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Herbie's Cottage

Near Ardgay, Sutherland

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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.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi

Here, you will find Herbie's Cottage, a lovely little hideaway for two people, with a spacious studio bed-sitting room, separate kitchen and shower room. It is, in fact, a clever conversion of an old stone steading, which stands among trees and is not overlooked by the main house, with a small river rumbling along behind it.

The kitchen area has a microwave, washing machine and electric cooker and at the far end of the tastefully decorated and attractively furnished living area there is a very comfortable double bed. A day bed for a child can also be provided on request. The cottage has oil fired central heating to keep it cosy all year round and has its own barbecue area beside the burn.

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

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.



Single Storey

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

What's included

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

Available Extras



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). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 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 Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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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)

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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Had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Not the Ritz but you are not paying Ritz prices and I would rather stay...

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My husband and I had a super holiday, sight seeing and visiting family. A few minor changes in the bathroom and kitchen ...

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A lovely cottage in a picturesque, tranquil setting. Ideal for exploring the North of Scotland.


Fantastic value, free heating, electricity & wi-fi.


Excellent cottage for a couple or single person, great location, facilities fine, I cooked a meal every evening with no ...

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