Rose Cottage at Contin
Near Strathpeffer, Ross-shireGuest Rating
Rose Cottage sits in pretty gardens right by the riverside down a quiet lane in the village of Contin in Ross-shire, just 19 miles from the city of Inverness.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This traditional cottage has been substantially extended and refurbished to create a spacious and inviting holiday home that is very tastefully presented throughout. You are welcomed by the bright and airy entry hall that comes complete with a contemporary granddaughter clock.
The open plan living area at the centre of the cottage is the ideal place to gather and cosy up in front of the wood-burning stove. The well-equipped kitchen area has plenty of space for cooking with dining alongside and the whole place is brightened by large windows and one wall made entirely of glass with doors opening out onto a charming patio area (with furniture). There is an attractive double bedroom with further doors to the garden and a handy shower room downstairs, as well as a useful utility room with laundry facilities.
Upstairs are a further double bedroom (with king-size bed), a family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower and a snug with a twin bedroom behind it. The snug area has been incorporated into the gable end of the house with windows positioned to take advantage of the views out towards the Black Water river.
There is plenty of parking right by the door and the extensive grassed garden leads right down to the river where you can fish for brown trout directly from the bank. The river is not fenced so care should be taken, particularly with children.
The village shop is only 5 minutes’ walk away and there is a hotel restaurant a little further on if you fancy treating yourself to lunch or an evening meal.
A mountain biking trail leads from the village through the forest to the impressive Rogie Falls waterfalls (bikes can be hired in Strathpeffer) or it is only 1.5 miles away by car. There is a suspension bridge that offers the best view of the falls and at the right time of year you can even see salmon leaping in the water.
Strathpeffer (2.5 miles) is a Victorian spa village set in the shadow of the mighty Ben Wyvis where there are few shops, eateries and an 18 hole golf course. On Saturday evenings in the summer the local pipeband performs in the square with a display of Highland dancing. Every year the village hosts the Strathpuffer 24, a 24 hour mountain bike endurance race that is certainly not for the faint hearted and, as it takes place in January, riders can have some tough weather conditions to deal with.
Bird watchers will enjoy a trip to the RSPB site at Tollies Red Kite Natural Reserve (6 miles) where you can see red kites and other birds up close with excellent views of the feeding table from inside the visitor centre. These magnificent birds were re-introduced to the north east of Scotland as part of a conservation project after being absent for many years and it is a pleasure to spot them with their distinctive forked tails.
The cottage's central location makes it the ideal base for touring in all directions. You can catch the train from Dingwall (8 miles) and be in the centre of Inverness in about half an hour where you will find plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants as well as some beautiful botanic gardens. A bit further afield at Fortrose (20 miles) and neighbouring Rosemarkie there are some lovely sandy beaches and it is well worth heading out to nearby Chanonry Point that is an excellent place to spot bottlenose dolphins.
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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.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine
Double bedroom (king-size)
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash 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 (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£950.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£795.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£695.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£795.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£595.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£950.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£950.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||POA|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||POA|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||POA|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||POA|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||POA|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||POA|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||POA|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||POA|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||POA|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||POA|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||POA|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||POA|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||POA|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|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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Fantastic, beautiful cottage and gardens. Clean and well stocked
Compleet en heerlijk ingericht huis. En een goede uitvalbasis om mooie locaties te bekijken.
Such a comfortable and beautiful house and spotless.
Fabulous location and wonderfully decorated and equipped
cottage was very comfortable and well equipped
'Wonderful accommodation with lovely views and entertainment provided by the birds. Thanks for the basket of goodies - will definitely recommend to friends!'
'We have stayed in many luxurious holiday properties together but we consider unanimously that this accommodation is probably the best we have encountered to-date!'
'A truly wonderful cottage, the attention to detail is excellent and a credit to the owners! The hamper, wine and flowers - so welcoming, thank you!'
'We would definitely return to this fantastically appointed cottage. The log burner made the lounge especially cosy and the top room with its views of the river was especially magical to do morning yoga sessions in!'
'What a lovely stay we have had here at Rose Cottage. The work you have undertaken is remarkable and the finished product is absolutely stunning. Thank you for making our holiday so memorable.'
'The elegant uplifting design showcases the beautiful scenery outdoors. The fire is easy to light and to keep going. Strathpeffer is a lovely place to visit with its own excellent walks and is easily reached by bus.'
'Rose Cottage is a gem of a find and we have really enjoyed staying here. There is plenty to do - visits to Ullapool, Tain, Cromarty, Beauly and Dingwall were all good.'
'Thank you for making us feel so welcome. Rose Cottage is a beautiful, well-equipped house in a great location for exploring Wester Ross.'