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Lydia Cottage

Cromarty, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1060409)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Near a shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Pub Near a pub < 1 mile

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  • “All the books and dvds had been removed.”

    There was barely enough cutlery and plates etc, because of COVID?! I haven’t stripped my holiday cottage bare because of COVID so why have has this cottage?

    - Rob, September 2021

Hugh Miller's Cottages

Situated within the Fishertown area of Cromarty is this pair of traditional cottages. Resting next to Hugh Miller's Birthplace Cottage and Museum, a fantastic National Trust for Scotland property boasting an incredible display of the self-taught Scottish geologist and writer’s fossils, tools and manuscripts, as well as the attractive Garden of Wonders. Both cottages are steeped in history, offering a quaint base for a family escape to this incredible corner of the Scottish Highlands. Resting within walking distance of the properties, you will be greeted by The Cromarty Arms inn and pub, a family-run business where you can delight in a night away from the kitchen as you indulge in a heart-warming meal accompanied by a rewarding beverage, the perfect stop for after a day of walking the incredible coastline. The town of Cromarty itself is home to several shops for you to stock up on essentials, as well as sandy beaches such as Rosemarkie Beach, which has beautiful beach caves to explore, or take a brisk autumn walk and find Georgian architecture, bottlenose dolphins and bird colonies of international importance throughout this scenic area. Discover superb natural attractions, including the ‘Hundred Steps’ to South Sutor; the rugged rocks found along Cromarty Firth, once believed to be the workbenches of two giant shoemakers; and the National Trust for Scotland site of Culloden, where you can delve into the stories behind the Jacobite Risings and the last battle to be fought on Scottish soil. Cromarty lies on the incredible North Coast 500 route, an epic road trip spanning over 500 miles around the spectacular Scottish coast, providing a perfect way to explore whether completing the full route or just a smaller section, with Hugh Miller’s Cottages making the perfect pit stop. Further afield is the vibrant city of Inverness, known as the capital of the Highlands, where you can explore the famous Loch Ness, spend a day at the Victorian Market or Eastgate Shopping Centre, or enjoy an evening of fine dining at one of the many restaurants and bars. Choose these historic holiday cottages as your resting base for an exciting trip with your loved ones, in ideal reach of the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Scottish Highlands.

The property

Found on a quiet residential street in the charming town of Cromarty is this traditional detached cottage, owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

Based on the site of Cromarty's historic fire station, this property is perfect for a pair wanting to discover a unique area of Scotland.

The cottage welcomes its guests with a calming atmosphere, with traditionally styled features in the form of an open fire, slate flooring and sloping ceilings, accompanied by all the contemporary comforts you could need during your stay.

Make yourselves at home within the sitting room, unwinding next to the warming open fire as you savour a glass of wine on the plush sofa and find your favourite programme to watch on the TV.

Delight in an evening in the kitchen/diner, rustling up a delicious meal that can be appreciated at the wooden dining seating, or sit out in your very own private garden, soaking up your desirable location beneath the clear sky.

Move up to the first floor to find the twin bedroom, where you can reminisce over the day's events whilst watching the twinkling night sky from the enchanting skylight.

Prepare for another adventure-filled day in the sleek shower room, fitted with a double shower, perfect for waking you up each morning.

Cromarty town centre is right on your doorstep, with a variety of shops just a stroll away, as well as a local inn where you can break away from the kitchen and enjoy a classic pub lunch.

Enjoy a lovely stay at Lydia Cottage, where you can make unforgettable memories with your companion.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1060411, together sleeping eight people.


  • One twin bedroom
  • Shower room with double shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD player, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • On road parking
  • Private garden with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The first floor is accessed by a spiral staircase and is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues
  • Note: Mobile phone reception is unpredictable in the area and therefore a payphone is provided in the cottage
  • Note: Parking available at eastern gable end of cottage, not reserved but usually available
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture or in the formal garden open to the public, you may like to bring an old towel to wipe muddy paws
  • Note: The opening times, visitor facilities and entry prices of all National Trust for Scotland properties and attractions can be viewed on their website here

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About the location


Inverness 23 miles.

Cromarty, poised on the tip of the Black Isle at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth, is the Highlands' best preserved historic town. It is a jewel, rich in history, folklore, striking architecture, and offers grand views of seven counties from the headland above it. But Cromarty is more than just an 18th century town. For modern travellers and holidaymakers it provides a wealth of attractions: sandy beaches, unusual architecture, Bottlenose Dolphins, eating places, a multi-award winning museum, beautiful countryside, wildlife, and bird reserves of international importance, to name but a few. Being only a 30 minute drive from Inverness, the 'Capital of the Highlands', Cromarty combines the advantages of its convenience as a base from which to travel throughout the Highlands, with an apparent detachment from the mainstream tourist routes, giving the best of both worlds.

Dogs are not allowed on beds or any of the furniture or in the formal garden

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas