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Firthview Cottage

Auldearn, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Lovely holiday home on working farm with family-friendly tours
  • Spot curlews and oystercatchers on site
  • Stargaze from your doorstep
  • Built-in brick BBQ for alfresco evenings
  • See 400 varieties of daffodil at Brodie Castle
  • Enjoy three championship golf courses within 5 miles
Property code: CA144

Set on a working farm near the ancient fishing port of Nairn, this semi-detached cottage celebrates farm life, and is in reach of the spectacular Moray Firth and the Highlands

Situated on a working farm, this cosy two-bedroom cottage is perfect for families seeking a rural retreat deep in the heart of the Moray countryside. The soft sandy beaches at Nairn (6 miles) and Findhorn Bay (11 miles) are wonderful for a gentle stroll spotting the famous Moray Firth dolphins or head to the Cairngorms National Park (21.5 miles) for a day walking the scenic hills.

For a more leisurely activity, take a guided tour of the farm and get to know some of its animal residents up close. Your single-storey cottage has a traditional and homely feel to it, with a white-washed exterior and cosy rooms decorated in muted tones with floral accents. Windows look out over the garden and onto the rolling farmland beyond where the livestock graze in the fields and wild birds fly overhead. With sumptuous sofas to sink into after a day exploring the countryside, your snug lounge/diner is a warm and inviting space with views onto the garden. Prepare family meals in the well-equipped kitchen and dine at the bistro-style table.

For a peaceful night’s sleep there is a double and twin bedroom, both pretty rooms with ample storage for your belongings. The cottage has a spacious bathroom. The outside space with the cottage is perfect for relaxing in. Play garden games on the front and rear lawn shared with the adjoining cottage or fire up the built-in brick BBQ for a sociable alfresco meal watching the livestock in the surrounding fields.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath and hand-held shower
  • Electric cooker, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV with Freeview and DVD player
  • Large shared gardens to front and rear
  • Electric heating included
  • Built-in brick BBQ
  • Complex of properties - attached to neighbouring holiday property Larch Cottage
  • Off-road parking available
  • Regret no dogs
  • Farm tours available
  • Walking and cycling trails nearby
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop - 3 miles
  • Supermarket, pub, restaurants, facilities - 5 miles
  • Beach and golf course 2.5 miles

Walk up Castle Hill at Auldearn (3 miles) to see the 17th-century dovecot and be rewarded with panoramic views across the countryside. The closest village to your cottage, Auldearn has a welcoming restaurant and bar. For a wider selection of amenities, Nairn (5 miles) has a choice of independent stores, restaurants and takeaways. Nairn also boast two golf courses, a swimming pool, and a wonderful sandy beach. There are some lovely walks in and around Nairn, including a leisurely riverside walk from the harbour to Cawdor Castle or spot the buzzards soaring high above you on a wander through Ord Hill woodlands.

From Nairn Harbour why not take a boat trip across the Moray Firth to spot dolphins, porpoises and seals. Discover some of the most significant moments in Scottish history with visits to the many ancient castles and historic sites within easy reach of your cottage. Explore the stunning gardens at Cawdor Castle (7.5 miles) or follow the nature trails through the woodlands, immerse yourself in the heart of the action at the Battle of Culloden Visitor Centre (15 miles) or picnic in the grounds of ruined Urquhart Castle (38 miles) as you explore scenic Loch Ness.

 

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Pearce May 2019

Beautiful location, the owner was very friendly the cottages were well equipped and clean. For some one who wants peace and quiet it's tbe perfect spot. I would highly recommend a stay there.

Reviewed by Mr Graham April 2019

We had an oyster catcher sitting on eggs in the field behind the property and frequently, curlews present and/or calling. The general area is great for birds. We also went on the Ecoventures boat trip from Cromarty and saw quite a few bottle nosed dolphins, some right next to the inflatable boat. This was much better than the boat trips out of InveRead morerness which we also went on and saw virtually nothing interesting. The property was spacious and well equipped, including the kitchen. The views of the firth were nice when it was clear enough to see. The property is semi-detached but the other half was not occupied for the week we were there; the owners live about a quarter of a mile away at the farm house. It was extremely quiet at night apart from animal and bird noises! Hide

Reviewed by Ms Flory September 2018

We booked this cottage at the last minute. We were not disappointed! It was cosy, clean, welcoming and perfect for our sightseeing holiday in the Inverness area and beyond. The scenery around the cottage was fabulous with peace and tranquillity a major bonus (birds singing in the mornings and able to see the stars at night) and yet we were so near Read moreto everything we needed (supermarkets only a few miles away, many tourist attractions nearby, owner living close by). The cottage had everything you could possibly need for your stay. It was a home from home and we were made to feel very welcome on arrival by the owner. We would definitely choose to stay at this cottage again and it's highly recommended. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

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