Fountain Cross Cottage Portmahomack

Fountain Cross Cottage, Portmahomack

Just off the famous North Coast Route 500 in the Highlands of Scotland, Fountain Cross Cottage is situated in the picturesque seaside village of Portmahomack. Ideal for 2 adults, it has a welcoming and cosy kitchen diner and sitting room plus one bedroom with SUPER king size orthopaedic firm mattress on the bed. Dog friendly, it is steps from the pretty sandy beach and harbour. Extra special attractions if you are lucky enough to see are the Northern Lights and dolphins, although the stunning beach and village are special enough.

The village has an excellent shop and post office with local produce, cheeses, meats and wine. The local pub is 6 steps to your left and serves an excellent pint. The Oystercatcher restaurant is open in the summer months, only 4 doors down but make sure you book in advance. The Golf Club has fabulous food (catered for by the Inver pub), also licensed and very welcoming and a short walk away. The course is a traditional links course, also open to non-members and is a fabulous little course. Tain Golf Course and the Royal Dornoch are also a short distance away,with the city of Inverness and airport 45 miles to the south.

STL license number HI-20154-F granted 11/03/2024

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Good to know

  • Downstairs

    Benefiting from renovations and refurbishment in 2024, the cottage has a new central heating system, bathroom and decoration throughout. Open the cottage door into the hallway followed by a feature stable door leading into the living room with cosy wood burner. The adjoining kitchen is accessed from the living room through another stable door, and is well-equipped with modern built-in units for plentiful storage and dining for two.

  • Upstairs

    Steep cottage stairs lead up from the living room to the first floor landing. While there are handrails, guests should appreciate that the stairs are very steep and extra care should be taken. The cottage is not suitable to anyone with reduced mobility given the gradient of the staircase. Off the landing is a pretty cottage-style double bedroom plus bathroom with deep freestanding bath and handheld in bath shower attachment.

  • Outside

    While there is no cottage garden, the beach is literally on your doorstep leading to superb coastal walks, including the particularly spectacular route that winds around the coast, passing the Tarbat Ness Lighthouse on a promontory. Within ten minutes' drive lies the oldest Royal Burgh of Scotland. Tain is a charming historic town, predominantly build from local mellow sandstone, and featuring a wide variety of sporting and recreational opportunities. Find the internationally recognised Glenmorangie Whisky Distillery and famous Falls of Shin, one of the very few places to catch a sighting of salmon leaping. The enchanting town of Dornoch, with its magnificent cathedral, award-winning sandy beach and championship Royal Dornoch golf course. The area is renowned for its archaeological sites and at the nearby Tarbat Discovery Centre there is a fascinating display of Pictish, Norse and Medieval artefacts.


Useful info
In the kitchen

Find the usual appliances, electric hob plus cooking basics and washing machine.

Heating & hot water

Central heating and hot water are managed by a HIVE system. Wood burner for cooler nights.

Dogs welcome

We are happy to allow one well-behaved dog to stay with you. Please do not leave your dog unattended in the cottage.

On-road parking

Space for 1 car by the cottage.

Household amenities

Washing machine and dryer, TV, Wifi throughout, towels bed linens.

North Coast Route 500

Just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery around the Scottish Highlands.

Fountain Cross Cottage Availability

Reservation Process

Change overs flexible Available between May and November, minimum 4 night stay. We discount stays of 6 nights or more and returning guests will get 10% off their next stay. Please get in touch directly for availability and tariffs if you would like to rent Fountain Cross Cottage for periods that differ from the current structure.

Fountain Cross Cottage has one lovely bedroom, accessed via a steep staircase, with one double bed. It is not set up to accommodate additional guests including children. Due to the location of the bathroom and the steep gradient of the staircase, the cottage is not suited to those with mobility limitations.

One well-behaved dog is welcome to stay with you at an additional £40 per stay. If you have more than one dog, please get in touch to discuss.

The price charged does include VAT; if you require a VAT receipt this can be provided on request. It is included in your reservation confirmation when you book direct here.


To find out the price for your stay you can use the preview here. The calendar below shows availability (in green), which you can also use to find out prices and start your reservation. Note an additional cleaning fee is applied once dates selected.

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