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Cantie Cottage

Nairn, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 943373)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Cantie Cottage is a fabulous property in a great location, just minutes from the beach."

    The cottage itself is really spacious & very homely, with a cosy lounge, comfortable bedrooms and an amazing kitchen/utility room space. The house was very clean and had all the facilities needed to enjoy a great week away. There is also a lovely enclosed courtyard at the front of the house, perfect for sitting in if the weather permits. Nairn itself has all the amenities and services needed that you would not need to leave the town if you don’t want to, however Inverness & Elgin are only a short drive should you want to visit. The communication from the owners, Paul & Boo, was also really helpful & reassuring before our arrival. I would definitely visit this property again. Many thanks guys.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2021

  • "Comfortable and well equipped cottage in an excellent location for all Nairn has to offer."

    All the extra bits and pieces provided by the owners were very welcome as well as the chilled Prosecco and cheese and oatcakes in the fridge ( and the milk for a wee cuppa ) . Our grandkids had an absolute ball the full week and were disappointed to leave not only the cottage but the play parks and beach on the doorstep. We will be back next year for sure.Thank you Paul and Boo for the opportunity to create brilliant family memories.

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2021

  • "Our hosts kindly left a welcome pack for us."

    The thoroughness of the support they provided, notably on-call engineers for the heating etc., was also mush appreciated

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2021

  • "What lovely holiday cottage."

    Perfect for a larger family with lots of space. Lovely base to Scotland but also very close to the beach for an evening walk/play.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2021

  • "Cantie Cottage was very comfortable and we felt at home."

    Nairn itself is a friendly town with so many nice places to visit and explore. We were sorry to leave - a week really wasn’t long enough.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Cantie Cottage."

    The cottage itself is spacious, in good condition and was spotlessly clean. There was a great attention to detail with thoughtful provision of everything that would be needed for a week's stay - including supplies for the washing machine and dishwasher. There was even a welcome pack which included a delicious box of goodies. The courtyard at the front of the house is a lovely place to sit with fencing to provide privacy. The location is perfect, close to the idyllic beach.

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2021

  • "This is a very well situated Cottage with all the facilities included required for a great and relaxing holiday."

    I would definitely recommend it and will visit again

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2021

  • "Unlike many holiday rental properties where you find little cleaning products such as dishwasher tablets bin bags etc this time I didn’t need the kitchen sink I took with me!"

    Paul and Bo provided just about everything you could want. The beds were extremely comfortable in what at first glance looks little like a 4 bedroom cottage. The kitchen/dining room and lounge also much larger than anticipated. For the children despite the cold weather the beach was a constant draw as it was so close by. The open fire was a bonus. Having previously lived in the Moray Firth it was lovely to go back despite the sun shining very little. A rarity in Nairn! The golf as usual was great. Definitely looking to return.

    Reviewed by KatyOct 2020

  • "We had a great stay in Cantie cottage."

    Thanks so much

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage closer to the beach that we expected would definitely return owners were very good in any queries."

    Thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2020

  • "Everything we could possibly need was there and we felt at home."

    Charming cottage with so much character. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2020

  • "Really relaxing little town."

    Lovely beach walks, and a roaring fire at night. I felt so at home here.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at cantie cottage."

    It felt like a home from home. Super location and nice an quite. Our 2 boys loved it and we certainly enjoyed cosy evenings with the coal fire.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "Beautiful home in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

  • "Cantie Cottage is a lovely, comfortable and very well equipped house in the heart of Fishertown, Nairn."

    It’s only a two minute stroll to the beach and a short distance to Nairn’s high street. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2019

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage in a beautiful, quiet, historic part of town."

    Literally a stone's throw away from the beach. It was fantastically furnished and equipped and it felt like a real home away from home.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2019

  • "I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Cantie Cottage."

