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The Hollies Nairn. Family and disabled friendly holiday home.

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Located in quiet street in Town Centre close to shops, local amenties, beaches, river and Golf Courses

This attractive, spacious cottage is located in a quiet residential street in the centre of Nairn. Off road parking is provided in the private, well maintained, walled garden. Nairn is an elegant, Victorian sea side resort with golden sandy beaches and a Marina. It is renowned for its mild and sunny climate and is ideally located for touring the Highlands. The property is used by the owner as their family holiday home so it is a well equipped home from home including free unlimited wi-fi. Despite being so close to the High Street, the property and garden are peaceful and offer a tranquil setting for your holiday. The cottage caters for families and those with poor mobility. Small, well behaved dogs with responsible owners are welcome too!

Property Manager
Anne Mackintosh
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2018

About Anne Mackintosh

My family home was in Nairn from age of 11 and we love to return there as often as we can to our now holiday home.

Anne Mackintosh purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Anne Mackintosh chose Nairn

The house was my much loved family home so when my mother moved we took the opportunity to buy the house, primarily for our own holiday use. We have twin boys who love the outdoors, our favourite places include the beach and the nearby Culbin Forest with its cycle paths. Further afield (less than an hour's drive), we love to visit Landmark the Forest Adventure Park, Highland Wildlife Park and Folk Museum and skiing in the Cairngorms. If you are looking for a holiday home from home in an attractive seaside location that offers a variety of things for you and the family to see and do, whether its a round of golf, discovering how whiskey is made, dolphin watching or exploring the beautiful scenery and historical sites, this is the place for you.

What makes this cottage unique

This holiday home is uniquely placed in the centre of Nairn off the High Street in a quiet residential street. It has off road parking and a walled, private garden which plays host to a variety of small garden birds. There is a patio with outdoor furniture. It is particularly suited for families and as my husband has MS, we have installed an electric stair lift and have a variety of aids for a guest with poor mobility, including a portable ramp for direct wheelchair access from the street. The artisan baker, Ashers is only around the corner and you are within walking distance of all Nairn has to offer including the beach. It offers great, spacious accommodation for families and anyone with limited mobility.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Enjoyable stay, loved the house and all the local amenities.
Feb 2018
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Nairn around the Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Returnable damages deposit of £100 to be paid on arrival. It will be returned assuming no damage or excessive cleaning required.
  • 1 travel cot 1 high chair plastic plates, cups, and cutlery. Guests with babies and toddlers are advised to use the stair gate provided for the stairs
  • Guests will need to bring their own towels.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • river
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Lift
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet , On ground floor with good access
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Grab rails, bath shelf, raised toilet seat mobility aids
  • Downstairs WC and cloakroom. Upstairs bathroom newly refitted throughout - bath/ shower and grab rails. Mobility aids available on request.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , TV
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , TV for gaming and X Box 360 with games
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, chest of drawers and TV for gaming. Bedroom 3 with double bed, wardrobe, small chest of drawers, travel cot and TV.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: On arrival you will be welcomed by Lynn the housekeeper who will show you around and offer you a hot drink. As the house is our family holiday home you will find our personal stuff in the house. Things which are left out like umbrellas you are welcome to borrow, other things are stowed away in drawers and cupboards still leaving plenty of space for your thngs. Outside: A well maintained, private, mature garden with patio and furniture. Guests are welcome (at their own risk) to pick the fresh herbs growing by the shed for cooking. Utility Room: vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board, laundry basket, pegs, clothes airer, cleaning equipment/materials. Also a picnic cool bag, thermos flask and plastic plates and crockery for picnics. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included. If your stay is longer than one week the linen and cottage will be changed and cleaned weekly. Please bring your own towels.


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The Hollies Nairn. Family and disabled friendly holiday home.
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 37 reviews

Attractive stone built cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a jewel; both its facilities and its prime position in the centre of the small seaside town of Nairn are ideal. Despite being so close to the centre, the house has a lovely walled garden, with off street parking and a sunken patio for alfresco eating, weather permitting.

Inside the house, the kitchen was amply provided with everything required for cooking. The open plan sitting room/ dining room is spacious and comfortable. The three double bedrooms were comfortable, the double beds particularly so. Everything was clean and well maintained.

