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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Hillockhead is more than just a place to stay, it is a chance to be surrounded by wonderful scenery, slow down and recharge your batteries
Stay in spacious, clean accommodation with unbelievable sea views all around and even a hot tub overlooking the sea!
Situated on the Black Isle which is renowned for its scenic beauty and mild dry climate where pretty villages and lovely beaches wait to be discovered.
This area of the Scottish highlands is a haven for wild life, birds, wild flowers and sea life, including Britain's largest school of wild dolphins, which can often be seen from the door of your holiday cottage.
Included in the many leisure activities are walking, cycling, pony trekking and quad biking, fishing, bird watching and a superb 18 hole golf course. There is so much to do in the area without travelling far at all but here are some of the tried and tested activities and places to visit
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Inverness 25 km, 20 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Extensive lawn areas and walks from your door step, large enclosed garden with hot tub
very large enclosed garden
About this location
The Ross and Cromarty region
Hillockhead is situated on the Black Isle, known for it's mild dry climate and very central for visiting other parts of the Highlands. Famous for the moray firth dolphins, Chanonry Point in Fortrose is one of the best land-based dolphin watching hot spots in the world.
In addition there are a number of historic sites and museums in the area. Fort George, visible across the firth from Hillockhead, is the best preserved example of 18th century fortifications in Europe.
Visit the thought provoking Culloden Battlefield and experience the Jacobite rebellion through the brand new visitor centre. Visit both in one day and see both "sides of the coin" - government vs. Jacobite supporters.
You can't leave without a trip to the infamous Loch Ness, it contains more fresh water than all lakes in England and Wales combined! The scenery is stunning and there are some lovely walks on the south side of the loch.
Beautiful Rosemarkie beach has something for everyone, sand and rockpools for the kids, coastal walks and secluded spots. A dip in the Moray Firth is for the brave, the kids never seem to mind though. Walk there from Hillockhead (tidal) or drive down to the sea front in 2 minutes.
A great hit for kids is Landmark, a forest theme park, less than an hours drive down the A9. Very good value and fun for everyone; timber trail, rope bridges and amazing waterslides to name but a few attractions
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16 Sep 2014
"A peaceful idyllic and comfortable cottage"
The Dolphin cottage is a wonderfully comfortable home from home on the Black Isle. The attention to detail that has gone into making the accommodation liveable and a pleasure to be in is very apparent… More
27 Jan 2014
"Fabulous farmhouse for large family get togethers."
We rented Hillockhead farmhouse for the Christmas period . It was a fantastic stay with plenty of room( and bathrooms) to allow privacy as well as great communal areas.The dining table comfortably accommodated everyone on Christmas day and the lounge area is cosy with wood burning stove.
There is a hot tub available and also a lovely summerhouse but we didn't use either on this visit.
The farmhouse is in stunning rural location with gorgeous views - and is ideally placed to visit The Black Isle and Inverness although we chose to bunker down for the duration and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Batteries were definitely re charged.
The owners are friendly and helpful - would definitely recommend this property and hope to return . A family Christmas to remember .