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Tangle Tower

South Kessock, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A beautifully converted Victorian watchtower with stunning views
  • Located on the shore of the beautiful Moray Firth
  • Enjoy spectacular views with a chance to spot dolphins and seals
  • Explore the beautiful beaches along the the Morayshire Coast
  • Within easy reach of Inverness and Loch Ness
  • This is a unique and tranquil property in glorious surroundings
Property code: CA324

Located on the stunning shoreline between Beauly Firth and Moray Firth, this former watchtower and coastguard station has been imaginatively converted into a quirky, fresh and bright holiday getaway.

Set in a beautiful spot in South Kessock, this fantastic property is just a couple of miles from the bustling city of Inverness which can be reached by car, bus or on foot. Inverness is home to a historic castle and beautiful Botanic Gardens, and has a great range of independent shops, restaurants and pubs to sample. Venues in the city include Eden Court Theatre, the Ironworks, and a cinema, with a range of festivals taking place throughout the year. Exploring the area further, you can visit the famous Loch Ness (10 miles), Culloden Battlefield (8 miles) and Clava Cairns (9 miles). For a day by the seaside, head to the popular Victorian resort of Nairn (17 miles).


Entering this attractively updated property, you will find the spacious and welcoming lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge is an ideal space for relaxing in, and the charming dining area is perfect for sharing a family meal. The kitchen is fully equipped with a hob and oven, dishwasher, coffee and espresso machine, fridge/freezer, microwave and washer/dryer. There is also a comfortable double bedroom on the ground floor as well as a bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC. Going upstairs, you will find a cosy double bedroom on the first floor. The second floor features an additional lounge area with spectacular views and a sofa bed for two additional guests.


Heading outside, you will find the large enclosed garden has been specially designed to allow you to drink in the extraordinary sea views. On occasion, dolphins can be glimpsed leaping out of the water across the firth, and seals frequently bathe just 150 metres or so from the fence. The garden is also an ideal spot to sit back and enjoy a morning coffee or a glass of wine on the evening. Parking is available for one car on the driveway, and for three cars in the garage.


Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 2 doubles
  • Sleeps 4 + 2 additional guests on sofa bed in the lounge
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Oven and hob, coffee and espresso machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer
  • Travel cot and stair gate available
  • TV
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Hairdryer available
  • Tablet available for guest use
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Large enclosed garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Garage with space for 3 cars
  • Additional parking for 1 car on driveway
  • Early arrival can be arranged with the owner for extra charge
  • Bus stop outside house
  • Inverness 2 miles

This former observation tower is located on the Moray Firth at Inverness. Perfect for anyone wishing to leave the car at home, Inverness (2 miles) is easily reached by public transport. Once there, you will find a historic castle, cathedral, Victorian market, shopping centre and fantastic selection of eateries to choose from. Closer to home, you will find a fish and chip shop and cafe within 0.5 miles.

No visit to the Highlands is complete without a day trip to hunt for Nessie at the infamous Loch Ness, (15 miles), where you will also find an exhibition centre, scenic waterfalls and lochside castle. Take to the open roads with chauffeur-driven Highland Trike Tours in Inverness, or step back in time with a visit to Culloden Battlefield (8 miles), which marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles. Other local attractions include dolphin spotting excursions from Inverness harbour (2 miles) and Merkinch Local Nature Reserve, which is on this property’s doorstep.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Fiona 20th March 2020

As a gift to a friend for a landmark birthday we booked Tangle Tower for the weekend. Taking the current situation into account the only activity we did in was a beach walk. We arrived at the property armed with food etc, fully aware that no restaurants or pubs would be open. The location with its stunning views saw us through a wonderful weekend. Read moreFrom sitting in the top floor just chatting and enjoying the beautiful scenery to cooking in the kitchen whilst relaxing more than sufficed. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Kohler-knopp August 2019

Wunderbares Ferienhaus, liebevoll und mit dem Blick fr das Detail renoviert. Hervorragende und hochwertige Ausstattung. Auergewhnliche Lage mit unverbautem Blick auf das Wasser. Thank you very much for the delicious lemon cake :) TRANSLATION: Wonderful holiday home, lovingly renovated with the eye for detail. Excellent and high-quality equipment. ERead morexceptional location with unobstructed views of the water. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Airey June 2019

Tangle tower is an amazing property on the beach in Inverness, it had everything I wanted except dolphins and an elevator to the top floor. If you are looking for a city holiday with a coast feel then this is the place for you. Inverness is a short drive form the property, or you could just stay at home and admire the view. Panoramic views of the MRead moreoray firth from every floor with binoculars and telescopes as part of the rental. The property also has wi-fi. The only drawback with the property is the price, this week was a treat for me and my husband but I don't think our budget would allow us to return. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Mellor September 2018

Excellent and very comfortable accommodation, with everything done to a very high standard. A beautiful and very thoughtful conversion. We also loved the maritime theme which reflects the tower's former role. The views are beyond amazing - even better than anticipated. It was great to have the top floor room for an even better vantage point! If theRead more weather had been better we would have taken full advantage of the terrace and garden. Cherry was very friendly and helpful. One of the best places we have stayed in. Hide

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