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Herbie's Cottage

Dornoch Firth, Near Ardgay, Sutherland

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Herbie’s Cottage is a charming little hideaway that is ideal for just two people, set within the varied landscape of Mid Fearn, near Ardgay (3 miles) in Sutherland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

This clever conversion of an old stone steading has been beautifully refurbished throughout with an open plan layout that allows everything to be easily to hand.

The wood-burning stove, with its stylish feature flue, keeps the spacious studio bedroom/sitting room nice and cosy and supplements the biomass central heating. There is a separate colourful kitchen and a contemporary shower room with a lovely walk-in shower.

The cottage stands in a charming spot amongst trees and is not overlooked by the main house, with a small river rumbling along behind it. A delightful BBQ area has been set up beside the burn and the little picnic area by the front door allows for comfortable al fresco dining looking out over the garden.

There is ample parking around the cottage and a car can be bought right up to the door.

Mid Fearn covers approximately 17 acres of varied countryside, from sandy shores with beautiful views over the Dornoch Firth to attractive mixed woodland, providing refuge to all manner of wildlife.

Despite the wealth of nature, Mid Fearn is only 3 miles from the villages of Ardgay (shops, hotel and railway station) and Bonar Bridge, with the highland capital of Inverness just a 45 minute drive away.

Map & Local

The area has a great deal to offer visitors. Within 15 miles there are some lovely, quiet sandy beaches, excellent golf courses (including the Royal Dornoch Championship Links) and good fishing in the local rivers and lochs such as the Oykel, Cassely, Carron, Tarvie and Achilty.

You can take wildlife cruises in the Cromarty Firth from North Kessock and view the dolphins for which the area is famous, and where there are also riding stables. Dornoch (14m) is a beautiful little town, with, in addition to its golf course, a lovely cathedral and fabulous sandy beach. About 16 miles up the coast at Brora, is the Clynelish distillery where you can taste and buy one of the finest and most hard to come by of malt whiskies. The better known Glenmorangie Distillery is closer by still at Tain.

At Ardgay too, you are excellently placed for heading both north and west. North to John O' Groats (visit the Queen Mother's beloved Castle of Mey, or even pop over to Orkney while you're there) and west to Ullapool (47m) and Lochinver where the glorious mountains of Suilven and Stac Pollaidh beg to be climbed, or viewed at the very least! You can go even further northwest to Cape Wrath, mainland Scotland's northernmost tip.

There is an hotel, shop and railway halt at Ardgay and Inverness has all facilities. The area especially attracts a wide range of waders and winter wildfowl including widgeon and whooper swans as well as various types of ducks and geese, who love to congregate at the sandy shore not far from the cottage. Birdwatchers will be pleased to hear that the passionate owner of Mid Fearn is working to encourage these migratory birds to continue their yearly visits and is establishing a haven for these feathered guests.

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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.



Single Storey

Kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer, electric cooker and washing-machine, etc
Sitting/dining/bedroom with TV (reception variable)/DVD and king-size bed
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by biomass central heating (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. Sorry, no pets. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 POA
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 02 Feb 2024 POA
03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024 POA
30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024 POA
20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024 POA
04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024 POA
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 POA
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 POA
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 POA
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 POA
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 POA
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 POA
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 POA
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 POA
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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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