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Rowan House

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

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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 woodland and boasting five bedrooms, this is an excellent retreat for friends, family or a group of travellers looking to explore this rural part of Scotland.

After parking up in the spacious driveway with room for ten cars, enter into the grand reception hallway, complete with wooden flooring and an impressive galleried landing that wraps around the first floor.

With the choice of two sitting rooms, both with open fires, there’s plenty of space for everyone to unwind after a tiring day walking the high fells of North Scotland.

In the kitchen there is a range cooker, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and television leading to a large utility area with extra toilet and washer/dryer, fridge and fridge/freezer.

The kitchen also has a dining area which has French doors leading to the garden and also a separate dining room for those family mealtimes.

All the bedrooms can be found upstairs and include an impressive range of layouts, including the master bedroom with super-king size double bed, fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room with double walk-in shower as well as an extra super-king size double bedroom.

There are also three bedrooms which can the option of being super king-size doubles or twin beds, serviced by two elegant bathrooms with freestanding roll-top baths – perfect for a relaxing soak one evening.

Summertime is a true delight at this Scottish cottage, with 7 acres of fine gardens and woodland to relish in with a path leading to the forest track with plenty of nice walks to enjoy, plus outdoor furniture, seating and a barbecue to make the most of.

There is plenty of wildlife to see around the property, with red squirrels, which can be seen close to the property, they feed on the three feeders, as well as pine martens and a badger; otters can be seen occasionally near the ponds, as well as ospreys, sea eagles, golden eagles and other exotic wildlife to be seen.

The local area is steeped in history, with a wide selection of castles and is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with several cycling, kayaking, fishing and walking opportunities.

For fishing enthusiasts a 5 minute walk takes you to Rowan houses own stretch of river, where you can enjoy trout and salmon fishing.

For picking up any essentials, the village of Bonar Bridge offers the closest convenience store, along with a good selection of shops to browse including a high quality butchers, a Spar shop/ bakery, hardware shop and a doctors surgery.

Turning left from the drive, you'll be able to get to the coast, and join the North Coast 500 route for some of the best landscapes in the world.

Whether you choose to head to the far north and explore Cape Wrath or stay closer to home, there are always places to visit and things to do in this picturesque part of the Highlands.

Consider Rowan House for a memorable break to Northern Scotland, whatever time of year.


  • 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
  • 2 x bathroom with roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x cloakrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • 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, garden furniture, 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

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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