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Golspie, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1025399)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was perfect, roomy ,well presented and clean The week flew by and we would recommend anyone who enjoys the outdoor life to stay here."

    We walked tirelessly along the local beaches all empty except for lots of birds and seals A perfect week in a lovely location in a wonderful cottage

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2022

  • "This cottage was perfect!"

    I have been to a lot of cottages and would never have said this was any other cottage.

    Reviewed by AlexandraMar 2022

  • "Great property, modern, well equipped and clean."

    Ideal location for local walks and bike rides. When a problem with the oven arose the owners dealt with it promptly and resolved the issue with no interruption to our holiday. One minor comment for improvement would be more direct lighting over the sink.

    Reviewed by SarahNov 2021

  • "Excellent apartment, spotlessly clean, all mod cons and decorated and furnished to a very high standard."

    Reviewed by JosephOct 2021

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well-equipped apartment."

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2021

  • "Very nice apartment with high quality furnishings and very well equipped everything you need & very comfortable for that home away from home experience."

    Nice little touches and soft furnishings. Great base location for touring the northern highlands. My only negatives which let the property down was the sealant around the bath needs to be replaced and a knob on the oven was broken therefore unable to switch between grill / oven, it seemed to be in grill mode therefore I was unable to use the oven during my stay. The rest of the property is of such high quality, these are just small things that need to be fixed for a perfect luxury stay.

    Thank you so much for the feedback and we are glad you found it well equipped and comfortable. We will be replacing the sealant as soon as we can and the oven has been completely replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2021

  • "Superb location easily accessible to lots of local attractions, great shopping at The Co-Op, especially fresh bakery!"

    Can recommend Trawlers Fish and chips too.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was brilliant."

    If I was to pick fault and it is really being picky there is no dishwasher. This did not in any way spoil our holiday. Golspie is a great base explore the coastal villages and inland. The cottage is close to the village centre and the "Trawler" chip shop is excellent. All the walks are easy to access as are the mountain bike trails. The Ben Bhraggie walk is a bit of a climb but the views from the top on a clear day are stunning. It is encouraging to see that the monument gets no more than a cursory mention in most literature and in no way is highlighted. It's a shame that it has not been removed and returned to the castle where they could erect it in the forest somewhere. It would then no longer be a blot on the landscape. Verdict - Absolutely lovely cottage and beautiful landscape.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Excellent apartment, tastefully refurbished and comfortable."

    Beautiful setting and a good base for exploring. We loved the unusual road signs - Caution, Otters! and Warning - Wild Goats. And we actually saw both. An otter ran across the road just after we saw the sign, and a bearded goat was grazing on the hill. Good fishing on Embo beach, if only the wind had been in the right direction and a bit less strong. One small flounder our only catch! Minor points - we’d have liked waste paper bins in lounge and bedroom, and the cooker would be hugely improved with an induction hob as opposed to the solid hotplates that take ages to heat up and are so difficult to control.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "This was a superb apartment which is situated in a lovely area."

    There were so many homely and thoughtful extras. It was a truly excellent home from home. The walks along the many beaches and forests in the area were Lovely.

    Reviewed by MarjorySep 2020

  • "Tartan is a gorgeous flat, and had everything we needed and more!"

    A well stocked kitchen and a great base for exploring the north.

    Reviewed by NiamhSep 2020

  • "Lovely apartment- warm and comfy and right at the foot of Bhen Bhraggie."

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2020

  • "Lovely locality just on edge of village 5 minute walk away ,turn left for hills ,right to head for beach ."

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, hairdryer, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Scrabble, playing cards and dominoes provided
  • Beach towels, as well as bucket and spades provided
  • High chair and travel cot available at guests own risk
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Storage for bikes, golf clubs etc available at guests own risk
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Courtyard patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property can be booked alongside 'Tweed' [ref 1051513], together sleeping up to 8 guests

The property

Located down a narrow country lane, a short walk from Golspie, in the Scottish Highlands, is this charming ground-floor apartment called Tartan.

Once being the servants’ quarters, Tartan is one of two apartments in this Grade B listed building.

This property has been lovingly renovated to provide a warm and homely base for friends or families looking to escape to the North Sea coast.

Entering through the rear of the property brings you to a small boot room where you can leave your muddy boots and step through to the open-plan living space.

The kitchen is furnished to a high standard and is well equipped with a range of appliances for both cooking and baking equipment.

Gather for an evening meal at the dining table or relax on the comfy sofa and chairs after a long day of sightseeing, and reminisce over the day's events.

The property comes with two well-presented bedrooms, set up as a double and twin, both of which have plenty of storage space and bedside tables and lamps for some late night reading.

There is a family bathroom with an elegant bath and shower over, so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Step outside to discover a small courtyard patio area, complete with a small shed ideal for bike and golf club storage, and garden furniture perfect for enjoying a refreshing drink in the afternoon sun, or your morning coffee and croissants while you plan your day's excursions.

If you fancy a saunter into the centre of Golspie village, you'll find a range of shops and places to eat.

For a spot of history, venture towards the stately home of Dunrobin Castle, the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms.

Golspie has an excellent golf course, with many more slightly further afield to pique any avid golfer's interest.

Within walking distance, you can join the Highland Wild Cat Trails either for mountain biking if you're an adventure seeker, or the more leisurely cycling trail for the young ones.

Also right on your doorstep, is the Ben Bhraggie Monument Walk, which can be accessed directly when you have Tartan as your base, and has amazing views over the coastline on your walk up to and from the summit of the Ben Bhraggie Monument.

Golspie village is a short walk down the hill from Tartan, and offers tennis courts, a bowling green and a swimming pool.

Tartan is the perfect property for a coastal retreat to the Scottish Highlands, with a multitude of activities for you and the family.

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About the location


Brora 6 miles; Dornoch 12 miles;

Golspie lies on the east coast of Sutherland and is an attractive coastal resort with a bustling main street and excellent local services. The village is smart and well kept with pretty stone cottages and many fine buildings. Golspie's lovely long sandy beach attracts many visitors in all weathers and the friendly shops and cafes make everyone feel most welcome. For golfers there is an excellent golf course and just 12 miles south is Dornoch with its world-class golf course and yet another glorious beach! There are some great scenic walks to be enjoyed including one at the 'Big Burn' with its fabulous waterfalls. Just north of the village is Dunrobin Castle with an interesting history and pretty gardens.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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