Strathpeffer, Ross-shireGuest Rating
Raven’s Cottage is a charming detached cottage set in beautiful gardens in a handy central location in Strathpeffer in Ross-shire, from which there is great touring in all directions.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
This characterful cottage is actually one of the oldest buildings in the village that has been carefully brought up-to-date without losing any of its traditional appeal. There is plenty of space to spread out into with an L-shaped sitting/dining room with an electric stove and a separate cosy snug with a wood-burning stove to curl up in front of.
Steps lead up to the neat and well-equipped kitchen that is partly open to the dining area so the nominated cook doesn’t have to miss out on all the fun! At the end of the kitchen is a little utility room that houses the washing machine and has a useful WC just off it.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double bedroom with decorative fireplace and a twin room, as well as a modern bathroom with bath and shower over and a useful storage area with a window seat looking out over the garden.
The large garden is well landscaped and surrounded by a high hedge that provides plenty of privacy. The raised patio seating area is the ideal place for alfresco dining or admiring the plants and shrubs from and there is offroad parking just beside the garden with a pretty archway leading through to the house.
Strathpeffer is lovely to wander around with an ice cream parlour and coffee shop just a stone’s throw away, interesting shops to explore and a choice of eateries.
The village has a fascinating history as a 19th century health resort where people would come to experience the benefits of the healing waters from the mineral springs.
The original spa pavilion has been refurbished and turned into a venue for various concerts and events throughout the year and the little pump room houses an exhibition on Strathpeffer’s history and spa treatments.
Part of the old train station now houses the Highland Museum of Childhood which has an impressive collection of toys and dolls and offers an insight into the lives of Highland children in times gone by. On Saturday evenings in the summer months it is delightful to gather in the town square to hear the local pipe band play and see some traditional Highland dancing.
Golfers will enjoy a round at the Strathpeffer Spa Golf Course that offers reasonable green fees for visitors and beautiful views of the Cromarty Firth and whisky enthusiasts will want to head to the Glen Ord Distillery (7.5 miles) for a tour or tasting session.
A circular walking route leads from the Black Muir Wood carpark on the edge of Strathpeffer up to the Touchstone Maze that is made up of 81 different stones brought in from all across Scotland. Dingwall (5 miles) is the place for supermarket shopping or a dip in the swimming pool at the leisure centre and a half hour train ride takes you right into ‘the capital of the Highlands’ - Inverness.
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.
Open plan sitting/dining room with electric stove, TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric induction hob and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher etc
Snug with wood burning stove
Utility room with washing machine and microwave
WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £30 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is included (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small).
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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% w/c 15 Sep 18 From 15/09/2018 to 21/09/2018
- Save 10% w/c 06 Oct 18 From 06/10/2018 to 12/10/2018
- Save 10% w/c 13 Oct 18 From 13/10/2018 to 19/10/2018
- Save 10% w/c 20 Oct 18 From 20/10/2018 to 26/10/2018
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£495.00||£550.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£425.00||£465.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£495.00||£550.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£345.00||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£595.00||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£595.00||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£345.00||£395.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£425.00||£465.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£495.00||£550.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£425.00||£465.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£495.00||£550.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£595.00||£650.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£495.00||£550.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£595.00||£650.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£495.00||£550.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£425.00||£465.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£495.00||£550.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£345.00||£395.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£595.00||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£595.00||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||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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