Oran Mor is a newly built holiday home (2017) offering guests the best of quality in a country location not far from Dornoch. Every room of this 2-bedroom house offers spectacular uninterrupted views of Loch Fleet and the countryside and hills beyond of Sutherland. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with two full size ovens, fridge freezer, induction hob, microwave, dishwasher and a comprehensive range equipment to satisfy any cook. Vintage and contemporary glassware and crockery complement the interior. The laundry room and toilet contain a washing machine and a tumble dryer and plenty of space for coats, storage and drying. A separate downstairs toilet and cloakroom is useful for guests. The downstairs master suite is furnished with a Hypnos super king-size bed with a custom-built headboard takes fully advantage of the views and a small sofa complements the Zoffany curtains and furnishings. The en-suite bathroom has a large rainfall walk-in shower, heated towel rails and a luxurious built in bath. Bed linen and towels are from The White Company and pillow and duvets are duck and goose down. The upstairs suite is equipped with a super king-size Hypnos bed can also be turned into two large singles. The floor to ceiling picture window looks across the Loch and westwards to the mountains. Full black out shutters and blinds make the room cozy and quiet at night. Ercol chairs, storage and dressing tables continue the midcentury style. The en-suite has a fantastic double height shower with two wall hanging vanity units and heated towel rails. Bed linen and towels are from The White Company and pillow and duvets are duck and goose down. The large mezzanine area has two chairs for reading by the floor to ceiling picture window and a huge L shaped sofa for lounging in front of 50” flat screen TV. The frameless glass balustrade means that the view from the upstairs dormer picture windows is uninterrupted. Oran Mor is situated in a quiet country location in the small settlement of Skelbo walking distance to beautiful sandy beaches and forests it is also just 4 miles and a 10-minute drive from the fantastic shops and restaurants of Dornoch with good access to the A9 for exploring the Highlands. A car is recommended when visiting the Highlands. All bed linen, towels and tea towels (one hand towel and one bath towel per person), electricity, heating and Wi-Fi are included in the price. A starter pack of supplies: includes toilet rolls, complementary pods of coffee, sugar, teabags. No smoking. No parties or events. Check-in time is 3PM - 10PM. Check out time is 10AM. Although housekeeping staff will clean the property after you leave, we respectfully ask all guests to clean and put away any plates, cups, glasses, etc they have used during their stay.
Located in skelbo, 4miles from Dornoch.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 7 Mar 2019
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We loved our visit to Oran Mor. A perfect blend of a modern house, incredible views, silence and comfort. We will be coming back.
Oran Mor is new, modern and spotless and the location and views are more than you can ask for - from the mountains to the sea. It's a perfect base for exploring the area. Genevieve, John and their son Josh are very outgoing, helpful and thoughtful providing a welcome pack upon our arrival. We had a great 10-days stay and have taken home wonderful memories. We'd love to come back for a return visit.
everything you'd need for a luxury break
I couldn't fault any aspect of Oran Mor - the organisation and communication before the holiday was top notch; Genevieve and John met us on the evening we arrived and explained a couple of the high tech facilities in the house that we would not have figured out on our own! We'd brought a stack of DVDs to watch without realising there wasn't a DVD player, but John very kindly let us borrow a laptop to connect up so we could watch them.
I've never stayed in such a beautiful holiday home (and we tend to hire a cottage whenever we go away, rather than stay in a hotel, so I guess we've seen a few) - it has been thoughtfully designed, furnished and kitted out with real care and love, which makes it feel so much more special than standard rental accommodation. It's been open for a year, but it still looks immaculate.
The surrounding area is beautiful - remote, but well connected by a short car ride to Dornoch, which despite it being March, had plenty of things to occupy us for the week we stayed.
We had a couple of bracing walks along the beautiful Embo beach, and enjoyed Skelbo forest trail (if you have wee ones, it's great as there are sculptures all the way round the 1.5 mile track to try and spot). We'd heard great things about Dunrobin Castle, which wasn't open (I think their season starts in April), which would be another great reason to return. We'd definitely stay here again in future.
Thank you to Genevieve and JD for being fantastic hosts and curators of a beautiful place to relax and get away from it all.
A wonderful house in a fantastic location
Excellent stay, home from home comforts, outstanding views, rural yet convenient location.
Wonderful high-end house in a beautiful location; great hosts
We just spent a wonderful week at Oran Mor. The bucolic location of the house, on a hillside overlooking Loch Fleet, is quiet yet well connected to shopping etc. in nearby Dornoch. This newly-built house was constructed to high specs and offers all mod cons. It easily accommodated our small family, which includes a young child. The views are truly stunning.
Importantly, the hosts were very welcoming and helpful both before and throughout our stay.
We would come back anytime.
Wonderful, relaxing holidays!
A wonderful place to stay, has everything you need, plus spectacular views and great hosts. Relaxing and quiet holidays. Great visits not far away, castles, lochs, villages, distilleries, cows, sheep, seals and the sea. Dornoch is a beautiful village not far in the car. Would love to come back.