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Braemar Cottage

(Ref. 929349)

Inver near Tain, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

40 Customer Reviews

  • "No information on how anything worked in the property!"

    No information on local amenities eg doctors, vet or info on locality in general. We are regular self caterers, several times a year, and have never experienced this before. Cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Pillows were very thin, flat and stained and urgently need replacing. This was apparently reported in June 2022! The bedding (duvets) were old, dirty, ripped and in need of urgent replacement - I took photos of bedding on my single bed. Friend slept in the double bedroom and there was a tacky stain on mattress and sloping mattress was uncomfortable - again mentioned in May 2021 review. Only knew about drier being in shed from a previous on line review and shed floor was dirty. No laundry basket. No hairdryer provided. Fortunately we had brought our own. A hairdryer is a must have item! Red stains on chairs in kitchen (possibly blood)? Toilet brush was disgusting (photo taken). Back gate on wrong way around - bolt and catch on the outside which was very strange. Gate only opened part way. Lounge was comfortable - best part of bungalow! I’m surprised that a company such as Sykes would be associated with such low standards, particularly bearing in mind previous reviews. Are no independent inspections ever carried out by Sykes? Overall, we were extremely disappointed.

    Reviewed by Margaret1.6Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday property, perfect base to explore the highlands."

    The property was clean, warm and comfortable ,plus located in a peaceful location with a beach and pub at the end of the road! Only issue, we didn’t notice a welcome pack, so we had to undertake our own research to find activities, places to visit etc nearby. Other than that I would highly recommend a stay at Braemer cottage!!

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay and will most likely be back."

    Just a few suggestions for improvements, the decking needs cleaning as very slippy when wet. The electrics need sorting as shorted twice when various items were on together. The dryer needs upgrading and putting on a clean floor or laundry basket providing as if clothes fall on the shed floor it's dirty. Netflix wouldnt work as someone had been left signed in. Apart from those, it's warm, comfortable and very well placed, we enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Frances3.4Jul 2023

  • "This is the third time we have visited Braemar Cottage and we really love it there."

    The cottage has everything you need 2 large TV's DVD player and DVD's . Comfortable seating. The cottage was clean and well kept hence our return visits. The garden is secure for out setters with a nice grass area for them. the outdoor furniture is looking a little tired as is the decking area nothing a paint wouldn't fix. I love sitting in the conservatory nice peaceful area. We will be back again for visit number four. The area is good lots of beach walks as well as lots of forestry walks too. We did a lot of exploring lots of interesting places to go and things to see. The Inver Inn 2 mins walk serves nice food book as it is always busy. And if you visit with your dogs visit Highland Hounds dog run free in Dingwall it is amazing 1 acre field and tea and coffee facilities best run free I have ever been too, immaculately clean.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Stayed here May 2023,the weather could have been kinder but that’s Scotland."

    The cottage was lovely & warm in fact we had to turn heating off. The kitchen was fully equipped, the only thing missing was a hairdryer but on contacting the owner she kindly delivered one the next day.The Inver Inn was just two minutes walk away & can thoroughly recommend for eating. Lovely coastal walks & a good base for visiting places of interest. Would recommend staying at the Braemar.

    Thank you for great feedback . Found hairdryer on top of wardrobe . How it got there, I have no idea . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Freda4.4May 2023

  • "Nice stay"

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "We visited this cottage in March and loved it so we returned in October."

    It provides everything you need has nice large Televisions and all modern appliances. The garden is secure for dogs and has a large conservatory at the back. The double mattress was comfy but rolling at the edges I cannot comment on the single beds. The cottage is ideally situated for superb walks and lots of interesting places to explore. Only small niggle and a bit of juggling on my part there is far too much crockery and useless kitchen items leaving limited space for food items..but I would highly recommend this wee jewel and we intend to return next year

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house was absolutely okay."

    Actually it was even better than we expected. We didn't like the location. Inver doesn't even have a grocery. But if you like very small, very quiet villages, then you should book Braemar Cottage.

    Reviewed by Antonio4.4Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful and had everything you would need and more."

    Such a peaceful location. Found the mattresses to be too soft but that is personal preference. Would definitely book this cottage again. It was well equipped and immaculate.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely located cottage for visiting the area."

