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Overlooking the beautiful Dornoch Firth lays the ancient Royal Burgh of Tain. With the sea on one side and the mountains behind, this Highland town is perfect for exploring both the east coast and the open, empty and beautiful north Highland countryside.

Tain is a thriving ancient town and is the oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland, renowned for its striking architecture with many of its building designed by the celebrated Maitland family of architects. In town there are all the facilities you’ll need during your cottage holiday with plenty of shops and restaurants serving up good local produce.

Two large events in the Tain diary is the week long gala in May / June, including a country show and Red Arrows display, together with the Tain Highland Gathering in August which attracts worldwide visitors to these traditional Highland Games.

Close by there are white sandy beaches and magnificent surrounding countryside, with endless walks for all abilities and of course the town’s Tom Morris designed golf course, overlooking the Firth, is another opportunity to spoil a good walk!

For local arts and crafts, Scotland’s largest ceramic manufactures are at the Tain Pottery using traditional craft techniques which can be viewed in their showrooms and shop. In addition the Glasstorm studios and shop, gives you the opportunity to try your hand at this skilful craft.

A visit to the Highlands would not be complete without a trip to the world famous Glenmorangie Distillery half a mile from Tain. Here you can take stroll to the Tarlogie Springs, the source of this fine whisky, and take a personal tour around the distillery followed by the visitors centre and finally the shop to purchase a wee dram!

To explore this delightful corner of the Scottish Highlands, search Tain Holiday Cottages.

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  • Upper Bayfield Cottage

    Nigg near Tain

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC511460
    Upper Bayfield Cottage is a picturesque, semi-detached stone cottage surrounded by its own pretty gardens and situated in a quiet lane. The cottage has been sympathetically restored whilst retaining many of its attractive original features. The delightful lounge has a large welcoming wood burner and a deep, comfortable sofa. The bright kitchen has plenty of space for dining, and all rooms are well presented with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings and great attention to detail. This cottage is ideal for families and couples wishing to explore this lovely corner of the Highlands.
    With views across the sea and open countryside, Upper Bayfield Cottage is quietly located, yet has easy access to some of the most spectacular areas of the Scottish Highlands. An RSPB nature reserve is within easy walking distance. The coast is just three miles away, and golf, fishing, hill walking, mountain biking and horse riding are all available locally. There are numerous superb beaches in the region, and the area is also noted for its historical and archaeological sites. Within ten minutes’ drive is the oldest royal burgh of Scotland. Predominantly built of local sandstone, Tain is a charming, historic town and offers an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, public gardens, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. Inverness, the Highland Capital, is about 45 minutes’ drive.

    Ground Floor: The property has three steps to the entrance, oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen/dining room: Large with tiled floor, electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower and WC.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.Large, enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: 6 steps and sloping banks in garden.

  • Polgarrie House

    Edderton

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W43051

    Enjoying a private location with country views, Polgarrie House has been furnished for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Just over a mile outside the pretty village of Edderton and within easy reach of Tain and Dornoch, the detached house makes an ideal base for exploring. Local activities include golf, mountain biking, kayaking, river and sea fishing along with many wonderful hill or beach walks. Visit John O’Groats, the Orkney Islands or the Falls of Shin Visitor Centre. Shop and pub 1.5 miles, restaurant 6 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Second living room. Kitchen with wooden floor. Study with single bed (for alternative sleeping). 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in second living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Car port. Natural water supply from borehole. No smoking.

  • Foresters Cottage

    Tarbat, Invergordon

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 23448

    This attractive, single-storey holiday cottage was formerly the forester’s cottage on a Highland country estate. Situated close to a hamlet it is tastefully refurbished to provide attractive accommodation in a quiet setting. There are woodland and riverside walks leading down to the shores of the Cromarty Firth, home of a large colony of seals. Easy access to the Black Isle with its pretty fishing villages and attractive coastline. Golf, fishing, hill walking, mountain biking and numerous water sports are all available in the area. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Conservatory. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel) included. Oil central heating included (£25per week October-April). Electricity, oil, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Oil Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. fridge/freezer. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

