It would be an absolute pleasure to stay at this terraced cottage-with-garden in the fisher part of town, back from the sea but not so that you can’t hear it; when the breakers roll in, it’s thrilling. A one and a half storey home built in the 1830s, it was once lived in by a family of ten. Now you have space to spare, heaps of light, in spite of small windows, and a log-fuelled burner; you couldn’t be cosier. There are hooks at the front door for coats and wet togs and the living area is floored in handsome pale oak; all feels contemporary and inviting. A comfortable sofa is topped with goose feather cushions, good art hangs on white walls and the quality of the finish is exceptional. Lizzie, a voice coach by profession who lives next door, has an artist’s eye and fills the house with flowers. There’s an elegant little kitchen for uncomplicated cooking, and steep stairs up to the big loft, comfy with duvets and rugs, where you walk through a little dressing room with futon to get to the main bedroom. You’re a short walk from everything: fresh seafood, artisan bread, and boats for wildlife adventures across the Moray Firth.