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The Hayloft 1st Floor Studio Apartment, Near Fortrose, Black Isle, Highlands

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Nov-2016
Apartment near Fortrose, Scottish Highlands - A Very Quiet And Peaceful Location Surround By Farmland And Just 3½ Miles From The Coast

Our self catering 1st floor flat is located over our former stable/outbuilding and is separate from and not overlooked by our main house. The Hayloft is sheltered by trees and surrounded by arable farmland. On the balcony you can enjoy a glass of wine in the afternoon and evening sun. We are just 3½ miles from coastal villages with restaurants, pubs, fish & chip shops, Chinese and Indian take-away, Co-op mini supermarkets and a wonderful bakery. Nearby you can enjoy golf, horse riding, quad biking, mountain biking (we can lend you a couple of bikes) dolphin watching from the beach and boat trips. There are swimming pools in Inverness and Dingwall. It is just over an hour drive to Ullapool on the West Coast and the mountains and lochs of the Highlands are within easy reach.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We love peace and quiet and moved here to this peaceful spot 22 years ago. After making our living editing television programmes we are approaching retirement and our family has flown the nest so we now have space to share our peace and quiet with others. The flat above our outbuilding was initially for our son to live in. He is now a cameraman in Edinburgh and so we have upgraded it for visitors to enjoy.

We love animals and birds, music, cooking and our family.

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Speaks English

26 Reviews

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based on 26 holidaymaker reviews

5

What a find!

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable apartment, very well-equipped and exceptionally cosy with its wood-burning stove. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this well-located studio in beautiful countryside, with Sue and John being perfect hosts. We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place ot get away from it all.

  • 5 of 5

We spent a great fortnight unwinding in this cosy cottage, which, although compact, is very comfortable, clean and well-equipped. The owners were friendly and helpful, bur did not intrude. We enjoyed cycling around the Black Isle, despite some interesting weather! We very much enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it. Highlights were Cromarty, watching the dolphins, and Cawdor Castle.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magical Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

By far the best holiday, and property we've stayed in, up on the Black Isle to date. It's modern, spotlessly clean, and very cozy. Owners John, and Su, are lovely people, making you very welcome on arrival. The great thing was, you were just left alone, and it was so peaceful and quiet. It was such a shame to leave and go home. But a stay here, on a return trip to the Black Isle, is a no brainer! We'd both like to thank them again, for such a special holiday.

Best regards. Daron, and Lisa.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and peaceful, a comfortable cottage with really helpful owners. Lots to see in the area. We would love to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Brilliant stay

  • 5 of 5

The Hayloft is comfortable, very clean and has everything you need. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Location is rural so lovely and peaceful but not far from amenities. Wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and comfortable accommodation in very quiet and peaceful setting. Couldn't of asked for more. Would definitely recommend, will be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Location

From the Owner

We have lived at Blairfoid on the Black Isle for 22 years. We came here 24 years ago to visit friends… several times and loved it so much we moved here. Sometimes we still feel like we are on holiday. We love the lack of traffic, the peace and quiet and the red kites & buzzards flying overhead. Nearby at Chanonry Point we can watch dolphins.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Just 3½ miles to beaches. At Chanonry Point near Fortrose there is an extensive sand and pebble beach where dolphins can regularly be seen especially at low tide.

Rosemarkie has a very good sandy beach with beach cafe. There are picturesque old harbours nearby and Cromarty, about 10 miles away, is a unique time capsule. Here there are museums, fine 18th-century merchant houses and an ancient church made famous by the BBC’s ‘Restoration Village’.

Travel:

Inverness airport 35 minutes drive away.

Car is recommended as we are 3 miles from the nearest town and bus route.

Distances:

2½ miles to Avoch, 3½ to Fortrose, 4½ to Rosemarkie, 10 miles to Cromarty, 11 miles to Dingwall, 12 miles to Inverness.

Further Details:

In Fortrose (3½ miles) there are cash machines, bank, post office, doctors surgery, chemist, co-op, butcher, bakery and award winning pub "The Anderson" with real ale, huge selection of single malt whiskies and excellent food.

There are also good food pubs in Avoch & Rosemarkie.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
From
£40
£200
 
 
Spring 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£120
for 3 nights
From
£40
£200
 
 
Summer 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£275
for 7 nights
£275
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Booking Notes:
Booking may be arranged by email or by telephoning us.

Sometimes available for short breaks, availability and price on request.

Payment is usually via Bank transfer or cheque (if time allows for clearance).

A deposit is required for a booking that is made more than 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday. Otherwise, if within 8 weeks of the start holiday, the full amount is payable when booking.

Changeover Day:
The Hayloft has a Saturday changeover. The arrival time is 4pm and departure is by 10am to allow time for cleaning etc.

Payment usually by bank transfer or cheque if time to clear.
Approximately 25% booking deposit required, with balance to be paid not less than eight weeks before start of holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Despite being very quiet and private we are only 3½ miles from the coastal villages of Fortrose, Avoch and Rosemarkie with shops, restaurants, pubs and beautiful beaches. We are just 12 miles from Inverness the capital of the Highlands. The West Coast and the mountains and lochs of the Highlands are within easy reach.

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with modern pumped shower, wc and basin. Small radiator. (No bath)

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with double bed.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: No pets and no smoking. Outside: Table and two chairs on the covered balcony. Grassed area and further seating in the garden. Ample close off-road parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding, towels and tea towels provided.

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