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Luxury self-catering Scottish stone cottages within easy reach of Inverness, featuring far reaching sea views and offering high quality accommodation for guests. Amazing bird and bottlenose dolphin watching from Munlochy Bay on Black Isle, golf, pony trekking and many castles and historic battle grounds.

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Country Cottage is a traditional 19th Century stone built semi-detached farm cottage, located on a quiet country lane surrounded by farmland. Renovated to an exceptionally high standard, the luxurious accommodation has exceptional reviews from both couples holidaying together and by families, there are many holiday activities to pursue in the area so everyone can be busy!

Situated in the Black Isle, 1 mile from the village of Munlochy with a village shop and hotel/restaurant and 6 miles from the city of Inverness, the cottage enjoys panoramic views over the hills and greenlands of the Black Isle, whilst still only a short distance away from local amenities and the Highland capital of Inverness. The cottage offers the ideal resting place for those who want a short break away from the hustle and bustle of city life or those eager to explore the Scottish countryside, bird watch and are keen on walking. Alternatively, Country Cottage can be used as a base for those keen to visit and explore the ample attractions offered by the Black Isle and the north of Scotland. These include within approx. half an hour, gorgeous beaches, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, numerous historic buildings and castles (including Culloden Battle Field, Fort George museum and Cawdor Castle), bottlenose dolphin spotting on the Moray Firth, Clava Cairns of Outlander Fame and lots more.

Every detail has been thought of and you will always be warm and cosy during your stay, heating is via radiators and an oil fired boiler, with a wood burning stove in the living room. There is constant hot water available so whenever you return from a walk or day trip you can relax in a nice deep bath. The cottage has both a large front and back garden with ample parking space, plenty of room to relax around the house and enjoy the highland air. Patios, outdoor seating and a self-contained barbecue area in the garden offer guests the opportunity to relax outdoors and savour the evening sun.

  • Sleeps - 5
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 double bed, 1 twin, 1 single)
  • Bathrooms - 2 with power showers + baths
  • NB 1 bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • 2 TVs with DVDs (plus DVD library),
    CD player
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Wood burning stove
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • Good mobile phone signal
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden furniture
  • Short breaks welcome
  • Pets by arrangement
  • Inverness Airport - 15 mins
  • Inverness station - 10 mins
  • Village shop and post office - walking distance
  • Dingwall and Fortrose close by
  • Golf - 15 mins
  • Pony-trekking - 10 mins
  • Panoramic views, beaches - 20 minutes
  • Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle - half an hour
  • Culloden Battle Field, Fort George and
    Cawdor Castle - half an hour
  • Beautiful sandy beaches
  • Dolphin watching
  • Castles and distilleries
  • Amazing bird watching
  • Various 'road' and 'off road' cycle routes
self-catering with wood burning stove dining area seating 5 guests


Country Cottage is to a very high standard. The accommodation includes a living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and large front and back gardens.

The cottage has solid oak flooring. The spacious living room has comfortable leather furniture, a cosy wood burning stove and French windows, looking out across the hillside and the sea isn't far away. 'Idyllic', 'beautiful', 'peaceful' and 'amazing' are used to describe this holiday home in reviews from guests who have stayed.

The kitchen includes fully modern integrated appliances (cooker, hob, dishwasher and washing machine) and all 3 bedrooms are tastefully finished with high quality furniture.

The master bedroom is on the ground floor and has an oak double bed. The 2 other bedrooms are upstairs. There is plenty of storage space throughout the property. There are bathrooms both upstairs and downstairs and both are fitted with power showers. This beautifully decorated cottage is a real treat; stylish and fresh it offers high quality accommodation for 5 people.

Outside, there is a table and chairs so you can dine al fresco on warm days and admire the beautiful views.


Follow the A9 North across the Kessock Bridge, heading for Thurso, until you reach the Tore roundabout. Follow the sign A832 Cromarty/Fortrose (pass Q8 filling station on left hand side of the road) Turn left at sign Knockbain/Balnakyle (junction is approx 0.6 miles past sign for Littlejohn Wood on the right-hand side of the road). Turn left at sign for Balnakyle and drive approx 0.5 miles through the farm. Country Cottage is the last stretch of buildings on the left hand-side of this road.

What's included:

All bed linen and towels are provided, central heating and one basket of logs is included in the rental price.

Cost and availability:

TThe self-catering holiday let is rented out year round and generally the rental period is a week although shorter breaks are available.

Change over day is flexible with check in 4pm and departure 10am - flexible by arrangement.

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Black Isle holiday cottage

A perfectly situated cottage in the Black Isle with panoramic views over the countryside and a wealth of attractions nearby. If you're looking for a Scottish country cottage then this is ideal - you can explore Loch Ness, castles, distilleries and beautiful countryside.