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 overlooking the River Carron, it 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. Dornochs 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 hours drive. Inverness 40 miles. John OGroats 112 miles. Shops and 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 bedroom. Double bedroom. Beamed bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet. 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.
- Wood-burning stove logs inc
- Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
- Futon bed (for +1)
- Satellite TV (digital)
- Video (selection of video cassettes avail)
- Secure garden with patio and furniture
- Grounds of 4 acres
- Pets free of charge
- NB: River frontage and drops in grounds
Customer Reviews of Gledfield Mill, North Highlands - Sleeps 6/7
1st comment: As you will see from your records we have had many holidays in Glenfield Mill and have always been totally satisfied. This year we went for a meal at the Cranog Bistro in Bonar Bridge, which we can highly recommend. The church at Croick is well worth a visit and of course the countryside around the mill is breathtaking for walks and peaceful time out. Oct 2011.
2nd comment: Very quirky - great if you like unusual. July 2010.
3rd comment: The setting of the property and the facilities within. Dec 2009.
4th comment: Despite some of us being ill over the period it was wonderful holiday accommodation. Thank you. Dec 2007.
5th comment: An excellent private property in a brilliant location . July 2006.