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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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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Bisgeos Cottage Ref: W41627

Stunning views

Bisgeos Cottage is situated in the quaint old fishing village of Shandwick. The property has been superbly renovated to provide excellent holiday accommodation. This holiday property enjoys fantastic views of the sweeping sands and the sea beyond and dolphins can be seen off-shore. Boat trips are available and are a great way of exploring the coastline. The small fishing village of Shandwick and Balintore offer a good variety of local amenities. Golf, mountain-biking, riding and surfing are all enjoyed in the area. Attractions nearby include Dunrobin Castle, the falls of Shin salmon leap, Skye, Isles, Orkney and Tain and Dornoch, with its championship golf course. Can be booked with W41626. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Lawned garden, patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: The garden leads to the sea.

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£0-£0
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
1 Shandwick Street Ref: W42957

Enjoying a quiet yet central location within the historic town of Tain, this traditional cottage, one of a row, is furnished and equipped to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday and makes the perfect base for exploring the Northern Highlands. The town, which is set near the shores of the Dornoch Firth, enjoys a variety of amenities including shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes which are all within easy walking distance. Try a round of golf on the renowned links course, horse riding, mountain biking or some of the many water sports available, or take a stroll along one of the many beaches, relax and unwind. Shop 200 yards, pub 500 yards, restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£247-£483
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Summer Cottage Ref: SXXD

Perfect for family holidays and relaxing short breaks, this exceptional property is situated just two minutes’ walk from a glorious sandy beach and links golf course in the charming seaside village of Brora. Beautifully furnished, and boasting a lovely, spacious interior, it stands within its own attractive, well tended and fully enclosed garden beside the Royal Marine Hotel, where Summer Cottage visitors enjoy full use of the leisure club’s superb facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, steam room and services of a beautician. The hotel also has an excellent restaurant. Stunning coastal scenery and an unspoilt, rugged landscape provide a wonderful backdrop for wildlife spotting, bird watching, walking and fishing, and sea angling is available from the village harbour. The Clynelish Distillery (2 miles), Dunrobin Castle, Loch Fleet Nature Reserve, the Castle of Mey (the late Queen Mother’s home) and day trips to Orkney are all easily accessible. Shops ¼ mile, pubs and restaurants 400 yards.

Spacious open-plan living/dining room with central wood-burning stove, French doors to garden and well-equipped kitchen area with tiled floor. Utility. Sun room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet, with access to further double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed (for +2) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Landing with TV, DVD and games. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, separate en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, and door to balcony. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling (for +2 children).

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, oil central heating (underfloor heating on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two plasma Freeview TVs
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, enclosed landscaped grounds with gravel terrace and furniture
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Shared use of indoor, heated swimming pool at adjacent hotel, with sauna, gym, steam room and beautician services
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

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£481-£1759
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
The Cottage 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.

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£264-£680
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Ramblers Rest Ref: W42702

Part of the Tarrel Farm Estate, on the Tarbet Peninsula, this holiday cottage enjoys a stunning location with sea views from both front and back of the property. Renovated to a very good standard, tastefully decorated and excellently equipped. A 15-minute walk to the beach with access to the coastal path. The village of Pothmahomack is 5 minutes’ drive and has beach, shop, pub and two restaurants, while Tain has good amenities. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and step down to kitchen. Utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. Sloping ceilings throughout first floor.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Xbox (in twin bedroom). Electric Aga. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with terrace and furniture. Parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£248-£799
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Shandwick Cottage Ref: W41626

Adjoining stunning sandy beach with fantastic views

Shandwick Cottage backs onto a spectacular sandy beach and enjoys stunning views around the bay. This quaint fishing cottage has been thoughtfully and meticulously renovated, whilst retaining a wealth of traditional features, including solid wood flooring, exposed stone walls and cosy open fire. The second bedroom doubles as a second lounge upstairs, with panoramic views across the sea. The garden leads directly onto the broad sandy beach. The little fishing village of Shandwick offers a variety of local amenities, including restaurants, pub and local store. Visit Skye, Isles or Orkney for a day out. Can be booked with W41627. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over Jacuzzi bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single/second living room.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: The garden leads directly onto the beach.

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£259-£688
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Sand Dune Cottage Ref: W43308

Enjoying a wonderful beachside setting just a few steps from the waters of the Moray Firth, this spacious, detached holiday property makes a super base for exploring this lovely part of the Highlands. Enjoy watersports, fishing, golf and mountain biking. Visit Dunrobin Castle, Tain, Dornoch, the Falls of Shin salmon leap or take a day trip to the beautiful west coast, the Orkneys and the Isle of Skye. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Landscaped grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Easy walking access. NB: Garden has direct access to sea, 10 yards.

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£537-£537
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Foresters Cottage 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 Cromary 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 watersports 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.

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£542-£542
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Rosscot 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. Pets free of charge.

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£254-£659
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Set above the shore and looking back to the harbour village of Helmsdale, this converted holiday home is very spacious and has it all, including a bar area in the living room. Very private with access to the adjacent rocky beaches below and with panoramic sea views complemented by a large decking area for al fresco dining. Sit in bed and watch the fantastic array of sea birds, dolphins and seals offshore. Carefully chosen marine colours enhance the decor and the large stone open fireplace adds to the comfortable ambience. Fresh fish can be purchased from the boats which still land in the harbour, but should guests wish to dine out, there are several good restaurants locally and it is just ashort walk to the village pub. Helmsdale has shops which provide local produce and fulfil most needs, with great golf and fishing nearby. Try a day trip to Orkney, go shopping in the lovely town of Dornoch, visit the Castle of Mey, climb Ben Hope, take a walk in the Geopark in nearby Assynt National Park or go whale watching on a local boat; just a few of the opportunities available from Helmsdale. With many beautiful sandy beaches on the doorstep, guests are spoilt for choice. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with stable door and beams. Kitchen. Utility room. Games room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (6ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Large decked area with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with table tennis and dart board. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Open access and drops to sea, 5 yards.

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£414-£941
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Driftwood Cottage Ref: W42551

Seaside location

This terraced cottage is set in an enviable location, just a few steps from the seaside with an enclosed garden area where you can watch the wildlife. Sea trips, distilleries, mountain biking, kayaking and fishing, golf and dolphin spotting are some of the attractions this area has to offer, along with fantastic scenery, beaches and forest trails. Inverness, Loch Ness, and to the north, Dornoch and John O’ Groats all within easy reach. A visit to the lovely West Coast is also recommended. Shops, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet with tiled floor.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating (underfloor heating in bathroom) and electricity included (£30per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD/CD. Small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Steps in rear garden.

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£275-£630
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Owl Cottage 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.

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£292-£751
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