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Driftwood Cottage, nr Balintore - Sleeps 4

This terraced cottage is set in an enviable location, just a few steps from the seaside with an enclosed garden area where you can sit and watch the wildlife and the beautiful, ever changing scenery. Sea trips, ...

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This terraced cottage is set in an enviable location, just a few steps from the seaside with an enclosed garden area where you can sit and watch the wildlife and the beautiful, ever changing scenery.

Sea trips, distilleries, mountain biking, kayaking and fishing along with golf and dolphin spotting are just some of the many attractions this unspoilt area has to offer, along with fantastic scenery, quiet beaches and forest trails.

Inverness, Loch Ness, and to the north, Dornoch and John O’ Groats all within easy reach. A visit to the lovely West Coast is also recommended.

Shops, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet with tiled floor.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Elec CH (underfloor heating in bathroom) and elec inc (£30pw Nov-Mar). Bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD/CD. Small library. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Portable BBQ. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Steps in rear garden.

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Customer Reviews of Driftwood Cottage, nr Balintore - Sleeps 4

1st comment: This cottage has excellent facilities and has everything you could ask for. The view from the bedroom is wonderful. Excellent walks, the dog loved Shandwick beach. Saw loads of bird life. Also dolphins one day in front of cottage. The only criticism I have was that the garden is over a wee road so therefore cannot let dog out alone however, we had a wonderful time and would recommend this lovely cottage. June 2012.

2nd comment: Hilton being a very quiet place was ideal for the type of holiday we were needing. Cottage was very comfortable and welcoming. The welcome pack was a lovely touch as were the dog biscuits (for Barney the dog of course! Balintore Hotel is recommended for a meal and is 15 minutes walking distance from the cottage. Aug 2011.

3rd comment: Property was excellent - Comfortable, had everything we needed, quiet area. Had a nice relaxing holiday, although put in a lot of mileage to visit all the places we wanted to see. June 2011.

4th comment: Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Owner was exceptionally helpful in sorting the accommodation for us after another property owner let us down. Nice location with lovely views. Only down side is the village doesn’t have a shop, pub or restaurant close at hand. Next village along does which is walkable within 15 - 20 minutes. would thoroughly recommend a stay here. March 2011.

5th comment: The house was lovely and fresh, and had everything we needed. The view was wonderful to wake up to in the morning. We would highly recommend this one to anyone. Oct 2010.

6th comment: This is without doubt the best cottage I have ever hired. Everything about it was perfect. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone considering a holiday in this area. Sept 2010.

7th comment: Cottage was very clean, bright, modern but with character. Everything was there that was required for your break and the garden and views were outstanding. Sept 2010.

8th comment: Everything the description promised and more. Sept 2010.

9th comment: Excellent property, comfortable and well furnished, with fabulous views across the sea. Great base for exploring both East and West coasts of Scotland and great for local walks along the coast. Aug 2010.

10th comment: Very bright and comfortable. Aug 2010.

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: W42551
  • HMG Ref: 1109015
  • Property Type: Terraced Cottage
  • Number of Bedrooms: 2
  • Sleeps Suit: 4
  • Features: Nearby Pub, Wood Burning Stove, Enclosed Garden
  • Facilities: Cot, High Chair, TV, DVD player, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Shower, Microwave, Barbecue
  • Location Features: Coastal/Beach
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Week rental Starts: Saturday
  • Parking: For 1 Cars
  • Pets: 1
  • Local Visitors Attractions

    • Shandwick Beach

      Shandwick Bay is located within the seaboard villages of Shandwick and Balintore. The extensive sandy beach has dunes behind it and rocky areas to the North and the South. There is a charming harbour in Balintore to the North.

    Places to Visit

    • Shandwick Stone

      Pictish stone dating from 800AD and now protected by glass case. Walk from road. Exceptional markings and documentation make this very interesting and worth visiting.

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