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Stunning views - modern accommodation - peaceful but convenient location

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Dingwall Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Firth Cottage is a pretty semi-detached cottage situated in tranquil wooded grounds in the hamlet of Alcaig on the Black Isle.

Firth cottage features stunning views of the Cromarty Firth with the mountains Easter Ross beyond from the large open-plan living area. It's a view which is constantly changing with the tide and light. The tidal Firth is a haven for wildlife and ospreys can be seen most days in the summer months from the cottage fishing over the Firth and in the winter thousands of geese can be seen.

The cottage is spotlessly clean, modern, well-equipped and peaceful.

There are 2 bedrooms that can sleep a maximum 4 people. It has a very spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and living area. The kitchen is well-equipped with a dishwasher, washer-dryer machine, gas hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge-freezer. Of the 2 bedrooms, one contains a King Size bed while the other has 2 twin beds. Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes.

The lounge has a TV with Freeview, a DVD Player with a selections of DVDs, a CD/Radio, games and lots of information and leaflets including our own comprehensive and unique guide to the area. There's under-floor heating throughout controlled by individually controllable thermostats in each room and a heated towel radiator in the shower room.

From the lounge, french doors open out onto the private patio area which has tables and chairs. There are shared wooded gardens that host a large amount of bird life. The cottage is located at the end of a private drive and has parking for 2 cars.

Despite the peace and quiet, the cottage is conveniently located for the town of Dingwall (3 miles away) and the Highland's capital Inverness (12 miles). It is also the perfect base for touring the Highlands being at the hub of the road network. Some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK - Glen Affric, Loch Ness, Torridon, Assynt - is less than an hour away. The Black Isle itself has historical villages like Cromarty, great beaches such as Rosemarkie and in Chanonry Poiunt has the best land location to see dolphins in the UK.

Up to 2 well-behaved pets are allowed at no extra cost.

In short, the Firth Cottage offers you the opportunity to stay in a clean, comfortable, quiet location with exceptional views and be perfectly located for the best the Highlands has to offer.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2016


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Stunning views - modern accommodation - peaceful but convenient location
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Pleasant Hill, CA

Wonderful cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was very clean and well equipped with spectacular views. Very quiet and serene location. Gorgeous countryside! Would love, love, love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely, quiet house, beautifully furnished in the most fabulous location.

  • 5 of 5

The property was very comfortable and pleasant with spectacular views along Cromarty Firth. The location was peaceful and relaxed but within easy reach of local amenities, tourist attractions and great walking country. The house was spotlessly clean, warm and well equipped. David and Amanda made us feel most welcome and were extremely helpful throughout our stay. A brilliant guide to area was provided with detailed maps and recommendations, providing useful tips about the best routes to take and the best times to visit certain areas. We spent three lovely days exploring the Black Isle and also the area around Loch Ness, it was nothing like long enough and we will have to return soon. Particularly special events were watching dolphins at Chanonry Point and salmon leaping at Rogie Falls both within an easy drive from the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Leslie, Fife, United Kingdom

Loved our stay here. Can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property. Very clean and comfortable. Lots of space for a family of four. So peaceful and stunning views. Great base for touring the surrounding areas, and David and Amanda provide fantastic information for guests, advising where to go to visit, places to eat etc. My husband and I visited with our 7 year old daughter and 12 year old nephew, both had a fantastic time and would love to return. I really can't fault this experience, from booking enquiry to writing this review it really has been fantastic, no complaints at all. Thank you David and Amanda for an unforgettable holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review - it is much appreciated and we are happy that you found the Information Guide helpful and delighted that you all enjoyed your family holiday. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope that you visit again at some point in the future. Best Wishes from Amanda and David.
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Lovely cottage with incredible view

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Alcaig cottage was excellent! This cozy cottage is in immaculate condition and the hosts have thought of every detail to make the most of one's stay: We enjoyed the games and movies in the evenings, and used the hiking maps and guide books to explore the region by day. The view from the cottage onto the bay and birdlife is really special. The cottage's location is ideal for reaching a variety of Scotland's landscapes, including the mountains and coasts of the Wester Ross. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to do a review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back here again at some point in the future. David & Amanda.
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A lovely cottage in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

The property has amazing views from a very comfortable and pleasant main living space. The decor is modern and functional, and it's all very well-equipped. There is a lovely sense of calm and relax here, and it makes a perfect base to explore the Black Isle. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alex, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and the calm atmosphere of the location. Best wishes, David & Amanda.
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Cosy Cottage and peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

It was a pleasure to stay in this warmwelcome cottage. As we came in, we found a lovely personal card and some sweets as weclome present. Everything you need is there, the kittchen is very well equipped. The surroundings especially in the morning is perfect peaceful and calm. The bed were very comfy, the best bed we ever had in our holiday cottage. The owners are very nice people. If you plan to stay in the cottage, it is your right decision! The highland guide made our trips nearly perfect. There are lot´s of hidden gems, such as the Plodda Falls. Very gourgeous waterfall ( and a big adventure to drive the path untill you are there) The road to Apllecross is a MUST DO, it is so perfect nature and surrounding! We had luck and saw some dolphins at Chanonry Point yesterday. The restaurant nearby, and are highly recommended! Best pizza is the black isle pizza.

I think we will be back some day and we hope that every guest enjoys what the both offer to you! A special place for everyone

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Conon Bridge
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Car: necessary

We're perfectly positioned to travel in every direction. Located on the edge of the scenic Black Isle we're minutes away from Chanonry Point, the best place to see dolphins in the UK. The Black Isle also has a range of beautiful settlements such as Cromarty and Fortrose and a great family beach at Rosemarkie.

To the north are historic towns like Tain, world-class distilleries like Glenmorangie and fantastic beaches such as Dornoch.

In less than an hour you can be on the west coast with its sensational mountain scenery in places such as Torridon or Assynt.

To the south is Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, with a host of amenities and the world famous Loch Ness. Also to the south and around an hour away is Speyside with its huge numbers of distilleries and the Cairngorms, a fantastic place for outdoor activities such as skiing, watersports and hiking.


Rates & Availability

Dingwall Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $126
Pet Fee $0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Dingwall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing

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