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Gledfield Gate Lodge

Ardgay, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional gate lodge on Gledfield Estate
  • The perfect Sutherland sanctuary
  • Secluded location, surrounded by nature and wildlife
Property code: CA154

Charming detached cottage sleeping four, just over a mile from the village of Ardgay. A secluded getaway for friends or family keen to explore this sublime corner of Scotland.

This attractive lodge on the Gledfield Estate, near the village of Ardgay, is the perfect base to explore Sutherland and the rest of the Highlands. It is fantastic for walking holidays, with endless hill and river trails in the area, including on the estate itself. The River Carron runs through the estate, offering lovely riverside strolls and fishing. It’s also within easy reach of the coast, with sheltered sandy beaches and a particularly sunny microclimate on the Dornoch Firth. The cottage sleeps four over two bedrooms and has a secure garden, making it an ideal base for young families looking for an active break.

The lodge is cosy and traditional, both inside and out, and has been newly refurbished. It is built all on one floor. There is a spacious living room with an open fire, complete with fireguard, and a choice of sofas and armchairs. It’s a great place to relax with a book for the afternoon or spend a cosy evening. The kitchen/diner is well-equipped, with a family dining table and plenty of food prep space. It is home to an electric double oven and hob, a microwave and coffee maker. There are two bedrooms, one a double and one a twin, and a family bathroom with a shower over the bath.

Outside, there is a safe, enclosed walled garden with lawns and mature shrubs. There is ample parking on the private drive. Plus, there is access to the hill behind the house from the drive.

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.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath and shower over plus WC
  • Electric double oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer
  • Electricity and heating included
  • TV with Freeview and DVD
  • Open fire
  • Limited mobile signal 
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed garden with seating
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops, railway station and post office within 1.5 miles

The village of Ardgay is around 1.5 miles from the lodge. Though small, the village is home to a shop, hair dressers and has its own railway station. It is right on the shore of Dornoch Firth. It's a good place to pick up supplies and to get a feel for the area. On the other side of Dornoch Firth, around 4 miles from the property, is Bonar Bridge, which has its own picturesque golf course, pub, shop and butchers.  

The lodge is a great base for walking, with some stunning trails around the Gledfield Estate, right from the property's front door. There are fantastic local walks across moorland and mountains, and through ancient woodland. It is one of the UK's wildest areas and is a favourite with those who really want to get away from it all.

Around 14 miles away, the town of Dornoch is a popular local seaside resort. It has a huge, soft sandy beach backed by dunes, which is a favourite with both children and adults. The town itself is a great place to spend a day, with some excellent restaurants and pubs. The Royal Dornoch Golf Course, considered one of the world's best, is a must-visit for golf fans.

 

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by D 8th May 2021

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First class cottage, very well equipped and comfortable, extremely clean. Excellent location and very peaceful. Ideal base for touring local area and also permits relatively easy access to west and north coasts.

Reviewed by Peter 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by ROGER 19th September 2020

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Very nice cottage in a lovely secluded location. Some very good walks in the area particularly along the River Carron.

Reviewed by Maureen 12th September 2020

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Lovely surroundings. Perfect for peace and quiet and plenty of nice walks.

Reviewed by Michelle 22nd August 2020

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Overall, this is a lovely cottege which was spotlessly clean. It is quite a distance from anywhere, but that is part of the charm. We took a walk onto the Gledfield Estate but were met by a very rude man who made it perfectly clear that we were not welcome and that "people who rent the gate house should stay in the gate house". Besides that, we hadRead more a lovely week away and visited many places in the beautiful Highlands. Definitely recommended! Hide

Reviewed by Rhona 1st August 2020

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We spent the first week in August at Gledfield and loved every minute of it. This cottage is set in a lovely rural location but is central enough to travel in all directions if you wish although you could easily spend time exploring the great walks close by. The cottage is spotlessly clean and is very well equipped with everything you would need foRead morer your stay. If you have any queries the owner is very happy to help. If youre thinking of booking, please do, youll have a great holiday here! Hide

Reviewed by Douglas 25th July 2020

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It was very clean and well worth the money limited phone signal but was not bothered by it . It was good to have hardly any signal so wee could relax

Reviewed by Kathryn 19th July 2020

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Lovely location for those looking to get away from it all. Well equipped kitchen, comfy beds. Owners made necessary adjustments for Covid-19 but these did not detract from our stay.

Reviewed by John 11th July 2020

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Well presented cottage in a beautiful part of the country. Easy access to the surrounding countryside.

Reviewed by John 21st December 2019

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This was my first visit to the cottage but hopefully wont be my last. It is first class accommodation, which is superbly equipped. It is also very clean and it was an ideal location for my stay.

Reviewed by Martin 19th October 2019

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I have been coming to this cottage for a long time and it is superb. The staff are superb and the cottage is first class.

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Location

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