Behind a sloping grassy field is the town of Moray with its wave-swept beach curving into the distance and magnificent 8-arched railway viaduct Book 1 Seafield Street in Moray

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages on The Moray Firth

The Moray Firth is scattered with pristine beaches with fine, golden sand, where you can stroll along miles of shoreline or take a refreshing swim if you feel brave. One of the best is Nairn Beach, a popular resort since the Victorian era, with breathtaking views of the Black Isles, some of Scotland's sunniest weather and a resident pod of dolphins. Nearby, the charming town of Rosemarkie is home to a sweeping bay with uninterrupted views of Fort George and the Moray Firth coastline.

Moray Firth holiday cottages offer visitors the chance to spot whales and dolphins in one of Scotland's most dramatic settings. The Moray Firth is an inlet stretching north and east from Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. With more than 500 miles of coastline, it is Scotland's largest firth. Towering cliffs dominate much of the coast, occasionally giving way to secluded sandy beaches and rocky coves. The firth's resident population of 130-odd bottlenose dolphins are often seen leaping out of the water close to shore, while further out to sea, killer whales, minke whales, harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins are frequent visitors. A Moray Firth holiday cottage is an ideal base for discovering the region's wealth of wildlife, including ospreys, eagles, otters and red kites. The pine and broadleaf forests flanking the inlet are a paradise for walking and are home to badgers and pine marten.

Tiny Islands on the calm Moray Firth are silhouetted against a golden sunset.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4

The Old Customs House in Banff is a beautiful seafront holiday cottage that boasts a hot tub adjoining the Banff Marina. With its four spacious bedrooms, this luxurious cottage on the Moray Firth provides an unforgettable holiday experience for families and groups of friends.

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Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Craig Lodge is a beautiful holiday home located near Banff that sits beside the River Deveron, providing a perfect fishing spot for salmon and trout. This secluded holiday home is surrounded by stunning wooded countryside and is an excellent choice for fishing enthusiasts and those who enjoy walks on the Moray Firth Coast in Aberdeenshire. The area offers amazing scenic walks for both two and four-footed guests right from the front door.

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3-storey house with a 2-storey wing and a large parking space in front
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6

The North East Coast of Scotland is adored for its scenic coastal walks all year round. 1 Seafield Street is a large holiday cottage in Cullen, a historic coastal town on the Murray Firth, sleeping up to ten adults and two children in spacious, well-equipped accommodation. One well-behaved pet is welcome.

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Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6

Craig Alvah Lodge is a luxurious holiday home located near Banff in the beautiful Scottish Highlands. It is perfect for groups and can accommodate a large number of guests. The lodge is situated in a secluded rural location near the Moray Firth and offers many facilities such as a heated indoor swimming pool, hot tub, games room, and a trout and salmon fishing beat on the Devoran River.

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Tiny islands, silhouetted against a setting sun on a calm sea on the Moray Firth in Scotland.
Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
13

Take a look at three luxury waterside cottages sleeping from 6-18 guests on or near Banff on the Moray Firth. The Old Customs House sits on the shores of the Moray Firth, while Craig Lodge and Craig Alvah overlook the Devoran River in an idyllic and remote rural location a few miles inland. All are exquisitely furnished. Montcoffer Cottages are perfect for walking or fly-fishing holidays in the Scottish Highlands and feature a choice of amenities, including hot tubs and an indoor pool.

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Embrace Coastal Magic: The Enchanting Moray Firth for Your Dream Holiday Cottage

Nestled along the captivating coastline of north-eastern Scotland, the Moray Firth beckons with its timeless allure, making it the perfect destination for those searching for a holiday cottage retreat. A symphony of rolling waves, dramatic cliffs, and quaint fishing villages, the Moray Firth unfurls its treasures to captivate visitors of all ages, from couples seeking romance to families yearning for unforgettable adventures. Your dream holiday cottage awaits Here amidst the whispering winds and shimmering waters, ready to envelop you in the magic of coastal living.

Seaside Adventures for All Ages:

Whale Watching Wonders

The Moray Firth is renowned for its resident bottlenose dolphins. Embark on boat tours, capturing glimpses of these majestic creatures leaping through the waves. An awe-inspiring experience for families, this encounter with nature's wonders will be etched in their memories forever.

Historical Exploration

Delve into the past with a visit to the majestic Fort George. This 18th-century fortress is a testament to Scottish history, with its imposing walls and well-preserved barracks. Couples can stroll hand in hand through its grounds, while kids can channel their inner explorers investigating its historic walls.

Family-Friendly Delights:

Landmark Forest Adventure Park

The Landmark Forest Adventure Park is a must for families seeking exhilarating fun. From treetop adventures to water slides, this park offers endless excitement for kids and the young at heart. Landmark Forest Adventure Park

Chanonry Point Lighthouse

A picturesque destination for all, Chanonry Point Lighthouse provides the perfect spot for seal spotting and stunning panoramic views of the Moray Firth. Set up a picnic as kids explore, or enjoy a quiet moment as a couple, captivated by the serene beauty.

Culinary Escapes and Gastronomic Delights

The Dornoch Castle Hotel: History and culinary excellence converge at The Dornoch Castle Hotel. In sumptuous dining, locally sourced ingredients are transformed into culinary masterpieces. Couples can savour romantic candlelit dinners, and families can enjoy hearty feasts at:

The Dornoch Castle Hotel

The Dornoch Castle Hotel's Restaurant offers a gastronomic journey with locally sourced ingredients, capturing the essence of the Moray Firth's bounty. A blend of history and flavours awaits, tempting visitors with charm and exquisite dishes.

James Miller Restaurant

Overlooking the Moray Firth, the James Miller Restaurant at the Knockomie Inn offers a culinary journey of Scottish flavours. Relish dishes crafted with passion, from fresh seafood to indulgent desserts, while embracing the warm ambience.

Seaside Serenity and Adventure Await:

With its rugged beauty and coastal serenity, the Moray Firth is a canvas for Scottish holiday cottage dreams to unfold. Couples can find romance in the salty sea breeze, families can create cherished memories amidst playful dolphin encounters, and history enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the stories etched into ancient walls. From exhilarating adventures to quiet contemplation, Moray Firth's enchanting landscapes promise an escape of unparalleled charm. Embrace the sea's embrace, the comfort of your holiday cottage, and the timeless allure of this coastal haven. Your Moray Firth retreat awaits, ready to weave a tale of seaside magic.

In the welcoming fishing communities along the Moray Firth, you will discover historic hotel bars, where you can enjoy a dram of locally distilled whisky in front of a roaring fire and acclaimed restaurants serving delicious seafood straight from the North Sea. Self-catering holidays on the Moray Firth would be incomplete without wandering around the bustling city of Inverness, with historical architecture, markets and various independent shops and restaurants.