Tollie Cottage offers the best of both worlds for those seeking a self-catering holiday in the Highlands
Accommodation: 2 bedrooms, 1 double, 1 twin, 1 double sofa bed (sleeps 6)
Tollie Cottage offers the best of both worlds for those seeking a self-catering holiday in the Highlands. It is set in stunning countryside, yet with the feel of a luxury city centre apartment. This brand new, architect designed property comprises open-plan kitchen, dining area and lounge, complemented by a double bedroom, a bathroom and converted loft space which can be used as a twin bedroom or private seating area. It has contemporary fittings and new furniture to combine to create a bright and spacious holiday home, ideal for two couples or a small family. Large patios surround the house on two sides, accessible from the sitting room, bedroom and dining area. With ample furniture this is ideal for enjoying the abundant sunshine, and soaking up the atmosphere of this very green and scenic part of the northern Highlands. You may be lucky and observe herds of up to 60 deer browsing the surrounding fields.
Ben Wyvis (a Munro) dominates the hills to the west. Guests will be provided with a welcome pack on arrival, and the owners, who live in the nearby main house will be on hand as much or as little as you wish.
This area of Scotland is famous for fishing, but offers far more. The land on the north side of the house is unpopulated all the way to the west coast but the pretty local town of Alness is only 4 miles away with two supermarkets, shops, a post office and banks. Inverness is 27 miles away but easy to reach via the A9. There are pleasant spots for bird and wild life watching along the shores of the Cromarty Firth, but the Sutherland coast or hinterland are within easy reach, with beautiful sandy beaches at Dornoch and around Golpsie and Brora. Alternatively Ullapool or Gairloch on the west coast are not much further away. The lovely burghs of Tain and Dornoch are close by. The famous castles of Dunrobin (near Golpsie), Cawdor (a few miles east of Inverness), and Brodie (just east of Nairn) can be visited in spring and summer, while Urqhuart Castle, on the shores of Loch Ness is open all year round. Most localities boast golf courses, like Alness, Fortrose, Inverness, Muir of Ord, Strathpeffer or Tain, that at Dornoch being of championship standard. For whisky lovers, the nearby Dalmore (Alness), Glenmorrangie (Tain) and Glen Ord distilleries can be visited all year round. Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park are close enough to make possible day trips for skiing or mountain walking.
Entrance hall, kitchen, dining area, lounge all open plan with log burning stove. Bathroom, double bedroom.
Twin bedroom with small seating area.