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Dolphin View Cottage Ardersier.A cottage for all seasons, dog-friendly. seaview

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bottlenose dolphin chasing small fish. Dolphins are often seen in the Moray Firth
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
6 nights minimum
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Dolphin View Cottage in Ardersier is a warm, well-insulated one-bedroom cottage with a wood-burning stove. From the cottage windows, you can look across the Moray Firth coastline to the Black Isle and the hills beyond. Both the lounge/dining room and the bedroom have great sea views and the cottage is well equipped with On-Demand TV, books, board games. Local guides and ordnance survey maps are provided to help you get the most from your holiday. The cottage is situated on the Moray Firth which is home to about 190 bottlenose dolphins. (There are two pairs of binoculars in the cottage for guests use). Popular places to see dolphins are from the ramparts at Fort George, the lighthouse at Chanonry Point and of course, the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) wildlife visitor centre a...Dolphin View Cottage in Ardersier is a warm, well-insulated one-bedroom cottage with a wood-burning stove. From the cottage windows, you can look across the Moray Firth coastline to the Black Isle and the hills beyond. Both the lounge/dining room and the bedroom have great sea views and the cottage is well equipped with On-Demand TV, books, board games. Local guides and ordnance survey maps are provided to help you get the most from your holiday. The cottage is situated on the Moray Firth which is home to about 190 bottlenose dolphins. (There are two pairs of binoculars in the cottage for guests use). Popular places to see dolphins are from the ramparts at Fort George, the lighthouse at Chanonry Point and of course, the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) wildlife visitor centre at Spey Bay (free admission). Entry to Fort George which is within walking distance of the cottage is covered by using the cottage friends pass. Ardersier, which was originally a small fishing village is located between Nairn and Inverness. The village has several convenience stores, pharmacy, post office, pub and hotel serving excellent food along with a couple of cafes and organic food producers with their own shops. Ideally located to tour the Highlands, you can explore fishing villages, mountains and miles of exciting coastline, lochs, including the famous Loch Ness - try to spot the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. Visit the stunning Caledonian pine forests where you may see squirrels, Scottish Crossbills, Ospreys and Red Kites. Take a cruise on Loch Ness, stop for lunch at Drumnadrochit. Watch the boats on the flight of locks and visit The Caledonian Canal visitor centre at Fort Augustus. Return on the south side of the Loch visiting the spectacular Falls of Foyers. Also call in on the 14th century Cawdor Castle only 6 miles away. Cawdor was romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. Only 3 miles from Inverness Airport and under 4 miles to Castle Stuart Golf Course, you are close to Nairn with its wonderful long sandy beaches, the Speyside Way, Cawdor Castle, Brodie Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, Glen Affric and the world famous Malt Whisky Trail. Outlander fans have local locations to explore, Beauly, Culloden and Clava Cairns. Great base for golfers with many championship courses nearby. Good flight connections to Inverness Airport which is only 10 minutes away. The cottage is ideal for couples and pet-friendly. Dogs get their own hospitality pack which includes a toy and treat. Dog bowls, towels provided for guest dogs use. Free superfast fibre broadband WiFiMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Dogs not allowed on furniture please and must not be left in the property unattended. The property is not suitable for small children due to wood burning stove, kitchen cupboards do not have child proof fasteners, no suitable beds provided.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Lynn B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

We were searching for a 'pet-friendly' holiday cottage near Inverness when I found Dolphin View at Ardersier. From the minute I booked it, Lynn the owner contacted me and introduced herself and provided me with so much helpful information that made me feel that I...More

Date of stay: October 2015
5  Thank HoweOTheMearns
Management response:Responded 15 October 2015

Thank you Stuart for your kind review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much, and thank you for being the perfect guests and leaving the cottage so spic and span on your departure. Hope to see you all again next year, and...More

Reviewed 7 October 2015

We were overwhelmed by how charming and spotless the cottage was when we arrived. The welcome treat of wine, bread and cheese was above and beyond. We loved watching the sunset over the firth. It was a perfect place to come home to after a...More

