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Ivy Cottage

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
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...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 to meet another human being. 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 food takeaways. 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 stocked lochs are available within a 15 minute drive and permit fishing for brown trout and salmon is available throughout the locality. Sea fishing trips are also available from both the east and west coast. There are also 5 whisky distilleries within a 30 minute drive of the cottage which do regular visitor tours. Loch Ness, and the Culloden Battlefield visitor centre is only a 30 minute drive away and the Moray Firth with its dolphin population is only 25 minutes away. Pets are not allowed in the cottage however dogs can be accommodated in an outhouse complete with run subject to them being kept under control at all times as sheep and cows graze nearby. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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 the door however a disabled ramp is available with prior notification.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Angus M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
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Reviewed August 18, 2020 via mobile

Perfect home away from home. Far enough from Dingwall to feel remote but close enough to nip for anything you need. Views absolutely stunning and the cottage is fully equipped for your stay. Angus and Fiona are wonderful hosts and it's lovely to watch Angus...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank LeanneR1312
Reviewed January 15, 2020

We have just returned from spending 3 weeks over Christmas and Hogmanay at Ivy cottage, this was our 3rd stay. We had a wonderful time and didn't want to come home. On arrival there was a gorgeous festive welcome basket as well as bread, milk...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank shelle681
Reviewed August 20, 2019

This well appointed cottage is located in a stunning country location surrounded by farmland, sheep and cows and has the most enviable views. The cottage is well equipped and makes a perfect base for visiting everything the Highlands have to offer. It is just a...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage . Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage and hopefully we will see you back some time in the future.

Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

We have had a wonderful stay at Ivy Cottage - a lovely, well appointed cottage with incredible views and lovely sheep neighbours. Owner Angus has taken great care of us and we have made lots of lovely memories which we will treasure- including getting the...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Diane M
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2019

It has been a noisy night at Ivy Cottage as Peat and Diesel wonder where their foster family has gone !! Thanks for feeding them all week. Glad you enjoyed your week despite the heavy rain surrounding the area and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

A delightful, comfortable cottage in spectacular surroundings. Our hosts, Angus and Fiona, had thought of everything, including a lovely welcoming basket of bread, milk, butter, cake, oatcakes and a bottle of wine. Lambing was well underway at the farm during our stay adding no another...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

Glad you enjoyed yourselves at Ivy Cotttage and the weather for April was exceptionally good. Lambing is over now so a welcome full nights sleep was had last night. Hope to welcome you back to Ivy Cottage in the future.

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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.

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.

Reviewed January 12, 2018

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)...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Angela G
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your short break and you are welcome back at Ivy Cottage anytime

Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Treaclecat1
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 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.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Deck
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ivy Cottage

Ivy Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Ivy Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Ivy Cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Ivy Cottage must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.