The White House ref: UK5172

Balintore, near Tain, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
3
Pets allowed
Changover day
SAT
Changeover day
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

The White House is a beautifully presented, 19th-century terraced stone cottage, with garden grounds that lead directly down onto a stunning sandy beach. The main living area is on the first floor, where you can take full advantage of the superb sea views from the large picture windows. The living area is separated from the bright contemporary kitchen/dining room by a large breakfast bar. Patio doors lead out onto a large elevated decking area, which is ideal for alfresco dining. There are two attractively presented bedrooms on the ground floor and a well-presented shower room. The gardens across the village road are mainly laid to grass, bounded by mature trees. There is also a further garden area at the rear of the cottage.
The White House is conveniently located in heart of the pretty seaside village of Balintore. It is just a few minutes’ stroll to the small harbour, village shop, pub and restaurants. One of the renowned ’seaboard’ villages along this coastline, Balintore, and the adjoining village of Shandwick, are completely unspoilt and rarely busy. Dolphins and porpoises are often seen in the bay, and there is a wide variety of seabirds seen in the area.
This local area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. The nearby town of Tain is just a 10-minute drive away, and has an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs, as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities, including tennis courts, golf club and bowling club, all of which are available to visitors. It is also home to the renowned Highland malt whisky distillery, Glenmorangie. This is an ideal cottage for couples and small families wishing to explore this charming and unspoilt region of the Scottish Highlands. Cycling, hill walking, golf, fishing, horse riding, sailing, canoeing and surfing are all enjoyed locally. Beach 50 yards. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area:
With 38" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and patio doors leading to balcony.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars; additional on road parking available. No smoking. Please note: There are steps from the balcony to the rear garden.
  • Nearest town
    Tain
  • Shops
    ½ mile
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    1 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Fearn
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    5.0 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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