Springfield ref: UK11907

Lednabirichen, near Dornoch, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 


Springfield is set in open countryside, just five minutes away from the historic town of Dornoch. Set over two floors, the accommodation occupies a separate wing of the owner’s main house and has its own private entrance doors. It is accessed via a short track that leads directly to the cottage. The main living space is open plan and the spacious area is beautifully presented, with a large wood burner acting as a warm and welcoming focal point. The wooden flooring, deep leather sofa suites and high vaulted ceiling provide an air of luxury, aided by the graceful chandeliers. The kitchen area is bright, modern and well-equipped. There is a charming twin room on the ground floor, which looks out across the adjoining fields, where sheep and lambs graze. Stairs from the main living area lead up to a large, wood-lined double bedroom suite with a mezzanine balcony. There is also a family-sized bathroom on the ground floor.

Set amongst open farmland, with hills beyond, Springfield is in a quiet and tranquil location and makes an ideal base for couples and small families. It is situated just off the renowned North Coast 500 route, which encompasses some of the most dramatic and unspoilt scenery to be found anywhere in Britain. The nearby town of Dornoch is famous for its championship golf course and stunning sandy beach. The centre of this historic town is dominated by the beautiful 13th-century cathedral, made of sandstone with lovely stained glass windows. There is a good variety of independent shops here, as well as pubs, restaurants and cafés. Further facilities can be found in the nearby town of Tain, just 6 miles away. There are numerous places of interest in the region. Just a few miles north is Dunrobin Castle, seat of the Dukes of Sutherland for over six hundred years. Visitors are welcome to explore the castle and grounds, which were modelled on the Palace of Versailles. Golfers are spoilt for choice, with not only Royal Dornoch, but a number of other championship courses within close proximity. Fishing, sailing, kayaking, hill-walking, climbing and mountain biking are all local pastimes. Beach 4 miles. Shop and restaurant 1½ miles, pub 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner and 43" Freeview TV with Amazon Firestick.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating (underfloor in bathroom), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Laundry facilities (shared with owner).


Patio and garden furniture. Large garden (shared with the owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1.2 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    6.0 miles
  • Lake
    2.4 miles (Loch)

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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