Seascape ref: UK5893

Hilton, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
2
Sleeps
bedrooms
1
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 

Description

Seascape is situated right on the edge of the sea in the pretty hamlet of Hilton. This pretty 19th-century stone terraced property enjoys spectacular, uninterrupted seascape views from the cottage and gardens. Located next door to the owner, it is a truly romantic seaside cottage for two. The attractive open plan living space looks out across the shoreline, where dolphins and porpoises are regularly seen. There is plenty of comfortable seating in the living area, and the bright modern kitchen is very well equipped and complete with a breakfast bar. A door leads out from here to a secluded patio garden with outdoor garden furniture. Cottage stairs lead up to the charming double bedroom where a small table and chairs at the far end look out across the sea, taking maximum advantage of the amazing views. There is a modern shower room on the ground floor. Opposite the cottage, across the tiny backwater lane, there is a delightful terrace garden overlooking the sea. With flower pots, tubs and outdoor garden furniture, it provides an ideal spot to enjoy a drink whilst watching the small craft bobbing on the bay in the tiny harbour.
Seascape is ideally located in this quaint seaside village and just a short walk to the adjoining ‘seaboard’ villages of Balintore and Shandwick. There is a pub, village shop, restaurant and café all within easy level walking distance along the seafront. The shoreline along this coast boasts wide sandy beaches interspersed with rocky outcrops. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with sailing, canoeing, surfing and fishing all local pastimes, and there is a slipway opposite the cottage, ideal for launching kayaks and small craft. Mountain biking, hill walking, golf and horse riding are also enjoyed locally. Just 10 minutes’ drive away is the pretty sandstone town of Tain, the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland. Here a larger selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and pubs are available, as well as wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities. This part of the Highlands is also easily accessible for exploring further afield. Head north to the wild open landscapes of Caithness, west to the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, or south to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands which is less than an hour’s drive away. Beach 50 yards. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ¼ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric fire, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom: With double bed and 20" Freeview TV.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack and doggy extras.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Rear patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 3 steps in the garden. The garden is accessed across a lane.
  • Nearest town
    Tain
  • Shops
    1.0 miles
  • Distance
    8.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.75 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Tain
  • Pub
    0.75 miles
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 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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