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Traditional stone cottage in the heart of Dornoch

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom self catering cottage

Donald Ross, the famous golf architect was born in this very attractive stone cottage which lies in the Dornoch conservation area. Fully equipped it sleeps 4 and is perfectly situated for golf, fishing, walking ,sandy beaches and restaurants. The cottage has 2 bedrooms and bathroom/shower upstairs and sitting room, dining room, cloakroom and kitchen downstairs. It is very well maintained and improved whilst retaining all the original features. There are numerous restaurants, hotels and shops in easy walking distance from the cottage where local produce can be purchased.

Dornoch is an elegant town with a championship golf course, second 18 hole course and magnificent sandy beach. The town has many elegant local buildings including an impressive Cathedral and County Buildings. The town is surrounded by farmland,hills,spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife including red deer and Highland cattle. The nearby salt-water Nature Reserve is home to seals, ducks and numerous waders.

NEW for Spring 2012 : The kitchen has been modernised and completly refitted .

In February 2012 The Royal Dornoch Championship Course moved up 2 places and is now rated 13th on

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Julia Hogg
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Dornoch around the Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wi Fi is available There is a downstairs cloakroom with WC The cottage garden is on a slope and is not safe for children to play in.


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Traditional stone cottage in the heart of Dornoch
average rating of 4.266667 based on 15 reviews

Great location.

  • 3 of 5

Bedrooms very comfortable. Kitchen could do with an upgrade. We tended to eat out all the time. Overal a great week and positive experience.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Great location. A stone's throw from the pubs and restaurants in Dornoch.

  • 4 of 5

House is old and quaint, but not tired. It has everything needed for a stay in Dornoch. Kitchen is quite small, but that is to be expected in a property of its vintage. Had a very relaxing and comfortable stay. Lots of maps and books to amuse if weather keeps you indoors.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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We would rent this cottage again.

  • 4 of 5

What a great location! The cottage is so accessible to the Cathedral, town center, the Co-op, shopping and restaurants. We were very comfortable. Dornoch is a wonderful town!


  • Review Submitted: 26-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better location and accommodation.

We were in Dornoch for a celebration at the golf club. The cottage is set in the heart of the village - an easy walk to the golf club, restaurants & shops.

The cottage was spotless, comfortable in every way.

Thank you Julia. We will visit again.


  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we endeavour to make everyones stay as comfortable as possible.
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Couldn't Have Been Better!!!

  • 5 of 5

I will start off this review by saying that I enjoyed this historic house with my 2 brothers and my father in celebration of his 60th birthday. I couldn't imagine a more perfect time or place to relax, play golf and appreciate such a wonderful occasion.

The house was perfect from the second we arrived! We parked right on the street outside the house and behind Luigi's Restaurant. If you love are in the in the right place. If you love are in the right place. If you want to stay in a place with great Scottish charm and are definitely in the right place.

The house is warm and inviting and the owner is readily available to answer any questions you have. There are two nice size bedrooms as well as a high quality air bed that can be used at the house. I am a extreme golf nut so staying in the house that Donald Ross was born in was a huge thrill for all of us. I grew up playing a 9 hole course that DR designed in the USA and it was truly a once in a lifetime experience staying in his house.

The grocery store is literally a 30 second walk from the house as well as many other restaurants and attractions. The golf course was less than a 10 minute walk through town and couldn't have been more pleasant. In finishing, if you are going to stay in Dornoch definitely stay here!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Feels Like Home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful second stay at the cottage and it does feel like we're coming home. The cottage is comfortable, extremely clean, ideally located, and the owner is excellent at communication. Dornoch itself, is located close to so many wonderful outdoor activities and we mostly walk or only drive short distances as the Scotrail station is Golspie is a 10-15 minute drive away. Thank you for such a happy place!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Inverness Airport
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
71 Miles
Car: recommended

Dornoch is 45 miles north of Inverness off the A9 road.

Dornoch was created a Royal Burgh in 1623 and was the county town of Sutherland. The Cathedral, The Castle Hotel (former Bishop's Palace) and the Old town Jail are all well worth visiting.

Dornoch benefits from the Gulf Stream and has its own micro climate with very low rain fall .

The famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course is constantly rated in the top 20 best courses in the world.

Donold Ross (who became a golf architect and designed Pinehurst No 2 in America) was born in this cottage in 1872.

Besides golf there are tennis and squash courts, bowling green and swimming pools nearby.

The golden beaches offer safe bathing and river,loch and sea fishing can all be undertaken locally.

There is a wealth of opportunity for walkers of all standards whether just a stroll on the beach , in the hills or up a nearby Munro.

Dornoch makes an ideal centre for touring the North of Scotland.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Dornoch,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Price includes electricity& Wi Fi ( fair usage applies), fand linen

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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