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Ivy Cottage

26 reviews
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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
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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
Interaction with guests
As we live nearby ourselves we will be there to meet you personally on most occasions and are available to sort any problems that might arise during your stay. We are also available to add local knowledge to any trips you might be planning and info on trips by previous guests is available on our Facebook page. We also encourage our guests to witness our daily croft activities managing our flock of sheep and to visit the local auction mart in Dingwall
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Ivy Cottage was a superior accommodation - wonderfully warm, cosy and livable. We really appreciated the very generous welcome basket - oatcakes, shortbread, wine, milk, bread and butter. Angus and Fiona are very genuine, friendly and obliging hosts, and made themselves available for any help...More

Date of stay: September 2018
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Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you Peter - Glad you enjoyed yourselves at Ivy Cottage despite the weather but if its any comfort to you it got worse after you left !!

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

After a month’s vacation in Scotland and Ireland, this delightful cottage is #1 on our list of accommodations. It is beautifully situated with most amazing views and is extremely well equipped with everything one requires and very comfortably furnished. It is spotlessly clean and the...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Rosalind P
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Glad you had a lovely stay at the cottage and with some beautiful weather during your stay you were able to see The Scottish countryside at its best.

Reviewed 16 June 2018

Just back from a week in this beautifully presented holiday cottage, with everything you need, even a lovely welcome pack. Angus and Fiona both very helpful, as my husband was looking for somewhere to fish, Angus printed off name of fishery which was not too...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that the cottage and fishing was suitable for you both. It was a pleasure having you.

Reviewed 12 January 2018

We stayed for a few nights in October. Angus the owner was very helpful and kind. The cottage is very clean, beautifully furnished with a lovely log burner. The owners also left us a welcome hamper with loads of goodies ( wine/ cake chocolates etc)...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Angela G
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Glad you enjoyed your short break and you are welcome back at Ivy Cottage anytime

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
Additional amenities & feature info
Renovated and re-decorated to a high standard the cottage is fully centrally heated and has a wood burning stove in the living room adding to the traditional feel. Master bedroom with kingsize bed , twin bedroom with 2 single beds and 3rd bedroom with superior bunk beds . Fully fitted kitchen with tumble dryer. Cot and child’s high chair available on request
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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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