Features

  • Large cedar sauna with one way glass window offering magnificent views over the Firth to Ben Wyvis
  • Spectacular views from both inside and outside the house of Ben Wyvis, the Cromarty Firth and sunsets
  • Dining deck with Adirondack chairs and deck chairs
  • Red kites, osprey, deer, hare, swallows and many other small birds are regular visitors
  • Newly built in 2015 and superbly equipped
  • Cosy corner log stove in living room
  • Bike storage for 4 bikes
  • Mountain biking at Learnie Red Rock trails and Contin Trails
  • Large garden to the rear - fenced and with a gorse hedge, planted with native trees
  • Woodland walk from the house which includes a natural amphitheatre where church services may still be held on fine summer evenings. This has been a tradition for over 200 years
  • Ideal quiet location for a peaceful holiday yet within easy reach of many facilities, restaurants and tourist attractions
  • Micro breweries - Cromarty and Black Isle
  • Distilleries - Glen Ord, Glen Morangie, Blablair and Dalmore
  • Dolphin watching from the shore in Fortrose; boat trips from Cromarty and Avoch
  • Golf course - Fortrose. Club house open to visitors
  • Wild swimming - Loch Achilty - 20 minute drive
  • Sandy beaches in Fortrose and Rosemarkie - 20 minute drive
  • Ullapool - 1 hour drive
  • Loch Ness - 30 minute drive
  • Dornoch 45 minute drive
  • Linen and towels included
  • All utilities and wood starter pack included
  • 2 Dogs welcome - £20 per dog
  • No smoking

Accommodation

  • Entrance Hall for coats and boots etc.
  • Spacious living, dining, kitchen
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over bath, toilet, bidet and wash hand basin
  • Twin bedroom
  • Single bedroom with pull out truckle bed
  • Master king size bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath with over bath shower, bidet, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Outdoor decking from kitchen/dining/living space with Adirondack chairs and a picnic table.
  • Garden with Cedar Wood Sauna

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Low Season Jan. Feb, March £500
Mid Season Spring £650
Easter Holidays £650
Whitsun £750
High July/Aug £750
Mid Season Autumn £650
Mid Season Half Term £650
Low Nov/Dec £500
Christmas week £800
New Year week £950
2018 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Mid Season Autumn £650
Mid Season Half term £650
Low Season November/December £500
Christmas 21st to 28th December £750
Low Season Jan/Feb/March £500
Easter £750
Mid Season Spring £650
Whitsun Holiday £750
High Season £750
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Short break prices
Low Nov/Dec 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £400
Low Season Jan. Feb, March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £400
Mid Season Autumn 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £500
Low Season Jan/Feb/March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £400
Low Season November/December 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £400
Mid Season Autumn 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £500
Mid Season Spring 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £500
PLEASE NOTE: £20 charge per dog
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £150
More information about Skylarks

Property information

Skylarks is a superb, luxury lodge on the popular and beautiful Black Isle north of Inverness. The position of the house is just perfect; not too far away from the routes north, south, east and west for easy touring yet an idyllic, peaceful retreat for those looking to just relax, listen to the birds, take long woodland walks and return to relax in the spacious new barrel sauna. The view from the sauna through the one way curved window is amazing and will allow for the most rejuvenating end to any days activity or even more spectacular, watch the Northern Lights in winter from this perfect vantage point. Regardless of time of year, the warmth and comfort of this beautiful house will wrap itself around you and ensure that you can truly relax and escape. The Black Isle is a fascinating peninsula which well rewards exploration from the most easterly tip where the historic town of Cromarty sits, offering excellent dining opportunities, a beach, headland walks and dolphin boat trips in season, through to the western part which connects to the major roads going North and South giving you the opportunity to quickly head to Dornoch and the north, Ullapool and the west or Aviemore and the Cairngorms to the south. Despite its perfect location for touring we do recommend that you consider just enjoying this timeless area of the Black Isle and all it will bring to you, most of all peace and quiet and an absorption in the natural world. The garden is planted with native trees, gorse and wildflowers.

Facilities

  • Underfloor heating by air source heat
  • TV (Freeview) with DVD player (region free player)
  • Sonos music system (download app required)
  • Books, DVDs, and boxed games
  • BBQ and benches
  • Bike storage
  • Induction hob
  • Electric fan oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Espresso coffee machine (Morphy Richards)
  • Fridge freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Ample parking for 3 cars
  • Cot available

Further information

  • Eating Out - Recommended Black Isle Restaurants: The Andersons Fortrose: Allangrange Arms Munlochy: Kinkell House Hotel Easter Kinkell: Crofters Rosemarkie: Sutors Creek Cromarty
  • Grocery Delivery - Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury deliver
  • Horse Riding - Broomhill Riding Stables Fortrose
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - Excellent standard of accommodation.
  • Child Friendly - Children welcome and the decking can be closed off to restrict small children from wandering.
  • Indoor entertainment - The DVD player accepts DVDs from all regions
  • Internet/Wifi - Wi-fi included
  • Secure garden - Gated garden
  • Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs - Super sauna for 6 in the garden with magnificent views to Ben Wyvis through the one way glass.
  • Golf - Easy access north to Dornoch and south to Castle Stuart. Fortrose Golf Course - 15 minute drive
  • Hillwalking - Ben Wyvis start off point 30 minute drive
  • Remote or secluded - Not remote but tucked away in a secluded nook of the Black Isle
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Dolphin watching from the shore in Fortrose. Boat trips to see the dolphins. Red Kites regularly seen overhead. RSPB Udale Bay - 20 minute drive

Travel information

Inverness Airport - 30 minute drive

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Visitor comments

  • The Ritchie Family
    Just back from a wonderful week at Skylarks, Drummondreach! There were 6 of us plus our wee dog. This property was to a very high standard, everything was top notch. Very comfortable beds with clean fresh white linen. Bathrooms with top quality fittings, as was the kitchen. We have stayed in many many self catering lodges/cottages but I have never been in one so well equipped, it even had a huge array of spices & cooking, baking equipment. Games, books & dvds. One thing that made it special was the range of Ordnance Survey Maps!! From the moment we walked in, it felt like a home from home. The view from the property was spectacular, no matter the weather. I must also mention the outdoor sauna, a perfect place to de-stress & unwind! I would say if you are looking for somewhere to relax, this is it! If you are looking for somewhere to explore this magnificent part of the country, this is it! I cannot speak highly enough of this property, you really just need to bring your clothes & yourself!
  • K&L
    We want to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at Skylarks. We realise that it is new to your portfolio; in fact we think we were only the fourth or fifth clients in the property. We simply want to say that the property is superb in every way. Emilia and Roger really have thought of everything. We usually book self-catering accommodation because we enjoy the flexibility and the chance to cater as we wish. The kitchen is superb and had everything we could wish for; it is a real cook's kitchen! The views across the Cromarty Firth toward Ben Wyvis and the other hills to the north and west are really lovely. The quality of finish and other equipment is also superb. Furthermore, its position is ideal for accessing a massive area of the Far North. As you know we are regulars with LHH and have loved all our visits to your portfolio of "cottages" but suffice to say we very much hope to return to Drummondreach soon.
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