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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 chairs, electric wall heater and small 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!). All bedlinen and towels supplied.

Jenny and John Carruthers
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

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

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: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • 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
  • 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 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Cottage for Two, close to Beach and Golf Course
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

A wee gem in the Black Isle

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and very well appointed accommodation.Lovely garden and ideal location. Welcome basket a most thoughtful and much appreciated surprise.

Jenny and John are charming hosts and made us so welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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Lovely cottage. Ideal for two! Delightful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is ideally suited for Chanonry Point and the dolphins. Saw them every day of our visit! Also easy access to other Highland attractions. John and Jenny are lovely, welcoming people. We highly recommend it!

James and Elaine

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fortrose cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage, great hosts. Perfect location for many walks to explore the Black Isle area.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most splendid retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Great cosy, comfortable, peaceful cottage to relax in. Very friendly, welcoming hosts. Meticulously clean, everything you need. Superb base for touring the Black Isle and surroundings. I would not hesitate in returning. Lovely welcome basket, especially the tasty homemade shortbread. Went down a treat with my whisky each night! Described as small - no need - it was just perfect for the two of us. Loved the tide times & weather forecast on the notice board, most helpful.

Thanks again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful little cottage on the Black Isle

  • 5 of 5

We spent 4 nights in this delightful cottage which although on the owners land is separate and privacy maintained. John and Jenny are delightful and helpful hosts who welcomed us warmly and provided a generous welcome basket. The cottage is light and modern with a well equipped kitchen for self catering. The lounge spacious and comfortable and warm with both central heating plus additional heaters if the weather cold. The local walks were easy and on our back door and this is an ideal location for exploring northern Scotland. It was good value for money, we would highly recommend this venue and would certainly return.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eine Wohlfühloase auf der Black Isle

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten 9 wunderbare Tage in dem sehr gemütlichen und liebevoll eingerichtetem Cottage. Die Vermieter, die direkt nebenan wohnen, sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Sie geben gerne Tipps und Informationen. Die Küche ist gut und funktionell eingerichtet. Es ist alles sehr sauber und gepflegt. Das Häuschen liegt neben dem Golfplatz und nur 50 Meter vom Strand entferndt. Wir waren rundum zufrieden und hatten einen richtig tollen Urlaub.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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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

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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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