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The Girnal

Littleferry, The Highlands
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
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

  • Attractive Scottish holiday home overlooking Loch Fleet
  • Converted stone granary offering flexible accommodation
  • Garden with direct access to the loch shoreline
  • Spectacular Highland and waterside views
  • Scenic coastal walks and opportunities for fishing and playing golf
  • Ideal for visiting castles and whisky distilleries
Property code: CA345

With glorious vistas across the loch and Sutherland countryside, this imposing stone property is a perfect retreat for those wishing to enjoy the quiet beauty of Scotland''s breath-taking Highlands.

Sitting right by the shores of Loch Fleet, this former granary was once owned by the Duke of Sutherland. Today it’s an enviable holiday home for families and groups of friends who want to enjoy stylish living on the waterfront. Sleeping 10 guests across five bedrooms, this charming lochside property is perfectly placed to spot wildlife and to explore the surrounding region of Sutherland and it’s abundant Scottish charms.

Step into the property entrance where a warm welcome awaits in this charming abode where you can enjoy the comforts of traditional country style in relaxed pastels and clean, crisp hues, with enviable garden and lake views from all sides of the property. Culinary Kings and Queens will love the kitchen which runs across two adjoining rooms - perfect for food preparation and cookery space when creating feasts for your mighty clan! There are two living room spaces where guests can spread out on the ground floor - perfect for families as teenagers can scuttle off to enjoy their own den in the evenings while the grown-ups can curl up on the sofas and catch up on the day, perhaps with a smooth single Malt in hand to match the cosy ambience of the open fire after a busy day out. The kitchen is well-equipped for family meals to enjoy in the dining room, and guests will appreciate the convenience of a ground floor bathroom, a utility room, and a separate WC. As sleepy-heads start to nod, head upstairs to find the bright and airy bedrooms, each inducing slumber with the sound of the loch water lapping on the shore, and the promise of wonderful waterfront views to look out on as you stretch out and make plans for the day.

There are two double bedrooms (one en-suite), a twin bedroom, and two king-size bedrooms with zip-and-link beds which can be adapted to twins by prior request. There are also two convenient shower rooms on this floor.

Spot abundant wildlife from inside and outside the property. There’s a spacious garden surrounding the property for guests to enjoy, be mindful with wee bairns as its unfenced and slopes down to the shores of the loch. You’ll find it hard to tear yourself away from this peaceful retreat, though the inspiring setting is perfect for some stargazing and creative day trip plans in the magnificent region. Parking is available for guests and you’ll shops, a pub, and village amenities in the nearby village of Golspie (3 miles), which also has a convenient train station and taxi service if you want to leave the car behind on night’s out. There’ also a supermarket, leisure amenities and a beach in Tain (20 miles).

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.

  • 5 bedrooms – 2 doubles, 2 zip-and-link king-sizes and 1 twin
  • 4 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath and hand held shower, 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, hand held shower and WC, 2 shower rooms with WCs
  • Electric Range oven, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, wine fridge, dishwasher, washing machine tumble dryer
  • Open fire and wood burner - starter pack of fuel included
  • Flat screen TV/DVD with Freeview in lounge
  • CD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden furniture
  • Private parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • The garden is unfenced with direct access to the shoreline - please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Fishing available by separate arrangement
  • Shops, restaurants, pubs and train station 3 miles away at Golspie

Set in a designated nature reserve area, nature-lovers will love the abundance of wildlife and marine life by the loch, from dolphins to pine martins and roe deer. Seasoned walkers are spoilt for choice too; head to Golspie village and seaside resort (3.5 miles) where you can take a challenging hike aloft Ben Bhraggie, or try the shorter 1.7 mile Big Burn Walk, while leads from the village over footbridges in a magnificent gorge and towards a picture-perfect waterfall. Tee off at Golspie golf club (2.5 miles), or Tain golf club (20 miles); both Golspie and Tain have beaches to enjoy and indoor swimming pools, handy for dreich days. There's also a variety of mountain bike trails to suit all levels in the village, from family-friendly routes to high octane descents from the summit of Ben Bhraggie. On calmer days, and in sunnier weather, head to family-friendly Loch Brora (11 miles) which offers boat hire and kayaking fun. Explore Alba's historic abodes - a regional favourite is the French chateaux-style Dunrobin Castle (4.5 miles), continuously occupied by the Earls and (later) the Dukes of Sutherland since the 1300s - today visitors can enjoy its magnificent architecture and the 19th-century gardens inspired by the Palace of Versailles. Dornoch Cathedral is also nearby (13 miles), the original seat of the Bishop of Caithness with a 13th-century heritage, and alongside the medieval Dornoch Castle.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

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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.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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