Killearn Cottage ref: UK5672

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Killearn Cottage is a traditional fisherman’s cottage situated in the heart of the pretty seaboard village of Portmahomack. Built of local stone, this beautifully renovated, semi-detached cottage enjoys outstanding views from its elevated position over the Dornoch Firth and the Sutherland hills. It is just steps away from the stunning sandy bay and the charming seaside harbour. Killearn Cottage has been lovingly extended and modernised in recent times, and provides bright and spacious accommodation for up to six guests. The large living room leads through to a separate dining room and kitchen, which open onto a sunny and sheltered patio, ideal for al fresco dining. This gives access to the attractive, fully enclosed lawned garden with shrubs and trees. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped, with all the amenities you would expect for a large family home. There are three generously proportioned bedrooms, all charmingly presented, with a specific Highland theme. The family sized bathroom on the ground floor and second shower room upstairs, makes this an ideal cottage for two couples or a family holiday.

Situated in a quiet lane in the centre of this pretty fishing village, the cottage enjoys excellent amenities all within a short walk, including a village shop and post office, pubs, restaurant, café and even its own golf course. Nearby stands Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, Scotland’s tallest functioning light. The beach is superb, with stunning views to the Sutherland mountains beyond, and the owners even provide beach towels for guests. The small fishing harbour has a pier and variety of small local craft. If you are lucky, you can even watch dolphins frolic just off the beach. Portmahomack boasts the lowest rainfall figures in all of Scotland.

Within a 10-minute 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, cafés and pubs, as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities including tennis courts, public gardens, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. It is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region, and lies on the now famous North Coast 500. Nearby places of interest include the Glenmorangie distillery, 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, sandy beach and championship golf course. Beach 100 yards. Shop 250 yards, pub 100 yards and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With 40" Freeview Smart TV with Netflix, DVD player and iPod dock.
Dining room: With patio doors leading to patio.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bathroom: With corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With twin beds and 32" Freeview Smart TV.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Tain
  • Shops
    250 yards
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Tain
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 miles
  • Lake
    100 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

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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