Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
If you are looking for a holiday in the Scottish Highlands with a touch of luxury then look no further..... The cottage has been renovated to a high standard and has 3 bedrooms and 3 shower rooms, 2 of which are en-suite. It is ideally suited to families of all ages.
The cottage is situated in the rural Easter Ross village of Saltburn, by the shores of the Cromarty Firth. From the front there are splendid open views towards the Black Isle. It's on the shoreline of the Cromarty Firth that a variety of wildlife can often be seen and a walk along the beach will always be interesting.
The cottage is an ideal base to visit the many whisky distilleries and castles in the area. Only a few miles away is the Balnagown estate which has good opportunities to explore the outdoors with dedicated cycling and walking routes. There are good golf courses in the local area which are set in some wonderful scenery.
The Royal Burgh of Tain is 10 minutes drive away. This quaint small town is steeped in local history dating back a thousand years. Here you can walk down the narrow streets and visit some of the old buildings, churches and museums.
Inverness is an easy 30 minutes drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portmahomack beach 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness Airport 40 km, Nearest railway: Inverness 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The property benefits from a log burning stove. FIrewood is supplied at the property and clear written instructions are given as to how to operate the log burner. Very well quipped property with everything you need to enjoy your holiday so you can relax.
|Further details outdoors|
Garden with patio and garden furniture. There is ample parking on the wide pavement right in front off the house. More cars can be parked adjacent to the house.
The Scottish Highlands region
There is a good chip shop close at hand (1.5 miles away), 'Carols' in nearby Invergordon just off the main street, which is recommended. The food shops are open to 10pm every night with the main supermarket 'CO-OP' and 'SPAR' open until 10pm.
They are located in Invergordon which is 1.5 miles drive away. This can be walked but would take about 35 minutes walk each way. Most other shops in Inverdordon shut at around 6pm.
The towns of Alness and Invergordon are within a few miles of the cottage have plenty to offer in the way of shops, coffee shops and restaurants. There is plenty lovely scenery to enjoy in the area with Fyrish hill walk 6 miles drive. There are many forest tracks nearby and offer good locations for mountain biking, walking. There is plenty off fishing to be had in the area with the River Averon 5 miles away.
Mountain biking is popular sport in the highlands. There are bike tracks in Fort William and Laggen. Both of these locations are approximately 1.5 hours drive away from the cottage. There is also good mountain biking terrain around the Aviemore and Speyside area (1 hour drive) where there is hire shops and instruction.
There is a good chip shop close at hand (1.5 miles), 'Carols' in nearby Invergordon just off the main street, which is recommended. The food shops are open to 10pm every night with the main supermarket 'CO-OP' and 'SPAR' open until 10pm. They are located in Invergordon which is 1.5 miles drive. This can be walked but would take about 35 minutes walk each way. Most other shops in Invergordon shut at around 6pm.
Alternately Inverness and Dingwall are within 35 minutes drive and have shops and cinemas and a greater selection of restaurants which open late.
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25 Nov 2013
"Slice of modern comfort in a traditional setting"
The cottage was a very pleasant surprise. The photos on the website did not do it justice. All three bedrooms had ensuite facilities, which provided privacy and ease in the mornings. The cottage was v… More
23 Nov 2013
"Absolutely fantastic homely clean and everything you want for a great holiday"
Great place to stay we thought being November and being by the sea it would be cold. The cottage is so warm and cosy one does not need the wood burner but it was nice to have. The owners have put e… More
11 Jul 2013
"Oyster Catcher Cottage made our trip even more beautiful..."
Oyster Catcher Cottage has a very lovley location and is close to local amenities if you have a car. The cottage itself was our home away from home for the 3 nights that we stayed there. It is well equipped, very neat and tidy and well lit. The living room has a good sized tv and dvd's for the days when the weather does not permit long outdoor excursions. All the rooms are a good size and very tastefully furnished. We loved the time that we spend there. There was a problem with the flush in the toilet in the twin bedroom but it did not really have impact on us as we were a small group of only 3 people and the other toilets worked fine.
We loved our stay in the Oyster Catcher cottage and wish we had spend more time. Will be going back again for sure.
9 May 2013
"Superb cottage perfectly situated"
Stayed here with friends for a long weekend and found the cottage ideally situated facing the estuary. The cottage had everything little thing one could want there down to the very littlest thing. V… More
11 Apr 2013
"Comfy, well equpped cottage"
Excellent cottage, well placed to explore the Highlands, particularly Inverness and area. Plenty of room, well furnished and great instructions for all appliances etc.
7 Apr 2013
"Wonderful cottage with a great location"
We stayed here for a week in August 2012 and were very impressed. The cottage was really lovely - lots of space (but still cosy) and extremely well equipped. A welcome basket containing tea, coffee, b… More
15 Nov 2012
"This cottage welcomes you with open arms and holds you there until you leave."
A fabulous find, it is warm and inviting and has a fantastic view that changes with the tide and the weather.
It is very cosy but also quite spacious so it feels more like a new build inside.
There is plenty to do in the surrounding area but you can happily sit and do nothing for hours there without feeling like you've wasted time.
13 Jul 2012
"Home away from home"
We spent three nights at the cottage and wished we could have stayed longer. We spent 4 weeks travelling around Scotland staying in a variety of B&B's and self contained accommodation. Oyster Catcher cottage was definitely the most comfortable by far with all the "mod cons" we like to have but don't necessarily get in other accommodation. The cottage is in a very quite location with views across the firth and a short drive to the local high street. The external appearance is underwhelming, but wait 'til you get inside - it's wonderful. Very modern and clean. It definitely feels more like a home than a short term let. The only (very mild) disappointment for us was the water pressure in the shower which was a bit too low. This has not put us off from considering a much longer stay next year (hopefully).
Many thanks for your wonderful review. I am sorry that the hot water was not up to the required pressure. Have looked into it and found that the thermostat on the water cylinder was not turned up enough. Problem sorted now. You are both very welcome to come and stay at Oystercatcher Cottage again, All the best, Graham
11 Apr 2012
This Cottage is set in a wonderful location with beautiful scene. There are lots of little personal touches, like a hamper basket on arrival as well as "things to do during our stay". I wou… More
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