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The Hayloft 1st Floor Studio Apartment, Near Fortrose, Black Isle, Highlands

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Apartment near Fortrose, Scottish Highlands - A Very Quiet And Peaceful Location Surround By Farmland And Just 3½ Miles From The Coast

With free Super Fast Broadband our self catering 1st floor flat is located over our former stable/outbuilding and is separate from and not overlooked by our main house. The Hayloft is sheltered by trees and surrounded by arable farmland. On the balcony you can enjoy a glass of wine in the afternoon and evening sun. We are just 3½ miles from coastal villages with restaurants, pubs, fish & chip shops, Chinese and Indian take-away, Co-op mini supermarkets and a wonderful bakery. Nearby you can enjoy golf, horse riding, quad biking, mountain biking (we can lend you a couple of bikes) dolphin watching from the beach and boat trips. There are swimming pools in Inverness and Dingwall. It is just over an hour drive to Ullapool on the West Coast and the mountains and lochs of the Highlands are within easy reach.


Avoch Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: No pets and no smoking. Outside: Table and two chairs on the covered balcony. Grassed area and further seating in the garden. Ample close off-road parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding, towels and tea towels provided.


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(34 traveler reviews)

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The Hayloft 1st Floor Studio Apartment, Near Fortrose, Black Isle, Highlands
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Return visit

  • 5 of 5

Usually like to see new places when on holiday so going back to the same area and staying in the same accommodation is quite exceptional for us. The Hayloft is quite simply now our default place to stay for any future holidays in the area. It is well equipped, comfortable, very clean and very peaceful and the owners are very easy to get along with.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to see you both again, many thanks for the smashing review, we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes Su and John
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What a gem of a place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just had an excellent week in the Hayloft. Really well kitted out, spacious and the woodburner made it really cosy. Such a great location to access the Black Isle with great walks just a stones throw away, and great towns with all that you need. John & Su are great hosts, really friendly and helpful, made us feel really welcome but respected our privacy. This is a real find and we wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone and will hopefully return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Break

  • 5 of 5

Su & John were the perfect hosts as they were on hand if needed but left you to get on with my holiday. The Hayloft was well equipped with everything needed & the log burning fire was awesome. A short drive from Inverness & Loch Ness if you fancy a little Nessie watching with other endless sightseeing opportunities. Hope to go back again for another chilled out break :)

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place for some R & R

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week here and we loved our stay in the Hayloft.The well equipped accommodation is spotlessly clean and comfortable.

The owners, John and Su are friendly and welcoming. The booking process/check in/check out with them was faultless. Whilst they are their to help if you have any questions, they respect your privacy and you feel you have the place to yourself.

A great place to get away from it all but also use as a base for the area; the only noise you can hear is the birds in the surrounding fields and trees. We highly recommend this place and we hope to return some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Graham and Paula Many thanks for your lovely review so glad you enjoyed your stay in The Hayloft.
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We will be back!!

  • 5 of 5

The Hayloft is the perfect base for a stay on The Black Isle and the surrounding area. The owners John and Su are perfect hosts. They live in the adjacent property and make it clear that they are there if you need them but respect your privacy at the same time. Just lovely folk! The property is immaculate, clean and well maintained. We really can't fault it. So sad to leave! We would recommend highly and would definitely stay again if we visit this beautiful part of Scotland again. Walt and Denise

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Denise & Walt for your review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. It is heart warming to know that people can share our peace and tranquility and appreciate this lovely environment.
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Tolle kleine Unterkunft zum Relaxen

  • 5 of 5

Tolle kleine Unterkunft, die alles hat was man benötigt. Ein kleiner Ofen war vorhanden, der bei unserer Ankunft schon angeheizt war. Das Vermieterehepaar war sehr nett und bei eventuell auftretenden Problemen oder Fragen jederzeit ansprechbar. Die Lage ist in einer sehr ruhigen Gegend in einem großen Tal, wer also sich erholen möchte, das ist der richtige Ort, kein Verkehrslärm absolut nichts. Wer den Norden Schottlands, Nordwesten sowie Nordosten erkunden möchte hat von hier aus alle Möglichkeiten. Es ist alles für schottische Verhältnisse in relativ kurzer Zeit erreichbar.

John & Sue macht es gut, bis zum nächsten Mal

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bettina and Stephan - hope to see you again one day.
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Su and John Hay
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018

About Su and John Hay

We love peace and quiet and moved here to this peaceful spot 24 years ago. After making our living editing television programmes we are now retired and our family has flown the nest so we now have space to share our peace and quiet with others. The flat above our outbuilding was initially for our son to live in. He is now a cameraman in Edinburgh and so we have upgraded it for visitors to enjoy.

We love animals and birds, music, cooking and our family.

Su and John Hay purchased this apartment in 1993

Why Su and John Hay chose Avoch

We have lived at Blairfoid on the Black Isle for 24 years. We came here 26 years ago to visit friends… several times and loved it so much we moved here. Sometimes we still feel like we are on holiday.

We love the lack of traffic, the peace and quiet and the red kites & buzzards flying overhead.

Nearby at Chanonry Point we can watch dolphins.

What makes this apartment unique

Despite being very quiet and private we are only 3½ miles from the coastal villages of Fortrose, Avoch and Rosemarkie with shops, restaurants, pubs and beautiful beaches. We are just 12 miles from Inverness the capital of the Highlands and about 40 minutes drive from the Airport.

The West Coast and the mountains and lochs of the Highlands are within easy reach.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Inverness Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
In Fortrose or Avoch
Nearest Ferry
56 Miles
Ferry to Western Isles in Ullapool
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Fortrose & Rosemarkie
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Avoch or Fortrose
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Aviemore ski resort
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary


Just 3½ miles to beaches. At Chanonry Point near Fortrose there is an extensive sand and pebble beach where dolphins can regularly be seen especially at low tide.

Rosemarkie has a very good sandy beach with beach cafe. There are picturesque old harbours nearby and Cromarty, about 10 miles away, is a unique time capsule. Here there are museums, fine 18th-century merchant houses and an ancient church made famous by the BBC’s ‘Restoration Village’.


Inverness airport 35 minutes drive away.

Car is recommended as we are 3 miles from the nearest town and bus route.


2½ miles to Avoch, 3½ to Fortrose, 4½ to Rosemarkie, 10 miles to Cromarty, 11 miles to Dingwall, 12 miles to Inverness.

Further Details:

In Fortrose (3½ miles) there are cash machines, bank, post office, doctors surgery, chemist, co-op, butcher, bakery and award winning pub "The Anderson" with real ale, huge selection of single malt whiskies and excellent food.

There are also good food pubs in Avoch & Rosemarkie.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $70.19

Booking Notes:
Booking may be arranged by email or by telephoning us.

Sometimes available for short breaks, availability and price on request.

Payment is usually via Bank transfer or cheque (if time allows for clearance).

A deposit is required for a booking that is made more than 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday. Otherwise, if within 8 weeks of the start holiday, the full amount is payable when booking.

Changeover Day:
The Hayloft has a Saturday changeover. The arrival time is 4pm and departure is by 10am to allow time for cleaning etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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