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“Cosy comfort”
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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
Kitchen
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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Excellent - based on 25 reviews
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PeterC720...
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cosy comfort”
Reviewed October 3, 2018 for a stay in September 2018

Ivy Cottage was a superior accommodation - wonderfully warm, cosy and livable. We really appreciated the very generous welcome basket - oatcakes, shortbread, wine, milk, bread and butter. Angus and Fiona are very genuine, friendly and obliging hosts, and made themselves available for any help we needed. The setting of the cottage is idyllic - the view across the valley to the hills beyond from the kitchen was breathtaking, and having sheep calmly grazing right outside the bedroom window added to the sense of peace and calm. The cottage was generously equipped with everything we could possibly need to make our stay totally comfortable. It is very easy to explore Inverness, Dingwall and Strathpeffer from there, and we also had a lovely trip up the coast to Dornoch and beyond to Dunrobin Castle. We had a very enjoyable dinner at the Red Poppy in Strathpeffer. A wonderful stay, cosy and comfortable despite the very Scottish weather!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Oct 2018
Thank you Peter - Glad you enjoyed yourselves at Ivy Cottage despite the weather but if its any comfort to you it got worse after you left !!
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Rosalind...
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
208 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Perfect for a special Scottish experience.”
Reviewed June 29, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

After a month’s vacation in Scotland and Ireland, this delightful cottage is #1 on our list of accommodations. It is beautifully situated with most amazing views and is extremely well equipped with everything one requires and very comfortably furnished. It is spotlessly clean and the welcoming basket on arrival is a delight filled with local goodies.
There are great walks from the cottage – visit the Standing Stones and continue over the hill to a beautiful river. It is also well located for access to the main road to the North as well as the road to Ullapool in the West where the ferries leave for the Outer Hebrides. It is close to the small town of Dingwall where there are excellent grocery stores, butchers and bakeries.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jul 2018
Glad you had a lovely stay at the cottage and with some beautiful weather during your stay you were able to see The Scottish countryside at its best.
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Coastal43...
1 review
“Very well equipped holiday cottage, with fantastic views.”
Reviewed June 16, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

Just back from a week in this beautifully presented holiday cottage, with everything you need, even a lovely welcome pack.
Angus and Fiona both very helpful, as my husband was looking for somewhere to fish, Angus printed off name of fishery which was not too far from cottage.
Lovely views from the house, always changing with the light.
The Red Poppy Restaurant in Strathpeffer was excellent.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Jul 2018
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the cottage and fishing was suitable for you both. It was a pleasure having you.
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Angela G
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Relaxing break in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed January 12, 2018 for a stay in October 2017

We stayed for a few nights in October. Angus the owner was very helpful and kind. The cottage is very clean, beautifully furnished with a lovely log burner. The owners also left us a welcome hamper with loads of goodies ( wine/ cake chocolates etc) which was great fully received.
The location is great for exploring the highlands. We never had a lot of time here but there are a lot of walks and drives around. Would love to return for a longer stay.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Jan 2018
Glad you enjoyed your short break and you are welcome back at Ivy Cottage anytime
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Treacleca...
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Just the job!”
Reviewed November 2, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Great cottage, extremely comfortable and well equipped for self catering.
Wonderful views from elevated position, with great walking in hills and moors behind cottage.
Super welcome pack, and a warm reception from Angus and Fiona.
Dingwall and Strathpeffer Free Church a great place to worship and hear the gospel preached.

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Management Response
15 Nov 2017
Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage despite the inclement weather on the day of your arrival and that you enjoyed the Sunday service in Dingwall.
You are welcome back anytime.
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Tim P
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 12, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

What a lovely place my wife and I loved our stay in Ivy cottage. Lovely views and ideally situated for exploring the Highlands. Our hosts Angus and Fiona were lovely and very helpful, the cottage was very well equipped. Can’t wait to go back

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Management Response
22 Oct 2017
Glad you enjoyed your stay despite the mixed weather but you made the most of it and covered many miles during your stay. You are welcome back to Ivy Cottage anytime.
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sammitrav...
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot to enjoy the highlands”
Reviewed May 30, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This is a great cottage. The owners are very hospitable and the cottage is so well kept. It's a beautiful home base from which to explore the highlands. It's also great to spend time at the cottage soaking in the views or going for long walks.

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Management Response
1 Jun 2017
Delighted you enjoyed your stay and that the weather was favourable allowing you to make the most of the cottage location. thank you very much for your custom.
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