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Porters Lodge

Near Golspie, Sutherland

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Porters Lodge is set right on the edge of the grounds of Dunrobin Castle with its very own drop of fairytale charm in the shape of a striking tower with notched battlements, near the village of Golspie 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

Steps lead up to the front door and through into the main living accommodation which is light, airy and open plan. As the cooking, dining and relaxation areas are all in together everything is easily to hand and it is all kept cosy by a wood-burning stove that is lovely to curl up in front of.

Soothing tones have been used in the decoration of the attractive double bedroom where there is plenty of storage and a door that leads out to a little decked area that is perfect to enjoy the garden from.

The incredibly spacious bathroom is particularly special as it is set within the round tower of the lodge and has a chic rolltop bath that invites you for a soak. A shower has also been provided over it for added convenience.

Parking for up to 2 cars is just alongside and to the rear is a grassed garden as well as the deck that is accessed from the bedroom. As access is just alongside, the lodge is very well placed for touring around the area.

Map & Local

The lodge is right by the castle exit, it is just a 10 minute walk round to Dunrobin Castle itself. As well as the stunning castle, of which there are 20 internal rooms to admire on self-led tours, the gardens are quite a sight to behold. It is clear on first glimpse that they were laid out by an architect and the amazing sea view beyond is the icing on the cake.

A couple of minutes’ drive brings you into Golspie (0.5 miles) where there are shops, supermarkets and various eateries to try out, as well as a pretty beach that draws in visitors with its golden sands and gorgeous views of the Dornoch Firth. A pier juts out into the water effectively splitting the beach in two with a North Beach and South Beach that are both great for a wander no matter what the weather.

Ben Bhraggie is a hill that dominates the landscape of the village with the Duke of Sutherland monument sitting at its summit. A walk up to the monument is rewarded by some beautiful views of the surrounding scenery for miles around.

Another wonderful beach can be explored at Brora (5 miles) where the local cows can sometimes be spotted cooling off and relaxing on the sand. At nearby Star Stables horse riding lessons and pony trekking expeditions are available for all ages and abilities.

If whisky is your tipple then a visit to the Clynelish Distillery near Brora should definitely be on the agenda. Experienced staff run tours that explain the distillation process and there is also the chance to sample and purchase some of their excellent single malt. At the Thompson Brothers Distillery in Dornoch (12.5 miles) both whisky and gin is produced.

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

(6 steps up to front door)
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV, electric hob and oven, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and washing machine
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (speed approximately 5.5MB download). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £850.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £850.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £750.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £695.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £750.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £595.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £850.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £850.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £595.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £695.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £750.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £695.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £750.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £850.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £750.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £850.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £850.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £750.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £695.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £750.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £595.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £850.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £850.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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Beautiful property, in an out of the ordinary setting, just at the gates exiting from the Castle. The decor is lovely a...

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All home comforts including a well equipped kitchen ( didn't miss the dishwasher), lovely log fire, good location for si...

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Great place. Very cosy. Would visit again. Only downside, something odd about the mattress.

Our response:

Happy to confirm that the mattress has now been replaced at Porters Lodge.


The bathroom was a lovely surprise. Cracking cottage.

Our response:

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon.


I came to Dunrobin to discover more about my family origins. But I discovered so much more. Picturesque Golspie beach, ...

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