Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottage Recommendations Dornoch


Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendation in Dornoch, Scotland.

Firth View Cottage is a comfortable and fully equipped stone built period cottage is located close to the centre of Dornoch, within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants, the 13th century cathedral, golf courses and award-winning beach. Firth View Cottage sleeps four people in one double bedroom on the ground floor and two single rooms upstairs, and has everything you need for a relaxing self catering stay. You’ll find a wide range of activities on your doorstep during a holiday in Dornoch from mountain walking and cycling to golfing and fishing. The area is known for its golf courses, such as Royal Dornoch, Golspie, Brora and Tain, and its clean golden sand beaches. The nearby Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve is perfect for bird and wildlife watching with osprey, wildfowl and seals regularly spotted. Dunrobin Castle and Glenmorangie Whisky Distillery are both within easy reach. Dornoch is also a great base for touring the region, with the northern and western coasts easily accessible on day trips and the Highland Capital of Inverness only 45 miles to the South. After a day sightseeing in the Highlands unwind in Firth View Cottage with all the comforts of home.

Dun Brae Cottage offers luxury self catering accommodation in the historic town of Dornoch. Sleeping four in two bedrooms, Dun Brae Cottage is an ideal base for a relaxing break in the Highlands with ANTA tartan rooms, a cosy fireplace, Scottish art work on the walls and all the comforts of a home from home. The cottage has been finished and equipped to the highest standard from granite kitchen work surfaces to tastefully decorated antique filled rooms. Sitting on a knoll overlooking Dornoch’s main square and the 13th century cathedral, Dun Brae is centrally located and close to a number of shops and restaurants. The cottage is just a few hundred metres from the Royal Dornoch Golf Course and the within easy reach of Dornoch Beach. Local attractions include beautiful sandy beaches, Dunrobin Castle, Glenmorangie Distillery and the Loch Fleet Nature Reserve. There are a wide range of activities on offer in the area from walking in tranquil countryside and along the stunning coastline, cycling, fishing, golfing and horse riding. As well exploring Sutherland, you can also tour the north and west Highlands, the Black Isle and the Inverness area from Dun Brae.

Achnacarry Cottage is a cosy and homely bungalow situated in a secluded and tranquil spot approximately 2 miles outside the picturesque town of Dornoch, an historic small town on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, a designated National Scenic Area in the Highlands of Scotland. Its tranquil location, beautiful scenery and mild climate have attracted visitors for decades. Some come to test their golfing skills on Royal Dornoch's world-famous championship course, or to walk and view wildlife in the National Nature Reserve at nearby Loch Fleet. Others simply want to relax and enjoy Dornoch's unhurried way of life. Dornoch was once the spiritual and administrative capital of Sutherland, today it remains a thriving community. Small in population, but large in hospitality, Dornoch offers visitors and residents a wide range of shops and businesses, five hotels, two golf courses, and an award winning sandy beach. Its fine buildings include the 13th Century cathedral, a bishop's palace, now a hotel, courthouse and old town jail, now a shop. From Achanacarry Cottage, beautiful walks can be taken along the nearby beach, where seals can often be spotted, or in the adjacent Camore Wood, which also hosts a sports trail for the more active.It is the ideal location for those who want to get away from it all, and for those who want to explore the hidden jewels of the beautiful Highlands. Nearby attractions, apart from those in Dornoch, include the Glenmorangie Whisky Distillery, Bonar Bridge, famous for salmon fishing,, the Carnegie Club, the Black Isle and the Moray Firth.

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