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Situated just yards away from the picturesque harbour of Portknockie 'Tigh na Cala' is a traditional detached stone built cottage, and located in the old part of Portknockie on the Moray Firth coast. The spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom property has been completely renovated and refurbished to a high standard by the present owners and can comfortably accommodate 7 people. On a clear day there are views towards the Caithness coast, and during the summer evenings you can watch the sunsets disappearing over the sea. You may also catch a glimpse of the dolphins as they pass by.

Portknockie is an ideal location for a relaxing holiday and local activities include golfing, coastal walks, many suitable for cyclists. Malt Whisky, Castle and Heritage Trails are all easily accessible.

Within easy reach are the marine aquarium at MacDuff, Duff House in Banff, the Buckie Drifter Museum, the Scottish Tartan museum in Keith and Baxter's of Speyside.

Other activities include pony trekking, mountain biking, fishing, sea angling and bird watching. Dolphin spotting cruises are available nearby.

The clean sandy beaches and viaduct of Cullen is a short walk from the house. Portknockie has a Post Office and Grocers, Newsagent and General Store, Chemist, Chip Shop, Ladies hairdresser, Hotel and Inn. There is a small harbour with a slipway at Portknockie as well as a children's paddling pool. Local pubs, restaurants, coffee shops and galleries in nearby Cullen and Findochty.

A comprehensive list of activities and places to visit along with Ordinance Survey maps are available within the cottage.

Summary of the accommodation

Downstairs: Entrance hall, living room, dining kitchen, utility room, shower room, double bedroom.

Upstairs: King size bedroom, twin bedroom, single bedroom, family bathroom.

Outside: Enclosed garden, off road parking, garage for storing bicycles etc.

The house has full central heating throughout.

On the ground floor, there is a well-equipped dining kitchen newly installed in 2008, including electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, full size fridge and freezer. It features a traditional cast iron fireplace, leading to utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Off the utility room is a downstairs shower room complete with shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin.

A comfortable living room with traditional fireplace with coal and flame effect electric fire. There is a 32" wide screen TV with Freeview. A DVD recorder, separate radio and CD player and also a pay phone with Internet connection for your laptop.

There is a spacious downstairs bedroom with double bed. Leading upstairs, there is a large family bathroom with shower over bath. A bedroom with a single bed. One good-sized twin bedroom with a sea view. A large double bedroom with king-size bed and traditional fireplace.

Outside: Includes a sheltered safe walled garden suitable for young children and dogs, which enjoys sun for most of the day. Features of the garden include a wooden dining set for 7 and a separate bench. As well as the tumble dryer and a dryer pulley inside there is a washing line outside. A large charcoal barbecue is provided for guests to use. There is off road parking and also a private garage for cars and bicycles.

Tariff includes: Gas and electricity. Bed Linen and Towels. Cot, high chair and child safety gates. Dogs are welcome by arrangement. No smoking in the house due to hygiene and safety reasons.


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Tigh N Cala Details
Contact : Stuart & Sharon McLean
Telephone: 01466 780605 or 07967 137470

Email : stuandsharon@yahoo.co.uk

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