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    This historic cottage, nestled in its own secluded garden, is an ideal location for a peaceful, relaxing break, within easy reach of the beach.

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      Cottage

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      2 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 4 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Games console - Wii
      Games console - Wii
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Highchair
      Highchair
    • Sea view
      Sea view
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Winter short breaks
      Winter short breaks
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Heritage collection
      Heritage collection
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "This historic cottage nestled in its own secluded garden is an ideal location for a peaceful relaxing break within easy reach of the beach.\n\n\nBig Barns Cottage forms part of a separate wing of an historic B-listed Arts and Crafts house. It is one of the original buildings on the Sutherland Estate built for the Duke of Sutherland whose family’s seat is Dunrobin Castle. This early 18th century crow-stepped barn was converted by the renowned architect George Devey in the 19th century. He remodelled it on the Cotswold vernacular his aim was to convey the impression of a large country house without losing the impression of an original 18th century barn. Its historic and characterful architecture is completely unique and a joy to behold.\nThe cottage has its own separate entrance and front door. The solid wood door opens into a charming living room with a welcoming wood burner and original flag stone flooring. The furnishing including many antiques have been chosen to suit the period. There is a separate dining room with antique furniture in-keeping with the original building. The kitchen is small but very well-equipped. Stairs lead up to two pretty bedrooms one with a double bed and the second with twin beds. Both enjoy views across the beautiful gardens to the sea beyond. Set in two acres of private mature gardens which include a large variety of rare plants and enclosed woodland the cottage has its own separate and secluded garden area surrounded by flowering plants with lawn and outdoor dining table and chairs.\nNative deer are often seen around Big Barns Cottage and seals swimming close to shore can be admired from the local beach which is just a short walk away. Situated one mile away from the main road down an unmade estate track there are numerous forest walks cycling routes and a wide variety of wildlife to discover direct from the cottage. There are breathtaking views across the Dornoch Firth to the far distant peaks of the Cairngorms.\nBig Barns Cottage offers total peace and seclusion yet is ideally located for exploring the best of the Highlands. Just a mile away is the renowned North Coast 500 route which encompasses some of the most incredible and inspiring landscapes to be found anywhere in the British Isles. There is plenty to explore close at hand or further afield including local distilleries golf courses fishing kayaking sailing hill-walking and mountain biking. A visit to Dunrobin Castle is a must with its fairy tale turrets and its gardens modelled on Versailles. The nearby villages of Golspie and Brora both within 10 minutes’ drive provide a good selection of local amenities including pubs restaurants supermarkets cafés and small shops. This totally unique historic cottage provides warm and welcoming accommodation in a truly superb setting. Beach 1 mile. Shop pub and resturant 1½ miles.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nStep to entrance.\n\nGround Floor\nLiving room \nWith wood burner 40’’ Freesat Smart TV DVD player CD player and stone floor.\n\nDining room.\nKitchen \nGalley style with gas hob combi microwaveovengrill slow cooker fridge and washing machine.\n\nShower room \nWith shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nFirst Floor\nBedroom 1 \nWith double bed.\n\nBedroom 2\n With twin beds.\n\nLPG central heating underfloor in shower room gas electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included remainder available locally. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Use of owner’s freezer. Wii available on request. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2-acre woodland grounds. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note There is a step in the garden.\n\n\n\n\n\n" https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/106/840/10614973.jpg UKC3730

    Big Barns Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.0 out of 10 – based on 6 reviews

    Overall rating

    9.0

    Comfort and Equipment

    9.0

    Location

    9.8

    Cleanliness

    9.5

    Value for money

    9.0

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    8
    out of 10

    Had a lovely week at Barns cottage. Beds were very comfy and cottage warm and cosy. Kitchen and bathroom very small but has everything you need. The track to cottage quite long and it is a track, few pot holes but we had a mondeo estate and no problems. Castle close by with lovely grounds. Just off main road so easy to drive to visit other places. Thank you to Peter and Simon they are so helpful and would help with anything you need to know.

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    2020-01-08

    10
    out of 10

    Utterly charming place, quiet all the time, peaceful even when the cows low, it absolutely meets all of one man and his dog's walking needs, out the gate and you can walk many a mile in solitude and peace.

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    2019-11-07

    10
    out of 10

    Loved it from beginning to end. Beautiful cottage, lovely owners. The Highlands are amazing. We will go back.

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    2019-09-23

    10
    out of 10

    This cottage was very easy to find with Google Maps then if you follow the directions provided by the owners for the last few miles you will get there with no problems. The road leading to the cottage is a track road and is quite bumpy and uneven with some potholes, if you have a low car it would not really be suitable as it takes a good 10mins to get down it at a low speed. The cottage itself is beautiful, you have your own private driveway and front door, it is a row of 4 cottages with the other 3 cottages occupied by the owners who stay at the far end of the row so could not hear anything from them. The cottage isn't very big and would be snug for 4 people I think; the bedrooms were a good size though, especially the twin room. There was a beautiful welcome basket and my little dog loved the treats. The gardens were quite large with your own small private garden with the rest shared with the owners, it was also surrounded by deer fencing so your dog is safe from escape. However we could not let our dog run free as she is very small and there are hawks and other birds in the area which could have easily taken her. Unfortunately my car broke down on the second day of my holiday which could have spelt disaster but the cottage owners went out of their way to help me sort out a garage to get towed to and then taking me down to collect my car, I can not praise them enough as they saved our holiday. The cottage location is across the road from Dunrobin Castle and it is about 1hr 40min drive up to The Castle of Mey and John O'Groats which are well worth a visit. There are supermarkets a 35minute drive away including Asda, Morrisons and Tesco and there are small shops in the local village just a 10minute drive away. I would definately recommend this cottage and would stay there again if I was in the area.

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    2019-09-27

    8
    out of 10

    Great location and had fun trying to find the cottage lol. Just a shame the bathroom isn’t upstairs but not a great issue. Peter have us loads of places to visit which we did and loved them all. Definitely recommend the cosy retreat.

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    2019-09-07

    8
    out of 10

    I had a marvellous time, perfect location for the sort of break I wanted. I loved the cottage, beautiful, atmospheric, and lovely gardens. The only drawback in the cottage is the small kitchen and the slight difficulty with draining the washing up - no room for for the drainer. There is also a mouse/mice in the kitchen, leaving droppings, etc. But these are minor issues and I would definitely book again.

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    2019-06-25

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