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Delightful Historic Fishermans Cottage By The Sea In Lovely Conservation Area

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Avoch, Scottish Highlands, Scotland 10 miles north of Inverness - Tranquil Location With Sea Shore Garden To The Front

Tanera More was built as a fishermans cottage about 180 years ago and retains many original features. The situation on the shore of the Moray Firth makes it a delightful place to spend time simply admiring the views and the changing light over the sea. Great location for many outdoor activities. Walking, Cycling, Sailing, Birdwatching, Golf and horse riding can all be enjoyed locally. There are some excellent local museums for rainy days and good restaurants to be found in Fortrose, Munlochy and Cromarty. The highland capital of Inverness is only 10 miles away and boat cruises on Loch Ness are always popular. Ancient Pictish remains dot the landscape in this area which is mainly agricultural. It is a perfect gate way to the west coast for a day out to the Isle of Skye and the beauty of the more rugged west coast.

Suzana Fry
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
15 October, 2017

About Suzana Fry


Suzana Fry purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Suzana Fry chose Moray

Tanera More is the ideal "Highland cottage by the sea". The village of Avoch has always been a fishermans cove and the small harbour continues to support a small community of fisherman plus a new generation of pleasure trips to see the dolphins. This part of the Moray Firth enjoys a mild climate sheltered from the open seas by Channory Point, and the area is abundant in wild life. The Cairngorm mountains to the south are covered in snow during the winter months and lure out door enthusiasts. Local culture of legend and folklore are on the door step and intriguing Pictish remains dot the landscape. Sandy beaches are close by in Rosemarkie and there's golfing in Fortrose. It's the perfect holiday getaway, yet is only 10 miles from the amenities of Inverness.

What makes this cottage unique


Guestbook comments from the owner

April 2015 "Just lovely"

I stayed with my partner and two friends visiting from Sweden for 3 nights in early April. We were very lucky with the weather and had a great time, my friends are planning their next Scotland trip already! The cottage lies on a quiet street right next to the beach. It is gorgeous and has a high standard, clean and has everything you could need as well as a cozy garden. There was even a nice bottle of wine waiting on the kitchen table on arrival! Suzana is a lovely host. Our only regret is not staying longer! Hope to go back again soon. Miri

October 2014 "Lovely traditional cottage"

I spent a lovely four nights here with friends at short notice after our original plans fell through. I booked this cottage after Suzana responded promptly to my request: she arranged our stay speedily and was very welcoming. The cottage has a traditional feel to it but with all the comforts you'd expect from a holiday rental. The location is wonderful - it is private and secluded but just a short walk from shops and eateries. We would definitely consider booking this cottage again.
Aug 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Avoch in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom down stairs with handbasin, toilet and electric shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms are upstairs and feature original fire places (not in use) 1 double bedroom with king size bed, one twin bedroom with two beds.
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
Notes on accommodation: The cottage being an old building has low ceilings and many different levels on the ground floor. Shallow step down into the kitchen, lounge and bathroom which also has a low door way under the stairs. Not suitable for people with mobility problems. The cottage is all electric with strict No Smoking, No Pets and No open fires policy. The fire places are purely ornamental. Central heating radiators downstairs and electric convector heaters in the bedrooms. Outside: Garden to the front borders the sea shore. Garden to the rear is private and is somewhat wild, though undercontrol. There is some outdoor furniture available and an outside bench for sunny days. The garden is a project yet to be undertaken !!! It is home to many small birds and the occasional duck or pheasant. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided, bath mat, tea towels. Linen changed weekly. Property cleaned weekly. Cleaning available mid week as an extra.


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Delightful Historic Fishermans Cottage By The Sea In Lovely Conservation Area
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 19 reviews

A lovely cottage in a picturesque setting. Perfect for touring the Black Isle and Inverness.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for three nights for a relaxing break. Wandered around Avoch, Fortrose, Formantine and Cromarty. Retail therapy and a bit of culture in Inverness.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
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Beautiful cottage with a view

  • 5 of 5

Great view, perfect cottage, great location.

Cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.

Thank you for the wine. Great host.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic holiday in a fantastic cottage. Additionally Avoch is a rare find of peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

It was an utterly fantastic holiday in the tranquility of Avoch. The green grass and blue sea view from the cottage was something amazing.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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  • 5 of 5

best house ever - perfect view - fully equieped - super freindly host - lovely

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights at Tanera More cottage over Easter 2017.