  • Tarrel Lodge

    Portmahomack

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 29675


    Tarrel Lodge is single-storey, wooden, holiday lodge situated in open countryside just 2 miles from the charming seaside village of Portmahomack. Accessed via a private track amidst open fields it provides peace and tranquillity in a lovely setting. The main living area is open plan with the kitchen and dining area being well-equipped with plenty of room for up to 5 guests. The lounge area is warm and welcoming with fantastic features, such as electric fire and deep leather suites. There are three good-sized bedrooms and a shower room. The generously proportioned decking that surrounds the lodge provides an ideal spot to sit and drink in the uninterrupted views across open countryside. The village of Portmahomack has a superb sweeping sandy beach, with stunning views to the Sutherland Mountains beyond. The village also boasts an excellent seafood restaurant, pub, café and a lovely traditional links golf course which is open to visitors. The area is renowned for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre there is a fascinating display of Pictish, Norse and Medieval artefacts. Within ten minutes’ drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland. Predominantly built local mellow sandstone, Tain is a charming historic town and offers an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, public gardens, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. It is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room. Electric heaters, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Decking with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 4 steps to decking.

  • Grieves Cottage

    Balnagown, Invergordon

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    3
    Ref: SMMM

    "A true jewel in the crown..stretching north from the shores of the Cromarty Firth"

    Set in the Northern Highlands where the lochs are deep, the air clear and the long beaches perfect for meandering along, there is space and time to refresh the mind, indulge in passions and revive the spirits at Balnagown.
    Set amidst the natural splendour of Easter Ross, Balnagown Estate - historic seat of the Clan Ross - is a rich blend of farmland, woodland and heather-clad hills and is just a mere 30 minutes’ drive from Inverness, the Highland Capital and just north of the Cromarty and Moray Firths. Steeped in a history that spans generations, the Estate has been transformed into a breathtaking holiday retreat and offers a bespoke and professional service in the STB ‘5 Star’ properties: each property being exclusively furnished and equipped with every need. A superb base for touring this beautiful and unspoilt part of Scotland with easy access to many areas and attractions – so much to see and do for all ages. On the way to visit the nearby town of Dornoch, guests can stop at the Glenmorangie Distillery Visitor Centre to discover the delights of their whisky. In Dornoch a visit to the History Links Museum is recommended or a game of golf can be enjoyed on the famous links world championship course or a stroll along the award-winning sandy beach. Shin Falls Visitor Centre, Dunrobin Castle (hunting seat of the Countess of Sutherland), the Timespan Heritage Centre, Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve and John O’Groats are all within easy reach. From the north coast a ferry can be taken over to the Orkney Islands which offer beautiful, rugged scenery with an abundance of wildlife and many archaeological sites. A trip to the stunning and dramatic west coast is recommended – Eilean Donan Castle, the lovely villages of Plockton, Glenelg, Gairloch and Ullapool or travel over the bridge to the enigmatic Isle of Skye with the Cuillin mountain range, the popular town of Portree with its colourful cottages which line the harbour, or sample the produce at the Talisker Distillery. To the north west and north of Ullapool, a trip up the coastline with the many rocky inlets and deserted beaches leads to Cape Wrath, the most northwesterly point of Great Britain. In addition to the many activities which are available on the estate, there are many more in the area – golf, mountain biking on the many forest trails, sea and loch fishing, kayaking, bird-watching and horse riding to name but a few. Shop 6 miles, pubs 1 mile.

    Spacious living room with open fire and wooden floor. Large dining room with wooden floor. Spacious well-equipped kitchen. Utility room. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor. Two separate toilets. First floor: Double bedroom leading to sitting room. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom, large shower cubicle, bidet, toilet and tiled floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower, bidet and toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Full NSH included
    • Four satellite TVs
    • DVD
    • Tumble dryer
    • Freezer
    • Large lawned garden to front with furniture
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • No smoking

  • The Cottage

    Bayfield, Nigg

    Grade
    6
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: 19987

    Set amidst Easter Ross countryside with views towards the water of Nigg Bay, this comfortable, well appointed, semi-detached holiday cottage is ideally situated for touring the northern Highlands. Within walking distance of an RSPB reserve. Golf, fishing and boat trips are close by. Beaches, and historical or archaeological sites make this a super destination. Shops 41/2 miles, pubs 3 miles. Can be booked with 19986 (which has adjoining garden) to sleep up to 12 guests.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Garden room. 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating and electricity included (£25per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Electric oven. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Large landscaped garden with decked sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There are steps and sloping banks in the garden and an unfenced mill stream, 5 yards.

