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High Beach

Findhorn, Moray, Aberdeenshire & The Coastal Trail (Ref. 1020816)

4.9

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Sykes rating

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location and lovely cottage."

    Will be back.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage everything you could want and more excellent facilities ..."

    Beautiful cottage everything you could want and more excellent facilities beautiful views of Findhorn bay Owner of cottage was extremely helpful and courteous will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by LoraineSep 2021

  • "The cottage was perfectly located, lovely views from the little patio out front."

    Everything was clean and the owner was really helpful with all the check in arrangements. The upstairs bedrooms are in the loft space so you need to watch your head but it’s manageable.

    Reviewed by JustinJul 2021

  • "Lovely location and super comfy cottage!"

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2021

  • "An extremely comfortable and homely cottage which was very well equipped."

    The views of Findhorn Bay from sitting outside are amazing. We had a fabulous holiday walking in the Culbin Forrest, Roseisle and the local area.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "The place, the views, the closeness of so many walks in woods and differant beaches is amazing."

    The cottage is delightful and the front garden is south facing we spent many an hour sat in the sun, reading or just watching the birds inc Ospreys. Will be back.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2021

  • "A very nice cottage with all you could need for a relaxing stay."

    High quality furnishings from the cutlery right down to the towels. Will certainly book again.

    Reviewed by WilliamMay 2021

  • "High Beach is a lovely, comfortable house in a superb situation."

    We were delighted with it and would happily have stayed longer and would gladly stay there again. I think we enjoyed it even more as it was an out-of-season visit, so Findhorn itself was relatively quiet. And even the weather was good.

    Reviewed by BrianNov 2020

  • "The location on the bay is perfect."

    Wonderful views from the kitchen windows. The kitchen, shower room and bathroom are newly fitted to a high standard. The house has a bedroom and bathroom downstairs making it suitable for all ages. The house has lots of quirks which I loved. Everything you could need is there, and extras besides. Fresh flowers etc. Owner messaging clear and very helpful. Didn’t want to leave...

    Reviewed by RhonaOct 2020

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The property

Resting peacefully on the Scottish coast in the former fishing village of Findhorn, you will find High Beach.

Exuding character and charm through its original features, this traditional yet fully modernised old fisherman's cottage offers an idyllic setting for a family escape to the coast.

With stunning bay views, yet easily accessible from Forres train station (5 miles away) as well as Inverness Airport (40 minutes away), you'll find yourself ready to relax on the terrace with a glass of bubbly in no time.

Be welcomed into the homely sitting room and admire the magnificent exposed stone wall that surround an eye-catching woodburning stove, as you relax with a movie on the TV with the DVD player.

Make your way into the country-style kitchen/diner and discover an abundance of handy appliances such as the contemporary double electric oven and sleek induction hob, perfect for showing off your culinary skills as you prepare a hearty home-cooked meal while making the most of the SONOS music system to enjoy some tunes while you cook.

Take a seat at the pretty walnut dining table, keeping warm from the heat of the electric stove as you indulge in a fantastic family feast and discuss plans for the duration of your stay.

Step out into the terrace over-looking the bay and embrace the salty sea air, or enjoy a warm summer evening out in rear courtyard where you can delight in dinner alfresco.

Settle down for the evening in the ground-floor super-king-size bedroom following a refreshing rinse under the shower in the ground-floor shower room, or venture up to the first floor to find a further two bedrooms.

An inviting super-king-size bedroom has been beautifully decorated with a striking and ornate bed, whilst the delightful double bedroom is complete with a tranquil en-suite bathroom boasting a fabulous free-standing bath with quirky wallpaper featuring colourful fish.

Make the most of your time by the coast with days spent participating in new and exciting watersports such as sailing, paddle boarding or kayaking down at the marina, or lounging on the soft white sands of Findhorn Beach as you soak up the sun and enjoy a mouth-watering portion of fish and chips.

Just on the other side of the bay, you'll find Culbin Forest, part of 'Culbin Sands, Forest and Findhorn Bay'; a huge area of coast and countryside and an SSSI in Moray, stretching from just east of Nairn eastwards to Findhorn and its bay - great for enjoying the wildlife and scenery with its various walking and cycling routes.

Head further inland to explore the breath-taking scenery of the Cairngorms National Park, perfect for delighting in a scenic nature hike along off-beaten tracks or uncovering enchanting landmarks such as Aviemore Ring Cairn and Stone Circle, before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many local cafés.

For the avid golfer, High Beach is perfect, as great golf courses are within a short distance, such as Forres Golf Club, Kinloss Country Golf Club and in Nairn, the choice between Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, The Nairn Golf Club and the North District Golf Association.

See exotic wildlife at the Highland Wildlife Park, or spend the day in the historic city of Inverness exploring imposing castles and grand cathedrals before returning to your holiday home for a quiet night indoors.

For the ultimate break by the Scottish Seaside, be sure to stay at High Beach.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size, 1 x first-floor super-king-size (both super-king-size beds can be made up as twins upon request, allowing for flexible sleeping arrangements), 1 x first-floor double with en-suite free-standing bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Spacious kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven with induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, SONOS music system, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Road-side parking available
  • Enclosed terrace with bay view with patio furniture
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with an outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles; pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Please supervise children when outside due to the railings at the property

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About the location

FINDHORN

Kinloss 3 miles; Forres 5 miles; Elgin 13 miles.

Findhorn was at one time a very busy fishing port, and still preserves its strong connections with the sea today, with much of its village life centred around the bay, and fantastic sailing and watersports opportunities available with the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club resting on the waterfront. Its scenic location and gentle climate, influence by the Gulf Stream, make it a desirable destination. It is perhaps best known for being the home to the world-famous Findhorn Foundation, with its Ecovillage and international centre for holistic education. Findhorn boast two pubs, two cafes, an organic bakery and a local store, and is well placed for visiting the many pretty ports and villages nestled along the Moray Firth coastline. The Malt Whisky Trail can be joined close by and the Cairngorm National Park can be found within an hour’s drive. The hub of the Highlands, the city of Inverness, is just 25 miles to the west, and is well worth a day trip, where you will discover its historic buildings and atmospheric NT Culloden Battlefield.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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