Cross Tides is the quintessential seaside cottage. Situated in a quiet backwater lane in the fishing village of Hilton and with gardens that open directly onto the shoreline, this pretty 19th Century stone cottage is ideal for couples. There is a cosy lounge downstairs with welcoming open fire and a second lounge upstairs with stunning sea views, ideal for sitting and watching the ever changing seascape and the small fishing boats along the shoreline. There are two pretty bedrooms and a modern shower room on the ground floor. The terrace garden is attractively set with tubs and flowering plants. A small gate opens onto the beach and small fishing harbour.
The village of Hilton is one of several pretty ‘seaboard’ villages that straddle this lovely Ross-shire coastline. They all possess beautifully kept seafronts and little harbours, with rocky outcrops interspersed with stunning sandy beaches. This coastline is completely unspoilt and provides an idyllic seaside holiday away from the crowds.
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 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.
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The property has economy 7 electric central heating and comprises:
Lounge 1: With open fire, Freeview TV and comfortable seating.
Kitchen: With electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher and washing machine.
Utility room: With fridge and freezer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and Freeview TV.
Shower room: With shower and WC.
Lounge 2: With comfortable seating area with lovely sea views.
All electric, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot available. Welcome pack.
Enclosed front and rear garden with patio and garden furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: There is direct access onto the shoreline via the front garden.
Nearest railway station
Railway station distance
50 yards (beach)