Near Cromarty, Black Isle, Inverness
|Sleeps: 16/18||Bedrooms: 8|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 7|
It is difficult not to be immediately impressed and excited on arrival at Poyntzfield House, an exquisite Georgian mansion set in extensive garden grounds with its own swimming pool, amidst the wonderful scenery on the north coast of Scotland’s scenic Black Isle.
A very special welcome awaits guests at this stunning retreat that is perfect for reunions with friends or gathering different generations of the family to spend some quality time together. The house has a rich history with the original part dating all the way back to the 18th century and two additional wings that were added to create a U-shape with a beautiful courtyard at its centre.
Though the entrance hallway’s snug seating is sure to entice, there is so much more to come in the sophisticated drawing room. One wall has been transformed into a striking feature library wall, a fire crackles away in the wood-burning stove and there is the chance to tinkle the ivories with a sing song around the grand piano.
Meals become a thoroughly elegant affair when taken at the huge table in the splendid dining room, although it can take some time to pass the salt around! The kitchen is equipped with a large gas range cooker and pretty breakfasting area and the West Wing houses a snug with a wood-burning stove and a great games room with a full-size, antique snooker table.
As if the house wasn’t impressive enough, the icing on the cake is its fantastic heated outdoor swimming pool that has an ingenious concertina roof which can be pulled back in the sunshine, or closed to provide shelter if the weather isn’t so good. With loungers set up around the poolside, it is an absolutely idyllic spot to sunbathe or enjoy a relaxing dip.
The house’s charming courtyard is reminiscent of a Tuscan villa and there is the choice of a couple of terrace seating areas to choose from so that the sun can be followed around. Extending to over 4 acres, the delightful grounds are filled with delightful mature plants and trees that make it a joy to wander around. Something new can be discovered at every turn and children in the group can spend hours running, playing, having fun on the swings and in the wendy house or using the goal posts for footie.
As the caretakers live in the East Wing of the house (no internal access and separate garden), they are on hand for any queries but are also happy to leave guests in peace to enjoy their superb surroundings.
At Rosemarkie (6.5 miles) is a gorgeous long stretch of sandy beach that seems to go on forever, just don’t forget to bring along the buckets and spades! Mountain bikers can take on the challenge of the Learnie Red Rock Trails (6.5 miles) mountain biking trails.
Nearby Chanonry Point (8.5 miles) is known as one of the best places in Europe for dolphin spotting and they can often be seen jumping out in the Moray Firth from the shore at Fortrose (7.5 miles) as well.
Bird watchers will want to take the opportunity to head to RSPB Tollie Red Kites (17 miles) to see these fascinating birds with their distinctive markings being fed, as well as an array of other birdlife.
As bustling Inverness is only half an hour’s drive away it is easily reachable for a day trip into the largest city in the Highlands. Once in the city there are loads of shops to visit for a few souvenirs or venture into Inverness Museum and Art Gallery for a spot of culture and a browse around their interesting exhibitions.
Whin Park will be an instant hit with children with its playground areas and boating pond and those of a green fingered persuasion can take in the staggering selection of plants and flowers that thrive within Inverness Botanic Gardens.
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 - Main House
Entrance hallway (with seating)
Sitting room with wood-burning stove and piano (3 steps up)
Dining room with wood-burning stove
Utility room with 2 washing machines and tumble dryer
Utility area with 2 fridges and freezer
WC and wash basin
WC and wash basin.
Ground Floor - West Wing
Kitchen with double gas range cooker, 2 dishwashers, 2 microwaves and a breakfasting area
Snug with wood-burning stove
Games room with snooker table.
First Floor - Main House
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (3 steps down) with bath, hand shower, WC and wash basin
Jack and Jill seating area with cot
Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom (3 steps down) with bath, hand shower, WC and wash basin.
First Floor - West Wing
Double bedroom with day bed and en suite bedroom with bath, hand shower, WC and wash basin
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
Second Floor - Main House
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin (1 step down).
Third Floor - Main House
Bathroom with bath, hand shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Cot (excluding linen)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating and wood-burning stove in the main house. Heating is by electric panel heaters, underfloor heating and wood-burning stove in the west wing. Logs INCLUDED. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 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 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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
From 20/12/2023 to 30/12/2023
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 18|
|28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£2,995.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£4,750.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£4,750.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 02 Feb 2024||£2,995.00|
|03 Feb 2024 - 29 Mar 2024||£3,495.00|
|30 Mar 2024 - 19 Apr 2024||£3,995.00|
|20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024||£3,495.00|
|04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024||£3,995.00|
|25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024||£4,495.00|
|01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024||£3,995.00|
|22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024||£4,495.00|
|20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024||£4,750.00|
|24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024||£3,995.00|
|14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024||£3,495.00|
|05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024||£3,995.00|
|26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024||£2,995.00|
|20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024||£4,750.00|
|28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||£4,750.00|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||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.