Rowan Cottage

Near Ardgay, Sutherland

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Rowan Cottage is one of three cottages, the Mid Fearn Cottages, that are set in 17 acres of private woodland and seashore overlooking the Dornoch Firth. They are just 3 miles south of the villages of Bonar Bridge and Ardgay (shops, hotel and railway station) and 45 minutes north of Inverness.

This traditional, 200 year old stone house has been fully refurbished to give a real 'home-from-home' feel. The cosy sitting room has comfortable seating centred around the wood-burning stove and a useful dining area towards the back of the room. There are also French doors that lead out to the garden and a lovely patio area (with furniture). The spacious kitchen is well-equipped with all the appliances you could need, including a large gas range cooker that is a joy to cook on. Also on this level is a handy downstairs WC.

Upstairs there are two double bedrooms and a twin room that are all neat and well presented, with slightly coombed ceilings. A family bathroom with bath and shower over completes the indoor accommodation.

Outside, there is parking right at the door. The cottage has with its own secluded walled garden (with furniture and BBQ). The pretty garden is fully enclosed so it provides a safe environment for both children and dogs.

The cottage is set in a haven of peace on its own little peninsula and it shares its tranquillity with deer, osprey, seals, ducks, geese and other migratory birds. It is a place to unwind, walk, paint and generally enjoy the lovely surroundings. The Owner is also developing a reserve for winter wildfowl and waders.

'We have had a fabulous week in terrific surroundings and great weather. The cottage has been perfect for us and our four legged chum and we very much hope to be back later this year.'

Arthurs party

'Superb! Great base for touring and lots to see and do. All you need for a great holiday.'

Dixon party

'Thanks for a comfortable stay. Enjoyed the birds, seals, dolphins and deer, as well as an abundance of wild flowers.'

Matthews party

'Perfect place to take our mad beagle for a week's rehab! Quiet and relaxing. Cracking cottage - will recommend it!'

Black party

'This is a lovely place in a great location. We had a great time here.'

Speakes party

Sutherland and Easter Ross is a largely undiscovered corner of north-east Scotland, with some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. The Dornoch Firth claims a micro-climate with the least rainfall and most prolonged sunshine in Scotland.

Within 15 miles are some wonderful sandy beaches, golf courses such as the world-renowned Royal Dornoch Championship links course and other excellent courses at Bonar Bridge and Tain. Highland rivers, the Oykel, Cassely, Carron and Shin just ask to be fished and there is a salmon leap at the spectacular Falls of Shin.

Birdwatchers can visit Loch Fleet, a few miles east of Dornoch, where large numbers of geese, ducks and waders can be seen, while seals can often be spotted basking on the sand-bar in the middle of the bay. There are wildlife cruises in the Cromarty Firth while Lochinver and Ullapool, the glorious beaches round the Kyle of Durness and the Smoo Cave (a firm favourite with children) are just an hour and a half away.

For whisky lovers, the area boasts some of the most prestigious distilleries which you can visit and sample the wares, such as the famously elusive Clynelish at Brora, Glenmorangie at Tain, or the area's own Balblair Distillery (visits by appointment only).

Labelled by some as ‘Scotland’s answer to Route 66’, the North Coast 500 passes nearby at Tain. This circular north highland driving route is 516 miles long in total, starting in Inverness and crossing over to Applecross, then heading up the west coast to Sutherland and the tip of Scotland John o’ Groats, before heading back down to Inverness. Some enthusiasts aim to drive the entire route, whilst others choose to take in the magnificent scenery on shorter stretches nearby.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Sitting room/dining room with TV/DVD, CD player and wood-burning stove
Kitchen with electric/gas range cooker, microwave, deep freeze, dishwasher, washing machine, etc
WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by biomass central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.


The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat



Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

2 Week Discount (£25)
Save 20% - May Half Term From 28/05/2016 to 03/06/2016
Save 15% w/c 04 Jun 16 From 04/06/2016 to 10/06/2016
Save 10% w/c 11 Jun 16 From 11/06/2016 to 17/06/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
07 May 2016 - 27 May 2016 £475.00
28 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016 £550.00
04 Jun 2016 - 01 Jul 2016 £475.00
02 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016 £550.00
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Sep 2016 £475.00
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £395.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £475.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £365.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £550.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £550.00
06 Jan 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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# Good

Lovely location. Peace & quiet. Some guests received wine etc all we got was an unwanted guest ; a bat !

## Excellent

A wonderful cottage - home from home and in a beautiful setting. Comfortable, well-equipped and in a wonderful location ...

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The cottage was lovely and nice and clean. Dogs loved the great outdoors too. Great starting point for heading north and...

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# Good

Loved everything except the fact that you couldn't open the windows in the two double bedrooms. It got so stuffy on some...

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