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Glenmuir Cottage

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Dornoch, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "A charming cottage , beautifully furnished , comfortable and cosy ."

    Situated in a quiet location but only a few minutes walk to all the amenities of Dornoch . Thoughtful touches by owner, from tissues in bedrooms to fresh flower posy , tea tray set and the best welcome pack to greet our arrival . An excellent stay in this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Delia5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely break at the cottage."

    Everything was really good. It is a quiet and peaceful place. It is beautiful in Dornoch.

    Thank you so much for your comments We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday Kind regards Margaret Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is the second time we've stayed in this cottage."

    The location is perfect. The building is lovely as is the garden. So peaceful. The decor is very tasteful with some quality antique furniture. The only two things we would say negatively: the fridge is too small to accommodate a week's worth of shopping. The nearest supermarket is ten miles away so we wanted to stock up. Not possible. Perhaps an extra fridge could be accommodated in the hall cupboard where the washing machine is? The second issue is more challenging to fix! The sloping ceilings in the bedrooms. You have to be constantly on alert not to bang your head as you get in and out of bed or inch gingerly towards the bedside tables. Perhaps painting these parts of the ceiling bright colours? I think people with physical limitations might struggle here. Other than that, a wonderful place for a quiet, relaxing holiday near the centre of beautiful Dornoch. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Lyn4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, found just as described."

    Superb location too; quiet, yet within literally 2 minutes walk from the centre of the village.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0May 2023

  • "It is a beautiful, comfortable cottage in an ideal location."

    We enjoyed our holiday immensely.

    Thank you, I’m glad that you had an enjoyable week Regards Margaret Property Owner

    Reviewed by Seonaid5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another fantastic week in Dornoch in this beautiful cottage."

    We have used this one before and most certainly will again. It is just perfect. Beautiful inside, great garden and perfect location.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacquie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday."

    The cottage we couldn’t fault it had everything for our stay. 10/10

    Thank you , I’m glad that you enjoyed your holiday and the cottage. Best wishes Margaret Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Everything was excellent."

    You should explain the bathroom situation in your listing. I was told there was a "shower" closet" and was imaging a 3' x 3' bathroom. The bathroom was fine and the half bath downstairs a bonus versus explanation. Appreciated the goodie basket.

    Thank you for your comment I will look at the wording on the listing Best wishes Margaret Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason4.7May 2022

  • "Glenmuir Cottage looked lovely on the website but it exceeded our expectations."

    I'm picky, but could find nothing wrong, big or small. It is a beautiful, well appointed, tastefully decorated, cosy yet elegant house. Everything has been thought of for comfort and convenience. The location is very quiet yet central. The garden is lovely. The parking space is very handy. We will definitely book again. Thanks to the owner.

    Thank you so much for your positive comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0May 2022

  • "High quality accommodation, well-equipped and very comfortable."

    Perfect location.

    Thank you for your kind comments I’m glad that you enjoyed your time in Dornoch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wesley5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, clean, cozy and one of the best stocked places we have rented."

    The owners have pretty much thought of everything, down to torches and extra long matches and there were plenty of cleaning and sanitising products provided. Oh and of course a corkscrew!! The welcome hamper was much appreciated and enabled us to make a cuppa immediately on arrival rather than having to unpack first! The garden is a sun trap and we managed our morning coffee out there a couple of days, not bad for early March! Our bed was extremely comfortable and there was plenty of extra bedding and pillows if required. The shower was decent and the huge heated towel rail meant your massive bath towels (they really were huge!) were toasty warm for you when you got out! Personally, we would have preferred a full sized ironing board rather than the table top one provided but it was in good condition and the iron worked very well and had a nice clean sole plate which hasn’t always been the case in some places we’ve rented. We didn’t use the living room at all, preferring to sit in the comfy chairs by the kitchen windows in the evenings just reading, snoozing and enjoying the odd wee dram! There was however, a cabinet full of books in the living room as well as a TV and looking at the titles there would have been something suitable for most guests. Location wise, it was lovely to be able to forget about the car some days and just take a walk along the beach or around Dornoch. It’s a beautiful place and the cottage was the perfect base for us. Many thanks.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am glad that you had an enjoyable week and good weather. Kind regards Margaret. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "A comfortable and relaxing holiday base within walking distance of general shops and eating places."

