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4.8 out of 5


100% of guests recommend
Based on 11 guest reviews

Achnacary Cottage

Dornoch & Sutherland

Achnacarry Self-catering holiday cottage in Lonemore near to Dornoch. Sleeping up to 4 guests, great views across the Dornoch Firth.

Situated in a secluded and tranquil spot approximately 2 miles outside the picturesque town of Dornoch, the ideal location for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

Its tranquil location, beautiful scenery and mild climate have attracted visitors for decades. Some come to test their golfing skills on Royal Dornoch’s world-famous championship course, or to walk and view wildlife in the National Nature Reserve at nearby Loch Fleet. Others simply want to relax and enjoy Dornoch’s unhurried way of life.

Main Features

  • ✔ WiFi
  • ✔ Parking
  • ✔ Garden/Patio
  • ✔ All rooms downstairs
  • ✔ Country
  • ✔ Sea or river view
  • ✔ 2 bedroom

First listed date: 16/09/2013

Porch/Entry:  The porch consists of 3 cane chairs, one armchair and a coffee table. This is where guests can enjoy the breathtaking unspoilt views of the ever-changing Dornoch Firth through the large window panes facing the garden and sea.

Living Room:  The living room consists of 2 sofas, an armchair, a coffee table, two small tables, a writing bureau, a sideboard and a television. The fireplace in this room is for decorative purposes only and cannot be used.

Master Bedroom:  This bedroom has one double bed, made of pine, a pine wardrobe and dressing table, a night table and lamp and a large mirror.

Second Bedroom:  This bedroom consists of 1 standard single bed and a pull out single bed. There is a chest of pine drawers and a built-in wardrobe.

Kitchen:  The kitchen consists of a fridge, oven and fan oven, microwave oven, washing machine, kettle, toaster, and is fully equipped with cutlery, porcelain, etc. Kitchen linen, cloths, etc. are provided.

Bathroom:  The bathroom consists of a shower, wash hand basin and toilet. Towels are provided.

Hallway:  The hallway connects the living room with the two bedrooms and the bathroom. Here, a set of drawers is available to guests as additional storage space.

Parking:  There is parking space for 2 additional cars

Garden:  The house has a very large garden, situated at the back of the property. This slopes down to unused farmland which borders on the Dornoch Firth beach. A small garden at the front of the house runs parallel to the road and leads to the garage and additional parking space.

All bed linen, towels, electricity, internet access and secure private parking is included in the price.

The apartment is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, toilet rolls and other kitchen and bathroom supplies.

There is a garage on the premises which houses one car. There is parking space for 2 additional cars.

There are a number of restaurants, bars and shops in Dornoch.

Food shops: There is a Co-op and a convenience store in Dornoch. 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, 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.

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

Check in time is any time after 4pm and check out time is 10am.

Sorry no pets.

Cancellation policy – 30% of the total rental is charged on the day of booking to confirm your booking with the final 70% due no later than 6 weeks before arrival. There is a 24-hour cooling off period after your booking is placed where you may cancel free of charge after that you will be required to pay the full rental amount if you cancel.

Cancellation protection policy is available during booking or before the final balance payment is made.

Security deposit: an amount of £100 will be pre-authorised against the card you pay your final balance 10 days prior to arrival. This will reduce your available balance on your card by £100 for 30 days.



Rate table shows the base weekly rental rates only when the property is only available for weekly bookings. Short breaks may be available and are not shown below. To check available bookable dates and the rate choose the start date on the calendar at the top of the page then the number of available nights.

Rates do not include additional booking fee of £24 or £28 where applicable. Seasonal offers are available at times where no or a reduced booking fee applies.

For weekly bookings discounts are available at certain times and are not shown in the rate table. To check prices choose the start date on the calendar at the top of the page then the number of available nights.

Date Range Week Rate
5 Jan - 29 Mar 2019 £395.00
30 Mar - 28 Jun 2019 £425.00
29 Jun - 26 Jul 2019 £550.00
27 Jul - 30 Aug 2019 £575.00
31 Aug - 27 Sep 2019 £495.00
28 Sep - 18 Oct 2019 £475.00
19 Oct - 1 Nov 2019 £425.00
2 Nov - 20 Dec 2019 £395.00
21 Dec 2019 - 3 Jan 2020 £550.00
Trustworthy reviews from genuine guests
UpFront Reviews
  • Short Stay
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 31/10/2018 by George from Carluke

    We felt the only thing wrong . The Duvet was not broad enough for bed . Double bed need King size Duvet.,Not A single as on Bed ,

  • Great Place to Relax
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 11/09/2018 by Neil from Edinburgh

    We were delighted with Achnacarry and left feeling refreshed after staying one week. The cottage is very comfortable and its position shlightly above the Dornoch Firth was fantastic, giving panoramic views to enjoy. Although we restricted our local trips, Dornoch itself is really nice and the Cathedral well woth a visit. As an ex golfer I thought the choice of local courses (not forgetting Royal Dornoch) offers good opportunities. The nearby towns all have their own "flavour" and the floral displays in each, showed a pride the local community and authorities have in their hometowns. Summary is very good either for an active or more passive break.

