- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
53 Customer Reviews
"This was a wonderful cottage and had everything needed for a great stay however the mattress in the master bedroom needs replacing."
Sagging terribly and left me very sore in the morning. Had to move to one of the smaller bedrooms. The springs in the mattress were totally collapsed. I liked the fact that the cottage was in the countryside where it's quiet. The dog had a great time with the big garden and settled quickly. Great views from the full length windows. The underfloor heating was great as it kept the feet toasty warm. Everything included for a wonderful stay. I would stay here again if I'm in the area
"The Glebe was an amazing,beautiful spacious cottage, very clean and well equipped."
It has big grounds which were beautiful in autumn colours. The bathrooms were so big and very well laid out. The only downside was trying to get use to the trains going past , also there was only one log fire which was in the hall, the sitting room one isn’t functional. All in all a fantastic base to explore the highlands.
"Great holiday at the Glebe, the accommodation is spacious and the layout is great."
The bed was comfy and great to have an en-suite and a dressing room too! The garden is large and would have been perfect for our dog(who we unfortunately we lost after making the booking), The bird feeders attracted a wide variety of birds and it was great to watch them coming and going. The location was good for exploring too.
"Our third visit to The Glebe."
Very friendly owner and a fantastic base to explore the beautiful areas, Close to supermarkets and Tain and a lovely pub around the corner serving fab food. Beaches close by which our dogs loved. Everything you could need for a comfortable stay . We will definately be returning as one of our favourite places.
"An absolutrely amazing property, clean comfortable spacious and well equipped."
Fabulous location. Thank you Colin for your wonderful welcome and assistance during our stay. We will dfinitely be back. A five star property. Great pub just down the road serving a great menu of food.
"We had a lovely stay and had everything we could ever need for when we weren’t out on adventures!"
It was incredibly relaxing and had some amazing views!
"Very spacious bungalow."
Situated in quiet rural location. We loved watching local wildlife in garden and adjoining field, saw deer, fox, badgers, hares, grouse with chick's and kites. Good location for exploring the Black Isles and north coast. Will definitely stay again if in the area.
"This was our second holiday at the Glebe and we hope to visit again."
The house is in such a tranquil setting, set on beautiful, spacious grounds with such peace and quiet, you feel as if you are in a remote location even though the A9 is only a couple of minutes away. The owner Colin was there to meet us and was a friendly, affable host who was always available if needed for anything. The inside of the house is decorated to a high standard which you notice as soon as you step into a spacious hall complete with log burner. The open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room is lovely the kitchen is spacious and as the main cook for the holidays I found everything I needed to prepare meals. There is a large dining table for the family to gather around and comfortable sitting area with TV. There also a larger sitting room where we gathered to watch movies in the evening. Both sitting rooms and the master bedroom have access to the patio. The bedrooms are all comfortable, the master bedroom is very spacious with a comfy king size bed, I loved the spacious dressing room and en suite with a good sized shower. The main bathroom is very spacious with a good sized shower and a fabulous deep, free standing claw foot bath which is amazing(I stocked up on bath bombs to use while there!!) The house has a high standard of cleanliness throughout and also toilet with sink just off the utility room and the large garage has a chest freezer and washing machine. The house really does have anything you require of a holiday home. The surrounding area is lovely we visited Inverness, Dornoch and Tain and recommend the Sandstone Cafe in Dornoch and Platform 1864 in Tain for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and highly recommend The Glebe.
"We had a great time in the Glebe."
Spacious and very well equiped. Especially the master bedroom. The dressingroom was a real bonus. The first week the weather was chilly. But that is no problem in The Glebe, thanks to the perfect underfloor heating. The second week we enjoyed the garden. And if you need anything or if there is a minor problem, Colin is always there to help. We loved the wildlife in the field and the birds by the feeder. We made nice daytrips. There is so much to see. And the A9 on your doorstep makes is easy to get away. You can make nice walks in the area as well. Sometimes a bid steep if you are used flat walks in the Netherlands. The pub is on walking distance with good food. We certainly hope to go back. Two weeks was not enough.
"The Glebe is very spacious with great facilities, superb views and a huge garden."
