Tigh na Cala
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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Situated just yards away from the picturesque harbour of Portknockie 'Tigh na Cala' is a traditional detached stone built cottage, and located in the old part of Portknockie on the Moray Firth coast. The spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom property has been completely renovated and refurbished to a high standard by the present owners and can comfortably accommodate 7 people. On a clear day there are views towards the Caithness coast, and during the summer evenings you can watch the sunsets disappearing over the sea. You may also catch a glimpse of the dolphins as they pass by.
Portknockie is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday and local activities include golfing, coastal walks, many suitable for cyclists. Malt Whisky, Castle and Heritage Trails are all easily accessible.
The clean sandy beaches and viaduct of Cullen are a short walk away from the house.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cullen 1.6 km|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Aberdeen 66.02 km, Nearest railway: Keith 17.7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Downstairs: Entrance hall, living room, dining kitchen, utility room, shower room, double bedroom.
Upstairs: King size bedroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom, family bathroom.
Outside: Enclosed garden, off road parking, garage for storing bicycles etc.
The house has full central heating throughout.
On the ground floor, there is a well-equipped dining kitchen newly installed in 2008, including electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, full size fridge and freezer. It features a traditional cast iron fireplace, leading to utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Off the utility room is a downstairs shower room complete with shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin.
A comfortable living room with traditional fireplace with coal and flame effect electric fire. There is a 32" wide screen TV with Freeview. A DVD recorder, separate radio and CD player and also a pay phone.
Broadband connection for personal laptops.
There is a spacious downstairs bedroom with double bed.
Leading upstairs, there is a large family bathroom with shower over bath.
A bedroom with a single bed.
One good-sized twin bedroom with a sea view.
A large double bedroom with king-size bed and traditional fireplace.
|Further details outdoors|
Includes a sheltered safe walled garden suitable for young children and dogs, which enjoys sun for most of the day.
Features of the garden include a wooden dining set for 7 and a separate bench.
As well as the tumble dryer and a dryer pulley inside there is a washing line outside.
A large charcoal barbecue is provided for guests to use.
There is off road parking and also a private garage for cars and bicycles.
Welcome Pack and Fresh Flowers.
Gas and Electricity.
Bed Linen, Bathrobes and Towels.
Cot, High Chair and Child Safety Gates.
Dogs are welcome by arrangement.
No smoking in the house due to hygiene and safety reasons.
The Scottish Highlands region
Morayshire in North East of Scotland; is bounded North by the Moray Firth, East and South East by Banff, South West by Inverness, and West by Nairn; coast-line, 30 miles; Along the sea-coast the surface is mostly low and sandy; inland it consists of fertile valleys, divided by low hills, which gradually rise to the mountains on the South border. In the South a large portion of the surface is still covered by forest. The principal rivers are the Spey, Lossie, and Findhorn; the Spey and the Findhorn have salmon and grilse, and in the lochs there is abundance of trout; large quantities of haddock, cod, and ling are caught in the Moray Firth.
The principal crops are wheat, oats, potatoes, and turnips, Granite occurs in the South and red sandstone in the North. There are large quarries of freestone and a few slate quarries; whisky is distilled; and there is some shipbuilding at the mouth of the Spey; but otherwise the industries, besides agriculture and fishing, are unimportant. Corn, timber, salmon, and whisky are the chief exports.
Portknockie is a lovely peaceful fishing village and overlooks a natural harbour on the Moray Coast. Portknockie has a fantastic community spirit and has won 'Best village in bloom' many times in the past. There are many coastal walks from the cottage along the rugged cliffs which lead to coves and beaches, and you may pass the local landmark of Bow Fiddle rock. You could also walk or cycle the old railway viaduct from the village to Cullen a couple of miles away. Or just sit at the top of the harbour and watch the activities of the harbour. The area has a variety of wildlife with colonies of seabirds, dolphins and seals.
You do not have to venture far as Portknockie has a variety of shops, including a general food store, chemist, post office, hairdressers, fish and chip shop and an inn.
For the children there is a large play park and down at the harbour is a small paddling pool.
Further away you can enjoy Castles, Whisky Trails, Golf, Fishing, Skiing, Boat Trips, Pony Treking and many more. Attractions nearby include Baxter's Visitor Centre, Christies Garden Centre both in Focherbers, Walkers Shortbread in Aberlour, Johnstones Wollen Mill in Elgin and for the children the Playbarn and Carting at Lhanbryde, Macduff Aquarium, Elgin Leisure Pool and Ice-ring and Landmark Fun Park at Carrbridge.
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11 Jul 2014
What a fabulous holiday home. We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this has to be one of the best. Stuart and Sharon have certainly made this a home from home. Every small detail has been thoug… More
3 May 2014
"Fantastic holiday cottage"
The cottage is so well equipped and totally spotless. The welcome pack, chocolates on the pillows and fresh flowers were a lovely touch. Beds were super comfy. Portknockie itself is lovely. Very … More
27 Oct 2013
This was our 2nd time at this cottage. Simply put it's an excellent place that's got a real homely feel and the owners have added some great touches. There is everything that you need and th… More
5 Oct 2013
"Beautiful Cottage in a Beautiful location"
The cottage is well maintained and scrupulously clean, the kitchen has everything you need to cook a meal. The beds are comfortable and the bedding is first class, lots of beautiful towels provided. O… More
25 Jun 2013
Nicest self-catering we've ever stayed at. Absolutely immaculate, beautifully decorated and every amenity supplied. Excellent value for the price. We don't have a single criticism. The o… More
5 May 2013
There was 6 of us stayed here 06/04/13 for a week. The cottage is lovely it is a good size with plenty room. Has a great family sized kitchen with a large dinning table. Welcome pack on arrival reall… More
27 Apr 2013
We stayed at Tigh na Cala for ten days and absolutely loved it. Sharon and Stuart have made it feel like a home rather than a rental cottage. From the moment we (my wife and our friend Norma) entered … More
10 Mar 2013
"Fabulous cottage, we have been several times, it feels like home by the sea."
The cottage is wonderful ,in a lovely fishing village with friendly locals. There are lots of great walks nearby and in the cottage are many infomation leaflets and books giving great ideas on what … More
1 Jun 2012
"Fabulous cottage, best we've stayed in......"
We stayed for one week in May 2012, the cottage is fabulous with everything that you need for a great holiday. The kitchen is well equipped, the outside space is lovely, the bedrooms are a good size … More
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