$153 / night
Total guests, Nights

4 bedroom Cottage with Heated Pool in Dornoch – Home 3836163 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

4 bedroom Cottage with Heated Pool in Dornoch – Home 3836163

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 mi
  • Swimming pool
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Wester Whinhill is a comfortable, modern, self-catering holiday cottage with stunning views over the picturesque Dornoch Firth. Uniquely for the area, it has a separate leisure room with heated swimming pool and sauna for the exclusive use of visitors to the cottage. The house is 5 minutes walk from a golf driving range, pitch & putt, fishing ponds, woods and beach. Set in a large garden with patio, decking, and gas barbecue - it is an ideal retreat - yet only one mile from the town centre with the world famous Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

The cottage is well suited for families and we have a cot and 2 high chairs if required. One well behaved dog is welcome by arrangement (£25 charge)

We are committed to sustainable tourism, using ECO cleaning products,

and low energy, daylight bulbs. We have recycling bins for glass, plastic, paper, card & metal. We have Solar PV panels to provide electricity to heat the swimming pool and use an air source heat pump to reduce consumption for a 100% renewable energy supplier. We have an electric car charging point in 2020.

Our Energy Performance Certificate is a 'C' rating (75)

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 4: Full bed
  • 1 Full bath, 1 Shower


  • Wireless Internet
  • Private indoor pool
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Sauna
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Joan B.
Average reply time:
24 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
03 May 2022
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





68 reviews

Very Good

“Just perfect”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2021

Great owners - so kind and set up The house perfectly . The house was great - clean and amazing resources , supplies , equipment plus music tv etc everywhere . The endless pool and a sauna just adde… More

“Great stay”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2021

Enjoyed a lovely few days with Joan & Jerry a beautiful holiday home in a beautiful location. Everything was very clean and good quality, had lots of fun in the pool. We hope to return again soon

“A great stay”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2021

We spent a thoroughly enjoyable ten days at Wester Whinhill. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything you could possibly need. We made use of the swimming pool on several occasions, a great bonus. We enjoyed lots of coastal and forest walks with our dog, and exploring the area was very interesting. The owners, Joan and Jerry, are very friendly and helpful, and we would recommend a stay here to anyone.

“Wonderful stay”

Reviewed 13 May 2021

The whole experience was without fault. We were kept up to date with any issues due to Covid. Joan and her husband have been very approachable and friendly during our stay. They had problems with the … More

“Fantastic stay at Whinhill”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2020

We had a holiday for 8 of us ranging in age from 4 to 73. The house was lovely and spacious proving enough of everything for 8 of us. The location was superb, the views and walks around were absolutel… More

“Beautifully located cottage!”

Reviewed 4 Jan 2020

Staying here for the 2nd time (for Christmas this time), it was amazing how fantastic the place still was; it had not lost any of its charm! The kids adored the swimming pool, as always, and we loved … More

“Thanks for the stay”

Reviewed 1 Oct 2019

Had an amazing time staying here in Dornoch. Fantastic location as was quiet and tranquil but only a 15 minute walk into Dornoch. The little ones loved playing in the pool. Had everything we needed an… More

“Excellent holiday”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2019

We had a lovely week at this cottage. Such a peaceful location with plenty to do in the area. The cottage was really well-equipped and spacious and the pool was well used for exercise by some of us an… More

Response from the owner Thanks for a great review Laura. I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Joan and Jerry Bishop

“Sehr tolles Haus mit geschmackvoller Einrichtung”

Reviewed 27 Jun 2019

Sehr ruhige Lage, in 15 Minuten nach Dornoch zu Fuß, Größe, Einrichtung und Stil sehr harmonisch, für unsere Reisegruppe bestens geeignet, durch den Pool und die Infrarotwär… More

Response from the owner Vielen Dank. Ich bin so froh, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt genossen haben. Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay


Reviewed 7 May 2019

Just back from a wonderful five night stay at this fabulous property; ideally located within short walking distance to Dornoch. It’s quiet location is perfect; giving great views of open fields … More

Response from the owner Thank you for a fantastic review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Wester Whinhill and we look forward to welcoming you back. Joan & Jerry Bishop

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How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Joan (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Joan (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Joan the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Joan (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Joan (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Joan (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Joan (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Joan (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Joan (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Joan (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Joan (the owner) a message.

If Joan (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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