    Only down side in the cottage was the quality of the pillows in the bedroom at the back these were very thin and when checked under protectors pillow was stained really need changing

    Reviewed by Marlene3.8Jun 2022

  • "The cottage inside was excellent,spotlessly clean and very comfortable."

    The owner needs to leave some information about the area,doctors,vets,pharmacist etc and places of interest.The garden was very dissapointing,smaller than expected,no colour and the only view we had was of a 6 foot fence.The gate that led into the garden only opened so far then the bottom of the gate hit the floor,on entering one day i cut my arm on the gate,only superficial but could have been worse.I would not stay there again .

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was comfortable and clean."

    The garden was secure our 4 dogs loved it. Very relaxing place

    Thank you for your positive feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "We largely enjoyed our stay at Braemar Cottage; although we had a few issues."

    One of the single beds in the twin room, had a duff mattress and the toilet seat had a tenancy to work loose all the time. However, the heating was really good and although the weather was cold we made good use of the conservatory. The garden was completely secure for our dog and there were easy short to long walks, direct from the property to the shore or Portmahomack if you are feeling fit. Overall the lounge was really comfortable and with the additional fire if it was considerably cold.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Apr 2022

  • "Found Cottage well equipped, everything that you needed."

    Good base to travel from for other attractions. Quite and peaceful at night. Bathroom a little small but adequate. Would book again.

    Thank you for positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very cosy property in a quiet area, great beach on the doorstep and everyone very friendly."

    Ideal for a quiet relaxing break with walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jan 2022

  • "Cosy, clean cottage with everything you would need."

    Accommodation and beds are really comfortable and the owner is accessible and very helpful if required. Would not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property is warm and Cosy, clean and comfortable."

    The location is unbeatable for dog walks on the beach. Very relaxing week!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Property situated in a great position for enjoying so much in the surrounding area."

    Really enjoyed the comfort in the lounge and especially spending time in the conservatory of an evening listening to music with a nice malt. Helpful having the Inver Inn so close for the occasional meal.

    Reviewed by Alistair4.4Nov 2021

  • "This was a 3 stay great cottage everything you need garden was safe for dogs very quiet area will be booking again"

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful property with everything that you could want,& more,made special use ..."

    Beautiful property with everything that you could want,& more,made special use of the conservatory and enjoyed the tranquility recommend if you want a complete break from the crazy world

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic get away in a perfect location."

    Great walks. Great pub. Very friendly people Everything and more was there! And it was comfortable

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Sep 2021

  • "Holiday was fantastic."

    Just some small glitches like WiFi going off on Wednesday. Not a problem for me but with 2 teenagers

    Reviewed by Marcus4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very delightful cottage thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Willem5.0May 2021

  • "We had great break."

    2 adults and 3 dogs. Don’t expect sea view, no matter, conservatory and enclosed garden perfect, esp for dog hols. Nearby beaches and woodland walks all good. Cottage had all we needed and so cosy, perfect if out after a cold beach day!! Only issue re double bedroom. Think memory foam, sleep almost as if sloping on my side, hubby, same, so raised in middle?? May need to turn? Pub about 5 doors down, didn’t get chance to visit, wish we had, menus look fab! . Def, next time.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7May 2021

  • "Perfect dog friendly base"

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely very warm had to turn of the heating not a bad thing ..."

    The cottage was lovely very warm had to turn of the heating not a bad thing really, the dogs loved the beach, the walk along the back of the houses to portmahock was excellent the beach is so clean,unusual looking white bird visits the garden, it was ok for us as just me the wife and dogs but if you had a full family there you could do with a bigger toaster lol

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very quiet area."

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Sep 2020

  • "Good location."

    locals very friendly. excellent base for exploring the area.visited Balitore beach and saw the dolphins.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is our second time what a great little cottage everything you need very ..."

    This is our second time what a great little cottage everything you need very clean dogs loved the garden and can’t get out would recommend to go

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2020

  • "Love holidaying I’m this cottage."

    Love being close to the beach. Cottage warm and clean. Well resourced. Lots to see and do in the area. Dogs love it! Good selection of birds visit the garden.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful time in the cottage, as this was the first time we had done this type of break we were not sure what to expect."

    But the experience has surmounted all our hopes. There is nothing we would change it was really comfy and our two dogs had a whale of a time, of course the weather could not have been better and the piece and quiet was great. Would definitely try this again.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Dec 2018

  • "Is a very quiet place."

