The Old Police House
Portmahomack, Easter RossGuest Rating
The Old Police House is the perfect seaside getaway set in an idyllic spot just a couple of minutes’ walk from the wonderful sandy beach in the small fishing village of Portmahomack on the Tarbat Ness peninsula of Easter Ross.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This traditional detached cottage occupies an elevated position just off the harbour that makes the most of the sea view that can particularly be enjoyed from the entrance hall. The comfy seating around the roaring open fire in the sitting room is just the place to relax after busy days spent out exploring the beach.
The kitchen has a large cooker and little breakfasting area and there is also a separate dining room and utility room for the laundry facilities.
Upstairs are two spacious double bedrooms, both of which have lots of handy built-in storage and views out to the sea. At the rear of the house is a neat bunk room that children are sure to love and the incredibly spacious bathroom has the added bonus of having a walk-in shower and double-ended bath.
There is parking for three cars right by the door and the garden area to the front of the cottage has seating from which to sit and take in the view and some sea air. There is also an enclosed courtyard that is useful for drying washing and a large enclosed grass garden area for children and pets to run and play in.
The harbour is just at the bottom of the drive and from there it is a short stroll along to the lovely sandy beach with its views over the Dornoch Firth to the hills of Sutherland.
Portmahomack experiences low levels of rainfall and high levels of sunshine that create a microclimate that is ideal for seaside breaks. The long stretch of beach just begs to be explored, with rock pools providing entertainment when the tide is out and some magnificent sunsets to admire in the evenings.
The famous Oystercatcher restaurant on the seafront has a wide array of fresh local seafood on offer and the village shop/PO is just a couple of doors further along. If you are interested in history the Tarbat Discovery Centre museum, housed in a former church, recounts the tale of the village’s Pictish history and has lots of interesting artefacts on display.
Fishing is available at the Stoneyfield Lochs Trout Fishery (18.5 miles) where equipment hire is also available or you could try sea fishing directly from the sea shore. Hollingwells Equestrian (14.5 miles) offers trail riding and pony trekking across different terrains and even along the beach.
Tain (10 miles) is the best place to stock up on supplies with three different supermarkets to choose from and it also has a pretty 9 hole golf course that is the only links course in the area.
Whisky enthusiasts will find themselves very well placed in Portmahomack with a total of 6 distilleries nearby! In particular the famous Glenmorangie Distillery (11 miles) and the Balblair Distillery (15.5 miles) are in easy reach and offer tours and tastings for those fond of a ‘wee dram’.
The lighthouse at the head of the Tarbat Ness peninsula is the third tallest in Britain and is a great place to stop for a picnic and sit on the rocks admiring the spectacular view whilst keeping an eye out for seabirds, otters, seals and dolphins. There is a picturesque circular walking route from Portmahomack that leads up around the coast to the tip of the peninsula and loops back round, taking in the lighthouse along the way.
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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine and dishwasher.
Bunk room (two full size single beds)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (coal and starter pack of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
From 28/05/2022 to 30/05/2022
From 04/06/2022 to 06/06/2022
From 20/05/2022 to 23/05/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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The cottage was everything we needed, the location was perfect and had all the amenities required.
The caretaker wa...
Comfortable cottage in a great location. Dog friendly village with great walks, beaches and scenery in the local area.
Really nice location and a good holiday let.
Well appointed property with plenty of space
Everything was fine but the cottage could do with a bit of TLC.
However, we would definately stay there again...