Burnside Cottage a traditional sandstone, mid terrace cottage, located within the Highland village of Jemimaville. Overlooking Udale Bay, the RSPB nature reserve, and the Cromarty Firth. This is a prime location for bird watchers and all marine enthusiasts. It is possible to see a wide range of birds whilst relaxing in the garden, or by venturing to the local bird hide. Winter migrants such as wigeons, pink-footed geese, teals, bar-tailed godwits, dunlins, and knots, join oystercatchers, lapwings and redshanks to take advantage of the rich feeding to be had in the bay.
Newly renovated, completed in the autumn 2022 this property accommodates 5 people comfortably. The large living area and newly fitted kitchen are filled with light from the picture windows. From this perfect vantage point there are expansive views across the Firth. Upstairs, the coombed ceilings, adds to the cottage charm. Here there is a double and a single bedroom with a snug area ideally suited to families. Be mindful that the top of the stairs has a narrow landing which is also close to the doorway of the single bedroom. A stairgate can be provided. Downstairs the main bedroom has a full height ceiling.
From the rear garden it is possible to see the sun rise and set. During the summer months, when the days are long, this will mean a very early start and a longer evening. If you are fortunate the Northern Lights, when the conditions are right, can be witnessed from the garden.
Explore the local area, within The Black Isle, there are several beaches to walk, explore and swim from. Many walks whether low level short strolls or longer adventures can be accessed easily within a short drive. The nearest town for shopping, eating out and the local pub is Cromarty. Wander through the original part, known as Fishertown, where the old streets and buildings jostle together. A trip is not complete without a visit to the Hugh Miller Museum and the Court House.
The Moray Firth is home to about 200 bottlenose dolphins the most northerly population in the world. The most popular place to see dolphins is probably a good indicator of the best place to see them! That’s Chanonry Point between Fortrose and Rosemarkie on the Black Isle. This narrow peninsula is an ideal location with views across the Moray Firth to Fort George and with lots of fellow dolphin watchers you are unlikely to miss any sightings.
There is no shop or place to eat within walking distance. EPC Rating: Band C
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
About the location
Munlochy 6.6 miles; Muir of Ord 15 miles.
The little village of Rosemarkie sits on the south coast of the Black Isle peninsula in Ross-shire, Northern Scotland. It nestles in a hollow in the hills, with a beautiful sandy beach in front, and is backed by red sand cliffs which loom over it. Rosemarkie beach is a great spot for fossil hunting, providing a pretty and secluded spot, while the Fairy Glen is a beautiful woodland that is rich in deciduous trees, especially birches, and rowans. This well-kept fishing settlement has an attractive High Street, offering a selection of eateries including pubs, restaurants, and takeaways, along with three convenience stores and a museum. This prime location is ideal for exploring the popular town of Inverness which homes the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, as well as Ness Islands View point and a wealth of pubs, restaurants, cafes, and shops, whereas walking enthusiasts may appreciate a day planned around traversing the many walking, cycling and hiking trails that pepper the Cairngorms National Park. Amble to the summit of Ben Macdui if you fancy a challenge or treat the younger members of your group by exploring the Landmark Forest Adventure Park. Here in Rosemarkie, you’ll never be short of things to see and do.
Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.
Note: The first floor has sloping ceiling. The angle where the stair meets the landing is close to the single bedroom doorway please refer to web picture. A stair gate can be provided please advise on booking if required.
Note: Access to the property is via a single track.