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Tourie Lum

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From a touch of luxury to characterful heritage, experience one of our truly inspiring holiday properties.


Tucked away, this former gamekeeper’s lodge is a good base for enjoying outdoor activities or touring the Moray coast.

Enjoying wonderful panoramic views over surrounding farmland and on towards the waters of the inner Moray Firth, this interesting detached holiday property (adjacent to another holiday property) has been equipped and furnished to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. The house dates from the 1860s and was originally a gamekeeper’s lodge to the Rosehaugh Estate and architectural features include whitewashed walls with exposed sandstone surrounds and crow-stepped gables, typical of Scots Baronial style. Tourie Lum, which means ‘towering chimney’ in Old Scots, is accessed by a single track and is located on the edge of the Black Isle fishing village of Avoch, overlooking the site of the historic Ormond Castle which is believed to have been a stronghold of William the Lion, King of the Scots from 1165 to 1214. The Black Isle makes a perfect base for exploring the many delights of the Northern Highlands. Visit the lovely villages along the Moray Coast or take a distillery tour along the Moray Whisky Trail. Inverness, the Highland capital, Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield are just a short drive with the stunning west coast being an easy day out. The many activities available in the area include golf, mountain biking, water sports and boat trips, fishing, quad biking, walking and climbing to name just a few. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and watch the ever-changing scenery. Shop and pub 11/2 mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Spacious dining conservatory with wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area and wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD/iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture and children’s play area with slide and swings
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Sea ViewSea View
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • StairgateStairgate
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-12
    The cottage is one of the best i have ever stayed in, the views are to die for and the location is perfect to explore plus get away from it all.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-27
    Very good location for relaxing and sightseeing. Quality of the accommodation was very high, with some personal touches that were much appreciated.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2014-12-28
    Lovely cottage, very clean and well prepared. Felt very much at home. Bigger than the photos made it look to be so pleasantly surprised. Views were spectacular. Location in winter was challenging due to ice roads. Broken main pipe line on last night was a bit of a distraction - but well attended to by the local water board (Scottish Water).

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-01-04
    The cottage far exceeded our expectations. Beautiful location, warm, cosy and very well equipped. A perfect new year break - already booked for Christmas 2015.

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9.0 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo

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