Lydia Cottage, Cromarty

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Put a Spring in your step with £100 off selected NTS properties!

Grab the bargain whilst it lasts! £100 off seven day holidays at selected National Trust for Scotland properties valid for any time of the year in 2018.

This offer is valid on bookings made between 19th February and 31 March 2018 excluding Christmas and New Year. Subject to availability.

This traditional Cromarty cottage was built around 1911 on the site of Cromarty's former fire station. Fully refurbished with modern creature comforts it provides a spacious base for two people to explore the wildlife and history at the heart of this Black Isle town.
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The cottage lies in Cromarty's Fishertown area, once populated by herring fishers and close enough to hear the waves lapping against the shores of the Cromarty Firth. An enclosed garden with a picnic table is perfect for summer barbeques.
Accommodation details

  • 2 storeys - detached cottage

  • Sleeps 2 - 1 twin bedroom

  • Sitting room

  • Kitchen with dining area

  • Shower room with double shower

  • Open fire

  • Electric storage heaters and electric immersion heater

  • Parking available at eastern gable end of cottage - not reserved but usually available

  • Public transport accessible

  • EPC Rating: D64

  • The first floor is accessed by a spiral staircase and is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues

About the area
Cromarty has plenty to enchant both travellers and holidaymakers: sandy beaches, Georgian architecture, bottlenose dolphins, and bird colonies of international importance. It first became a Royal Burgh in the 13th century. In the 1700s salt-fish processing and sea-trade helped to swell the town's economy, and many of its famous merchants' houses date from this era.
Cromarty is only 40 minutes' drive from Inverness, the "capital of the Highlands".
Things to do

  • Visit the birthplace of Hugh Miller. Miller was a stonemason, geologist and writer, whose thatched cottage is now a museum with a colourful garden of native plants.

  • Climb the 'Hundred steps' to South Sutor, accessed via the Reeds Park Path along the shore at the east end of town. The Sutors are rocks on either side of the firth thought once to be the abode of two giant shoemakers.

  • You'll be less than an hour's drive from Culloden. Discover the story behind the Jacobite uprising and the last battle to be fought on Scottish soil.

Getting there
Cromarty is 22 miles north-east of Inverness. From the Kessock Bridge in Inverness, follow the A9 north until signs for A832 to Cromarty. < Less


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Facilities nearby

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Green Tourism Award

Green Tourism Award - Bronze

Holiday details

  • 3 days (Fri - Mon) starting on the 15th December 2017
  • Cost of your holiday £315.00
  • Dates 15th December 2017 - 18th December 2017
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