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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Friday, June 15th 2018

A World of Colour

Storm Hector has passed us by and fortunately did not destroy the array of colourful plants that are currently in bloom in the Old Manse garden. One of my favourites,the Californian Poppy, has just flowered and hopefully will last a number Full Story...

Tuesday, June 12th 2018

Highland Games Season

The summer months are packed with Highland games and County Shows which show case local traditions that have been in existence for generations. Below are a few that are in close proximity to The Old Manse. 14th July - Tain Highland Gathering Full Story...

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