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Traditional character cottage in Avoch's old fisher town.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Traditional cottage in Avoch on the Moray Firth

Avoch is located on the Black Isle, approximately 20 minutes North East of Inverness on the Inner Moray Firth. Number 8 – Avoch is situated in the old Fisher town where the close packed streets are a reminder of the days when the fishing boats were hauled into the street to protect them during bad weather. A very short walk from Number 8 – Avoch takes you into the village centre where you can find a convenience store, cash point, hairdresser, post office & general store (selling your post cards, logs and warm socks etc). If you don’t feel like cooking at home the village boasts an Indian, Chinese and Fish & chip take away. The village is on the regular bus route to Inverness.

Turning left from Number 8-Avoch takes you to the picturesque shore front where you can visit the harbour, book your dolphin watch boat trip, or enjoy a sundowner on the sea wall whilst watching the sun set. A walk or cycle along the old railway line to Fortrose provides an opportunity for some fresh air, spotting the views, visiting the Brahan Seer stone and occasional berry picking. On your arrival in Fortrose you can quench your thirst, or enjoy a nice lunch before a walk around the Cathedral and Harbour. Chanonry Point is a recognised view point where you can spend a few hours watching the dolphins. Just a few miles further along you come to the village of Rosemarkie, sporting an amazing sandy beach where you may be lucky to find a fossil or two. The long sandy beach is ideal for stretching your legs or rock pooling. If you just want to enjoy the view and an ice cream or coffee the Beach Café will oblige.

Learnie Red Rock, around a 10 minute drive from Number 8-Avoch, offers graded mountain bike tracks, dirt bike jumping and walks. Visit their website for information of bike rentals. Not far away is Fairy Glen where you can walk alongside the waterfalls – you may be lucky enough to spot a Red Kite, squirrels or deer. Both Cromarty and Fortrose offer active Sailing Clubs where you can try your hand at dinghy or keel boat sailing. Golf, links bowling and tennis are also available with easy reach of Number 8 –Avoch.

Cromarty offers great walks and during summer months you can catch the car ferry across to Nigg and venture further north to visit Glenmorangie Distillery in Tain. Cromarty has very popular venues for meeting friends, enjoying a meal or a coffee and admiring the art and handcrafts.

Leaving Avoch and heading back towards Inverness gives you access via the A9 to the wider Highland tourist sites such as Loch Ness, Skye, Nairn, and the North.

Accommodation & Facilities

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall – providing access to Lounge, Dining Room and staircase to upper floor.

Lounge – comfortable space with a three piece suite, wood burning fire, TV/DVD with FreeSat, Bluetooth music speaker.

Kitchen – A large fully fitted dining kitchen with seating for 4 offering integrated oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. A full complement of crockery, pots, pans, cutlery is available. The kitchen is accessed from the lounge by a narrow doorway and two steps.

W.C with wash hand basin.

Utility room – Washing machine, Upright freezer, ironing board, iron, washline & pegs, clothes airers. The Utility rooms is accessed from the lounge and has a step.

Dining room – Table with seating for 6, bookcases with various DVD’s, books and games.

Upper floor

Bedroom 1 – king size bed, chest of drawers

Bedroom 2 – double bed, built-in wardrobe

Bedroom 3 – double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space All bedrooms have bedside lighting

Bathroom – w.c, wash hand basin, shower cubicle. Hot water is heated by an immersion heater.

Outside – a small, enclosed, paved back yard with a table, two benches and potted plants. A wonderful area to relax after a days outing.

No smoking

All bed linen, towels, electricity and heating oil is included in the price.

The cottage is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls and other kitchen and bathroom supplies. For additional supplies and groceries there is a convenience store, open most evenings until 10pm, 100 metres away at the top of the road.

A deposit of 25% of the total tariff is requested in advance. The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday (or by arrangement for short notice bookings).

Check in time is anytime after 4pm with check out at 11am.

Short breaks available at certain times of year only.

A refundable security deposit of £100 will be required as part of your final balance payment.

Sorry no pets.

Free Wi-Fi internet access included

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2017

Amenities

Avoch Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Downstairs wc - toilet
    Family shower room - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

Reviews

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Traditional character cottage in Avoch's old fisher town.
average rating of 4.4615383 based on 26 reviews
Glasgow, United Kingdom
4

A good cottagr

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was great. The beds were really comfy. The cottage had everything we needed. However, we had a elderly relative some handrails between kitchen and sitting room and in the bathroom would be good. Also bins in most rooms would be helpful as would a clock in the sitting room.

Thank you for a lovely holiday

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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Leeds, United Kingdom
5

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this house before and love it. The location is ideal, near to shops and take aways, only a short drive into Inverness or Digwall central for everything. The house is a lovely size, feels like home from home, the neighbours are very friendly, we would highly recommend this property and look forward to returning sometime in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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Nürtingen, Germany
4

Great location, nice cottage

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and well-equipped, a friendly place with everything you need for a nice holiday (also with low door frames, make sure to duck your head), this is a nice cottage in a perfect location, the sea and the local store are both literally around the corner. The village is quiet and friendly, ideally located for trips around the area - even the west coast is not out of reach. We had a very nice week here. Recommended!

Plus: Gael Holiday Homes really made an effort to make sure we were all right, calling us up before we travelled and the day after we arrived, responding quickly to a question we hadn't even explicitly asked, just mentioned as an aside. Also recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found the cottage comfortable and that the location suited your holiday needs.
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Nice place and great location for a quite place to chill. Lots of local amenities like shops resturants etc

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review.
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Queensland, Australia
5

A place to stay where you never want to leave.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fabulous time in Avoch and we would love to go back one day if we can get back to Scotland. The cottage was so homely and warm and we felt really at home.

The township provided us with all we needed. Lovely restaurants, including the Chinese and Indian and the local pub was friendly and welcoming too. We managed to see the dolphins, had lots of lovely walks and found it very convenient in Avoch to get to travel to other places.

Absolutely loved the cottage and the township. Thank you so much for making our visit memorable

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Gael Holiday Homes
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3

nice house by the sea

  • 3 of 5

We, as a family of 5, stayed for a weekend. It was a good basis to go and explore the region.

The house was surprisingly located in a calm neighbourhood.

We had to adapt to the low ceilings in the house.

Further, no special remarks.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • Contractual booking deposit: 25.00% rent
  • Damage deposit: GBP100.00
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