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Little Girnal

Littleferry, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An attractive, waterside, stone-built property
  • Close to the shore of beautiful Loch Fleet
  • Magnificent vistas out across the water
  • Hill walks, kayaking and wildlife watching
  • River and loch fishing in the area
  • Perfect for distillery visits and playing golf
Property code: CA216

Ideal for a romantic getaway or as an escape for a small party, this beautiful Highland home overlooks Loch Fleet and offers opportunities for walking, fishing and exploring the area.

A former granary owned by The Duke of Sutherland, this picturesque stone cottage sleeps four, and is a stylish home from home for a family or couples’ retreat. With a waterside position and views across Loch Fleet from many of the rooms, and only 5 miles from the largest grand house in the Northern Highlands, the property is a peaceful rural retreat without being too remote.

The interior of the cottage exudes classic country charm, with exposed beams in the lounge, an open fire, and a timeless elegance throughout the décor and soft furnishings. Enter the property after a day of exploration in the wild Scottish countryside and rid yourself of coats and boots. Spread out across a couple of adjoining rooms, the kitchen has everything you need to keep you well-fed and watered during your stay, including two fridges and a wine fridge. Serve dinner in the dining room, where the long table provides more than enough room for lavish meals, and afterwards spreading out maps and guidebooks as you plan for adventures to come. In the lounge, curl up with a dram or hot drink in front of the open fire, and choose a film. If you’re after a bit of peace, then retire with a book to the second sitting room. When you’re ready to rest your head, climb the stairs to the first floor and get cosy in one of the pretty bedrooms. The double even has its own en-suite, so you can enjoy a lazy soak before a good night’s sleep.

The garden has direct access to the Loch’s shoreline. There is garden furniture on the grass for al fresco dining with a stunning uninterrupted view across the water. The garden area is unfenced, so young children must be supervised at all times.

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 ground floor, with bath, hand held shower and WC. 1 first floor, ensuite bath, hand held shower and WC
  • Electric Range oven, microwave, 2 fridges, wine fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fire and wood burner - starter pack of logs included
  • TV with Freeview, CD and DVD
  • Garden furniture
  • Private parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Please be aware that the garden is unfenced with direct access to the shoreline, children must be supervised at all times
  • Shops, restaurants, pubs and train station 3 miles away at Golspie

Loch Fleet is a National Nature Reserve, and there's plenty to do without straying far from the property. Go on a woodland walk, stroll a little way along the shore to the sandy beach at Littleferry, or journey to the opposite shore to discover the ruins of Skelbo Castle (9.5 miles) and admire the view. For a different kind of castle, 5 miles up the road lies the magnificent turrets and spires of Dunrobin Castle where children and adults alike will be swept up in a fairytale. There are state rooms, falconry displays, a Victorian museum and a formal garden, and once the family has been round it all you can tuck into a piece of cake and pick a souvenir from the gift shop. At Dornoch's Historylinks Museum (13 miles) there are exhibitions on local history and interesting artefacts, with dressing up and puzzles to keep kids engaged, and the town also has a cathedral and a lovely beach. Further afield, travel west to Achany Glen for a true Scottish experience: seeing the salmon leap at the Falls of Shin (25.5 miles). With a visitor centre, restaurant, gift shop, trails, and a children's adventure play area, it's a full day out – pack a picnic!

This property is personally managed by Carol.

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Reviewed by S 13th October 2019

Absolutely stunning location!! We had the privilege of being watched by seals as we ate lunch. Brilliant shore teaming with life. Fabulous sandy beach nearby too. Little Girnal is well placed to access Inverness, Lairg, Helmsdale, Ullapool etc. Plenty of choice when eating out. Great dog walks along the cow park beneath Dunrobin Castle. Fully rechaRead morerged, thank you. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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