The Bolthole in Balintore, Northern Highlands

What to Expect

The Bolthole in Balintore is a restored 19th century single storey fisherman’s cottage moments from a pretty sandy bay.

Ideal for couples or a young family travelling with their four-legged friend, it is ideally located for outdoor enthusiasts, holidays away from the crowds and for the opportunity to see dolphins swimming in the bay of this old-fashioned seaside village.

Well situated for good local amenities and access to the Moray Firth. This truly is a wonderful coastal property that allows you to explore the wonderful delights of this country.

At A Glance


About The Bolthole

The Bolthole is an end terrace stone fisherman’s cottage which has been restored with a focus on a bright and welcoming place to stay.

It has three comfortable bedrooms, one with a king size bed and one with a single, a modern bathroom and a wood burner stove in the colour-coordinated living room.

Minutes from the beautiful bay and harbour in this quaint town, it is the perfect place for a quiet holiday.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Balintore, Nr Shandwick

Balintore has everything you need for a peaceful holiday away from the stresses of everyday life. A local pub, restaurant and shop are minutes from the cottage as is the sandy beach and harbour.

Until the 1890s when the harbour was built, boats were pulled up on the beach in the town, as is still tradition in many fishing villages across the world. The beach is rarely busy and is the perfect place for young children to play in the sand or for walks with your dog.

The Mermaid of the North is found here, a 10ft cast iron mermaid who sits on a rock in the bay. Part of a series of sculptures from the Seaboard Sculpture Trail, a local trail dedicated to the importance of the sea in the area, a mermaid was chosen due to her link with local legend and fishing in the area.

Ten minutes from the cottage is the town of Tain, a royal burgh with excellent shopping, cafés and restaurants. Tain has fantastic sports facilities including the recently refurbished Tain Tennis Club, the most northerly club in Great Britain and St Duthus Bowling Club.

Tain Golf Club, a course designed by Old Tom Morris, a famous Scottish golfer, has the Dornoch Firth sea on one side and the mountain to the other, making it an outstandingly beautiful course to play on, is also found in the town. All of these sports facilities welcome visitors.

The famous Glenmorangie whisky distillery is located in Tain with tours and tastings a must-do for whisky fans. Glenmorangie means valley of tranquillity’ in Scots Gaelic and it’s certainly an excellent description of the Dornoch Firth and golden barley fields which surround it that have provided for the distillery since it first opened in 1843.

Local museums include Tain Through Time and Tain Museum which is set in a medieval church. Viking artefacts, fossils and stained glass windows as well as local history charted through the ages is on show here, with something for all ages and interests

Our Thoughts

The Bolthole is a delightful converted cottage for all ages, from couples to families looking to escape the city and enjoy fresh sea air, stunning views and quiet, sandy beaches in traditional Scottish towns, with their pooch by their side.

Local history and excellent local sporting facilities as well as the opportunity to try some of the world’s finest whisky and see it ageing in barrels as it has done for over 175 years are just some of the draws to this tranquil beach town.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or pub and buy locally sourced food for dinner to enjoy with your loved ones in the comfort of the cottage. Stock up the wood burner, cosy up with a good book or your favourite TV show and spend some quality time with those you love.
The Bolthole
To see even more images and videos of this wonderful property and check availability for when you’d like to go click the button below.

Our Rating

Comfort and Equipment 95%
Location 94%
Cleanliness 98%
Value for money 95%

People Who Viewed This Also Viewed

The Ticket Office

The Ticket Office

Gladstone Cottage

Gladstone Cottage

For lots more dog friendly places then see our popular destinations
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.