Burnside ref: UK13469

Dornoch, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Situated in the heart of the renowned village of Dornoch, Burnside is an imposing, traditional stone house, set in its own garden grounds. This spacious villa offers a high standard of accommodation for up to ten guests. With a living room, sitting room, two kitchens and five generously proportioned bedrooms, all with their own TVs, this superb village house is ideal for family get-togethers and larger group holidays. Burnside is accessed via its own original Victorian stone bridge over the burn that runs alongside and is surrounded by garden and grounds. It is decorated to a high specification in a contemporary Scottish style throughout. There is a superb living room with feature wood burner. The main kitchen/dining room is spacious and well equipped. There is a separate smaller kitchen with a second dishwasher and washing machine. A wide, sweeping, original staircase leads up to the first floor (there is also a second staircase off the small kitchen). On this floor there are five beautifully presented bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, and two further bathrooms. Outside the gardens surround the property and there is a large outdoor dining table and chairs and a family-sized barbeque for visitor’s use.
Burnside is situated in a quiet road, just off from the centre of the village of Dornoch, long established as a destination for visitors from around the world. The internationally-renowned Royal Dornoch Championship and Struie golf courses are only a short walk away. The former is ranked 6th in the world. Other nearby attractions include miles of award-winning sandy beaches, breathtaking scenery and lots of indigenous wildlife, internationally-renowned distilleries such as Glenmorangie and outstanding historical sites, all within easy reach. Dornoch also has an excellent selection of facilities, all within a short level walk of the house, including restaurants, cafés, interesting and unusual shops and an award-winning museum. All are centred around the stunning 13th-century cathedral that dominates this historic village. Beach 100 yards. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner and 46’’ Smart Sky TV (full package).
Kitchen 1/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Sitting room: With single sofa bed.
Kitchen 2: With breakfast area, electric cooker, dishwasher and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
2 staircases leading to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed, 18’’ Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and 18’’ Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With double bed and 18’’ Freeview TV.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds and 18’’ Freeview TV.
Bedroom 5: With single bed and 18’’ Freeview TV.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electrcity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    150 yards
  • Distance
    15 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    15 miles
  • Lake
    100 yards (beach)

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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