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Get away from it all to our peaceful seaside retreat, with breathtaking views of the Cromarty Firth and the mountains of Ross-shire beyond.  Our recently refurbished two bedroom home is situated right on the sea front, and only a short walk to the historically preserved village of Cromarty. Enjoy an abundance of walks along the beach, around the village and out to the famous "Souters" headland. The extremely clean, sandy beach and clear waters offer a safe environment and provides a unique opportunity to spot dolphins, seals and other wild life.  Whether you're looking to explore this charming town, potter around by the shore or just watch life by the sea, this promises to be a relaxing vacation 

Cromarty offers a wealth of interests and attractions for all age groups ,There are fine 18th-century merchant houses, an ancient church made famous by being greatly successful in the BBC's 'Restoration Village' programme and a museum honouring the remarkable 19th-century geologist and writer Hugh Miller. Hundreds of years of history are waiting for you to explore in its streets and narrow vennels. Cromarty people are very welcoming and always have a wave and ready smile .

Walk the nearby coast and cliffs, mountain bike the trails at Learnie Rock ,go dolphin and wildlife spotting with Ecoventures from the local harbour .take the smallest ferry in britain accross the cromarty firth to taste whisky at the famous Glenmorangie Distillery where quality whisky can be sampled .Search the local beach where fossils and rare shells are still being discovered.

Visit the old town of Dornoch where the wedding of Madona took place, it has a wonderful Cathedral and famous Golf course . A little further is the imposing Dunrobin Castle

Go west, A memorable 2hr drive on relaxing traffic free roads takes you to the famous  bridge, now toll free, to the magical isle of Skye or visit Ullapool where you can sail to Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis in the outer Hebrides.

Drive south and visit the famous Loch Ness and monster visitor centre.Visit the caledonian canal and watch the boats go through the locks at Fort Augustus,always popular in summer.

 Avimore ski centre is an hour drive away.

A ten minute drive from Cromarty takes you to Fortrose where you can play Golf ,Try sailing ,or drive down to Chanory Point where you can see Dolphins very close in to shore  

Arrive at chanory Point 2hrs after low tide ( There is a tide clock by the window), when the incoming tide is just starting to flow ,

Fortrose is reputed to have the  best chippie on the black isle also a well stocked supermarket opposite .

 

Cromarty Bay
Cromarty Bay
No 27 is at the far end of the bay.
About 5mins from the centre of Cromarty
Walking along the Bay
Walking along the Bay
Hugh Miller's Cottage
Hugh Miller's Cottage
Wander round Cromarty and enjoy narrow quiet streets.where time stands still.
visit museums,or walk along the beach where Fossils can still be found
Moray Firth Dolphins
Moray Firth Dolphins
Dolphins can be spotted in the Bay from no27 through out the summer
This is a mother and 2 youngsters
Rosemarkie
Rosemarkie
From Rosemarkie watch Dolphins watch salmon being netted , also a great beach for the kids,
Comes complete with Tea shop
Snow covered mountains
Snow covered mountains
Cromarty Firth with Ben Wyvis in the distance