|Parking||Off road||Garden||enclosed lawn over quiet road|
|Short breaks||From £220||Prices||view details|
|2 person discount||No||Fire/Woodburner||Yes|
Rockview is the epitome of the traditional seaside cottage. With pretty gardens leading onto the shore and stunning views of the sea from its attractive deep-silled windows, this sympathetically renovated and restored cottage offers quiet charm right on the edge of the sea. Built during the early 19th century to accommodate the salmon and herring fishing boom, Rockview is typical of the period, built of local stone with combed ceilings upstairs and an attractive ‘fisherman’s landing’. There is a cosy lounge with original open fireplace, a good-sized double bedroom downstairs, bright modern bathroom and an attractive upstairs bedroom with traditional sloping ceilings. The garden is a real delight. Approached via a set of stone steps across the access lane, it is mainly laid to lawn, with seaside shrubs and plants. A small gate opens onto the shoreline leading down to the sea.Read more about Rockview
Property has electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With original open fire, Free View TV and DVD and radio/CD; pretty cottage style main living space with views over garden to sea beyond
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (with ice box) and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Shower Room: With shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2: With single bed; and occasional bed (for + 1) some restricted headroom due to sloping ceilings.
All electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of coal only for open fire provided. Travel cot and high chair available.
Good sized cottage gardens opposite cottage (over quiet access road); fully enclosed with lawn, picnic table, shed for outdoor equipment storage, gate leading directly down to shoreline. Wonderful sea views from both property and garden. Private, off street parking for one car.
|Nearest town||Tain||Shops||0.5 Mile|
|Distance||5 Miles||Restaurant||0.5 Mile|
|Nearest railway station||Tain||Pub||0.5 Mile|
The village of Hilton is one of several pretty ‘seaboard’ villages that straddle this lovely Ross-shire coastline. They all possess beautifully kept sea-fronts and little harbours, with rocky outcrops interspersed with stunning sandy beaches. Just a short walk along the shoreline is Shandwick bay, renowned for its beautiful golden sands and gently sloping shoreline; ideal for paddling and swimming. It is also used for a variety of sporting activities including kite-buggying and sea kayaking. This coastline is completely unspoilt and provides an idyllic seaside holiday away from the crowds. The region has a fascinating history as it was the homeland of the Picts who inhabited the region even before the Vikings. Hilton has a famous Pictish sculpture, known as the Hilton Stone. A variety of fascinating modern sculptures have recently been placed along the shoreline – the Balintore mermaid who sits on a rock in the sea is the most notable. Dolphins and porpoises are regularly seen in the bay and even the occasional basking shark and Beluga whale have been spotted close to shore. Just a short walk from the cottage there is an excellent pub, restaurant, café and a small local store. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Cycling, hill walking, golf, fishing, horse riding, sailing, canoeing and surfing are all enjoyed locally. Within a ten minutes drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland. Predominantly built of local mellow sandstone, Tain is a charming historic town and offers an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. This part of the Highlands is easily accessible for exploring the whole of the north. Nearby places of interest include the 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. Rockview is also just 40 minutes drive to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands.
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From £220 for 3 nights
Call us: 01228 406731
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