Enjoy the Cromarty sunsets from the garden patio, make the most of the area's fine local ingredients on the kitchen's Rayburn and come home to a roaring open fire after walks around town.
18th-century Paye House lies at the heart of Cromarty's historic conservation area, surrounded by cobbled lanes and listed buildings. Its first recorded owner was the keeper of the County Gaol who also ran an alehouse. In later years it served as one of the town's hubs as a general store, a doctors' surgery, a chip shop and a depot for antique toys.
On 2 storeys, Paye House sleeps 6 guests, with accommodation comprising:
2 doubles and 1 twin bedrooms
Sitting room with open fire
Dining room/study area
Bathroom with bath and shower over bath
WC with wash basin
Garden with patio
Free parking on Church Street, around the corner
Cromarty has plenty to enchant both travellers and holidaymakers: sandy beaches, Georgian architecture, bottlenose dolphins, and bird colonies of international importance. It first became a Royal Burgh in the 13th century. In the 1700s salt-fish processing and sea-trade helped to swell the town's economy, and many of its famous merchants' houses date from this era.
Cromarty is only 40 minutes' drive from Inverness, the "capital of the Highlands".