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Murray's Street Cottages, Tain, Ross and Cromarty


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Murray's Street is only a few minutes walk from the centre of the ancient borough of Tain on the banks of the Dornoch Forth. Traditionally the Kings of Scotland came as pilgrims to visit the home of Saint Dufus. Now visitors can explore 'Tain through Time', the museum at the Collegiate Church, and enjoy the town's wonderful old buildings or wander around Brown's Gallery viewing or even acquiring a piece of Scottish contemporary art. Alternatively you can sample the 'water of life' and have a tour of the distillery at the Glenmoragie Visitors' Centre. Anta, Tain Pottery and Cromarty Pottery are all made in the area and are fascinating places to visit or do some shopping.

Dornoch is only 15 minutes drive with beautiful beaches and great shopping at the Jail and Castle Close Antiques. There is also Luigi's for lunch or dinner or go a bit further to Golspie and visit the gardens at Dunrobin Castle and see the falconry display.

On another day go east to the fishing village of Portmahomach and eat lobsters at the Oyster Catcher, but be sure to book your table! They have a fabulous wine list and the quirky interior will amuse. The Tarbet Discovery Centre is an interesting outing and Rockfield has a rugged and wild beach to walk off your lunch.

Cromarty is another beautiful village not far away (check if the ferry is running from Nigg) - you can do some antique shopping or catch a boat to a spot where bottlenose dolphins and seals are regularly spotted. If boats aren't your thing, there are plenty of seals to be seen at Loch Fleet or from Foulis Ferry near the Cromarty Bridge.

Tain has many famous golf courses within easy reach - you are spoilt for choice! Fishing, hill walking and bird watching are also on the door step and can easily be arranged. For the more adventurous, have a day in Orkney or visit Handa Island, a bird sanctuary, where you may see puffins or a basking shark from the top of the 400' cliffs.

  • Two identical cottages
  • Each sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 king, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1 shower room
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • TV, DVD, CD player
  • Free WiFi
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Terrace with garden furniture and shared vegetable garden
  • Sorry no pets
  • Short breaks by arrangement
  • 5 minutes walk from Tain town centre
  • Inverness Airport, 42 miles, 50 minutes drive
  • About 1 mile from Tain Station
  • Pubs and restaurants - 5 minutes walk
  • Tain golf course c.1 mile, Dornoch c.15 minutes drive
  • Hill walking
  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Beautiful beaches
  • Boat trips
  • Glenmorangie Visitors' Centre c.1 mile
  • Dunrobin Castle, 30 minutes
  • Potteries and galleries

The traditional stone cottages, originally built in 1648, have recently been refurbished to a very high standard by Jacqui Stone, an interior designer and her husband Rory, resident cheesemaker. Murray Street is a quiet private lane off the main road with off-street parking for the cottages.

Both cottages have the same layout, each with an open plan living space, two bedrooms with one bathroom. They have been decorated with great care, there is lovely linen with comfortable beds, feather duvets and big white towels. Tea towels, loo rolls and soap are provided. Although the bathrooms are very small they are immaculate with a very good shower and heated towel rail.

Outside each cottage there is a small terrace with table and chairs which has access to the vegetable garden where you may help yourself to fresh herbs. Beyond which is a field where Ziggi the Shetland pony lives.

Follow the A9 to Tain. Take the most northerly entrance, go past the Co-op and then take the first little lane to the left and that is Murray Street.

What's included:
Heating and electricity is included in the price and all bed linen and towels are provided.
Free WiFi.
Loo rolls and soap are provided.

Cost and availability.
The cottages are available all year round.
Change over day is Saturday, check in after 4pm and departure by 10.30am.
Short breaks are available by arrangement out of season.

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3 and 4 Murray's Street, Tain, IV19 1HS Scotland

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