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Relaxing Scottish Highlands Seaside Cottage

Relaxing Scottish Highlands Seaside Cottage

5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths

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Mara Cottage is a lovely traditional fishing cottage which has been lovingly upgraded without losing any of its character and charm.

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 willing Blue Flag beach which is perfect for a family picnic.

There is a good resturant, 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 visiit.

The Highland Capital of Inverness is a thirty minute car journey or alternately catch the train from Fearn Station which is 10 mintes from Mara Cottage.

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

25 Reviews

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Beth User Profile
September 2017
I wish there were a way to give 10 stars!!! The Mara Cottage is my all time favorite Airbnb and Joyce and Gary could not be sweeter. Hilton is a magnificent place with amazing views of the Firth and even a little mermaid. The Cottage has absolutely everything you will need for a …

Elaine User Profile
August 2017
Really clean, well equipped, and cozy in a quiet seaside village!

Daniele User Profile
August 2017
Mara cottage will remain in our hearts, all of us big and small, Like the rainbow on the sea just arrived and the wakeup soon to see the sun rise, and enjoy the quiet that reigns around! Their home is wonderful! Everything is perfect and unforgettable. we hope we will come back s…

Valerie User Profile
August 2017
Great place in a beautiful location

Pascal User Profile
July 2017
We really enjoyed our week holiday at Mara's cottage Everything was perfect and comfortable. We had nice weather .

Eric User Profile
June 2017
Charming place for friends and family. Sea views and friendly neighbors near many things to see and do. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quiet getaway

Charlene User Profile
June 2017
Mara Cottage has spoiled us for any other accommodations! We loved everything about our stay -- from the well appointed kitchen, to the easy access to attractions like the Hilton and Shandwick Stones, Fearn Abbey, Dornoch and its lovely beach and cathedral, Tain and the Glen Mora…

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Gary & Joyce User Profile
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Gary & Joyce is a SuperhostSuperhost are experienced, highly rated hosts who are commited to providing great stays for guests.
Hi, we're Gary and Joyce, originally from Fife and the Highlands now living in the West. I'm self employed and work within the HoReCa sector, Joycie works hard in a job she loves. We love cooking, music, film and life. Jasper is our black Labrador Retreiver we "inherited" but wou…
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