Canterra Cottage - Canterra Cottage Lodge ref: UK13402

East Tarrel, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Bathrooms
1
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No pets
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  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Canterra Cottage Lodge is a modern, solid wood lodge cottage situated in the grounds of the owner’s detached country house. It is set in open countryside just 2 miles from the delightful Highland seaside village of Portmahomack. The living area and small kitchen/dining area are all in one open plan room. There are two double bedrooms, both attractively presented and furnished, making this cottage ideal for couples and small families. A pretty patio table and chairs immediately outside make an ideal spot for al fresco dining. Visitors also have the use of a large barbeque situated in the cottage gardens that surround the property.
There are excellent amenities all within close proximity. Within a mile is the stunning sandy beach of Portmahomack, with superb views to the Sutherland mountains beyond. Two miles away is the centre of the village, with its attractive fishing harbour and small pier. Portmahomack also has a choice of restaurants as well as a pub, village shop, café and a traditional links golf course which is open to visitors. The area is noted for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre there is a fascinating display of Pictish, Norse and Medieval artefacts. There are superb coastal walks direct from the cottage. A particularly spectacular walk follows the coast, passing the Tarbat lighthouse on the promontory. Within 10 minutes’ drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland. Predominantly built of local 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. It is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region. 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. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With 32" Freeview Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Use of owner’s freezer.

Miscellaneous

Patio with garden furniture. Enclosed garden (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the shared garden.
  • Nearest town
    Tain
  • Shops
    2 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Tain
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    7.0 miles
  • Lake
    1 mile (beach)

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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

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

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

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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