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Charming Cottages in Rural Location but within Easy Distance of All Amenities - Honeysuckle Cottage (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms)



Updated: 08-Nov-2016
Cottages between Dingwall and Strathpeffer, Highlands, Scotland - Peaceful Location, Ideal Base for Exploring the Highlands

Fodderty Lodge is the ideal destination for a quiet self-catering holiday in the Highlands. Halfway between Strathpeffer and Dingwall, it is perfectly placed for exploring the whole of the North of Scotland: Ullapool and the West Coast can be reached in under an hour, driving on some of the most beautiful and empty roads in Scotland; Inverness is only 20 minutes away; Glen Affric and Loch Ness will take just over half an hour. Our 3 well-equipped cottages are geared to reflect the needs of non-smoking families, couples and singles. They are furnished to a high standard and all bed linen (100% cotton) is included. They each provide the perfect haven to relax in at the end of a day’s adventures in the Highlands. The surrounding area has much to recommend it. The bird watcher and nature lover will be thrilled with daily sightings of red kites. The Ross-shire Pathway Network passes the front gate so walkers are in their element too! Sorry no pets are allowed. Strictly no smoking, in or out

Details for holiday Honeysuckle Cottage (Sleeps 6. 3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

All electric heating (with the addition of cosy Night Storage Heaters in the cooler months) and freshly decorated. Graded Quality Assurance 4 star (excellent) grade.

Downstairs double bedroom with en suite shower room and lavatory.

Upstairs double bedroom and upstairs twin bedroom, both with coombed ceilings. All bed linen 100% cotton.

Downstairs full bathroom (fitted in Spring 2008) with Mira Sport electric shower over the bath.

Sitting room with flat-screencolour television (digital freeview channels) and integral DVD player. DVD library. Books and games.

Kitchen with cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine / dryer, kettle, toaster, all matching china, stainless steel pans and cutlery, table with seating for 6.

Extensive tourist information, maps etc.

All wooden furniture is in matching pine.

Private garden, picnic bench, garden furniture for use when travelling.

Private dedicated parking space.

Free wi-fi.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mervyn and I returned to the Highlands after living overseas for most of our married life. Our three daughters are all grown up now but have always felt that the North of Scotland was 'home' and return often. We bought Fodderty Lodge in 2001 and our roots went deep and spread wide very quickly! It is in the middle of a wonderfully friendly area and even we were pleasantly surprised to discover just how accessible so many places of interest are. You can go North, South, East and West and will find exciting things to do in every direction. We have holidayed ourselves in many self-catering cottages, and have a very definite idea of what makes a Good holiday base, and what makes a Bad one! We hope that we make everyone who visits feel welcome in our special part of the world.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Came here with my bicycle to renew my acquaintance with the northern Highland roads. The cycling has been amazing. Honeysuckle Cottage is faultless and there is much to be pleased about and nothing to complain about. Thank you for the lovely, comfortable accommodation, for making me feel so welcome. next time I'd better bring my wife rather than my bicycle!!
Jun 2014
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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Honeysuckle Cottage was very comfortable, well equipped and in an idyllic location. Ideally situated to visit the Highlands, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, the Black Isle etc. We were made very welcome and felt very much at home. It was our first visit to Scotland and we certainly plan to return again in the future. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great holiday

  • 5 of 5

Honeysuckle cottage is nestled in the valley between Dingwall and Strathpeffer . The cottage is part of Fodderty Lodge and positioned just far enough of the main road that no traffic can be heard. Maire is an amazing host and was there to greet us on arrival. The cottage had everything we needed right down to a flask for picnics. The grounds are delightful and beautifully maintained. There was plenty of useful information to plan day trips both by road or rail.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you to take the time to pass on thoughts about your holiday in Fodderty Lodge. It was good to meet the pair of you and to share Victorian Day with you in Strathpeffer. Thank you for supporting the Tea Stall.... twice!! :)
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From the Owner

Fodderty Lodge enjoys a rural location, but is still only 20 minutes from the small city of Inverness (the capital of the Highlands). There are theatres, restaurants, cinemas, swimming pools etc within easy reach. Dingwall, with shops and supermarkets, is only a couple of miles away as is the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer. There are many walks around and golfing and fishing are closeby. It is a nature lover's paradise.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Inverness at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Strathpeffer at 2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Newcastle to Amsterdam at 290 Miles Nearest Golf : Strathpeffer at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Dingwall at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Strathpeffer at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : Aviemore at 42 Miles Nearest Beach : Rosemarkie at 16 Miles Car: recommended


Beaches are accessible by car. Dornoch is 40 minutes drive to the North, Nairn is 40 minutes drive to the East, Rosemarkie is only 15 minutes drive to the East.


Inverness airport is only 35 minutes drive away, with car hire available. Car use is highly recommended.


2 miles from Dingwall. 2 miles from Strathpeffer. Inverness 20 minutes drive, West Coast 55 minutes drive, Culloden Battlefield 30 minutes drive, Loch Ness 30 minutes drive. Many castles to visit within 40 minutes.

Further Details:

Good local restaurants in Dingwall and Strathpeffer. 24 hour Tesco in Dingwall, but there are also lovely traditional High Street butchers, bakers etc. Banks etc. Museums. Swimming pool and leisure centre in Dingwall. Strathpeffer Pavilion is an exciting multi-purpose Arts venue with many classical concerts, operas and rock concerts.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
winter B 16
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas / New Year 16
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
winter 17
5 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring 17
31 Mar 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 17
2 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
autumn 17
8 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Book by email, telephone or our online Booking Form from our website. Payment of a 25% deposit at the time of booking with the balance arriving 6 weeks before the beginning of the let. Payment is either by UK cheque, PayPal or internet/bank transfer. Some charges may apply.

Changeover Day:
We are flexible Sep - Jun with a 3 night stay minimum, but July and August is strictly Friday to Friday lets, from after 4pm on the day of arrival until 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Shorts breaks are available at owners' discretion Sep -Jun.

Book by email, telephone or our online Booking Form from our website. Payment of a 25% deposit at the time of booking with the balance arriving 6 weeks before the beginning of the let. Payment is either by UK cheque, PayPal or internet/bank transfer. Some charges may apply.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

Maire welcomes you personally and introduces you to your accommodation. She is on site should you require help or advice about places to visit whilst staying at Fodderty Lodge and has many local tips and real insider knowledge. There is a drawer full of tourist information, with suggested itineraries for you to get the most out of your days, but she will also leave you alone to discover places for yourself if that is your wish! The cottages have many 'extra' touches, books, DVDs, games, magazines, and there are even folding picnic chairs for you to use from your car during your stay. The Lees want you to leave at the end of your holiday with a positive feeling about Scotland, the Highlands and Fodderty Lodge.


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Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Notes on accommodation: Fodderty Lodge accommodation is adaptable for one, two or three generations. We operate a very strict no smoking, and no guest pet policy throughout the cottages and grounds. We have our own two dogs: a 7 year old yellow Labrador boy and a 7 year old West Highland White girl. They are very friendly, but are never,ever, allowed in the cottages, so guests with pet hair allergy know that they will be OK. The dogs' mission is to chase, but never catch, the many rabbits that have made Fodderty Lodge their home! Outside: Fodderty Lodge cottages each have their own garden areas, but guests are always welcome to walk around the entire grounds and enjoy the varied wildlife contained therein. Each cottage has its own dedicated heavy duty picnic bench / table and several additional folding garden chairs for use in the garden as well as when out touring.

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