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Pebbles Cottage

(Ref. 904200)

Achilty near Strathpeffer, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • location (10)
  • great (9)
  • cottage (8)
  • loch (7)
  • quiet (7)
  • lovely (7)

24 Customer Reviews

  • "We were a family of 4 with one of my son in a wheelchair."

    We had a good time at Pebbles cottage. The location was great, along the scenic Loch Achilty. The access into the cottage was slightly difficult for a wheelchair, but the cottage is not designed or advertised as a Wheelchair friendly one, however we liked the location so decided to go for it and managed. The property was in clean condition, the owner was very friendly and welcoming and gave us very useful suggestions about local areas to explore. She was quick to respond to anything we needed. Property is a great location for people with interest in fishing, and water adventure and for walking and exploring nature. Cottage did had some minor maintenance issues and kitchenware needs up keeping. As there were lot of dogs of guests as well as the owner around, when we visited, we had to cope up with the occasional dog mess, which could be helped with some gentle reminders for the guests to keep the lawn clean. Overall, we had a good time and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Rahul4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property in an ideal location for exploring the Highlands"

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable, nice and quiet, well equipped (and everything worked)."

    Mrs Rose and Mrs Smith were very friendly and the location is an excellent base. The only minus was lack of mobile phone reception (although some may see that as an advantage

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jun 2023

  • "Third time we have stayed."

    We appreciate quiet area and as one of adults has bad back, everything on the flat helps Made vey welcome

    Reviewed by Margaret Nairn4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous accommodation and ideally situated for exploring the local area."

    Lots of walks and cycling from the doorstep. We had a brilliant time and will definitely be returning

    Thank you Janine for you’re review,we will looking forward to you’re return . Campbell &Michelle Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janine5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous location, nice property."

    Owner very friendly. Kitchen equipment sparse. Second bedroom was a little damp as it probably had not been used prior to our week. However I love the place and the location and will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.4Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet surroundings."

    Lady who owned cottage was very friendly. Cottage had everything you could need. Just a shame we had to leave early.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2021

  • "Owners were extremely friendly and helpful, we had use of the rowing boats and very much enjoyed the loch opposite."

    Reviewed by Juliette5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great location and wonderful host, would definitely consider returning again."

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very relaxing and super nice people running the park"

    Reviewed by James And Madeline5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is located on the shores of the beatifull lake Achilty and provides excellent base to explore North West Highlands."

    The place is clean and well equiped. The communication with the owners was easy and we have received very warm welcome. Highly recomend and will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic place, isolated next to a loch with lovely walks, I'm disabled and the ..."

    Fantastic place, isolated next to a loch with lovely walks, I'm disabled and the walk's around the Loch was 90% on road , owner was very helpful,made the stay perfect,we will be definitely back hope to get photos of Deer in the snow next time

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Oct 2020

  • "Piece and quiet, great surroundings and places to visit on the doorstep"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is in a great location for visiting many scenic sites and is well located for some good hikes."

    It’s situation is rural but close enough to Dingwall and Strathpeffer if you need a supermarket or fancy a coffee, lunch or evening meal at the deli cafe in Strathpeffer. We had a great Staycation here and would recommend this cottage and its location. The WiFi works well and the facilities are comfortable and adequate.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday , lots to see and do."

    Cottage in great location and on Loch Achility , where the owner offered boat trip .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Aug 2020

  • "We had fantastic holiday."

    Great setting right beside the loch. The kids spent hours swimming and playing in the loch and the grass area just outside the cottage. The owners were lovely and let us borrow their paddle board, bike and rowing boat. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Aug 2020

  • "Pebbles Cottage was perfect!"

    It was clean, comfortable and cozy for me, my two children and dog. The location by the loch cannot be underestimated, it truly is stunning. Mrs Rose is great. She made sure we had everything we needed and nothing was any trouble for her. If you're looking for a peaceful break in a beautiful setting, I can't recommend this place enough.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2019

  • "Mrs Rose a very nice lady very helpful , and her dog checked morning & night to make sure we were ok ."

    Its a lovely quiet place I would go back .

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2019

  • "My friends and I found this spot while looking for a quiet place for a few days break."

    . and we were all more than satisfied, the owner were very lovely and kind people. Will be staying here everytime we travel to Inverness area. Thank you so much for a more than perfect stay!

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Jul 2019

  • "Make sure you take a good stock of supplies with you,if you run out of something you will be better off travelling the extra distance to Strathpeffer as the local general store in Contin is extortionate."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lack of shelving in the bathroom."

    No shaving point. Very cramped kitchen. Storage areas needed. No DVD player as stated. I would suggest that the hot water needs looking at. Far to hot and no warning of this above the sinks.

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Aug 2018

  • "My Friend and I had a wonderful holiday riding our motorbikes in stunning scottish scenery & glorious sunshine."

    The cabin provided the perfect location to stay giving us a choice of places to ride to. It's was clean comfy and well equipped apart from the bathroom which lacked shelves to put things on when washing or having a bath. The shower was ok but not very powerful. Parking was great for cars or motorbikes and we were made welcome on arrival & departure by the owners. Overall would highly recommend for a holiday.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2018

  • "I would like to say we were delighted with the facilities at the cottage, the owners and staff were very friendly and helpful."

    The setting of the cottage in front of loch was wonderful, the site was kept clean and tidy, we would recommend these cottages to anyone every thing was just perfect for us. Alex & Mary Stirling.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0May 2018

  • "Great location for touring the north of Scotland, lodge on a quiet single track road but close to the main road, lot of wild life to see."

    Owners really nice and helpful and helped sort out an issue with toilet. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Apr 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric wall heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, 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 with furniture, shared lawned garden
  • Sorry no smoking
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 1 mile, pub with restaurant 5 miles
  • Note: Cottage is close to loch side, children to be supervised
  • Note: Fly fishing available by arrangement with owner

The property

Strathpeffer 3 miles.

A spacious detached log-clad cottage, on the banks of a pretty loch in the heart of the Scottish Highlands.

One of just three similar cottages set in a quiet private plot, this cottage near Strathpeffer offers fabulous uninterrupted views across Loch Achilty to the mountains beyond.

This Strathpeffer cottage would be ideal for a small family group or group of friends who will simply love the stunning location and the peace and tranquillity.

The very bright and spacious accommodation in this Strathpeffer cottage is all on one level, with two comfortable bedrooms situated off the main open plan living area, which is a very sociable space and benefits from sliding doors out to the front of the cottage.

Outside this Strathpeffer cottage is a private seating area which is a great place for a quiet read or perhaps some alfresco dining.

The Highlands of Scotland not only offer beautiful scenery, but there are also lots of things to do and places to visit.

The capital of the Highlands, Inverness, is a short drive away and is well worth a visit, especially if you are looking for good restaurants.

For a great beach, visit the seaside town of Nairn on the Moray Firth coast and perhaps explore the fishing villages along that coastline.

Take the road west to Plockton, Kyle and Skye, or just stay closer to home and spend time in the lovely spa town of Strathpeffer, with its great walks and cycle paths.

For wildlife lovers there is much to see on land, in the air and on the water so keep your camera close at hand.

This Strathpeffer cottage will ensure a wonderful holiday for all.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 904198 and 921861, together they sleep 14.

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About the location

STRATHPEFFER

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.

Note: One well behaved dog only welcome at the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas