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“Dream Cottage + Dream View = Dream Holiday”
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Looking up from millpond to Ivy Cottage
Cottage with Ben Wyvis in background
Living room
View from patio at Ivy Cottage
Master Double Bedroom with Anta tartan
Driveway leading to ivy Cottage
Kitchen / dining area
Bathroom re-furbished 2014
Bathroom re-furbished 2014
Twin Bedroom
Cottage with a snowy  Ben Wyvis in background
Kitchen
Nighttime sky at cottage
Standing stones above cottage
Master double Bedroom
Master bedroom
Sheep graze in the fields surrounding the cottage.
Bedroom 3 with superior bunk beds.
View from kitchen window.
A warm welcome awaits you.
View from patio.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Gillian P
Abertillery, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Dream Cottage + Dream View = Dream Holiday”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

If you're thinking thatched cottage and shabby chic interior, think again. Ivy cottage is modern, and has been beautifully renovated. It's light, spacious and warm, and the views to the distant mountains are breathtaking.

We had a lovely, warm welcome from Angus and Fiona - and Shep, the naughty sheepdog - and we soon settled in to our new, temporary home, helped by the ample welcome basket waiting for us.

The cottage is on a working croft, so there are lots of sheep and lambs. Last thing at night, as you draw the curtains for bed, there's bound to be a sheep outside your window, and, sure enough, when you open the curtains in the morning, there's another one (or four) looking up at you. What a great feeling that is!

This was an ideal location for us, midway between Strathpeffer and Dingwall. The drive to the main road is a bit hairy, but, once there, access to Easter Ross, Loch Ness and the Cairngorms is easy.

I would recommend this cottage to anyone. It's quiet and peaceful, and a million miles from the hustle and bustle of a town or city. Book it now it's worth it!

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Liked best: The hosts, the views, the sheep and the tranquillity - and Shep!
Liked least: Nothing, I liked everything equally
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 20, 2013
Glad that Ivy Cottage was as good as you had hoped for and that you enjoyed the stunning views. Unfortunately Shep the sheepdog has forgotten all about you and is now best friends with this weeks guests!!
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milly53
Bath, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Just perfect”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Ivy Cottage looked and sounded idyllic from the web site, and it certainly was!! The views are outstanding, and you can see for miles. . The only sound you hear is the beating of sheep and the new lambs.Watch the red kites circling around overhead. Ivy cottage is done to exceptional standards, with everything you need. Open the curtains and see the sheep right outside the windows. Peace perfect peace..
The owners who live at the end of the lane are such friendly and helpful people. Shep the sheepdog is a joy. All in all, a perfect place to rest after a busy day sightseeing

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 20, 2013
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage and that it met your expectations. Shep the naughty dog and the pet lambs miss your attention !!!
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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 2, 2013 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: The whole experience. My best weeks holiday for a long time.
Liked least: The weather was a bit wet....but then again....it is Scotland!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jan 10, 2013
Delighted you ( and your dogs) enjoyed your visit and were able to enjoy the cottage and the lovely countryside and various outdoor activities nearby .
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
Sep 8, 2017
It was a pleasure having you at Ivy Cottage and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Jonas will have a great future as a shepherd .
Poor Shep still looks up to the cottage to see if the new guests are going to play fetch with him with no luck!
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Cobus10
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed May 29, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Liked best: Kwaliteit en uitrusting van het huisje
Liked least: Iets te kleine badkamer, zeker al je met zes personen zou zijn.
Traveling group: Partner
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Management Response
Jun 8, 2016
You certainly made the most of your trip and saw a lot of the Scottish countryside despite the mixed weather for your visit.The sheep are missing your vegetable treats !!!!
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Etienne_D...
Ghent, Belgium
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed July 29, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: Adembenemend landschap
Liked least: Badkamer een beetje klein
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 6, 2015
Glad you enjoyed your stay and that you made the best use of the weather forecast to visit different areas when the weather was more pleasant.
It was a pleasure having you all at Ivy Cottage.
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