It’s ideally situated to explore the area, Black Isle, Inverness, Dornoch with its amazing beach, even John O’Groats and Ullapool are easy drives for days out. Colin is on hand if you need anything plus the local pub 5 mins walk does superb food or take outs which you can enjoy back at the Glebe. Loads of wildlife visit the garden, even pheasants and a hare seen daily. Added bonus of a huge garage to store any bikes etc you may bring. Would definitely recommend The Glebe for anyone from less mobile to active the accommodation and area is ideal for everyone.
"Without doubt the finest property we have had the pleasure of staying in over 50 years of travelling around this country."
Stunning does not do justice to this holiday home. To the owners, Thank You.
"We were very happy with the bungalow, it was very spacious & comfortable."
Regarding anything to improve on there are only minor points but It would have been useful to have had a set of sharp knives as there was only one very small one and one other. Staying with a dog we would have preferred the garden to be fully enclosed. An information pack regarding where to put any rubbish / recycling would have been useful. Also any information on the nearest facilities such as supermarkets, doctors, vets & any local points of interest / attractions.
"The cottage was just stunning."
Two lounges, amazing! Lovely location, very peaceful. There was lots of space inside and out, and the garden was just fantastic, we could let our puppy off lead for the first time, she just loved the long grass. We all loved it. We did not want to leave and will be returning. Thank you
"Brilliant host, beautiful quiet location, superb comfort, facilities and space."
My dog wanted to stay - the garden was special. Really first-class host of an outstanding property.
"This is a well-equipped and very comfortable holiday cottage."
We're not sure where the recent feedback about 'looking tired' comes from, because it doesn't!
"Lovely place to spend a relaxing holiday with my family."
The accomodation is beautiful and spaceous, which helped with 4 adults and a dog. The owner was lovely and was on hand when we needed them.
"Like all propertys they all start looking tired and care is not taken to do snagging jobs."
"We had a fantastic stay, the house was very comfortable and beautifully warm."
Loved the induction hob but would have liked a few more pans. The house was in a great position, quiet but still very convenient for the A9, oh and thanks for the plums from the garden, gorgeous.
"This is a lovely property set in the country near Invergordon."
It is very spacious, well appointed and was especially ideal for my elderly parents being on the one level. Only downside was little things like enough toilet paper and lack of kitchen roll. Should we be fortunate enough to come back to the area we would certainly use this property again.
"Gorgeous cottage, perfect for our one week stay."
Super clean, and the glass doors in the living rooms and master bedroom were absolutely incredible. Definitely will be staying again. About a 45 minute drive to inverness
"Loved this cottage, had a great holiday - definitely recommend."
Lots of space inside and beautiful extensive garden with incredible outlook. Our dogs had the best time playing - although note there us no gates on the front of the property so not fully secure although our dogs aren't escapees! Would benefit from a lovely big patio set on the back so you can sit and enjoy the views. Loved the cherries too from the tree in the garden - thanks for telling us to pick some! Would return for sure!
"The Glebe is a fantastic place to be, quiet, comfortable and beautifully furnished."
But I may just be being a little picky about a few things that could be improved on. Not enough little side tables to place your drink on after a long day out. My 90 year old mother found someone's hair rollers on the floor of her bedroom, so the cleaning does not seem to be as scrupulous as it should be. No welcome pack, it's always nice to arrive after a long long journey to find a mixture of local bit's and pieces, tea, coffee and milk, and like most other places, a bottle of wine. No info as what to do with the rubbish, or a visitor's book for your comments. I'm sorry, I do not mean to put anyone off staying at the Glebe, we enjoyed every single minute, and would like to highly recommend this place to stay at. If you are looking for piece and quiet with beautiful country side and hills to drive through, this is certainly the place for you.
"Excellent property with great facilities, just right for us."
Superb location. We had a lovely time. Highly recommended.
"The property was great for space and in a quiet location."
The property location described by Sykes needs amendments. It's actually 30miles from Inverness not 25 and its approx. 6miles from Tain not 15. Site also states pub 5.9miles... No.. there is a pub/Inn about 400mtrs.away! Unfortunately the cleaning could have been better, tables and headboard of the bed needed dusting and the grill rack in the oven needed some serious elbow grease applied before use. The main let down though was the shortage of utensils/crockery in the kitchen considering it is supposed to be for up to 6 people. Why have 3 bread knives which are only good for cutting bread and don't have a cooks/chefs knife at all. There needed to be more pans and larger plates(only 2). Don't get me wrong, it's a nice bungalow in a really quiet and convenient location but for anyone intending to do a lot of self catering, it needs some serious additions to the equipment provided. There were only two of us staying there and we found the shortage of kitchen equipment inconvenient at times.
