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The Coach House

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7 Nights See prices

  • £650  to  £820

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £125 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location

About The Coach House

The Coach House is a pretty stone cottage in the Scottish Highlands which sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms. As part of the fantastic 4,000 acres of the Gruinards Estate in Ardgay, guests are surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, making it simple to step outside the front door and immerse yourself in this incredible landscape. This cottage is ideal for couples and families who appreciate home comforts and big sky views.

The Scottish Highlands are particularly well known for the quality of hill walking and fishing, and both are easily accessible from The Coach House. The River Carron runs close by and the Oykel a few miles distant with fishing permits available to purchase in Ardgay. The village of Ardgay also has a shop and cafe, together with children's playground and indoor soft-play area, and it is also possible to arrange bike hire to make the most of the fantastic mountain bike trails in the region. A tennis court is adjacent to the cottage for Tenant's use, so you can also enjoy a game in the finer weather. A family-friendly bistro is located just 10 minutes away in Bonar Bridge.

Golf is another favourite activity in Scotland. There is a 9 hole golf course in Bonar Bridge and the famous Royal Dornoch Golf Club is half an hour away with fantastic views of the water and beaches of Dornoch Firth. Larger than Ardgay, Dornoch has a good range of amenities including places to eat and drink (notably the renowned 'Luigis' bistro), shops and boutiques, a beach, cathedral and museum. Beyond Dornoch, Dunrobin Castle always provides a fun day out with beautiful interiors and gardens, a museum and birds of prey displays. As the ancestral home of the Dukes of Sutherland, it has been continuously inhabited for 700 years.

Inverness, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle are all within an hour's drive of The Coach House, or you can take the train from Ardgay station which has regular rail links not only with Inverness but also Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Despite their fame worldwide, the Highlands of Scotland remain delightfully unspoiled. The vast expanse of wilderness features crystal clear rivers running with salmon, pristine beaches of soft sand and turquoise water, woodland and mountains, together with friendly communities who are happy to show off the beauty of their region to visitors.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Helen Franklin joined Independent Cottages in March 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Highland)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Coach House is a classic Highlands stone cottage with accommodation over two levels.


  • Open plan living room, dining area and kitchen with multi-aspect windows to make the most of the natural light and views of the gardens and grounds. A stone fireplace has a log burner, and there is a TV with a DVD player, as well as WiFi access throughout the cottage. Wood framed glass French doors open onto the paved patio and gardens.
  • Fitted kitchen well-equipped with cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery.
  • Washing machine, ironing board and iron tucked out of the way in an understairs cupboard.
  • Bathroom with over-bath shower, WC and handbasin.


  • Spacious master bedroom with a double bed and a convenient wash basin. A dormer window looks out over the treetops and the garden.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and a nightstand.

Outside: The Coach House has a patio with table and chairs, and off street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, sheets and towels are all included, as is WiFi. A cot and highchair are available on request - please ask when booking. One well-behaved dog is welcome with prior agreement from the owner (an additional charge of £25 per stay applies). Bookings typically run from Saturday to Saturday, but the owner is happy to consider alternative arrangements if availability allows. Smoking is not permitted. Short breaks (three night minimum) available out of peak season and possibly during peak upon application, depending on availability. Cot/high chair/changing table available (£25 charge per stay applies). Gruinards rental terms and conditions will apply. £50 breakage deposit payable to the owner at the time of booking (returnable on departure).

The Coach House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 27th Apr 2024 - Fri, 31st May 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: Basic tariff for 2 persons; extra for 3 or 4 persons on application ; dog £25 per week

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7802 405802 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Helen Franklin
Member Since March 2019

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* Calendar last updated: 23rd April 2024

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