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Cobble Stones

Achilty near Strathpeffer, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 921861)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Mcguire

    “Unfortunately our expectations were not met by Cobblestones.”

    The £900 price for a week in June and promising description on Sykes suggested we would have a high quality, private holiday cottage. In reality, although it is undoubtably in a lovely location, this was not the case and we feel that what we experienced was way off the mark from the description. ...

    The £900 price for a week in June and promising description on Sykes suggested we would have a high quality, private holiday cottage. In reality, although it is undoubtably in a lovely location, this was not the case and we feel that what we experienced was way off the mark from the description. The hot weather and close location to a busy lane meant that free-swimmers and sail borders were present throughout the week, sometimes very early, and you had to be careful not to stand in the window in case public were walking by or any occupants of the adjoining rentals, that cut across to a gap in the hedge opposite our patio doors. Thats not something we realise the owners could control but needs to be said because its not what I would call ;private'. The cottage itself was clean and spacious on arrival but seemed a bit tired. It might seem petty but considering the price I just felt there was no attention to detail in the rental - chess board has pieces missing, ornaments were held together with blue tac, knob missing off the cooker, back bedroom window broken, kitchen knives were blunt, salt & pepper was crusty, no waste bins other than kitchen (what do I do with a cotton bud?). The juliet balcony in the master bedroom was nice but just had one old green plastic chair to sit on - a small bistro table and 2 chairs would have been nice and more appropriate for the feature. Swallows were nesting above the door and made a mess on the floor but we did not mind that. The water supply in Cobblestones is described on Sykes as a 'private water supply' but in reality it is from a natural source - on arrival the friendly owner informed us not to drink it and gave us 2ltrs of bottled water (for 3 adults?) What came out the tap had a brown hue and so taking a bath was interesting, let alone trying to clean teeth, make hot drinks etc. When the downstairs bath was running, the water supply in the top bedroom stopped. There was no shaver plug at all in any of the bathrooms and electrical sockets in bedrooms very limited. The lack of any information pack, aside from tourist leaflets, was a surprise omission, especially with such a complicated satellite TV set up (no batteries in the DVD remote by the way) We noticed people staying in the adjoining rental using a boat on the lake - was that available to us? So although the enthusiastic owner was keen for us to give a good review, and did ask us midweek if 'everything was ok', it would have been a long negative conversation that when you are on holiday you really do not want to have - we really shouldn't have to be dealing with these things that are basic attention to detail. So I only hope this honest and constructive feedback will address some of the rents shortcomings for future guests so they get better value for money.

    - Mr Mcguire, May 2021

The property

Strathpeffer 3 miles.

A bright and comfortable detached cottage set in an idyllic location, overlooking beautiful Loch Achilty, in the stunning Scottish Highlands.

Privately situated and one of a small group of similar cottages, this Strathpeffer cottage is ideal for family or friends wishing to experience this tranquil location.

There are three lovely bedrooms, one on the ground floor beside the bathroom, while the first floor master bedroom not only benefits from an en-suite shower room but also a Juliet balcony providing stunning views across the water.

The spacious sitting room in this Highland cottage offers the perfect place to relax and has French doors leading out to a private seating and barbecue area which faces the loch.

Completing the accommodation is a well-equipped kitchen with dining area.

Outside this Strathpeffer cottage is a neat lawned garden, ideal for quiet reading and relaxation and just a few steps away is the lakeside brimming with wildlife.

The area is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with mountain bike trails and well-defined hill walking pathways very close by.

Strathpeffer is just three miles away and is well worth a visit with its enchanting architecture.

This Highland cottage is in a perfect location for discovering the Isle of Skye to the west, or a short trip to the capital city of the Highlands, Inverness, along with Loch Ness to the east.

A stunning location and an idyllic Strathpeffer cottage.

Note: This cottage is located next to Refs. 904198 and 904200, together they sleep 14.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private front patio garden with furniture and BBQ, shared lawned garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 5 miles
  • walk
  • Note: Cottage is close to lakeside, children to be supervised
  • Note: Property has a private water supply The minimum stay at this property is 4 nights

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About the location


Inverness 20 miles.

Often compared to a Bavarian Mountain resort, the picturesque spa village of Strathpeffer owes its growth to the discovery of water springs during the 1700s, and was declared in 1819 to be the healthiest drinking water in Britain! The original Spa Pavilion has been magnificently restored after a period of disuse and now serves as a venue for a variety of events, including concerts, dances, dramas and exhibitions. The former Victorian railway station, which in times past brought many visitors from near and far, has now been beautifully restored to house craft workers and their shops, and is also home to the Highland Museum of Childhood. Visit the restored Pump house (also a Tourist Information point), take a walk along a forest track, or enjoy the views from the nearby pictish hill fort at Knockfarrel. Whatever you decide there's plenty on offer for all the family.

The minimum stay at this property is 4 nights