The Old Fisherman's Cottage

Avoch, The Black Isle, Ross-shire

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A 200 year old listed cottage, Old Fisherman's Cottage, right on the coast in the quaint conservation village of Avoch is 10 miles north of Inverness and less than one mile south of the small Cathedral town of Fortrose (sandy beach and links golf course) on the peninsula called 'The Black Isle'.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

The cottage is one of the original detached traditional stone fisherman's cottages which give the village such tremendous character. You step down into this cottage from the quiet, winding shore road and from its tiny shore garden.

Unusually for houses in the village, most windows face south towards the Moray Firth and from its top windows, you can, if you're lucky, see the famous pods of bottlenose dolphins as they swim towards the inner narrows.

Double-glazed, cosy and charming, it is sympathetically furnished with all modern comforts. With a downstairs twin bedroom and en suite shower (with underfloor heating) and a further double bedroom, single bedroom and bathroom upstairs, it provides conveniently configured and quite ideal holiday accommodation.

The shingle shore is just over the garden wall and the little shops, pubs and eating places of this tiny working village are within easy walking distance.

Map & Local

Locally, by car you can easily discover Rosemarkie, the prime dolphin-spotting site at Chanonry Point (where there is also an excellent golf course), the old town of Cromarty at the head of the peninsula and all this unspoilt, historic, scenically beautiful area.

The Black Isle is also famous for its birdlife. In the last few years red kites have been reintroduced into the area and can often be seen, particularly near the Tore roundabout and Munlochy Bay is a well-known haven for wading birds.

Children may be more interested in the Black Isle Wildlife Park, featuring everything from llamas to racoons and meerkats to wallabies! No visit would be complete without a visit to the Black Isle Brewery, while for whisky lovers, there is a distillery at Muir of Ord.

To the north, the wonderful beaches at the pretty town of Dornoch are within an easy drive. A visit here could perhaps be combined with a visit to Dunrobin Castle (51 miles) with its towers and turrets, which hosts frequent events and falconry displays. The Glenmorangie and Balblair Distilleries are en route and whisky connoisseurs will be aware that the Clynelish Distillery at Brora is also nearby.

Further afield, the West Coast (Torridon, Gairloch and the Ullapool area), the Moray Coast, Loch Ness and even Skye can be visited. Alternatively, you can head due north and reach John O' Groats within a couple of hours, where, from Gill's Bay, you can take the ferry for a day trip to Orkney.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




(one step down)
Sitting/Dining room with open-fire and TV/DVD.
Small kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, electric-cooker etc.
Twin-bed room with TV and ensuite shower room with WC and basin.


Double-bed room.
Single-bed room.
Bathroom with a bath, WC and basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric space heaters, underfloor heating (downstairs en suite only) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 medium, 2 small). No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - w/c 19 Aug 17 From 19/08/2017 to 25/08/2017
  • Save 15% - w/c 26 Aug 17 From 26/08/2017 to 01/09/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 5
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 POA £634.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 POA £556.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 POA £468.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA £556.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA £395.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA £634.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 POA £634.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 £395.00 £450.00
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 £465.00 £495.00
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 £395.00 £450.00
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 £465.00 £495.00
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £550.00 £575.00
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 £465.00 £495.00
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 £550.00 £575.00
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 £650.00 £650.00
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 £550.00 £575.00
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £650.00 £650.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £550.00 £575.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £465.00 £495.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £550.00 £575.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £395.00 £450.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £650.00 £650.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £650.00 £650.00
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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Clean, comfortable and well maintained.


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Excellent cottage


Clean, plenty room, ideal for joint sharing and amenities close by


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