Nairn is a delightful seaside town on the Moray Firth, known for sandy beaches, two 18-hole championship golf courses and its many restaurants, bars and coffee shops. It's been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times and is one of the driest and sunniest places in Scotland. Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield and Fort George are nearby and Inverness, capital city of the Highlands, is less than 30 minutes away by car.
The area is well known for forests and wildlife, with deer and dolphins commonly sighted. Nairn is within an hour’s drive of the Cairngorm National Park, Loch Ness, and the many whisky distilleries of Speyside. Walking, cycling and fishing are just a few of the ways to enjoy the great outdoors around Nairn - the countryside is stunning!
- Sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms – 3
(1 king en-suite, 1 double, 1 bunks)
- Bathrooms - 2 plus
- TV, DVD player, ROKU, stereo
- Free WiFi
- Gas central heating, with
unlimited on-demand hot-water
- Cot and high chair on request
- Patio furniture
- Sorry, no pets
- Short breaks – min stay 4 days
- Situated in Nairn
- Airports - Inverness 10 minutes by car,
Aberdeen 2 hours by car,
Edinburgh 3 hours by car
- Nairn Station - 0.6 miles (15 minute walk)
- Beach - 2 minute walk
- Nairn Dunbar Golf Course - 0.5 miles,
Nairn Golf Course - 1 mile
- Swimming pool - 10 minute walk
- Adventure playground - 600 yards
- Paddling pool and swings - 250 yards
- Great bars and restaurants nearby
- Supermarket and independent shops
- Boat trips to see the dolphins
- Award-winning sandy beach
- 2 championship golf courses
- Cawdor Castle and Culloden Battlefield
- Malt Whisky Trail
Atholl Cottage is a traditional three-bedroomed cottage, with views from all rooms across parkland to the dunes and award-winning beach beyond. The cottage was built around 1900, and has an "upside-down" configuration, with bedrooms downstairs and living space upstairs to maximise the benefit of the views across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle, Sutors of Cromarty and Easter Ross.
Downstairs, the master bedroom has a king-size bed, a dressing room and an ensuite shower room. The second bedroom has a double bed and built-in wardrobes. The third bedroom has bunk beds. The ground floor is completed by the main bathroom, which has a bath with a shower over it. All bedrooms have windows looking out to the sea.
Upstairs, the living room has windows on two sides, with views north to the sea and west towards the famous Nairn bandstand and the spacious Nairn Links parklands. The dining room is at the other end of the cottage and has a view to the sea and patio doors out to a terrace that looks over a small courtyard to the bandstand - it's a great spot for al fresco dining. The kitchen is between the dining room and the living room and also has a view to the sea. The kitchen is well equipped with a gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
There is a small courtyard outside the main door, enclosed by cast iron gates. There is parking available on the street to the side and to the front of the cottage. These streets are very quiet as they are used for local access only.
For one week in the middle of August, the area is transformed for the Nairn Highland Games, which has been running since 1869.
If arriving by car from the west, including Inverness and the airport, drive through Nairn on the A96 until you get to a mini-roundabout, where there is a church on both the left and right. Turn left at the roundabout, onto Marine Road, following signs for Swimming Pool, Leisure Park and Central Beach. After a short distance of about 50 metres, turn right onto Cumming Street. Atholl Cottage is on the right hand side of Cumming Street. It is the last house, nearest the beach.
If arriving by car from the east, including Aberdeen, Elgin or Forres, drive through Nairn on the A96, cross over the river Nairn, then after another 150m you will get to a mini-roundabout. Take the second exit at the roundabout, onto Marine Road, and then follow instructions above.
Parking: there is unrestricted parking on either side of Cumming Street or go round the corner onto Links Place/Society Street. You can also park in the beach parking area during the day, but there are signs warning that overnight parking is not allowed in that area.
If you arrive by train at Nairn station, it is about three quarters of a mile, or a 10 to 15-minute walk to the cottage. There are paved streets for the whole route if you have wheeled bags. Full instructions on booking.
Gas central heating, with unlimited on-demand hot-water is included in the rental price.
Bed linen (with a choice of pillows), towels, toiletries and beach towels are provided.
Beach toys provided – it wouldn’t be a beach holiday without a bucket and spade!
Cost and availability:
Atholl Cottage is rented out throughout the year.
Change over day is flexible, arrive and depart any day. Check in time: 16:00 (or earlier by arrangement). Check out time: 10:00 (or later by arrangement).
Discount for 7 days or more.
Short breaks available. 4 day minimum stay.
To book this delightful seaside self catering cottage in Nairn, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
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Atholl Cottage, 13 Cumming Street, Nairn IV12 4NQ