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Skelbo near Dornoch, The Highlands - Caithness & Sutherland (Ref. 1110743)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Ogilvie

    “We totally love Farthingworth!”

    It’s perfect for our needs and a great area to stay in.

    It’s perfect for our needs and a great area to stay in. Our only problem this year was we had 5 bird casualties hitting the glass windows. We managed to resuscitate 3 of the birds but sadly 2 died. Would it be possible to have some kind of dangling sun catchers in the windows to reduce the casualties?

    - Mrs Ogilvie, July 2022


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x king-size
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Laundry room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Study
  • Central and underfloor heating with two woodburning stoves
  • Range cooker with oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD/CD player, Bose sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking area
  • Extensive gardens with gravelled area, lawns, storage shed, patio, furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 3.4 miles
  • Note: There is a house landline with an honesty box Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Farthingworth is an old traditional croft house, which has been tastefully restored and extended, with a superb contemporary wing to take the best advantage of the immense views achieved from this vantage point. A panorama of sea, sand banks and sky contrast with the Dunrobin Castle woodlands and mountains beyond. Ever changing with time and tide, the view is mesmerising; dazzling the eye when the tide is in or catching the huge numbers of seals on the sand banks when the tide is out. The choice of furnishings and fittings beautifully complements the environment in colour and texture, encompassing an outside/inside feel, which has created a most relaxing and tranquil atmosphere. It will be a hard place to tear yourself away from, but leave you must to sample what this popular area has to offer. Skelbo is a peaceful little hamlet of just a few houses, on a quiet back road, 10 minutes drive from Dornoch. Walking from the house is good and opens up a long coast walk to Dornoch or the Skelbo Forest walk nearby. With such easy access to the Sutherland hills and mountains, hill walkers have a good range of levels to choose from. There is excellent bird watching down on Loch Fleet, just a pleasant stroll, where Osprey are sometimes spotted over the loch. In addition to Royal Dornoch just down the road, there are several golf courses in the area including Tain, Golspie, Bonar Bridge and Brora. Dornoch has a huge sandy beach, which is safe for bathing, and is an attractive County Town with cafes, gift shops, stores and restaurants. For more shopping and larger supermarkets, Tain is not far away and Tesco and Asda will deliver to the house. Day trips to Caithness, the west coast and even Orkney are achievable from here, opening up much of the Northern Highlands for exploration.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Inverness 43 miles

Translating in Gaelic to 'pebbly place', Dornoch is a delightful seaside resort in the North of Scotland. It is a beautiful town with so much to see and do and it is a place full of history and culture. Dornoch is home to the 13th century Dornoch Cathedral and directly opposite the cathedral is Dornoch Castle which is now a hotel making it the perfect place to stop off and stay awhile. Dornoch has a golf course that has been voted the fifth best outside of the US so is well worth a visit. No visit to Dornoch is complete without a visit to Dornoch beach situated on the beautiful Dornoch Firth and with its miles of golden sands is a great place for beach walks and activities. Aside from the beauty and history, Dornoch has a great range of shops, galleries, cafes, pubs and restaurants to discover and is the perfect place for picking up gifts to take home to loved ones.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

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