Posted by: myrtlecottagefindhorn | December 30, 2009

Myrtle Cottage Findhorn – come and stay

A captivating little cottage, recently renovated to create a simple bright home in the heart of Findhorn.

Original artwork adorns the walls, a Morso woodburning stove warms the living room, and a refurbished kitchen features Habitat units.

Myrtle sleeps 6, in two doubles (one en suite) and one twin.

An enclosed garden, with lawn and outdoor seating areas, allows for privacy, yet is only yards from the back door of the bakery, the village shop and post office, and the cafe.

The two excellent pubs are but a couple of minutes walk, as is the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club and the bay. The golden beaches are a 5 minute stroll, and the Findhorn Foundation a 15 minute walk.

Reminders of the setting for Local Hero* with echoes of Nantucket, todays Findhorn is the second incarnation of a small fishing village and natural harbour (the first was washed away in the 17th Century).

Stone built fishermans cottages nestle together, interwoven with small lanes where kids can cycle around without a care in the world. Empty golden beaches surround the village, on both the Moray Firth and the wonderful expanse of Findhorn Bay where Ospreys fish for salmon. Seals guard the entrance to the bay, while bottlenose dolphins cavort in the Firth.

The ‘Moray Hole’ provides a wonderful microclimate,  protecting Findhorn from the prevailing wet westerly winds.  The Monadliath Mountains in the west and the Grampians to the south take the rainfall, leaving Findhorn with sunshine, little rain and no midgies!

Visitors say they ‘loved the sleeper train up from London’, and sending the kids every morning to ‘the bakery just past the garden gate’.

Myrtle Cottage  is available from £400 per week, or £200 per weekend. See the Availability and Rates page for details.

*In fact Local Hero was filmed at Pennan on the Aberdeenshire coast, about 1 1/2 hours due east of Findhorn.

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