Date of stay: September 2015
Thank Traveler33851
Management response:Responded 9 October 2015

Hello Karen, thank you for your kind review, I am delighted that you had such a pleasant stay and would love to welcome you back on your next trip to Scotland. kindest regards Lynn

Reviewed 13 August 2015

Dolphin Cottage looked great when I saw it on the internet, in the perfect situation for our international orienteering holiday in the local area. There was a chance of seeing dolphins from the wide glass windows and also a little further along at Chanonry Point...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Winniewhisker
Reviewed 31 July 2015

This cottage is absolutely brilliant. Cottage is fully equipped and has absolutely everything anyone could possibly need. Cottage also has off street parking and is dog friendly with an enclosed back garden. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank JacqFromDunfie
Management response:Responded 13 August 2015

Thank you for your very kind comments and taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon. kindest regards Lynn

Reviewed 10 December 2014

Had a lovely stay in Dolphin View Cottage during November. The cottage was very cosy and warm. Excellent facilities, with everything you could possibly need. Its pet friendly with a secure garden. Would definatley recommend.

Date of stay: November 2014
1  Thank 838kareno
Management response:Responded 18 December 2014

Thank you Karen, it was lovely to have you staying. Lynn

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Reviewed 3 October 2014

A brilliant week at Dolphin View Cottage - we saw dolphins from the lounge, saw dolphins at Chanonry Point - and went out on a rig from Cromarty and saw dolphins close up. Add red squirrels on the East road down Loch Ness, more birdlife...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank fblades
Explore447119, VR Owner at Dolphin View Cottage Ardersier.A cottage for all seasons, dog-friendly. seaview, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Thank you for your lovely review, hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 6 July 2014

Stayed here for a week in early July. The cottage is warm and cosy, and has the best equipped kitchen I've ever seen in rental cottage. There was everything we needed for a lovely week's stay for the 2 of us and our dog -...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank tokenfemale
Explore447119, VR Owner at Dolphin View Cottage Ardersier.A cottage for all seasons, dog-friendly. seaview, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2019

Thank you for your lovely comments. Lynn

Reviewed 7 May 2014

This cottage is a lovely wee place, it was perfect for my Hubby and I as we love this area. It was very clean and well equipped and the area is nice too. It has a great view of the Moray Firth and Fort George...More

Date of stay: March 2012
1  Thank scottishamber
Management response:Responded 7 May 2014

Thank you Mary for your lovely review, hope to see you again soon. kindest regards Lynn

Reviewed 24 March 2014

The cottage is well equipped, and has an amazing welcome pack ! (for humans and dogs). Warm and comfortable, with private parking and a very secure garden for dogs. The easy dog walk out to Fort George is only a short distance from the door....More

Date of stay: March 2014
Thank ian c
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Been here twice now, owner very helpful, lots of information provided, great hospitality packs. Lots to see in the Rea , lovely walks, cottage. Has everything you could want, very relaxing

Date of stay: September 2013
Thank 886Tessa
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Dolphin View Cottage is a warm, well insulated and cosy one-bedroom cottage in the pretty village of Ardersier. The cottage is situated on the Moray Firth which is home to about 190 bottlenose dolphins. (There are two pairs of binoculars in the cottage for guests use). Popular places to see dolphins are from the Ramparts at Fort George, the lighthouse at Chanonry Point and of course, the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) wildlife visitor center at Spey Bay Ardersier, which was originally a small fishing village is located between Nairn and Inverness the village has a local convenience store, post office, pub and hotel serving excellent food along with a couple of cafes and organic food producers with their own shops. Ideally located to tour the Highlands, you can explore...
Getting around
Brilliant base to explore the Highlands, Speyside, Moray and Inverness-shire. You are also not too far off the NC500. There is a regular bus service between Inverness and Nairn that calls into Ardersier.
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