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Seashell Cottage

Cromarty, The Highlands - The Black Isle (Ref. 1110738)

4.3

Good

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Duane

    “Unfortunately we found the cottage basic and dated and not matching the over flattering description on Sykes website.”

    For example the website says "With stunning views, Seashell Cottage is a traditional stone-built Scottish cottage and a wonderful base..." However the cottage is on the High Street, opposite, the townhall and a bus stop, not stunning in the least. Also as the High St is the main route into the village, there's quite a bit of traffic noise. The living room and kitchen were functional, again not in keeping with the website's elaborate descriptions. The beds were very hard and uncomfortable. ...

    For example the website says "With stunning views, Seashell Cottage is a traditional stone-built Scottish cottage and a wonderful base..." However the cottage is on the High Street, opposite, the townhall and a bus stop, not stunning in the least. Also as the High St is the main route into the village, there's quite a bit of traffic noise. The living room and kitchen were functional, again not in keeping with the website's elaborate descriptions. The beds were very hard and uncomfortable. We ended up sleeping in separate rooms and in end came home 2 days early. The house next door was been renovated (Nov 22) and as such there was building noise most mornings. On the plus side, Cromarty itself is a lovely little village with a lot to offer, local pubs, restaurants and shops are great. Any locals we met were really friendly and engaging, it seems like a lovely place to live. Day trips to Dornoch, Culloden and Inverness were easy and local villages of Rosemarkie, Avoch and Fortrose are worth exploring too.

    - Ms Duane, November 2022

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with pull-out beds underneath
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor WC with basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, coffee maker
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • On-road parking next to house
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot
  • Note: Charging for electric cars not included in the price

The property

Seashell Cottage is a traditional stone built cottage, situated right in the heart of the village of Cromarty, at the tip of the popular Black Isle peninsula. All amenities are within immediate walking distance including: dolphin watching cruises with EcoVentures; well stocked store; a bakery for fresh daily produce, a specialist cheese deli, a post office, restaurant, pub and cafes. There is an award winning Court House Museum and an Art Exhibition centre. The Old Brewery Cromarty Centre frequently features live musicians and events and the, now legendary, Cromarty Film Festival takes place here annually. The beach is a stroll from the house and varies from sandy to shingle. Alternatively, a circular walk along the shore, up through woodland to the top of the South Sutor hill and back down, is a great way to get some exercise. All this is without even leaving the village! Venture further on the Black Isle and there are yet more attractions for the holiday maker from the terrific cycle tracks at Red Rock Learnie, the long sandy beach and beach cafe at Rosemarkie, a Pictish Museum at Rosemarkie and most spectacular of all - standing on the shore at Chanonry Point in Fortrose and watching the dolphins leap out of the water! There are several other excellent restaurants on the Black Isle including The Anderson in Fortrose, The Station in Avoch and the Allangrange Arms in Munlochy. If you still feel the need to leave the Black Isle then Inverness is just 30 minutes away and Loch Ness under an hour drive. The cottage is beautifully appointed, light and airy and will be a delightful place to return to after exploring all The Black Isle and beyond has to offer. There is parking outside the house but with a bus stop to Inverness nearby it is possible to have a car free holiday at this lovely cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

CROMARTY

Inverness 23 miles; Lossiemouth 64 miles; Elgin 65.3 miles.

Cromarty, poised on the tip of the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth, is the Highlands' best preserved historic town. It is a jewel, rich in history, folklore, striking architecture, and offers grand views of seven counties from the headland above it. But Cromarty is more than just an 18th century town. For modern travellers and holidaymakers it provides a wealth of attractions: sandy beaches, unusual architecture, Bottlenose Dolphins, eating places, a multi-award winning museum, beautiful countryside, wildlife, and bird reserves of international importance, to name but a few. Being only a 30 minute drive from Inverness, the 'Capital of the Highlands', Cromarty combines the advantages of its convenience as a base from which to travel throughout the Highlands, with an apparent detachment from the mainstream tourist routes, giving the best of both worlds.

Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter

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