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Griffin Cottage

Nairn, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1079392)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "As if we weren’t lucky enough to find ourselves spending a week in the lovely town of Nairn during a week’s heatwave, we had the added joy of spending that week in Griffin Cottage."

    Griffin is in the heart of the Fishertown area, with the harbour and glorious beaches less than half a mile away, and within an easy stroll of the town centre. We arrived to find an excellent selection of treats and drink generously provided by Daska – the owner - to welcome us. Another nice touch is that a cupboard contained some of the staples that can often be accidentally left behind. Griffin is cosy, welcoming and well appointed; one of a collection of historically randomly sited cottages and very much part of a real community; nearby neighbours David and Jacqui were really welcoming, giving us a really useful insight into places to visit and things that were happening. Everyone around was welcoming and very friendly and it really felt like we just slotted into the local community. Just one thing to be aware of; parking outside the cottage involves some tight reversing manoeuvres around a couple of parked cars, though anyone without sensors (and ideally cameras) can always park nearby rather than right outside the door. We definitely recommend a visit to the Sun Dancer restaurant on the beach front; really tasty food (seafood is fabulous, steak night on a Thursday) which you can eat whilst looking out over the beach and sea. They are apparently booked up weeks in advance but usually have some cancellations on the day and we got one of those. Nairn itself is ideally placed to visit loads of interesting places including Findhorn, Loch Ness, Culloden and the Black Isle; all are within easy travelling distance. Finally we would like to thank Daska for being the absolutely perfect host. Because of the heat we asked whether there was any chance of a fan being provided; one was delivered within hours of us asking. And in an embarrassing oversight we left behind some dirty washing in a carrier bag. Daska not only forwarded it on to us, but gave it a wash first! Talk about going above and beyond. We heartily recommend Griffin Cottage and gorgeous Nairn for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Nairn and the cottage was first class."

    Very snug, comfortable and well equipped/appointed. Bike shed was a real bonus for us. Wood burning stove was easy to use and well provisioned. Beds were very comfortable. Bathroom and kitchen are bright, modern and a pleasure to use. We cooked some of our meals in the cottage and the only item we looked for and missed was a sieve. I mention this not as a complaint more an example of how well appointed the kitchen was. To stay here is a real treat. I was left with the impression that the owners wanted us to have a nice time and enjoy our accommodation. Big thank you!

    Hello John, Thank you for the informative response to your stay at Griffin Cottage... I am so sorry there was no sieve, overlooked on my behalf I'm afraid, this time tomorrow the said sieve will be present though.... All I wish to do is give every guest at Griffin Cottage the experience we all want whilst on holiday and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to write the review. We hope to see you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2022

  • "I have used holiday cottages for almost forty years now and I have never come across more generous welcome gifts."

    Griffin cottage has been tastefully decorated and is extremely comfortable; comfy beds, good cooker, brilliant shower, wide screen TV and a really great location. Fishertown is quaint and very close to the beach and good places to eat. Would recommend it highly.

    Thank you Senga for such a great review. All I wish to do is give every guest at Griffin Cottage the experience we all want whilst on holiday and I greatly appreciate you taking the time to write the review. We hope to see you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SengaJul 2022

  • "The cottage is perfectly located."

    Nairn beach is 3 minutes away on foot, the High Street is 5 minutes. Restaurants, and cafes, local ice cream, fish tacos, all within easy walking distance. The owners have done a wonderful job renovating the cottage and provisioning it -- lots of towels (bath and beach), and an impressive array of kitchenware. The owner was most helpful and the neighbors invited us to join their Jubilee celebration . Who could ask for more?

    Thank you Gail for the lovely review. It was lovely to meet you and we are so glad your family enjoyed their stay over the Jubilee. We are lucky enough to have some very nice neighbours who make everyone who stays at Griffin Cottage welcome. This really is Scottish Hospitality at its finest and is part and parcel of Nairns charm and Fishertowns character. We are glad you got a chance to experience this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailMay 2022

  • "This is a lovely property to stay in with a high standard of fittings, comfort and cleanliness."

    The central heating worked well in a cool, wet, late spring week and a log burner was available with plenty of fuel. Two problems might be issues. Anyone over five feet six may hit their head in the bathroom window space and parking for a larger vehicle may be an issue as explained by the owners in their information. Overall, our stay was good value for money and their are two excellent restaurants within five minutes walk in the town.

