Herdsman's Cottage

Bogallan, The Black Isle, By Inverness

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The Herdsman's Cottage on the Black Isle is situated in a quiet location just a few minutes drive north of Inverness, readily accessible from the fast A9, with red kites nesting in the adjacent woodland.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • Green Credentials
  • WiFi

It stands on the owners' working croft, with their gentle Highland cattle grazing nearby and is superbly situated for exploring the Moray Firth and the north west and north east coasts of Scotland.

Newly created, with great imagination, from an old cottage and byre, this delightful, whitewashed cottage combines traditional charm with all the modern comforts. With its thick walls, double glazing, multi-fuel stove and electric heating it is cosy in all seasons. It also has 'green' credentials with its excellent insulation and solar panels that generate most of its electricity.

The open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area has a vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams and lovely views over the countryside towards the often snow-capped peak of Ben Wyvis. The modern kitchen has every appliance you are likely to need, including an integrated oven and hob and dishwasher. Both the double bedroom and the twin bedroom are tastefully furnished with Sanderson bedding. Both bedrooms are downstairs so are ideal for those of limited mobility and they also have en suite facilities with underfloor heating. Throughout, there is lots of lovely natural wood. Upstairs, there is a further, most attractive galleried snug.

The cottage has been awarded a Green Tourism Silver Award for environmental management and has been approved by the Walkers' and Cyclists' Welcome Schemes (Herdsman's has lockable bike storage and a drying area for wet boots and clothes).

Outside, the cottage is surrounded by a large grass garden with a patio area (with pine furniture), fruit trees, a wild flower area and shrubs specifically planted to attract wild life. Grazing for ponies can be arranged if required and there are numerous woodland tracks for excellent riding.

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Map & Local

Bogallan is on the Black Isle, which is not an island at all, but a peninsula sandwiched between the Moray and Cromarty Firths. The cottage is very close to the Black Isle Wild Life Park.

Fortrose and Rosemarkie (8 miles) are pretty villages with interesting chapel ruins and an excellent (and fiendish) golf course. There are in fact ten different golf courses within easy reach of Herdsman's Cottage. Chanonry Point, just south of there, is one of the most famous places in all Europe for seeing dolphins. The nearest beach with miles of lovely sand is at Rosemarkie.

The increasingly popular North Coast 500 driving route runs through Muir of Ord (9 miles) and has become known as 'Scotland's answer to Route 66'. This 500 mile circular route stretches all the way from Inverness up around the north coast, down the west coast and back across to Inverness with some challenging blind corners and hairpin bends to tackle and absolutely stunning scenery to take in along the way.

Further north, you can head for Dornoch (39 miles) with its cathedral, golf course and beaches, or head over to the west coast to Ullapool and Gairloch and the wonderful sub tropical gardens at Inverewe. Or if the mountains of the far north west are calling you, the walkers' and climbers' mecca of Torridon is only an hour's drive away.

You can be on Skye in a couple of hours or drive down Loch Ness and follow the Great Glen to Oban. Skiers can be at Aviemore in 45 minutes with the Nevis Range and the Lecht slightly further away.

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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.




Sitting/dining room/kitchen with multi-fuel stove, TV/DVD, electric hob/oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, etc
Utility area with washing machine/tumble dryer and freezer
Double bedroom with TV and adjacent shower room with WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with TV and en suite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.


Narrow staircase to galleried snug/additional dining area with CD player and digital radio.

What's included

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

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 storage heaters, electric panel heaters and multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Wifi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Sat

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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 12 Aug 17 From 12/08/2017 to 18/08/2017
  • 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 4
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £695.00 £695.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £595.00 £615.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £495.00 £515.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £595.00 £615.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00 £425.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £695.00 £695.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £695.00 £695.00
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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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We have stayed at Herdsman's Cottage a number of times.The owners are very welcoming and the cottage itself is well equi...

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All in all Herdsmans Cottage was very comfortable and we'll appointed and the poor rating relates to value for money. We...

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Thank you for your review. The cottage has a very high level of insulation and also has solar panels so a lot of the pow...

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Gorgeous cottage in a fab location; hosts very welcoming and helpful; just the place for a relaxing, chilled week.

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