Traditional fishermans/crofters highland cottage home swap

A charming stone cottage situated in the picturesque coastal village of Portmahomack, on the Tarbat Peninsula in the north east of Scotland.
The cottage is comfortably furnished and ideal for family and friends to enjoy exploring this part of Scotland.
The bright sitting room is both cosy and welcoming and leads down to the dining room which is in the conservatory, and has double doors into the pretty rear garden with its sea views. There is a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare family meals to be enjoyed around the dining table or on the patio during warmer weather. There are also three comfortable bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor. The rear garden is private and peaceful and a perfect place in which to enjoy a morning coffee whilst listening to the gulls passing overhead. Just a very short walk from this cottage will take you down to the beach, harbour and array of pretty cottages that run along the seafront. Here you will find the Oyster Catcher sea food restaurant which offers the most wonderful food produced from fresh local produce. For walkers there is an excellent coastal nine-mile circuit passing Tarbat Ness Lighthouse and providing the opportunity to spot seabirds, dolphins and seals. Take a short drive by car why not pop up to Dornoch with is wonderful beaches and golf course or even closer to home, visit the Royal Burgh of Tain which is brimming in ancient history and places of interest. At the end of a fabulous day you will love to return to the comfort of your wonderful cottage.
Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Conservatory with dining area. Sitting room with electric fire.
Oil central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. Bed linen and towels. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins. walk. Beach 3 mins. walk.

About the location


Tain 9 miles; Dornoch 19 miles; Dingwall 30 miles.
Portmahomack is a charming fishing village on the shores of the Dornoch Firth, an inlet of the Moray Firth, which offers superb views inland towards the Sutherland Mountains. The village has excellent local services including a village shop and post office, a hotel with pub, a cafe and a seafood restaurant. Portmahomack has a lovely white sandy beach with no strong currents making it ideal for water sports and bathing. The village is also home to the Tarbat Discovery Centre, an historic lighthouse and a 9 hole golf course. Nearby is the Royal Burgh of Tain which offers many facilities Asda , Tesco etc. and is home to the famous Glenmorangie Distillery, well worth a visit! Portmahomack is an ideal base for touring the highlands with Inverness, the “Capital City of the Highlands”, just 45 miles to the south.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Long term exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Tain (HE30699)

Highlands,   Scotland

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 5) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers
  • Spain
dec 2018 to march 2019 long swap would be good

Dates available

December 2018 - March 2019

Swap duration: 3 - 6 months

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Adults: 2     
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Membership expiry date: 09 Jul 2019