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Luxury holiday home on Chanonry Point — Beachside, dolphins, next to lighthouse.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom luxury holiday home next to Chanonry Point lighthouse, beaches & golf

You can't stay much closer to the famous Chanonry Point, Fortrose (near Inverness) than our newly refurbished luxury period home next to the lighthouse. With underfloor heating, en-suite bathrooms and captivating 360º views you almost won't want to actually leave the house! You can even watch the famous Moray Firth Dolphins arrive from the comfort of the window (and sometimes even hear them – yes we really are that close!).

When you do decide to leave the house, you are mere footsteps from the two different beaches (one pebble and one sand) on either side of Chanonry Point, with amazing walks, birdwatching, dolphin watching or even a round or two of golf within easy reach. Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, this house will be just right for you: families; couples; wildlife enthusiasts; cyclists; golfers; friends simply getting together for memorable times; photographers; and artists alike.

Chanonry Point, Fortrose is situated only 20 minutes from Inverness, so the house is not only in a great location for seeing the best the Black Isle has to offer but also an excellent base for exploring Inverness and beyond on day trips. Whether it's skiing or walking in the mountains, whisky tours or searching for the Loch Ness Monster.


The property has three bedrooms, two upstairs which are en-suite and one ground floor bedroom with nearby bathroom. The kingsize bedroom upstairs can accommodate temporary single beds by arrangement, the remaining two have double beds. The ground floor is wheelchair friendly, please call to discuss your accessibility requirements to ensure we can meet them.

There is a spacious kitchen/diner complete with dishwasher, Rangemaster cooker, Smeg fridge freezer and lots of room at the table to discuss your adventures from the day.

After dinner you can "sit soft" in the comfort of the lounge, light the woodburner, watch the SmartTV or play board games but don't forget to go for a short walk before bedtime to check out the stars from the beach (or the Northern lights if you're very lucky) and of course the lighthouse doing it's job.

Whatever the weather, your stay "On The Point" in our luxury holiday home will be a memorable one and you'll want to return!


Ground floor

- Spacious fully equipped Kitchen / Diner

- Lounge with SmartTV and board games

- Hall

- Double bedroom

- Wet room shower and toilet (wheelchair accessible).

First floor

- Kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom

- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room


- Patio with table and benches

- Gated private parking area

- Large private garden

More Details

Rose G
Member since: 2017
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

Why Rose G chose Inverness

Chanonry point is my favourite place in the world. I feel so privileged to have my children growing up thinking it is normal to see dolphins every day. I love the light here, the amazing beaches and most of all I love staying here in deepest darkest winter - there's something about the lighthouse, fire on and having the place entirely to yourself!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Inverness in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We have done our best to make the house the best it can be for your stay, we want you to enjoy it but in return please treat it with respect.
  • As always but particularly with septic tanks, absolutely nothing else down the toilet except toilet paper please. Bins are provided.
  • Please approach any breakages with honesty as soon as possible so we can address it for the next guests. Please also highlight any issues encountered.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bedroom 1 en-suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bedroom 2 en-suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Fixed head and handheld shower.
    Ground floor bathroom next to bedroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Accessible wetroom with shower seat.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Can also fit 2 temporary single beds in the room if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Can also fit a travel cot in this room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , This room can fit a travel cot as well.
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
In Summer our changeover is a Saturday and a 7 night minimum stay. At other times, we can offer a flexible arrival day and a minimum 3 night stay. Please do contact us if you have any queries.


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Luxury holiday home on Chanonry Point — Beachside, dolphins, next to lighthouse.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Outstanding house in a perfect location to watch dolphins

  • 5 of 5

A thoroughly enjoyable break at the tip of Chanonry Point. Great to be able to watch the dolphins from the house then wander down to the beach and watch them at play.

Great beach walks right on your doorstep.

Whilst Chanonry Point does get busy, the layout of the house has been thought about carefully and is very private.

Already booked for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous house, location and weather!

  • 5 of 5

The house couldn’t be in a better location, between two beaches, great walks and dolphins on the doorstep. Though Chanonry point gets very busy, you are tucked away from it all here. All the different photographers who appear are fascinating wildlife, though the birds, butterflies and dolphins steal the show. All were around whenever we looked. The house is elegant and relaxing with everything you need inside. With the Mediterranean weather we experienced, a few more deckchairs might be nice, but there’s a lovely big table and benches for breakfast in the sunshine. That’s if you want to leave the double-height kitchen diner. All in all, wonderful! The photos don’t do the house justice!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend the property. We saw dolphins from the bedroom window every day!

It is a wonderful location, and the house itself has everything you need. Tasteful decor, lovely garden and sea views. If you want something special - this is it!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday On The Point

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous week in 'On The Point' cottage. Rose kept us informed in the run up to our stay and provided everything we needed for the holiday including high chair, travel cot and games for our 18 month old. She was an excellent, nothing was too much trouble for her and she even provided us with a few treats to get the holiday started.

Rose has though of everything, all the small touches, attention to detail and high quality finish throughout the cottage made it the perfect home away from home.

We had an amazing holiday and saw dolphins everyday. It was lovely to be able to stand on the point and be able to pop back for a cup of tea whenever we needed!

Thank you Rose, we had a great holiday and we are already counting the days until we return.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a fabulous house and location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful location in March 2018, my mother and father in-law, my wife and I. We had a great time, the house is so cosy and warm with wonderful views across the Moray Firth where you can sit in the bedroom window and watch the dolphins and seals. The house had everything you need and more, it was a home from home. We visited some lovely places, up on the Cairngorm Mountains, Neptune’s Staircase and Fort George. Crofter’s restaurant is a great place for a meal, so is the Storehouse on the way to Invergordon and the Cheese Pantry at Connage where you can have coffee and a cheese platter. Rose is great; she had all the answers to every question and was always at the end of the phone or text. If you want to stay in this area of Scotland you will not find a nicer house and a better location.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Andrew, so glad you enjoyed your stay, you were fantastic guests and you are welcome back anytime! Thanks for taking to time to leave us a review and tell us what you got up to - great!
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Outstanding holiday accommodation in an outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

On The Point holiday cottage has so much going for it! Stayed a week over new year and enjoyed every minute. The welcome pack was much appreciated, especially the bubbly on Hogmany! The house was spotlessly clean, immaculately presented and very, very comfortable. The beds were comfy, showers hot and powerful, underfloor heating very effective and all mod cons in the kitchen made for a stress-free stay!

The location played a bit part in us making the booking and the views from the upstairs bedroom windows were exquisite, you CAN lie in bed and watch the dolphins perform as they swim past. The sunrises were stunning as well. The private parking allows excellent privacy, guess this will be more apparent in the summer when there are loads more tourists around the area. We didn't use the picnic bench or barbecue but can imagine it being ideal on a lovely summers night in the garden. There are loads of walks around Chanonry Point, Fortrose & Rosemarkie and a short car ride will take you to charming Cromarty, a lovely village.

The personal touch from Rose made the whole holiday that bit special, from all the info received leading up to the visit, arriving slightly early and meeting her to the post visit messages. Thank you Rose.

We had a discussion on our last night at the cottage and agreed that On The Point is the best self-catering accommodation bar none! Keep up the great work, we will look to return at some point!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for such a lovely review John! We are so glad you all had a great time over New Years, it was a pleasure to meet you and you are welcome back anytime!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Crofter's Bistro
Nearest Beach
Chanonry Point and Rosemarkie Bay
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Check in time is AFTER 4pm - Check out time is BY 11.00am. Strictly no early arrivals or late departures please, we need the time to get the house the best it can be for all our guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.