Your own private cinema
Game of Snooker anyone?
Ultimate dining
Retains many classic Scottish features
Double bed
Twin zip-and-link
Hall of mystery
Woodland dreams
Double and a single room
Movie night
Double bedroom
Twin zip-and-link
Master bedroom with king-size bed
BBQ luxury
Barn for all occasions
Arrange a party in the barn
A child's dream
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Pitcalzean House - Tain

Tain (8mls S), The Highlands
Sleeps 37
Bedrooms 14
Bathrooms 9
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Sky TV
Party houses
Wedding venues
Hen parties
Stag Parties
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning Highland house set in its own grounds perfect for a group getaway or special occasion
  • Cinema room with authentic seats and lounges with wood burners for cosy evenings in
  • Extensive woodland grounds to walk and explore and kids play area to keep them entertained
Property code: 78341

This magnificent house boasts everything needed for a special occasion for the family or a reunion of friends and is the perfect base to explore the wonders of the Highlands and surrounding areas.

This stunning Georgian house, sleeping 37 guests and three dogs across the main house and a cottage, has been beautifully renovated yet retains many original features, giving it a real sense of grandeur and style. Set within its own grounds near the shores of Cromarty Firth, discover sandy beaches with endless opportunities for bird watching, dolphin and seal spotting, whilst cyclists and walkers are spoilt for choice with numerous nearby forestry tracks. Perfect for large families or group of friends, escape from hectic lives to this beautiful, secluded corner of Scotland.

The rooms within the property are gracious and refined with many period features such as open fireplaces and ornate cornicing blending effortlessly with contemporary styling, creating a timeless and elegant feel. Superbly designed with large parties in mind, the cinema room; games room with snooker table and table football; the separate, self-contained cottage that sleeps four and the rustic-style barn that accommodates up to 60 people all make a holiday here one to remember.

Enter this splendid manor house into the main hall area which houses its own wood burner, a warm welcome after a busy day outdoors. The traditional kitchen boasts all mod cons plus an Aga, perfect for chilly toes – your pups will love snoozing in the warmth, too. Gather everyone for sociable meals in the large dining room before retiring to the lounge where comfortable sofas and a roaring wood burner beckon you to relax and unwind. Teens can enjoy their own space in the second lounge, whilst little ones will love the nursery, before everyone reunites in the games room for an evening of fun.

The bedrooms all have charm and character, with antique and vintage pieces complemented with quirky wallpaper, unusual styling and patterned soft furnishings. Lovely linens making a welcoming refuge at the end of your day, with windows overlooking the pretty surroundings allowing you to wake with a view. The nine bathrooms retain the same character, with three baths ideal for a long soak and the six showers meaning there will be no queues! The dorm room has five single beds and a double bed which children will love, giving a real sleepover experience.

The property is set within 33 acres of woodland grounds, where kids and pups can spend many a happy hour exploring amongst mature trees and rhododendrons. Discover a secret walled garden, expansive terraced lawns to the front and a fantastic play area with a swing and slides that is a child’s dream. On warm evenings, sizzle up a meal in the delightful BBQ hut, an added bonus to an already one-of-a-kind property. There is ample private parking.

  • 16 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 5 doubles, 2 doubles with single beds, 6 twin  1 single and a den with 5 single beds and a double bed
  • Sleeps 37+1 (pull out bed in snug)
  • 2 bathrooms, 1 en-suite bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 4 en-suite shower rooms and 1 separate WC
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 dishwashers, washing machine, tumble dryer, wine cooler and additional fridge Cottage - Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • 2 Smart TV’s
  • Cinema room
  • Games Room with snooker table, table football and dart board
  • 2 wood burners and 2 open fires- logs included
  • Private parking
  • Garden with seating
  • Kids play area
  • BBQ hut
  • Outside barn which can be used as a venue for events at an additional cost ( max - 60 people)
  • Chefs, days out, events at the property and more available at an extra charge – to be booked direct with owners
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week


Discover beautiful sandy beaches at Portmahomack (16 miles) and Shandwick Beach (5.5 miles), which is a beautiful gently sloping beach with rock pools at either end. Why not enjoy a ferry ride from the south point across to Cromarty which has the famous lighthouse plus a few eateries as well? Tain (9 miles) boasts spectacular architecture, a great array of wildlife and a wide range of sporting and leisure activities for everyone. Visit Glenmorangie Distillery (10 miles) north of the town and or play a round at Tain Golf Course. Dornoch (18 miles) has unique shops, from craft butchers to high-quality gift shops filled with character and quality items; miles of golden sand beaches and the Championship golf course, rated 16th in the world. Inverness (35 miles) is a thriving city offering shopping, culture, eating and drinking. Discover riverside restaurants, bustling pavement cafes as well as a wide range of independent retailers and popular high-street names. Visit the spectacular Dunrobin Castle (27 miles), the most northerly of Scotlands great houses and the largest in the Northern Highlands with 189 rooms. Explore the Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve (20 miles) and find fine views, a spacious sandy beach, Scots pine woodland and great opportunities for bird-watching or visit The Falls of Shin (30 miles) – one of the best-known sights in the area. Bag Ben Wyvis (29 miles), a Munro with a large plateau and an unchallenging climb providing glorious, sweeping views.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


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Had a wonderful stay, great venue, great location. Very nice hosts

Your own private cinema
Game of Snooker anyone?
Ultimate dining
Retains many classic Scottish features
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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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