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Garden Cottage

(Ref. 1075784)

Marybank near Dingwall, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi


1 Customer Review

  • "We had a very lovely stay."

    Nice area for walking. The house was fine with good beds. Two tips; 1) The couches didn’t sit comfortable at all, Maybe they can be replaced? and 2) the electric cooking was a challenge. But it didn’t prevent us from enjoying our stay !

    Reviewed by Corine4.7May 2023


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with Jack-and-Jill access into shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Conservatory/dining room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and coffee machine
  • TV with Sky, WiFi, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Shared driveway and large area with ample parking for at least 2 cars
  • Wrap-around shared lawn with private patio with furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 5.5 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property, with a handrail for support

The property

Dingwall 6.6 miles.

Resting in Marybank near Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands is Garden Cottage, a charming two-bedroom dwelling.

Enjoying a rural position, offering expansive countryside views and pretty gardens whilst benefiting from an open-plan living space and flexible sleeping arrangements, the cottage welcomes four guests, ideal for families and friends alike.

Take advantage of the well-equipped kitchen, housing all expected culinary appliances, before gathering around the breakfast bar, dining table located in the suntrap conservatory, or the rear patio, designed for alfresco affairs.

Return indoors to catch up on your favourite programmes before taking a stroll across the surrounding grounds, in time for the sunset.

Retreat to two spacious bedrooms and make yourself at home for the night, selecting between a twin with private en-suite, and a further twin (zip/link) with Jack-and-Jill access into the main shower room.

Awaken to kickstart your itinerary in the Highlands, full of nature-filled attractions, close access to the magnificent Conon River and various beauty spots - there's something for everyone!

Gather your loved ones at Garden Cottage for a truly memorable break.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1116257, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-10055-F

Balloan House And Garden Cottage

Balloan House and Garden Cottage consists of a large five-bedroom traditional property and a charming, spacious two-bedroom cottage, resting rurally in Marybank in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoying expansive views across the surrounding countryside towards Ben Wyvis, the collection offers flexible sleeping arrangements, a sweeping private driveway, pretty gardens with mature trees, dotted with fruit plants and blooms, and suntrap conservatories, making them the ideal base for families and groups, looking for an idyllic tranquil retreat. If you don’t fancy cooking, head into the attractive market town of Dingwall, situated at the head of the Cromarty Firth and dating back to Norse times, today the town enjoys an excellent range of services and facilities, and its pedestrianised main high street boasts a generous range of specialty cafes and charming independent shops. Treat your loved ones in one of several restaurants, and takeaways, including Café India, whilst just outside the town is The Cottage Bar and Restaurant, and a short drive takes you to The Storehouse and Highland Farm Café both offering excellent food with stunning views. For nature lovers, why not follow the Dingwall Heritage Trail, a pleasant walk that stumbles across the magnificent Craig Castle, Hector MacDonald Monument and offers imposing views of the Firth. Close by is also the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer, boasting the Highland Museum of Childhood, Castle Leod where you can traverse the grounds and immerse yourself in the local history. Take a day trip to one of the Moray beaches including Ullapool, Gairloch, Dornoch, Loch Ness or even the Isle of Skye which is accessible by car. Tollie Red Kites is just a short drive away, offering the perfect setting for bird watching, with Ospreys also frequenting the area, or maybe a trip to Chanonry point, the ideal vantage point for dolphin spotting on the scenic Black Isle. This beautiful location is peppered with stunning walks and mountain biking trails including the world-famous “Strathpuffer” route, as well as breath-taking scenic drives. Local walks include Contin Forest, Rogie and Orrin Falls with the Silverbridge circular route taking in a woodland adventure play park at Little Garve! The area is truly a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers; for the hill-walkers there is Ben Wyvis close by, with The Torridons, Fannichs and An Teallach only a short drive away and for the more experienced climbers amongst your group, scale Moy Rock, as viewed from the house. Other activities include canoeing, kayaking, gorge scrambling, horse riding and wild swimming to name but a few. Those wanting a more leisurely pace can enjoy a gentle round of golf with courses in both Strathpeffer and Muir of Ord, a day trip to one of the west coast’s stunning beaches, the history-rich attractions of the Culloden Battlefield or Beauly Priory, one of three priories founded in Scotland in the 1230s, whisky tasting at the Singleton distillery or maybe a relaxing cruise on Loch Ness for some Nessy spotting! Fishermen are also spoiled with the choice of Salmon fishing on the Conon River, or trout at Loch Achilty or Tarvie. The Highland Capital of Inverness is just a short drive away offering excellent riverside restaurants, shopping, including the Victorian Market, Inverness Castle, cinemas, Botanical Gardens, Ness Island walks and Eden Court Theatre. There’s also plenty to entertain the kids with bowling, swimming pools, skate park, ice-skating, go-karting, numerous play parks and a trampoline park. Enjoy all of this as a family or group of friends by booking Balloan House and Cottage as your Highland home-from-home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Muir of Ord 4 miles; Beauly 6.5 miles; Inverness 18 miles.

The small village of Marybank in Ross-shire is the gateway to the valley of Strathconon in the Scottish Highlands. The village has a hotel, whilst just two miles away is the larger village of Contin which offers a shop and church. Just four miles away is another village, Muir of Ord, which is situated close to the Beauly Firth and boasts the Glen Ord Distillery and Visitor Centre and a pretty high street, plus also close by is the town of Beauly where you can find quality shops which sell the finest Scottish tweeds, knitwear and crafts, as well as smart boutiques and intimate restaurants. In the area you will find the Glen Affric, a National Nature Reserve, which is ideal for walkers and cyclists to explore, and within reach is Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands. A convenient location for exploring this part of the Highlands.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas