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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

  • Attractive single-storey gate lodge on Gledfield Estate
  • Good sized walled garden laid to lawn
  • Myriad hill and river walks available in the area
  • Perfect base for exploring Sutherland and the Moray Firth
  • Discover majestic Dunrobin Castle
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.


This property is personally managed by Carol.


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Reviewed by John 21st December 2019

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

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.

Reviewed by Mrs Spence May 2019

3rd year staying at Gledfield Gate Lodge so we must like it ! First class accommodation, well equipped and beautifully clean. Very peaceful and, being central with good access to other places, a good base to explore the area - not that we need to as we've been visiting the general area for the last 20+years ! Compliments also to Nancy Macpherson, wRead moreho's always on hand to deal with any minor queries and is very helpful. All in all, an excellent cottage. Hide

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