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Dolphin Cottage forms part of a converted sandstone barn that sits high on the Black Isle overlooking the sea. The cottage is set amongst 160 of woodland glens interwoven with footpaths through trees and streams and offering stunning views over the sea. The nearest village Rosemarkie is just over 2 miles away with village shops, some great places to eat and a beautiful beach - a children's favourite as it combines sandy beach with fascinating rock pools.

The Black Isle, 16 miles from Inverness, is not actually an island but a peninsula forming the northern shore of the Moray Firth and is known for its mild and sunny climate. Ideal as a holiday attraction, it is renowned for its picturesque villages, historic streets, heritage museums, great pubs and restaurants and of course its beautiful unspoilt beaches. Nearby Chanonry Point in Fortrose is one of the best places in the world to spot bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. The Black Isle is a haven for wild life; deer, pine marten, buzzards and many different birds including oyster catchers and red kites.

Groam House Museum and Hugh Millar's House are just a few miles away and are fascinating places to visit whilst staying at this lovely Ross-shire holiday cottage. Other popular attractions are The Black Isle Brewery, the RSPB reserve at Munlochy, the old fishing village of Avoch and Cromarty from where you can catch a the smallest car ferry in Scotland (The Cromarty Rose) across the water to Nigg. Inverness has all the amenities and interests of a big city whilst Loch Ness is only 40 minutes away. The Black Isle is an ideal base from which to make day trips to the classic Scottish attractions: castles, distilleries, salmon jumping, gardens and outstanding scenery can all be easily explored within a day. The West Coast of Scotland is a short drive away: The Isle of Skye can be reached in under 2 hours, as can other areas like Ullapool and Inverewe Gardens.

The Black Isle really is a hidden gem, big skies, wide open spaces, friendly relaxed people - the sort of place you might never want to leave!

  • Sleeps - 5
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 family room)
  • Bathrooms - 2
  • Washing machine, drier
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV/Video/DVD/CD
  • Cot/High chair avaiable
  • Garden furniture, shared barbeque
  • Pets welcome
  • Inverness Airport - 20 miles
  • Train station - Inverness, 16 miles
  • Rosemarkie - 2 and a half miles, Inverness - 16 miles
  • Great places to eat - Rosemarkie 2 and a half miles
  • Large balcony with panoramic view of the Moray Firth
  • 5 miles to golf course, pony trekking, quad biking, indoor leisure centre
  • Walks from the doorstep Short breaks available
  • NO midges!

Accommodation:
The cottage is part of a converted steading which has a cottage on each corner. Entry into the spacious kitchen/dining area which is very well equipped and has a large pine table which can seat 8 people comfortably. A door through the dining kitchen leads to a laundry area and then on to a family bedroom with adjoining bathroom. The living room is situated upstairs and is a large airy room, also upstairs is a double bedroom with ensuite shower room.

A particular feature of Dophin cottage is the location of a large balcony enjoying a panoramic view over the Moray Firth, Rosemarkie beach and Chanonry Point

Location:
Directions to this luxury self-catering cottage in Rosemarkie will be provided when your booking is confirmed.

What's included:
All bed linen, towels, and heating are included in the rental price. Dogs 15.00.


Cost and availability.
The cottage is rented out year round - the change over day is a Saturday. Short breaks are welcome.
There is a discount for couples taking a winter break

To book this idyllic Ross-shire self-catering holiday cottage, click the enquiry button below to see availability and rental prices.

Dolphin Lodge, Hillockhead Farm,
Rosemarkie, Ross-shire IV10 8SL Scotland

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