Herdsman's Cottage

Bogallan, The Black Isle

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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: 2/4 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 (8m) 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.

Further north, you can head for Dornoch (39m) 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.

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.




Lounge/dining area/kitchen with multi-fuel stove + TV/DVD + electric hob/oven + dishwasher + microwave + fridge, etc.
Utility area with washer drier and freezer
Double bed room with TV and adjacent room with shower + WC and basin.
Twin bed room with TV and ensuite room with bath/shower + WC and basin.


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

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Stair Gate
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 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.



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

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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% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
  • Save 10% - March 2017 From 11/03/2017 to 31/03/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £495.00 £515.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £595.00 £615.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £495.00 £515.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £595.00 £615.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £695.00 £715.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £595.00 £615.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £695.00 £715.00
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 £715.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £695.00 £715.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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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