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Driftwood - Cromarty

Black Isle, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic retreat in idyllic location if you are looking for the ultimate peaceful getaway
  • Fantastic walking routes on your doorstep and located in the pretty town of Cromarty
  • Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner after a day out exploring the beautiful local area
Property code: 85908

This beautiful apartment is located in the charming seaport of Cromarty. Perfect for couples to escape and enjoy the stunning shores of the Cromarty Firth.

Relax and unwind in pure tranquillity at this charming apartment on the eastern tip of the Black Isle. Perfect for a romantic getaway with your loved one while enjoying the villages, coastline and countryside of the Highlands.

Enter from the street into this quaint ground-floor apartment. You will find bright and airy open-plan living that is sociable and practical. It is thoughtfully furnished throughout, with decorative nods to the coastal location and welcomes one dog.

The spacious kitchen has plenty of room for rustling up some breakfast, preparing lunch for a day out or cooking a hearty meal in the evenings after all the exploring. Enjoy eating a romantic meal together at the dining table while enjoining a glass of wine. After eating, get cosy together on the sumptuous sofa and watch your favourite TV show on the Smart TV. There is also a warming wood burner, ideal to fire up on those chilly nights and perfect for the dog to curl up in front of. Once you are ready for some sleep, head through to the double bedroom which is welcoming and comfortable. A bathroom with a large shower completes the apartment.

Parking is available on the street outside, and running through the town is Cromarty’s Coastal Walk. Plus, just 100 metres away you will have access to the beach. The nearest pub is also right next door.

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Restaurants, pubs, shops and beaches within 1 mile
  • Unallocated on-street parking (subject to availability)
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Situated in the pretty town of Cromarty, you will be close to everything you need for your stay. The town boasts an eclectic mix of eateries, a good range of shops and some lovely local pubs. Enjoy strolling along the sandy beach, or marvel at the fishing boats coming and going from Cromarty Harbour which sits beneath the town’s lighthouse. There are also a couple of fantastic museums just across the road, the famous geologist Hugh Miller’s Cottage is here, as well as the historic Cromarty Courthouse. Fortrose town is situated 9.5 miles away, with a wider range of shops, eateries and pubs.

If you want to go wildlife spotting or explore the best of nature in Scotland, head 5 miles to RSPB Dale Bay, where you will find another stunning beach. Alternatively, take a trip in a boat across Cromarty Firth and visit RSPB Nigg Bay. Soak up the superb views of the Scottish coast from South Sutor (2 miles), one half of the two opposing headlands that mark the entrance to Cromarty Firth.

Take a walk from the town, along the coastline, around the South Sutor and visit the incredible rock formations and caves of Macfarquhar’s Bed. These stunning natural rock formations were thought to have been used by smugglers. Head down to the cascading Fairy Glen Falls (8.5), a beautiful woodland walk alongside babbling brooks to two superb waterfalls. Enjoy the bonnie blue seas and sandy beach at Rosemarkie Beach (9 miles) or Chanonry Point (10 miles). Stand at the viewpoint and see if you can spot dolphins in the distance.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


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Reviewed by Peter 5th May 2022

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Great place to stay everything you need is there and owners very nice and helpful, thanks for a great Stay

Reviewed by David 26th March 2022

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The property is in excellent location, very comfortably furnished, good bed with some lovely pieces in the kitchen .

Reviewed by Maja 22nd December 2021

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We had a wonderful time. The accomodation was cosy, well appointed, newly refurbished with all the mod cons. We particularly enjoyed the log burner .The supply of local produce as a welcome gift was thoughtful, well considered and very kind gesture. Up on arrival, the hosts greeted us with a very warm welcome and assured us that if we need anythingRead more, just to ask. Cromarty itself is a lovely town with lots of character and friendly people. Highly recommended Hide

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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