Mory’s Cottage ref: UK5165

Keiss, near Wick, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Mory’s Cottage is the quintessential seaside cottage. Accessed via a short, direct coastal path, it enjoys views across the sea from the front of the property. This delightful, single-storey cottage has been superbly renovated and provides a very good standard of accommodation in a truly unspoilt setting. The large kitchen/dining room has French windows that open onto the extensive cottage gardens that surround the property. A few yards from the cottage is the sweeping, sandy bay of Keiss. This 3-mile long beach is simply stunning. There are superb walks all along this coastline and around the headland, with Keiss harbour and the old castle adding olde worlde charm. The local area is renowned for its wildlife. Puffins, arctic skuas, merlin and many other bird species can be seen. Otters, seals, dolphins and whales have all been seen along this coastline. The fairy tale Castle of Mey, beautifully restored by the late Queen Mother is a must, as is a day trip to the Orkney Isles. Beach 100 yards. Shop 8 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor. 2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With 38" Freeview TV, DVD/CD player and iPod dock.
Kitchen/dining area: With electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and French doors leading to garden.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Wick
  • Shops
    8 miles
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Wick
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 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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