Self catering in Portmahomack

Fountain Cross Cottage

Castle Street, Portmahomack

07979 494553

Indoor fireplace: wood-burning

Double bedroom with a SUPER king size bed, orthopaedic firm mattress.

Well equipped bathroom


Beachside cottage, NC500.

Fountain Cross Cottage is situated in the centre of this pretty, unspoilt fishing village with excellent amenities all close by.  Changeover days are a Monday and Thursday . We are happy to accommodate and be as flexible as much as we can, with a minimum 3 night stay in peak season.

Just across the road , 10 steps to your right is a superb, sweeping sandy beach, with stunning views of the Sutherland Mountains and beyond and the attractive fishing harbour and pier with the lobster pots are on your doorstep.

The village also has an  excellent local shop and post office with local produce, cheeses, meats and wine, and a traditional links golf course which is open to visitors, and has a bar and excellent food. The local pub is 6 steps to your left and serves an excellent pint, and also offers additional accommodation. In the summer months it can be a little noisy outside at the weekends in the evening but the pub does have early closing and the locals are super friendly and welcoming, The wonderful Oystercatcher restaurant is open in the summer months, only 4 doors down but make sure you book in advance.

The Golf Club has fabulous food ( catered for by the Inver pub) , also licenced and very welcoming and a short walk away. The course is also open to non members and is a fabulous little course.  Tain Golf Course and the Royal Dornoch also a short distance away.

The cottage doors opens into the hallway followed by feature stable doors leading into the living room with wood burner.

The cottage has recently been renovated with a new central heating system, bathroom, and flooring and decoration throughout.

The adjoining kitchen is accessed from the living room through another stable door, it is well equipped with modern built-in units and a dining table for two.

Steep cottage stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing., while we do have hand rails the stairs we like to make sure guests appreciate that the stairs are very steep and extra should be taken. The cottage is not really suitable for people with reduced mobility given the gradient of the staircase.The double bedroom is attractively presented in a pretty cottage style and a new bathroom with a deep freestanding bath with a hand held in bath shower attachment.

The price charged does include VAT, if you require a VAT receipt this can be provided on request.

Portmahomack is a 45 mile drive from the City of Inverness, which is easily accessible to pop in for shopping or a day trip.

The area is renowned for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre there is a fascinating display of Pictish, Norse and Medieval artefacts. There are superb coastal walks direct from the cottage, a particularly spectacular walk winds around the coast, passing the Tarbat Lighthouse on the promontory. Within ten minutes’ drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland, predominantly built from local mellow sandstone, Tain is a charming historic town and offers an excellent selection of small shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs as well as a wide variety of sporting and recreational facilities. It is ideally located for exploring the whole of the Highland region. Nearby places of interest include the Whisky Distillery Centre, home of Glenmorangie single malt, the famous Falls of Shin, one of the few places to see salmon leaping close to hand, and the enchanting town of Dornoch, with its magnificent cathedral, award winning sandy beach and championship golf course.  And just look out of your bedroom window to check out the beach…