Solus Na Madainn ref: UK5578

Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 

Description

Situated in the heart of the royal burgh of Tain, Solus Na Madainn is a traditional, terraced, stone cottage which has been owned by the same family for many generations. The property has been lovingly restored by the owner in to an attractive cottage using a Scottish theme, whilst keeping many original features. Solus Na Madainn is Gaelic for ‘the morning light’ which streams through the pretty front windows. Enhanced by a cosy wood burner, it oozes charm and character. There is a separate dining room across the hall, with plenty of space for 4 people. The walls throughout the cottage are adorned with original watercolours depicting Scottish wildlife. The small but well-equipped kitchen overlooks the lovely garden, with lawn, flowers and mature shrubs. There is a large family shower room on the ground floor too. Original cottage stairs lead up to 2 attractively presented bedrooms, with quality wool carpets and solid wood furniture.

The cottage is situated close to the centre of the charming and historic Highland town of Tain. Predominantly built of mellow sandstone, this thriving town has an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs, as well as many sporting and recreational facilities including a golf club (designed by Old Tom Morris), tennis courts, parks and bowling club, which are all within easy walking distance. The cottage also sits on the renowned North Coast 500 route, which passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain. There are numerous places of interest to visit in the area, including the famous Glenmorangie Whisky Distillery, Dunrobin Castle, historic seat of the Dukes of Sutherland, and the enchanting town of Dornoch, with its magnificent cathedral, championship golf course and award-winning beach. Tain is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region. Head north to discover cliff top walks and wide unspoilt beaches, west to view mountains and lochs, or south to meander around the Black Isle and Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands. The owner has provided a variety of reference books, games and DVDs for guests to use during their stay. Beach ¼ mile. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs.
Dining room: With electric wood burner and CD player.
Kitchen: Galley-style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric panel heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and faster fibre broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. On road parking; additional parking in public car park available. No smoking. Please note: There are 6 steps and a 2ft drop in the garden.
  • Nearest town
    Tain
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Tain
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    440 yards
  • Lake
    ¼ mile (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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