Wishing you a very warm welcome to our cottages. Mill View was built on the site of the former Tomatin Inn and has been lovingly decorated in warm tones - we really hope you enjoy your stay here.
We have put together this information brochure to give you some information on the cottage, our estate and the local area.
Tanya & George Macleod
In 2010, following the demolition of the former Tomatin Inn, country pub, Mill View was born. A development of 10 new homes was created with a new road constructed running parallel to Old Mill Road. At the front of the site, the now vacant land is zoned for a commercial unit - originally planned to house a new community pub and the community shop (now located in the new 'Strathdearn' facility to the south)
Mill View Cottage is the first house, with the rear of the property overlooking Tomatinard Farmhouse.
High speed Wi-Fi is available in the cottage. Connect to the network and use the following password
For 1 Mill View - please use password 'Onemillview' to access
For 2 Mill View - please use network BT-R5AWFQ and password 'xvNF9nCYXrLy4N' to access
Your TV in the living room is a Smart TV and allows you to access apps such as Netflix and Amazon Prime and Live TV through BBC iPlayer.
As you are staying in the countryside, we ask you to be aware of dangers around the property;
There is a burn running adjacent to Old Mill Road
There is an abundance of wildlife in and around Melfort Estate, located off the end of Old Mill Road;
Please close the gates when entering/leaving at all times as this keeps our red deer from roaming on to neighbouring land as our neighbours do have stalking rights
This will also ensure that Sika Deer aren’t able to nibble the tops of our newly planted trees
On your walks, you will be able to spot Red Kites and Grouse ,Golden Eagles, Red Squirrels and plenty rabbits.
Our water supply is connected to the mains village supply. You are invited to drink straight from the tap.
The cottage is heated through a central heating system. Designed to be of very high efficiency, and low impact on the environment, this system is run using a combination of oil fired and solar evacuated tube systems.
The system is set to regulate the temperature in the house at a comfortable level. If you feel the cottage too warm/cold then please use adjustment dial in the hallway. In room heating controls are located on radiators.
The kitchen is equipped with an electric fan oven, hob as well as a microwave oven. Other appliances include a washing machine, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. Tablets for the washing machine and dishwasher have been provided for your convenience. An ironing board and iron are also available in the utility cupboard.
Access to the property:
Please drive slowly through the village as we have frequent dog-walkers. Please close the gates behind you when entering/leaving any forestry
You are welcome to explore Distillery Wood during your stay at Mill View Cottage.
Continue up Old Mill Road and follow the road up to the 'Green Gate'
As this is a forest, stalking and tree planting/harvesting may on occasion take place on the northern side of the forest. For this reason, we ask you to stick to main walking pathways as shown on the above map.
Tracks in good condition which are suitable for walkers of all skills are coloured in green.
Tracks which are in poorer condition or have steep inclines have been coloured in red.
There is a playpark off Old Mill Road, just 50 yards from Mill View which is ideal for children to play featuring swings, climbing frames and a skate park.
At the Strathdearn Hub, home to the community shop and cafe, you will find a playpark suited to younger children with a see-saw, ground level trampoline and slide. There is also a covered astro-turf pitch which can be hired by the hour.
Whilst you are staying with us, we encourage you to explore the village of Tomatin and the Strathdearn Valley. More information on local sites of interest can be found on the community website: www.strathdearn.org
This community owned and run shop is in the heart of the village and is open seven days a week. Selling a range of products such as Newspapers, Fresh fruit and Veg, Groceries, Tobacco and Alcohol.
In-store bakery; French stick & Artisan bread, Tiger Loaf and new morning rolls. Pastries – Danish & Apple turnovers, Croissants, sweet buns and doughnuts. Takeaway hot savouries – pies, sausage rolls, quiches and pizza.
Ice cream counter with 9 varieties from Stewart Tower Dairy in Perthshire, from coo to cone!
Fresh sandwiches every day from Taste Buds in Tain.
Honey supplied from the next hamlet in Moy.
Rose Cottage Country Kitchen in Nairn supply preserves, conserves and mustards.
Cakes from Nevis Bakery in Fort William
Buffalo Farm Fresh Meats including fresh chicken, steak and haggis olives, meatballs, steak, steak sausages, venison haunch, gammon steak, mutton, venison and Buffalo burgers.
Local sausages from River Croft Farm in Farr.
Monday – Friday 7-6pm
At present, we are not aware of any independent retailers delivering to Tomatin
Duncan Fraser Butchers (Click and Collect)
Quality meat available for collection from centre of Inverness
Swansons Fruit & Veg (Click and Collect - delivery may be available)
Local fruit & vegetables available for collection from Longman, Inverness
Several large retailers offer delivery services to Tomatin
Sainsburys (from Nairn store)
Groceries delivered to your door from Sainsburys.
Asda (from Inverness store)
Groceries delivered to your door from Asda.
Morrisons (from Inverness store)
Groceries delivered to your door from Morrisons.
There are currently no food delivery services which cover Tomatin.
Collection from Tomatin
Home Comforts - JP at the Strathdearn - collection of cooked meals from local cafe/restaurant- 01808 511709
Collection from Inverness
Chinese - Millburn Takeaway - easy to access from A9 -01463 713222
Indian - Wee Delhi - easy to access from A9 -01463 771600
Fish & Chips - The Codfather 2 - easy to access from A9 -01463 771333
Collection from Aviemore
Pizza - Cheese and Tomatin - quality sourdough pizza with easy parking for collection - 01479 811565
NHS 24 - 111
iT Taxis Inverness- 01463 222 222
Raigmore Hospital Inverness- 01463 704 000
Inshes Vets Inverness 01463 711 777 (day time and emergency number)
Crown Medical Practice- 01463 214 450
Castle House Dental Practice- 01463 234 598
TRAVEL & TRANSPORT
There is a main train station in Inverness with trains operating to Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and also further north. It is located 25 minutes’ drive from Tomatin (operated by Scotrail- 03448110141)
Aviemore train station is located 25 minutes’ drive from Tomatin- 01479 810725
Inverness Bus Station
Inverness Bus Station runs daily buses to Edinburgh, Glasgow and surrounding areas. It also provides local transport in and around the Inverness area and is located 25 minutes’ drive from Tomatin- 01463 233 371
Tomatin is also on the main Stagecoach Bus Network with a Bus Stop within the village.
Inverness Airport operate daily flights within the UK and also to selected parts of Europe. It is located 30 mins form Tomatin-01667 464 000
Focus Vehicle Rental in Inverness - a great local company with quality, clean cars & vans - 01463 709517
DURING YOUR STAY
Within the living room of the cottage, you will find a framed information sheet on connections for the Wi-Fi and contact information for during your stay.
We hope you enjoy your stay with us!