Bank Garden Cottage ref: UK5479

Fortrose, near Inverness, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
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  • Barbecue 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Stairgate 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Set in a quiet courtyard just a few steps from the centre of the picturesque seaside town of Fortrose, this lovely semi-detached property has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure as comfortable and relaxing holiday as possible. It is well-equipped for a family holiday with many facilities provided for the younger children including a steriliser, plastic plates and cutlery, black out blinds, night light, chidren’s toilet seat and some toys.

Fortrose lies between Avoch and Rosemarkie on the southern coast of the Black Isle and is well known for its historic buildings including Fortrose Cathedral, and is also very near to Chanonry Point which is a wonderful spot for watching the famous Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins. Hidden from the town and reached by a narrow single track road is the pretty harbour and peaceful secluded beach where you can enjoy a variety of watersports and boat trips, the boat trip to see the dolphins is highly recommended. The village amenities include a supermarket, local butcher, some lovely places to eat along with some very interesting local craft shops including a wonderful jewellery workshop.

Bank Garden Cottage makes a super base for exploring this lovely area. Slightly further afield you can take a trip along the Moray coastline, dotted with many fishing villages and unspoilt quiet beaches, and along the way you will find Culloden Battlefield, Fort George and the castles of Cawdor and Brodie. Take a trip along the Moray Malt Whisky Trail, the only one of its kind in the world! Visit bustling and popular Inverness, the Highland capital, home to a very large range of shops, museums, a theatre and great places to eat, and from there take a trip down to Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness, superb monster spotting area! Amongst the many activities available are watersports, mountain biking, walking and climbing and pony trekking to name but a few. The area is also renowned for its fabulous links golf course. For the less energetic, Bank Garden Cottage is just the perfect place to sit back relax and unwind whilst enjoying this lovely part of the Scottish Highlands. There are fishing opportunities nearby. Beach ½ mile. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With electric wood burner, 22" Freeview TV with Netflix, DVD player, iPod dock, CD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating (underfloor in bathroom), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgates available on request.

Miscellaneous

Small rear decked garden, garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 1 car; additional on road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Fortrose
  • Shops
    200 yards
  • Distance
    Central
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Inverness
  • Pub
    200 yards
  • Railway station distance
    23.0 miles
  • Lake
    ½ mile (beach)

About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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