Cottages near Cawdor Castle, Nairn Highlands of Scotland

Stay in self-catering cottages near Nairn year round - you will find fishing, castles - Cawdor, Fort George, distilleries, sandy beaches and wildlife - there is plenty for every age. Easy reach to ski slopes at Aviemore too.

So many self-catering holiday cottages are described as luxurious - tastefully furnished and in an amazing situation. The log fires in the sitting room and dining rooms add to the ambiance, and secluded with beautiful views - sometimes with hot tubs, make it a perfect setting for a Scottish holiday hideaway. Photographs speak a thousand words - so enjoy searching for your perfect retreat.

Cawdor Castle estate is beautiful - the fairy-tale castle is open to the public from May to Oct and is obviously a 'must see' if you are renting a cottage near Nairn! Cawdor Castle gardens are equally stunning - three different gardens and all visually and horticulturally glorious. The conservation village of Cawdor is very attractive and has an excellent shop, post office and pub, which serves very good food.

There is so much to do in the area around Nairn - lovely walks, distilleries to tour, castles to visit, sandy beaches at Nairn, skiing at Aviemore - but many visitors just come to relax and getaway from it all. If you want to fish on the River Findhorn then you might want to rent the Banchor Beat, on the castle estate. It is a very lovely and exciting stretch of the Findhorn and some large salmon have been caught here. Golf courses are also plentiful in the area - lovely links courses at Nairn as well as Cawdor Castle's has it's own 9-hole course.

Directions: By Air: Inverness is the nearest airport and is 18 miles away.

By Rail: Inverness has a mainline station with direct trains from the south. Nairn (14 miles away) also has a station.

By Road: Cawdor Castle is well sign posted on all major routes. If coming from the south on the A9, turn off it before Inverness on to the B9006. This brings you past Culloden battlefield, and on to a junction at Clephanton, approx 9 miles. Turn right on to B9090, which brings you to Cawdor Village (1 mile).

  • Nairn is a year round holiday destination
  • Close to he sea
  • Sandy beaches at Findhorn
  • Inverness Airport - 18 miles
  • Inverness railway station - 24 miles
  • Aviemore 30 mins
  • Distilleries
  • Salmon fishing
  • Golf courses nearby
  • Cawdor Castle
  • Good food pub
  • Shops
  • Off-season short breaks often available
  • Salmon fishing to rent on the River Findhorn
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