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Chanonry Point Cottage

Near Fortrose, The Black Isle

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Welcome to the cottage situated at what is arguably the dolphin-watching centre of the world!

Quick Info

Sleeps: 3/4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed

Chanonry Point Cottage is situated a few yards from the lighthouse of the same name on the Moray Firth coast of the Black Isle, just north of Inverness (all facilities). The pods of dolphins making for the inner waters of the Firth all have to pass through these narrows and it is very seldom that there are not some to be seen from the windows of the cottage.

It is just a mile from the pretty villages of Rosemarkie (shops, pubs, restaurants, hotels and a leisure centre) and Fortrose, with its ruined 13th century cathedral. The area is also famous for its Pictish remains. The road from the villages to the cottage runs past the renowned but fiendish 18-hole links golf course designed by James Braid - for between a rock and a hard place, read the gorse and the sea!

In addition to its wonderful location, Chanonry Point is a snug and delightful cottage. It is double-glazed for additional warmth, though the afternoon and evening sun beating through the west-facing windows of the sitting and dining rooms also does a very efficient job!

The road stops at the cottage, where it joins an old stone jetty going along to the lighthouse. Just over the wall, there is a shingle beach. There is ample parking and a grass garden at the side.

Please note: Due to its location the cottage is not suitable for children under 10.

Map & Local

The area has some wonderful walks, one of the nearest of which is from Rosemarkie to the Fairy Glen. There are water sports in the Firth, quite apart from boat trips to see the ubiquitous dolphins and a wildlife park to the south of Munlochy (7 miles).

Inverness, capital of the Highlands, is only 14 miles away. If, as a change from dolphins, you fancy some monster watching, Loch Ness is only 20 miles away. The Black Isle Brewery near Cromarty (10 miles) produces organic beers and lagers, or, if you prefer a drop of the hard stuff, you can join the Whisky Trail at Tomatin (27 miles).

The west is also easily accessible. Torridon, with its famous mountain ranges, is within two hours' drive and even Kyle of Lochalsh and Skye (80 miles) can be visited in a day.

The Battlefield at Culloden (19 miles), which still retains its haunting atmosphere on even the brightest days, should not be missed. Further up the coast from there is Fort George (26 miles) and Findhorn (43 miles) with fine sandy beaches. This coast has been recorded as having the most clear days per year in the whole of Scotland, perhaps the reason why the RAF chose Lossiemouth for their base!

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.




Sitting room with TV/DVD
Dining room
Kitchen with gas hob/oven, fridge, microwave, washing machine, etc
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.


Twin bedroom.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 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 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £595.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £395.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £695.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £695.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 £395.00
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 £495.00
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 £595.00
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 £495.00
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 £595.00
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 £695.00
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 £595.00
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 £695.00
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £595.00
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 £495.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £595.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £395.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £695.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £695.00
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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