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    The Moray Firth is famous in Scotland for spotting dolphins

tigh na mara, fortrose, the black isle, moray firth scottish highlands

Holiday Cottage Accommodation Summary SC036 (click here for map)


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bathroombathroom2 sorry no pets dishwasherDVD playerclose to beach £430-£905/wk
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Tigh Na Mara (Gaelic for cottage by the sea) is a 4 bedroom house, sleeping 6 people, in the most stunning position situated right on the edge of the sea in the charming seaside town of Fortrose on the Black Isle.
This spacious, light and airy house offers uninterrupted, panoramic views across Moray Firth from its large full-length picture windows.  A truly stunning location and a nature lovers dream, in which bottle nose dolphins are known to make frequent appearances.
If you can draw yourself away from the hypnotising views from the house, there are many places to visit in the area, the house is ideally located to explore the unspoilt highland area. Head west along the shores of Loch Ness to Fort William, Mallaig and the road to the Isles. To the north is the wild and dramatic scenery of Sutherland and Caithness, and to the south, Aviemore and the Cairngorm National Park. Inverness, the vibrant, bustling, capital of the Highlands, is only a short ten minute drive away in which one can enjoy many shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as a superb multi-million pound theatre complex, multi-screen cinema, ice-rink and an amazing wild-water aquadome. Discounts are available for two person occupancy.
This 4 bedroom holiday cottage has a spacious lounge which overlooks the pretty gardens with uninterrupted views across the bay; absolutely idyllic. The conservatory at the rear of the property acts as a second lounge as well as another superb vantage point from which to enjoy the view. The good-sized family kitchen is well-equipped and the four generously proportioned bedrooms (one en-suite) are all attractively presented. A large family bathroom completes the picture. The gardens are a real delight. With mature borders filled with shrubs and flowers, a lawned area and a patio, it is an ideal spot to sit and watch the ever-changing seascape or indulge in a bit of dolphin and seal-spotting in the waters below.
Fortrose is a delightful Victorian fishing village situated on the southern coast of the Black Isle, a peninsular of land just north of Inverness, which received its name from its rich dark soil. The centre-piece of this pretty fishing village is the 13th century Fortrose Cathedral. With a charming traditional harbor and lovely sandy beach, the village looks to the sea for its recreation. Here there is an active yacht club, and canoeing, fishing, sailing, or just meandering along the waterfront are regular visitor pastimes. Visitors are welcome to launch their own small craft, canoes and kayaks from the jetty. The beach is ideal for all ages. There is an excellent local golf club open to visitors. It lies on a V-shaped promontory of land which juts sharply into the sea. Known as Chanonry Point, this is also a well-known spot from which to see the famous Moray Firth dolphins, as they frequently feed and play in the shallows just offshore. A number of boat trips run locally to view the dolphins, seals and bird-life closer to hand.

Details for Tigh na Mara self catering holiday cottage

  • Lounge:  with satellite Freeview, TV, DVD and radio/CD; a spacious lounge with large picture windows overlooking the sea.
  • Dining room:  leading from lounge with panoramic views across the Moray Firth.
  • Kitchen:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee maker, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Conservatory:  overlooking the gardens with wonderful seascape views.
  • Bedroom 1:  with king-size bed
  • Bedroom 2:  with double bed and en-suite WC and wash basin.
  • Bedroom 3:  with single bed leading to....
  • Bedroom 4:  with single bed adjoining bedroom 3; ideal for children to share.
  • Shower room:  with large corner shower cubicle, WC and wash basin
  • The cottage is all on ground floor level & has oil central heating making it perfect for a short break or longer holiday all year round. All fuel & power are included, bed linen & towels are provided & we also have a cot & highchair if you need it.
  • There is a gentle slope leads down to sea shore (youngsters beware!) & off road parking for 2 cars.
  • The nearest pub serving food is just 0.5 miles away as are shops & restaurants. The nearest train station is in Inverness, 15 miles away.

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8 family holiday recommendations, average rating 4.8 out of 5
Best rating: 5 out of 5
Worst rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent for exploring black isle and beyond. great views over the firth. grandchildren loved direct access to shoreline. We also thought it represented a really good value for money holiday. Ray, Rating 4 out of 5, Oct 2015
This is our second visit and we are already looking forward to our third. Beautifull sitaution, meticuluosly prepared, the best weather of the summer made for a memorable holiday. We love the location & the cottage is always so clean when we arrive, recommended. David, Rating 4.5 out of 5, Oct 2015.
Fantastic house and views. I would highly recommend this cottage and hopefully we will go back. Carmen, Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Beautiful bungalow in a beautiful location. Lovely stay. The cottage is clean, well equipped, comfortable, in a stunning location & represents excellent value for money. Fiona, Rating 5 out of 5, July 2015
Comfortable house in excellent location. The only problem we had was with adjusting the heating system. Some simple instructions on how to do this would have been useful. Michael, Rating 4.5 out of 5, Jun 2015.
We had a lovely stay at Tigh Na Mara, the house is light and airy, well equipped, comfortable and has beautiful views. Sam, Rating 5 out of 5, May 2015.
We wanted a family break & boy, we picked the perfect place. The views are really what make this holiday cottage & the location is just perfect. All of us, kids included enjoyed the holiday & the older ones amongst us felt that being all on the ground floor was a real help! The cottage was clean, comfortable & well equipped - the photos don't really do it justice, but to be honest you would spend all your time looking out the massive picture windows, you probably wouldn't notice anyway! Wonderful. Rating 5 out of 5, Greg & 3 generation family, Feb 2013.
Wow, what a view - I honestly think we could have sat in the conservatory watching for the dolphins for the whole day, every day - an amazing experience & a stunning location. We cannot tell you how wonderful this holiday cottage is & we have already booked for later in the year. Very, very highly recommended. Rating 5 out of 5, John & Sue, received Jan 2013