The cottage is really well equipped with everything to make a self-catering stay as easy as possible. Suzana is a great host in terms of thinking of the smallest detail which is very welcoming. The cottage is warm and cosy: this sounds like a cliche but is actually fact! It is also beautifully quiet.

The views out to the Firth are stunning and can be admired from the kitchen, the lounge and the bedrooms. To the rear is a lovely country garden with outdoor seating if the weather is being kind.

Avoch is a great place to be based to explore the Black Isle: 10 minutes by car to Fortrose and Rosemarkie and a little further to Cromarty. Fort George is also nearby. It's also possible to have a great day exploring the shores of Loch Ness. There are dolphin trips from Avoch harbour as well as Cromarty.

We already miss this stunning place and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage with fantastic sea views

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in an idyllic waterfront location, on a quiet lane with relaxing views of the sea from all rooms. Lots of character to the property with stylish/modern kitchen and bathroom and comfortable beds.Good TV and Wi-Fi access. Was well equipped with good quality kitchenware/crockery and essentials such as loo rolls, dishwasher tabs, soap etc. (not always the case with holiday lets!). Extra touches such as fresh flowers and a bottle of wine much appreciated. The heating was very effective so we were lovely and cosy. Good location for exploring and sightseeing - Rosemarkie, Cromarty, Fort George, Chanory Point, Dornoch, Inverness etc. Village of Avoch itself has a very good Co-op food store which was a short walk away from the cottage. Plus a good fish and chip shop.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Station Hotel, Avoch
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Allangrange Arms, Munlochy
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Cairngorm Mountains, Avimore
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: recommended


Cottage is on the coast. Nearest sandy beach is Rosemarkie about 3 to 4 miles away. Channory Point, Fortrose, to Rosemarkie bay is a beautiful sandy stretch with safe swimming in the summer months. Channory Point and the Moray Firth is a great place for dolphin watching, simply drive out to the point below the light house. Boat trips leave from Avoch harbour daily, consult the tide timetables for excursions at the harbour office.


Car recommended.

Nearest airport Inverness Dalcross Airport.

Car hire available from the airport or from Arnold Clarke car hire Inverness who do an airport pick up and drop off service.

Nearest train terminal Inverness

Bus service available directly to Avoch from Inverness bus station.

Anyone arriving by air, bus or train without own transport please enquire for our private transfer service.


Fortrose 3 miles

Rosemarkie 4 miles

Cromarty 6 miles

Inverness 10 miles

Clootie Well 3.5 miles

Munlochy 3 miles

Further Details:

The village of Avoch has a post office/fisherman's co operative, a general store which opens from 7am and three take away food outlets

Whisky. Whisky enthusiasts have many opportunities to visit highland distilleries in the area, take the tours & enjoy the tastings!

Castles. Many of the old Highland castles are open to the public during the summer months and have lovely gardens and events for all the family.

Loch Ness. No trip to the Highlands would be complete without a visit to Loch Ness. The Clansman Hotel on the northern banks of the loch has a popular cafe/restaurant and provides a great stop off. The pier on the loch side is also a stop off for loch cruises. A cruise down the loch can be a memorable way to visit Loch Ness.

Cairngorm. Ski enthusiasts in the winter months and mountaineers, walkers & hikers can all make the Black Isle a base for days out to Cairngorm National Park. The Funicular railway is an option for members of your party less energetic and the Patarmigan restaurant on the top is a welcome lunch stop.

Inverness City. The growing city of Inverness provides an excellent selection of theatre, cinema and other night life, as well as a wide selection of city centre shopping and out of town superstores.

Culloden Battle. This famous battle field can reveal its tragic past, and the visitors centre has received high praise for it's interactive displays.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Avoch, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Colours
6 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Warmers
10 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nightly Rate
21 Nov 2017 - 22 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Winter Warmers
23 Nov 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Cheer
17 Dec 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year Winter Breaks
22 Jan 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mad March Holidays
26 Feb 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter Treat
26 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring Watch Breaks
29 Apr 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
4 Jun 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £89

Booking Notes:
Standard Bookings;
Please contact owner to discuss & reserve your holiday dates
Deposit £89 to secure your booking.
100% rental 60 days in advance.
Damage deposit £89 Returned after your stay.
Last minute bookings;
Full payment due when booking confirmed + damage deposit.
Paying by bank transfer or internet banking preferred. Cheques & cash also.
All Payments must have cleared before guest check in!

Changeover Day:
Friday preferred change over day but this can be flexible.
Departure by 11am
Arrival 4pm onwards please discuss with owner to suit your requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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