Nicol Terrace Cottage

Nicol Terrace Cottage

The cottage retains the old red sandstone external walls but has been extended and modernised throughout the years. Recent additions were double glazing, total control heating, quality external and patio doors, an upgraded bathroom and fully modernised kitchen. Also added were a maintenance free, chipped front and back gardens and a secluded patio.

A 2 minute walk takes you to the seats on the shorefront with breath taking views of the bay and the Sutors.

Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants are all within walking distance as are the all-weather tennis courts set in the park with its selection of slides, frames and keep fit machines, the bowling green, the sandy beaches, dolphin spotting from the shore or sea, and a choice of walks from short circular strolls to long forest trails or coastal hikes. For the amateur geologist there are Hugh Miller’s cottage and house or you can retrace his footsteps to look for fossils on the shore and for the historian there is the Cromarty Courthouse with its many attractions including an animated 18th century court scene and digital audio tour of the village. The Courthouse holds archive material for Cromarty and family history research.

For beer disciples there is the Cromarty Brewery at Davidston 3 miles away, Mountain biking at the popular Learnie Red Rock 4 miles away and golf at the Chanonry Links 10 miles away with more courses in a 15-20 mile radius. Chanonry is also where the dolphins love to perform, just off the shore. The RSPB have bird watching reserves and hides at Udale Bay (5 miles) and Munlochy Bay (12 miles) and an observation point for red kites at Tollie (12 miles). During the summer months a car and passenger ferry takes you across the firth to Nigg and Easter Ross giving easy access to Tain (home of Glen Morangie whisky), Dornoch with its cathedral and famous golf course and beyond to the North Highlands and the Castle of Mey. Inverness is a car journey of 35 mins away and Dingwall 30 mins with Ullapool and the west only 1 hour from Dingwall.

This cottage is one of the four originally built in 1896 to provide new homes for some of the Cromarty fisher families. The land was owned by the local laird and his wife, Lady Ross, thought building these new houses would be of benefit to the fisherfolk. However not one family took up the offer as they did not want to leave the Fishertown.

Accommodation & Facilities

On the ground floor are the lounge, walk-in cupboard, utility cupboard, bathroom, kitchen and back hall/glassed area with patio doors leading to the secluded patio. The front hall leads to a broad, easy stairs which takes you to the double bedroom and a small bedroom with adult bunk beds.

Lounge: a comfortable, warm and relaxing room with a 2 seater and a 3 seater settee, coffee table, nest of tables, two uplighters, a modern Dimplex electric fire, TV with Freeview, a DVD player with a selection of DVDs and free wifi internet access. There are also a selection of books and games in the bookcase in the front hall plus two detailed information folders.

Utility Cupboard: washing machine and tumble drier plus storage shelving with hot water bottles, torch, clothes airer, wash basket and pegs. Walking boots and shoes can be stored here.

Bathroom: bath with an over bath shower (electric), new modern toilet, sink unit and mirrors.

Back Hall/glassed area: a small table and two cane, cushioned chairs to sit and relax. The patio doors lead out to the patio furnished with patio dining set, two garden loungers and a kettle barbecue also to the back garden with a clothesline. The front garden is chipped and has a wooden garden seat next to the cottage.

Kitchen: modernised and fully fitted with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, DAB radio and well-equipped with all crockery, cutlery, glassware, pots & pans, kettle, toaster, cafetiere and a pine table with four cushioned, pine chairs.


Double bedroom: king-size bed, bedside tables with lamps & alarm clock, large ash wood wardrobe, matching chest of drawers, relaxing leather tub chair, portable wooden upholstered chair for sitting to dry the hair. Hairdryer on shelf.

Small bedroom: pine, adult bunk beds, bedside table with lamp & alarm clock, pine chest of drawers.

The heating is electric, total control, which also heats the water. The shower is a separate electric shower.

All heating, electricity, bedding, personal hand & bath towels, dishcloths, dishtowels, hand towels and various supplies are included in the price. Supplies include wash powder, dish washing liquid, cleaning liquids, liquid soaps, starter kitchen towel and toilet rolls.

A cot is available at no extra cost - blankets not provide, please bring your own.

On arrival you will find a Welcome Pack.

Cromarty has poor mobile phone reception but take the 2 minute walk to the shore and you should get a strong signal.

This is a non- smoking home.

A 25% deposit is required to confirm your booking on the day of booking with the final balance due no later than 6 weeks before arrival date.

A refundable security deposit is due as part of your final balance payment.

A dog is welcome at an extra charge.

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Tariff & Prices

Prices shown are standard prices. Late availability or other discounts may apply at certain times and are not shown on this table. To check Availability and Prices, with any applied discounts, click on Check Now button and choose your desired dates with number of guests staying. The pop up box will provide a final price quotation.

Dates Price for 7 nights from Short break prices from
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017 £475.00 From £285.00
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £420.00
23 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017 £350.00
16 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 £495.00
01 Jan 2018 - 01 Jan 2018 £370.71
02 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018 £350.00 From £210.00
24 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018 £395.00 From £316.00
21 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018 £360.00 From £216.00
19 May 2018 - 08 Jun 2018 £395.00 From £237.00
09 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018 £440.00 From £264.00
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018 £475.00 From £285.00
25 Aug 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £420.00 From £252.00
22 Sep 2018 - 14 Dec 2018 £350.00 From £210.00
15 Dec 2018 - 02 Jan 2019 £495.00 From £297.00

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Location & Directions

From the south as you travel north over the Kessock Bridge in Inverness follow the signs for Cromarty.

As you enter Cromarty continue past the park and Victoria Hall on the right, turning right onto Church Street just after Gardiner's Antique shop.

As you come to the end of the street it turns left. Nicol Terrace is on the left just before the end of the street, opposite the Church.

There is a parking space, 'No2' marked on the wall, as you turn off Church street into the lane of Nicol Terrace.

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Independent reviews


Guest Comments

The cottage was everything we'd hoped it would be and much more. Every facility was available including that essential element, peace and quiet. Cromarty is such a beautiful place and provides serene and comforting relaxation and an opportunity to 'switch off' from the rigours of everyday life. The cottage is a perfect complement to this process.
John : 25th July, 2016

We played several of the wonderful area courses (Fortrose, Durness, Bonar Bridge, Brora, Golspie, Dornoch, Tain, Invergordon, Inverness, Castle Stuart, Boat of Garten, Grantown on Spey). We collapsed each evening at the cottage (after some recovery time at the Cromarty Arms- excellent food, ale and welcome) plus got pizza from the Suter Creek. The area and the cottage are highly recommended!
Tim, St Andrews : 24th July, 2016

It was very pleasant. Clean, nice outdoor area. Lovely, friendly village and neighbours. Nice location. Exciting to see Dolphins.
Sue, Ashbourne : 30th June, 2016

The location of the house was ideal, perfectly situated for old Cromarty Fishertown, the shore, and walks/drives up the Sutor. The town and area are familiar to me and I love it's history, the unchanged old buildings and its sense of calm. The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped, and the owners very helpful. The local information they provided was detailed and up to date. There was also garden furniture and outdoor space that caught the sun. Wifi was reliable!
Brian, Bradford : 30th May, 2016

Very comfortable and excellent wee town.
William, Rutherglen : 14th August, 2015

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