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The Decoy

Dornoch, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 954714)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • “The chalet was excellent.”

    Good position, quiet location and spotlessly clean. Felt very safe as far as Covid is concerned, all precautions taken by owners. Would go back without any hesitation.

    Good position, quiet location and spotlessly clean. Felt very safe as far as Covid is concerned, all precautions taken by owners. Would go back without any hesitation.

    - Mr Johnstone, October 2021

The property

A traditional, homely wooden cabin near Dornoch in Scotland.

The cosy living and beautiful location make this cabin perfect for a family break in the north of Scotland.

The open plan living area in The Decoy is warming and cosy, complete with rustic wooden furnishings as well as comfortable seating, TV, radio and a woodburning stove to make it that extra bit welcoming.

The kitchen is also predominantly wooden with some vintage-looking fixtures and fittings adding a real nostalgia to the cabin.

To the back of the cabin is two cosy and warming bedrooms as well as a shower room.

Outside of The Decoy to the front is a delightful decking area with furniture and views to the surrounding trees and scenery, the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee.

The seaside resort of Dornoch sits under 2 miles away, it is an incredible town offering everything you need from shops, cafes, delis and restaurants to a castle, golf course and a beach, it really does have something for everybody.

Enjoy a spot of whisky and gin tasting, or discover gift, art and antique shops.

Nearby Embo is home to a children's play park, tennis courts and an indoor pool.

There are three stunning beaches within a two mile radius of the chalet, as well as forest walks.

An easy drive takes you to Golspie where you can visit the stunning Dunrobin Castle with its falconry displays.

Dornoch is in a fairly secluded location, however the stunning city of Inverness is just over 40 miles south and if you really want you could visit the world famous John o'Groats, the most northern point of the U.K is just over 70 miles away.

The Decoy is one of a number of individually owned Norwegian chalets set in 5 acres of privately owned Scots pine woodland.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with a triple bunks (double below, single on top)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, HDTV, WiFi, radio, iPod dock
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels rent
  • Beach towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front decking with furniture and lawn
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Single bunk bed is only suitable for a child
  • Note: Max 4 adults
  • Note: Property is near a country road and some noise may be heard.

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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, 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.

Note: Max 4 adults

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas