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“Fantastic Cottage with most beautiful view”
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25 reviews
Looking up from millpond to Ivy Cottage
Cottage with Ben Wyvis in background
Living room
View from patio at Ivy Cottage
Master Double Bedroom with Anta tartan
Driveway leading to ivy Cottage
Kitchen / dining area
Bathroom re-furbished 2014
Bathroom re-furbished 2014
Twin Bedroom
Cottage with a snowy  Ben Wyvis in background
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Nighttime sky at cottage
Standing stones above cottage
Master double Bedroom
Master bedroom
Sheep graze in the fields surrounding the cottage.
Bedroom 3 with superior bunk beds.
View from kitchen window.
A warm welcome awaits you.
View from patio.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Sineadb85
Belfast
1 review
“Fantastic Cottage with most beautiful view”
Reviewed June 14, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Stayed in Ivy Cottage with my partner and baby son. have to say this has to be the most relaxing trip we have had. The cottage is beautiful and equipped with everything you could possibly want or need. The welcome basket is a lovely touch. The views from the cottage are fantastic it's hard to believe you are only 5mins from Dingwall town. Waking up every morning to sheep and lambs is a refreshing change to traffic noise and general city living. Thanks to Angus and Fiona, for your hospitality, we will definitely be back again soon.
Sinead,Liam & Nathan.

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Liked best: The stunning views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 Jun 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage - Katie the pet lamb is missing all the attention you gave her !!!
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Jane M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely and relaxing”
Reviewed April 24, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We spent the Easter long weekend at Ivy Cottage and couldn't have been happier - we wished it could have been longer! The cottage was immaculate and cosy, and the hosts, Angus, Fiona and Emma, had thought of everything in terms of making it a very easy stay for us. The views from the cottage are sensational and we loved the peaceful outlook over both Dingwall and Strathpeffer. The cottage is ideally suited to visiting the surrounding areas as there are so many great places just a relatively short and scenic drive away. We also loved just staying put and enjoying the river and extensive land behind the cottage to go for walks etc. Angus was very welcoming and our children loved being involved in the lambing. We would recommend this as a family holiday experience. The welcome basket was a lovely touch.

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
30 Apr 2014
It was a pleasure having you all at Ivy Cottage and seeing the children so involved in the busy lambing period made our day. Pity they missed todays excitement as the first totally black lamb was born on the croft.
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MarmarSur...
Surrey Uk
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

A wonderful place to stay. The cottage is beautiful, thoughtfully equipped and delightfully decorated with the most amazing views. The welcome basket was a lovely touch. Best of all though was the friendliness of Angus, the owner, he was so helpful to us. We felt like family guests rather than just holiday makers. The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in.

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Liked best: the views, the cottage, the sheep, the owner, in fact everything!every tuning
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Other
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Management Response
21 Apr 2014
It makes running the cottage so rewarding when we here that people have enjoyed their break at Ivy Cottage and they have been able to enjoy the stunning views and day to day life on a working Highland Croft.
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Iain H
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“We will definitely be back!”
Reviewed April 17, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break in this cottage. The cottage was very comfortable, clean, well maintained and well equipped. The welcome basket and Easter eggs for the girls were very thoughtful and much appreciated. Amazing views from all windows and lots of wildlife to enjoy. No one can moan about washing dishes when they can watch red kites from the kitchen window! If you like bird watching this is a great place to be. The girls loved spending time with Angus and the newborn lambs. No one wanted to leave and we are already planning a return visit. There are loads of places to visit and lots of lovely walks to enjoy. Can't wait to come back!

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Liked best: How comfortable the cottage was and the amazing views
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
21 Apr 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage and the girls enjoyed helping out in the lambing shed. Shep is still as naughty as ever but looking forward to seeing you all back at Ivy Cottage again !!
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lindaquai...
Phoenix, AZ
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ivy Cottage is the BEST!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Ivy Cottage is in a wonderful location, at the top of a hill, so the views past the sheep-filled meadows to the hills and snow-covered mountains beyond, were incredible. Angus was the best possible host and provided us with a lovely and comfortable home which our family of three generations truly enjoyed. I cannot wait to return, and I highly recommend Ivy Cottage.

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Liked best: The House itself, the location, the views, thoughtfulness of the owner, Angus,
Liked least: only staying 2 nights was too short a stay.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
16 Nov 2013
Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage whilst visiting the heartland of your clan in Scotland. The views are even more stunning on a summer evening compared to a wet and wild November day so hope to see you back some day.
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Suleskerr...
Orphir, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed October 31, 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Found this wee gem while looking for a last minute short break for 3 nights, very reasonable price of £50 per night. The cottage is in a lovely location, well equipped and very cosy with a wood burning stove . Angus and Fiona were very friendly and helpful, especially when there were problems with the broadband, and then the heavy snowfall. What a joy to be able to see red kites when you open the curtains, and the views are just stunning! Wonderful area for walking and wildlife, and not far from Strathpeffer or Dingwall. I would certainly recommend it, and I hope to return for a longer break soon.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
4 Nov 2013
Delighted you enjoyed your stay despite the broadband gremlins !!Glad you enjoyed watching the Red Kites.
Amazing sight this morning - the red kite swooped to steal a wee field mouse Millie cat was stalking and about to pounce on.
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Gillian P
Abertillery, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Dream Cottage + Dream View = Dream Holiday”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

If you're thinking thatched cottage and shabby chic interior, think again. Ivy cottage is modern, and has been beautifully renovated. It's light, spacious and warm, and the views to the distant mountains are breathtaking.

We had a lovely, warm welcome from Angus and Fiona - and Shep, the naughty sheepdog - and we soon settled in to our new, temporary home, helped by the ample welcome basket waiting for us.

The cottage is on a working croft, so there are lots of sheep and lambs. Last thing at night, as you draw the curtains for bed, there's bound to be a sheep outside your window, and, sure enough, when you open the curtains in the morning, there's another one (or four) looking up at you. What a great feeling that is!

This was an ideal location for us, midway between Strathpeffer and Dingwall. The drive to the main road is a bit hairy, but, once there, access to Easter Ross, Loch Ness and the Cairngorms is easy.

I would recommend this cottage to anyone. It's quiet and peaceful, and a million miles from the hustle and bustle of a town or city. Book it now it's worth it!

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Liked best: The hosts, the views, the sheep and the tranquillity - and Shep!
Liked least: Nothing, I liked everything equally
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jun 2013
Glad that Ivy Cottage was as good as you had hoped for and that you enjoyed the stunning views. Unfortunately Shep the sheepdog has forgotten all about you and is now best friends with this weeks guests!!
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