Sunset Cottage ref: UK11980

Portmahomack, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bungalow 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Sunset Cottage is a charming, traditional, single-storey stone fisherman’s cottage. Semi-detached, it is tucked away in a quiet lane just yards from the beautiful sandy beach of Portmahomack. Sunset Cottage enjoys lovely views across the sea, with spectacular sunsets, as the name suggests, and has been sympathetically and painstakingly renovated and restored by the current owners. The main living area is open plan. This delightful room has high vaulted ceilings and a lovely welcoming wood burner. The cottage is decorated and furnished to a very good standard, with pretty cottage furniture, rugs and soft furnishings from a woollen mill renowned for its high quality furnishings and tartans. There are two bedrooms, one with a kingsize bed and the other with twin beds. Both are very attractively furnished throughout. The bathroom is surprisingly spacious, with a bath and a separate walk-in shower.
The gardens across from the cottage are a real delight. Steps lead down to a lawn, with a pretty summer house, complete with furniture. It provides an ideal spot to sit and enjoy the lovely views. Adjoining this is a separate patio with picnic table and chairs.
The cottage is just a few yards from the beach and harbour. Portmahomack has a pier where a variety of small local craft come and go. The village is set around the pretty horseshoe-shaped beach with a good selection of amenities including restaurants, a pub, a café and a well-stocked local store and post office. It also has a golf club open to visitors. There are wonderful walks direct from the cottage and numerous places of interest within easy reach. A trip out to the local lighthouse is a must, with the opportunity to spot seals and dolphins along the coastline. The area is also known for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre there is a fascinating display of Pictish, Norse and Medieval artefacts. The nearby town of Tain, just 10 minutes’ drive away, provides further facilities. Built using local mellow sandstone it is an attractive historic town and offers an excellent selection of shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs, as well larger supermarkets. Sunset Cottage is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region and will appeal to couples and small families alike. Beach 100 yards. Shop and restaurant 300 yards, pub 200 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With vaulted ceiling.
Living area: With wood burner and 32" Freeview Smart TV with Netflix.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, walk-in shower and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Intial logs for wood burner included. Highchair. Welcome pack.


Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture and summer house. Patio with picnic table. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 steps to the lawned area.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    300 yards
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    300 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    10 miles
  • Lake
    100 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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