The Gate Lodge is a traditional stone lodge house at the entrance to an historic country house which was once the seat of the Duke of Sutherland.. Ground Floor:
Living room: With electric wood burner, 24" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet. . First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. Laundry facilities (shared with owners).. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 24-acre country house estate with woodland (shared with owners). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the garden an unfenced stream that runs through the adjoining grounds, 50 yards away.. This attractive, detached 19th-century cottage has been restored by the current owners of the country estate. The main living accommodation is on the ground floor, with high ceilings, deep-silled windows and wonderful views across to the sea, all the rooms are bright and welcoming. The fully fitted kitchen leads through to the pretty living room. There is an attractively presented dining room adjoining, and a small shower room off the main hall. An original staircase leads up to three generously proportioned bedrooms on the first floor, all enjoying views across to the sea or open countryside.
The Gate Lodge is situated at the start of the ¾ mile private lane that leads up to the main country house. This beautiful tree lined approach lane is bounded by mature trees with a pretty burn and waterfalls meandering alongside. With an abundance of wild flowers, the occasional otter and numerous local deer, it is a lovely walk direct from the cottage. The owners run a small café and local craft business from the main house and visitors are welcome to wander in the 24 acres of grounds and enjoy the surrounding countryside. The immediate area is noted as an area of outstanding archaeological interest. Brochs, cairns and standing stones are all found in the locality.
There are numerous places of interest and sporting activities in the area. The nearby village of Lybster has an interesting past, built at the height of the 19th-century herring boom. With its pretty harbour and beach it is well worth a visit. This coast has some of the most outstanding beaches to be found anywhere. Fishing, golf, horse riding, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking and wildlife watching are all enjoyed locally, and puffins, seals, dolphins and whales are seen around these coastal waters. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.