The Old Granary, Loch Fleet
Near Golspie, Sutherland
Set down a quarter of a mile of its own private drive, The Old Granary is a charming, substantial house offering great peace and seclusion as well as some absolutely outstanding views of Loch Fleet, near Golspie (3.5 miles) in Sutherland.
|Sleeps: 10||Bedrooms: 5|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 4|
What used to be the granary for the estate has been thoughtfully refurbished and now offers spacious accommodation with plenty of room to spread out into. There is a choice of places to relax with a contemporary sitting room with a wood-burning stove at its heart or an equally cosy snug that has great loch views and is warmed by an open fire.
The bright and airy kitchen has a huge cooker capable of coping with meal prep for bigger parties and there is enough seating for everyone to enjoy meals together in the large, formal dining room.
All of the attractive bedrooms lie off a long corridor upstairs that runs the full length of the house with a modern shower room at each end. The three twin bedrooms are all comfortable and beautifully presented throughout.
There are also two pretty double bedrooms, one of which has a king-size bed and an en suite bathroom. The other double has a door out to external steps that provide quick access to the garden so the loch can be admired from bed as the lapping of the water induces sleep.
Plenty of parking is provided behind the house and from the front patio the garden leads right down to the pebbly shoreline (care to be taken with little ones). Scenic walks can be taken in the woodland behind the house and the picnic tables down by the shoreline are perfect for al fresco dining amidst stunning scenery.
Loch Fleet is a sea loch that is home to a variety of wildlife including harbour seals, otters and lots of different wading birds that feed along the shoreline. Over on the other side of the loch is the Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve where there are even more species to spot.
Supplies can be stocked up on in Golspie (3.5 miles) where there are various eateries to try if a break from cooking beckons. Race meetings are held at the nearby go karting track in the summer which are always interesting to watch as a spectator.
Just outside Golspie is Dunrobin Castle that is certainly one of the ‘must see’ sights in the area. Visitors can tour the many internal rooms and marvel at the fabulous historic artefacts, artwork and costumes on display. Falconry displays are held in the beautiful grounds of the castle that are also well worth a walk around.
The North Coast 500 runs through Golspie so it is a good opportunity to drive some of this increasingly popular route that stretches all the way around the whole coastline of the Highlands. Some brave souls even attempt parts of it by bike!
Whisky lovers will want to take a trip down to Tain half an hour’s drive away to see the home of the famous whisky at the Glenmorangie Distillery. Tours are available for an insight into the distillation process and a look at the huge stills that are used, followed by a stop off in the tasting room for a wee dram.
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.
Accommodation - Main House
Sitting room with wood-burning stove and TV
Snug with open fire
Kitchen with electric range hob and oven and microwave, etc
Utility room with two dishwashers, fridge and freezer
Drying room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Bathroom with bath and hand shower, WC and wash basin
Master double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bathroom with bath and hand shower, WC and wash basin
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). Please note that dogs are allowed downstairs only. 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: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 10|
|16 May 2021 - 16 Oct 2021||£2,100.00|
|17 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021||£1,795.00|
|31 Oct 2021 - 18 Dec 2021||£1,365.00|
|19 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£1,795.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£1,795.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Feb 2022||£1,365.00|
|06 Feb 2022 - 02 Apr 2022||£1,465.00|
|03 Apr 2022 - 14 May 2022||£1,895.00|
|15 May 2022 - 15 Oct 2022||£2,195.00|
|16 Oct 2022 - 29 Oct 2022||£1,895.00|
|30 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£1,450.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£1,895.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£1,895.00|
|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.