Friendly Highland home- double room

House - Private room · Golspie, KW10 6RA, United Kingdom
Becky

A pleasant room in our family home in a lovely setting in the coastal village of Golspie.

Your host, Becky
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A pleasant room in our family home in a lovely setting in the coastal village of Golspie.

The Space

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's a 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 ).

Breakfast is a bit of a help yourself affair - we offer Golspie Mill porridge, cereal, homemade bread, fruit, yogurt, tea, coffee etc and you're welcome to use the kitchen whenever you want. 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.

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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 (email hidden) 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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $11 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $229 /week
Monthly Price: $794 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
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Cancellation: Flexible

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  • I can only recommend Becky, her family and her bedrooms as the perfect place to stay for any occasion. 10/10!

    July 2014
  • We had a few days! The house and entire family are great to spend time with, very welcoming, and excellent hosts. Bob suggested a day trip for us, which turned out to be the best day we spent on our road trip across Scotland. I'd reiterate everything everyone has said below: lovely quiet home, fantastic breakfast, neat mill, castle up the road, and the best fish and chips I've ever had right in town. It's a great base for exploring the Highlands, and I wish we could've stayed for another few days - there's so much to do in the area, and many more fantastic day trips.

    June 2014
  • First Airbnb experience for us and we're so glad we did it! Had a lovely (albeit brief) time with Becky and family. My daughter was captivated by the geese and the trampoline! We highly recommend the local chippy & Poppy's cafe - free wifi and the best coffee in Scotland!

    June 2014
  • We had wonderful time with Becky, Bob and their two children. The house is quiet and perfectly located. Becky and Bob are very nice to talk! It was one of our best accommodations during our holiday!

    June 2014
  • Very lovely and uncomplicated stay with Becky, Bob and their two children. Our best B&B during the journey, it was a highlight.
    The house is quiet, we slept very well.
    The selfmade bread for breakfast tasted very well and the porrigde was the best on our tour.
    We had a chance to visit Bob working at the original watercrafted mill. He explained us how to mill the grain, very interesting.
    Good place to visit Dunrobin Castle only 20 minutes to walk along a path in the wood, Big Burn Falls 5 minutes away and Ben Bhraggie mountain 1,5 hours to walk to the top.
    Becky gave us some information about sportive action like jogging or cycling.
    In Golspie you can eat really good fish and chips!

    June 2014
  • Staying with Becky and Bob and their rosy cheeked little ones, was a highlight of our time in the highlands. Staying in the farmhouse with a working mill was a wonderful experience. The family made us welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived, with fresh flowers in the spacious room, and a welcome to make ourselves at home in the cozy farm kitchen and sitting room.Sharing the bathroom was never a problem as there are 3 bathrooms in the house. There was freshly baked bread, homemade jam and farm fresh eggs to go with our porridge each morning. We soon were hanging our wet clothes in front of the Aga along with the family's clothes. The friendly and relaxed manner in the household was a treat. The area is ideal for mountain biking and hill walking with well marked trails. The bus and train connections to near by places were excellent. We would make staying with Becky a priority should we ever come this way again.

    June 2014
  • Becky's was indeed a friendly home! We loved every minute spend with this lovely family. Highlights for us were seeing the working mill, Becky's rhubarb jam (yummy!), Becky's daughter who shared all her toys and her bright smile and personality with our own daughter, and the cozy, warm fire in the sitting room during the evening. Thank you!

    May 2014
  • We had a really lovely stay with Becky and her family.
    The bedroom and bathroom were very well fitted out and spotlessly clean.
    Becky served up a delicious breakfast, and we were lucky to have some home made bread and fruit compote.
    Don't miss seeing Bob operate The Mill which is adjacent to the house. It is a once in a life time experience.
    A fantastic Airbnb experience.

    May 2014
  • Becky and her family were amazing hosts! If you want to walk in to a hidden paradise and enjoy listening to some amazing life stories, wake up with the best porridge you've ever eaten, tour the old WORKING flour mill......this is the place.

    May 2014
  • Becky and her husband are very hospitable hosts. They greeted us warmly. The room was very cozy and clean. The house is situated in a quiet and peaceful place. We enjoyed our stay! Thank you very much!

    May 2014
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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 and we have 2 small children. We hope that guests find us friendly and hospitable.
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