Tanera More was built as a fishermans cottage about 180 years ago and retains many original features. The situation on the shore of the Moray Firth makes it a delightful place to spend time simply admiring the views and the changing light over the sea. Great location for many outdoor activities. Walking, Cycling, Sailing, Birdwatching, Golf and horse riding can all be enjoyed locally. There are some excellent local museums for rainy days and good restaurants to be found in Fortrose, Munlochy and Cromarty. The highland capital of Inverness is only 10 miles away and boat cruises on Loch Ness are always popular. Ancient Pictish remains dot the landscape in this area which is mainly agricultural. It is a perfect gate way to the west coast for a day out to the Isle of Skye and the beauty of the more rugged west coast.
Cottage in Avoch, Scottish Highlands, Scotland 10 miles north of Inverness - Tranquil Location With Sea Shore Garden To The Front
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About Suzana Fry
Suzana Fry purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Suzana Fry chose Avoch
Tanera More is the ideal "Highland cottage by the sea". The village of Avoch has always been a fishermans cove and the small harbour continues to support a small community of fisherman plus a new generation of pleasure trips to see the dolphins. This part of the Moray Firth enjoys a mild climate sheltered from the open seas by Channory Point, and the area is abundant in wild life. The Cairngorm mountains to the south are covered in snow during the winter months and lure out door enthusiasts. Local culture of legend and folklore are on the door step and intriguing Pictish remains dot the landscape. Sandy beaches are close by in Rosemarkie and there's golfing in Fortrose. It's the perfect holiday getaway, yet is only 10 miles from the amenities of Inverness.
What makes this Cottage unique
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Super position of this property, particularly for twitchers. Quirky property but so practical and comfortable, you can imagine it being a fisherman's cottage. Also must mention the lovely welcome by Suzana, very friendly lady. The wine and flowers were most welcome and above and beyond.
Very well equipped & surprisingly spacious
We enjoyed a wonderful holiday in this delightful property - highly recommended with a double and a twin room - perfect for a family of 4 or like us, a nice quiet extended weekend away. All rooms are well equipped & the owner is very friendly & helpful.
Great location and lovely cottage
Thanks to Suzana for a great week staying at this delightful cottage. Lovely beach walks. Excellent location for birdwatchers. 5 mins from playpark for kids. We saw lots of dolphins both times we went to nearby Chanonry Point - a great experience! We also loved the nearby Rosemarkie community beach café.
Avoch in lovely
Wonderful time. The right place to relax. Great host. Shortbread
Wine really appreciated after a long drive.
very delightful little cottage
This was our first trip to Scotland after visiting our son and family in Sheffield.
Suzana was an amazing host, meeting us personally to show us around, her delightful little cottage. Everything was provided we could possibly need, and we were greeted with fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and Scottish shortbread. It was very quiet and private and we really enjoyed the historical little town of Avoch, and most especially discovering that Alexandre Mackenzie was buried here as the kids had studied him just this past year (as we are Canadian. Walks along the beach, and we explored around the Black Isle.
Lovely and we hope to be back another time. And, we forgot something and Suzana mailed it to us promptly (no charge!!) so appreciated.
Lovely cottage in a beautiful location.
Very comfortable & welcoming cottage situated just feet from the water. Perfect for exploring the Black Isle with its fantastic scenery & wildlife, one of the highlights being the dolphins at Chanonry Point. Will certainly stay here again in the future.
Cottage is on the coast. Nearest sandy beach is Rosemarkie about 3 to 4 miles away. Channory Point, Fortrose, to Rosemarkie bay is a beautiful sandy stretch with safe swimming in the summer months. Channory Point and the Moray Firth is a great place for dolphin watching, simply drive out to the point below the light house. Boat trips leave from Avoch harbour daily, consult the tide timetables for excursions at the harbour office.
Nearest airport Inverness Dalcross Airport.
Car hire available from the airport or from Arnold Clarke car hire Inverness who do an airport pick up and drop off service.
Nearest train terminal Inverness
Bus service available directly to Avoch from Inverness bus station.
Anyone arriving by air, bus or train without own transport please enquire for our private transfer service.
Fortrose 3 miles
Rosemarkie 4 miles
Cromarty 6 miles
Inverness 10 miles
Clootie Well 3.5 miles
Munlochy 3 miles
The village of Avoch has a post office/fisherman's co operative, a general store which opens from 7am and three take away food outlets
Whisky. Whisky enthusiasts have many opportunities to visit highland distilleries in the area, take the tours & enjoy the tastings!
Castles. Many of the old Highland castles are open to the public during the summer months and have lovely gardens and events for all the family.
Loch Ness. No trip to the Highlands would be complete without a visit to Loch Ness. The Clansman Hotel on the northern banks of the loch has a popular cafe/restaurant and provides a great stop off. The pier on the loch side is also a stop off for loch cruises. A cruise down the loch can be a memorable way to visit Loch Ness.
Cairngorm. Ski enthusiasts in the winter months and mountaineers, walkers & hikers can all make the Black Isle a base for days out to Cairngorm National Park. The Funicular railway is an option for members of your party less energetic and the Patarmigan restaurant on the top is a welcome lunch stop.
Inverness City. The growing city of Inverness provides an excellent selection of theatre, cinema and other night life, as well as a wide selection of city centre shopping and out of town superstores.
Culloden Battle. This famous battle field can reveal its tragic past, and the visitors centre has received high praise for it's interactive displays.