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Ivy Cottage

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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Ivy Cottage is a cosy Highland croft house set above a working croft on the hillside between Dingwall and Strathpeffer at the foot of Ben Wyvis.
The cottage has stunning panoramic views from the Grampian Mountains to the east across the hills to the south and west with Ben Wyvis to the North.
The fully enclosed garden has a picnic bench and garden seat which allows you to relax outside and catch a glimpse of the local population of red kites swoop down on the croft to feed most days. Black grouse, golden eagles, red deer and roe deer can be spotted in the hills up above the cottage.
At the bottom of the croft is a tourist viewpoint and memorial to the famous novelist Neil Gunn.
If its peace and tranquillity you want from your Highland break then step out the back door and walk for miles on end enjoying the wildlife and you are unlikely...
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Listing #HL236346
About the Owner
Angus M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
Interaction with guests
As we live nearby ourselves we will be there to meet you personally on most occasions and are available to sort any problems that might arise during your stay. We are also available to add local knowledge to any trips you might be planning and info on trips by previous guests is available on our Facebook page. We also encourage our guests to witness our daily croft activities managing our flock of sheep and to visit the local auction mart in Dingwall
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Reviewed October 3, 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...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank PeterC7202
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 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 !!

Reviewed June 29, 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...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Rosalind P
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 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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Reviewed June 16, 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...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Coastal434401
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the cottage and fishing was suitable for you both. It was a pleasure having you.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Renovated and re-decorated to a high standard the cottage is fully centrally heated and has a wood burning stove in the living room adding to the traditional feel. Master bedroom with kingsize bed , twin bedroom with 2 single beds and 3rd bedroom with superior bunk beds . Fully fitted kitchen with tumble dryer. Cot and child’s high chair available on request
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Dogs are welcome at Ivy Cottage but must be kept in the comfortable outside kennel and run or within the fully enclosed garden during daytime. No parties. There is two steps at...
    1 Shower
    1 King
    1 Bunk
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
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Minimum stay 3 nights.
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About the neighbourhood
If its peace and tranquillity you want from your Highland break then step out the back door (reliving the route Neil Gunn took for his daily walk) and walk for miles on end enjoying the wildlife and you are unlikely to meet another human being.
On your return a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk west will take you to the historic Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer with its vast array of hotels and restaurants or turn east to arrive in the bustling market town of Dingwall with its swimming pool, supermarket and takeaways supplying all types of food.
If you are on a golfing break then the challenging Strathpeffer hillside course is only a 5 minute drive away and at least 10 golf courses are available within a 30 minute drive including the Castle Stuart course.
Should you want to fish then s...
Getting around
There is a train station in Dingwall 3 miles away and buses every 15 minutes to Inverness from both Strathpeffer and Dingwall however it is recommended that guests have access to a car.
Train trips from Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh or Thurso are highly recommended as guests will see scenery that can’t be viewed during car journeys.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Dalcross: 20.0 km
Railway: Dingwall: 6.0 km
Ferry: Ullapool: 75.0 km
Strathpeffer is approx 15 miles North of Inverness, 20 miles away from the nearest Airport at Dalcross, Inverness and 4 miles away from the nearest railway station at Dingwall.
By car follow the A9 from Kessock bridge Inverness for approx 6 miles to the Tore roundabout , take second exit marked A835 Dingwall / Ullapool for 5 miles to Maryburgh roundabout. Take 3rd exit to right for 1.5 mile to 2nd set of traffic lights in the centre of Dingwall and turn left on to A834 signposted Strathpeffer for 0.5 miles. Take right turn at Vauxhall garage onto Dochcarty road. Turn left after 0.25 miles and drive for 2 miles following signs for Neil Gunn momument. The access road to Ivy cottage is just before the entrance to the monument carpark and has a large viewpoint sign pointing towards the propert...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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