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The Paddock, Portmahomack, near Tain

Sleeps 52 Dogs Allowed3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom£389 - £875 pw

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A single storey cottage surrounded by rural countryside and within walking distance of Portmahomack, a charming fishing village on the Tarbat Peninsula.. Ground Floor:

All on the ground floor.

Living room: With electric wood burner, 32" Sky TV (family package) and DVD player.

Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and 21" TV.

Bedroom 2: With double bed.

Bedroom 3: With single bed.

Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail. . Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and fibre optic Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. . Tucked away on a quiet farm lane, The Paddock is a traditional terraced, single storey stone farm cottage located on a working, farm 1 mile from the charming seaside village of Portmahomack. The pretty cottage garden overlooks the owner’s farmland, with distant sea views. The cottage looks south over the Moray Firth and Moray Coast with views of Cairngorms and Ben Rhinnes. The accommodation is beautifully presented, with a large living room with lovely views across the open fields. The bright, kitchen/dining room is fully fitted and very well-equipped. There are three generously proportioned bedrooms, all thoughtfully decorated with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. Exposed stone walls and large canvases of the surrounding area add to the cottage’s charm and ambience.

Portmahomack is a thriving seaside village with a fishing harbour and pier, as well as a superb sweeping sandy beach; the mountains beyond act as a stunning backdrop. Portmahomack is the only village on the east coast of Scotland that faces due west and has spectacular sunsets. The village has a renowned seafood restaurant as well as a café, local store and a lovely traditional links golf course, Tarbat Golf Club, which is open to visitors. The area is renowned for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre is a local heritage centre and museum, with a fascinating display of Pict, Norse and medieval artefacts, as well as a gift shop. Within 15-20 minutes’ drive lies the Royal Burgh of Tain, established as a Royal Burgh in 1066, and the Tain Museum houses the famous original Tain Silver Collection. Predominantly built in local mellow sandstone, Tain is a charming historic town and offers an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including Tain Golf Course which looks across the Dornoch Firth to Dornoch. Just outside Tain you will find the renowned Famous Glenmorangie Distillery, where you can take a tour and sample some of the famous whisky. Beach 1 mile. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 0.5 miles.

The Paddock can be booked together with Sheaf Dale (UK5740) and Grieve’s Cottage (UK12250) to accommodate up to 15 guests.

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Short Breaks Allowed
Towels Provided
Washing Machine

Guest Comments

"Great cottage in a great location"

Dafydd, August 2021

"A superb well stocked clean cottage run by very friendly owners who are only too happy to share their knowledge of nearby and far flung water sports like paddleboarding and canoeing and other general places of interest. The owners knowledge of the Northern lights and how to see them and other scenic delights like the Tarbat lighthouse were second to none. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will return for sure."

Bill, August 2021

"Second time here and booked again for next year. Cottage is comfortable and has everything we needed. Looking forward to returning next year"

Janine, August 2021

"Lovely location, the owners welcomed us not long after we arrived at property. The first or second night the blind in the kitchen randomly fell off it’s fittings. We saw the lady the next morning and she was lovely when we explained what had happened. The cottage had everything we required, well equipped and very clean. The beach was just 15 minutes walk with hotel in village serving great food. Would definitely book cottage again. Can you"

Marlyn, July 2021

"A lovely cottage in a quiet rural setting, perfect for relaxation. You can get to most of northern scotland and back in a day.If you are a nightclubber this is not for you, if it is coastal walks wildlife and historical points of interest you are after. The Paddocks would be highly recommended.A warm friendly welcome and very helpful owners."

Simon, May 2021

"As soon as we arrived Douglas, the owner came to make sure all was okay and provided some local knowledge - which was nice. A nice guy and chatty.The accommodation was nice and comfortable and we needed nothing whilst we were there, radiators need bled as they were not very warm but this is a minor fault and perfectly acceptable considering there has been little or few visitors in the last 12 months due to Covid. Beds comfy, enough space for hanging clothes, great WIFI signal and SKY tv for night time or wet days.Reasonably sized enclosed garden for kids and dog. Beautiful walk down to the rocky coast down the farm track. Visited the lighthouse - 45 min walk, road mostly and then good tracks. Suggest a visit to Rockfield, very small but loads of wildlife here.Cannot really fault the place to be honest. Shops/pub you can walk to in 25 mins strolling."

Fraser, May 2021

"Spotless, well maintained property. Amazing views from the garden out to the Cromarty Firth - the small “Summer House” and patio was an ideal sheltered spot to wrap up, take a drink and enjoy the tranquility."

Christine, October 2020

"Our second stay at these cottages helpful owners and lovely welcoming cottage. Super walks from the cottage and fabulous sun sets. Hope to be back next year"

Vivienne, September 2020

"Great location, for walks, cycling, running. Close to lots of places to use as a base. Relaxing garden area. Very friendly local pub that was all but on the beach with great views over the Dornoch Firth. I would happily choose this area, and property again as it was just great for all of the above and just relaxing watching TV or reading a book."

Euan, September 2020

"Excellent clean property. Great views from the kitchen. Great things to do and see in the area. Recommended to everyone."

Roy, September 2020

"Fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting. Owners were lovely. Cottage has everything we needed and more. Would definitely recommend. Be aware though in the area most restaurants/cafes are closed on a Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday although there is a very nice chip shop in tain with a huge menu that seems to be opened all week. Italian restaurant in Portmahomack is really good food but book a table for sit in"

Janine, July 2020


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