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 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!!
Becky and Bob were were very friendly and helpful hosts with loads of tips on what to do and see on our trip round Scotland. Our room was lovely and the bed very comfortable - the best night's sleep I've has so far on this holiday. We had the most delicious porridge for breakfast, so thanks B and B for a very nice B and B stay!
Becky and her family are wonderful people. Everything was just as described and this being our first airbnb experience, makes me feel good about using the site again. Becky and her family not only made us feel welcome but also new a ton about the area, lent us maps and things to explore and helped us experience the Highlands in a way that we never would have on our own. I highly recommend this place to anyone and hope to visit again one day.
We felt very welcomed by the family and very comfortable in their home. The bedroom was big with a soft, comfy bed and fresh red roses in the pretty dormer window.
Breakfast was delicious with homemade bread and porridge, fruit and yogurt etc.
We really enjoyed having Bob show us how the mill operates via the water wheel.
The location is perfect and very close for walks to the Dunrobin castle and to cafes and shops and hikes through woods and by the sea.
And their two children are the cutest kids who made our stay all the more enjoyable!
Becky and Bob are really welcoming, talkative and out-going people. It’s a treat to stay at their place.
They gave us really good advices and useful information. BTW Tongue and the Balnakeil Craft Village are really beautiful places and the Oldshoremore Bay Circuit is just stunning. Thanks a lot!
The house is really well situated for exploring the surrounding countryside and the coastal area. The Brora to Golspie sea-side walk is highly recommended with a lot of highlights: seals, aquatic birds, highland cows (oooops!), Carn Liath Broch and Dunrobin Castle.
The bedroom is really comfy and cosy. And about the breakfast…you should taste the porridge!
Hopefully we will come back and will stay for longer.
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!