    Cozy and familiar. Recomended to families or a couple travel.

    Reviewed by Vitor4.4Nov 2018

  • "Great base for touring around North Scotland."

    Cottage very good but needs a little updating. A new shower head would be a bonus and the broadband can be very slow at times ( slower than me and I'm getting old!!). Shame the local pub was never open,something to consider when guests are booking late season breaks.Everything else good.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage we were in was homely essentials left for us as the best laid plans we forgot a couple of items but they were in the cottage."

    Where we were was really well situated to visit lots beautiful places

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was a traditional fisherman's cottage in its past; it had all that we needed, bedding, fully equipped kitchen, TV and DVD player, 2 minutes walk to the Dornoch Firth with easy walks around the bay which were greatly appreciated by our dog in the morning."

    The location was a good base for day trips South to Speyside and North to Caithness. We ended the holiday not ready to leave which is always a good sign.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2018

  • "We enjoyed a very comfortable stay in Braemar cottage."

    It was clean, well maintained and had everything we needed to make our holiday a good one. We would be very likely to use Sykes again to book our future breaks.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2018

  • "We had a wonderful break at Braemar Cottage."

    The location was perfect for heading out to explore the east coast of Scotland and a short distance from the pretty village of Tain and all of the facilities there. Inver is such a quiet wee place and there is absolutely no traffic noise at all - sheer bliss! Dornoch Beach, just up the road is a safe swimming beach and Portmahomack is lovely too. And there are so many great walks to do throughout the region. The cottage itself was clean and comfortable and we loved sitting in the conservatory out the back for breakfast and in the evening when we returned from the beach; it was a real sun trap! It has a lovely little dog friendly yard, fully fenced and enclosed. We had a fabulous time and cannot wait to head north again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Braemar Cottage."

    Cottage had everything you need plus lots of things you didn't realise you needed!! Weather wasn't great but the heated conservatory was lovely to sit in of an evening.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very cosy cottage with everything you will need in a stunning location."

    Plenty to do and see in the area to keep you busy,locals go above and beyond too make you feel welcome and the Inver inn is a must to visit the food is stunning.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.6Aug 2017

  • "Very friendly locals, cottage well equipped, would return."

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with flame-effect electric fire
  • Conservatory with dining area.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small, enclosed decked garden with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Coast and sandy beach 5 mins walk.

The property

Tain 6 miles.

Peacefully situated just minutes' from the sea, this well-equipped, semi-detached cottage makes a lovely holiday retreat.

Situated in the friendly hamlet of Inver, it is ideally located for touring the North Highlands.

Braemar Cottage is neatly laid out on one level and has a cosy sitting room with comfortable seating for all guests.

The well-equipped kitchen has a breakfast area and, for more formal dining, the conservatory provides a larger dining space which overlooks the small, rear garden.

This cottage is ideal for guests who want to put on their boots and take a walk by the sea, soaking up the fresh air and fabulous scenery.

The friendly town of Tain is a short drive away and has excellent local facilities providing a wide choice of places to eat from bar meals up to elegant dining.

The area is famous for its fishing opportunities, boasting the best rivers and lochs in Scotland.

This lovely holiday cottage is set in a midge-free area and is just a five minute walk from safe, sandy beaches and is an ideal touring base for discovering more of the Highlands.

Within an hour’s drive, guests can reach Loch Ness, Falls of Shin, Orkney Ferry and the West Highlands to explore this stunning part of the country.

For sports fans this is an ideal area to visit, with numerous golf courses nearby which includes Royal Dornoch and for those who are fans of fishing, this area boasts some of the best rivers and lochs to take advantage of.

A charming property to visit for your well-deserved break.

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


Inverness 35 miles.

Dating right back to Viking times, Tain is a thriving town; steeped in history and boasting magnificent architecture. Just 15 minutes' from the sea, visitors can indulge in walks along the beautiful beaches, whilst breathing in the invigorating Scottish air. Alternatively, the exuberant city of Inverness is only a 40 minute drive away. The well-renowned Glenmorangie Distillery is worth a visit; its distinctive range of single malts rank among the most popular in Scotland. Golf enthusiasts will be spoiled by Tain's excellent links golf course, with many other fine courses within easy reach.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas