Cottages near North Kessock, Inverness-shire

Dolphin watching

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This former fishermen's net drying house is ideally located in a small village near Inverness, and has been renovated to the highest standard. It is a gorgeous cottage with wooden floors, quality furniture and a wood-burning stove. There are superb views over the Beauly Firth towards the mountains of the west coast. This is a great place for watching dolphins in the sea below - relax in the garden with your binoculars and a glass of wine!

There is an enclosed garden so very safe for children - and there is lots for them to do in the area. Being by the sea, there are lovely beaches nearby and the city of Inverness is just 10 minutes away - you can go there by a regular bus service if you want to leave the car behind. Close to the cottage is the Dolphin and Seal Centre where you can find out all about these amazing mammals and even listen to them 'talking' to each other on the hydrophones - an incredible experience. The village of North Kessock has a tea shop, pub and shop, all within easy walking distance.

Loch Ness is 30 minutes away if you want to explore this beautiful loch and perhaps take a boat trip and try to catch sight of the infamous monster! There is lots to do in the area: dolphin cruises on the Moray Firth, a pony trekking centre 10 minutes away, lots of restaurants and traditional live music bars, the Black Isle Wildlife Park and golf courses at Inverness and Fortrose. This is a lovely cottage for a highland holiday.

  • Sleeps - 4
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 double, 1 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 1
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Oven, hob and grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 2 TVs and DVDs (plus DVD library)
  • CD player
  • Good mobile reception
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Wood burning stove
  • Full central heating
  • Inverness airport - 15 mins
  • Railway station - Inverness, 10 mins
  • By the seashore - great beaches nearby
  • Village shop, tea room and pub in
    easy walking distance
  • Golf - 15 mins
  • Pony-trekking - 10 mins
  • Loch Ness - 30 mins
  • Dolphin and Seal Centre
  • Dolphin cruises on Moray Firth
  • Lots of restaurants nearby
  • Short breaks welcome
  • Free WiFi


The holiday cottage has been recently restored and everything is new, modern and well planned. The spacious open plan sitting room has a wood burning stove and the kitchen is extremely well-equipped. There is a separate utility room with a washing machine and also a drying room.

The bathroom has a power shower over the bath and the double bedroom has a dressing area. From the sitting room, stairs lead up to an attic twin bedroom and seating area.


When entering North Kessock, follow the main road, this will lead you into the village, Kessock Hotel/Spar Shop on your left and the Beauly / Moray Firth on your right hand side. Continue 400 yards past the shop until you come across a break in the road with a sign indicating Craigton Rd, left.

The cottage is on your left, directly across from the sign and at the bottom of the incline leading to Craigton. If you continue past the cottage you will be directly below the Kessock Bridge.

Inverness airport is just 15 minutes away from the cottage.

What's included:

Electricity, linen, towels and an initial supply of logs are all included. Free WiFi also included.

Cost and availability:

Fisherman's Cottage is rented out year round.

Rental periods are generally a week, Saturday to Saturday, but shorter breaks are welcome.

Checking in time is 4pm and checking out is 10am.

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Highland cottage near Inverness

Sitting on the terrace of this lovely cottage and watching the dolphins in the Beauly Firth is an unforgettable experience. This is a delightful Scottish cottage for 4 with amazing views.