Appletree Cottage ref: UK5618

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Apple Tree Cottage is a delightful, traditional, semi-detached stone cottage situated in a quiet lane, just a stone’s throw from the lovely sandy bay and pretty harbour of Balintore. This 19th-century fisherman’s cottage has been beautifully restored and extended, and provides a good standard of accommodation in this quaint and unspoilt seaside village. The living room is bright and spacious, with a feature wood burner set in an original stone hearth. The contemporary kitchen/dining room is extremely well-equipped, including an 8-ring range cooker and a large dining table. It looks out across the fully enclosed cottage gardens, with lawns, mature trees and shrubs, and a particularly prolific apple tree, from which the cottage gets its name. There is a solid wood picnic table at the far end which provides a quiet and peaceful spot for alfresco dining. There is a twin bedroom on the ground floor and two double bedrooms on the first floor, all attractively presented with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings.
Apple Tree Cottage is ideally located for exploring this lovely unspoilt coastline, which is rarely busy. Dolphins and porpoises are often seen in the bay and there are a wide variety of seabirds seen in the area. Balintore has a good selection of village facilities, all within a short walk, including a pub, restaurant, café and a small local store. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with cycling, hill walking, golf, fishing, sailing, canoeing and surfing all enjoyed locally. The owners have their own horse riding establishment and are happy to offer a discount to visitors to the cottage. The nearby town of Tain, just a 10-minute drive away has an excellent selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and pubs. It enjoys a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, golf and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors (at cost). It is also home to the renowned Highland malt whisky distillery Glenmorangie. Balintore is also ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region, and the well-known North Coast 500 route runs close by. Beach 200 yards. Shop and restaurant 300 yards, pub 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Balintore
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Tain
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    8 miles
  • Lake
    200 yards (beach)

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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Saturday 30 June 2018 7 nights £ 659.00
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