Naro Moro Lodge ref: UK5594

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Naro Moro Lodge is a detached cottage tucked away at the end of a small no-through lane, which leads directly onto a stunning sandy beach. Situated in the charming seaside village of Balintore, this attractive cottage has plenty of amenities right on the doorstep.
Accessed through its own pretty courtyard, steps lead up to the main open plan living space with a large three piece suite set around the welcoming wood burner. At the far end is a family-sized dining table. The kitchen area is very well-equipped with an American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven. There is a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer situated in the owner’s house next door, available for visitor’s use. The main double bedroom is located on the ground floor along with a shower room. Steep, open-tread spiral stairs lead up to a mezzanine landing with twin beds.

Just 50 yards away is Shandwick Bay, a stunning sandy beach with rock pools and wide sweeping sands. Balintore is one of several unspoilt ‘seaboard’ villages that straddle the lovely Easter Ross coastline. With pretty fishing harbours interspersed with sandy bays, they are completely unspoilt and provide idyllic seaside holidays without the crowds. Dolphins, seals, porpoises and a wide variety of seabirds are seen in the locality. Balintore village has a local store, pub, café and restaurant, all within a short walk. It is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region and the renowned North Coast 500 route runs close by. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise; cycling, hill walking, golf, fishing, horse riding, sailing, canoeing and surfing are all enjoyed locally. Within a short drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland, Tain. Predominantly built of local mellow sandstone, it 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, a golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. Beach 50 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 37" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower and toilet.
Steep, open-tread spiral stairs to...
Bedroom 2: Galleried with twin beds.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Economy 7 and electric heaters, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi. Initial logs for wood burner included; remainder at £3.50 per bag of wood or £2.50 per scuttle of coal . Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with owner).


Small enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    8 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    300 yards
  • Railway station distance
    6.0 miles
  • Lake
    50 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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