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Ivy Cottage

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Cottage with Ben Wyvis in background
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Ivy Cottage is a cosy Highland croft house set above a working croft on the hillside between Dingwall and Strathpeffer at the foot of Ben Wyvis. The cottage has stunning panoramic views from the Grampian Mountains to the east across the hills to the south and west with Ben Wyvis to the North. The fully enclosed garden has a picnic bench and garden seat which allows you to relax outside and catch a glimpse of the local population of red kites swoop down on the croft to feed most days. Black grouse, golden eagles, red deer and roe deer can be spotted in the hills up above the cottage. At the bottom of the croft is a tourist viewpoint and memorial to the famous novelist Neil Gunn. If its peace and tranquillity you want from your Highland break then step out the back door and walk for miles...Ivy Cottage is a cosy Highland croft house set above a working croft on the hillside between Dingwall and Strathpeffer at the foot of Ben Wyvis. The cottage has stunning panoramic views from the Grampian Mountains to the east across the hills to the south and west with Ben Wyvis to the North. The fully enclosed garden has a picnic bench and garden seat which allows you to relax outside and catch a glimpse of the local population of red kites swoop down on the croft to feed most days. Black grouse, golden eagles, red deer and roe deer can be spotted in the hills up above the cottage. At the bottom of the croft is a tourist viewpoint and memorial to the famous novelist Neil Gunn. If its peace and tranquillity you want from your Highland break then step out the back door and walk for miles on end enjoying the wildlife and you are unlikely to meet another human being. A 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk west will take you to the historic Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer with its vast array of hotels and restaurants or turn east to arrive in the bustling market town of Dingwall with its swimming pool, supermarket and food takeaways. If you are on a golfing break then the challenging Strathpeffer hillside course is only a 5 minute drive away and at least 10 golf courses are available within a 30 minute drive including the Castle Stuart course. Should you want to fish then stocked lochs are available within a 15 minute drive and permit fishing for brown trout and salmon is available throughout the locality. Sea fishing trips are also available from both the east and west coast. There are also 5 whisky distilleries within a 30 minute drive of the cottage which do regular visitor tours. Loch Ness, and the Culloden Battlefield visitor centre is only a 30 minute drive away and the Moray Firth with its dolphin population is only 25 minutes away. Pets are not allowed in the cottage however dogs can be accommodated in an outhouse complete with run subject to them being kept under control at all times as sheep and cows graze nearby. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dogs are welcome at Ivy Cottage but must be kept in the comfortable outside kennel and run or within the fully enclosed garden during daytime. No parties. There is two steps at the door however a disabled ramp is available with prior notification.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Angus M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect home away from home. Far enough from Dingwall to feel remote but close enough to nip for anything you need. Views absolutely stunning and the cottage is fully equipped for your stay. Angus and Fiona are wonderful hosts and it's lovely to watch Angus...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank LeanneR1312
Reviewed 15 January 2020

We have just returned from spending 3 weeks over Christmas and Hogmanay at Ivy cottage, this was our 3rd stay. We had a wonderful time and didn't want to come home. On arrival there was a gorgeous festive welcome basket as well as bread, milk...More

Date of stay: December 2019
Thank shelle681
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

This well appointed cottage is located in a stunning country location surrounded by farmland, sheep and cows and has the most enviable views. The cottage is well equipped and makes a perfect base for visiting everything the Highlands have to offer. It is just a...More

Date of stay: August 2019
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Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2019

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage . Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage and hopefully we will see you back some time in the future.

Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

We have had a wonderful stay at Ivy Cottage - a lovely, well appointed cottage with incredible views and lovely sheep neighbours. Owner Angus has taken great care of us and we have made lots of lovely memories which we will treasure- including getting the...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Diane M
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2019

It has been a noisy night at Ivy Cottage as Peat and Diesel wonder where their foster family has gone !! Thanks for feeding them all week. Glad you enjoyed your week despite the heavy rain surrounding the area and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 22 April 2019 via mobile

A delightful, comfortable cottage in spectacular surroundings. Our hosts, Angus and Fiona, had thought of everything, including a lovely welcoming basket of bread, milk, butter, cake, oatcakes and a bottle of wine. Lambing was well underway at the farm during our stay adding no another...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Satisfiedtraveler678
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2019

Glad you enjoyed yourselves at Ivy Cotttage and the weather for April was exceptionally good. Lambing is over now so a welcome full nights sleep was had last night. Hope to welcome you back to Ivy Cottage in the future.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
If its peace and tranquillity you want from your Highland break then step out the back door (reliving the route Neil Gunn took for his daily walk) and walk for miles on end enjoying the wildlife and you are unlikely to meet another human being. On your return a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk west will take you to the historic Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer with its vast array of hotels and restaurants or turn east to arrive in the bustling market town of Dingwall with its swimming pool, supermarket and takeaways supplying all types of food. If you are on a golfing break then the challenging Strathpeffer hillside course is only a 5 minute drive away and at least 10 golf courses are available within a 30 minute drive including the Castle Stuart course. Should you want to fish then s...
Getting around
There is a train station in Dingwall 3 miles away and buses every 15 minutes to Inverness from both Strathpeffer and Dingwall however it is recommended that guests have access to a car. Train trips from Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh or Thurso are highly recommended as guests will see scenery that can’t be viewed during car journeys.
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