Are you looking to escape to somewhere really special?

Then look no further than the beautiful town
of Cromarty in the Scottish Highlands

And welcome to Menzies Cottage, located in the beautiful and historic town of Cromarty. A magical place where life moves at a very different pace.

Currently the Menzies Cottage is on the market. Holiday weeks will be released two monts at at time. The monthof May has just been released. If you might be interested in purchasing Menzies Cottage, please contact Gillian

Menzies Cottage is a cosy, 18th century cottage located in the old fishertown area of Cromarty. It sits in the centre of the 18th century part of the town and is surrounded by wonderfully iconic buildings dating from that time.

The town itself is situated at the far end of the scenic Black Isle peninsula just twenty three miles from Inverness and yet, it feels like it's in a world of its own, far removed from busy city life with its small streets and vennels (lanes) leading down to the sea. However, the town is by no means without its many attractions as well as other things to see and explore.

The cottage itself sits gable-end onto picturesque Church Street (cream coloured cottage to the right in the picture), almost directly across from the Cromarty East Church which was recently featured in the Restoration Village TV Programme. Just a few hundred meters from the cottage you'll also find both the famous Cromarty Courthouse Museum and the National Trust 'Hugh Miller' Cottage Museum.

The cottage is less than 100 metres from one of Cromarty’s two quiet beaches which offer magnificent views of the mouth of the cromarty Firth and the surrounding hills.

The Cottage has four bedrooms and accommodates up to 7 people plus a cot if required. Children are very welcome at the cottage as are dogs. There are two double bedrooms, one twin and one single bedroom. The lounge has an open fire and also features wonderful views up Church Street. There is an enclosed outdoor area complete with herb garden

The cottage is owned and let by Gillian, who lives next door who has recently redecorated and refurbished the whole house.

Cromarty has been called the “Jewel in the Crown of Scottish Vernacular Architecture”, with its 17th century architecture, small vennels, beautiful cottages and Georgian merchant mansions.

And, as well as the beautiful houses, there's a bakery, tearooms, coffee and bookshop, local pottery and hotel. By the harbour you'll also find the Sutor Creek restaurant, from where fresh fish landed at the harbour can be sampled in a wide variety of tantalising dishes.

Local musicians regularly play at the two pubs in the town and the Cromarty Centre (Known as The Old Brewery) regularly attracts a range of artists performing live music in the small and homely venue.

the cromarty armsFrom the harbour wildlife excursions can be taken on Ecoventure boat trips as Cromarty Firth is home to dolphins, seals, cormorant, herons and other birds along with the occasional otter. Only 6 miles away there is the newly extended Bird hide at Udale.

There are wonderful local walks up the “Hundred Steps” to the views on top of South Sutor and then down to McFarquhars Bed to see the natural stone arch and caves.  A longer walk will lead to Eathie Beach, famous for the fossils that can still sometimes be found there. For the more energetic, try the mountain bike tracks at Learnie Red Rock, 6 miles away.

For bookings, availability and enquires email Gillian

the little vennel

                 the lighthouse    st anne's a georgian merchant mansion

east church inside the old brewery, cromarty training centre




For more information about Cromarty, please check out the following: 

Cromarty Live     The Cromarty Archive - an image library or  Black Isle Information 



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