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Deskford Cottage

Nairn, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 932291)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Deskford cottage was very clean, comfortable and well appointed with everything we needed for our stay in Nairn."

    The owners were very welcoming and left a lovely welcome pack for us. Lovely holiday in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by IsabelleAug 2021

  • "We love Nairn, the cottage was great and made our holiday better."

    We will certainly be back

    Reviewed by IreneJul 2021

  • "I think the distance to beach, restaurants needs to be made clearer."

    For myself and husband at least 20 mins walk to both, we walk a lot! . Not walking distance for older or those not good at walking.

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2021

  • "Deskford Cottage was ideally situated as a base to holiday in Nairn and surrounding area."

    The area was quiet though close to the amenities. The cottage garden was lovely to relax in after a day visiting local attractions. We would certainly book again if returning to the area and would recommend the cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Deskford Cottage , is a very well presented and equipped cottage on the edge of ..."

    Deskford Cottage , is a very well presented and equipped cottage on the edge of Nairn , an ideal base for our Highland trip

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "The cottage had everything that you needed, plus it was well decorated, clean and tidy along with a great welcoming pack of fresh scones, local butter and home made jam."

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2021

  • "We were fortunate to be met on arrival to a very warm welcome by the owner with tea and scones on hand, with the exception of a very small shower the weather was brilliant throughout the holiday."

    The whole of the Cairngorms and surrounding areas exceeded all our expectations and we are all looking forward to a return visit in the future. The cottage was absolutely brilliant, very clean and very well laid out. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2021

  • "This cottage is immaculate and has lots of extras such as a lovely enclosed garden with gazebo, gas bbq and seating."

    Very well equipped kitchen, wood burner in lounge, games, nice big tv with netflix etc. The owner even left us freshly baked scones, milk, flowers etc. No hesitation in reccomending this place to others, it's perfect.

    Reviewed by NiallMay 2021

  • "Delightful cottage - beautiful and comfortable decor and spotlessly clean."

    Very good location for walking into Nairn town centre, but a lovely quiet spot. So welcoming; we hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by IainMay 2021

  • "We have stayed in quite a few of your cottages over the last few years ,and would not book with anyone else ,they are always to a good standard."

    We just hope we can get to the one we have booked with you for Christmas .with the current situation. We look forward to staying in many more in the future.

    Reviewed by BerylSep 2020

  • "Perfectly situated to visit lots of places, had a fantastic 2 weeks here, didn’t want to leave, would definitely recommend Deskford cottage."

    Reviewed by MartinNov 2019

  • "We feel that the description and especially the photos did not do justice to the cottage."

    Reviewed by FrankSep 2019

  • "Very well appointed and equipped."

    Warm, cosy and exceptionally well presented. Quiet, relaxing.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2019

  • "Deskford cottage is ideally situated for touring around this lovely area of the Highlands, the cottage is spotless, the log burner is cosy and the welcome pack with the scones is much appreciated after a long drive north!"

    We visited Cawdor Castle, Culloden, epic drive over to Applecross, scary mountain roads but fantastic scenery all the way. Dunrobin Castle certainly worth the drive to visit, fairytale castle! Nairn beach is lovely, we had a very good evening meal at the Bandstand restaurant in Nairn. Our lasting impression of the Highlands is the scenery, it's beautiful! The people are so friendly, we have met some lovely people on our travels around, everyone has so much time to talk to you.

    Reviewed by JuneJul 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay, it had everything we needed and more to make our stay a very enjoyable one."

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2019

  • "Great place for exploring local area as all the facilities you need and more ."

    Owners went above and beyond all expectations very helpful.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, made to feel very welcome there like a home from home."

    Reviewed by NyreeApr 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Cosy rooms, well equipped kitchen, very appreciated welcome basket. Perfect communication with the kind host before and during the stay.

    Reviewed by JurgenDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely comfortable, clean, roomy and well-furnished."

    Arrived to be greeted by tea, coffee, sugar, milk, delicious scones and jam. A good selection of books and games, efficient central heating and a log burner are provided. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2018

  • "This property is perfectly situated for exploring - small beaches, castles, lochs, Inverness shopping!"

