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Tangle Tower

South Kessock, The Highlands
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautifully converted Victorian watchtower with stunning views
  • On the shore of the beautiful Moray Firth with a chance to spot the dolphins
  • Unique and tranquil property in glorious surroundings
Property code: CA324

Sat on the shore of the Moray Firth, this quirky former coastguard station promises a truly memorable escape for couples and families alike. Renovated to a very high standard throughout, this characterful property boasts a chic contemporary kitchen overlooking the sea, delightful Victorian bathroom complete with roll-top bath and large enclosed lawn garden. When you’re not busy dolphin-spotting from the lounge, take a stroll into South Kessock for a bite to eat or catch the bus into Inverness to soak up some local history.

Inside, this impressive property has been lovingly renovated to create the perfect blend of old and new as exposed beams, wooden flooring and quarry tiles blend with chic units, contemporary appliances, and an open-plan layout.

Cook and dine with a view in the stunning kitchen area, which boasts granite worktops, metro tiles and stylish pendant lighting. Enjoy light meals and drinks at the breakfast bar or take a seat at the table beside the vast picture windows. Afterwards, hunker down in the inviting lounge area beyond, which is furnished with a cosy rug, oak shelving, and a Smart TV. On the ground floor, there is a sunny double bedroom and fantastic Victorian bathroom finished with metro tiles, a free-standing bath and separate shower.

There is a further double bedroom on the first floor, while on the second floor there is a separate lounge area with stunning elevated views over the water and a sofa bed.

Outside, a large enclosed garden is perfect for children to play while grown-ups admire those wonderful sea views. From here, dolphins can often be spotted leaping out of the water while seals bathe in the sunshine nearby. This property also boasts a three-car garage.

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles
  • Sleeps 4 + 2 additional guests on sofa bed in the lounge
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Oven and hob, coffee and espresso machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and stair gate available
  • TV
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Hairdryer available
  • Tablet available for guest use
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Garage with space for 3 cars
  • Additional parking for 1 car on driveway
  • Early arrival can be arranged with the owner for extra charge
  • Bus stop outside house
  • Inverness 2 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

This former observation tower is located on the Moray Firth at Inverness. Perfect for anyone wishing to leave the car at home, Inverness (2 miles) is easily reached by public transport. Once there, you will find a historic castle, cathedral, Victorian market, shopping centre and fantastic selection of eateries to choose from. Closer to home, you will find a fish and chip shop and cafe within 0.5 miles.

No visit to the Highlands is complete without a day trip to hunt for Nessie at the infamous Loch Ness, (15 miles), where you will also find an exhibition centre, scenic waterfalls and lochside castle. Take to the open roads with chauffeur-driven Highland Trike Tours in Inverness, or step back in time with a visit to Culloden Battlefield (8 miles), which marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles. Other local attractions include dolphin spotting excursions from Inverness harbour (2 miles) and Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, which is on this property’s doorstep.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Paul 17th February 2024

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Fantastic property in a great location, used to sit for hours looking at the fabulous views from the top floor.

Reviewed by Suzanne 5th November 2022

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Tangle Tower is an amazing cottage full of charm, very comfy and relaxing, we enjoyed every minute of our stay, whether in the kitchen/lounge or downstairs bedroom or up in the the viewing room it's really cosy with amazing views.

Reviewed by Christopher 3rd September 2022

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Tangle Tower is a delightful cottage. Warm, comfortable, well equipped and with excellent views. Excellent location for Inverness City and the highlands. The views over the firth are amazing. Some might be put off by the local area - dont be. Wed definitely go back.

Reviewed by Jane 9th July 2022

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Very comfortable cottage in a great location - second visit for us & we will go back!

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