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Cottage not far from Rosemarkie Beach on the Black Isle

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom traditional cottage in great location

Situated in the centre of Rosemarkie, Holmes Cottage is an extended traditional 1860s cottage, very comfortable and well equipped, with off- road parking and a long sheltered garden towards the sea.

Just a few minutes walk away is the lovely beach, which extends south west towards Chanonry Point - a great place for watching dolphins.

Golfers can take the challenge of the Fortrose and Rosemarkie links course nearby and many other courses, whilst bird watchers will enjoy the wildlife at Udale Bay. There are pleasant walks to the Fairy Glen waterfall, along the beaches and across the Black Isle. Pony trekking and mountain biking are also possible in the locality.

In Rosemarkie itself, only 100yards away, there is a Spar shop with newspapers and local pub and along the sea-front is a pleasant bistro.

A wider range of shops can be found in Fortrose, only a mile away. Inverness is about 14 miles away for shopping centres, theatres and large supermarkets.

Holmes Cottage is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday, wandering and exploring the Black Isle or driving further afield to other parts of the Highlands.

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 October, 2017


Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

By Car : From the South (A9) approaching Inverness, continue past , still on the A9, following signposts for Thurso and Wick.

Cross the Kessock Bridge and continue for 2-3 miles. Then take the right turn (B9161) signposted Cromarty, Munlochy and Black Isle.

Follow this road through Munlochy and up to the T junction, where you turn right. Continue on this road, (A832 to Cromarty) passing through the villages of Avoch and Fortrose until you arrive in Rosemarkie.

Follow the road, which becomes the High Street, and Holmes Cottage is on the right, immediately after the Groam House Museum.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rosemarkie in Highland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    - Toilet
  • Family Bathroom on ground floor : Newly renovated bathroom with shower, bath, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail. En suite jack and jill upsatirs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Main Bedroom: Good sized room with king-size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets. Second Bedroom: Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinets.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside: At the front of the cottage is off-road parking for one or two cars depending on size (additional free parking nearby) At the rear is a long sheltered lawned garden with a view of the sea over the hedge. There is also a decking area where table and 4 chairs will be available in the summer months. The cottage has electric heating throughout. Features • Perfect for a comfortable, relaxing holiday • Very central for local amenities and beach • Great location for watching dolphins • Ideal base for golfers, birdwatchers and walkers • Local information available • WiFi All bed linen and towels are included in the price, as is electricity. The holiday home is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls and other kitchen and bathroom supplies. 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). There is parking space outside the house and also additional free parking at the end of the High street (approx 20 metres). Sorry no pets. No smoking is permitted within the holiday cottage. A refundable security deposit of £50 will be required as part of your final balance payment. The cottage is not suitable for children under 12 years of age and therefore the owners are unable to accommodate bookings with children under 12.


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Cottage not far from Rosemarkie Beach on the Black Isle
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
Stonehouse, United Kingdom

Back again - perhaps a holmes from home

  • 4 of 5

Cottage is typical for its age with odd corners, roof lines and a bit short on natural light. generally well equipped and with a very comfortable beds. location close to beach with a good beach cafe etc.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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  • 5 of 5

Nice well equiped cottage in a perfect location

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newtonhill, United Kingdom

All good

  • 4 of 5

Everything was fine although the Jack and Jill shared toilet upstairs was unexpected. Good location for exploring the Black Isle and close to a nice pub.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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Warminster, United Kingdom

Clean and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Quality excellent and helpful appliances pack.

Private parking a bonus.

Garden neatly kept.

A pleasure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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Very homely

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely week in Rosemarkie. Enjoyed the house which was very comfortable it was obviously a home not just a holiday house. There was plenty to see and do. We were very lucky to see dolphins. Loved the beach and beach cafe.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Stonehouse, United Kingdom

Another great two weeks on the Black Isle

  • 4 of 5

this was the sixth year holidaying in the area and this was the best 2 weeks to date! great accommodation, very well equipped and everything worked and had space on the cupboards for our bits and pieces. very comfortable beds. good location in the village and close to other amenities, restaurants and shops.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: £50.00

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