Cherry Bank ref: UK5174

Spinningdale, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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6
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bedrooms
3
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Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Set in two acres of landscaped gardens with beautiful country views, Cherry Bank is a delightful, detached stone cottage which provides holiday accommodation in a peaceful and secluded setting. This superb, traditional cottage has been completely renovated by the owner, a local horticulturist. Approached via its own sweeping drive with flower beds and lawns, it nestles in the Sutherland countryside. The main living room with dining area is superbly presented, with deep comfortable sofas and plenty of space for up to six guests. The large kitchen is fully fitted, with integral appliances and a breakfast bar, and there is a double bedroom on the ground floor adjoining the main shower room. Open tread stairs in the main living room lead up to two further bedrooms, one with a large en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms are very attractively presented with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. The gardens are a real delight, with lawns, flower beds, mature trees and colourful shrubs which surround the cottage and provide a haven for wildlife. A large decking area is ideal for al fresco dining or just sitting and enjoying the peace and tranquillity.
The cottage is set off a quiet lane, known as The Fairy Glen, and is just 5 minutes away from Migdale Loch, a lovely area to walk and explore on foot or by bike. There are numerous places to visit in the area and plenty of sporting and countryside pursuits, including fishing, mountain biking, hill-walking, sailing and kayaking. Golfing enthusiasts are spoilt for choice, with Royal Dornoch, Tain and Bonar Bridge all within a few minutes’ drive. The historic village of Dornoch is well worth a visit, with its beautiful 13th-century cathedral constructed of mellow sandstone, a variety of small and unusual shops and a superb, award-winning sandy beach, all just 10 minutes’ drive from Cherry Bank. Heading west for 4 miles is the village of Bonar Bridge, where there are restaurants, bars and the superb waters of the Kyle of Sutherland. There are some excellent mountain bike trails here, as well as salmon fishing, with permits available in season. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance.
Living/dining room: With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, single sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Open-tread stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with terrace and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Dornoch
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Ardgay
  • Pub
    4 miles
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles

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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