Rosemarkie Scotland cottage is walking distance to the ocean. The Plough and the Croughter serve great food. Walk the Feiffer Glen trail to the falls. 15 minute drive to Invernes bus does go by so you can catch it too.
Rosemarkie is a lovely place and Rowan Cottage the perfect location. Having a beautiful beach 3 minutes walk from the cottage is a real bonus. The beach provides a wonderful opportunity for an early morning walk. Don't be put off by the rather gloomy exterior of The Plough - 2 minutes walk from the cottage. If you like cask ale they always have 2 pumps on. It was great to have a 'watering hole' so close by after a days walking. Eating out ? - Book a table at Crofters, it's excellent. If fish and chips is what you fancy it's worth the 10 minute drive to the Harbour chippy at Avoch.
And now to the cottage : first impressions count and our first impression was reflected in the width of our smiles as we walked in. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped and really homely. The conservatory is a lovely place to sit even on a rainy day. If you get a sunny day it's great to sit in the garden.
A previous review mentioned problems with the wi fi, but we didn't have a similar issue.
This was our first stay at Rown Cottage, but it won't be our last.
This is a beautiful cottage on the main street of Rosemarkie. It is spacious, has a lovely garden and is always spotlessly clean on arrival. This is ideal for holidays to explore the Highlands. The beach is walking distance, the pub is even closer! Plenty of parking available.
The cottage is located in an ideal location - on the main road next to all the amenities the hamlet has to offer and within easy reach of everything on Black Isle From Cromarty all the way down to Inverness. It is quiet, spacious and has a wonderful kitchen and conservatory. Within minutes you can be down on the beach or eating a great bacon cob at the Rosemarkie beach cafe. Parking is in a public car park but literally just next door. It is almost impossible to think of anything that could be improved upon. Top Class 10/10
Having never been to the Black Isle before we decided to head up for a long weekend in February. The cottage is in a great location, central enough to get to various places in the car, lovely walks through fairy Glen or along the coast. Of course the pub no more than a stones throw away from the front door was also a bonus.
The cottage itself is very well equipped and soooo warm! Like other guests have mentioned, the open plan kitchen with dining in the conservatory is lovely and we spent many hours there rather than in one of the two (!) lounges.
The only negative (and it's really so small it's barely worth mentioning to most people) is that the fireplace in one lounge is not used and the wood burning stove in the other couldn't be used as it was still to be inspected/tested. I realise that there is no mention of either in the description of the property however I made the assumption that they were usable from the photographs and as a result we toured round Inverness en route to fill the car with firewood and kindling, looking forward to getting cosy in front of the fire! Anyway, it's no biggie but wanted to point it out for awareness for future guests (to be honest, the cottage was so warm we'd probably have collapsed with heat exhaustion if the fire or stove had been lit!)
All in all, lovely cottage, lovely spot and we'll definitely be back, even if it's just to catch a glimpse of the dolphins!
This is our third visit to Rowan Cottage and it is a delight to be back. The cottage is beautifully warm, equipped with everything you could need including a state of the art kitchen and very comfortable beds. The conservatory overlooks the small walled garden and seems to be full of sunshine even though the sun isn't shining! There is well stocked Spa shop just up the road and the nearby Plough Inn serves excellent meals. We no longer have a car but the bus stop is just opposite the shop and you can easily get to Fortrose or Inverness or Cromarty.