The property is fantastic apart from the sofa in the family room just off the kitchen. It is way too soft being full of feathers and not at all comfortable for your back. However in the sitting room to the right of the front door the sofa is more than adequate. All rooms well decorated with little splashes of colour here and there. The bedrooms are light and airy with a nice view over towards the sea and mountains.
All kitchen appliances were easy to use and the cottage was more than warm enough on a cold night.
Parking was ok on the car park to the side of the cottage, but would recommend parking on the front to load and unload your vehicle.
Could do with a tumble dryer for drying wet clothes as having to use the clothes airer and heating takes too long. This may increase the letting costs but would be worth paying that little extra for the convenience.
All in all had a great Christmas holiday and would book again in the future.
Rosemarkie has a beautiful beach only a minutes walk from the cottage as well as a lovely wooded glen with good paths up to 2 waterfalls. Chanonry Point, famous for the bottle nosed dolphins, is walking distance away. The beach can also be walked in the opposite direction to a cave. The cottage is a great base for visiting other places on the Black Isle, such as Fortrose, Cromarty and Jemimaville (for a great RSPB birdwatching hide) as well as further afield to Strathpeffer Dingwall and Beauly. Coming back to Rowan cottage is always warm,welcoming and a joy to spend time cooking dinner in the very well designed and well equipped kitchen/conservatory. An all round great place for a cottage break in this part of Scotland.
I have already reviewed Rowan Cottage but I see you are still saying that the visage has a butchers. There is only a small Spa shop but Butcher, Bakers and Coop in Fortrose
Lovely cottage, light and airy downstairs, cosy and warm upstairs. The cottage is perfectly placed to explore the lovely clean sandy sheltered beach 100m away, perfect for kids. Cottage is also well situated to explore the Black Isle, Inverness and the surrounding area. The cottage is well equipped, very clean and comfortable, a mix of modern downstairs and a cosy warm cottage feel upstairs.
I really recommended this cottage as a perfect family 'get away from it all' type of holiday base. Carol (The owner) thank you for providing a lovely place to stay.
We stayed in Rosemarkie as a family of 4 and were really happy with Rowan Cottage. From initial enquiries Carol gave us all the information we needed. On arrival we had more information to see us through our stay meaning we had no need to contact Carol as we had everything we needed.
The cottage is bigger than it looks. There are two decent sized bedrooms with comfy beds and the luxury of two bathrooms - one upstairs and one downstairs. A well equipped kitchen with sunny conservatory as well as two sitting rooms. We only made use of one of the sitting rooms - with a downstairs bathroom one could easily be used as a third bedroom to allow more people to enjoy this lovely home away from home. There is more than enough room for 6 people we thought.
Parking is on a public car park behind the cottage but really isn't an issue at all. Personally we wouldn't have been able to manage without a car but we did see some local buses going by.
It's a stones throw from a friendly little pub and a hop, skip and a jump from the lovely beach. So all in all, a great location!
We enjoyed lovely meals in Crofters restaurant and lunchtimes outside Rosemarkie beach cafe.
We had some friendly dolphins making appearances throughout the day as well as down at nearby Chanonry Point. An hour or two after low tide was the best time to see them- we had more luck with the morning low tides - in the evening they were a little quite this time around! But when they do appear they are magnificent.
We took a trip to Cromarty and went on an amazing boat trip with Eco Ventures who I would highly recommend. We also enjoyed our trip to Fort George and a boat trip on Loch Ness.
Overall a great stay and we would recommend to others and hope to revisit again ourselves in the future - thank you!
Rowan cottage was a great place to stay. Well equipped and very comfortable. Loved the sunny conservatory and the garden was a real suntrap and good place to relax. Cottage is minutes from the coast, community beach cafe and small shop. Lovely walks from the cottage, with great coastal views and many sightings of pods of dolphin swimming in the Moray Firth. Lots to see on the Black Isle and never far from the sea or a village. My visit was in the middle of August, but nowhere was too busy or crowded.