"We had a great week at The Glebe in April."
A lovely cottage in lovely surroundings. The cottage was lovely and clean and you had everything that you would need. It was so comfortable and welcoming. Our dog loved the garden so big he could get lost in it. A great pub a few minutes walk away and the food was really good. Colin the owner met us at the property and showed us everything we needed to know and said to call him if we needed anything at all, such a lovely welcoming gentleman. All in all a great week away
"Lovely house with huge garden which our dog loved exploring."
Owner Chris very helpful and informative.
"The bungalow is spacious and in a quiet rural location with views down to the Cromarty Firth."
The master bedroom and the bathrooms are huge. the 2 other bedrooms squeeze in a double bed (one has a wardrobe the other only has bedside cabinets.) The kitchen is really spacious and well equipped. WiFi works well as does the Freeview TV. Underfloor heating was good too. You can watch the deer most mornings at breakfast. The Shandwick Inn provides takeaway meals with huge portions and is a 5min walk away. The railway line is next to the house but we never really noticed the trains at all as they pass within a few seconds. Nice walks/drives from the bungalow. Close by were some llamas and emus, and 10mins drive away near Nigg were fields of deer. Shandwick beach is really nice and deserted. Also the drive up to John OGroats and Dunnet Head is really scenic (takes about 2hrs). Slight negatives: coffee table had biscuit crumbs on it and the fridge had milk/cream spillage dried onto the shelf when we arrived and the patio doors/windows didnt look as if they had been cleaned in months so had to clean some myself to appreciate the views better. Also the garden could do with a bit of tidying up so that it reflects the internal appearance of the bungalow. All in all - a nice quiet place to get away from it all and explore the Highlands.
"Fantastic Bangalow with superb views."
Larger then average place. Perfect host. Pub 5 minutes walk we are there most nights. Bring a torch to walk there. There is a train next to the house. But you barely notice it. If in the area would definitely stay there again.
"Lovely property in a great quiet location."
.had all the facilities needed for a great week away...thanks Colin for showing us how to use the cooker as only ever used a gas hob before would've been lost otherwise... Shandwick Inn within walking distance and the food is fabulous.... Will definitely stay again when in the area ...
"Lovely property in a relaxing area."
Beautiful vistas - even saw a deer out the window one day. Good having 2 areas for entertaining when you have a full house. Nice and cosy and well equipped. Plenty of seating for every occasion. Hope to revisit.
"Beautiful spacious cottage, one of the nicest we have stayed in."
The owner was there to welcome us and explain a few details like how to use the cooker, to help us settle in quickly. Loved the luxury of a dressing room and the large bed was very comfy. This cottage was well equipped for the two of us, but we did think that it could have done with more crockery and cutlery if it was going to sleep the 6 it was designed for. The cottage was well placed to explore the north of Scotland. We even headed up to John O'Groats on one day and visited the Queen Mother's Mey Castle. It was also only 90 minutes to cross to the west, which we did on one occasion to head up Stac Pollaidh for stunning views and to explore this exceptionally beautiful area, especially the coastal road to Lochinver. More locally we climbed Ben Wyvis, a beautiful and relatively easy Munro, and enjoyed exploring Cromarty, Dornoch, Dunrobin Castle and watched dolphins from Chanonry Point. A lovely week.
"The Glebe was a perfect location for us to tour the NC500 and it has bags of space."
Information leading yo to arrival was spot on. The Shandwick Inn was great for food and only a few mins walk from the property. Our constructive criticism, for a premium price cottage, is that it needs some TLC and small touches to match the premium price. Some examples: - bath towels that are thin and don’t even wrap around you - pillows on bed were wafer thin - booked for 5 adults but only 4 outside chairs of very average quality - no guide for operating some of the amenities - no guide book re local places to visit etc - no welcome pack ( milk, bread, etc) which we have found on most self catering places - wall outside has numerous loose bricks On there own, small things but we are judging this on the price paid in comparisons to other places we have stayed this year alone.
"The property is very spacious and comfortable."
We particularly enjoyed breakfast outside on the large patio where there is a lovely view. It is obviously furnished with holiday makers in mind. It makes a perfect base for exploring the Highlands. Beautiful!
"A fantastic base to explore a beautiful part of Scotland."
