Anchor Cottage

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One of the particular charms of the little village of Avoch (pronounced 'Och') on the Black Isle just north of Inverness, are the little lanes of picturesque fishermen's cottages which huddle side-on to the sea there. These all glory in the title of 'street' and all have Christian names. Along one of these, just a few yards from the shore, is Anchor Cottage, which has now been beautifully restored by the owners to make a delightful holiday home.

Quick Info

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

Though from the outside it appears quite small, it proves on entry to be surprisingly spacious. The cosy sitting room has a log fire, there is a separate dining room and a kitchen downstairs, while upstairs are two bedrooms, both with sea views, and a bathroom.

Outside, to the rear, is a little secure, enclosed, courtyard garden (furniture.) Electric central heating and double glazing ensure its cosiness.

The village has a beach and working harbour, a small supermarket and a pub. Dolphin-watching cruises depart from the harbour, for the Moray Firth here is one of the foremost places in the UK for seeing bottle-nose dolphins. Chanonry Point, which is the best place to see them, is only 2 miles from the cottage.

Map & Local

The Black Isle is a wonderful tourist area with excellent walks, cycle tracks and attractions such as the pretty village of Cromarty.

Those with an interest in wildlife will be able to see many species of birds in Munlochy Bay, a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). Otters, red squirrels and pine martens may also be seen in the surrounding countryside. The Black Isle is the setting for the introduction of the rare red kite and visitors should look out for them near the Tore roundabout en route to the cottage. They are easily recognised by their distinctive notched tail.

Further afield, there is Inverness, which can be reached in under half an hour, and beyond that, Loch Ness and the wonderful Glens Affric and Cannich. To the north it is only a couple of hours to John O' Groats, or head towards the west coast at Ullapool or Lochinver.

The haunting battlefield of Culloden lies just to the east of Inverness, as does Fort George, a perfectly preserved Hanoverian fort, on the far side of the straits across from Chanonry Point.

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 room with open fire, TV and DVD
Dining room
Kitchen with electric cooker with ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, microwave, etc.


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with shower/bath, WC and basin

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters and open-fire (Fuel INCLUDED) . A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 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


  • 2 Week Discount (£50)
  • Save 10% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 24 Sep 16 From 24/09/2016 to 30/09/2016
  • Save 15% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016
  • Save £50 - 6 night break! (CA7) From 01/10/2016 to 06/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £395.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £495.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £395.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £595.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £595.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 POA
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 POA
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 POA
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 POA
02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 POA
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 POA
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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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Very steep stairs that perhaps I didnt' pick up in the description. It is the cleanest holiday let I have ever had. Grea...

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good location, good condition, good-sized rooms, well appointed. Would recommend


Anchor Cottage is a beautifully maintained cottage in the very picturesque village of Avoch on the Black Isle. The owner...

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Superb, lovely cottage, exceptional garden, lovely owners. All this and Dolphins. Hope to stay again in the future as t...

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Loved the fact you could walk round the village at night especially with the dog. Very relaxing place for a holiday. Nei...

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