Near Dornoch, SutherlandGuest Rating
Farthingworth is a substantial house tucked away down a quiet lane deep in the Sutherland countryside near Dornoch (4 miles), offering guests the space and freedom to relax and create special holiday memories together whilst enjoying amazing views of Loch Fleet.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
|Licence No: HI-00049-F|
What was originally a traditional, crofting cottage has been imaginatively extended and brought up-to-date with much care and attention to create the warmest of welcomes. Once parked up on arrival the wonderful setting is immediately evident as the view from the garden out over farmland to Loch Fleet and the sea on the horizon can’t help but captivate even the weariest of travellers.
Inside, the stunning and spacious open plan living area is a very sociable place to spend time. The sea views are shown off further by grand picture windows on two sides and a telescope is set up for a closer look or simply to see what wildlife can be spotted. Glass doors head out to the patio dining area where atmospheric lighting makes it just as inviting in the evenings as it is during the daytime.
Those who love cooking will find themselves spoilt here as everything required is provided as well as a huge range cooker that has 7 different burners and 3 ovens to make light work of the family roast dinner. A handy shower room is also on this level and a single bedroom that is available by arrangement (at an additional charge) if preferred. The snug, which has its own wood-burning stove set in a lovely stone feature fireplace, provides a cosy hideaway to escape to for peace and quiet if need be and there is the added luxury of oil-fired underfloor heating.
Upstairs, attractive double and twin bedrooms can be found along with the delightful master double room that has been positioned to showcase the best views in the house from its glass gable end. It really is quite the way to wake up in the morning! As well as the shower room downstairs there is the choice of the bathroom with a bath and separate shower up by the bedrooms. Admire the seascape whilst dining on the patio that has a large lawn alongside which children and pets will enjoy taking over. Once the main gate is shut the garden is enclosed with a generous parking/turning area and the soothing sound of birds chirping in the trees.
Whilst touring around the area it is a good chance to stop off at the Trentham Hotel (1 mile) to try some tasty food in its restaurant. The Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (1 mile) has trails leading around the tidal basin and wildlife hides overlooking the loch for an excellent look at the resident birdlife (including ospreys), otters and seals without disturbing them.
Pop along to Dornoch (4 miles) for a wander around the town’s collection of interesting shops before heading to the lovely beach for a seaside stroll. The long stretch of sand seems to go on forever and when the tide is out, it is the perfect time to have a poke around the rockpools.
Dornoch is also home to the Royal Dornoch golf course, where the impressive 18 hole championship links course is known as an absolute ‘must play’ and there is also the choice of the Struie links course that offers 18 holes for those with higher handicaps.
Anyone who prefers getting out and about on two wheels will want to tackle the four waymarked, graded Highland Wildcat mountain biking trails near Golspie (7.5 miles). Near Golspie the magnificent, turreted Dunrobin Castle and its gorgeous gardens are a great place to spend an afternoon walking the grounds, taking in a falconry display or joining a fascinating tour of the castle’s interior.
It is worth the drive down to Cromarty (46 miles) for one of Eco Ventures’ thrilling wildlife watching boat trips from which dolphins can be seen out in the Moray Firth. There is even a hydrophone onboard so it is possible to hear the charming sounds they make as they enjoy their natural habitat.
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Open plan living area with Smart TV, CD player, iPod docking station, wood-burning stove, Richmond dual-fuel range with 3 ovens, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, microwave, etc
Snug with Smart TV, DVD/Blu Ray and wood-burning stove
Single bedroom (available by arrangement at an additional charge)
Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
- Extra Study/bedroom
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED (not inclusive of electric car charging). Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium, 2 small). 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).
From 01/12/2023 to 04/12/2023
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 15/12/2023 to 18/12/2023
From 12/01/2024 to 15/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 02/04/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 08/12/2023 to 11/12/2023
From 04/10/2024 to 07/10/2024
From 25/10/2024 to 28/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 20/12/2023 to 23/12/2023
From 27/12/2023 to 30/12/2023
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£995.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£1,395.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£1,395.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 02 Feb 2024||£995.00|
|03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024||£1,150.00|
|30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024||£1,250.00|
|20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024||£1,150.00|
|04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024||£1,250.00|
|25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024||£1,450.00|
|01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024||£1,250.00|
|22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024||£1,450.00|
|20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024||£1,550.00|
|24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024||£1,250.00|
|14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024||£1,150.00|
|05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024||£1,250.00|
|26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£995.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£1,450.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£1,550.00|
|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.
'A fabulous stay in this stunning location. Having stayed in many other 'Unique' locations this one had to be the best so far! Very stylish and comfortable, wonderful base for exploring the area.'