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Delightful Historic Fishermans Cottage By The Sea In Lovely Conservation Area

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 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
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Suzana Fry


Suzana Fry purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Suzana Fry chose Avoch

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.
  • Books ...
  • 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 throughout. 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 cost.


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Delightful Historic Fishermans Cottage By The Sea In Lovely Conservation Area
average rating of 4.826087 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with everything that you could want or need including a very welcoming host. A gem.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Fisherman's cottage. Very well equipped and close to beautiful areas for walking

  • 5 of 5

We just loved this cottage. It has everything you could wish for in the kitchen. It is very clean and the beds are comfortable with new bedding. Suzana is a super host, taking the time to show you around the place and leaving flowers and a bottle of wine. We so enjoyed the area especially the dolphins and Rosemarkie beach. We will be recommending this place to others!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage with a fantastic Firth view

  • 5 of 5

From meeting the owner Suzana it was a trip to remember. Suzana was very welcoming and the cottage was set up like a true home from home. So warm and comfortable. The view of the Moray Firth is outstanding. A perfect setting to explore the the Black Isle and beyond. Wildlife is abundant and it’s a short drive to Chanonary point to see dolphins if you are lucky.

This is a highly recommended location.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to take in the Black Isle

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious and cozy and looks right out onto the Moray Firth, with beautiful sunsets and sunrises from the bedroom windows. We loved our meals in the delightful eat-in kitchen and cooking in it was made easy by all the top-of-the line appliances. Suzane is an excellent host: the cottage was already warmed up for us when we arrived and there were lots of lovely extra touches such as extra slippers that made us immediately comfortable and at home. We are already planning our return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.