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Ivy Cottage – Home 236346 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Ivy Cottage – Home 236346

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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

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.


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 .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 .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. Had a great week in this lovely comfortable well equipped cottage – will be back soon to climb Ben Wyvis.Anne and Hugh Glasgow . May 2013What 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. 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 - Great cottage in a great location - will come again without a doubt Karen and Nigel (Argyll) - 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 If there is a place one would like to return to it is certainly this one . Cornill family Belgium

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

Location description from owner

The Ross and Cromarty 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

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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Payment
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the owner

Angus M.
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
24 May 2017
Years listed:
4
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Jun 2012. Located in Strathpeffer, it has 17 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £290 to £665.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 May 2017.

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“Getting away from it all..........bliss!!”

Reviewed 2 Jan 2013

An amazing cottage with outstanding views which is finished to a very high and attractive standard throughout. Located 5 mins both from Dingwall and Strathpeffer ( 25 minutes from Inverness) there is loads to see and do.....more than enough to keep an 18 and 12 year old occupied! Golf, fishing, cycling, walking, sightseeing, etc all on your doorstep. Our 2 dogs were accommodated in a 5 star dog house which had a small run attached. The owner is a true gentleman and was extremely helpful and courteous and ensured we enjoyed our stay. I would highly recommend Ivy Cottage to anyone looking for that 'getaway holiday '.

Owner's reply: Delighted you ( and your dogs) enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy the cottage and the lovely countryside and various outdoor activities nearby .

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