    I was travelling solo and felt safe and welcomed to the cottage; the owners were available as required and left me to my privacy also, which is important to me. I would like to return with some of my family - its their turn!

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    Nicely decorated,good sized kitchen with all appliances,located in a small lane within easy reach of main road into Nairn or to Inverness.Owner Mr. Stuart friendly and welcoming(did not meet Mrs .Stuart).Nice welcome pack provided.I would recommend this cottage as a good base for visiting the surrounding area and attractions.Of course the weather was also lovely which does enhance the experience but even so the cottage would still be a good place to stay.There is a small co-op store at the end of the lane which is very handy.Another week would have been ideal to see more of the beautiful Highlands and places of interest.My wife and i enjoyed our stay and holiday in general immensely and have no hesitation in recommending a visit.If there is anything to quibble about at all its just that,although practical,there is a lot of gravel at the front but this is just a minor thing.--John/Joyce Swales

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage ideal for two couples."

    Only downfall was no dishwasher and further from the sea than expected.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "The best Sykes cottage we have ever stayed at."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "Great cottage well presented."

    Owners go out of their way to make you welcome, even delivered a birthday cake on my birthday! Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2018

  • "Thought the cottage was lovely and comfortable ,with a welcoming pack which was ideal after a long journey ."

    Really enjoyed the stay,everything we needed.

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2017

  • "You felt at home the moment you arrived."

    Was just delightful. We know the area having lived there for a few years. But just having somewhere like this to come home to and wake up made our holiday even more memorable

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2017

  • "We had a great time staying at Deskford cottage."

    The cottage was very clean and modern. The little extras were a nice touch such as the welcome basket, having towels and little bottles of shower gel and body lotion. As well as the information book on appliances in the cottage and where to go for coffee, lunch and dinner. The emails from the owners welcoming us and if we had any problems just to let them know was a good idea

    Reviewed by SusieApr 2017

  • "A comfortable, clean and well appointed cottage with delightful touches which was a joy to come back to after a day of sightseeing in this wonderful area."

    Reviewed by SylviaAug 2016

  • "Clean and comfortable cottage."

    Well equipped. Lovely smelling. Great location near the beach. We always looked forward to coming back to it after a long day!! Couldn't fault it!!!!!

    Reviewed by AnastasiaAug 2016

  • "A very comfortable cottage with nice touches all round."

    A great deal of thought has gone into the feel of the property, with good colours and furnishings. The hosts are so obliging and helpful and we wish them well with their new venture.

    Reviewed by GlefniJul 2016

  • "We enjoyed the peaceful situation of the cottage and the owner was on hand if we needed to ask him anything."

    The cottage was excellent and appointed to a very high standard, very comfortable and had everything you could possibly need .

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2016

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The property

Very well-presented and welcoming semi-detached stone cottage on the outskirts of the pretty coastal town of Nairn in the Scottish Highlands.

Presented to an excellent standard with great attention to detail this cottage would be ideal for a family or group of friends who want to spend time together exploring this lovely part of Scotland.

The cottage is deceptively spacious with two sunny bedrooms on the upper floor along with a shower room and on the ground floor there is a second bathroom, very well-equipped kitchen with dining area and cosy sitting room with woodburning stove, just perfect for cosy nights in after an active day.

There is a parking area to the front with bench seating and a fully enclosed private garden where barbecues and alfresco dining can be enjoyed on the warmer days.

The town of Nairn itself has much to offer but the main attraction has to be its beautiful stretch of golden sandy beach where visitors can walk for miles taking in the unspoilt beauty of the area.

Pretty little shops and cafés are dotted around and if you continue northwards along the Moray Firth coastline there are an abundance of small fishing villages, each with their own history and visitor attractions.

Leaving the coast why not pick up the famous Malt Whisky Trail and drive through some of the country’s most stunning scenery, stopping off at the distilleries along the route.

Nairn is close to the capital city of the Highlands, Inverness, and a drive around the banks of famous Loch Ness partaking in a spot of Nessie hunting can be great fun.

This is a fabulous part of the world and this pretty and welcoming cottage will ensure an amazing holiday for all.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for one car, additional parking on arrangement with owner
  • Gravelled area to front and large enclosed garden with BBQ and furniture
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and coast 1 mile.

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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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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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