Old Midoxgate Farmhouse ref: UK5876

Midoxgate, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Old Midoxgate Farmhouse is a very attractive, detached, old stone farmhouse, set amidst open countryside in the heart of rural Ross-shire. Set in its own beautiful country garden, with wide lawns surrounded by mature flowering shrubs and borders, it provides ideal accommodation for a country holiday in a lovely quiet setting. The house has been in the same family for over a hundred years and the current custodians have retained its original charm whilst updating the facilities to modern standards. The main living room is bright and spacious with large original windows looking out across the superb gardens to the fields beyond. A sun room provides an ideal place for relaxing whilst planning the next day’s excursion. There is a large, fully fitted kitchen with a solid wood dining table for up to four guests. An original and traditional staircase leads up to three attractively presented bedrooms. There is a shower room on this floor and a family-sized wet room with bath and shower on the ground floor.
The farmhouse is situated just off the lane in the hamlet of Midoxgate and the small village of Fearn is ½ mile further along. There are lovely country walks direct from the property and numerous places of interest in the area. The pretty seaboard villages of Balintore and Shandwick, with their wide sandy beaches, attractive harbours and pretty stone cottages, are just 5 minutes’ drive away. The house is also close to the renowned North Coast 500 route. Golfers are spoilt for choice, with traditional and well known links courses at Royal Dornoch, Tain, Golspie and Brora. Wildlife is abundant in the area. Deer, pine marten, rare osprey and red kites are all seen locally and dolphins, seals and porpoises can be spotted along the coastline. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Cycling, hill walking, fishing, horse riding, sailing, canoeing and surfing are all enjoyed locally. Within 10 minutes’ drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland. Predominantly built of local mellow sandstone, Tain is a charming historic town and offers an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafès and pubs, as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities. Beach 3 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 32’’ Freesat TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freeze and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Study.
Sun room.
Wetroom:
With bath, shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Tain
  • Shops
    0.5 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Fearn
  • Pub
    3.1 miles
  • Railway station distance
    0.5 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile

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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