A pleasant room in our family home in a lovely setting in the coastal village of Golspie.
We have a room available on a hostel-style basis in our friendly, comfortable 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'(email hidden)d-in family home, pleasant but not fancy and we have a toddler who is pretty well-behaved but does have a habit of scattering toys round a bit. 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).
You're welcome to use the kitchen whenever you want and help yourself to Golspie Mill porridge and homemade bread, tea/coffee. We can provide a packed lunch and /or dinner by arrangement. 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.
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.
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.
The mobile phone signal in the house is a bit patchy but we have wifi that you're welcome to use.
Becky and her family were quite friendly and the working mill was neat. There's a lovely little hike to some falls (I think the Big Burn Walk) right around the corner from the house, Dunrobin Castle is up the street, and the Carn Liath a few miles away was fun to explore. Only 10 miles from Dornoch, too.
Stayed for one night at Golspie. Really friendly family home. Lovely location. Will return again in the future.
Lovely and friendly persons and amazing place to enjoy a few days
She and his family are very friendly, We like so much stay in your house.
Becky and Bob are great hosts. They are kind, friendly and welcoming. Their house is really nice and perfectly located at the beginning of Golspie if you come from the North. It is calm and surrounded by trees. Perfect if you like walks in the woods or want to make a resting stop during your trip.
I really enjoyed my week at a working mill-house, which included a delightful birthday party for the host. Perfect weather, lots of things to do, an excellent internet connection, hot oatmeal in the morning. Part of the fun was chatting with their myriad friends who dropped by at all hours. The quiet room overlooks a lush yard that disappears into a forest of old hardwoods. The bath has a big tub but no shower. Two nearby towns support a variety of restaurants and cafes. In driving all over the back country I passed two herds of red deer. The highlight was discovering an Iberian inscription in a broch near Castle Dunrobin.. In retrospect, I should have taken a bus tour of the Orkneys, only an hour away.