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Self Catering in Dornoch

The Royal Burgh of Dornoch is a small town on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, steeped in history and located in a designated National Scenic Area in the Highlands of Scotland. Dornoch is famed for its cathedral and championship golf course, one of the best in the world.

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Dun Brae Cottage

Sleeping up to 4 guests this well equipped luxury self catering holiday cottage is in a central location in the town centre. With decor to a high standard and filled with antique furniture this period cottage is a perfect choice for those seeking a comfortable trad...

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.2
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The Coach House

Completely refurbished holiday home within a couple minutes’ walk of the town centre. Close to the Golf Course and beach.

Sleeps 4WiFiDogs Welcome9.8
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Oatfield

Spacious detached holiday house close to Dornoch town centre and within easy reach of beach and golf course.

Sleeps 6WiFi*A
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25 Skelbo

Comfortable two bedroom cottage located within its own peaceful garden with stunning views of Ben Bhraggie, Loch Fleet and the sea. Walking distance to restaurant / pub.

Sleeps 4**9.4
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Maus Steading

Comfortably appointed & well equipped seaview steading with gardens. Fabulous location just 1 mile outside charming Dornoch.

Sleeps 6WiFi*A
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Glen Dael

Excellent 3 bedroom bungalow sleeping 6; enclosed garden;short walk to historic Dornoch town centre;enjoy glorious golf,beautiful beach, walks, wildlife, scenery,fishing ,cycle tracks.Short breaks all year.

Sleeps 6**9.4
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Drumdivan House

On the outskirts of Dornoch, within a 10 minute walk of the town centre this 3 bedroom traditional farmhouse holiday home has been renovated to a very high standard.

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No8 Argyle Place

2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, modern apartment. Extremely comfortable and well-equipped. Fabulous location in the heart of Dornoch’s conservation area. Spectacular view. Wi-Fi internet and telephone. Changeover day and letting period flexible (minimum 4 nights).

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.6
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Oystercatchers

Peaceful, three bedroom, loch-side Highland holiday cottage looking across the water towards heather-clad hills yet only minutes from Dornoch. Enclosed garden, abundant wildlife; perfect for both outdoor adventure and relaxing by the open fire.

Sleeps 6WiFi*8.9
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Sunnybank

Modern and spacious self-catering 3 bedroom Highlands cottage with garden and ample off-street parking. Newly refurbished throughout. Golf course, sandy beach and centre of Dornoch all within 2 -3 minutes walk.

Sleeps 5WiFi*9.6
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Cathy's Cottage

Dog friendly house in the centre of Dornoch sleeping up to 6 guests in spacious accommodation. Large, private fenced garden, great location near to town centre. Royal Dornoch golf course within a few minutes walk.

Sleeps 6WiFiDogs Welcome9.3
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Achnacarry Cottage

Achnacarry is a cosy and homely cottage situated in a secluded and tranquil spot approximately 2 miles outside the picturesque town of Dornoch, the ideal location for a peaceful holiday.

Sleeps 4WiFi*9.2
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The Glen

A light and spacious detached house with gardens in the centre of Dornoch. 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Quietly situated between Dornoch Square and Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Free wireless broadband.

Sleeps 8WiFi*9.7
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Kerrisdale

Kerrisdale is a family owned stone cottage with a secluded south-facing garden. A 5 minute walk from a spectacular beach and one of the best golf courses in the world - Kerrisdale is an ideal base for hill walkers and fishermen and is within easy walking distance o...

Sleeps 6WiFi*8.8
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Self Catering Accommodation in the Dornoch Area

Sutherland is the largest and least populated region of the Highlands, covering most of the far north, and is a landscape of breathtaking beauty.

There are caves to investigate, mountains to scale and deserted beaches to stroll along.  Fish pristine rivers and lochs, and wander through sheltered forests and woodlands.  Marvel at huge waterfalls, watch for rare animals and plants, and discover the rich legacy of thousands of years of human habitation.

The historic Royal Burgh of Dornoch is a small and peaceful cathedral town that is a wonderful holiday destination.  Located on the northern edge of the Dornoch Firth in a designated National Scenic Area, Dornoch is a hidden gem.  Perhaps off most people’s radar as a seaside resort, Dornoch has however enjoyed a steady stream of “in the know” visitors for many years, attracted to the town for its tranquillity, exceptional scenery and mild climate.

Many come to Dornoch for Royal Dornoch’s championship golf course which dates back to 1616.  The championship course has been ranked at No.4 by Golf Digest UK and Ireland and regularly ranks in the top 20 of the world’s best 100 golf courses.  In less recent times the links course was said to be “the fairest and largest linkes of any pairt of Scotland.”  For golfers, then, Royal Dornoch is right up there on their list of golf courses to play before they die.  Others, meanwhile, are attracted to Dornoch by its wildlife, much of which can be seen in the National Nature Reserve at nearby Loch Fleet.

The historic Dornoch is very much preserved today, its most striking buildings being its fine 13th Century cathedral, a Bishop’s palace, which is now a well-known hotel; the courthouse and old town jail; and Dornoch Castle.  Architecturally, Dornoch hasn’t changed much, its streets are still lined by adorable sandstone cottages and town houses.  In the past Dornoch earned a grisly reputation as the location for the last witch burning in Scotland.  The unfortunate woman was Janet Horne, who was tried and condemned to death in 1727.  A commemorative stone, called the Witch’s Stone, marks her death and stands in a local garden by the 18th tee of Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s Struie Golf Course.

Getting to Dornoch is easy.  It is only an hour’s drive from Inverness Airport and readily accessible from the main north-south A9 arterial route via the A949 or the B9168.

Leaving this area the countryside changes first to a wild expanse of peat bog and moorland, and on to high, rocky mountains.  And finally, when you reach the remote north and west coast, to majestic cliffs and magnificent, white sandy bays.  Feel the exhilarating sense of space and freedom as you explore this uncrowded part of the world.

Browse our selection of self-catering cottages in Dornoch and start planning your Highland holiday.  Read about other things to do when you get here and where to eat at the end of your long day exploring.