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

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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 5 December 2018 via mobile

Visited the cottage in November and had a lovely stay. The owner is helpful and friendly. Dogs are made welcome and receive a welcome pack including a small toy. The recent addition of a wood burning stove has only added to the charm. Sitting in...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Elaine C
Explore447119, VR Owner at Dolphin View Cottage Ardersier.A cottage for all seasons, dog-friendly. seaview, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Thank you Elaine for your lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed the new stove. Our wee dog Hamish loves both the stove and the walk to Fort George too!

Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Dolphin View cottage at Ardersier is a lovely, clean, comfortable cottage in a pleasant village location with sea views. Lynn, the owner was there to meet us and our dogs when we arrived. There is a lot of information in the cottage about walks, eating...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Jean P
Explore447119, VR Owner at Dolphin View Cottage Ardersier.A cottage for all seasons, dog-friendly. seaview, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you Jean for your fabulous review. You certainly managed to cram a lot into your holiday, I agree with your highlights, Hamish, my dog enjoys Ardersier common and the Fort George path - it can take him ages whilst he scents all the other...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018

The location was excellent for sea views and for easy access dog walks near the beach. Ardersier is not particularly a stimulating place but is an ideal location for visiting various places like Aviemore, Nairn, Forres, Inverness and other neighbouring towns. The cottage was comfortable...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Wendy S
Explore447119, VR Owner at Dolphin View Cottage Ardersier.A cottage for all seasons, dog-friendly. seaview, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you Wendy for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Dolphin View Cottage and I look forward to seeing you again. Lynn

Reviewed 18 June 2018

this is a lovely place to stay. We have done so twice and will be back. Lovely walks from the cottage, garden is secure for dogs and children. Lots of things to see and do and really friendly "locals". The place is spotless and Lynn...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank jackie l
Management response:Responded 19 June 2018

Thank you Jackie for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated, and a special thank you for your kind words. Delighted you enjoyed your holiday and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards, Lynn x

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

A beautifully kept cosey cottage with all the comforts of home but with such amazing views across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle its hard to tear yourself away. The cottage is pet friendly and has a neat, safe garden for pets to enjoy....More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Elaine C
Management response:Responded 10 April 2018

Thank you Elaine for your lovely review. You are quite right about the good eating places in Ardersier, we are very lucky to have them when you don't want to cook after a hard days sightseeing! Looking forward to seeing you again on your next...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

This cottage is lovely with a superb view. Extremely well equipped, comfortable and feels very private. Kitchen is great with everything you need, lots of books and DVDs, ample everything! Lynn (owner) has definitely gone above and beyond. All the goodies she left us and...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank WineOcl0ck
Management response:Responded 19 November 2017

Thank you Natalie for the lovely review, it is so kind of you to take the time and trouble to add a review and I greatly appreciate it. I do hope you manage to come again as it would be great to see you back,...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Perfect place to stay if you want to holiday on the Moray Firth. Fully equipped cottage, excellent location, dog friendly and lovely owner.

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank JacqFromDunfie
Management response:Responded 22 July 2017

Thank you Jacqueline for your kind review, lovely to see you all again and delighted you enjoyed your holiday. See you next year! Best wishes. Lynn

Reviewed 8 January 2017

Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need. Lynn has thought of everything and has made a folder with all the places to visit places to eat walks places of interest. A nice touch was the wine and welcome package that Lynn left for us...More

Date of stay: January 2017
1  Thank HeatherW2728
Management response:Responded 9 January 2017

Thank you Colin and Heather for your kind review, it was lovely to meet you both and your fabulous dogs. I am pleased you found all the information packs useful, I know how important they are when we go away with our Hamish. Looking forward...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016

Very pleasant stay with all the facilities you would desire with off street car parking available and also very central for travelling all round the Beyond Inverness and the Moray firth coastal regional area. Also very welcoming for well behaved pet dogs to stay which...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank gordonh174
Management response:Responded 31 July 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, so glad you had a great holiday. Hope to see you all again soon. best wishes Lynn

Reviewed 8 May 2016

Dolphin View cottage is located in a lovely village with wonderful views over to Chanonry Point. The cottage is cosy and well equipped and was a perfect base for our holiday. We travelled with our 2 dogs and were delighted to see a welcome pack...More

Date of stay: May 2016
2  Thank Karen C
Management response:Responded 9 May 2016

Thank you for your lovely review, so delighted you enjoyed your holiday and got round so much. Thank you especially for having left the cottage so spic and span, it gave me time to do some gardening. Hope to see you back again. Thanks again,...More

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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