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Delightful Historic Fishermans Cottage By The Sea In Lovely Conservation Area



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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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9 Reviews

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Topeka, KS

Magic by the North Sea

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this darling cottage! It was so relaxing and comfortable - we hated to leave. We came home with lots of shells and sea glass that we gathered along the beach. The sunrises and the moonrises make beautiful photos. Thank you, Suzana, for making this magical place available! We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed staying at Tanera More as it is centrally located small town on the Black Isle. Cottage is very clean and very well equipped with everything needed. Dealing with Susana was a joy.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage right on the sea with amazing views. Host was outstanding, cottage was well stocked and very accommodating. Highly highly recommended place to stay, only wish we had more time to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An ideal retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed during changeable weather conditions which didn't hinder exploring local attractions & spotting dolphins at Chanonry Point. Returning to a warm, cosy, well appointed cottage was the ideal retreat. Suzana was a very welcoming host, who provided a wonderful place to stay & all the information you required. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Long weekend break

  • 4 of 5

We reserved this property very close to New Year having made a last minute family decision to spend a few days away from home. Avoch itself is a very quiet town in the Black Isle right on the Moray Firth coast. The property itself is right on the water front with uninterrupted views over the sea and, other than the occasional car driving past, the only sounds come from the large populations of sea birds that wade along the beach. The cottage itself is charming and Suzana, the owner, has been renovating the property. The kitchen, hallway and bathroom have been beautifully revamped and decorated. The kichen is a lovely, large inviting space which looks over the sea to the front and to the large garden at the rear (the garden itself had visiting pheasants and grouse while we were there). The lounge area at the front could be modernised in line with the other rooms downstairs but it's perfectly comfortable and functional with an HD Smart TV so has access to Netflix and other streaming services. Upstairs, the bedrooms are very comfortable again with lovely views out to sea and there's ample storage for clothes.

New Years day happened to be extremely cold and while there was lots of ice on the cars and ground outside the cottage remained lovely and warm.

Overall, we had a great few days and if you want to stay by the sea in a location with good walking and a range of interesting places to visit (Fortrose and Cromarty are both very close) then this is a great choice.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your excellent review. I hope I can welcome you and your family back some time.
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A characterful cottage by the sea

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this peaceful property. It retains its historic charm, but has been tastefully and thoughtfully updated with a modern kitchen, boasts a huge shower in the bathroom and very comfortable beds. Suzanna, the owner, obviously puts a lot of thought into both the large and small things with a welcoming bottle of wine, house slippers and ensuring that it was spotlessly clean. It is wonderfully situated just 30 yards from the water's edge and we were fortunate enough to have beautiful weather, so ended up sitting outside on the seawall with a cup of tea/ glass of wine, watching nature do its thing, on several occassions. The sun shines very brightly onto the front of the house all morning, making you just want to get outside and enjoy it. Our one bit of feedback to Suzannah was that the central heating never seemed to get more than luke warm, but even this wasn't a problem as there were plenty of electric heaters supplied that made the rooms very cosy quite quickly - it was just a bit quirky. The surrounding area was beautiful, with interesting social history about the village presented in leaflets supplied in the cottage. Rosemarkie beach was a favourite and we spent a day at Culloden battlefield, which is all high tech with multimedia presentations - excellent. And we did see dolphins - twice!! Would we go again - definitely, a great spot.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comprehensive review. I am pleased to say I have a plumber booked to come and give the central heating system a power flush next week! This should clear out the ancient sludge which we feel sure has been slowing down the circulation of hot water central heating system. All the beds have lovely new electric blankets now to make all future guests warm as toast. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back some time soon!
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Station Hotel, Avoch at 0.4 Miles Nearest Golf : Fortrose at 3 Miles Nearest Train : Inverness at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : A9 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Allangrange Arms, Munlochy at 3 Miles Nearest Ski : Cairngorm Mountains, Avimore at 25 Miles Nearest Beach : Rosemarkie at 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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Warmers
11 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas Cheer
18 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Year Retreats
5 Jan 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nature Lovers Treats
13 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer Splash
1 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Summer
2 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 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 of 20% when booking confirmed
50% rental 60 days, balance 30 days in advance.
Damage deposit 20% of holiday value. (booking deposit becomes damage deposit) Returned after your stay.
Last minute bookings;
Full payment due when booking confirmed + 20% 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

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner


Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Games ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom down stairs with handbasin, toilet and electric shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • 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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