Situated on the shores of the Cromarty Firth with stunning views to the Black Isle our cottage sleeps six comfortably and can accommodate up to nine.
The cottage is deceptively spacious (total floor area of 129 square metres) . On the ground floor there is a roomy lounge with archway to a large kitchen/diner, bathroom with separate shower and one family room with double and single bed.
On the first floor there is a shower room between one roomy double bedroom and another family room with double and single bed.
There is also a small elevated garden area behind the cottage.
Off road parking can accommodate three cars.
Saltburn is a small village on the outskirts of Invergordon and is an ideal situation for touring the Highlands with easy access to superb beaches, forests, hill walking, golf, cycling, fishing, etc. There are at least six 18 hole golf courses within an hour's drive, including Royal Dornoch, so perfect location for a golfing holiday!
Invergordon, 1½ miles away is a cruise liner destination, in fact some liners tie up at Saltburn pier when there are more than 2 liners on one day. It also has stunning murals on gables all over the town and boasts a sports centre with leisure pool, naval museum, an 18 hole golf course and a bowling green. A choice of restaurants and take-aways cater for most tastes.
Only a few miles away is the Balnagown estate which has good opportunities to explore the outdoors with dedicated cycling and walking routes.
The Black Isle, which is viewed from your cottage's windows is really a peninsula and is well worth a visit with lots of quaint villages. Cromarty Courthouse Museum, housed in an original court building of 1773, portrays the life of an old Scots burgh (of which Cromarty is a fine example). Hugh Miller's Cottage, recalling the life of the locally-born geologist and church-man, is also here.
The Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park has a good selection of animals (some of which can be hand fed by children).
There are distilleries to visit at Alness, Muir of Ord and Tain.
Tain through Time explores the very different story of Tain, (Scotland's oldest Royal burgh) formerly an important place of pilgrimage.
Other places of interest include the Highland Museum of Childhood at Strathpeffer and the Groam House Museum at Rosemarkie which takes a Pictish theme, as does the Tarbat Discovery Centre at Portmahomack, based on the findings of an internationally important archaeological dig.
At Chanonry Point in Rosemarkie dolphin spotting is a popular attraction and dolphin tours can be booked at various locations.
Balintore, Portmahomock and Dornoch (all within an hour's drive)have superb beaches.
Beyond the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer, Ullapool is a small fishing village on the rugged west coast which is very popular.
Buses go hourly from Saltburn to Inverness via Invergordon and Alness
There is also a train station in nearby Invergordon
Car journey approximate times:
30 min to Inverness
50 min to Loch Ness
2.5hr to the Isle of Skye
2.5hr to John o' GroatsGet the full listing »