View towards the property
Outside seating area
Countryside views from garden
3 miles to Nairn Beach
Spacious lounge
Comfy lounge to relax in after a day out
Relax by the cosy woodburner
Super-king-size bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
King-size bedroom
Views from Garden
Outside seating area
1 / 16  View towards the property
2 / 16  Outside seating area
3 / 16  Countryside views from garden
4 / 16  3 miles to Nairn Beach
5 / 16  Spacious lounge
6 / 16  Comfy lounge to relax in after a day out
7 / 16  Relax by the cosy woodburner
8 / 16  Kitchen/diner
9 / 16  Kitchen/diner
10 / 16  Kitchen/diner
11 / 16  Super-king-size bedroom
12 / 16  Double bedroom
13 / 16  Twin bedroom
14 / 16  King-size bedroom
15 / 16  Views from Garden
16 / 16  Outside seating area

Washingwells House

Nairn (3mls E), The Highlands
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 4
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Peaceful private rural country retreat with beautiful countryside views from the garden
  • Take a stroll along one of the long sandy blue flag beaches and promenades a short drive away
  • Explore the Moray firth coastline which is home to one of only two colonies of dolphins in the UK
  • Perfect location for spotting wildlife, bird watching, golf, walking and cycling
Property code: 44310

This spacious period well-presented detached house is nestled in a peaceful private rural area, close to the pretty seaside town of Nairn. Perfect for families and groups seeking a rural country retreat. Making it a fantastic base for your holiday.

Set in a tranquil private area just three miles from the historic coastal town of Nairn, this period property offers peaceful, spacious and cosy accommodation for up to eight guests. Providing a great base for a large family or a group of friends, the cottage is an ideal location for birdwatching, walking, cycling and spotting wildlife with chances to see dolphins in the Moray Firth. The area is steeped in history, with several ancient castles in the vicinity as well as the site of the Battle of Culloden. For guests following the Highland whisky trails, there are also a number of distilleries within easy reach. With access to coastal walks almost from the doorstep, and with Inverness to the west and the Cairngorms National Park to the south, this is an ideally situated holiday retreat.

This lovely property has been attractively decorated and tastefully furnished to provide a delightful, restful setting for your holiday. The light and cosy lounge is perfect for relaxing in at the end of a lovely day, and the spacious farmhouse-style kitchen/diner is perfect for preparing and sharing your favourite meals. The four pretty bedrooms – some with sloping ceilings – are bright, cheerful and offer delightful views over the surrounding countryside.

On entering this welcoming and cosy stone-built property you will find yourself in the fresh, spacious and inviting open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. You can relax at the end of a great day in the comfortable lounge which features plenty of seating, a warming wood burner and TV/DVD, making this an ideal space to curl up with a good book or catch up with your favourite programmes. The stylishly designed dining area is perfect for sharing your favourite meals which you can prepare in the light and fully equipped kitchen. The ground floor also offers the first of the property’s bedrooms: a bright and attractively furnished super-king-size room with views out over the countryside. You will also find a useful wet room with shower and WC.

Going upstairs there are three more cosy and attractively decorated bedrooms. There’s a king-size room, a double room and a twin room with high sloping ceilings. The bathroom can also be found on the first floor.

Heading outside there’s a large enclosed garden complete with decked area and plenty of seating so you can sit back, unwind and admire the surrounding country scenery while enjoying an al fresco meal or a glass of wine in the evening. Plenty of off-road parking is also available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 Bedrooms: 1 super king-size on ground floor. 1 king-size, 1 double and a twin on second floor
  • Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Utility: with freezer
  • Lounge: with woodburner (first basket of logs included) TV and DVD
  • 2 bathrooms: 1 Wet room with shower and WC on ground floor, 1 bathroom with bath and WC on second floor
  • Bedlinen, towels, electric and heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 4 Dogs welcome
  • Travel cot available
  • Enclosed garden with decking and seating
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Beach 3 miles, shop and pubs 2 miles, Inverness Airport 12 miles
  • Arrival: 6pm
  • Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.

The picturesque town of Nairn (3.5 miles) offers beautiful sandy beaches, riverside walks and a promenade with fantastic views over the Moray Firth. The town also hosts the Nairn Agriculture Show and the Highland Games, and has a variety of quirky independent shops, the Nairn Museum, and a host of friendly pubs and excellent restaurants.

There are also numerous golf courses in the region including Castle Stuart (14 miles), Nairn (4.5 miles) and Nairn Dunbar (3 miles). For those interested in history and heritage there are plenty of sites to explore including Culloden Battlefield (15.5 miles), Clava Cairns (16 miles), Brodie Castle (4 miles), Cawdor Castle and Gardens (8.5 miles), Fort George (11.5 miles), the Highlanders' Museum (11.5 miles) and Logie Steading (13 miles).

There are also opportunities to take part in a wide range of outdoor activities including cycling, angling, archery and flying. And of course, not forgetting that there are a number of distilleries in the area including Dallas Dhu and Benromach (both 9 miles). The bustling city of Inverness (19.5 miles) offers a range of great places to eat and drink as well as a variety of art galleries, shops and attractions including Inverness Castle, St Andrew's Cathedral, the Botanic Gardens, Eden Court Theatre and Cinema and the Hall of Names. A little further afield you can explore the mysterious and spectacular Loch Ness (28 miles).

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ellen 24th August 2019

Wonderful cottage with everything you could wish for a great holiday. The enclosed garden was ideal for our grandchildren and our 12 year old westie. Easy access to the main road leading to the many and varied attractions in the area.

Reviewed by Jenny 10th August 2019

Fantastic cottage. We had 3 generations and 4 dogs. Loads of space, very clean. Garden was amazing for both dogs and teenagers. Great location, so quiet but close to town. We loved the local woods and even saw dolphins. Would definitely reccomend this cottage and would love to go back.

Reviewed by Ian 8th June 2019

This is a fantastic location for people who love to take their dogs on holiday very remote and secluded whilst being very close to Nairn, Forres and Elgin. If you take your dogs with you make sure you visit the secret beach with them. One of our dogs is a rescue dog and has never been allowed so much freedom as he got whilst on our walks to the secRead moreret beach. Hide

Reviewed by Gerard 3rd February 2019

Really comfortable downstairs and well equipped plenty of logs for the fire which was great and the welcome pack was one of the best weve had.

Reviewed by Janet 1st September 2018

The owners are very helpful,the cottage was very clean and welcoming,with a fantastic welcome pack and enough logs for our whole holiday.There is a great living space on the ground floor with open plan kitchen,dining room and living room with double bedroom and bathroom. This cottage is a great dog friendly base for exploring the Morayshire coastliRead morene and the highlands,whisky trail etc . Hide

Reviewed by David 21st July 2018

Lovely location; well-equipt house; enclosed garden great for dogs; fantastic welcome pack and mid holiday linen changes a nice touch.

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View towards the property
Outside seating area
Countryside views from garden
3 miles to Nairn Beach
Spacious lounge
Comfy lounge to relax in after a day out
Relax by the cosy woodburner
Super-king-size bedroom
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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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