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May Cottage - Alness

Alness, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage for two, perfect for a romantic getaway or trip with a friend
  • Situated on the Kildermorie Estate with vast amounts of countryside for you to explore at your leisure
  • Well-equipped kitchen/dining room at the heart of the property
  • The remote location is likely to provide a truly tranquil stay
  • 35 miles away from the highland capital, Inverness
  • Endless beaches, golf courses and distilleries lie a short distance away perfect for a day out
Property code: CA232

A delightful property set in a beautiful expanse of Scottish countryside, perfect for a peaceful, romantic break with some spectacular sites and stunning wildlife to see right on your doorstep.

This delightful little cottage on the beautiful Kildermorie Estate is a lovely retreat for a couple seeking peace and quiet. Surrounded by stunning countryside and scenery, yet within easy access of the coast, it is the perfect place for some rest and relaxation.

Inside, this neat stone-built cottage is charmingly designed, with soft, neutral décor throughout and tasteful artwork on the walls. The overall feel is light and airy, and the absence of a TV or radio enhances the calming ambience.

Entering the front door, you first come into a small hallway that’s ideal for muddy boots and walking shoes. Stroll into the main living area, comprised of a cosy sitting area with a colourful sofa where you can relax together in the evening after a day out exploring. There’s also a smart kitchen area equipped with all the essentials. Up two small steps from the kitchen you’ll encounter the bedroom, which can be made up either as a twin or a king-size room if you prefer. The adjacent en-suite bathroom is fresh and clean with a shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

Outside, the cottage is blissfully peaceful and surrounded by glorious countryside. Enjoy listening to the birds sing and take a walk in the fresh air through the nearby woodland. There is plenty of space for parking on the gravelled area directly outside the cottage.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 bedroom - 1 twin or double
  • 1 bathroom - with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric cooker, chest freezer, fridge, microwave
  • Wi-Fi zone nearby on the estate
  • Driveway parking for 2 cars
  • 14 miles to the nearest shops in Alness
  • Laundry facilities available in a separate building by arrangement with the owner
  • Private spring water supply
  • Fishing available by separate arrangement
  • Can be booked with the neighbouring property (CA015 - sleeps 2+2)

The stunning Kildermorie Estate offers lochs, rivers and hills to explore at your leisure. Go fishing in beautiful Loch Morie or bring your camera and take advantage of the many opportunities for some superb photography.

The charming town of Alness (13 miles) is famous for its cascades of flower decorations. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the picturesque high street before having lunch in one of the local restaurants and cafes. Just outside Alness is Dalmore; lovers of the single malt will enjoy a tour around this historic distillery – just be sure to book in advance as the tours are popular.

Further afield, head north towards the historic town of Tain (22 miles) on the south side of the Dornoch Firth. Take in the impressive architecture of Scotland's oldest royal burgh before enjoying lunch in one of the town's many restaurants.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Lee August 2018

As my wife and I meandered down to the Kildermorie Estate a transformation began. A mysterious tranquility dominated as the world and its hectic pace we left behind began to dissipate. We both felt like Gene Kelly in his role in the film Brigadoon. Simply, we were enchanted. This overwhelming feeling was complimented by the wonderful staff who gracRead moreiously offered a hospitality we never experienced before. We viewed a variety of wildlife and birds whose morning melodies were like a choir. We fished Loch Morie and the streams that slipped down from the Highlands. We visited Allness to enjoy the Station Hotel Pub and fine restaurant. We hiked the estate's many paths and visited the many ancient area churches. We did not have a vacation in the routine traditional sense but we experienced a beauty of a an unknown magnitude. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Kirton May 2018

We had a splendid week at May cottage. We have stayed on different Scottish estates over the years and what really makes Kildermorie stand out is, the friendliness of everyone. They made us very welcome and were keen to help us enjoy our stay on this beautiful estate. The accommodation was lovely and warm. It was clean, with everything you needed fRead moreor a weeks stay; including a small chest freezer. We would thouroughly recomend this holiday home for a warm welcome to scotland Hide

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Location

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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.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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