2 Bedrooms
4 Guests
4.8 Out of 5 (Read 19 reviews)

Bird’s Eye View

Dornoch & Sutherland (View on Map)
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Short breaks available
  • Coastal
  • Town & city
  • Restaurant within 1 mile
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • 2 bedroom

Booking & Availability

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About Birds Eye View

A blend of traditional Highland in a modern setting. Touches of Harris Tweed with loft-style apartment living. Very comfortable, homely and stylish apartment in an ideal location in Dornoch.

The apartment location affords guests the advantages of all Dornoch’s amenities as it is situated on the main town square.

Fully refurbished in December 2017 with a quality finish matched with all you need to enjoy a great short break or longer stay in Dornoch.

Views over the main square towards the Castle and Cathedral from the lounge and master bedroom.

Apartment Details

From the ground floor the entrance from the town square opens to a staircase leading to the first floor.

First floor

Master bedroom: Double bed, bed-side units with lamps, fitted wardrobe, chair and wall mirror. En suite shower with mains shower, wash hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail. Views over the town square towards Dornoch Castle.

Second bedroom: 2 single beds, bed-side units with lamps, fitted wardrobe, chair and wall mirror.

Family bathroom: Bath with mains shower, wash hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area: Homely and comfortable with 2 settees, coffee table, Smart Tv with Freeview channels, DVD player. Dining table and chairs for 4 guests. Modern kitchen with electric oven, induction electric hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer plus ample kitchenware. Views over the town square to Dornoch Castle and Cathedral.

The apartment has electric heating throughout.

Wi-Fi is included at no extra cost.

There is a selection of DVDs, books and games, an iron and ironing board in the second bedroom and hairdryers in both bedrooms.

Whats included

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

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

Wi-Fi at no extra cost.

Private off-street on-site parking.


There are a number of restaurants, bars and shops in Dornoch within a couple of minutes’ walk.

Food shops: There is a Co-op, butcher, bakery and the Dornoch General Store. The Co-op is usually open until 10pm. Tesco, Asda and Lidl supermarkets are in Tain which is a few miles south of Dornoch.

Restaurants: Luigi’s on Castle Street, Sutherland House, Links House, The Eagle Hotel, Carnegie Courthouse Café, a few others also.

Pubs: The Dornoch Inn, The Eagle Hotel, Castle Whisky Bar & Bistro, a few others.

Takeaway food: Chinese, Indian, Harry Gow bakers.

Anything Else

Check-in time is any time after 5 PM and check-out time is 9 AM.

Payment terms – 30% deposit on day of booking plus booking fee, final 70% plus any booked extras due no later than 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Cancel free within 24 hours of booking. After 24 hours the full rental will be due in the event of cancellation. Excludes cancellation due to be unable to stay due to covid-19 legal restrictions. Full refund given if unable to stay due to covid-19. – see full details

Sorry, no dogs.

EPC Rating

EPC Rating C

What Guests say...