    Reviewed by Wilson5.0Aug 2021

  • "Glenmuir is a lovely cottage, suitable for family groups with a safe enclosed garden."

    Shops, places to eat out and beach are all within easy walking distance. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Felt very quiet and secluded despite being close to town centre and very near the nearest shop and chinese takeaway."

    Despite having taken all cleaning materials we found that these were supplied. Mixed messages in literature about whether double or king size beds and only one pillow per person. Difficult access for larger people down window side of bed... Some banged heads in darkness. These are minor issues in a clean, comfortable, well-furnished and spacious (open plan ground floor) accommodation. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Wilson4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, spacious, well appointed, lots of natural light."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, in a fabulous location."

    Only a 5 minute walk to town centre, with plenty of shops , restaurants And of course the gorgeous beach. Only down point there are no facilities at the beach and not enough parking for disabled people.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2020

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage, and excellent for a winter break."

    The cottage was very well heated, and the heating was on for us arriving. Dornoch was a perfect place to use as a base for walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1x king size bedroom and 1x Twin room with two single beds
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC, ground floor basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Large, lawned garden to the front with seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.3 miles, golf course 0.6 miles, beach 0.9 miles
  • Please note, over the Christmas week ( starting from 22/12 )- the minimum night stay is x5 nights

The property

Glenmuir Cottage is a charming, stone-built property tucked away in the coastal resort of Durnoch, enjoying the rich heritage and wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

This traditional cottage is well-suited to families, couples and groups of friends looking to rest and explore all the wonders this area has to offer, in a town that is full of history and culture.

Make the most of the big outdoors, with its golden beaches, golf courses and historical sights, tied together with stunning landscape scenery, and return to this cosy base nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac, down a single-track lane.

Spend your down time in the sociable open-plan living room and sink into the sofas before the open fire, or gather around the dining table for a hearty meal cooked up from the fully appointed kitchen.

When you are fully relaxed and the evening draws to a close, head up the stairs to find two family bedrooms, each with a double and single bed along with ample storage space and sloping ceilings adding character.

Use the large, lawned garden to the front of the cottage for sunny picnics while the kids play on the grass, and unwind with a chilled drink as you discuss your plans for the day ahead.

Dornoch has many local eateries, pubs and shops, as well as the Royal Durnoch golf course, which was voted the fifth best outside of the United States.

Spend a day at the Blue Flag beach with your loved ones, with its sheltering dunes and glistening shores, which are perfect for paddling and swimming.

Alternatively, take a trip up to Dunrobin Castle, for a lovely day out uncovering its hidden treasures and strolling its enchanting gardens.

There is also wildlife watching and cycling in the area and further afield you have the vibrant city of Inverness, with its Old Town, impressive cathedral and so much more to see and do.

This is the ideal getaway for a well-earned break to Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


Inverness 43 miles

Translating in Gaelic to 'pebbly place', Dornoch is a delightful seaside resort in the North of Scotland. It is a beautiful town with so much to see and do and it is a place full of history and culture. Dornoch is home to the 13th century Dornoch Cathedral and directly opposite the cathedral is Dornoch Castle which is now a hotel making it the perfect place to stop off and stay awhile. Dornoch has a golf course that has been voted the fifth best outside of the US so is well worth a visit. No visit to Dornoch is complete without a visit to Dornoch beach situated on the beautiful Dornoch Firth and with its miles of golden sands is a great place for beach walks and activities. Aside from the beauty and history, Dornoch has a great range of shops, galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants to discover and is the perfect place for picking up gifts to take home to loved ones.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter