Thursday, July 23, 2009

Holiday Home on River Carron near Dornoch Firth Sutherland

Holiday Home on River Carron near Dornoch Firth, Sutherland. In a remote and beautiful setting, with superb views over the River Carron near its mouth on the Dornoch Firth, this converted corn mill retains its original millworkings and offers spacious and very comfortable accommodation on split levels, with an external entrance to both floors. Standing in its own large and secure south-facing garden and grounds of 4 acres, Gledfield Mill has been equipped and furnished to a high standard, and is well placed for exploring Caithness and Sutherland. Within easy driving distance, the scenery varies from wild cliffs and hills to lonely moorland and remote beaches. Here you will find dozens of ruined castles and ancient monuments. Seat of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle (24 miles) has a distinct French influence, and enjoys views out across the North Sea with seal colonies nearby. There are numerous golf courses, and lochs and lochans within easy reach, where you can fish for salmon and trout. The town of Dornoch (15 miles) is home to the seaside links course at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, the most northerly first-class course in the world. Dornoch’s amenities include shops, tennis, bowling, sandy beaches and a craft centre located in the town jail! The area contains some of the most spectacular scenery and physically challenging areas for hillwalkers in the whole of the British Isles. Shooting available locally by arrangement. Skiing within 1 hour’s drive. Inverness 40 miles. John O’Groats 112 miles. Pub serving food 1 mile. Ground floor: Morning room with rugs on Caithness stone-slab floor, wrought-iron furniture and futon bed (for +1). Master double bedroom (5ft bed) with rugs on beech floor. Twin-bedded room. Double bedroom. Beamed bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower. Separate W.C. Original beamed ceilings in hallway and bedrooms. Open-tread stairs to lower ground floor: Very spacious living/dining-room featuring original cornmill workings with ‘corn shute’ wood-burning stove, rugs on beech floor and door to garden. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area.
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