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Allan or Shona Macdonald

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English

Scottish Highlands, Invergordon, Ross-Shire. Short Breaks Available All Year

6 Reviews
People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Northern Scottish Highlands - Osprey Cottage

1 bedroom cottage to sleep 2 by the shores of the Cromarty Firth

Rentals at "Osprey Cottage" usually run from Saturday to Saturday, arriving after 3.00pm and departing by 10.00am.

Changeover days may also be Fridays or Mondays allowing guests to enjoy short breaks from Monday to Friday, 4 nights at 75% of the weekly rate, or Friday to Monday, 3 nights at 70% of the weekly rate.

If your planned dates fall outwith the 3-4 night break period, please contact us as we can be flexible with dates.

'Osprey Cottage' is situated by the shores of the Cromarty Firth, this spacious detached property, adjacent to owners' home, has been renovated and furnished to a high standard. The property is just a few meters from the shoreline. It makes it the ideal place for bird watching. The owners also have a small bird 'hide' available for guests to use with beach access. The many tourist attractions in the area are all within a short drive. Beaches, distilleries, golf courses, castles and RSPB reserves.

The accommodation comprises an entrance hall with slate floor, a well equipped kitchen / dining room with beamed ceiling and slate / oak flooring. Spacious living room, partly open plan with beamed ceiling and oak flooring with an outlook over the Cromarty firth. Double bedroom with 5' bed, beamed ceiling and oak flooring. Shower room with toilet, hand basin, walk in shower and oak flooring.

Nature and bird watching: The local area is rich in both bird and animal life, the Cromarty Firth is a haven for migrating wildfowl and waders in the spring and autumn. The firth also plays host to bottle-nose dolphins and various dolphin watching trips set sail from Cromarty and Inverness. They can also be viewed from Chanonry Point on the Black Isle. From April to September Ospreys fish along the foreshore of Nigg Bay adjacent to the cottage. The owners also have a small bird hide at the bottom of their garden that you are free to use when you are staying at the cottage.

The RSPB also have birde hides located at Nigg and Udal bays. www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/n/niggbay/index.aspx

Dolphin watching trips from Cromarty. www.ecoventures.co.uk

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Allan or Shona Macdonald (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful cottage. Weather was kind to us and we managed to go out every day. Wonderful scenery.

Distilleries warmed us up on the colder days.
Oct 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

Scottish Highlands, Invergordon, Ross-Shire. Short Breaks Available All Year
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 33 reviews
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

This property was as good as ever with a good supply of treats for us on arrival. The only negative was that the parking space allocated to the cottage was under some silver birch(?) trees which were dropping a glue-like substance onto the car with the result that we had to visit the local carwash several times to get rid of it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Very impressed. Warm and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

We were really impressed with this cottage. Very clean and very welcoming on arrival and very comfortable. Lights and heating were on so it was warm and cosy. Nice added touch was the milk in the fridge and the biscuits crisps and bottle of wine that had been left for us. Beautiful views out of the back window and we used the bird hide regularly. Would recommend this cottage to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Osprey Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage in Invergordon area is a "gem". Beautifully decorated, immaculately kept, spacious and very comfortable with everything you need to enjoy your stay, the kitchen is extremely well equipped with instructions for using every appliance. On the shores of the Firth or Cromarty with its own private bird blind for bird lovers. The MacDonald's are very gracious hosts and have provided all the information one needs to enjoy the surrounding areas to the fullest. We especially appreciated the welcoming treats and starters!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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5

A beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Osprey Cottage for one week. We have been to Scotland many times

and stayed in lovely cottages but we think that Osprey Cottage is the most beautiful one we have stayed in. The cottage is very spacious and every room is beautifully furnished. The kitchen is equipped to a very high standard and the walk in shower in the bathroom is absolutely fantastic. It is ideally situated to visit the most northern part of Scotland. We have had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay and even the weather was kind to us. It was our first stay at the cottage and we have already recommended it to our family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2013
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5

Tolles Haus in idealer Lage!

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus war gut im Internet beschrieben und genau so haben wir es vorgefunden: super verkehrsgünstig gelegen, sehr sauber, hilfreiche und bequeme kleine Dinge, die den Aufenthalt komfortabel gestaltet haben. Wir hatten absolut unsere Ruhe und konnten unsere Zeit und den Norden Schottlands genießen. Ein perfekter Ort, um die abwechslungsreiche Flora und Fauna zu entdecken. Wir werden das Haus weiter empfehlen und wünschen unseren Vermietern alles Gute!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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5

Noch besser als erwartet!

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren optimistisch, dass das ein schönes Häuschen sein würde, wurden aber nochmal positiv überrascht: Das Cottage ist wunderschön eingerichtet, super-sauber und man kann sich dort wirklich wohl fühlen!

Die Ausstattung liegt weit über dem Standard. Es gibt nichts, was nicht vorhanden wäre (auch bei den Dingen und Kleinigkeiten des täglichen Lebens ist für alles gesorgt).

Auch die Tatsache, dass schon mal ein Grundstock an Kaffee, Tee, Milch, Keksen, einer Schachtel Pralinen und Wein zur Begrüßung da stand hat uns sehr gefreut.

Die Vermieter wohnen nebenan, waren aber eigentlich nur bei An- und Abreise präsent - und natürlich wenn man Fragen hatte. Sprich: Absolute Ruhe und Privatsphäre.

Die Lage war auch sehr günstig, um insbesondere den Nordosten Schottlands zu erkunden.

Fazit: Wenn wir wieder in die Gegend kommen, werden wir sicher wieder buchen!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
Inverness
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Invergordon + kildary
Nearest Ferry
180 Miles
Rosyth
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Invergordon
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Invergordon
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Alness
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Aviemore
Car: necessary

'Osprey Cottage' is situated on the shores of the Cromarty firth between Barbaraville and Saltburn by the B817. Adjacent, but detached from the owners property and ideal for those interested in birdwatching. There are golf courses, distilleries, historical places of interest and beaches within easy driving distance.

Other Activities: Bird watching, Dolphin watching

Golf: The local area is rich with golf courses at Invergordon, Alness, Tain, Portmahomack, Dornoch, Skibo, Bonar-bridge.

Ski: The nearest Ski resort is Aviemore which is about 1 hours drive South on the A9.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Invergordon, Northern Scottish Highlands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
2 Jul 2016 - 27 Aug 2016
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
Rate 6
3 Sep 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£475
for 7 nights
£475
 
 
Rate 7
1 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Rentals usually run from Saturday to Saturday arriving after 3pm and departing by 10.00am.
Changeover days may also be Fridays or Mondays,allowing guests to enjoy short breaks from Monday to Friday, 4 nights at 75% of weekly rate or Friday to Monday,3 nights at 70% of the weekly rate.
If your planned dates fall outwith the 3+4 night break period, please contact us as we can be flexible on dates.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northern Scottish Highlands in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Washand Basin with Shaver socket above
  • Toilet, walk in mains pressure shower fed from 210 litre hw cylinder, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. All towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Vaulted / beamed ceilings, oak flooring, king size bed with memory foam mattress, wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers. All bed linen provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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