Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 20km

Ivy Cottage is a cosy Highland croft house set above a working croft on the hillside between Dingwall and Strathpeffer at the foot of Ben Wyvis.

The cottage has stunning panoramic views from the Grampian Mountains to the east across the hills to the south and west with Ben Wyvis to the North.

The fully enclosed garden has a picnic bench and garden seat which allows you to relax outside and catch a glimpse of the local population of red kites swoop down on the croft to feed most days. Black grouse, golden eagles, red deer and roe deer can be spotted in the hills up above the cottage.

At the bottom of the croft is a tourist viewpoint and memorial to the famous novelist Neil Gunn.

If its peace and tranquillity you want from your Highland break then step out the back door and walk for miles on end enjoying the wildlife and you are unlikely to meet another human being.

A 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk west will take you to the historic Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer with its vast array of hotels and restaurants or turn east to arrive in the bustling market town of Dingwall with its swimming pool, supermarket and food takeaways.

If you are on a golfing break then the challenging Strathpeffer hillside course is only a 5 minute drive away and at least 10 golf courses are available within a 30 minute drive including the Castle Stuart course.

Should you want to fish then stocked lochs are available within a 15 minute drive and permit fishing for brown trout and salmon is available throughout the locality. Sea fishing trips are also available from both the east and west coast.

There are also 5 whisky distilleries within a 30 minute drive of the cottage which do regular visitor tours.

Loch Ness, and the Culloden Battlefield visitor centre is only a 30 minute drive away and the Moray Firth with its dolphin population is only 25 minutes away.

Pets are not allowed in the cottage however dogs can be accommodated in an outhouse complete with run subject to them being kept under control at all times as sheep and cows graze nearby.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rosemarkie 20 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Dalcross 20 km, Nearest railway: Dingwall 6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Renovated and re-decorated to a high standard in February 2011 the cottage is fully centrally heated and has a wood burning stove in the living room adding to the traditional feel. Master bedroom with kingsize bed , twin bedroom with 2 single beds and 3rd bedroom with superior bunk beds . Fully fitted kitchen.

Further details outdoors

The cottage has stunning panoramic views from the Grampian Mountains to the east across the hills to the south and west with Ben Wyvis to the North.

The fully enclosed garden has a picnic bench and garden seat which allows you to relax outside and catch a glimpse of the local population of red kites swoop down on the croft to feed most days. Black grouse, golden eagles, red deer and roe deer can be spotted in the hills up above the cottage

Further details

Minimum 3 nights stay ( July/ August weekly bookings only accepted).

Reviews from recent guests:

Beautiful country and by far one of the best cottages we have stayed in. In simple words this is a 5 star cottage, exceeding our expectations .

David ,Karen,Wayne,Ted and Ramona . Malta Easter 2013.

Great holiday in a great cottage that is well fitted out. Great hospitality from owners and kids loved seeing the lambs being born. Craig , Wendy and family Perth April

2013.

Beautiful well equipped cottage- how nice to be woken up by birdsong and sheep and not the alarm clock. Saw cuckoo and the Red Kite most days and Shep the sheepdog!!

Pat and Barry Coventry May 2013

Had a great week in this lovely comfortable well equipped cottage – will be back soon to climb Ben Wyvis.

Anne and Hugh Glasgow . May 2013

What a magical place – we have been coming to Scotland twice a year for over twenty years and this is one of the best cottages we have experienced. Saw the “Perigee Moon “ and got some pictures. Colin and Shirley Leicestershire. May 2013-06-23

Ivy Cottage was 1st class well equipped and with a different picturesque view from each window. Thanks for the ideal break away in the peace and tranquillity.

Karen , Eck and Kerry June 2013

20-10-12 - Great cottage in a great location - will come again without a doubt Karen and Nigel (Argyll)

13-10-12 - Great break in a lovely cottage-recommend a walk up Ben Wyvis mountain for amazing views over the area and boat trip from Cromarty to see dolphins seals and birds. We saw about 20 dolphins.Be back soon Emma and Iain. London

22-09-12 If there is a place one would like to return to it is certainly this one . Cornill family Belgium

The Scottish Highlands region

Strathpeffer is in the Highland Region of Scotland approx 15 miles North of the city of Inverness.

The Highlands of Scotland are famous for its superb hill walking ,grouse moors, deer forests , fresh and sea-water fishing , distilleries and golf courses.

Strathpeffer

If its peace and tranquillity you want from your Highland break then step out the back door (reliving the route Neil Gunn took for his daily walk) and walk for miles on end enjoying the wildlife and you are unlikely to meet another human being.

On your return a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk west will take you to the historic Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer with its vast array of hotels and restaurants or turn east to arrive in the bustling market town of Dingwall with its swimming pool, supermarket and takeaways supplying all types of food.

If you are on a golfing break then the challenging Strathpeffer hillside course is only a 5 minute drive away and at least 10 golf courses are available within a 30 minute drive including the Castle Stuart course.

Should you want to fish then stocked lochs are available within a 15 minute drive and permit fishing for brown trout and salmon is available throughout the locality. Sea fishing trips are also available from both the east and west coast.

There are also 5 whisky distilleries within a 30 minute drive of the cottage which do regular visitor tours.

Loch Ness, and the Culloden Battlefield visitor centre is only a 30 minute drive away and the Moray Firth with its dolphin population is only 25 minutes away.

A trip to the sea – food restaurants of the West coast is a must during your stay with Applecross, Gairloch and Ullapool all within an hours drive as