A pleasant room and a help-yourself breakfast in our family home in a lovely setting next to a working water mill in the coastal village of Golspie.
We have a room available on a hostel-style basis in our friendly Scottish / Kiwi home. The Mill House is right on the edge of the village of Golspie in the Highlands of Scotland, only 150 metres from the main road (A9), but in a very tranquil and beautiful spot.
The room has a comfortable double bed and plenty of storage. There's a shared bathroom and a comfortable family sitting room with a log burner.
It's a family home, pleasant but not fancy, indeed a bit scruffy in places. We have two very small children who are generally pretty well-behaved but they do scatter toys round the place and might break into song over breakfast. There's plenty of space for storing bikes and drying boots and waterproofs.
The house is in a lovely setting, next to a working water mill, built in the 1860's, which we run (find Golspie Mill online to find out more ).
We invite you to help yourself to breakfast - we offer Golspie Mill porridge, cereal, homemade bread when time permits, fruit, yogurt, tea, coffee etc or if you prefer you're welcome to use the kitchen to cook your own breakfast. We're also happy to point you in the direction of nice places to eat out locally.
We'd like you to feel at home in the house and make use of the kitchen, sitting room, washing/drying facilities and the garden and barbecue whenever you want.
Interaction with Guests
We'd like you to feel comfortable in our home and free to spend time chatting to us or not, whatever you prefer. Due to our work commitments, small children and busy lives we might not always be around to chat to you as much as we'd like to, but we'll always try to help you with any queries, big or small.
Golspie is a small coastal village, between the sea and the hills. It's an hours drive from Inverness and an hours drive from the spectacular north coast.
The area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, with great cycling on quiet roads, an excellent mountain bike track, lovely walks along the shore and through the woods. The popular Lands End - John o Groats cycle route passes the top of the road (150 metres from the house). The Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve is a couple miles down the road and is a lovely place to watch wading birds on the mudflats or look for seals at low tide.
Nearby are nice beaches, good places to surf and kayak and we're only 30 minutes from some great hills. Royal Dornoch, Golspie and Brora golf courses are all within very easy reach and welcome visitors.
In Golspie, there is a handful of shops, including a small supermarket, a chemist and an excellent hardware/gift store. Bigger shops are in Tain, a 25 minute drive away, where you can also visit the Glemorangie Distillery.
The village is served by trains and buses, about 4 or 5 times a day but if you want to explore a bit around the area you'll need a car or bikes. We are 5 minutes walk from the bus stop and just over a mile from the train station. We can come and collect you from the bus or train if you would like a lift.
Other Things to Note
The mobile phone signal in the house is a bit patchy but we have wifi that you're welcome to use.
This is a non-smoking house.
Becky and his little familly was extremely friendly and welcome with us it was a real pleasure to be their guest !!!
They have great advice for discover the highland and doing activity all around !
The house and room was very confortable and cosy :) + See a mill working as it worked nearly 200 yeads ago was amazing and eat the bread Becky do with her own flour was just brilliant !
The kid of Becky are very polite and quiet we never been disturb by a song in the morning or evening ! It was 2 little angel !
Hope to see them very soon
THANKS to all of them !!
We felt very welcome in the Shaw Family! The House has all you Need and is very unique and lovely! Golspie is a real good place to stay and explore several parts of scotland! Thanks to Becky and Bob for the good advices and thank you for letting us stay in your home!
Golspie and her house is really local thing. So there is so natural, charming villages and great spactacles. If you want to go natural highland, here is good choise!
Becky's family is so adorable and the kindest people I have ever met. The bed was so comfortable and clean with beautiful flowers.
I already miss lovely your home.
Your son and daughter poppie, humorous uncles, attentive your husband and even friendly wild birds.
And when we were arrived late night, you made us warm dinner with wine. That make me healthy and warmth
Becky is a Wonderful host, Golspie is a lovely village near to the coast. We have a beautiful staying in the house, Backy and his family, specially the little Poppi her doughter are lovely. The house is in the middle of the nature, and the room is very cosy and confortable.
I suggest to stay to Becky whenever you want to have an holliday in the beautiful Highlands.
Becky welcomed us with a cup of tea and showed us around her unique house. We had organised for Becky to provide us with a meal at night which was delightful and included some friends she had also asked. Bob gave us a tour of the mill the following day. Description of the facilities was accurate. We has a good nights sleep. Locality was lovely and quiet - a rural setting.
Becky and Bob are welcoming hosts who make you feel at home as soon as you step in the door. The BnB is exactly as described. The location is gorgeous and within easy walking distance of Dunrobin Castle and various walking trails in the area.
We enjoyed the explanation of the Water Mill from Bob and felt very fortunate to see it in operation. Loved the atmosphere and hearing the geese outside our window in the morning. Becky and Bob gave great advice on exploring the local area and beyond. The breakfast was lovely with plenty of fruit, fresh berries, porridge and home made bread to fill up on before setting out for the day.
This was a wonderful b&b that felt like home!! We so enjoyed the children as we were missing our grandchildren and Becky and Bob could not have been more welcoming and helpful. As I wasn't able to walk a lot I appreciated a ride and it was also great to be picked up and returned to the train station. Bobs porridge is also not to be missed! Thank you so much!!
Hello! We're friendly, outgoing and laid-back people who like meeting new folk and hearing about other places as well as helping visitors to discover the best places in this lovely part of Scotland.
We have lived here since 2001 when we took over the running of the traditional water-powered mill. My husband Bob, a New Zealander, is the miller. I work part-time in a nature conservation organisation, promoting nature-based tourism.
We both enjoy outdoor sports: Bob surfs a bit and enjoys the sea and I enjoy hill-walking, sailing and cycling. We have a productive garden and polytunnel and grow our own fruit and veg (for some of the year at least). We have 2 small children, so we also know a bit about playparks!