer, foxes, hares and polecats have all been seen from the sitting room. There is a stream 100m from the house with a water fall to explore.

Whiskey tours of the nearby Edderton distillery (Ballblair) and the Tain (Glen Morangie) stills as well as tours of the Dunrobin Castle (30 km) are all within easy reach.

The famous Falls of Shin are a 25 Km (25 minutes) drive away, which makes another ideal outing to see jumping salmon.

Golf: Tain Golf Course - 6 miles (10 Km);

Skibo Castle Golf Course - 6 miles (10 Km) (Carnegie's old Scottish estate);

Bonar Bridge Golf Course - 7 miles (11km):

Royal Dornoch Golf Course- 10 miles (17 Km);

Golspie Golf Course - 17 miles ( 27Km);

Alness Golf Course - 19 miles (30 Km);;

i.e. Six courses between 10 to 20 minutes drive;

Ski: Aviemore ski and tourist resort- 62 miles (1hour 28 minutes drive)

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