• About Barn Owl Cottage

    An ideal base for couples wishing to explore the wild beauty of the Highlands, with beautiful beaches just 10 minutes away.

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    • Asset 46

      1 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 2 people

    • Safer Stays

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      0 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Ground floor facilities
      Ground floor facilities
    • Fuel and power included
      Fuel and power included
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Golf nearby
      Golf nearby
    • Romantic collection
      Romantic collection
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
    • WiFi
    • Winter short breaks
      Winter short breaks
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Pets – not allowed
      Pets – not allowed
    • Coastal within 1 mile
      Coastal within 1 mile
    • Coastal within 3 miles
      Coastal within 3 miles
    • Coastal within 5 miles
      Coastal within 5 miles
    • Open plan
      Open plan
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
    Safer Stays

    We have encouraged all of our owners to adapt their cleaning routine. The provider of this accommodation has confirmed they are following the Safer Stays principles, which include:

    • Extra cleaning and sanitisation
    • Extra time for property to air
    • Safe key collection and key drop
    • Hand soap or sanitiser provided
    • Social distancing guidance
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "An ideal base for couples wishing to explore the wild beauty of the Highlands with beautiful beaches just 10 minutes away.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nAll on the \nground floor.\n\n\nOpen plan living space\n With wooden floor.\n\nLiving area \nWith 28 Freeview TV DVD player and French doors leading to garden.\n\nDining area.\n\n\nKitchen area \nWith electric cooker microwave fridge dishwasher and washing machine.\n\nBedroom \nWith kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle toilet heated towel rail and tiled floor.\n\n \n\n \n\n \n\n \n\nElectric panel heaters underfloor heating in shower room electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Use of freezer available on request.\n\n Enclosed lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note There are two steps to the garden can also be accessed by a slope.\n\n Situated on a quiet lane and overlooking open countryside Barn Owl Cottage is a detached single-storey cottage. Set in the grounds of the owner’s home it has its own private garden and enjoys lovely views across fields to the hills beyond. It is situated in a small hamlet which lies between Portmahomack and Tain in the heart of rural Ross-shire. This bright accommodation is beautifully presented throughout and provides an ideal base for couples. An entrance porch leads through to the main open plan living area and French doors open onto the pretty sandstone patio with lawn beyond - an ideal spot for alfresco dining or relaxing with a glass of wine. Adjoining the main living area is a very attractively presented kingsize bedroom with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. An en-suite shower room with underfloor heated tiles completes the picture.\n\nThe region is justly famed for its wild beauty and there is plenty to explore in every direction. The pretty seaboard villages of Portmahomack Shandwick and Balintore with their lovely sandy beaches attractive harbours and pretty stone cottages are just 10 minutes’ drive away. The more energetic might prefer to walk directly from the cottage to the shoreline in the nearby hamlet of Inver. There are numerous forest walks and mountain bike trails in the locality. The cottage is also close to the renowned North Coast 500 route. Golfers are spoilt for choice with traditional and well known links courses at Royal Dornoch Tain Golspie and Brora. Wildlife is abundant in the area including deer pine marten osprey and red kites all seen locally. On Loch Eye just 15 minutes’ walk from the cottage there are numerous birds to be seen including a large number of resident swans on this Site of Special Scientific Interest.\n\nThe area is renowned for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre there is a fascinating display of Pictish Norse and Medieval artefacts. Just 3 miles away lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland Tain. Predominantly built of local mellow sandstone this charming historic town offers an excellent selection of small shops restaurants cafés and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities including tennis courts gardens golf club and bowling club all of which are available to visitors. Nearby places of interest include the whisky distillery centre home of Glenmorangie single malt the famous Falls of Shin one of the few places nearby to see salmon leaping and the enchanting town of Dornoch with its magnificent cathedral sandy beach and championship golf course. Beach 1 mile. Shop pub and restaurant 3 miles. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/137/840/1377958.jpg UK5514

    Barn Owl Cottage reviews collected by Reevoo

    9.6 out of 10 – based on 5 reviews

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    out of 10

    Lovely cottage and being next to the owners home didn't make it any less private, so quiet and comfortable with everything needed for a home from home stay. There were a few welcoming goodies (wine and biscuits) which was a really nice bonus and were very much appreciated. We would recommend this cottage as a relaxing break away.



    out of 10

    We rented the cottage as it was near where my family live. It is absolutely beautiful, very comfortable and clean. Everything in the cottage that you would need. Anni was fantastic even allowed my grandchildren to come and visit us there so they could come and enjoy breakfast with us. Added bonus of the lovely dog Echo. He is such a lovely friendly dog. Would 100% recommend and i would also book again. Thank you for a lovely week.



    out of 10

    The place is immaculately clean and nicely decorated. It is in a very peaceful location with lovely views across the fields. Perfect for a couple and a great base for exploring the highlands. About 40 minutes into Inverness and less than a couple of hours to John o groats. The owner of the property is just next door if you need her and is a great friendly host. If you are the sort of person who can't live without internet and social media 24/7 you may struggle, as with any rural location internet is slow and intermittent, that for me isn't a problem as I don't take a picture of my dinner and put it online!! Peace and quiet is the order of the day. I would highly recommend this place if like me you are picky and particular with cleanliness, a great relief not to be disappointed on arrival.



    out of 10

    Had a wonderful week exploring the local area. Cottage very comfortable and set in a beautiful location. Owner very welcoming and helpful. Would highly recommend it.



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