    We ate at most of the suggested restaurant and visited many of the suggested sites. We did day tours to John O'Groats, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Black Isles, and Inverness. We also did trips to Culloden, Fort George, Benromach Distillary, and Countyfare. One of the real treats for our Grandchildren was your neighbor's dog Dougal who they named "Sir Dougal of Fishertown". The Cottage met and exceeded our expectations. I misplaced my small digital camera; if someone locates it, which could be anywhere in Northern Scotland, please let me know. Thanks again for wonderful memories. Bill

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very close to the beach."

    Perfect for a long weekend away with small children.

    Reviewed by RosieMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely location near to beach and town"

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2019

  • "Mostly great, but there were a few wrinkles: Many of the dinner plates don't fit in the dishwasher (too big)."

    The lock on the rear door is hard to operate (have to try many times before it'll work). Water leaked through the kitchen window vent when it was raining hard.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2019

  • "Fabulously equipped and situated holiday house."

    Highly recommend for families.

    Reviewed by JuliaDec 2018

  • "Fantastic position for families."

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, perfectly situated for the beach and park."

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2018

  • "This cottage is in an excellent location being convenient for beach and town facilities !"

    On street parking facilities are good and the cottage lies in a very quiet area of town!

    Reviewed by SheenaghJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, exactly as described, with all amenities you could ask for."

    Our family had a lovely holiday and would happily come back again.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2018

  • "This cottage was a real home from home."

    Really well equipped and lovely feeling to it. Would definitely book again. Quiet area within walking distance of all amenities. Lovely beach with several wild impromptu dolphin displays brilliant.

    Reviewed by ShonaJul 2017

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The property

This spacious cottage occupies a private corner location in the charming area of Nairn known as Fishertown.

This area is very close to the coast and has an ambience all of its own.

The array of pretty cottages also benefit from the excellent facilities that the town of Nairn has to offer.

Cantie Cottage provides smart accommodation over two floors and is ideal for a family or group of friends who will love the close proximity to the gorgeous sandy beaches.

There is a rather neat double bedroom at ground floor level and three more on the upper floor.

The homely farmhouse style kitchen is very well-equipped and the utility room has a drying pulley ideal if you have been swimming in the sea!

In the evening guests can relax in the sitting room with its welcoming open fire.

At the front of the cottage is a very private courtyard that is an excellent place for a summer evening barbecue before a stroll on the beach to watch the sunset.

Nairn itself is also famous for being home to two championship golf courses along with a busy little High Street with plenty of shops to suit all requirements.

Close by you can pick up the Malt Whisky Trail and not only enjoy the stunning Speyside scenery but enjoy a free dram from the many distilleries along the way, if you are not driving of course.

The area is rich in wildlife and visitors must take advantage of the many boat trips available to venture out onto the waters of the Moray Firth for a bit of dolphin watching.

All in all a great location for a holiday and a simply ideal cottage that will be appreciated by all.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking next to cottage
  • Paved front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach and coast 2 mins walk
  • No stag/hen parties, or similar.

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About the location


Inverness 16 miles.

Nairn is an attractive and lively seaside town dating back to Victorian times. It has long been a popular holiday destination and is just 16 miles from the town of Inverness. Nairn even lays claim to being one of the driest and sunniest places in the country! The town offers some of the top beaches in Scotland and cleanest bathing waters in Britain. Also, one of the only two dolphin colonies in the UK is based in the Moray Firth. Nairn is steeped in history and is closely linked with the Battle of Culloden, whilst nearby Fort George is Europe’s best preserved 18th century military fortification. Shakespeare’s famed Cawdor Castle and Brodie Caste are both within 15 mins drive. Golfing enthusiasts will be attracted to the two 18-hole championship courses, including the Nairn Golf Club, and the town also has an outdoor tennis court as well as a squash court for hire. The yearly Nairn Highland Games in August draws a wide crowd and The Nairn Book and Arts Festival is a popular year event. Whitewater rafting, tubing and cliff jumping are all available for those with a spirit for adventure. Day trips from the local airport are available to Orkney and Shetland and the Cairngorm National Park with skiing and hiking are within 1 hour. Nairn is an ideal centre for exploring, or just relaxing.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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