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Charming, newly renovated cottage in Highland village location, with sea views.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Balintore, Tain, Scottish Highlands -

Kintail, our lovingly renovated cottage, is in the picturesque village of Balintore, Easter Ross. Situated in the centre of this Highland village, Kintail enjoys panoramic views over the Moray Firth, The cottage has been recently renovated while retaining its original charm yet comes with modern facilities and offers a real Scottish Highland home from home. An excellent place to relax while you explore the Highlands. The charming village pub and Inn are just a short walk away. Accommodation is on two floors. Outside there is a large rear garden on 2 levels, with lawn and barbecue area and a cosy summerhouse tucked under the trees.


Owner
Christel Johnstone
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 December, 2017

About Christel Johnstone

Born in the Central Belt of Scotland I spent many years overseas. In 1992 I left the Falkland Islands and brought my 3 daughters to this Highland village. The plan was to spend a few years here and introduce the girls gently to the BIG world. It didn't take long for us to decide that we would settle right here.. Balintore is a charming place to live. Even when "busy" the beach is not crowded, and the locals are friendly and welcoming. Although some might think we are isolated, we are less than an hour from Inverness Airport.. and the rest of the world.

In 2006 I married local lad David and together, over the years, we've watched our 5 children grow, spread their wings, and settle around the world... But we all still call Balintore HOME..

Christel Johnstone purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Christel Johnstone chose Tain

David inherited Kintail and has wonderful memories of times spent there. After much thought we decided to renovate it and offer it as a Holiday Cottage for rent. After the success of our first cottage, 8 1/2 John Street, I'm looking forward to meeting many more new guests.

What makes this cottage unique

Centrally located in the picturesque village of Balintore, Easter Ross, Kintail Cottage is a lovingly renovated cottage offering 2 bedroom luxury holiday accommodation. The cottage is situated in the centre of the village just over the road from the shores of the Moray Firth, just minutes from the beach, harbour and open countryside. The newly renovated cottage offers the character of a traditional cottage with all the convenience and luxury of contemporary fittings and design. There is full central heating, a modern kitchen/diner, flat screen TV and WiFi. After spending a day at the beach or exploring the surrounding countryside take an evening stroll to the local Inn for your nightcap and a chat before settling down in the cosy sitting room for a snooze.

You can take advantage of our long summer days and enjoy the peaceful back garden. The garden is set on 2 level, the lower offering seating and barbecue area, while the upper area provides a large green with a cosy summerhouse tucked under the trees.

Kintail is an ideal location to unwind or exploring the Highlands.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Tain in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Wash hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Travel cot available.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Travel cot available. Single Beds can be zip linked.
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Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Charming, newly renovated cottage in Highland village location, with sea views.
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
5

Spotless, comfy, spacious house by the sea.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay here. Beautiful scenery all around and we had 25 degrees and sun in October!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

What a wonderful place to stay for a quiet break. My wife and I stayed here 24th - 29th September.

  • 5 of 5

On our arrival Christel was waiting to greet us and show us around her beautiful cottage. It was equipped with everything you would need and more. The bedrooms have a fantastic view and are very comfortable, the lounge was warm and comfy in the evening, the bathroom was spotless and the dining kitchen was like something from a show home. The local pub serves food and the local shop sells everything. The people in the village were friendly and always let on to you. We travelled up to John O' Groats (about 2 and a half hours) and down to Loch Ness and over to Chanonry Point on the Black Isle where we saw dolphins. The cottage is an ideal place to explore the Highlands or just relax.

Thanks again Christel for making it a memorable week at your beautiful cottage.

Steve and Sue, Blackpool, Lancashire

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lexington, Virginia, USA
5

Excellent accomadation.

  • 5 of 5

This property is modern and appointed better than home. Wonderful hostess and charming community. Recommend this property without reservation!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Kintail, Balintore

  • 5 of 5

A well equipped well maintained property, nice location. Sunny outdoor seating area in garden. Friendly informative welcome from the owner. Shop and restaurant close by as well as the local harbour and walks along the waterfront.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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holiday in balintore

  • 5 of 5

could not fault anything about this as everything was spotless views were great 2 minute walk to the shop and 2minute walk to the pub and 2minute walk to the water front and great walks along the beech and people in the village are very friendly and a great place if you just want to have a quite and relaxing time

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious and bright. Excellent location. Sea view

  • 5 of 5

Christine was amazing and showed us around on our arrival. The cottage is very spacious, lots of light, everything you need! We had a lovely week here! Beautiful beach, walks and easy access to shop and local place to eat. Driving distance to Inverness 30 mins and 20 to Dornoch.

The girls loved the big garden. The beds very comfy.

Would definetely go again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Dalcross, Inverness
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Balintore
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Tain
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Tain
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Balintore Inn
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Avimore
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Balintore

Sandy beaches less than a minutes walk from the cottage. There are also beaches at Nigg, (10 mins by car), and Portmahomack (15 mins by car). Further afield beaches can be found at Golspie (30 mins) and Dornoch (20 mins).

Travel:

Balintore is 40 miles from Inverness airport, 36 miles from Inverness rail and bus station and 7 miles from Tain. Trains and buses are available from Inverness to Tain or Fearn (3 miles) and there is a local bus service from Tain to Balintore.

Distances:

Kintail cottage is situated in the Seaboard village of Balintore. Hilton and Shandwick are villages adjoining to the north and south and are easily reached on foot (approx 5-10 mins).

Tain 7 miles. Portmahomack 6 miles. Dornoch 17 miles. Inverness is 36 miles.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Tain, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£178
for 3 nights
From
£59
£416
 
 
2018
1 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£209
for 3 nights
From
£70
£488
 
 
2018
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£238
for 3 nights
From
£79
£556
 
 
2018
9 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£238
for 3 nights
From
£79
£488
 
 
2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£178
for 3 nights
From
£59
£416
 
 
2018
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£132
for 3 nights
From
£44
£308
 
 
2018/19 Festive Season
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£318
for 4 nights
From
£80
£556
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£178
for 3 nights
From
£59
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Winter supplement will be added November 1st to February 28th.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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