The Glebe is a very spacious, comfortable and lovely place to stay. Gardens are huge which our pet loved to run around in. The Shandwick pub is just around the corner serving excellent meals. Highly recommended.
"We would highly recommend The Glebe."
It was an amazing house in a fabulous location. We knew whenever we arrived that we'd be sad to leave. There is a lovely pub just a few hundred yards along the road. You can eat in or order and collect. Food is fab and huge portions. Location is peaceful, with lots of birds & wildlife visiting the garden. We have never felt so comfortable and relaxed in a holiday. Even our dog was chilled out! Thank you Colin & Hilary for a lovely welcome and a fantastic home to spend our week in. Top class. Xx
"This is our 2nd time at the glebe and as before we were not disappointed this is a stunning property 5 mile from the Village of Tain set in a large secluded spot in the small town of Easter Logie the bungalow has all the amenities you could ever need like a home from home with a local pub some 3 minute walk which serves 1st class locally produced food and beer ."
The Glebe is ideally situated for day trips to some of the towns lochs and castles in the area a great base for exploring ..
"Lovely spacious , property."
Finished to a very high standard , equipped with everything you may possibly need . Garage was very helpful for our vehicles. Deer I. The surrounding area was a treat .
"The Glebe is a lovely property set in beautiful surroundings."
It's in a very peaceful position (although there is a train line close by - this said it is not a busy line and you hardly notice trains going by). There is a good restaurant in walking distance and there are supermarkets within an approx 10 minute drive. The property was very clean and well equipped. It is a large bungalow with plenty of space to relax in - couldn't fault it.
"I have used sykescottages a few times this place is something else, the pictures do not do it justice it’s size and location are quite amazing."
Although it’s rural it’s also just off the A9 and when I booked I didn’t realise there is a pub and restaurant 350yrds away. Would I return yes would I recommend without a shadow of doubt we had a 13 and 14 yr old with us they even loved it if you come explore we did Inverness, lochness,Ullapool,Thurso,John o groats,wick and dornoch beech we have been spoilt before with other places Plymouth, Yorkshire and Cornwall but this place is the best so far Scotland is beautiful I know it’s far up north over 350 miles for us but worth it.......
"Great property, very comfortable and spacious."
Good location quiet but not too far from local amenities. We will definitely be returning.
"Stayed there for a week november 23rd had a fantastic time cottage was beautiful."
Pub was a five min walk with fantastic food all made with local produce cottage is a ideal base for touring all over the Black Isle will definetley return again.
"Holiday house was beautiful with fantastic surroundings."
Pub with great food was just along the road from the property and Tain and Invergordon was 5 miles either way with plenty of shops and takeaways. Just a small whinge - the only thing that could better the holiday would be a welcome pack as there was no tea, coffee or milk but otherwise it was perfect.
"Information not accurate about how far the nearest pub is It is just 5 minutes ..."
Information not accurate about how far the nearest pub is It is just 5 minutes walk away from the property which was a bonus Property was very good and well equipped although we did need to buy a casserole dish as nothing there was suitable for the meal we were cooking Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely book The Glebe again
"This is probably one,if not the best cottage we've booked,we could not find any fault at all it is simply a brilliant cottage ,we will definitely be returning."
"The cottage was superb, very comfortable and spacious with everything we needed, The Owners were very nice showed us around the property and were available if we had any problems."
I would definitely recommend the Glebe.
"We found the location excellent, and the details spot on."
The reviews we had read were very good, accurate and helpful. In the past we have stayed at properties with an information book. We have always found this helpful, and this could have been useful here. The pub mentioned in the details is much closer than you state, but is excellent, although busy in the early evening,( a sign of a good pub). Would recommend the property, we really enjoyed our stay.
"We had a wonderful holiday at The Glebe."
The cottage is extremely spacious with an excellent layout. The kitchen facilities are good (improved by the addition of a freezer), the bathrooms are superb & the 3 roomy bedrooms have ample storage. The garden was an unexpected bonus - much larger than I was anticipating & with great views. The WiFi was more than adequate for four people using it simultaneously. We had no problems with the Internet whatsoever. The property is well located to easily access all that this delightful area has to offer, whether that be wild countryside, stunning coast, historical attractions or the city of Inverness. The photos & blurb on the website just don't do this place justice. Perhaps what sets The Glebe apart most of all is the owners who did whatever they could to ensure our stay was as good as it could be, even returning items we had accidentally left behind.
