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Solus Na Madainn

Sleeps 4
2 dogs
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom

This attractive cottage lies within a short walk of the beach, golf course and variety of amenities, ideal for golfers, dog owners and outdoor enthusiasts.. Ground Floor:

2 steps to entrance.

Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs.

Dining room: With electric wood burner and CD player.

Kitchen: Galley-style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.

Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.. First Floor:

Bedroom 1: With double bed.

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.. Electric panel heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and faster fibre broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking; additional parking in public car park available. No smoking. Please note: There are 6 steps and a 2ft drop in the garden.. Situated in the heart of the royal burgh of Tain, Solus Na Madainn is a traditional, terraced, stone cottage which has been owned by the same family for many generations. The property has been lovingly restored by the owner in to an attractive cottage using a Scottish theme, whilst keeping many original features. Solus Na Madainn is Gaelic for ‘the morning light’ which streams through the pretty front windows. Enhanced by a cosy wood burner, it oozes charm and character. There is a separate dining room across the hall, with plenty of space for 4 people. The walls throughout the cottage are adorned with original watercolours depicting Scottish wildlife. The small but well-equipped kitchen overlooks the lovely garden, with lawn, flowers and mature shrubs. There is a large family shower room on the ground floor too. Original cottage stairs lead up to 2 attractively presented bedrooms, with quality wool carpets and solid wood furniture.

The cottage is situated close to the centre of the charming and historic Highland town of Tain. Predominantly built of mellow sandstone, this thriving town has an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, as well as many sporting and recreational facilities including a golf club (designed by Old Tom Morris), tennis courts, parks and bowling club, which are all within easy walking distance. The cottage also sits on the renowned North Coast 500 route, which passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. There are numerous places of interest to visit in the area, including the famous Glenmorangie Whisky Distillery, Dunrobin Castle, historic seat of the Dukes of Sutherland, and the enchanting town of Dornoch, with its magnificent cathedral, championship golf course and award-winning beach. Tain is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region. Head north to discover cliff top walks and wide unspoilt beaches, west to view mountains and lochs, or south to meander around the Black Isle and Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands. The owner has provided a variety of reference books, games and DVDs for guests to use during their stay. Beach ¼ mile. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

This property accommodates:

4 Adults

1 Infant


Parking Available
Enclosed Garden
Woodburner / Fire
Walk-In Shower
Garden / Patio
Train Station Nearby
Washing Machine
Cot / Travel Cot
Stair Gate
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
High Chair
Golf Nearby


“Really nice cottage in a great location close to the centre of a small town and not far from the A9 so easy to explore the rest of the Highlands. Some of the fittings (especially the kitchen) are a little dated and just having the one downstairs bathrooms (with all bedrooms upstairs) is a mild inconvenience, but overall this is a great place to stay with dogs and we would happily do so again. Also worth noting that the parking issues some earlier guests reported no longer exist as there are no restrictions on parking outside the cottage.”
— Steven, 9 October 2021
“Home now after spending a fantastic week in Tain staying in the lovely cottage, Souls Na Madainn.Beautifully presented cottage in a superb location.We certainly would stay again. Thank you”
— Lynne, 30 September 2021
“What a lovely little gem of a cottage. We have just returned from the most wonderful week here, the cottage is located in the heart of the town, with the beach just a short walk away. There are loads of really lovely walks that you can do from the cottage, if you dont want to drive. Or a short dive in ant direction will open up a whole host of amazing places to you. we found beaches glaore where we could walk with our dogs for miles and not see another person. Amazing woodland walks that lead to some fantastic scenery. We ventured further afield and went to see the battlefield at Culloden which was a very special place. Dogs are allowed on the battlefield but not in the museum. Tain it's self is a really lovely town, the 2 restaurants that we tried were Platform 1864 and Green's, both were excellent and well worth a visit. The Top Tain Take Away was also a great find, really good chips, I didn't try there Pizza's or Curry's but they looked and smelled fantastic. There is also an Asda, a coop and a variety of local butchers and fishmongers which sell a great mix of local produce. The Cottage had everything we needed. The garden was excellent and very well kept, the neighbour, at the back, was also very lovely and offered a lot of local lnowledge and good recomendations. very comfy bed (we only slept in the master bedroom, but the others looked comfy too), the bathroom was spacious and very nice. The kitchen was small but we cooked at least 1 meal in there everyday no problem and had everything we needed, the oven and the hob both worked very well. It's an induction hob which took me a minute to work out (being on Gas at home) but it I found it worked well and was fairly simple to operate. There was plenty of book around the house and lots of OS Maps which is always a nice touch. We were very grateful for the welcome package that had been left for us, a litre of milk in the fridge was very much appreciated as it ment we could have a cup of tea after our very long drive. A loaf of bread and some biscuits and jam for us and even a pack of treats for the dogs, which was a very kind gesture. Can't recommend this cottage highly enough, we wouldn't hesitate to go back.”
— Hazel, 3 July 2021
“An excellent cottage with great garden. Well located for things in town or to explore. I haves had cottages all over the UK and this was amongst the top 3.”
— WILLIAM, 25 June 2021
“Lovely cottage, close to the centre of Tain. Very clean and well equipped with an enclosed garden perfect for dog and kids, just as described. Nicola very helpful thank you. Excellent for a COVID getaway surrounded by fantastic beaches and country side.”
— Pam, 21 October 2020
“Cottage was bigger than expected. It is lovely although the bathroom decor is a bit dated. Kitchen is small and wasnt that well equipped. That said we ate in every night, partly due to many local places having restrictions still in place following lockdown. Limited cooking equipment and oven was a bit temperamental but we coped. Nice garden and location although the road outside is surprisingly noisy at night. Other reviewers had mentioned so we knew what to expect. We were lucky with the weather and able to visit several beautiful beaches nearby. I would recommend this cottage to a small familycouple dog owner.”
— Susan, 17 August 2020


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