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Ivy Cottage

Looking up from millpond to Ivy Cottage
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22 reviews
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
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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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
Ivy Cottage is a cosy Highland croft house set above a working croft on the hillside between Dingwall and Strathpeffer at the foot of Ben Wyvis.
The cottage has stunning panoramic views from the Grampian Mountains to the east across the hills to the south and west with Ben Wyvis to the North.
The fully enclosed garden has a picnic bench and garden seat which allows you to relax outside and catch a glimpse of the local population of red kites swoop down on the croft to feed most days. Black grouse, golden eagles, red deer and roe deer can be spotted in the hills up above the cottage.
At the bottom of the croft is a tourist viewpoint and memorial to the famous novelist Neil Gunn.
If its peace and tranquillity you want from your Highland break then step out the back door and walk for miles on end enjoying the wildlife and you are unlikely...
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Listing #HL236346
About the Owner
Angus M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
As we live nearby ourselves we will be there to meet you personally on most occasions and are available to sort any problems that might arise during your stay. We are also available to add local knowledge to any trips you might be planning and info on trips by previous guests is available on our Facebook page. We also encourage our guests to witness our daily croft activities managing our flock of sheep and to visit the local auction mart in Dingwall
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

We stayed for a few nights in October. Angus the owner was very helpful and kind. The cottage is very clean, beautifully furnished with a lovely log burner. The owners also left us a welcome hamper with loads of goodies ( wine/ cake chocolates etc)...More

Thank Angela G
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your short break and you are welcome back at Ivy Cottage anytime

Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Great cottage, extremely comfortable and well equipped for self catering. Wonderful views from elevated position, with great walking in hills and moors behind cottage. Super welcome pack, and a warm reception from Angus and Fiona. Dingwall and Strathpeffer Free Church a great place to worship...More

Thank Treaclecat1
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Ivy Cottage despite the inclement weather on the day of your arrival and that you enjoyed the Sunday service in Dingwall. You are welcome back anytime.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place my wife and I loved our stay in Ivy cottage. Lovely views and ideally situated for exploring the Highlands. Our hosts Angus and Fiona were lovely and very helpful, the cottage was very well equipped. Can’t wait to go back

Thank Tim P
Anguszim, VR Owner at Ivy Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your stay despite the mixed weather but you made the most of it and covered many miles during your stay. You are welcome back to Ivy Cottage anytime.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Renovated and re-decorated to a high standard the cottage is fully centrally heated and has a wood burning stove in the living room adding to the traditional feel. Master bedroom with kingsize bed , twin bedroom with 2 single beds and 3rd bedroom with superior bunk beds . Fully fitted kitchen with tumble dryer. Cot and child’s high chair available on request
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Dogs are welcome at Ivy Cottage but must be kept in the comfortable outside kennel and run or within the fully enclosed garden during daytime. No parties. There is two steps at...
    1 Shower
    1 Crib
    1 Queen
    2 Twins
    1 Bunk
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Jun 16, 2018 -
Jul 6, 2018
June 2018
4 nights
Jul 7, 2018 -
Aug 16, 2018
Summer 2018
7 nights -- --
Aug 17, 2018 -
Sep 7, 2018
Mid august
4 nights
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About the neighborhood
If its peace and tranquillity you want from your Highland break then step out the back door (reliving the route Neil Gunn took for his daily walk) and walk for miles on end enjoying the wildlife and you are unlikely to meet another human being.
On your return a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk west will take you to the historic Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer with its vast array of hotels and restaurants or turn east to arrive in the bustling market town of Dingwall with its swimming pool, supermarket and takeaways supplying all types of food.
If you are on a golfing break then the challenging Strathpeffer hillside course is only a 5 minute drive away and at least 10 golf courses are available within a 30 minute drive including the Castle Stuart course.
Should you want to fish then s...
Getting around
There is a train station in Dingwall 3 miles away and buses every 15 minutes to Inverness from both Strathpeffer and Dingwall however it is recommended that guests have access to a car.
Train trips from Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh or Thurso are highly recommended as guests will see scenery that can’t be viewed during car journeys.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Dalcross: 12.4 mi
Railway: Dingwall: 3.7 mi
Ferry: Ullapool: 46.6 mi
Strathpeffer is approx 15 miles North of Inverness, 20 miles away from the nearest Airport at Dalcross, Inverness and 4 miles away from the nearest railway station at Dingwall.
By car follow the A9 from Kessock bridge Inverness for approx 6 miles to the Tore roundabout , take second exit marked A835 Dingwall / Ullapool for 5 miles to Maryburgh roundabout. Take 3rd exit to right for 1.5 mile to 2nd set of traffic lights in the centre of Dingwall and turn left on to A834 signposted Strathpeffer for 0.5 miles. Take right turn at Vauxhall garage onto Dochcarty road. Turn left after 0.25 miles and drive for 2 miles following signs for Neil Gunn momument. The access road to Ivy cottage is just before the entrance to the monument carpark and has a large viewpoint sign pointing towards the propert...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 12.4 mi.
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