"Super location for visiting all the places we wanted, great access to A9."
Quiet and peaceful. Minor details around the house that could be improved:No wastebin in main toilet, a little maintenance to doors as some were catching on floor and kitchen patio door was a little hard to unlock/lock. Might benefit from mirrors in all bedrooms. Extra toilet rolls in each bathroom wouldn’t go a miss. A nice welcoming gesture for the owners to consider is a small welcome pack ie: bottle of wine nibbles or packet of biscuits (as other cottages we’ve been too we’ve received welcome pack of milk, eggs, small food hamper & wine. Just something to consider) Having 2 dogs with us when we cleared up dog mess there was no facility to dispose of it so a outside dog waste bin would be good.
"Very helpful staff, property was excellent and as described."
It is nicely located to tour the northern Cairngorm, Black Isle and Sutherland areas. Had an excellent time and would happily consider another visit next year or the year after.
"Fantastic bungalow with all the refinements of home and more besides we all loved it as a base."
Owners Colin and Hillary , and Dougal the dog are all lovely. Will definitely book again for future holidays .
"Lovely comfortable spacious cottage Seen deer in garden most nights Only improvement would be a freezer"
"The cottage is about 30mins from Inverness & you have Tain & Alness for supermarkets & local shops & food which is brilliant."
You can walk to the pub have a fantastic meal or even a take-away! The cottage’s garden was far bigger than expected so for The Girls (my 2 peedie dogs) it was fantastic. The first morning I woke up to 9 deer in the field directly in front of the aspect which was once in a lifetime moment, & sporadically they would come out of the Forrest in the following mornings, just magical. The Red Kites found the dogs fascinating whilst playing in the garden they’d fly in circles around us making us know they were there by calling. The only couple of things that would make it perfect as there is plenty of room would be a freezer for frozen goodies & a dryer as I think if you had more than just myself drying clothes on the airer it would be challenging, however I did manage. I honestly didn’t want to leave the cottage I found it so homely, however appointments in Inverness meant we had too, I’d love to come back for a holiday & it will be first on my list for travelling South now. We hope to be back to this special cottage very soon.
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- All ground floor
- Three bedrooms: 1 x master king-size (zip/link) with en-suite shower room with a shower, basin and WC and 2 x double
- Bathroom with a freestanding bath, shower, basin and WC
- Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
- Additional sitting room
- Ground floor cloakroom and WC
- Oil central heating, underfloor heating, woodburner, open fire
- Electric oven and induction hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Off-road parking
- Rear and side garden with paved area and selection of furniture
- Sorry, no smoking
- Pub 5.9 miles.
The Glebe is a detached cottage situated in Kildary, Highland.
The property is all located on the ground floor and would be ideal for those with limited mobility.
Internally, the cottage opens to a large hallway with a woodburner.
It has three bedrooms: one master king-size with an en-suite shower room and WC and two double.
There is a separate family bathroom and WC.
There is also an open-plan living room, with wonderful, large French doors leading out to the garden, a fitted kitchen and dining area with seating for up to six people.
There is an additional sitting room with an open fire for those cosy nights in.
It has a utility room, as well as a ground floor cloakroom and WC.
Off-road parking is available.
Outside has a rear and side garden with a paved area and furniture has been provided, with breath-taking views over the farmland towards the Cromarty Firth.
While you stay with us, why not visit Balnahown Castle?
The castle has stood since the 14th century, and was remodelled in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The lavish, landscaped gardens surrounding make for a wonderful sightseeing opportunity.
For history enthusiasts Invergordon has the Invergordon Naval Museum and Heritage Centre, as well as fabulous walking and bus tours around Scotland.
The Glebe is the place to be for those who enjoy the secluded countryside.
EPC Rating: Band D
About the location
- Tain 15 miles
- Inverness 25 miles
Dating back to the 18th Century, the town of Invergordon sits on the Cromarty Firth, on Scotland's rugged east coast, and is ideally situated in the centre of the Eastern Highlands. In and around the town are a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a regular Friday market, selling fresh food and other produce. The only deep water port in the area, the town is well established as a port of call for the large cruise liners which regularly stop there from North West Europe and Scandinavia. With the beauty of Easter Ross on the doorstep, the town makes a fine location to spend a holiday touring this part of the Scottish Highlands.