Features

  • 9 x 4 metre swimming pool (outdoor, covered)
  • 2 Large log fires
  • Children welcome
  • Eight bedrooms (6 en suite)
  • Large garden - grassed and wooded
  • Full-size antique slate bed snooker table
  • 14-foot trampoline
  • 6 swings (from baby to 12)
  • Broadband wi-fi
  • Paved courtyard
  • Ample parking
  • Extensive historic book collection
  • Cupola (viewing tower) with Gerald Laing Bronze Statue - Adam
  • Golf course (Fortrose) - 6 miles
  • Mountain biking - just a 5-minute drive to the Learnie Red Rock trails
  • Dolphin watching cruises from Cromarty - Ecoventures
  • Sandy beach - 5 miles
  • Restaurant and pub- 5 miles
  • Cromarty micro brewery - 2 miles
  • Black Isle Brewery Tours - 10 miles
  • Grocery delivery (Tesco,Sainsburys and Asda)
  • Fresh fish delivery Tuesday and Friday (by arrangement)
  • Linen and towels included
  • Oil, gas, logs and electricity included
  • 2 dogs welcome - £20 per dog
  • No Smoking

Accommodation

  • Ground Floor
  • Entrance hall with two cloakrooms off
  • Drawing room with large log fire
  • Large dining room seating 16 with log fire
  • Breakfast kitchen - seats 6
  • Small TV/playroom with gas Jotul stove
  • Snooker room with full-sized antique, slate bed table
  • Utility room and laundry
  • First Floor
  • West Wing
  • King-size bedroom with en suite bathroom; bath toilet and wash hand basin. This room also has a single day bed with a pull out bed
  • 2 Twin bedrooms
  • Bathroom with separate shower, bath, toilet and wash hand basin
  • First Floor
  • Main House
  • King-size bedroom with en suite bathroom with deep bath, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Large twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with deep bath, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Ante room joining the two rooms above. this area has a double sofa bed.
  • Second Floor
  • King-size bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, over bath shower toilet and wash hand basin. This room has a single fold out bed.
  • Large twin bedroom with small en suite closet shower room with shower, toilet and wash hand basin. Single fold out bed.
  • Third Floor
  • Double attic bedroom with sloping ceilings and an en suite bathroom with long bath, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Jemima's Tower capped by a Gerald Laing bronze sculpture - 'Adam'.

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2016 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Low Season Jan-Mar £1,700
Easter £2,900
Mid Season Spring £2,400
Whitsun Week £2,900
High Season £2,900
Mid Season Autumn £2,800
Mid Season October Half term £2,800
Low Season Nov, Dec £1,900
Christmas 21-28 Dec £3,500
New Year 28 Dec to 4th Jan £3,750
2017 rental rates
2016 rental rates
Low Season Jan. Feb, March £1,900
Mid Season Spring £2,800
Easter Holidays £2,800
Whitsun £3,100
High July/Aug £3,100
Mid Season Autumn £2,800
Mid Season Half Term £2,800
Low Nov/Dec £1,900
Christmas week £3,500
New Year week £3,750
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Short break prices
Low Season Jan-Mar 3 nights, commencing Friday (2016) £1,500
Low Season Nov, Dec 3 nights, commencing Friday (2016) £1,500
Mid Season Autumn 3 nights, commencing Friday (2016) £2,200
Mid Season Spring 3 nights, commencing Friday (2016) £2,050
Low Nov/Dec 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £1,500
Low Season Jan. Feb, March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £1,500
Mid Season Spring 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £2,200
Low Season Jan/Feb/March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £1,500
Mid Season Spring 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £2,200
PLEASE NOTE: £20 charge per dog.
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £500
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Property information

This Grade A listed Georgian mansion is the perfect self-catering holiday home for families who want to relax. With seven bath/shower rooms, the house is ideal for a shared economical holiday. With an outdoor heated swimming pool, and a full size antique snooker table in the games room, all that's needed is you!

Situated just a 30-minute drive from Inverness, on the rich farmland of the Black Isle, Poyntzfield is a particularly good self-catering house, large enough for groups and families with lots of children who are made most welcome. A great atmosphere reigns here: pets are welcome by arrangement, and roaring log fires welcome you home after a day on the hills.

