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Oystercatcher Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 13 reviews

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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

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)
Access Car advised
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
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
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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11 Aug 2014


"Great cottage with view on the sea"

Perfect cottage very well equipped. Very cosy with a generous welcome package. It is even better than the pictures show. We enjoyed travelling to the north (Tongue, Durness) and west to Ullapool. Ther… More

26 Jun 2014


"Home away from home"

The house was delightful. We felt comfortable in it immediately, and there was a town nearby, so we had everything we needed at our fingertips. The wifi and internet worked well, too. The road in fron… More

3 Jun 2014



The cottage is outstanding. Clean, spacious, perfectly decorated and the welcome pack is the cherry on top of the cake. We've already booked again for next year and hopefully many more years to c… More

29 Apr 2014



Second visit to Oyster catcher cottage . The best place by far to stay. Once again a welcome pack filled with goodies fridge also with cheese milk and butter .It was my birthday and my granddaught… More

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

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