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The Big Barn

Dundonnell, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1021526)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

14 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable with good facilities and location."

    Thank you Judith, glad you enjoyed your stay despite the weather Property Owner

    Reviewed by JudithJan 2022

  • "Sykes had not updated info on their website that barn had been converted from 2 into 1 bedroom."

    Fortunately, this was not a problem for me on this occasion but Sykes completely failed to communicate with me after my booking and taking my money. Only learned this 2 days before departure from the owner. Communication with the owner was excellent. Great location & good use of a small place.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2021

  • "Having had a wonderful 2 week stay at The Big Barn I have already booked again for next year!"

    The Big Barn is light and airy, very comfortable and super clean. The views from the bedroom area wonderful and the bed is super comfortable. It’s position is perfect and so close to the jetty, I was out paddleboarding with seals and otters all the time. With fabulous mountains in the other direction who could ask for more!

    Reviewed by ElayneJul 2021

  • "We stayed in the big barn for two nights and it was an excellent base for exploring."

    The scenery is stunning and the view from the bedroom window is gorgeous. The barn was spotlessly clean and milk, eggs and butter had kindly been provided. We found the barn to be quite warm at night even with none of the heaters on so slept with the windows open. The big barn kindly accepts dogs which was a necessity for us however he was not a fan of the spiral staircase and we had to carry him up and down these, just something to be aware of if anyone has a big dog who wouldn't manage the stairs. Communication was great prior to our arrival and the barn has everything you could need for a short stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by AbbyJun 2021

  • "We just had a lovely week in the big barn."

    It was perfect and very clean. We had everything we needed and the surroundings were magic. The views from the bedroom are amazing. We would have liked to stay for another week

    Reviewed by UrsulaMay 2021

  • "A lovely location and the big barn was extremely comfortable and clean."

    Gael is very friendly and helpful and we particularly liked the bread left in the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2020

  • "The Barn was very clean with everything that you could need in a beautiful location."

    If your looking to get away from it all this is the ideal place to go.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2020

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a quiet remote location, spotlessly clean on arrival."

    Only negative is the low ceiling over the beds, this is apparent from the photos so was not a surprise but could cause some unexpected bumps to the head!

    Reviewed by StuartOct 2020

  • "Hello panda for stay at the big barn it was well equipped comfortable beds and ..."

    Hello panda for stay at the big barn it was well equipped comfortable beds and fantastic views the only small downside of the spiral staircase being a bit on the old side lol I did struggle a bit but apart from that it was an amazing holiday amazing stay thank you so much

    Reviewed by StephanieSep 2020

  • "Fantastic accomodation, spotlessly clean, facilities inside of a high standard - location of accomodation was superb."

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2020

  • "Wonderful place so clean and everything you need."

    Great place to get away from everything. Fantastic views . Warm and cosy .

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "This place felt like a home."

    When I say that, it didn’t feel like someone else’s home, it felt like my home! Just as soon as we arrived we were welcomed by the hosts very friendly dog. We made our way inside, and I just knew it was going to be an enjoyable holiday. The big barn is very bright and modern throughout and with me having a bad back, I did appreciate the supportive bed mattress. Shower was very modern, Kitchen facilities allowed us to cook some nice meals. There was plenty of fridge freezer space for a weeks worth of food for two people, Parking outside was abundant. Don’t let the location fool you. Despite being a long way from the nearest large settlement, the facilities have full internet access with all the YouTube and Netflix you can eat. I do love this corner of Scotland though. It’s got the right mix of mountain and coast. If the mountains are cloaked in cloud, then you often find sunshine on the coast.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2020

  • "Its very remote about 40 minutes away from main town."

    Loads of flies, mosquitos and midges got bitten every night not sure why as no flying bugs in bedroom. Gael was very nice . Didnt like having neighbours so near in Wee barn as they just let there dog roam around so garden not shut off from the others and dog poo not picked up straight away.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "We had a great week at the big barn and were extremely comfortable."

    Facilities were great and location spectacular. Gael the host was lovely and did everything she could to help us out with questions we had about the local area. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AidanFeb 2020

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  • 1 x double bedroom with walk-in closet
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview and Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Lawned garden and gravelled area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 12 miles, pub 15 miles
  • Note: No children under the age of 5

The property

Gairloch 22.3 miles.

Nestled in the small village Badluarach, in the Scottish Highlands, is this two-storey, detached barn conversion.

Accessed via a single track road, this property rests in a stunning rural location, benefitting from its close proximity to The Wee Barn and the owner's own home.

This property offers a wealth of character with its timber-clad roof, whilst the inside has been renovated to a high-standard with many contemporary features.

The ground floor offers a large fitted shower room with deluxe fixtures and fittings so you can enjoy a warm soak at the end of a tiring day.

Follow the spiral staircase up to the first floor and discover a large open-plan living space where you can look forward to curling up on the sofa or armchair with your loved ones catching up on the day's events.

The kitchen has a select few appliances which can help you rustle up some delicious meals, to be enjoyed at the breakfast bar with a refreshing glass of wine.

Once the evening draws to a close go to the double bed and get some much needed rest for the days ahead.

Step outside and delight in your own lawned garden and gravelled area to sit out in the morning sun with a cup of tea and a good book.

You can also spend some time at the nearby loch, ideal for some watersporting opportunities or simply enjoy the stunning views of the mountains beyond.

A short drive brings you to the small village of Laide which offers a post office and general store for picking up those last-minutes essentials.

Resting near the majestic coastline, you can enjoy some long scenic walks and cycling opportunities.

Make sure you visit the nearby town of Ullapool, which is also within reach of the thriving city of Inverness boasting many local attractions including its famous historic castle and more amenities.

A charming barn conversion for a couple to enjoy in the stunning Scottish Highlands.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 980477, together they can sleep four people.

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About the location


Ullapool 30 miles; Gairloch 30 miles.

Sheltering beneath the massive mountain range of An Teallach, with superb views down Little Loch Broom, Dundonnell in Wester Ross is in one of the finest holiday areas in Scotland - even a short visit will reveal its many different and beautiful faces. Situated 30 miles from both Gairloch and Ullapool, this part of the west coast has many features that make it a great holiday destination; mountains to climb, open spaces to walk, wildlife to observe, clean and accessible sandy beaches, boat trips to the Summer Isles and Chiants and snorkelling and scuba diving off the nearby Summer Isles just to mention a few. There is so much on offer within a short distance of the Dundonnell area, which covers the communities of Dundonnell, Camusnagaul, Badrallach, Ardessie, Badcaul, Durnamuck, Badluarach and the Scoraig Peninsula, accessible by boat and by walking along a narrow track from Badrallach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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