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Big Barns Cottage, Dunrobin, near Golspie

Sleeps 42 Dogs Allowed2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom£765 - £1109 pw



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This historic cottage, nestled in its own secluded garden, is an ideal location for a peaceful, relaxing break, within easy reach of the beach.. Big Barns Cottage forms part of a separate wing of an historic B-listed Arts and Crafts house. It is one of the original buildings on the Sutherland Estate, built for the Duke of Sutherland, whose family’s seat is Dunrobin Castle. This early 18th century crow-stepped barn was converted by the renowned architect George Devey in the 19th century. He remodelled it on the Cotswold vernacular; his aim was to convey the impression of a large country house without losing the impression of an original 18th century barn. Its historic and characterful architecture is completely unique and a joy to behold.

The cottage has its own separate entrance and front door. The solid wood door opens into a charming living room with a welcoming wood burner and original flag stone flooring. The furnishing, including many antiques, have been chosen to suit the period. There is a separate dining room, with antique furniture, in-keeping with the original building. The kitchen is small but very well-equipped. Stairs lead up to two pretty bedrooms, one with a double bed and the second with twin beds. Both enjoy views across the beautiful gardens to the sea beyond. Set in two acres of private, mature gardens, which include a large variety of rare plants and enclosed woodland, the cottage has its own separate and secluded garden area, surrounded by flowering plants, with lawn and outdoor dining table and chairs.

Native deer are often seen around Big Barns Cottage and seals swimming close to shore can be admired from the local beach, which is just a short walk away. Situated one mile away from the main road, down an unmade estate track, there are numerous forest walks, cycling routes and a wide variety of wildlife to discover direct from the cottage. There are breathtaking views across the Dornoch Firth to the far distant peaks of the Cairngorms.

Big Barns Cottage offers total peace and seclusion, yet is ideally located for exploring the best of the Highlands. Just a mile away is the renowned North Coast 500 route, which encompasses some of the most incredible and inspiring landscapes to be found anywhere in the British Isles. There is plenty to explore close at hand or further afield, including local distilleries, golf courses, fishing, kayaking, sailing, hill-walking and mountain biking. A visit to Dunrobin Castle is a must, with its fairy tale turrets and its gardens modelled on Versailles. The nearby villages of Golspie and Brora, both within 10 minutes’ drive, provide a good selection of local amenities, including pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, cafés and small shops. This totally unique historic cottage provides warm and welcoming accommodation in a truly superb setting. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and resturant 1½ miles.. Step to entrance.

Ground Floor:

Living room: With wood burner, 40’’ Freesat Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and stone floor.

Dining room.

Kitchen: Galley style with gas hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, slow cooker, fridge and washing machine.

Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First Floor:

Bedroom 1: With double bed.

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.. LPG central heating (underfloor in shower room), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder available locally. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Use of owner’s freezer. Wii available on request. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2-acre woodland grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a step in the garden.

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Top Features

Bed Linen
Cot / Travel Cot
Garden / Courtyard
Golf Nearby
High Chair
Historic / Heritage
Internet
Luxury
Open Fire / Woodburner
Parking
Romantic
Rural
Short Breaks Allowed
TV
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
WiFi

Guest Comments

"A lovely cosy cottage in a fantastic location what more can you ask for."

Jayne, November 2020

"Lovely warm welcome from the owner who was extremely helpful, friendly and kind but not intrusive. The cottage is very private in a lovely quiet location away from the main road. There are walks from the door and we heard and saw a great deal of bird life in the woods and even saw a deer walk along the track past the cottage one day. Also some lovely walks in the local area and a beautiful castle to visit. At John OGroats we saw amazing bird colonies on the cliffs - about 1.5 hours drive each way. We found the cottage itself comfortable and clean. Kitchen and bathroom are small but had all that we needed. We would return to this cottage if we ever holiday in this area in the future."

Stephanie, July 2020

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