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Traditional stone Barn in Rural setting ,a quiet and cosy retreat

Bedrooms Studio
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom , plus mezzanine and single bed ,

Riverside barn is a traditional white washed stone building. Inside there is a high pitched ceiling in the living / dining / kitchen area with exposed wooden beams , stone walls , log burning stove , the main bedroom has a double bed and leads to a bathroom with Bath and shower , toilet and basin.

Upstairs there is a mezzanine floor with reduced head height and 2 single beds which is great for kids .

Jamie Waring
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

Why Jamie Waring chose Dornoch

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 !

What makes this cottage unique

Rural , Quiet , Great cycling and walking from the front door . Good fishing in the area in Lochs and Rivers . Lots of Golfing in the area , Close to the coast and lots of place to see bird life , sandy beaches , seals and Dolphins .


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dornoch in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Tiled bathroom with bath and shower over bath , Sink and toilet heated towel rail , extractor fan and window .
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • One Double bedroom with double bed , wardrobe and Dressing table , bedside table , window , doorway leading to bathroom .
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking


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Traditional stone Barn in Rural setting ,a quiet and cosy retreat
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews


  • 1 of 5

cold ,not clean,limited hot water.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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a great simple place for a quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The property is only 5/6 minutes drive from Dornoch and is well fitted out with a nice bathroom and kitchen. I was especially happy with the tranquility. It is situated on a quiet road and you don't have the noise of cars that is so often in the background in the cities. We will be sure to come back...

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jamie , Really glad you enjoyed the peace and quite and your stay at Riverside Barn . Hope you can make it back again . Kind regards Jamie
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Lovely barn conversion in rural setting

  • 4 of 5

Most relaxing with the only sounds being the nearby river and birds singing.. Nice to relax and get away from it all..Wood burning stove in the evening a favourite.. Very enjoyable

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Martin, Glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet at Riverside , Many thanks for staying Kind Regards Jamie
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  • 5 of 5

Very restful. Small complaint: No large pan to boil water for Pasta. Maybe a few board games or set of cards for long evenings.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Real cosy little charm tucked away in the stunning Highland countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful holiday and found the cottage was ideal for exploring nearby Dornoch, Loch Ness and the Highlands countryside. The cottage was really cosy with the log fire being the highlight. Cottage had everything we needed including a fully equipped kitchen for us to do all our own cooking. The surrounding area is stunning with lots of wildlife to keep us entertained. Highly recommended. We hope to be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Liz , Very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Riverside, thank you for your booking and hope you can come again sometime . Kind Regards Jamie
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Quaint and quiet, ideal for the holiday where you just want to be away from it all.

  • 4 of 5

I found my overall stay very pleasant. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, it was very relaxing to be in a quiet almost secluded area of the Scottish countryside. The barn itself was very lovely, quaint and cosy where it had most of the modern conveniences readily at hand. The only issue was that there was a lack of signal for our phones but in the grand scheme of things, it's not much to moan about. Only located a few miles from the town of dornoch itself, it's a quick drive to a lovely, friendly town with a lovely beach. I would definitely recommend another stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay , many thanks for coming .
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Royal Dornoch
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Dornoch Sands
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 .

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dornoch, Scottish Highlands & Islands

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5 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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