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25 reviews
Looking up from millpond to Ivy Cottage
Cottage with Ben Wyvis in background
Living room
View from patio at Ivy Cottage
Master Double Bedroom with Anta tartan
Driveway leading to ivy Cottage
Kitchen / dining area
Bathroom re-furbished 2014
Bathroom re-furbished 2014
Twin Bedroom
Cottage with a snowy  Ben Wyvis in background
Kitchen
Nighttime sky at cottage
Standing stones above cottage
Master double Bedroom
Master bedroom
Sheep graze in the fields surrounding the cottage.
Bedroom 3 with superior bunk beds.
View from kitchen window.
A warm welcome awaits you.
View from patio.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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lindaquai...
Phoenix, AZ
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Ivy Cottage is the BEST!”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

Ivy Cottage is in a wonderful location, at the top of a hill, so the views past the sheep-filled meadows to the hills and snow-covered mountains beyond, were incredible. Angus was the best possible host and provided us with a lovely and comfortable home which our family of three generations truly enjoyed. I cannot wait to return, and I highly recommend Ivy Cottage.

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Liked best: The House itself, the location, the views, thoughtfulness of the owner, Angus,
Liked least: only staying 2 nights was too short a stay.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Nov 2013
Glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage whilst visiting the heartland of your clan in Scotland. The views are even more stunning on a summer evening compared to a wet and wild November day so hope to see you back some day.
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Suleskerr...
Orphir, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 31 October 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Found this wee gem while looking for a last minute short break for 3 nights, very reasonable price of £50 per night. The cottage is in a lovely location, well equipped and very cosy with a wood burning stove . Angus and Fiona were very friendly and helpful, especially when there were problems with the broadband, and then the heavy snowfall. What a joy to be able to see red kites when you open the curtains, and the views are just stunning! Wonderful area for walking and wildlife, and not far from Strathpeffer or Dingwall. I would certainly recommend it, and I hope to return for a longer break soon.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
4 Nov 2013
Delighted you enjoyed your stay despite the broadband gremlins !!Glad you enjoyed watching the Red Kites.
Amazing sight this morning - the red kite swooped to steal a wee field mouse Millie cat was stalking and about to pounce on.
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Gillian P
Abertillery, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Dream Cottage + Dream View = Dream Holiday”
Reviewed 19 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

If you're thinking thatched cottage and shabby chic interior, think again. Ivy cottage is modern, and has been beautifully renovated. It's light, spacious and warm, and the views to the distant mountains are breathtaking.

We had a lovely, warm welcome from Angus and Fiona - and Shep, the naughty sheepdog - and we soon settled in to our new, temporary home, helped by the ample welcome basket waiting for us.

The cottage is on a working croft, so there are lots of sheep and lambs. Last thing at night, as you draw the curtains for bed, there's bound to be a sheep outside your window, and, sure enough, when you open the curtains in the morning, there's another one (or four) looking up at you. What a great feeling that is!

This was an ideal location for us, midway between Strathpeffer and Dingwall. The drive to the main road is a bit hairy, but, once there, access to Easter Ross, Loch Ness and the Cairngorms is easy.

I would recommend this cottage to anyone. It's quiet and peaceful, and a million miles from the hustle and bustle of a town or city. Book it now it's worth it!

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Liked best: The hosts, the views, the sheep and the tranquillity - and Shep!
Liked least: Nothing, I liked everything equally
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jun 2013
Glad that Ivy Cottage was as good as you had hoped for and that you enjoyed the stunning views. Unfortunately Shep the sheepdog has forgotten all about you and is now best friends with this weeks guests!!
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milly53
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
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“Just perfect”
Reviewed 18 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Ivy Cottage looked and sounded idyllic from the web site, and it certainly was!! The views are outstanding, and you can see for miles. . The only sound you hear is the beating of sheep and the new lambs.Watch the red kites circling around overhead. Ivy cottage is done to exceptional standards, with everything you need. Open the curtains and see the sheep right outside the windows. Peace perfect peace..
The owners who live at the end of the lane are such friendly and helpful people. Shep the sheepdog is a joy. All in all, a perfect place to rest after a busy day sightseeing

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
20 Jun 2013
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage and that it met your expectations. Shep the naughty dog and the pet lambs miss your attention !!!
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2013 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: The whole experience. My best weeks holiday for a long time.
Liked least: The weather was a bit wet....but then again....it is Scotland!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jan 2013
Delighted you ( and your dogs) enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy the cottage and the lovely countryside and various outdoor activities nearby .
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ronaldkoc...
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
9 Sep 2017
It was a pleasure having you at Ivy Cottage and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Jonas will have a great future as a shepherd .
Poor Shep still looks up to the cottage to see if the new guests are going to play fetch with him with no luck!
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Cobus10
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Liked best: Kwaliteit en uitrusting van het huisje
Liked least: Iets te kleine badkamer, zeker al je met zes personen zou zijn.
Travelling group: Partner
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Management Response
8 Jun 2016
You certainly made the most of your trip and saw a lot of the Scottish countryside despite the mixed weather for your visit.The sheep are missing your vegetable treats !!!!
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