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The Old Fisherman's Cottage

Avoch, Near Fortrose, The Black Isle

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Old Fisherman’s Cottage is a charming, 200-year-old listed cottage set right by the picturesque coast in the village of Avoch, near the Cathedral town of Fortrose (5 miles) on the Black Isle.

Quick Info

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

The cottage is one of the traditional, detached stone fisherman's cottages which give the village such tremendous character. Step down into it from the quiet, winding shore road and its pretty garden.

Unusually for houses in the village, most windows face south towards the Moray Firth and from its top windows the famous pods of bottlenose dolphins can often be seen as they swim towards the inner narrows.

Inside it is lovely and cosy due to the thick traditional walls and the wood-burning stove in the sitting room adds further to the warm and inviting ambience. The dining room is just off the well-equipped kitchen so it is very handy for serving up tasty meals and there is also a shower room on this level.

Both of the bedrooms are laid out upstairs to make the most of the wonderful sea views with a spacious double bedroom and a twin room that share a light and bright bathroom.

The shingle shore is just over the wall from the enclosed garden and the little shops, pubs and eating places of this tiny working village are within easy walking distance.

Map & Local

Locally, by car you can easily discover Rosemarkie (3 miles), the prime dolphin-spotting site at Chanonry Point (3.5 miles), the old town of Cromarty (11.5 miles) at the head of the peninsula and all of this beautiful unspoilt area.

The Black Isle is famous for its birdlife with red kites having been reintroduced into the area and often be spotted (particularly near the Tore roundabout) and Munlochy Bay being a well-known haven for wading birds.

Children may be more interested in the long sandy beach at Rosemarkie 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 (6 miles), while for whisky lovers there is a distillery at Muir of Ord (12.5 miles).

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 are bound to love the Clynelish Distillery at Brora (56 miles).

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 the ferry allows for day trips 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.




(one step down)
Sitting room with wood burning stove and TV(Smart)
Dining room
Small kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, electric cooker, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters (INCLUDED) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (1 large dog, 1 medium dog, 2 small dogs, 1 cat). 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

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 £595.00
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 £895.00
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 £895.00
06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022 £595.00
05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022 £695.00
02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022 £795.00
23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022 £695.00
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 £795.00
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 £895.00
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 £795.00
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £895.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £950.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £795.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £695.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £795.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £595.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £895.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £895.00
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required