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Tigh na Cala

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Tigh na Cala, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached stone cottage.

Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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
Access Car advised
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 Double beds (2), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
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.

Further details

Tariff includes

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 Moray 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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    Sharon M.

    • 3 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:07 Jun 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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