Balblair, Black Isle, InvernessGuest Rating
The romantic-sounding Black Isle is not really an island at all, but a particularly beautiful peninsula which lies between the Moray and Cromarty Firth about 20 miles north of Inverness. Here, high on a hill, with magnificent views over the Cromarty Firth, is Resolis Cottage, an enchanting and high spec conversion of an old steading building, just for two people.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The cottage adjoins the owner's house, which is only intermittently occupied. Inside it has been furnished and equipped with the greatest care and good taste and has a modern kitchen, a spacious living room with wood-burning stove, a large bedroom with zip link beds and a shower room.
It has an extensive grass garden (with furniture) on a very quiet country lane which will have almost no passing traffic and there is parking right at the house.
Just beyond the cottage is Udale Bay, which is famous for its bird life and where there is an RSPB reserve (only one of several such sites, for example, Munlochy Bay on the Black Isle).
It is just 8 miles from the unique and picturesque village of Cromarty, where you can wander along the little lanes between the cottages and, in summer, become quite intoxicated by the scent of the flowers in the cottage gardens.
Down the south side of the peninsula are the pretty towns of Rosemarkie/Fortrose and the village of Avoch (pronounced Och). Fortrose has a ruined abbey and you can walk or drive out to the famous Chanonry Point, arguably the best spot in Europe for dolphin spotting as the pods pass through the narrows here on their way to the inner Sound. On this bit of land there is also a well-known golf course, designed by James Braid, which, lying as it does between the gorse and the sea, will challenge the prowess of even the most skilful golfer.
To the east of this is the Black Isle Wildlife Park and the Black Isle Brewery, an essential refuelling stop for all those with a taste for a superb range of beers. At the Tore roundabout, where you join the A9 at the base of the peninsula, look out for the red kites which have recently been reintroduced there.
That takes you back onto the 'mainland' where you have the delights of Inverness, the Moray Coast, Loch Ness and Glen Affric to choose from. If that is not enough, you can head north to the glorious beaches and championship golf course at Dornoch, or even further to John o'Groats and the very north coast. Or westward to Skye and the beauties of the north-west coast. With excellent road connections in all directions, you really will have plenty to choose from.
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.
Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge-freezer, washing machine and microwave, etc
Sitting/Dining room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD
Double bedroom (super-king converts to twin)
Shower room with shower, WC and wash hand basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (supply of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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).
- Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
- Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
- Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
- February Half Term From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
- Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
- New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£425.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£295.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£495.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£495.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£295.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£365.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£425.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£365.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£425.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£495.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£425.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£495.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£425.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£365.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£425.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£295.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£495.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£495.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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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First class accommodation in a very peaceful location. The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard; it is ex...Read More
The cottage was clean and comfortable, great location. Annie and Gordon were friendly and welcoming. We could not fault ...Read More
Beautiful comfortable cottage in a great location. Owners friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our next visit.
Owners were very helpful although not intrusive. View from lounge window over the Cromarty Firth was a bonus. We cycled ...Read More
Superb accommodation, beautiful location.
'The cottage was beautiful, clean, warm and so comfortable with everything one needed. In all we had a very happy and relaxing holiday.'
'Fantastic and comfortable cottage in what we know is a beautiful part of the world.'
'The cottage was fantastic, well-equipped and very comfortable. This has been without a doubt the best cottage we have rented from you so far and we look forward to visiting it again.'
'Two glorious weeks in this so comfortable place! Each day a treat and so many rainbows we lost count. We basked in warm sunshine and saw the dolphins at Chanonry Point.'
'End of an enjoyable week in this lovely corner of Scotland, greatly enhanced by the super accommodation to return to each evening.'
'The views from the rear of the cottage are lovely and attract spectacular sunsets. The cottage is spacious and immaculately furnished.'