About This Listing
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, Bob and the kids made me feel so welcome into their home. Beautiful people, beautiful home, combined with a very relaxed atmosphere made for great stay.
I felt like I was visiting close family and I can highly recommend that if you intend to visit the far north of Scotland this is the place to stay.
Thanks for you guidance on where to go and what to see it was really appreciated.
Thanks again everyone, a stay to remember, you truly were the highlight of the Scottish Highlands as far as I was concerned.
La descripción de la casa era correcta, el lugar aún más bonito de lo que se veía en las fotos y los anfitriones hicieron que nos sintiéramos en casa desde el primer día. Una familia muy acogedora, muy cariñosa y pendientes de todo: si estábamos bien, si necesitábamos cualquier cosa, a la vez de dar libertad de utilizar su casa como si fuera propia.
Realmente encantadores, una gran experiencia haber podido compartir con ellos esta semana que estuvimos hospedados. Cuándo volvíamos de las excursiones, teníamos la sensación de volver al hogar.
Had a wonderful stay with the family--it was lovely to feel so welcome being so far and so long away from my own home! Becky, Bob, and even little Poppy did everything they could to make me feel comfortable and at home (I'm sure Murdo would have if he could, too!). The accommodation is exactly as described and you won't find more generous hosts.
The stay in Golspie was fantastic
The accommodation was frat and very comfortable it was great interacting with the family
The host was very knowledgable and gave us very good tips on what to see in northern Scotland can't wait to go there again
My time spent at the Golspie Mill was the month of May 2015. I used this welcoming, friendly home as the hub to all the northern highlands that I visited. Bob and Becky suggested many places to go to that I would have missed on my own. Their children Poppy and Murdol were a delight to be with.
Driving on the left side of the road and car width roads was an achievement that I mastered. The weather was unusually cool and rainy for this time of year, but I dressed for it. The fire place was nice to snuggle up to when returning from an adventure. A good cup of tea was always handy before retiring to a spacious, comfortable bedroom.
While I was there Bob and Becky were awarded by Scotland's Food & Drink, the Excellence Award of Bakery & Cereal Based Product, from their own mill in Golspie. Bob was interviewed by the BBC, TV and it showed the workings of the mill and its products, and Becky showed the culinary results of their products.
All in all it was wonderful, wonderful scenery, wonderful time and wonderful people. Sad to leave!!!
Becky and Bob are excellent hosts. I felt extremely welcome in their home, they are very relaxed and helpful - great tips for nice local walks, shops etc - and generally lovely to chat to. Poppy and Murdo are wonderful kids too! The breakfast was great, and as it worked out I also joined them for some other meals which were delicious, and even though I only stayed a few nights I really ended up feeling part of the family. Thanks guys!
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 !!
About the Host, Becky
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!