Fortrose holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, jacuzzi/hot tub and internet access and balcony/terrace

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9 Home 214940

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Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Nearest beach 2 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 25 km, 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
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
Furniture Double beds (3), Single beds (4), 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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Extensive lawn areas and walks from your door step, large enclosed garden with hot tub

very large enclosed garden

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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Review 1-5 of 5

27 Oct 2015


"Always a pleasure"

Rachel and I have been staying at Hillockhead every summer for the past ten years and we have no intention of stopping. It is our perfect holiday and we look forward to it immensely. Michele and Peter are always very welcoming but also leave us on our own to enjoy the silence, the views and the comfortable cottages (we have stayed in a few - all are excellent). Initially our family included two dogs and they were always very welcome and as our canine entourage decreased we knew we had a sympathetic ear with Michele and Peter which really helped us as we learned to enjoy holidays without the dogs. Michele and Peter know a lot about the area and can advise on anything from restaurants to sailing. The scenery at Hillockhead steals your breath away. Rachel and I can spend hours sat outside the cottage just looking at the sea - it is a totally relaxing place. With Chanonry Point just a short drive away (and visible from the cottages), it is an easy daily trip to watch the dolphins and other sea-life. The rest of the Highlands is also just on the doorstep with easy access to Inverness and across to the west - and you can always try and find Nessie as Loch Ness is so very close. If you want a holiday in beautiful surroundings, with comfortable accommodation, then you should try Hillockhead. When I have to think of something nice (usually when sat in the dentist's chair) I take myself straight back to Hillockhead and...relax!

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 .

21 May 2012


"Most fantastic long-weekend ever!"

I booked this cottage, after an internet search, at the last minute when snow cancelled our camping trip and we couldn't have found a better cottage! I booked at lunchtime wanting to arrive by nightfall. Michele couldn't have been more accomodating. We found the cottage easily with her directions and what a view over the Moray Firth! The cottage we booked was the mid-terrace, and it was warm, clean, and beautifully presented. The kids loved their long attic room, which had one double and two single beds, and they loved the fact they could lie in bed and see the moon and stars out the velux window. I loved the elevated view from the patio doors; the fields fell away before us to look straight over the firth to Fort Geoge; we could see Chanonry Point of Dolphin spotting fame; the tidal races were clear and spectacular; to the west we could just see the edge of Inverness and the Kessock bridge ; to the East we saw straight out to the North Sea. Night time was mesmerising with the twinkling lights of Culloden being outshone by the moonlight bouncing off the Firth. The peace and quiet was just amazing and so relaxing. Our dog made himself at home lying on the grass outside the cottage and making friends with the two friendly, lovable collies belonging to Peter and Michele. The kids put themselves in charge of feeding the four ponies (take ample carrots and apples!). Apart from the track up to the road we didn't have time, this visit, to explore the tracks around the farm. Every day involved a visit to Chanonry Point for our daily dose of dolphin spotting (take binoculars for closer views). We walked up Fairy Glen, a lovely easy walk that rewards you with two beautiful waterfalls. We treked down to Hugh Millers fossil beach, a wide path, but fairly steep in places that leads to a rocky shore where you could easily spend all day hunting fossils - the girls found several and were overjoyed. We had a great meal with friends in the Sutor Creek restaurant at Cromarty - definately recommend it. With regard to supplies we found one shop in Rosemarkie to be a bit unfriendly, but the Co-op in Fortrose was well stocked and anything else would be available in Morrisons in Alness or in Inveness which are less that 30 min away. We will definitely return to Hillockhead again and already have a list of things to do next time.

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