Traditional three-bedroom cottage in historic seaside resort town
About Gordon Duncan
I grew up about 20 miles from Nairn, then moved away. I spent about 25 years working in engineering around the world, including France, Netherlands, Germany, Pakistan, Australia and US. I recently moved back to the area and I now live in Nairn, about a mile away from Atholl Cottage. I love the outdoors, and I'm currently enjoying all this area has to offer, with excellent beaches and forests on my doorstep, and Cairngorms national park less than half an hour away.
Gordon Duncan purchased this Cottage in 2017
Why Gordon Duncan chose Nairn
I'd been looking for a holiday cottage in Nairn for some time, and when Atholl Cottage came up, I loved it immediately. The cottage has old-world charm, built around 1900 as part of the historic Fishertown area of Nairn. It was completely refurbished in 2000-2001, so benfits from a modern heating system double glazing and insulation, perfect for those cooler nights.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage is in a great spot, with sea views from every window. It's on a very quiet street, but it is also very close to the centre of town, with coffe shops, bars and restaurants less than 10 minutes walk away.
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Perfect base for a highland holiday
We received a warm friendly welcome and found the home to exceed our expectations. The beautiful views from every window add a lovely atmosphere to this well appointed and roomy house. After busy days exploring it was lovely to put our feet up in comfort, and we weren’t disappointed at the local restaurants if we didn’t feel like cooking. Our favourite way to start and end each day was with a lovely long walk on the beautiful beach and we’d certainly book to stay again next time we visit scotland
August at Atholl
We stayed for three weeks. Atholl Cottage was ideal for us and our friends. We really enjoyed the location and being able to walk to several very good restaurants and pubs. The owners were very flexible and able to take care of all our requests. Even though it is located a short distance from the High street, it was very quiet and peaceful in the evenings except during the week of the Highland games and even then everything stopped at 10 pm.
Scrupulously clean, convenient amenities, great decor. We loved our stay. It was everything we could ever hope for. The park and beach are great fun. The high street was a short walk away. It was hard to leave!
Everything very good
Position and weather made the stay excellent
Excellent cottage by the sea
Beautiful, spacious, well-equipped cottage in the seaside town of Nairn. Very clean and comfortable, bright and modern. Lounge, kitchen and dining room on upper floor, lovely views to the sea and ever changing sky from the windows. There's also an outdoor patio off the dining room. All these areas are very well-equipped, a real home from home. Even an upstairs loo and wee cloakroom. On the ground floor are two lovely good-sized double bedrooms (one with dressing room and en-suite shower room), a small bunk-bedroom and a large bathroom. There were only two of us, so we had loads of space. Carmel welcomed us and showed us round and talked about some places of interest. Thanks for the whisky cake, that prompted us to visit the local bakers! We didn't manage to visit the Cheese Pantry in Ardersier, however we bought some of their cheeses at the Highland Deli in Nairn and they were delicious. We were often at the Bandstand Bar and Restaurant (Braeval Hotel) for drinks (they stock a LOT of malt whiskies and many Scottish gins - fabulous!) and evening meals, only a few minutes walk from the cottage and highly recommended. There are plenty of places to eat out or get a take-away from in Nairn. The beaches are amazing and go on forever. Just relaxing on the sands (with ice-cream) or walking along East Beach to Culbin Forest was very enjoyable. We visited Lossiemouth (more stunning beaches), Findhorn, Fort George and Cawdor Caslte and also spent a day in Inverness (took the train). If you like shopping, Brodies Country Fayre is only ten minutes drive away and a fortune could easily be spent on many interesting items, including food and drink. It also has a large café/restaurant. Nairn is part of a beautiful area, with many places to visit nearby or further afield, walking, cycling, driving or using the train and bus services. We would definitely be happy to return here, many thanks.
Great Place to Stay in Nairn
We were two couples from Canada visiting Nairn on a golf holiday. Atholl Cottage was ideal for us. The modern rooms, furnishings and amenities included everything we could ask for. The location was perfect with beautiful views of the water, and short walk to the beach and pubs. We would definitely choose to stay at the Atholl Cottage on our next visit to Nairn.