Izzy’s Cottage ref: UK31193

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Izzy’s Cottage is set back just yards from the beach front of the fishing village of Balintore. Perfect for couples, families and walkers, as the accommodation has plenty of space and comfort for all, and is ideally placed to explore this rural stretch of the Highlands.
The welcoming living room has comfy sofas, a wood burner to sit and warm next to on those cooler evenings, and a large dining kitchen with everything you need to cook up a hearty meal. The cottage features ground floor facilities, with a twin bedroom and an adjacent bathroom with a jacuzzi bath to relax amongst the bubbles. To the first floor, two further double bedrooms can be found. A handy storage area for bikes can be found to the rear of the property, along with a large enclosed garden where your children and four legged friend can play.
A few minute’s level walk and you are at the shoreline of the Moray Firth. If you look carefully, you may see dolphins, porpoises, and a wide variety of seas birds; there may even be a mermaid too!
The area is much loved by walkers, with extensive sandy beaches, gentle rolling countryside walks, and numerous Pictish monuments along the way too. Golfers, horse riders and even surfers can enjoy themselves here, and cyclists will love the quiet, endless country lanes to ride through. The famous Glenmorangie Distillery 8 miles away has tours and a shop to buy your favourite tipple. Just a mile down from here is the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland, Tain, built with local sandstone, where the impressive architecture offers a selection of shops, restaurants, cafés and supermarkets. Beach 300 yard. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 46" Freeview Smart TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine, washing machine and wooden floor.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.
Utility room: With storage for boots and coats.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed and 32" Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Balintore
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    300 yards
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Fearn
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake
    3 miles

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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