Sandy’s Hoose ref: CC511407

Portmahomack, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 

Description

Enjoying lovely uninterrupted views towards the beach, the waters of the inner Dornoch Firth and on to the distant Sutherland Hills, this lovely traditional property has been sympathetically renovated and provides a super base for exploring this wonderful part of the Highlands. Furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible and conveniently located just a few steps from Portmahomack’s sweeping sandy beach and a variety of local amenities which include a post office, licensed convenience store, restaurant, bistro and golf club. Visit the Tarbat Discovery Centre which provides visitors with an insight into the areas Pictish past and Tarbat Ness home to one of the tallest lighthouses in Britain. To the south visit Inverness, the Highland Capital, Loch Ness, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George whilst to the north you can take a trip to experience the beautiful Dunrobin Castle in Golspie, visit the beautiful seaside town of Dornoch, or explore the vast expanses of unspoilt landscapes and rocky inlets of Sutherland and Caithness. Further afield, a trip to the Orkney Isles is recommended. Golf, mountain biking, sea trips and fishing and a large variety of watersports are just a few of the many activities available. And of course there’s plenty of walking routes for you and any four legged friends you may wish to bring along with you! So much to see and do for all ages.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD and CD/radio.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Conservatory/dining room.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed and en-suite with shower and WC.
Cloakroom: With WC.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With king size bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Beach towels. Freezer in the outhouse. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Front porch with seating area overlooking the beach. Rear garden with patio and garden furniture. Lockable bike store. Off road parking for two cars.
  • Nearest town
    Portmahomack
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    70 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Forres
  • Pub
    150 yards
  • Railway station distance
    64.4 miles
  • Lake
    Portmahomack (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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