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Cottage for Two, Close to Beach and Golf Course

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Quiet Comfortable Cottage, Sleeps 2, Close to the Beachh and Countryside

Self-contained cottage built in 1994 to blend in with the owners' traditional red sandstone farmhouse dating from 1840, set in garden with views of Rosemarkie bay. Accommodation includes small bedroom with double bed, hanging cupboard, bedside cabinets and lights, tall chest of drawers and big window with view of the cottage garden. The ensuite shower room has a heated towel rail. Bright, double-aspect sitting-room with full bookshelves, piano, dining table and chairs for two people, comfortable sofa and easy chair, electric wall heater and television. Entrance hall has space for coats and boots. Fully fitted kitchen includes electric cooker, washer/dryer, fridge, microwave. Just outside the door is a table and bench for an alfresco breakfast in a quiet sunny spot (hopefully!).

Jenny and John Carruthers
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

About Jenny and John Carruthers

Ness Farmhouse is our permanent residence. We have lived in the village since 1986, and before that for ten years in Inverness and know the Highlands well and will happily advise visitors about the area.

Jenny and John Carruthers purchased this cottage in 1994

Why Jenny and John Carruthers chose Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

We liked the traditional architecture of the house and its position so close to the beach.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Inverness in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wash-hand basin
  • heated towel rail, extractor fan, wall-mounted fan heater
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Small bedroom with comfortable 4'6' double bed with duvet, bedside cupboards and lights. Small built in wardrobe, radiator.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

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Cottage for Two, Close to Beach and Golf Course
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Lovely cottage in great location

  • 5 of 5

1 bedroomed cottage attached to owners property. Quite small but perfect size for the two of us. Well equipped kItchen, comfortable lounge with small tv, but don't go on holiday to watch TV. Bathroom with excellent shower. Beautiful area , we were lucky enough to see the dolphins. Learnie red rocks good for mountain biking, not too challenging with stunning views. Fairy Glen worth a visit, also Cromarty has plenty of cafes and lovely little place. Jennie and John lovely couple.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect cottage for two

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best self-catering cottage we have ever stayed at in an excellent location. John and Jenny were very friendly and helpful owners and made sure everything was to our satisfaction. A perfect spot to relax and the only minor downside was the weather, but that wasn't why we were there! Close to the beach and we watched the bottle nosed dolphins every day. Ideal for coastal and woodland walks and taking bikes was a bonus.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Time to relax and chill...

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, comfortable accommodation with great garden. Great for golfers and walkers with easy access to the wonderful beach where you can watch the dolphins at the point. Perfect location for exploring the Black Isle and beyond. Excellent hosts in Jenny and John.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing break in lovely surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed - we were able to walk to the beach and watch the dolphins. The owners were so friendly and helpful and there were lots of extra touches to make our stay special.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely property with caring, welcoming hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would gladly return. Very clean, well laid out and cozy.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a lovely peaceful comfortable cottage.hosts very welcoming and left a grateful welcome basket.e

  • 5 of 5

Excellent holiday.one of the best.close to beach and restaurant (crofters) and golf club for drinks,good food and wonderful sea views.cottage has everything you need.Jenny and John so friendly.lovely welcome basket.clean.peaceful and very comfortable.loved our break.definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
50 Metres
Fortrose and Rosemakie Golf Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: necessary

Curlew Cottage is situated between the villages of Fortrose and Rosemarkie, very close to the beach and links golf course. Chanonry Point, a mile away, is known as the best place in Europe for spotting dolphins from the shore and boat trips are available as well from neighbouring villages. The Black Isle is an ideal destination for birdwatchers, walkers and golfers with beautiful views and historic places of interest. It is accessed from Inverness across the Kessock Bridge and features forests and fertile, rolling countryside and seaside villages. Driving is still a pleasure in this part of the world and the most of the Highlands are within easy reach in a day trip. Holidaymakers should not miss visiting the ancient village of Cromarty, 10 miles away. The Black Isle will appeal to visitors who appreciate nature and the outdoors and are looking for a peaceful holiday in lovely surroundings and yet near to the city of Inverness with its excellent facilities, including Eden Court Theatre.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Inverness, Scottish Highlands & Islands

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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