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The Old Manse

Jemimaville, Black Isle, Inverness

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At the heart of the pretty village of Jemimaville is The Old Manse, an elegant Regency style house set in beautiful grounds that lead right down to the shore of the Cromarty Firth, near Cromarty on the Black Isle.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

The house dates all the way back to 1848 and is beautifully presented throughout. The owners have managed to cleverly combine traditional features such as high ceilings and decorative fireplaces with all of the expected modern comforts.

In the main dining kitchen a large bay window floods the room with light making it a delightful place to eat together. The cosy sitting room is kept toasty by a wood-burning stove and there the twin and double bedrooms on this level that make use of a walk-in shower and separate WC.

A double bedroom sits mid-level between the ground floor and the lower ground floor and below that is an attractive twin bedroom, a family bathroom and a handy games room/snug/TV room with a table tennis table. There is also a second kitchen/dining room so it is ideal if some of the party want some of their own space to spread out into.

Secure storage has been provided for sports equipment, etc and the large grassed garden has some lovely, mature plants and trees. Beyond the garden is a path that leads down to the shoreline which is the perfect place for wildlife spotting or simply enjoying the beautiful view.

Map & Local

Geese, ospreys and other seabirds can be seen from the shore and at the Udale Bay RSPB site just along the road a wildlife hide allows for a better, close-up look. The Northern Lights are visible in just the right conditions so a lucky few may manage to spot them.

Cromarty (5 miles) has lots of independent shops that are nice to have a wander and browse around and there is also a grocery shop and a good choice of places to eat. For those who prefer to explore on two wheels bike hire is available and EcoVentures offers boat trips out to see the wonderful local colony of bottlenose dolphins.

Rosemarkie’s (6.5 miles) lovely long stretch of sandy beach is great for seaside walks or rockpooling when the tide is out and the town’s Groam House Museum houses some impressive Pictish stones.

At the Learnie Red Rock Trails (5.5 miles) just outside Rosemarkie the range of mountain biking trails has something to suit everyone as well as a dirt jump area to try out. Fortrose (7 miles) has a small supermarket and at the Rosemarkie and Fortrose Golf Club the 18 hole course offers the chance to play on one of the oldest recorded clubs in the world!

In Dingwall (15 miles) there are a range of shops, a leisure centre with a swimming pool and a museum with exhibits on the town’s history. Liquid Footprints run canoeing, gorge scrambling and sea kayaking expeditions and the train station in Dingwall links up to Inverness in just 35 minutes for day trips.

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.



Ground floor

Sitting room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, digital radio, CD player and selection of CDs
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, etc
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Shower only
WC and wash basin.

1st floor

Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom (7 steps down).

Lower ground floor

Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
Games/snug with TV/DVD (and collection of DVDs) and table tennis table
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading 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 open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 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.

Please note: For The Old Manse, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.



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 Sleeps 8
30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024 £795.00 £895.00
20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024 POA POA
04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024 POA POA
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 POA POA
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28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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.

For The Old Manse, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.


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Very relaxing location with good views


The Old Manse is a lovely cottage.
Very deceptive in size, it’s actually huge. Plenty of room to spread out and wo...

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We had a magical time , this house is in a super location and very spacious with a great garden. It accommodated 8 adult...

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It was a magical week. We only wish we'd stayed longer.


Great lovely stay at Old cottage


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