One of the things we absolutely loved was being able to walk to the local baker, which is only a minute away from the house. They sell the most delicious bread, which we enjoyed fresh every morning,

We really enjoyed our stay, and will definitely be back. Nairn has a lot to offer to holidaymakers, and is an excellent centre for travelling to other places of interest in the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in Nairn and the House was to your satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes Anne
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Lovely cosy house in great location for High Street, harbour, links and beach.

  • 5 of 5

Very easy and comfortable base for our family of 6. Kitchen big enough to eat in and well-appointed bathroom. Bedrooms lovely and beds comfy. Would definitely use as a base in Nairn in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean comfy cottage in prime location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with three bright n airy bedrooms and well equipped bathroom.

We used the kitchen every day - had everything we needed. We had a lovely weekend and were able to walk everywhere. We sat in the garden for the UK Great Bird watch watch and counted 16 different varieties. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely go back

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay in The Hollies and look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Anne
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Staying in The Hollies, Nairn

  • 5 of 5

This was excellent value for money and we had plenty space for the six of us and our small dog. The cottage was warm and comfortable, we liked the decor and it was very clean throughout. The location was ideal as it is central being just off the High St but very quiet and private. It would be lovely to use the walled garden in warmer weather. As it was we enjoyed watching the birds through the french windows. We made good use of the xbox, dvds and board games thoughtfully left in the cottage. Thoroughly recommend this property and we look forward to going back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A really great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Once again, property spotless and ready for our visit. This property has a well equipped large kitchen and a comfortable sitting room. The beds are very comfortable and the bathroom very clean and modern. Property decor through out is excellent. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to others

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Hollies and look forward to welcoming you back.
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Good but needs an upgrade

  • 4 of 5

/Nice house in a good location. The decor needs an upgrade and the 2 pages of dos and donts seem over the top as does the £100 deposit.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your feedback. Sorry you think the 2 pages of information is over the top, we provide this for guests following feedback from guests and advice from other holiday lets. The returnable damages deposit is unfortunately common practice and we would prefer not to have to ask guests for it on arrival. The house is advertised as our family home that is child and pet friendly and sorry the decor is not to your taste. Best wishes Anne
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Victoria Bar
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nairn Golf Club & Nairn Dunbar Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nairn Railway Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Classroom Bistro
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Aviemore, Cairngorms
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nairn Central Beach
Car: recommended


Nairn boasts sweeping golden sandy beaches that are within walking distance from the cottage or less than 5 mins by car. The central beach has a children's play area, outdoor paddling pool and crazy golf. The swimming pool and fitness suite are also located by the beach. All Nairn's amenities are within walking distance from the cottage.


The nearest airport is Inverness, located 8 miles from Nairn. Nairn Railway station is a short walk from the cottage and Nairn is served by Highland buses.


Inverness, the capital of the Highlands with a variety of visitor attractions, excellent shops, theatre, multi screen cinema etc is 15 miles away from Nairn. Close by is Cawdor Castle home of Macbeth, Culloden battlefield & Fort George. Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle are a few of the rich historical attractions. The fishing and outdoor sports are second to none and we have a variety of information in the house for visitors to browse. The tourist information centre is located in the library on the High St.

Further Details:

The High Street is located around the corner and has a variety of shops selling fresh food and local produce. There are also banks and a post office. The large Supermarket on the edge of Nairn is Sainsbury's. The River Nairn is a short walk from the property and is a delightful walk in all seasons. The riverside cycle path will take you as far as Cawdor. Cycles can be hired on the High St where there is also a Tourist information office. The more adventurous can go canoeing and whitewater rafting on the River Findhorn and the Culbin Forest offers miles of coastal pine forest cycle paths.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Nairn,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Dec 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

Booking Notes:
Booking is confirmed with £100 non refundable deposit and a completed booking form. Full payment is due 1 month before the start of your stay or in full if booked less then 4 weeks or for short breaks. If cancelled 30 days or less before the start of the holiday, no refund. If cancelled more than 30 days before the holiday only the balance will be returned. No return of fees for Christmas and New Year. Please call 07824 642250 if you have any queries. On arrival you will need to provide a refundable security deposit of £100.00 which will be returned to you within 5 days of departure by bank transfer, assuming you have left the house, garden, fixtures and contents in good order with no damage or breakages.

Changeover Day:
Sundays arrival 3 00 pm, departures 11 00 am unless otherwise agreed.

Notes on prices:
Letting is usually weekly Sunday to Sunday, for shorter breaks these are agreed on an individual basis, minimum of 3 nights stay. Prices for Christmas and New Year are available by contacting the owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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