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Gordon Cottage, Rosemarkie Beach

Rosemarkie, The Black Isle

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Sleeps: 4/6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

With a beautiful sandy beach right on its doorstep, Gordon Cottage is a timeless gem which offers comfort and style, in the heart of one of the Black Isle’s prettiest villages.

Situated in picturesque Rosemarkie, a small well-kept fishing community in the Easter Ross area of the Highlands, this three-bedroom cottage enjoys a prime location on a scenic peninsula - looking out over the Moray Firth and to Fort George, with a world-famous dolphin-spotting point just along the road.

An idyllic retreat for up to six guests*, its compact, yet charming dining area and kitchen ensures a comfortable stay without compromising on style or convenience, Gordon Cottage impresses with its perfect mix of modern, traditional and cosy décor.

Sitting on the extremely desirable Marine Terrace, with the popular golden sands of Rosemarkie beach just a few steps away, this gorgeous stone cottage is entered from the street, and opens up into a spacious hallway that provides a homely warm welcome. With sea views, and window seats, the ground floor also has a superb sitting room that boasts big comfy couches, and plenty of room to relax or socialise. The kitchen and dining area is another attractive room with the same timeless flair, along with the next door twin bedroom and shower room.

A staircase leads up to a light and airy landing area, and the rest of this cottage’s alluring accommodation. This comprises a beautiful big double room with a sea view, sloping ceiling and the perfect furnishings and ambience for a restful night, as well as a pretty twin room that is also lucky to have an outstanding view of the water. A bathroom with a shower over the bath, completes the first floor.

Gordon Cottage is located just one mile along the road from Rosemarkie’s neighbouring village Fortrose, with beach to the front, and red sandy cliffs at the back. It has parking space for one car at the front, with the use of a residential permit.

Rosemarkie is a peaceful little village that is both scenic and historic, in an area rich with wildlife and activities, and Gordon Cottage can provide a very special stay in an idyllic location.

*Please note: Gordon Cottage does sleep up to 6 guests but for the comfort of guests this property is suitable for a maximum of 4 adults.

Map & Local

People from all over the world visit the tiny village of Rosemarkie on the south coast of the Black Isle, due to its reputation as being home to the top location for sighting dolphins in the United Kingdom.

Situated just 12 miles north of Inverness and along the road from the slightly larger village of Fortrose, it sits on a picturesque bay with the golden sands of Rosemarkie Beach stretching out into the mouth of the Moray Firth. The beach is pretty and secluded, with rockpools and caves, backed by woodland and well-kept lawns.

And at the far end of the beach is the renowned Chanonry Point, one of the best spots in Europe to view bottlenose dolphin from the land, most commonly on a rising tide. People flock to this gorgeous narrow peninsula, where whales, seals and porpoises frequent too. This spit of land is also the spectacular setting for Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club, the 15th oldest golf club in the world.

With a population of around just 640 people, Rosemarkie boasts an attractive High Street, a Spar, the Plough Inn, a restaurant called Crofters, and the popular Rosemarkie Beach Café.

The village is well-known for the Pictish stones that have been found there, having been a centre of Pictish culture and a magnet for Celtic missionaries, with its ancient roots celebrated in the High Street’s award-winning Groam House Museum. Exhibits include the renowned 8th century, 2.6m high, elaborately carved Rosemarkie cross-slab, as well as other stones found locally.

Bike hire is available from the beach, and there is also paddle board hire and a riding centre nearby. Mountain bikers will love the Learnie Red Rocks Trails just three miles away, and there are excellent nearby walks – one popular outing being to the Glen Fairy Falls.

Beyond the sand cliffs on the main road, lies the magical Fairy Glen. This beautiful glen has Markie Burn running through it, with deep pools, gleaming waterfalls and rapids, and is also an RSPB reserve, best known for buzzards, dippers, grey heron, grey wagtail and song thrushes. According to local folklore, it is also a haven for fairies, who must be greeted when walking in the area.

In Fortrose, visitors will enjoy seeing the pretty 19th century harbour, and the 13th century ruined Fortrose Cathedral. The Black Isle Brewery near Cromarty which produces organic beers and lagers is just ten miles away, and whisky connoisseurs will enjoy a trip to The Tomatin Distillery, 27 miles away.

The area is also perfect for anyone with an interest in sailing, fishing, sea kayaking, or bird spotting - a haven for sea birds, birds of prey, with nearby Udale Bay home to thousands of waders, ducks and geese.

Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is only 14 miles away, with a host of shops and facilities, including a leisure centre, and a marina where boat hire is available. Loch Ness is only 20 miles away, and the fascinating Battlefield at Culloden is just 19 miles drive. Further afield, the West Coast’s Torridon, Gairloch and Ullapool area can be explored, or head north and reach John O’ Groats within a couple of hours.

The Black Isle of Easter Ross is an area full of history, romance, unsurpassed views and breathtaking wildlife, all just waiting to be discovered.

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.




Sitting room with Smart TV and wood-burning stove
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob, electric oven, washing machine, fridge with ice box and microwave
Twin bedroom
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED (please bring your own beach towels). The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay (EV charging is not permitable). Heating is by oil central heating and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED) Please do not use coal in the wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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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 6
20 Apr 2024 - 03 May 2024 £695.00
04 May 2024 - 24 May 2024 £795.00
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £850.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £795.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £850.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £895.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £795.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £695.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £795.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £595.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £895.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £895.00
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 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.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required