    Thank you Stephen for taking the time to review your stay at Griffin Cottage. Unfortunately the historical construction of the Cottages in the Fishertown area date back to the 1800's in some cases and the ceiling heights etc are part and parcel of these dwellings. With that said very careful consideration was given in the renovation process to the placements of the various utilities in the bathroom and we tried very hard to maximise the limited space we have but we take on board your observations and will endeavour to make this clearer to other guests in the future. We appreciate all feedback and thank you for taking the time to write the review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage with comfortable beds and a very well equipped kitchen."

    We had a lovely week here and thoroughly enjoyed using the cottage as a base to explore the region. We were a little disappointed that the TV doesn’t show terrestrial channels and felt this was not made clear in the description. Not a major problem but a minor irritation. The cottage is very small and was really only just big enough for the three of us. It would also have been helpful to have some advice and guidance about the local area eg amenities, walks, cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions. That said we like recommend the cottage and we had a lovely stay.

    Dear Helen Thank you for taking the time to review Griffin Cottage. We appreciate all feedback and have taken onboard your kind observations. We have now included information in the welcome pack for local amenities and various local activities etc.. We will look at getting terrestrial TV onto the Smart TV we have already there in the future. Unfortunately most of the original houses in the Fishertown area are of the Cottage variety and we have done our utmost to maximise the space we have without destroying the Cottages cosy charm and character. We are lucky enough to be one of the few places that has its own parking space right at the back door though. Once again thank you for staying at Griffin Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2022

  • "Lovely property exactly as described, really nice welcome pack."

    Perfectly placed for the seafront walks and 2 mins from main street but a lovely quiet cottage.

    Thankyou Mike and Chris for the lovely Thank you card. So happy you have had a lovely time spent at the Griffin and enjoyed all that there is to offer all guests that stay here at Griffin Cottage... Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "Highly recommend."

    Very clean and comfortable. I would certainly stay again.

    Lovely to meet you Kyle, safe travels... Property Owner

    Reviewed by KyleFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic location and the cottage was spotless."

    One of best things is that you can find the owner's thoughtfulness for their guests everywhere: from daffodils waiting for flowering/mint chocolate/wine welcoming us on the first day to hot water bottles/wood for a wood fireplace/ etc (so many!). Although the weather had been quite bad, this little cottage made the days in Nairn happy and amazing. Highly recommend.

    "Thank you so much, that's very kind of you" Property Owner

    Reviewed by BoheeJan 2022

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, ironing board, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Garden with gravel
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: Reverse parking is advised at the rear of the property
  • Note: Sorry, this property does not allow children under eight years old

The property

Tucked away in Fishertown in the seaside town of Nairn in Inverness, is this charming two-bedroom, mid-terrace cottage, Griffin Cottage.

Boasting original features of sloping ceilings and exposed beams, as well as easy access to the local amenities and Nairn beach, Griffin Cottage makes for a fantastic seaside getaway for two couples or a family of four.

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by two convenient off-road parking spaces and a neat adjacent garden with a storage shed.

Be welcomed into the well-equipped kitchen, where you can look forward to conjuring up your favourite recipes with the help of the electric oven and ceramic hob, grill and microwave, as well as a washing machine for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh!

Gather around the dining table as you tuck-in to a tasty meal before toasting to a wonderful getaway.

Add a log to the alluring woodburning stove and curl up on the two-seater sofa as you select your favourite film from the wall-mounted TV.

Completing the ground-floor is a well-appointed twin bedroom.

Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you can wash away the day in the wet room shower, before wrapping yourself in the warm embrace of your towel, courtesy of the heated towel rail.

Find an additional bedroom, a tastefully decorated king-size where you can drift off ahead of a day of adventures.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and head straight for the glorious sands of Nairn Beach, well-known for its safe surroundings and clean bathing waters, here you can soak up the sun with your favourite book, paddle the shores, or treat the family to fresh fish and chips, certainly a lunch with a view!

Learn more about the town through informative exhibits and displays at the Nairn Museum or test your putting skills out at the excellent golf course with stunning sea views.

If you don’t feel like driving, why not catch the train for a fabulous day trip to the thriving city of Inverness?

Home to a remarkable 19th-century red sandstone castle surrounded by picturesque gardens and an impressive Victorian cathedral, Inverness is a budding historians haven with many points of interest speckled throughout.

For a truly memorable day out, hop aboard a boat at the Dolphin Spirit Inverness and explore the Moray Firth where dolphins, seals and otters frequent the shores!

For long-lasting memories which you will treasure, secure your stay at Griffin Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

NAIRN

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.

Note: Reverse parking is advised at the rear of the property.

Note: Sorry, this property does not allow children under eight years old.