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Luxury holiday home on Chanonry Point — Beachside, dolphins, next to lighthouse.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom luxury holiday home next to Chanonry Point lighthouse, beaches & golf

You can't stay much closer to the famous Chanonry Point, Fortrose (near Inverness) than our newly refurbished luxury period home next to the lighthouse. With underfloor heating, en-suite bathrooms and captivating 360º views you almost won't want to actually leave the house! You can even watch the famous Moray Firth Dolphins arrive from the comfort of the window (and sometimes even hear them – yes we really are that close!).

When you do decide to leave the house, you are mere footsteps from the two different beaches (one pebble and one sand) on either side of Chanonry Point, with amazing walks, birdwatching, dolphin watching or even a round or two of golf within easy reach. Whatever type of holiday you are looking for, this house will be just right for you: families; couples; wildlife enthusiasts; cyclists; golfers; friends simply getting together for memorable times; photographers; and artists alike.

Chanonry Point, Fortrose is situated only 20 minutes from Inverness, so the house is not only in a great location for seeing the best the Black Isle has to offer but also an excellent base for exploring Inverness and beyond on day trips. Whether it's skiing or walking in the mountains, whisky tours or searching for the Loch Ness Monster.


The property has three bedrooms, two upstairs which are en-suite and one ground floor bedroom with nearby bathroom. The kingsize bedroom upstairs can accommodate temporary single beds by arrangement, the remaining two have double beds. The ground floor is wheelchair friendly, please call to discuss your accessibility requirements to ensure we can meet them.

There is a spacious kitchen/diner complete with dishwasher, Rangemaster cooker, Smeg fridge freezer and lots of room at the table to discuss your adventures from the day.

After dinner you can "sit soft" in the comfort of the lounge, light the woodburner, watch the SmartTV or play board games but don't forget to go for a short walk before bedtime to check out the stars from the beach (or the Northern lights if you're very lucky) and of course the lighthouse doing it's job.

Whatever the weather, your stay "On The Point" in our luxury holiday home will be a memorable one and you'll want to return!


Ground floor

- Spacious fully equipped Kitchen / Diner

- Lounge with SmartTV and board games

- Hall

- Double bedroom

- Wet room shower and toilet (wheelchair accessible).

First floor

- Kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom

- Double bedroom with en-suite shower room


- Patio with table and benches

- Gated private parking area

- Large private garden

More Details

Rose G
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

Why Rose G chose Inverness

Chanonry point is my favourite place in the world. I feel so privileged to have my children growing up thinking it is normal to see dolphins every day. I love the light here, the amazing beaches and most of all I love staying here in deepest darkest winter - there's something about the lighthouse, fire on and having the place entirely to yourself!


Inverness House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • We have done our best to make the house the best it can be for your stay, we want you to enjoy it but in return please treat it with respect.
  • As always but particularly with septic tanks, absolutely nothing else down the toilet except toilet paper please. Bins are provided.
  • Please approach any breakages with honesty as soon as possible so we can address it for the next guests. Please also highlight any issues encountered.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bedroom 1 en-suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bedroom 2 en-suite - toilet , shower , Fixed head and handheld shower.
    Ground floor bathroom next to bedroom 3 - toilet , shower , Accessible wetroom with shower seat.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can also fit 2 temporary single beds in the room if required
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Can also fit a travel cot in this room.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , This room can fit a travel cot as well.
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Outside the summer rush we may also be able to do a Friday changeover day - please check the calendar view and contact us. Christmas and New Year booking dates are Friday to Friday for 2017 to allow time either side of them to relax (or do your last minute shopping)! Please do contact us if you have any queries.


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Luxury holiday home on Chanonry Point — Beachside, dolphins, next to lighthouse.
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Outstanding holiday accommodation in an outstanding location!

  • 5 of 5

On The Point holiday cottage has so much going for it! Stayed a week over new year and enjoyed every minute. The welcome pack was much appreciated, especially the bubbly on Hogmany! The house was spotlessly clean, immaculately presented and very, very comfortable. The beds were comfy, showers hot and powerful, underfloor heating very effective and all mod cons in the kitchen made for a stress-free stay!

