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Wallace House, Dornoch, near Tain

Sleeps 52 Dogs Allowed3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms£725 - £1465 pw

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Perfect for families looking to holiday in the Northern Highlands, this charming home from home makes a great base. . Ground Floor:

2 steps to entrance.

Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.

Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and wine cooler.

Utility room: With freezer and washer/dryer.

Shower room: With double walk-in shower, toilet and heated towel rail.. First Floor:

Bedroom 1: With 2 double beds (one for children).

Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).

Bedroom 3: With double bed (access from one side only).

Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail. . Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 6 steps in the garden. . Wallace House is an imposing, historic, detached stone house, situated in the heart of the renowned village of Dornoch. Built in 1800, on land owned by the Duke of Sutherland, this bright and spacious home was completely renovated in 2018 and is ideally located for a family beach holiday. The main living room has been thoughtfully furnished with superb sofas and a warm, welcoming wood burner. The high ceilings and stunning exposed stone fireplace add to the character and charm. There is a large kitchen/dining room, which is well-equipped with built-in units and a wine fridge. The original staircase, with ornate polished wood banisters, leads up to the three generously proportioned bedrooms. All rooms are superbly presented, with good quality furniture and colour coordinated soft furnishings. Wallace House is ideal for families and groups looking for a very good standard of self-catering accommodation with all amenities just a short walk away.

This wonderful property is situated along a quiet lane, just off the main square in the centre of the historic village of Dornoch, a Royal Burgh since 1628. This attractive village, built of mellow sandstone, is one of the prettiest in the Highlands. The centrepiece is the 13th-century cathedral, with original stained glass windows. Dornoch also has an excellent selection of unusual and attractive shops, as well as a number of good restaurants and bars, all just a few steps away. The renowned Championship golf course of Royal Dornoch is just 200 yards along the lane. The nearby sandy beach is ideal for families and dog walkers alike. Situated just off the renowned North Coast 500 route, which encompasses some of the most outstanding landscapes to be found anywhere in the British Isles, there are numerous places of interest within easy reach. Loch Fleet Nature Reserve is close by and attracts a wide variety of wading birds and has been designated as an Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Just a short drive away is Dunrobin Castle, seat of the Dukes of Sutherland for over 600 years. Visitors are welcome to explore the castle and grounds, which were modelled on the Palace of Versailles. Golfers are spoilt for choice, with not only Royal Dornoch on the doorstep, but a number of other championship courses within a short drive, and the property has a stone built store, perfect for golf clubs, and with power for charging trolleys. Fishing, sailing, kayaking, hill walking, climbing and mountain biking are all local pastimes. Beach 300 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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Guest Comments

"Really terrific house, everything has been done to a very high standard. The photos on the website do not really do the house justice, it’s spacious and has everything you need. The two bathrooms are large and super modern. The location is Dornoch cannot be beaten, you are literally a couple of minutes walk from the Co-op which is open early till late, the “posh” Deli which is really good. The excellent Dornoch bookshop and Milk and Honey cafe are less than one minute’s walk from the front door! All in all Wallace House is superb!!"

Tom, August 2021

"Wallace House was spacious and comfortable. Kitchen very well equipped and bedrooms very comfortable. Local bakers nearby for fresh bread - great in the mornings. Good dog walks nearby with coastal views."

Sarah, August 2021

"Fabulous well presented house in the centre of Dornoch, very well equipped, would definitely like to return some time soon."

Elizabeth, June 2021

"Absolutely fantastic stay @ Wallace House. Property could not be better placed, also warm and welcoming as was the owner - great after some bracing walks on the amazing beach."

Graham, May 2021

"The cottage is beautifully decorated. Very fitting for the Highlands.The house is fully equipped and has everything you could possibly need, particularly kitchen utensils.The garden is fully enclosed so we always felt that our dog was safe.It’s located just one street from the main square which was ideal. There were plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants within 5 minutes walking.The beach is only a 15 minute walk away and great for dogs.The village of Dornoch itself is lovely and we just loved our week’s stay here. We’ll definitely be back."

Fiona, November 2020

"We all a had fantastic holiday at Wallace House. Beautiful cottage in a great location, with only a short walk to the beach. We’ll definitely be back."

Claire, November 2020

"We loved staying at Wallace House! All the fittings and furnishings were of a very high quality and the kitchen had all the equipment needed especially if you're a cook. The main bed was extremely comfy and the location was excellent for shops, pubs, restaurants and the beach was only about a 10 min walk away. Would highly recommend Wallace House and we would definitely stay here again! Kate and Bill, Liverpool"

Kate, September 2020

"Can’t fault this place - it would be hard to better it in the area at the price. Comfortable beds, tastefully modernised kitchen and bathrooms. cosy living room with wood burner stove that we didn’t need but would be great for colder weather."

Brian, September 2020

"We had a wonderful stay at Wallace House. House is well equipped and it is in a great location."

Cara, September 2020

"This cottage was perfect, owner (Lynn) was lovely, well equipped despite not being able to have everything they would like to have in covid times, no complaints at all.Location was ideal, short walk to a beautiful quiet beach, restaurants and pubs. Plenty to see if you’re happy to drive out.Highly recommend!"

Sunny, September 2020

"Wonderful home from home. Wonderful stay with lots of space for friends and family, and the dogs. The enclosed garden area was idea for relaxing. Can't wait for our return booking."

Winnie, August 2020

"Cannot recommend Wallace House highly enough. Situated centrally in Dornoch close to all amenities including the fantastic beach. Lovely, quiet outside seating area getting the sun all day."

Derek , August 2020

"Great cottage for a family, very close to all amenities and within 10min walk from beach"

Stefan, July 2020

"Wallace House is in a fantastic location. The house was spotless, with very comfy beds and everything we needed. Definitely recommend it."

Jenny, July 2020

"We had a lovely break staying in Wallace House. Lynn the owner was very welcoming and helpful. The cottage was beautiful, really tastefully decorated and a very homely feel about it. The location was great being right in the center of Dornoch and the beach was within easy walking distance. I would definitely recommend this to friends."

Lesley, July 2020


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