  • Owl Cottage

    Lothmore, Helmsdale

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W42361

    Uninterrupted views, peaceful location

    Enjoying views across the fields and the waters of the Moray Firth. Within walking distance of a sandy beach, this extended former croft house makes the perfect holiday base for touring this part of the Highlands. Situated between Golspie and Helmsdale. Travel north and visit John O’Groats, the Castle of Mey and the Orkney Isles and south to the Black Isle and Inverness, the Highland capital. Golf, fishing, mountain biking, hill walking and surfing are just a few of the activities available. Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms.

    Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Use of natural woodland. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Unfenced drops in grounds.

  • Ballanriach

    Rearquhar, by Dornoch

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: CC511377
    Ballanriach is situated in open countryside, approached via a quiet country lane and surrounded by farmland, fields and hills in the heart of the beautiful county of Sutherland. Set over two floors, the accommodation occupies a separate wing of a large modern country house. Accessed via its own front door and private gardens, it provides bright and spacious accommodation for up to six people with ease. The main lounge/dining room has deep leather sofas, a superb open fireplace and patio doors that lead out onto the enclosed gardens. The kitchen is fully fitted and well equipped. With three large bedrooms and two bathrooms it is ideal for families and larger groups.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/diner: with open fire, satellite Freeview TV, DVD, Wi-Fi and radio/CD; large dining table and chairs for six, patio doors open onto private garden.
    Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 1: with king-size bed and en-suite with double shower, WC and wash basin Access to shower room also from hallway.

    First Floor: Bedroom 2: with double bed and sofa.
    Bedroom 3: with two single beds.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.

    All oil and electricity included. First supply of logs supplied. Bed linen provided. Wi-Fi. Fully enclosed garden area for visitor’s sole us. Off road parking for 3 cars.

  • Rosscot

    Bayfield, Nigg

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 19986

    Set in a quiet rural location, this cosy holiday cottage enjoys lovely views across open countryside towards Nigg Bay and the Cromarty Firth. An RSPB Reserve, sea trips, fishing, golf, castles and south, west and east facing beaches all within easy reach. Great for touring the scenic Highlands. Historic Cromarty is a short ferry trip (also accessed by road) with Inverness, the Highland Capital approx 45 minutes’ drive. Shops 41/2 miles, pubs 3 miles. Can be booked with property 19987 (which has adjoining garden) to sleep up to 12 guests.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Step down to dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 twin bedrooms with sloping ceilings.

    Woodburner in living room included. Partial electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Large enclosed garden with sitting area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. NB: There are steps and sloping banks in the garden.

  • Stittenham House

    Ardross near Alness

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: CC511384
    Stittenham House is a spacious granite farmhouse situated in its own generous grounds with superb views across open countryside to the Cromarty Firth beyond. Originally a Georgian coaching inn, the house retains many original features, including high ceilings and in the main living room a large open fireplace. The dining room doubles as a second lounge with additional comfortable seating. There are four large bedrooms and a bright, modern farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast table.

    The gardens and grounds are a real delight. Set in over one acre, with lawns and mature trees and shrubs, the gardens lead directly onto woodland. Stittenham House is ideal for nature lovers seeking a quiet location, yet within easy access of all the amenities and attractions in the Highlands. There are stunning beaches, golf, fishing, mountain biking, sailing and hill walking all within close proximity and Inverness, the capital of the Highlands is just 20 minutes’ drive away.

    Ground Floor: The property has full oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Living room: large with open fire, 47" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room/second living room: large with easy chairs, gas fire and TV.
    Kitchen: large farmhouse style with breakfast table, electric oven and hob, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Utility room: with fridge/freezer and tumble dryer.
    Shower room: with shower cubicle and WC.
    Bedroom 1: with double bed.
    Bedroom 2: with twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: with single bed.

    First Floor: Bedroom 4: with king size bed.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. First basket of logs for open fire provided. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Set in over one acre of gardens with mature trees and shrubs. Patio with furniture. Unrestricted access to woodland and Pictish Cist. Parking for four cars. One pet welcome.

