Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, a king size double and a twin, and the bathroom with a bath with shower over it, Downstairs is the kitchen/dining leading to a conservatory - binoculars provided as the view extends to about 40 miles, and also the lounge with a small woodburner & TV. The utility room has the freezer, washer dryer & c. h. boiler. There is also a downstairs toilet. There is parking for 2 cars.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay7 - 8 nights
Modern 2 bedroom cottage with view over Moray Firth to Fort George and Nairn
- Calendar last updated:
- 4 Oct 2018
About Alisdair Fraser
Alisdair and Carole Fraser built Callachy Cottage on their marraige in 1985 but now live in nearby Flowerburn House. Alisdair was born at Flowerburn and has farmed the land for many years. The farming activities include growing chickens and beef cattle, running a small livery and producing haylage for the horses. The holiday home business has been operating since the 1970's and we now often accommodate children of guests who stayed here many years ago.
Alisdair Fraser purchased this Cottage in 1985
Why Alisdair Fraser chose Fortrose
The cottage was designed by an architect friend,as a wedding present, who knew the site and so arranged it to make the most of the expansive view over the Moray Firth. There are few cottages where you can sit in the conservatory, see Ben Rinnes 40 miles away, overlook Fort George and Chanonry Point - famous as a spot to watch the dolphins from - and sometimes see the same dolphins - with the provided binoculars - ride the bow wave of ships headed for Inverness.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Good views, but that's about it for this place
Could do with a good clean - indeed could do with a refurbishment
We paid a ridiculous amount of money for one week here. Could have gone abroad for an all inclusive deal for less. Certainly will next year
Nice area and plenty of alternative places to go - please do!
I copy Mike's original complaint to me below.
We wanted to give you feedback on our experience of our stay at the cottage. The cottage has the most spectacular views and we did appreciate the fresh refurbishment of the bathroom and bedrooms. We were however very disappointed with the kitchen and conservatory area both of which are badly in need of upgrading. Worse than that they were not entirely clean either. The kitchen cupboard doors had grubby greasy fingermarks from previous residents. The conservatory had several cobwebs and extremely dirty windows both inside and out. Such a shame when the view is so special. In addition the patio area was unkempt with several dead weeds adding to the uncared for loook. We feel we did not get value for money and indeed that we were charged over the odds for a property in this condition. I hope you appreciate this feedback since with a bit of love and care the cotage could be one of the premier locations in the area.
Caroline and Mike
I agreed with the cleanliness issues which could have been fixed in minutes had I been told at the time. They did pay a lot and I pointed out this included insurance and the services of Owners Direct. However, I felt they had been mislead by omissions from my advert - since corrected - and offered a small refund which they agreed to and accepted. The refurbishment question is a matter of opinion but they did appreciate work already done.
I find the review, three months after departure, a bit damming compared with the original complaint but hope prospective guests will balance it against other reviews of the cottage.
Superb conservatory, clean and bright cottage, everything you need in kitchen
The cottage has everything you would need. Lovely and clean.
Conservatory was superb for viewing at all times of the day and night.
If you did need anything I am sure Alisdair would have provided. Thanks
for welcome tray and milk. Would love to come back
What an amazing place!
This was a home from home, it had everything that you could ever need - plus more!
We did not want to leave and will definitely return!
Lovely cottage with the most amazing views.
Callachy Cottage has everything you need for a wonderful stay on the beautiful Black Isle. The panoramic views from every room hypnotise. The only problem is that it is such a lovely spot that you won't want to leave!
A lovely retreat
Absolutely stunning views from this well maintained, comfy and stunning cottage are the highlight of your stay. This place is a real home from home within range of so many activities. The Dolphins are a pleasure to see in their natural environment. The cottage itself was easy to find and the owner very helpful. Fantastic holiday, thankyou.
Coup de coeur pour cette maison et la région
Très bien située avec une vue superbe qui change au long de la journée et de la nuit, cette maison est agréable et les propriétaires accueillants.Beaucoup d'equipements récents. Nous avons pu nous balader sur Black Isle, voir les dauphins au phare de Fortrose, decouvrir Inverness, faire le tour du loch Ness et partir en balade vers les routes du nord.
The Black Isle, a peninsula bounded by the Cromarty, Beauly and Moray Firths, has much to interest the visitor. A famous attraction are the bottle nose dolphins who frequently cavort off Chanonry Point. There are 2 RSPB sites at the Fairy Glen by Rosemarkie and Udale Bay on the Cromarty Firth. Munlochy Bay also hosts large numbers of geese and other winter visitors. Those who venture off the beaten track may find deer, pine martins, otters and, overhead, red kites falcons and a host of other bird life.
The rich local history will attract others to the likes of Groam House Museum - part of the Pictish Trail - , Fortrose Cathedral and some delightful rural churches. The Cromarty Firth, once a large naval base now hosts multiple huge oil rigs at times and is visited by some of the worlds largest cruise liners through the summer months. These attract large numbers of spectators as they pass by Cromarty and leave through the Sutors, the high cliffs that guard the entrance to the Firth.
For the unfulfilled appetite there are many quality eateries on the Isle, most relying on some produce from local farms. There are now 2 breweries producing at least a dozen labels between them. Most weeks there will be a Farmers Market on the Black Isle - just the place to find a unique gift for those at home!
Staying in Callachy Cottage you will find much more information to enhance your holiday.