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Traditional character cottage in Avoch's old fisher town.

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Traditional cottage in Avoch on the Moray Firth

Avoch is located on the Black Isle, approximately 20 minutes North East of Inverness on the Inner Moray Firth. Number 8 – Avoch is situated in the old Fisher town where the close packed streets are a reminder of the days when the fishing boats were hauled into the street to protect them during bad weather. A very short walk from Number 8 – Avoch takes you into the village centre where you can find a convenience store, cash point, hairdresser, post office & general store (selling your post cards, logs and warm socks etc). If you don’t feel like cooking at home the village boasts an Indian, Chinese and Fish & chip take away. The village is on the regular bus route to Inverness.

Turning left from Number 8-Avoch takes you to the picturesque shore front where you can visit the harbour, book your dolphin watch boat trip, or enjoy a sundowner on the sea wall whilst watching the sun set. A walk or cycle along the old railway line to Fortrose provides an opportunity for some fresh air, spotting the views, visiting the Brahan Seer stone and occasional berry picking. On your arrival in Fortrose you can quench your thirst, or enjoy a nice lunch before a walk around the Cathedral and Harbour. Chanonry Point is a recognised view point where you can spend a few hours watching the dolphins. Just a few miles further along you come to the village of Rosemarkie, sporting an amazing sandy beach where you may be lucky to find a fossil or two. The long sandy beach is ideal for stretching your legs or rock pooling. If you just want to enjoy the view and an ice cream or coffee the Beach Café will oblige.

Learnie Red Rock, around a 10 minute drive from Number 8-Avoch, offers graded mountain bike tracks, dirt bike jumping and walks. Visit their website for information of bike rentals. Not far away is Fairy Glen where you can walk alongside the waterfalls – you may be lucky enough to spot a Red Kite, squirrels or deer. Both Cromarty and Fortrose offer active Sailing Clubs where you can try your hand at dinghy or keel boat sailing. Golf, links bowling and tennis are also available with easy reach of Number 8 –Avoch.

Cromarty offers great walks and during summer months you can catch the car ferry across to Nigg and venture further north to visit Glenmorangie Distillery in Tain. Cromarty has very popular venues for meeting friends, enjoying a meal or a coffee and admiring the art and handcrafts.

Leaving Avoch and heading back towards Inverness gives you access via the A9 to the wider Highland tourist sites such as Loch Ness, Skye, Nairn, and the North.

Accommodation & Facilities

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall – providing access to Lounge, Dining Room and staircase to upper floor.

Lounge – comfortable space with a three piece suite, wood burning fire, TV/DVD with FreeSat, Bluetooth music speaker.

Kitchen – A large fully fitted dining kitchen with seating for 4 offering integrated oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. A full complement of crockery, pots, pans, cutlery is available. The kitchen is accessed from the lounge by a narrow doorway and two steps.

W.C with wash hand basin.

Utility room – Washing machine, Upright freezer, ironing board, iron, washline & pegs, clothes airers. The Utility rooms is accessed from the lounge and has a step.

Dining room – Table with seating for 6, bookcases with various DVD’s, books and games.

Upper floor

Bedroom 1 – king size bed, chest of drawers

Bedroom 2 – double bed, built-in wardrobe

Bedroom 3 – double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space All bedrooms have bedside lighting

Bathroom – w.c, wash hand basin, shower cubicle. Hot water is heated by an immersion heater.

Outside – a small, enclosed, paved back yard with a table, two benches and potted plants. A wonderful area to relax after a days outing.

No smoking

All bed linen, towels, electricity and heating oil is included in the price.

The cottage is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls and other kitchen and bathroom supplies. For additional supplies and groceries there is a convenience store, open most evenings until 10pm, 100 metres away at the top of the road.

A deposit of 25% of the total tariff is requested in advance. The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday (or by arrangement for short notice bookings).

Check in time is anytime after 4pm with check out at 10am.

Short breaks available at certain times of year only.

A refundable security deposit of £100 will be required as part of your final balance payment.

Sorry no pets.

Free Wi-Fi internet access included

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Avoch in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs wc - Toilet
    Family shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

Reviews

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Traditional character cottage in Avoch's old fisher town.
average rating of 4.516129 based on 31 reviews
Ventura, California
5

Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week long stay at this Avoch cottage. The location was quiet and just a short walk to the beach. We were traveling with our 3 children and there was plenty of room for the 5 of us. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay; with the market a 2 minute walk, nearby take aways, WiFi and basic household supplies. What you may need to know: watch your head if you're tall! This cottage has low door frames (especially the front door) and slanted walls/ceilings that can make for a painful encounter. Also, no electric dryer. Drying racks are provided, but not exactly ideal for a family of 5. Shower is TINY! Not a deal breaker, but it made for a very cozy shower experience. You really cannot beat the location. You must drive 5 minutes down the road to Chanonry Point. Lovely spot. Fortrose Cafe was wonderful, as was the ease of getting to and from Inverness. We really loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and well equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Delightful setting, clean and comfortable, very relaxing. Hope to be back before too long.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5

Cracking cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This is a very pretty traditional cottage in a quiet street - the street is so narrow that you'll need to park down by the shore! Inside, it's a lot bigger than we expected, we never used the dining room as the kitchen is comfortably big enough for 3. There are nice touches such as a washing machine for longer stays.

Avoch itself doesn't have a lot of facilities, but you're very close to Fortrose and Rosemarkie, and Cromarty is only a short drive. If you haven't been to Cromarty then you have to visit :) There's an hourly bus service as well.

The Black is a beautiful place to explore, and then further afield you have the likes of Dornoch and Dunrobin castle, or Inverness and Brodie Castle to the South.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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Hjørring, Denmark
5

Perfect place close to Inverness

  • 5 of 5

Was a lovely place. Got a phonecall a few days before our stay, just to check up and we had all the information we needed, that was a nice move i think. It was clean, got 2 bathrooms, lovely beds slept like a dream. Avoch is a nice little village, friendly people and neighbourgs. Take away near by, also a supermarked just up the street. Nice kitchen if want to cook yourself, or you can visit the hotel near by who makes really good food. Everything you need really. We were very happy for our stay and would defently come back if we get the chance.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
4

A good cottagr

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was great. The beds were really comfy. The cottage had everything we needed. However, we had a elderly relative some handrails between kitchen and sitting room and in the bathroom would be good. Also bins in most rooms would be helpful as would a clock in the sitting room.

Thank you for a lovely holiday

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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Leeds, United Kingdom
5

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house before and love it. The location is ideal, near to shops and take aways, only a short drive into Inverness or Digwall central for everything. The house is a lovely size, feels like home from home, the neighbours are very friendly, we would highly recommend this property and look forward to returning sometime in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £100.00
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