The Barn

The Barn at The Old Manse is a superb conversion of an 18th-century stone barn, set in the grounds of a historic listed building dating back to the 1780s. Set in a large 2-acre woodland garden, it provides a very good standard of accommodation in a tranquil yet accessible location. It's been accredited four stars by Visit Scotland. 

The interior of our superb conversionThe main living area is a stunning room on the ground floor converted from the old barn into a beautiful open plan living area, whilst retaining many of the original features. High ceilings, original oak beams and deep-silled windows are complemented by a large wood burner, wood flooring and colour co-ordinated soft furnishings throughout.

Stairs lead up from the living room to a mezzanine floor above, providing a second living room, which also doubles as a second bedroom with a deep leather sofa that converts to a double bed if required.
Set away from the main house, with its own pretty patio areas, both front and back, The Barn enjoys peace and quiet as well as stunning views across the open countryside. Visitors are welcome to wander the woodland grounds and enjoy the pretty walks all around.

The Barn is situated in the small hamlet of Kildary with numerous lovely walks direct from the door. The thriving small town of Tain, Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh, is 5 miles away. There are a number of supermarkets here, as well as a good selection of pubs, restaurants, cafés and shops. For those who enjoy a ‘wee dram’, Glenmorangie, Dalmore and Balblair distilleries are all close by and open to the public.

The pretty Seaboard villages of Balintore, Shandwick and Portmahomack are just 10 minutes’ drive away,
and the beach at the Royal Burgh of Dornoch lies just 15 miles to the north. Golfer’s are spoilt
for choice, with Tain, Alness and Golspie courses within close proximity and the renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club nearby, which is ranked 6th in the world. Wildlife is abundant in the area; red kites and buzzards frequently wheel overhead and owls are often heard in the garden at night. Deer are also regularly seen close by. Beach 6 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 1⁄4 mile.

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Sunday, July 16th 2017

A very Highland scene....

Mountains, "coos" and a loch, Loch Brora to be exact better known for its fly fishing. Easily reached from the Old Manse, just twenty five miles up the coast. Full Story...

Tuesday, July 4th 2017

On Our Door Step

The fishing village of Portmahomack is on the tip of the Tarbat Peninsula on the shore line of the Moray Firth. This step back in time is just ten minutes drive from The Old Manse Bed and Breakfast. Fabulous views, a beautiful sandy beach and a Full Story...

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