• About Big Barns Cottage

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

    Big 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.
    The 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.
    Native 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.
    Big 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.

    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With wood burner, 40’’ Freesat Smart TV, DVD player, CD player and stone floor.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen:
    Galley style with gas hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, slow cooker, fridge and washing machine.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

    LPG 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.

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    Key information
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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

    8.4 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews

    Overall rating

    8.4

    Comfort and Equipment

    7.6

    Location

    9.8

    Cleanliness

    8.8

    Value for money

    8.8

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    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

    7
    out of 10

    Lovely garden and walks nearby;quiet and private.Kitchen small and lacking a proper oven.Bathroom also on the small side but bedrooms fine.Apart from that the only real issue is the unsurfaced 2 mile approach track;badly rutted in places,especially near Dunrobin mains where some work seems to be taking place.Any vehicle low on the ground would really suffer on this approach,particularly in wet conditions.

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    2019-05-21

    9
    out of 10

    Beautiful beautiful cottage in the most beautiful place... hosts were perfect, super friendly but total privacy at the same time. Stepping out the front door and being Surrounded by miles of awesome walks where you can easily get lost and see no one for miles; our idea of perfection! Only tiny tiny issues we had were mini things like no cheese grater, not a proper oven although there is a microwave oven or any suitable microwaveable bowl to cook in. But there was absolutely everything else you could hope for! Great WiFi to look up trips, super comfy bed and great information of the local area. Having OS maps available was super handy too! They took us on many adventures. Our dog too loved seeing Bill and Ben each morning. Would definitely recommend!!

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    2019-04-29

    9
    out of 10

    A beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting. Local area very scenic with lots of walks and sights to visit. Welcome pack was most appreciated and the dog enjoyed her treats too. Would thoroughly recommend this lovely cottage.

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    2018-10-22

    9
    out of 10

    Excellent location and we had a great week exploring the local area. Hosts were attentive but respected our privacy but gave us great pointers when needed. Property is truly unique and well recommended by us if visiting the area and need a base to explore from

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    2018-09-24

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