  • Better than expected
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 03/09/2018 by Pj from Stowmarket

    Stayed at the cottage with wife abd two grandchildren aged 11 and 14. Very comfortable accommodation with everything you could need. However, it would benefit from the provision of a freezer as wasted a few frozen items purchased on route to the cottage. Nice big garden with a flagged golf hole to do a bit of chip and putt. Close to town and beaches. It was good to have a small welcome gift of biscuits and a bottle of wine...thank you. Overall, a really relaxed stay and would book again.

  • Delightful place to shelter from the storm
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 07/08/2017 by Guest from Portree

    Needing accommodation in the area at short notice, relieved to find Achnacarry had availability. It was excellent, peaceful, and felt like home.

  • Beautiful haven for watching wildlife
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 19/06/2017 by Julie from Heswall

    From the big windows overlooking the firth you can sit and watch .... seals, ospreys fishing, deer, tawny owls, barn owls, buzzards... Numerous birds The house is situated on a quiet road and is far enough away from civilisation for those who value peace and quiet but is a short drive/ bike ride from excellent local shops, cafes etc. Only complaint is the agonisingly slow wifi ( was off for most of the time we were there - BT supposed to be upgrading) We found a faster connection at the visitor centre in Dornoch for checking weather Slightly pricey but worth it for the views

  • Lovely Holiday Bungalow in Excellent Location
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 29/05/2017 by Michael from Richmond

    We really enjoyed our stay at Achnacarry cottage, which is a comfortable, well maintained bungalow with a good sized garden overlooking the Dornoch Firth. There is a way-marked forest trail just a few hundred metres from the door, and Dornoch itself is a delightful small seaside town a very short drive ( about 1 mile) down the road.

  • Peaceful haven
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 28/09/2016 by Julie from Wirral

    The views make this a wonderful place for a peaceful break - we sat in the seats on the porch until dark every day watching wildlife - deer in the garden, various birds including an osprey fishing in the firth. Good location - near enough to shops etc if you need them but far away to escape it all. Roads quiet for cycling and handy for a range of golf courses. Homely atmosphere - obviously a much loved house but pity that there is no fire. It was warm enough but a wood burning stove would have made it cosier in the evening. Spent a lovely week in the autumn sun and will certainly go back soon.

  • Wonderfully Peaceful - An Idyllic Stay in a Beautiful Corner of the Highlands
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 12/09/2016 by Guest from Dorf

    The cottage is more than just a holiday home, it is a house one can live in the whole year round. It is excellently equipped and provides ample space for 3-4 persons. We entered a very clean, comfortable and well looked-after house and felt at home immediately. The views from the porch are truly breathtaking. The big garden is home to some beautiful birds, we even saw peacocks and some deer who came in for breakfast one morning! The colours of the sea and the sky are constantly changing and one can sit for hours gazing out at the unique view. Although the town of Dornoch can be reached on foot, via the beach or along the country road, a car is probably essential for transpoerting shopping and/or presents bought in the lovely shops there. We would recommend the cottage to anyone looking for peace and quiet and an excellent base to explore the Highlands. We'll be back!

  • scott family break from Liverpool
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 12/06/2016 by David from Liverpool

    Excellent clean cottage with exceptional views. Great location to base or days out. Home from home and would recommend a stay here to anybody wanting to visit the Dornock and sutherlands. I will certainly be booking again to stay next year.

  • Highland break
    4.5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 06/01/2015 by Guest from Farnham

    Our stay in Achnacarry Cottage was just what we needed. The cottage was warm, clean and had everything we needed in a lovely location and close to Dornoch for all our shopping needs and of course the Hogmany celebrations.

  • Relaxing stay
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 03/07/2014 by Guest from Thun

    We enjoyed our week in the cottage as it gave us a really good break. It was quiet and we had a lovely view over the sea. We felt we could "tank up" after travelling and we never even bothered going out for an evening meal but preferred to cook "at home" - much cosier! Dornoch is a lovely little village and suited us both fine. A good place to stay for a bit of peace and quiet.


Achnacarry is set in a tranquil location and is just 2 miles to the centre of Dornoch. There are a choice of endless beaches and dune land as well as Loch Fleet Nature Reserve, an area rich in bird and wildlife.

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