Whether you are after an active holiday, mountain walking, cycling or golfing or quieter pursuits such as fishing, bird watching or sandy beaches the cottage provides an ideal base from which to enjoy the countryside and the coast with its abundance of wild animals and bird life.
The cottage is near the centre of the unique historic picture postcard town of Dornoch with its 13th century Cathedral, and castle, golf courses and beautiful beaches. There are local hotels serving meals and restaurants within walking distance of the cottage.
Local golf courses include Royal Dornoch, The Struie (also at Dornoch), Golspie, Brora, Strathpeffer, Tain, Fortrose and Bonar Bridge.
The West and North coasts of the Scotland are easily accessible on day trips whilst Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is some 45 miles south by road. Dunrobin Castle and Gardens is 30 minutes north by road. There are also two distilleries in the area.
The accommodation is fully centrally heated and benefits from wood burning stoves in both reception rooms. The cottage sleeps four people in one double room on the ground floor and two single rooms upstairs.
The fully fitted kitchen has an electric cooker and hob, microwave oven, washing machine, fridge, kettle, toaster and all the crockery, cutlery, pots and pans you will need whilst the lounge has ample seating a flat panel TV, DVD player and music system with iPod dock.
A selection of games, books and tourist information is also provided. The family bathroom on the ground floor has a bath with overhead electric shower.
Very spacious property in Dornoch. Very close to golf course and restaurants. Only issues were lack of clothes dryer and low water pressure in shower.
I can't say enough good things about this cottage. I have stayed there many times. It is spacious, warm, has good spec, is very comfortable and homely, and has character. Fantastic service from Gael Holiday Homes.
We had an excellent and relaxing stay in Firth View Cottage and would be happy to stay there again. It was spacious, clean and well appointed. The kitchen was basic but more than adequate and provided all we needed. We had a slight issue with the boiler but this was sorted very quickly by the owner. There were two living rooms--a dining/living room and a drawing room--and both were comfortable. My only issue was that the beds were a little small and slightly uncomfortable and could do with an upgrade.
We had a great week in Dornoch and Firth View Cottage fulfilled all our needs. It's in a great location and the facilities are very good. Seconds from the golf course, the beach, the village and a few pubs - what more do you need! We'll be back.
Great location. Greeted by cobwebs and beetles when we entered the front door. Kitchen utensils dirty. Shower is no more than a trickle of water totally useless for having a wash. No wardrobes in any room was rediculous
Bathroom a bit spartan and hot water for bath tempremental - 20 mins to run a bath
Bathroom needs a bit of decoration
Double Bed could be more comfortable (addition of Tempur mattess topper would help)
Dishwasher would have been expected for this rental price
Little or no storage space - we used lounge as a changing room and wardrobe as we were only 2
From the South - Follow the A9 north toward the Kessock Bridge at Inverness. At the Kessock Bridge roundabout continue across the bridge (2nd exit) and follow north toward Invergordon and Tain.
Continue along the A9 passed Tain.
After Tain take the second exit at the roundabout at the Dornoch Bridge across the bridge.
Continue along the A9. Leave the A9, taking the A949. Continue into Dornoch.
On arrival at Dornoch pass the 'Jail' shops on the right and Cathedral on the left.
Turn left at the T junction at the end of the square then immediately firt right
Pass the Police Station on your right and Firth View Cottage is around 50 metres further on on the left.