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Kestrel Cottage

Rogart, Near Dornoch, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1058849)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • 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

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Quite simply the most idyllic cottage we’ve ever been to, everything was ..."

    Quite simply the most idyllic cottage we’ve ever been to, everything was perfect and set with the backdrop of the magnificent Scottish highlands it is hard to imagine a more perfect experience

    Reviewed by JosephineJan 2022

  • "Truely amazing cottage and place!"

    Mackie and his wife were great hosts and gave us some great tips for trips

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage with everything thought of that you could need."

    Mackie also provided some great recommendations of things to do whilst there which made the stay even better. Our faves were: Durness beach, walk up to "The Mannie", walk along the beach from Brora to a beachfront waterfall and seeing the grey seal colony there too, Ynot cafe in Thurso, seafood shack at Dornoch beach, The Pier cafe at Lairg, Balblair woods and Loch Fleet..... But most of all....... The Views!!!!!!!! Couldn't recommend the area or the cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by ZuzkaJun 2021

  • "Kestrel cottage was absolutely fantastic."

    Finished to the highest standard and spotlessly clean. Mackie, Eimear and their family and friendly, welcoming, informative and fantastic host’s. Will definitely be returning to this magnificent cottage in the most majestic part of our beautiful country

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2021

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The property

Enjoying a beautiful and peaceful location within the Scottish Highlands, within the rural hamlet of Rhilochan, you will find this detached croft cottage.

Finished to a very high standard, Kestrel Cottage offers a heart-warming base for families or couples to call home while they explore the rugged beauty of North Scotland.

Step inside and you’ll immediately sense the character of this cottage, emphasised through the flagstone flooring and exposed stonework, offering a pleasant base to return to each evening.

Benefitting from an open-plan aspect and underfloor heating, at one end of the ground floor rests a snug sitting area where you can relax after a day of walking, whilst to the other lies a farmhouse-style kitchen, perfect for preparing your home-cooked meals.

On a cold evening, get the feature fireplace roaring and keep the chef company whilst they learn the ins and outs of the kitchen.

Gather at the dining table, taking a moment to appreciate a well-deserved getaway with your loved ones.

As you tire, climb the open tread feature staircase to the bedrooms, both of which offer sumptuous king-size beds and en-suite shower rooms.

Enjoy a soothing soak in the freestanding bath before climbing into bed and dreaming about the next wild adventure.

Continuing to impress, the master bedroom provides access to a raised decking where you enjoy a drink whilst the sun sets, or take yourself to the private hot tub and enjoy the scene from a warmer temperature.

Get to know your surroundings by venturing into the open countryside or joining the Highland Wild Cat Trails, which have been designed for all levels of experience with different routes suitable for families and novices through to more technical trails for experienced mountain bikers.

Also nearby is the Ben Bhraggie Monument Walk, which offers picturesque views over the coastline on your walk up to the summit.

Take the scenic drive into the village of Golspie, a lovely coastal resort that offers a bustling high street and excellent local amenities, including a number of eateries and a long sandy beach, which provides superb angling opportunities.

Those avid golfers will enjoy a round at the Golspie Golf Club, offering a great mix of links and parkland, while history buffs will be drawn to the Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, an imposing structure with a museum and falconry.

Translating in Gaelic to 'pebbly place', Dornoch is a delightful seaside resort in the North of Scotland, and is just 14 miles away,It is a beautiful town with so much to see and do, it is full of history and culture.

Dornoch is home to a 13th century Cathedral and a majestic castle and has a golf course that was voted the 5th best outside of the U.S.

Aside from the beauty and history, Dornoch has so much to do with a good range of pubs, bars and shops to go around and enjoy at your leisure.

Of course you cannot forget the beautiful sandy Dornoch beach.If you’re looking to escape normal life for a calming retreat to the Scottish Highlands, look no further than Kestrel Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire and underfloor heating downstairs
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, fire wood and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Decked area with hot tub
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.3 miles

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About the location


Golspie 9.5 miles; Brora 14.6 miles.

The small village of Rogart lies in the county of Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. The village is also home to the Rogart Railway station, which has become something of an informal outdoor museum of railway memorabilia. Within the village, there is a convenience store, petrol station, a Parish church and a traditional Scottish pub. The nearby coastal village of Golspie is well worth a visit, offering a long sandy beach, which attracts many visitors in all weather conditions, along with a thriving high street lined with independent businesses, restaurants, pubs and cafés. Rogart makes a charming base for touring this beautiful part of Scotland.

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