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Rowan House

Bonar Bridge, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1053530)


(8 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Hot tub
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "What an amazing house, perfect place for an excellent family holiday , house was immaculate and had everything we needed."

    Hot tub was excellent and grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. My granddaughter also loved feeding the red squirrels and ducks. Rupert the owner of the property was very helpful and informative of the area. We were a party of 10 and everyone of us are looking forward to returning next year. 1st Class.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "What an amazing place to spend Christmas with the extended family."

    Rupert very kindly had decorated the house for Christmas including a 13ft Christmas tree. Stunning house, great garden and a gorgeous setting, would love to come back in the summer months and explore the area further. Only one critisism is that there is only one shower cubicle with the other showers over bath but we coped with that. Thanks Rupert and family for a lovely holiday.

    Many thanks for your comments and we are thrilled you had a super time. We will be replacing the roll top bath in the middle bathroom with a large walk in shower, to enhance guest experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JDec 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Rowan House, plenty of space for everyone ."

    Rupert was very helpful with things to do and see . Garden and views are beautiful. Enjoyed feeding the squirrels, watching the ducks and even spotted an otter several times , quite exciting for all! Plenty of everything in the house with lovely welcoming treats . Hope to return.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "Beautiful and well equipped house in lovely surroundings."

    Perhaps another enclosed shower would be useful as the baths were quite high for an older person to use. The bonus for us was seeing red squirrels and also a stag which came strolling by one morning.

    Thank you for your feedback. We will be replacing the roll top bath in the middle bathroom with a large walk in shower, to improve the guest experience. We are glad you also saw the local wildlife. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2021

  • "Amazing home."

    Great location, spotlessly clean, nicely decorated, nice sized bedrooms with great views of the surroundings. Mattresses on the beds were a little uncomfortable, and only 1 proper shower (+ 2 showers over baths with no curtains) but otherwise very well equipped for a wonderful holiday for up to 10 people. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback and we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at Rowan Cottage and appreciated the beautiful surroundings. We're committed to making sure the property is kept at the highest possible standard and were disappointed to hear the beds were not to your liking. Any feedback on which bed you refer to is always welcome. We have spoken to other guests who have given positive feedback for the beds and the mattresses were newly purchased last year after researching the options and selected based on the most popular choice by customers. Thank you for your feedback. We will also be replacing the roll top bath in the middle bathroom with a large walk in shower, to improve the guest experience Property Owner

    Reviewed by HarrySep 2021

  • "This house is really high standard, they had the extra touches that make it so much better, dishwashers and laundry tablets, bin bags,pegs etc it just makes it so much easier."

    Rupert was so helpful and we loved watching the ducks, red squirrel, woodpecker and all other birds .It was good area to visit places with spectacular views and roads especially the one through to Kylesku. We’d 100% recommend this house.

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2021

  • "Rowan House is in a beautiful location with stunning countryside and wonderful wildlife all around."

    We enjoyed watching the ducks and squirrels in the garden grounds every morning. Our dogs loved the miles of forestry walks bordering the house. Facilities nearby were great, I could even buy Gluten Free goods at the local Ardgay Stores, with the nearby Asda being a short hop to Tain. During our week we enjoyed Gold Panning at Kildonan and fossil hunting at Helmsdale and stunning beach walks at Dornoch. The owners son also gave me lessons on trout fishing, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Overall, we had a wonderful week at Rowan House and would recommend this location for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2021

  • "A wonderful house with excellent facilities in a fabulous location."

    Beautiful, huge garden with ponds, amazing birdlife, and visiting red squirrels and the occasional deer. The surrounding countryside is inviting with great access to inland walks and beaches on east and west coast. The house is large and very friendly, with lovely sitting rooms (plus fireplaces), big bedrooms and bathrooms, a well appointed and easy-to-use kitchen, a useful boot-room, and splendid bookshelves. We were a party aged 8 to 80-plus, and we all had a fun, memorable and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by CynthiaMay 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite double walk-in shower, basin and WC, 3 x super-king size (zip/link can be twins on request), 1 x super king-size
  • 1 x bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, large walk in shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x bathroom with large walk in shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x cloakrooms, Kitchen, Utility room, Dining room, Sitting room and Snug.
  • Oil central heating with 2 x open fires
  • Range cooker and ceramic hob, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezer, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 10 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • 7-acre garden and woodland with seating area with garden furniture
  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Barbecue and two ornamental ponds
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: Please supervise children and pets around the ponds
  • Shop 6 miles, there is a seasonal pub 1.5 mile walk away with main pubs in Bonar Bridge 6 miles away
  • Note: Please contact the owner for more details regarding fishing in the area
  • Note: Check-in is from 6pm and check-out is by 10am
  • Note: on occasion there may be someone on site, to maintain the gardens and feed the squirrels.

The property

Bonar Bridge 6 miles.

Set back from a quiet, single-track road in the Northern Highlands of Scotland, is this detached spacious property, Rowan House.

Wrapped in 7 acres of serene gardens and natural...

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About the location


Dornoch 13 miles; Inverness 37 miles.

Bonar Bridge sits on an ancient fording point across the estuary that leads into the Dornoch Firth and dates from pre-historic times. Originally a ferry crossing and a fording point for cattle drovers, the first bridge was engineered by Thomas Telford and completed in 1812. Nearby historic Croick Church witnessed the Highland Clearances in the mid nineteenth century and messages scratched onto the windows of the church at the time are still visible today. Bonar Bridge is ideally placed to explore this region of Scotland. The Royal Burgh of Dornoch with its beaches and famous golf course is close at hand. The Falls Of Shin visitor centre with its waterfall, viewing platform, salmon leap, forest walks and restaurant is a half an hour’s drive. Salmon fishing and deer stalking are available locally and there is a spectacular range of flora and fauna to enjoy including buzzards, osprey, grey seals and golden eagles nearby.

Note: on occasion there may be someone on site, to maintain the gardens and feed the squirrels.

This property does not accept Stags / Hens or similar same sex parties - please enquire with reservations for group bookings.

Note: Owner has asked the he does require at least 48 hours notice for bookings please.

Please kindly note; if you have an electrical vehicle and are looking to use the property's electrical supply, you are to please contact the Owner directly first before doing so.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas