About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
3 bedroom 1.5 bathrooms with sea views, close to the shore
Situated in the small fishing village of Hilton of Cadboll it offers a pleasant retreat within a stunning landscape. The village is one of three coastal villages which include Balintore and Shandwick and are collectively known as the Seaboard villages.
Mara Cottage is situated on the eastern shore of the beautiful Moray Firth and enjoys one of the most temperate climates in Scotland. The cottage enjoys spectacular views across the firth with regular sightings of the Moray Firth dolphins from the cottage as they often like to swim close to the shore.
The surrounding area has beautiful coastal walks and interesting geological features such as an ancient raised beach which can be accessed at the end of the village. The Moray Coast also offers a variety of pictish stones situated in both Hilton of Cadboll and Shandwick bay.
The nearby village of Portmahomack has an award winning Pictish Visitor Centre. Shandwick offers an award winning Blue Flag beach which is perfect for a family picnic.
There is a good restaurant, village inn, harbour, post office and local shops all within 10 minutes walk of the cottage.
Mara Cottage is a welcoming, charming cottage in a location which offers the best of both worlds - relaxation and chill out time with a selection of books and games or a base to explore the northern highlands. There is an enclosed garden to both the front and back of Mara Cottage which is suitable for children.
The historic burghs of Tain and Dornoch are within easy reach of Mara Cottage - both are charming and offer a variety of historic sights which are well worth a visit. The Highland Capital of Inverness is a thirty minute car journey or alternately catch the train from Fearn Station which is 10 minutes from Mara Cottage.
Joyce and Gary Scott
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 9, 2018
About Joyce and Gary Scott
We bought Mara Cottage as a family home and lived there for 17 years. After moving South we could not part with the cottage and decided use it as a holiday home for both ourselves and others to enjoy. We love the peaceful tranquillity and the beauty of the area.
Joyce and Gary Scott purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Joyce and Gary Scott chose Hilton
It always feels like a place to relax, enjoy the wonderful scenery of Scotland and connect with the Highland culture. As the cottage is on the coast, you become more aware of the changing landscape and the way the sea reflects the weather. The Moray Firth is a wee hidden gem in the Highlands.
What makes this Cottage unique
We feel so privileged to be able to see dolphins from the window and all of the coastal wildlife. Not to forget the links golf courses followed by the excellent malt whisky from local distilleries including, Dalmore, Glenmorangie and Balblair!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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The Moray Firth was part of an ancient Pictish settlement and there are many carved standing stones in the area. The Groam House Museum the Tarbet Discovery Centre and Nigg Chuch all hold information and artefacts about these fascinating peoples.