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Carron Cottage

Ardgay, The Highlands
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous cosy cottage with stunning views over and access to the River Carron
  • Complete with its own sauna in one of the outbuildings
  • Great base for walking and outdoor pursuits
  • Has access to its very own two-rod salmon beat
  • Good access to local golf courses and beaches
  • Light, bright and spacious feel throughout in all of the rooms
Property code: CA060

Beautiful, traditionally-built cottage with fabulous views out onto the River Carron, with a cosy, spacious interior perfect for families or groups of friends.

This picturesque cottage sits in a peaceful setting on the banks of the River Carron, close to the village of Ardgay on the Dornoch Firth. Surrounded by pretty wooded gardens, and with the added luxury of a sauna, it is perfect for either a family seeking a base or a couple looking for a romantic escape for two.

Inside, the rooms are bright and spacious with fresh, clean décor throughout. Tastefully furnished and with all the home comforts you might need, it is a lovely home-from-home for a family holiday in the Highlands.

Downstairs there is a charming, brightly-lit kitchen/diner, well-equipped for creating both family meals or packing picnics ready for a day out. Get together at the dining table for a meal in the evening or enjoy a leisurely breakfast as you plan the day ahead. The sun porch is a lovely spot for a morning coffee, you can sit and enjoy the view across the garden from here. The spacious and welcoming lounge entices you to sink back into one of the comfy leather chairs, thoughtfully arranged around the open fire – perfect for toasting toes after a day out in the fresh air. Also, downstairs there’s a cosy twin room and a handy WC.

Heading upstairs you will find two more bedrooms, a double, another twin, and a family bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC. The bedrooms are bright and welcoming with fresh, crisp bedding and have superb views over the surrounding countryside.

Outside the garden is a delight, with a table and chairs on the gravelled patio. Sit with a drink and relax after a day out exploring and enjoy the sound of the river at the end of the garden or treat yourself by heading into the sauna to unwind and soothe aching limbs.

There is plenty of parking space outside, along with some beautiful local walks and salmon fishing in the river, by arrangement with the owner.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 2 twins
  • 1 bathroom - with bath, separate shower and WC
  • 1 separate WC
  • Double electric Range oven with grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine/dryer
  • Stairgate available upon request
  • Open fire - logs included
  • TV with Sky pay per view (honesty box), DVD player
  • Telephone with an honesty box
  • There is a separate building located in the garden with a sauna, shower room and seating area - this is private for guests of this cottage
  • Fishing is by  prior arrangement and at an additional charge, subject availability
  • Limited mobile reception
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • 1.5 miles to the nearest shops and pub

The pretty village of Ardgay (1 mile) has a local store and café for supplies, and Bonar Bridge (2 miles) has a small selection of restaurants and a pub.

Further afield, the attractive town of Dornoch (15 miles) has a beautiful sandy beach that's ideal for families, as well as the famous golf course and numerous opportunities for sports and activities, from cycling to sailing.

Whisky lovers will enjoy the short, scenic drive along the south side of Dornoch Firth to Glenmorangie (14 miles). Take a distillery tour or enjoy a tasting masterclass of this world-renowned whisky.

The historic town of Tain (15 miles) lies just beyond Glenmorangie. With its impressive architecture, good selection of places to eat and drink, and interesting selection of shops, it is well worth a visit.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Shaun 27th September 2020

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A fantastically appointed cottage in a brilliant location for exploring the highlands. Despite the Covid restrictions the cottage still feels welcoming and comfortable. A great enclosed garden which our dogs loved including investigating the badger/rabbit holes by the trees. The website description should mention that the owners prefer dogs to be kRead moreept in the utility and kitchen as there is a laminated notice in the property when you arrive making this request. Hide

Reviewed by Liz 30th August 2020

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Reviewed by David 26th July 2020

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Reviewed by Lisa 22nd December 2019

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Outstanding holiday cottage, we loved every minute of it. Kitchen fully equipped and I didn't need to take half the bits that I did. The cottage is lovely and warm and the children settled in straight away. Spending Christmas was magical, with beautiful setting. We will definitely return again.

Reviewed by Mr And Mrs Preston May 2019

Amazing beautiful cottage in the most relaxing peaceful place, everything you could possibly want is in the cottage, spotlessly clean, massive rooms, open fire, huge bathroom, huge kitchen, and a great boot room, fantastic sauna, salmon river at the end of a massive dog safe garden, this really is the most gorgeous place to stay, I can honestly sayRead more this is my favourite cottage yet from cottages and castles, in the week we stayed we actually only saw 2 people brilliant!, village has a well stocked shop but no pub in the village but there is in the adjoining one. I just loved this cottage and will book again ASAP, it's just so relaxing here and you can walk out the cottage and walk to see the deer there is about 200 roaming about and the best bit on this estate is there is no livestock which was even better for us as we have 3 Airedale's Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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