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Tigh Na Mara at Fortrose

Fortrose, Near Chanonry Point, The Black Isle

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Tigh Na Mara, meaning ‘house by the sea’, certainly lives up to its name with its beautiful coastal situation looking towards the Moray Firth in Fortrose on the Black Isle, near the dolphin spotting haven of Chanonry Point (2 miles).

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

This is a great location for a seaside holiday with the shoreline right on the doorstep and plenty to see and do nearby. In the spacious and bright sitting room the seating has been positioned to make the very most of the fantastic sea view from the bay window that is hard to tear your eyes away from and through it is a sunny dining room with more lovely sea views to admire during meals.

The kitchen is neat and well-equipped and there is a choice of places to relax as there is also a large sunroom that looks directly out over the sea and is perfect for sitting enjoying the surroundings no matter what the weather.

There are two attractive double bedrooms (one with en suite WC), two spacious single bedrooms and a shower room with a walk-in shower, all laid out on the one level.

A large parking area sits at the front of the house and to the rear is a pretty garden with mature plants and a shed that provides secure storage. Steps lead from the garden right down to the pebbly shoreline.

Map & Local

Fortrose itself has a small supermarket as well as shops, a café, pub and hotel restaurant to try out. It is also home to an interesting historic cathedral that dates all the way back to the 1300s.

One of the first activities on the agenda is surely a visit to Chanonry Point (2 miles) at the end of the Chanonry Ness headland. It is a fantastic place to spot bottlenose dolphins playing out in the water and can be accessed by walking along the beach from Rosemarkie (1.25 miles) or by the local shuttle bus service.

At RSPB Fairy Glen on the outskirts of Rosemarkie there is lots of birdlife to look out for around the woodland reserve with everything from bullfinches to spotted flycatchers, song thrushes and buzzards, etc. From Avoch (1.5 miles) boat trips run out for a closer look at the dolphins and other wildlife including many sea birds, seals, otters and even minke whales!

Bikes can be hired from the Fortrose Bay Campsite just 15 minutes’ walk away and mountain bikers will want to have a go at the Learnie Red Rock Trails (4.5 miles). There is something to suit all skill levels with green, blue and black trails and even an orange graded dirt jump area for more experienced riders.

On the other side of the Moray Firth sits the impressive Fort George (23.5 miles), an 18th century fortress that is still a working army barracks to this day. It has huge ramparts to walk around and a fascinating museum detailing the Highland Regiments’ history over the years with over 20,000 artefacts on display.

From Fortrose it is less than half an hour’s drive to the city of Inverness (14 miles) where there are plenty of shops to explore and a well-connected train station for heading further afield on day trips.

Local Events and Attractions


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.



Single Storey

Sitting room with TV/DVD
Dining room
Kitchen with electric double oven and halogen hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc
Sun room (one step down)
Double bedroom with en suite WC and wash basin
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Single bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022 £695.00
05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022 £795.00
02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022 £895.00
23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022 £795.00
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 £895.00
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 £1,095.00
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 £895.00
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £1,095.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £1,195.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £895.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £795.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £895.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £695.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £1,095.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £1,095.00
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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Very relaxed and well located for walking into Fortrose


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Great place for a relaxing family holiday that really was a step back in time. The views from the house are wonderful an...

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The view from the cottage was stunning, & it was so peaceful hearing the waves gently moving over the stones on the shor...

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House in Wonderful location with direct access to stony shore. Rosemarkie beach / golf course nearby. Fairy glen worth a...

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