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Red Kite Cottage

Near Strathpeffer, Ross-shire

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Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

You can see why the Victorians flocked to the elegant spa village of Strathpeffer, about 4 miles west of Dingwall near Inverness, in the heart of the Highlands!

It is a truly delightful place, which offers gracious houses, tennis and golf, a delightful restaurant at the back of the pump room, good hotels and a chocolate shop to die for!

Just 3 miles away, at the end of a minor road, beside the 3,000 year old hill fort of Knockfarrel, and standing quite alone is Red Kite Cottage. This traditional cottage is just 500 metres away from Loch Ussie and has been beautifully refurbished in a modern take on Highland rural style.

This is one of our most popular cottages and it is quite easy to see why. In addition to its idyllic situation it has comfort and character in spades. The living area is open plan, extremely spacious and isn’t short on wow factor either! The large, uncluttered windows make it very bright, and added cheer is afforded by the solid fuel stove at its heart.

As far as dining is concerned, there is a dining table on the axis of this L-shaped space, or a breakfast bar in the kitchen area. The kitchen is extensively fitted and equipped to a very high standard.

Off the living area is the quite magnificent conservatory room with its high vaulted ceiling, from where you can enjoy the glorious panoramic views and the varied and interesting wildlife which thrives in this lovely area. There are also French doors out to a patio terrace (with furniture) that has even more views out across the beautiful surrounding countryside. An open tread staircase leads from the living area up to a further gallery/seating area, with large windows affording yet another opportunity to take in the view. There is also a sofa bed for an additional guest.

There are two bedrooms downstairs, a double and a single, that are both spacious and attractively furnished. A wet room shower that is both practical and very stylish completes the accommodation. Warmed by oil central heating and the solid fuel stove, the cottage is cosy in all seasons.

Map & Local

The area is one of those chosen by the RSPB for a re-introduction programme for the spectacular red kite. They are to be seen in the skies all round the cottage, recognizable by their notched tails.

In fact the whole area is a bird-lover's paradise. In the spring you can go on guided dawn excursions to view the famous 'lek' or mating ritual of the elusive black grouse.

Waymarked walks start from and run past the cottage. It is also a spot popular with hang-gliders. The beautiful Black Isle, where Chanonry Point is arguably the best place in the world to see dolphins swimming past at close quarters, is within a short drive.

The road to Skye and the west runs through the village and the fabulous glens Affric, Cannich and Glen Strathfarrar are all easily accessible, as is Loch Ness to the south. To the north, you can head for John O' Groats and maybe even take a trip on the foot ferry to Orkney. While Strathpeffer has small shops, Dingwall (4 miles) offers serious supermarket shopping and all facilities.

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/kitchen with TV/DVD, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, electric hob and oven, and solid fuel stove etc.
Utility room with washing machine, sink and microwave
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Wet room with shower, WC and wash basin


Gallery with sofa bed

What's included

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

Available Extras

Extra Person


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and solid-fuel stove (fuel INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 large dogs, 2 medium dogs, 2 small dogs). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking. No infants. No children under 5.



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 3
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £795.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £850.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £595.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £795.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £850.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £595.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £695.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £595.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £695.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £795.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £695.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £795.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £895.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £695.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £595.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £695.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £495.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £895.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £895.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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Great cottage en loved the welcome package!


We return to Red Kite several times a year because, for us, it is perfect.. The cottage is well equipped, warm and very ...

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Everything needed in place.

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We are pleased that Red Kite Cottage had everything you needed for your holiday. Thank you for taking your time to leave...

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We have stayed at RKC two or three times a year for the last 12 years, it is warm, very clean, well equipped and Peter &...

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We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Red Kite cottage - the Highlands is a beautiful part of the country.

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Lovely cottage with everything you could want and in a beautiful location. Kind owners. Pity about the weather!


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