Traditionally stone-built gatehouses in the heart of the highlands

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
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Overview of Traditionally stone-built gatehouses in the heart of the highlands

Entire home

Traditionally stone-built gatehouses in the heart of the highlands

4.3/5 Excellent

Entire home

3 bedrooms3 bathroomsSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Ardgay, SCT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCarbisdale Castle7 min drive
  • Popular LocationStrath Oykel Forest9 min drive
  • Popular LocationFalls of Shin20 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath
Bathroom 3
    No shower or bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Traditionally stone-built gatehouses in the heart of the highlands

Family-friendly cottage in Ardgay
The Gatehouse is in a peaceful location amongst the trees with views across to the hills beyond the Kyle of Sutherland. The accommodation consists of a cosy sitting room, with a beautiful open fire; a spacious dining room that comfortably seats six; a fully fitted kitchen together with drying room, utility room, shower and a separate toilet on the ground floor, along with a double bedroom with king size bed. Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom (1 double and 1 twin). Amenities include television for DVD only, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and electric heating in every room.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Victoria Tanner
Speaks English, French, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children's books


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Golf on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

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About this area


Located in Ardgay, this cottage is in a rural area. Carbisdale Castle and Skibo Castle are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Strath Oykel Forest and Falls of Shin. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby fishing, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling, hunting and hiking. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Carbisdale Castle - 7 min drive
  • Strath Oykel Forest - 9 min drive
  • Bonar Bridge - 11 min drive
  • Falls of Shin - 20 min drive
  • Skibo Castle - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Culrain Station - 5 min drive


  • Mac and Wild - 19 min drive
  • Achness Hotel / Pub - 26 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 22 reviews
5 - Excellent 45%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 22 reviews
4 - Good 45%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 22 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 22 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 22 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

The Gatehouse was everything I could have hoped for, and more than my 2 adult children expected as we all just wanted a 'chilled' break. The location was perfect, and beautiful in Autumn! Had some great local walks then back for hot chocolate and a fabulous fire (courtesy of son). We had trips to John O'groats, Loch Ness and Shin Falls (bonus in seeing salmon leaping). The actual property was superb. 3 fabulous bedrooms ... just loved the window seats. Had deer visit the garden which was lovely so see. Cannot fault it at all and Victoria was very easily contactable. We all fancy coming back, just wish we could guarantee snow for the next time!

3/5 Okay

A beautiful area.
A lovely spot. However a few things need updating. A wardrobe in downstairs bedroom A problem in wall cupboard in kitchen.- look at roof of cupboard. Shower upstairs not working Shower room downstairs needs sorting. A great area. Lovely outside for kids to play and roam. Surrounding scenery beautiful and isolated.
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Our second stay
Very nice and comfortable accommodation with everything included fantastic area adore the animals that frequent the garden, Pine Martens and Red squirrels.

4/5 Good

Stunning scenery
Property was in a stunning location but it is a little dated and unkept. A few things didn’t work properly and food had been left in the oven and in the garden. Overall though we all had a lovely relaxing time.

4/5 Good

Great we base for a Scottish adventure.
Was a good place to stay and just explore Scotland from. Lots of ticks on the bucket list completed. Right in the heart of scotland you can go anywhere up north from here. Very spacious. Watch for the midges we used A.Vogel insect repellent worked a treat it's a new product that works wonders for the wee swines.