  • Failte

    Lower Brora, Sutherland

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: CC511140
    Failte is a superb conversion of two former fishermen’s cottages, which have been combined to form a beautiful and spacious house situated right on the edge of the sea.  The property enjoys wonderful panoramic views of the sweeping coastline, with a traditional Scottish golf links beyond.  It adjoins the beautiful sandy beach of Brora.  Continually owned by generations of MacRae fishermen since the 1820’s, the current owner (a direct descendent) has carried out a stunning refurbishment whilst integrating the adjoining cottage.  The main living area is on the upper floor, taking full advantage of the magnificent views.  The four large windows overlook the mouth of the River Brora, beach and North Sea with stunning uninterrupted views over 20 miles northwards to Berriedale Head. Exposed beams and a feature fireplace of Caithness flagstone and original decorative local sandstone add to its distinctive charm and ambience.   A generous dining room and attractive sun lounge on the ground floor overlooking the estuary, golf course and beach ensure there is plenty of living space.  Five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a downstairs cloakroom make this spacious property ideal for a two-family or extended family holiday.  There is a fully enclosed private garden to the rear and at the front of the house a parking area, further gardens both grassed and paved (ideal for barbeques) are for visitor’s use.

    Ground Floor: Property has electric central heating and a large wood burning stove and comprises:
    Snug: With large wood burning stove,  TV and views overlooking the sea
    Kitchen Area: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
    Bedroom 1: With double bed
    Bedroom 2: With single bed
    Bedroom 3: With single bed
    Bathroom:With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
    Sun Room/Dining Room:  With views across enclosed garden and beyond to the Brora river, sea,sandy bay and mountains
    Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Lounge: With wood burning stove, Sky TV including sports, DVD and radio/CD with large windows overlooking the sea, river, sweeping sands and mountains
    Bedroom 4: With king size bed
    Bedroom 5: With two single beds
    Shower Room: With shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.

    All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for stove provided. Wi-Fi available.Front and rear meadow garden. Off road parking for 4 cars. No smoking.

  • Seaboard House

    Balintore, Ross-shire

    Grade
    10
    5
    3
    3
    Ref: CC511488
    Overlooking the sea in the charming seaside village of Balintore, Seaboard House is a large traditional house enjoying superb sea views. Originally, it was the village bakery, dating back to 1880. Seaboard House has since been beautifully restored throughout whilst retaining many original features, such as cleverly exposed stone walls, original solid wood flooring and welcoming wood-burning stove. It provides a good standard of accommodation for groups and larger families. The large lounge is situated on the first floor. This stunning room has uninterrupted views across the sea, with plenty of comfortable seating to add to the ambience. The spacious farmhouse kitchen is well-equipped. There is a five ring range cooker, a well-laid out fully fitted kitchen and large dining table for up to 10 guests. All the bedrooms are attractively presented with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. Set right on the seafront, with large open gardens across the road that lead directly down to the beach, this really is the quintessential seaside holiday home. At the back is a secluded fully enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture.

    Balintore is one of the ‘seaboard’ villages in Ross-shire which straddles this lovely coastline. They all possess beautifully kept sea-fronts and little harbours, with rocky outcrops interspersed with stunning sandy beaches. Nearby, Shandwick is renowned for its beautiful golden sands and is used for a variety of sporting activities, including sailing, surfing and sea kayaking. This coastline is completely unspoilt and provides an idyllic seaside holiday away from the crowds. Dolphins and porpoises are regularly seen in the bay and even the occasional basking shark and beluga whale have been spotted close to shore. Balintore has good local facilities including a pub, restaurant, café and a small local store, all within easy walking distance. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with cycling, hill walking, golf, fishing, horse riding, sailing, canoeing and surfing all enjoyed locally. The nearby town of Tain, just 10 minutes’ drive away, has an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. It is also home to the renowned Highland malt whisky distillery Glenmorangie. This is an ideal property for larger groups and families wishing to enjoy a Highland seaside holiday.

    Ground Floor: The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
    Kitchen/dining room: With range cooker, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    First Floor: Lounge: With exposed stone walls, wood floor, wood burner, 38’’ Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Bedroom 3: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 5: With bunk beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All oil, gas, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Wi-Fi.Enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). NB: There are 6 steps in garden.

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