Cathy's Cottage

Cathy's Cottage

The Royal Burgh of Dornoch is a small town on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, steeped in history and is in a designated National Scenic Area in the Highlands of Scotland.

Famed for its cathedral and championship golf course - one of the best in the world. On the north side of the Dornoch Firth, on the east coast that runs from the Moray Firth up onto Sutherland, Dornoch enjoys the status of a well-to-do holiday resort with miles of sandy beaches.

The extensive sand dunes in the area are perfect for links golf, and the Royal Dornoch golf championship course is up there with Pebble Beach et al, being ranked 13th best golf course in the world.

The coast is also a favourite with wildlife, such as seals, and a sizeable population of both breeding and wintering birds.

Dating from the 12th century, the town is steeped in history. The impressive cathedral was founded in 1224, and though the Mackay clan sacked it in 1570, it was restored by the Countess of Sutherland in 1835, and again in the 20th century. Other buildings of note are the 16th century Bishops Palace and the Old Town jail, now an exclusive shop and gallery.

The Historylinks Museum chronicles the history of Sutherland and the town. The town is also reputedly where the last witch in Scotland was burnt, in 1722 - a fact commemorated by the Witch's Stone.

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Accommodation & Facilities

The town is right on your doorstep and has many good restaurants, pubs and shops. Walk to the first tee of the Royal Dornoch Golf Club in 5 minutes, and the beautiful, award-winning, sandy beach in 10.

First Floor

Lounge/Diner – ample seating in the lounge area, TV with Sky channels. Conservatory dining room attached to lounge. Seating for 6 guests. Overlooking the large private back garden. Free Wi-Fi internet access.

Master bedroom - King size bed, bedside cabinets, built-in wardrobe. En suite shower room.

Kitchen - Electric oven, induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster, washing machine. Welsh dresser with ample crockery and cutlery. Breakfast bar.


Second Floor

Twin bedroom– spacious bedroom with 2 single beds, bedside cabinets and dressing. Overlooking the back garden.

Twin bedroom - twin beds with wardobe and dressing table.

Family bathroom

Other Information

Parking at front of the cottage. Dogs welcome. Large fenced secure back garden with patio furntiure.

Oil fired central heating.

All bed linen, towels, electricity and heating oil are included in the price.

Stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls, and other kitchen and bathroom supplies.

A deposit of 25% of the total tariff is requested in advance. The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday (or by arrangement for short notice bookings).

No smoking is permitted within the holiday home.

A refundable security deposit of £50 will be required as part of your final balance payment.

Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome at £20 per dog.

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Tariff & Prices

Prices shown are standard prices. Late availability or other discounts may apply at certain times and are not shown on this table. To check Availability and Prices, with any applied discounts, click on Check Now button and choose your desired dates with number of guests staying. The pop up box will provide a final price quotation.

Dates Price for 7 nights from Short break prices from
23 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017 £695.00 From £521.25
26 Aug 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £520.00 From £390.00
02 Sep 2017 - 08 Sep 2017 £595.00 From £404.06
09 Sep 2017 - 22 Oct 2017 £520.00 From £390.00
23 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017 £440.00 From £330.00
16 Dec 2017 - 02 Jan 2018 £600.00 From £450.00

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Location & Directions

From the South - Follow the A9 north toward the Kessock Bridge at Inverness.

At the Kessock Bridge roundabout continue across the bridge (2nd exit) and follow north toward Invergordon and Tain. Continue along the A9 passed Tain.

After Tain take the second exit at the roundabout at the Dornoch Bridge across the bridge. Continue along the A9.

Leave the A9, taking the A949. Continue into Dornoch. On arrival at Dornoch pass the 'Jail' shops on the right and Cathedral on the left. At the T junction at the end of the square turn right.

Follow the road along to River Street (approx 200 metres)

Cathy's Cottage is on the right.

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Independent reviews


Guest Comments

Loved the cottage. Home away from home. Great big secure garden. Fantastic location.
Sarah, Falkirk : 16th July, 2016

The accommodation was spacious, well-equipped and comfortable. We know Dornoch well and like visiting there.
Susan, Nairn : 24th June, 2016

Very comfortable and well equipped ,excellent garden for dogs. Beautiful area.
Sandra, Stranraer : 24th September, 2015

It was right by the beach and golf club. Easy walking into the town we were married in Dornoch cathedral ten years ago and came back for our anniversary. Dornoch is beautiful and still the same stunning. Wonderful place and the accommodation was first class. Would definitely stay there again.
Deborah, Chelmsford : 4th June, 2015

Good proximity to beach and town centre. Large enclosed garden for our dog.
Mrs M, Cardross : 15th August, 2013

The cottage was really spacious, and garden fantastic size for children and pets, really feels like home from home
Mrs C, Gateshead : 26th July, 2013

I particularly liked the proximity to the beach - took my dog there everyday. The cottage itself was amply equipped and there was plenty of information on how to operate the utilities. Huge, well kept back garden. Good size of extension which was nice to sit and eat in. Plenty of info booklets for surrounding attractions. I felt as if the proprieters had been very thoughtful with what they were providing. The cottage was quite spacious too. We had a really good experience. Would definitely hire it again.
Mrs M, Coatbridge : 26th October, 2012

Due to overseas committments I could not travel, but my wife and elderly Aunt (and Molly) had a great time and loved the accommodation and its position relative to the beach etc.
Mr A, Empingham : 9th October, 2012

I found the cottage to be so handy for everything such as the beach,shops and restaurants. Also the kitchen was excellent. Clean, modern and extremely well equipped. The large garden was fantastic for my dogs who loved the freedom! I would most definitely stay there again.
Miss M, Larkhall : 19th September, 2012

one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. plenty of space and very comfortable. wonderful location nice and peaceful with the added extra of the good garden.
Mrs C, Gateshead : 10th September, 2012

The cottage was perfect for our family holiday, within walking distance to the beach, large garden for my children to play in. We had everything in the cottage to make our stay comfortable. The weather couldnt have been better and we definatley be back, very well reccomended!!
The , Aboyne : 22nd August, 2012

The cottage was perfect for our family holiday, within walking distance to the beach, large garden for my children to play in. We had everything in the cottage to make our stay comfortable. The weather couldnt have been better and we definatley be back, very well reccomended!!
The Parker Family, Aboyne : 22nd August, 2012

Roomy, everything we needed for a party of six golfing men and very close to Royal Dornoch golf club. Hope to visit again next year.
Mrs M, Hants : 8th July, 2012

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