Seashells ref: UK5203

Rockfield, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


Seashells is a quintessential seaside cottage, located in the pretty hamlet of Rockfield overlooking the Moray Firth, which is home to the largest school of dolphins in the UK. This charming fisherman’s cottage, set 50 yards from the seashore, has been beautifully decorated throughout and provides bright and spacious accommodation in a truly superb setting. It is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region.
The living room is generously proportioned with a former fireplace acting as an attractive focal point. The picture windows drink in the ever-changing views across the firth. There is a large kitchen/dining room which easily accommodates up to six guests. The bathroom/wet room is on the ground floor and has a deep, double ended bath, a shower, and is extremely spacious, and there is also a shower room on the first floor. With three good sized bedrooms, Seashells is ideal for families seeking a good standard of accommodation in a seaside location. It has a delightful enclosed garden from where you can enjoy a family BBQ in the summer, and conveniently boasts private parking for 2 cars immediately outside the cottage.
This pretty fishing village owes its very existence to the sea. Built mainly in the 1820s, during the salmon and herring fishing ’boom’, its attractive white washed cottages along the sand and rocky shoreline have been lovingly restored over the years and the village is now a quiet and relaxing backwater that provides an ideal base for visitors to enjoy its quiet charm. There are lovely walks along the shoreline which extend around the coastline to neighbouring seaboard villages direct from the cottage. Sea fishing is also possible directly off the pier, which is 100 yards from Seashells. The nearby village of Portmahomack, 1½ miles away, has a superb, sweeping, sandy beach with stunning views to the Sutherland mountains beyond. The village also boasts a shop, café, bistro, the highly acclaimed seafood restaurant and a lovely traditional links golf course which is open to visitors. This area is also renowned for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbet Discovery Centre, there is a fascinating display of Pictish, Norse and medieval artefacts. Ten minutes’ drive away lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland, Tain. Predominantly built in local mellow sandstone it is a charming historic town and offers an excellent selection of small shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafés and pubs, as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities to include tennis courts, golf club, bowls club, public gardens and interesting local museum, all of which are available to visitors. Beach 50 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With 38" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and 26" Freeview TV.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Wet room: With bath, shower, toilet and heated towel rail.
Steep stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubcle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.


Enclosed mature, lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 7 steps and a small drop in the garden.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1½ miles
  • Distance
    1½ miles
  • Restaurant
    1½ miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1½ miles
  • Railway station distance
    10.0 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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