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Rosslyn Cottage, Portmahomack, near Tain

Sleeps 51 Dog Allowed2 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms£525 - £1235 pw

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This detached cottage couldn’t be in a better location for a family holiday, with the beach just across the road and a host of attractions nearby.. Ground Floor:

Step to entrance.

Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.

Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Cloakroom: With toilet.. First Floor:

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.. Small enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking available. No smoking. Please note: There are 5 steps from the courtyard to the bike store.. Situated down a quiet lane, just 50 yards from a stunning sandy bay, Rosslyn Cottage is a charming traditional detached stone cottage. Originally a fisherman’s cottage, the property has been superbly renovated throughout and now provides bright and spacious accommodation in a wonderful setting. The large living room has a warm welcoming ambience, with a wood burner acting as the focal point. This leads through to a spacious fully fitted kitchen/dining room. Wide traditional stairs lead up to the first floor. Here, there are two beautifully presented bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and the second with twin beds, as well as a pull-out bed. Both bedrooms are en-suite and enjoy superb sea views. Outside, there is a lovely sun-trap courtyard with table and chairs for al fresco dining.

Situated in the centre of a pretty fishing village, it has excellent amenities all within a short walk. Just across the road is a sweeping sandy beach, with stunning views to the Sutherland mountains beyond. The small fishing harbour has a pier and a variety of small local craft. It also boasts an excellent seafood restaurant, pub (seasonal), café and a traditional links golf course which is open to visitors. The area is renowned for its archaeological sites, and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre there is a fascinating display of Pictish, Norse and Medieval artefacts, and the historic Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, which can be accessed by road or scenic coastal path, just 3 miles outside the village of Portmahomack. Within 10 minutes’ drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland. Predominantly built with 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 tennis courts, public gardens, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. It is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region. Other places of interest nearby include a whisky distillery centre, home of Glenmorangie single malt, the famous Falls of Shin, one of the few places to see salmon leaping close to hand, and the enchanting town of Dornoch, with its magnificent cathedral, award-winning sandy beach and championship golf course. Beach 50 yards. Shop 400 yards, pub serving food within a mile and restaurant 50 yards.

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Top Features

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Garden / Courtyard
Golf Nearby
Open Fire / Woodburner
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Towels Provided
Washing Machine

Guest Comments

"Rosslyn Cottage is an excellent holiday cottage at the end of the Peninsula, in a quite but lovely village. The cottage itself is very comfortable with excellent amenities, comfortable beds, and bright and spacious rooms. I would certainly recommend the cottage to anyone looking to visit a wonderful part of Scotland, with excellent walks and visiting spots within easy reach. The owner strikes the right balance of great communication while giving you the place to yourself."

James, October 2021

"Lovely property"

Gerald, September 2021

"lovely well equipped cottage,in a great location,covid clean to a high standard,superb beach for swimming or just walking would book again if we are in the area"

Jim, September 2021

"Second visit to Rosslyn Cottage love this lovely place its always welcoming home from home the place is is so clean and well maintained fab holiday home the village is great the cottage just 1min to the beach which is brilliant not far to all supermarkets to get your shop but there is the local convenience store and lovely fish restaurant and the local pub what does great food All in all Rossyln cottage is great place for a great get away holiday great aswell its dog friendly "

Carol, August 2021

"This was a wonderful cottage in a lovely village. We loved having the beach so close and it was a great base to visit the Highlands."

Michael, July 2021

"Great location ideal for a relaxing holiday. Cottage and local area had everything we needed looking forward to returning to this cottage and area."

Jacqueline, July 2021

"Amazing cottage that has recently been brought upto date by the new owners. Couldn't have asked for a better place to spend a week. Definitely looking at going again. Thank you"

Rob, June 2021

"We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. This is a lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful location. The local's were so friendly and helpful, and the Post Office/Shop has everything you need. Would highly recommend."

Glynis, May 2021

"Fabulous comfortable cottage which was spotlessly clean on arrival with a few basic supplies (bread, mil, butter, tea bags and small jam pots) provided. Equiped with everything we needed to self cater and included fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave and we were able to get a shopping delivery from Mr Tesco. The washing machine and clothes horse was handy as we were moving on to another cottage afterwards. Internet access was good and DVD player (not blueray). Cushions had been removed due to Covid so we took a couple of our own which was a good idea for the sofa. Parking space at the front was a bit tight in terms of width so had to park quite close to wall of the house."

Sue, September 2020

"Lovely spacious cottage, well equipped. Beautiful location. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday."

Jean, August 2020


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