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Self-catering holiday cottage in Easter Ross, Scottish Highlands
Highland Council licence number: HI-20147-F
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No. 3 Tarrel Farm Cottages is a renovated traditional farm workers' cottage situated on the estate of Meikle Tarrel Farm.  Situated half a mile up a private track from the main road to the beautiful coastal village of Portmahomack on the Dornoch Firth in Easter Ross, the cottage sits in the middle of over three hundred acres of farmland.  Beyond the cottage the private track continues through a pine forest to the Moray Firth coastline and Tarrel beach.  The cottage has stunning panoramic views across both the Dornoch and Moray Firths.



The cottage, which sleeps up to 5 people + capacity for child under 2 in travel cot, is an excellent base for exploring the Easter Ross area or for touring further afield to the Black Isle, the stunning West Coast and the Isle of Skye or the mountains of Sutherland and Caithness.  It is situated a few miles off the A9/North Coast 500 route and golf, fishing, mountain biking, walking, kayaking and seal and dolphin watching trips are amongst the many activities available nearby.  This area of the Highlands is renowned for its low rainfall and therefore does not suffer with the dreaded West Coast midges! 


The seaside village of Portmahomack is a popular holiday destination.   As well as a fantastic award winning sandy beach, there is a well stocked village shop & PO, the renowned Oystercatcher restaurant (seasonal), the newly reopened pub The Castle Hotel and a selection of small cafes, all of which serve locally sourced produce.  There is also a harbour, the fascinating Tarbat Discovery Centre as well as a challenging 9 hole golf course.  The impressive Stevenson-built Tarbatness Lighthouse is situated within a nature reserve at the far end of the peninsular. 

The adjacent 'Seaboard' villages of Hilton, Balintore and Shandwick are nearby with a replica of one of the famous Pictish standing stones at Hilton of Cadboll (the original being in the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh).

Larger towns nearby include the ancient Royal Burgh of Tain, with its wide array of shops, banks, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants as well as a challenging golf course, and the beautiful cathedral town of Dornoch with its famous Royal Dornoch golf club and boutique shops.



The cottage sleeps 5 and has two comfortably furnished bedrooms - one double bedroom with 5ft kingsize bed and a large twin bedroom, suitable for adults or children, with a third single fold out bed and a flatscreen digital TV with Freeview and a DVD player.  Both bedrooms have south facing seaviews towards the Moray Firth. 

There is a living room with wood burning stove and flatscreen digital TV, as well as a separate dining room.  There is a fully equipped kitchen, including dishwasher and fridge freezer and a washing machine and tumble dryer located in a separate utility area.  There is a spacious ground floor bathroom with a smaller upstairs bathroom.

The cottage has free Wifi and we also have a well stocked library of books and games as well as a small indoor table tennis table.  Dogs welcome!







 Weeks commencing:   

                                              7 nights      3 nights

6th Jan – 18th May                 £595       £450


25th May – 15th Jun             £625       £450


22nd Jun – 7th Sept              £695       £450


14th Sept – 2nd Nov            £625       £450


9th Nov – 14th Dec            £595       £450


Christmas (Sat 21st – Sat 28th Dec) £695/week or £115/night

                                           (min stay/cost 5 nights)


New Year (Sat 28th Dec – Sat 4th Jan)  £695/week or £150/night

                                           (min stay/cost 3 nights)

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