4.7 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 04/10/2021 by Guest from PERTH
A couple of smaller pans would help. The freezer needs to be defrosted.Otherwise the description in the Booking was fair and accurate.We enjoyed our stay.
"Perfect apartment "
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 16/08/2021 by Sheila from Whitley Bay
This upstairs apartment was extremely well equipped. Comfy beds, great showers. Thoughtful arrival provisions were very welcome. Wonderful view of Dornoch Cathedral tower when lit up in the evening.
"Family Holiday"
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 16/08/2021 by Paul from Kirkliston
Great apartment, lots of space and excellent location. Very tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean.
"Birds Eye View , Dornoch"
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 03/07/2021 by james from Dunfermline
Modern apartment, centrally placed in Dornoch, ideal for relaxing holiday or base to explore Northern Scotland.
"A fabulous place to stay"
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 23/06/2021 by Suzanne from Whitehaven
We had a wonderful time staying at Birds Eye View. The apartment is in a very convenient location, very close to shops and restaurants and within easy reach of the beach. The apartment itself was spotlessly clean and felt very COVID secure. It was fully equipped with everything you could possibly need and the furnishings were of a very high standard. The bed was comfortable and the shower was lovely and powerful. There was a dedicated parking space available.The owners were so helpful and responsive and we honestly couldnt have asked for more from our stay.
"Fantastic apartment "
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 28/05/2021 by Colin from Redbourn
Very comfortable and has everything you need if you do want to self cater but also right on the town square if you want to eat out. Great location and Gael Holiday Homes were a pleasure to deal with.
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 13/05/2021 by Emma from Lochcarron
Genuine 5 star property situated in the middle of Dornoch with nearby pubs and restaurants, private parking included.
"Lovely stay in Dornoch"
4.7 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 10/11/2020 by Christopher from Bedlington
We really enjoyed our five nights at the Birds Eye View in Dornoch. The apartment was ideal, with a great central location. Well definitely be back.
"A Visit to Sutherland"
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 19/10/2020 by *Moira from Lanark
We had a lovely holiday, location great, scenery wonderful and everything we would need in the accommodation was available.Would go back again.
"A lovely place to stay."
4.7 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 17/08/2020 by Lee from Edinburgh
A very comfortable and clean place to stay. All fixtures and fittings are good quality. Pam is an excellent host.
"Excellent Stay"
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 14/11/2019 by Michael from Suwanee
The apartment is perfectly located in the center of Dornoch, appears to have been recently renovated, and is well stocked with everything you need in the kitchen, etc. Customer service was great. I would definitely stay here again.
"Would recommend"
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 29/07/2019 by Isobel from Inchture
Stylish, comfortable, well-looked after by owners. Good location in centre of village. Plenty of interesting places to visit nearby.
"Excellent location"
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 13/07/2019 by Margaret from Whitchurch
Birds Eye View was a lovely apartment in an ideal location. It was spacious, clean and equipped with everything you could wish for. Dornoch itself provides sufficient places to eat and local butchers, bakers and small stores to suit everyday needs. Plenty of walking nearby with seals galore between Golspie and Brora when we visited. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a holiday base in this area.
"A home away from home"
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 03/06/2019 by Timothy from Columbus
Great place to stay in Dornoch. Excellent location in the heart of Dornoch. Quick walk to the golf course or shops. Very well equipped with cooking necessities. Felt like a home away from home
"Great holiday "
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 23/04/2019 by Ian from Yass
No problems, great place to stay, very comfortable, nicely decorated. Found Dornoch good location for exploring northern Scotland.
"birds eye view Dornoch "
3.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 17/02/2019 by Janet from Glasgow
Good apt. However not enough clean towels. Hot water short tank. Two showers then others had to wait for it to heat up delayed out morning start. Maybe point this out. There was a lot or noise outside with drunk teenagers, motorcycles reviving in and cars in the rear car park and front square from 1-3am. So quite noisy. Maybe alert police to local drunken youths. Not in keeping with Dornoch. Probably better options in summer no local eateries open.
Pam Reply on 20/02/2019Dear Janet,Thank you for posting your review about Birds Eye View. Since yours is our first negative review, we would like to take the time to address each of your points in turn.Towels: in keeping with standard practice in short-term rental accommodation, each guest is provided with 1 bath towel, 1 hand towel and 1 face cloth. There are heated towel rails in each bathroom, and there is also a washer/dryer should you wish to launder the towels yourselves. Guests staying for longer than a week are offered a complete changeover of bed linen and towels.Hot Water: We have had groups of 4 guests staying previously, and yours is the first comment on a shortage of hot water. However, there is only a finite amount of hot water in the tank and we obviously have no control over how much water our guests will use. There are instructions in the Welcome folder on how to boost the water if necessary.Noise: we are sorry that you experienced noise at night. This is, as you say, out of keeping with the quiet town of Dornoch. As it is the first time this has been brought to our attention we assume it is an isolated incident and, once again, are sorry it happened during your stay.Eateries: We are aware of one restaurant that closes during the winter months, and another that only opens during the day. However, as far as we know the other restaurants and cafes are open, so we are surprised that you say none were (all restaurants in Tain, which relies less on tourism and is just a 15-minute drive/taxi ride from Dornoch, are open throughout the year).Finally, we ask all guests to contact us during their stay if they have any real issues at the apartment that we can help them with. Having not heard from you, and from reading the nice comments you left in our Guest Book, we had assumed that all had been fine. So we are extremely disappointed to hear that that was not in fact the case, and once again are sorry that your stay was not all that you had hoped for.
"Highly Recommended "
4.5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 28/08/2018 by Glenn from Carvoeiro
We couldn't have asked for a better appointed property in a more excellent location for exploring NE Scotland if we tried. Everything in the apartment was at hand &, likewise, everywhere that we wanted to explore was easily accessible.
"Dornoch Holiday"
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 04/05/2018 by Elizabeth from Dunfermline
We enjoyed our stay at " Birds Eye View " as it is a modern apartment in a central location in Dornoch. A good time to visit Northern Scotland, as it's early in the season, and the roads are fairly quiet for touring, and sightseeing. Lots to do and the weather was dry but cold, good for walking.
"Very comfortable, well located, would recommend"
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 13/01/2018 by Lynne from
We really enjoyed our short break in the centre of Dornoch. The apartment is in an excellent location, with views over the pretty town centre/cathedral and just a few minutes walk from the golf course and beach. It is very well-equipped, spotlessly clean and newly decorated. The beds have new linen and duvets we slept very well. It was a bonus to have a powerful en-suite shower. We will definitely be back and would thoroughly recommend.


Located in a modern small apartment complex in the centre of Dornoch. Just off the main town square, less than a minute's walk from the shops, restaurants, bars and cafés. Less than 5 minutes from the Royal Dornoch Golf course and beach.

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