The location played a bit part in us making the booking and the views from the upstairs bedroom windows were exquisite, you CAN lie in bed and watch the dolphins perform as they swim past. The sunrises were stunning as well. The private parking allows excellent privacy, guess this will be more apparent in the summer when there are loads more tourists around the area. We didn't use the picnic bench or barbecue but can imagine it being ideal on a lovely summers night in the garden. There are loads of walks around Chanonry Point, Fortrose & Rosemarkie and a short car ride will take you to charming Cromarty, a lovely village.

The personal touch from Rose made the whole holiday that bit special, from all the info received leading up to the visit, arriving slightly early and meeting her to the post visit messages. Thank you Rose.

We had a discussion on our last night at the cottage and agreed that On The Point is the best self-catering accommodation bar none! Keep up the great work, we will look to return at some point!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you for such a lovely review John! We are so glad you all had a great time over New Years, it was a pleasure to meet you and you are welcome back anytime!
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The house is absolutely perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Rose the owner cannot do enough to make you welcome & enjoy your stay. We really didn’t want to leave. We love this area anyway and be able to see dolphins swimming past from the comfort of your bed, is amazing. ! It takes 2 minutes to walk around the headland to Chanonry Point to dolphin & seal watch, there a little bit scarce at this time of year but we have seen probably the same 2 every day. Mum & calf I think.

Back to the house, it’s beautiful & private tucked away behind bushes that make great wind breaks. The kitchen has everything you will need & more, we like to cook & have our evening dinner at the house, the village has all the shops you will need.

The 3 bathrooms are brilliant as are the towels, the bedrooms are thoughtfully designed, all with lovely comfortable beds & fabulous bedding. The lounge is large & airy, with good lighting & comfortable sofas. What more could you want, this Is one of the best places we have stayed at & definitely want to return. I could go on all day just how wonderful this house is. Well done Rose you have thought of everything a holiday maker would want & more. Thank you 😊? xxxx

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location & property

  • 5 of 5

Stayed beginning of October and had a fantastic time the location of the property can’t be bettered, all needs catered for within the property. We seen dolphins every day from the beach and even from the upstairs windows, we would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves to see dolphins in there natural environment and we will definitely be returning soon

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best holiday in a long time!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do this house justice! Practically every window has a sea view, how amazing is that!

The house is homely yet has a luxurious feel. Rose is such a thoughtful host, the house has everything you will need and more. We had 2 small children, Rose had kindly made sure we had travel cots and a high chair set up for our arrival.

The location is just perfect, you get the feeling of being rurally located, yet you have good access to shops for food etc.

There was plenty to do locally and also further a field, again Rose was very helpful in giving us tips in terms of things to do if we were interested in exploring the local area.

We will definitely be coming back, its just a matter of when!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - we are so glad you enjoyed your time at the house! You are welcome back anytime!
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The perfect cottage in the perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time on the Black Isle. The cottage is perfect - comfortable, clean and homely - and the position at the end of Chanonry Point is unique. While we didn't have dolphin action every day, we did see them within an hour of arriving and most days afterwards. If you don't, we can recommend taking a rib out into the Firth to see them. To be honest though there are so many things to do that you have to remind yourself to sit back, relax and take in the view. All in all we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and we certainly aim to come back to this lovely cottage as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A belated thank you for leaving us a review - we always love hearing what our guests got up to - thanks for the guest book entry and note too! So glad you enjoyed it and you are welcome back anytime : )
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Wonderful Stay in Fortrose

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about how wonderful this house and location is. My husband and I spent 6 fabulous nights in Rose's lovely home with 4 of our friends in August. We explored the Highlands, Cairngorms, watched dolphins, took a day trip to the west coast and my husband even golfed one day at the Fortrose/Rosemarkie Golf Club that is a stones throw away from the house. Within short walking distance of the house is Fairy Glen, a magical waterfall and the towns of Rosemarkie and Fortrose. We are already discussing when we can go back!

We felt right at home and had a lovely welcome basket waiting for us with a packet of touring information about the area. This house is a gem and one of those rare finds on VRBO that is truly even better than the photos show (and we had high expectations from the photos!). Thakn you Rose for sharing your house with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed lovely review. We are so glad you had a great time and managed to fit so much in - it was a pleasure hosting you on your first trip to Scotland. We hope to see you again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Crofter's Bistro
Nearest Beach
Chanonry Point and Rosemarkie Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $698.23

Check in time is AFTER 4pm - Check out time is BY 11.00am. Strictly no early arrivals or late departures please, we need the time to get the house the best it can be for all our guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.