Dornoch Firth, Near Ardgay, Sutherland
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.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
Local Events and Attractions
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.
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.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
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 (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, no pets. No smoking.
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|
|24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£715.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£550.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£475.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£550.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£395.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£450.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£495.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£595.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£495.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£595.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£695.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£595.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£695.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£750.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£595.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£495.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£595.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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.
'Absolutely beautiful! We had fantastic weather for our stay. Herbie’s is adorable! Thank you.'
'What can we say? Beautiful area, beautiful weather. Best of all was coming back to Herbie’s each evening - so cosy and relaxing.'
'Very comfortable and clean (spotlessly)! Had lovely walks in the grounds and the weather was not too bad. Also played golf at Bonar Bridge/Ardgay.'
'Your beautiful house made this experience perfect for me! It was a pleasure to enjoy the homely and quiet atmosphere every single day!'
'Booked Herbie’s for my birthday and couldn’t be any happier. Back home tomorrow and already dreading leaving. This cottage is absolutely immaculate. Everything we needed (and more) was provided.'