This peaceful fishing and crofting community lies on a remote stretch of the Scottish Highland’s north coast. It looks onto an inlet, on the Western shore of Tongue Bay. Talmine’s location has to be one of Scotland’s most spectacular, where the mountainous Highlands meet the sea. Pristine, sandy beaches, hidden coves and clifftop walks can all be discovered on the doorstep of holiday cottages in Talmine. The village is approached by following a single-track road from near the bridge which crosses Tongue Bay. It consists of little more than a scattering of historic cottages, many of which have far-reaching sea views.

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Exploring the village from your holiday cottage in Talmine, you will notice a tiny church on a rugged hillside, while a short stroll down the hill will bring you to Talmine Bay, a horseshoe-shaped beach with a vast stretch of white sand and pebbles. It is an idyllic spot for a day of sunbathing, or even an invigorating swim in the summer. At the northern end of the bay, there is a small harbour where fishing boats are often anchored. Just offshore, there are several islands, some of which were once inhabited, but are now only home to seabirds. The remains of a boat can be seen on the shore, and porpoises are often spotted as they pass the bay. There are many walks to be enjoyed on self-catering holidays in Talmine. A particularly picturesque path starts from the village, passing Loch Vasgo and Achinver Beach. 

Talmine has a post office with a small shop, and there is a larger grocery in the neighbouring village of Tongue. South of the village, Craggan House Hotel has a bar serving a variety of local whiskies. Across the bridge, on the opposite side of the bay, Brass Tap Bar is another atmospheric place for a drink, with a menu of hearty pub classics.