Inverness offers the usual facilities associated with a popular tourist city, and cruises on Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle are recommended. The outdoor sports resort of Aviemore is just over an hour's drive away, as is Ullapool and the west coast.

The Black Isle greatly rewards exploration and offers pony trekking, sea angling, bike hire, golf, and dolphin watching cruises. In fact, the dolphins can be seen from the shore in Fortrose each day as they follow the shoals of fish up the firth on the incoming tide. At Rosemarkie you will find a sandy beach, children's playpark and tennis courts.

Cycling has become particularly popular on the Black Isle, as the roads are quiet for those who like to travel far and wide on road bikes, and the whole peninsula is criss-crossed by tracks and trails for mountain bikes. In 2005, a new cross-country/downhill track was developed on the south side at Learnie and this presents some challenging routes.

Eathie beach along the coast is also quite famous for its fossils, examples of which can be seen in the Hugh Miller Museum in Cromarty.

Summer visitors will appreciate the very low midge population!

The accommodation comprises the main part of the house and the west wing which are connected on the ground floor, but the higher floors are accessed by separate staircases.

The caretaker and family lives in the east wing (no interior connection).

Facilities

  • Gas central heating throughout the main house
  • Log fires in drawing and dining rooms
  • Electric underfloor heating (west wing)
  • Jotul gas stove in sitting room
  • All bedrooms and bathrooms heated
  • 6-burner gas cooker/double oven
  • 2 x Microwaves
  • Magimix
  • 2 large larder fridges
  • Large larder freezer
  • 2 x Dishwasher
  • 2 x washing machines
  • Large Whirlpool tumble dryer
  • TV and DVD player
  • Telephone with honesty pot
  • Garden furniture
  • Gas barbecue
  • 2 cots (no linen) and 1 highchair

Further information

  • Eating Out - Highly recommended: Crofters Rosemarkie Sutor Creek - Cromarty Allangrange Arms - Munlochy Station Hotel - Avoch Crofters - Rosemarkie Eilean Dubh - Fortrose
  • Grocery Delivery - Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's deliver. Local fresh fish van delivers on Tuesdays and Fridays by arrangement
  • Horse Riding - Broomhill Stables Fortrose
  • Of Historic or Architectural Interest - Georgian House with an octagonal viewing tower and Bronze Sculpture by Gerald Laing
  • Child Friendly - Children welcome and house 'robust'.
  • Indoor entertainment - Snooker room with full-size antique slate bed table. 14-foot trampoline. 6 swings.
  • Internet/Wifi - Wi-Fi
  • Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs - Covered and heated swimming pool 9 x 4 meters. Please note that the water is heated but not the enclosure.
  • Beaches - Rosemarkie Beach - 5 miles. A great sandy beach with cafe. Fortrose beach - dolphin watching point
  • Golf - Links course Fortrose. Club house open to visitors.
  • Hillwalking - Ben Wyvis (3000 feet) is within easy reach - 40-minute drive to starting point. 1 hour drive to the Cairngorms
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - Fortrose Sailing Club - 6 miles.
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - RSPB Udale Bay Hide a 10 minute walk. Exceptionally good from October to March with 1000's of overwintering sea and shoreline birds. Ospreys feeding on the furth in summer. Red kites are regularly seen

Travel information

Inverness Airport - 50 minutes drive Edinburgh Airport - 3 1/2 hours drive Glasgow Airport - 4 hours.

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Visitor comments

  • WB
    Stayed at Poyntzfield House in July 2013 and had one of the best family holidays! The house was amazing, and catered for all our needs, our party had a range of ages from 1 to 53, the gardens were a lovely setting for our family 'sports day' cricket games and a few Hurst badminton battles! The games room was n instant hit with the men in the party and the library was great for our pub quiz nights, couldn't fault anything. Local beaches were lovely especially the ferry across to Nigg, Would definitely recommend.
  • joy royle
    We have just returned from a holiday at Poyntzfield House, and all 17 of us would definitely go there again. We have holidayed in scotland for the past 20 years and Poyntzfield has to be the most comfortable and well equiped house we have stayed in. Definitely a winner with adults and children alike.
  • linda ,wigan
    Just come home from Poyntzfield ,had the best time. Lots of laughs and the kids thought it wes great too. The kids loved the garden which meant the grown ups got some time to themselves.
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