2 bedroom self catering cottage
Holidays are restricted to the number of people specified on the booking form. Should the numbers change, then confirmation in writing must be made to myself. Visitors are responsible for taking care of the cottage & contents, and ensuring that they leave it in a good, tidy and clean order by the requested time of departure. Breakages and damage to the property must be paid for. Any complaints about the standard of the cottage must be made to myself ASAP, preferably on arrival. The person who signs the booking form is authorised to agree to the booking conditions by all members of the party and must be over 18 years of age. Please return the cottage keys to the key safe on your departure.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
expensive , in need of modernisation.musty smell in kitchen and dinning room
Thank you for your review and we will certainly fully investigate your comments. However, this is the first time negative feedback has been made and is in contrast to our other reviews. It must be noted that the cottage is advertised as a traditional stone cottage in the conservation area of Dornoch and we aim to keep it as comfortable for our guests as possible whilst retaining its traditional character.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday so much
Wonderful and Charming-cottage and town
We have been fortunate to travel a fair bit and this was one of the best home rentals ever. Spot on location, all in great shape, and a perfect base to explore Dornoch and the region. Owner super helpful/friendly.
Lovely , comfortable house and location.
The property was great, contained all that was required for a comfortable and relaxed stay . It’s location in Dornoch was close to all amenities for eating ,drinking, shopping and exploring, the immediate and surrounding area, I have no hesitation in reccomending this property.
Glad you had a good holiday and that our cottage was what you hoped for and I appreciate your feedback.
Quirky, historic, and cool.
Overall, it was great. You do need to understand what you're getting though. For golfers it is a special place as it was the home of Donald Ross. This is a very, very old building. We found it very clean but it has the nuances of extremely old buildings. It is not a luxury condo. Carrying luggage up the narrow winding steps could potentially be a challenge for some. The cottage is best suited to one couple, a small family, or a few guys on a golf getaway. The two bedrooms are both upstairs with one bathroom between them and It might be a bit awkward for two couples or any arrangement where modesty and privacy are valued. Since it was only my wife and myself, it was great. The bedrooms both have angled ceilings which is simultaneously charming and painful for taller people that may get up in the night as the knot on my head would attest. However, it's only a first night mistake. The same can be said for the shower/tub. It is a seriously tight fit for anyone but, If you are 6'0" or above a standing shower will be interesting/challenging. There is a fixture for a sitting shower. The bed was very comfortable. There is a WC downstairs which is handy but the entrance is low so you need to mind your head here also. The kitchen has everything you need and it's a two person only kitchen. There is a tiny, but covered, outdoor space where the washing machine is located and the machine works well. There is no dryer so you'll be hanging your clothes and there are lines in the back yard and clothespins to do so. A breakfast room and sitting room are both well appointed and comfortable, The back yard is somewhat terraced and is pleasant with a great view of the Cathedral tower. If it's clear you can see all the way out to the water on the other side of town and we found a spot under a tree to just sit and have a glass. Everything is walkable and walk you should. It's a beautiful town. We enjoyed the quirkiness and the atmosphere of the cottage and had no complaints. One last trait to be aware of is that, because it is what it is, there will be the occasional person (golfer) or two (golfers) standing out front taking pictures of the place you're staying. As a golfer and a quasi-student of the game, it was a bucket list item for me and we were both glad we stayed here. We will very likely do so again.
Thank you for taking the time to write this comprehensive review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
Bedrooms very comfortable. Kitchen could do with an upgrade. We tended to eat out all the time. Overal a great week and positive experience.
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.