Dornoch, ancient capital of Sutherland is centred on its historical 13th century cathedral. From the castle, county jail and other fine sandstone buildings in the main square, narrow lanes flanked by sandstone cottages lead off to the countryside and the coast.
Being on the fringe of the conservation area the cottage is just a minutes walk away from restaurants, pubs, hotels, coffee shops, museum and the Cathedral.
It is also just a minutes walk away from open countryside.
The beautiful beach and golf club are within 1 mile.
The cottage has a selection of local OS maps, information books and local leaflets.
There is much more about Dornoch and the area on www.visitdornoch.com
The town, or Royal Burgh as it became by Charles 1st in 1628, is close to areas of great natural beauty and wilderness.
In 1630 Sir Robert Gordon said: “along the see coasts, there are the fairest links or green fields of any pairt of Scotland, fitt for archery, goffing, ryding, and all other exercise; they doe surpasse the fields of Montrose or St Andrews.”
Nearly 400 years later it remains a championship links course of world renown.