The Old Fisherman's Cottage
Avoch, Near Fortrose, The Black IsleGuest Rating
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'.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
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 and cosy due to the thick traditional walls, it is sympathetically furnished with all modern comforts and a sitting/dining room at its heart that is warmed by an open fire. With a downstairs twin bedroom with TV and en suite shower, and a further double bedroom, a single bedroom with a seating area that has great views out over the Moray Firth and a 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.
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 long sandy beach at Rosemarkie (3 miles) with its community café, large play area and tennis courts. No visit to the area 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.
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Sitting/dining room with open fire and TV(Smart)
Small kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, electric cooker, etc
Twin bedroom with TV and en suite shower room with WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
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 and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 medium, 2 small). No smoking.
Please note: For Old Fisherman's Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.
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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|18 Jul 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£695.00||£695.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£595.00||£645.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£595.00||£645.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£595.00||£645.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£450.00||£495.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£695.00||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£695.00||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£450.00||£495.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£495.00||£545.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£595.00||£645.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£495.00||£545.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£595.00||£645.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£695.00||£695.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£595.00||£645.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For Old Fisherman's Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.
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Fab location, comfy cottage
other than other comment, the location and holiday were good
We had a good time, but the upstairs room's shower did not work properly. The owner knew this but had not warned us. Per...Read More
A good location for us. Cottage had everything we needed. It was clean and the linens were of good quality. The bedroom...Read More
The cottage was in a great location for us as a family and to meet with friends.