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Holly Cottage

Strathpeffer, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 956920)


Very good

Sykes rating


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


13 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very cosy and comfortable extremely well equipped. A warm welcome from Fiona and family,lovely treats waiting for us. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DSep 2021

  • "A well equipped, warm and comfortable cottage which is in a beautiful village."

    Lots to see and do in the area with some amazing scenery. Fiona is a welcoming host and nothing is too much trouble to her. Wonderful weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by AnnAug 2021

  • "My trip was deferred from last year due to the pandemic."

    It was very easy to rebook with only a small and reasonable increase in cost for 2021 vs 2020. Really appreciated the efficient way this was handled - I read in the media that Sykes were criticised for the way you handled the issues over the pandemic but I can honestly say that my experience has been positive throughout and I would be happy to book through you again.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2021

  • "Cosy and well-equipped cottage ."

    We were able to stay an extra 2 nights to avoid bad weather on journey home. The washing machine was out of order but the owner kindly did a load of washing for us and dried it .

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage, the location was wonderful and Fiona was lovely."

    Will definitely be going back some time.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2020

  • "Holly Cottage was, as we anticipated, ideal for our holiday and we had a thoroughly good time."

    The only criticism is that the electric cooker could be replaced to be replaced. The current one is somewhat elderly - the indicators on all the knobs have worn away so that you have no idea what plate/oven/grill you are turning on and what the setting is. Very frustrating ! Fiona could not have been a better host. We would return provided there is a new cooker!

    Reviewed by RobinSep 2020

  • "Hi,Holly Cottage was just perfect for my hubby and self,we just wanted somewhere quiet&comfy to have a relaxing break and this ticked all the boxes for us."

    The Owners lived next door gave us a warm welcome and were on hand if we required anything.would certainly book again. Strathpeffer was a nice area and pleasant friendly local people.

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2019

  • "It was a lovely little cottage and much quieter than I expected being in a village and next to the B&B."

    It has a lovely sheltered decked area and I was able to sit out several times even this late in the year. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Strathpeffer is a great location for visiting both the west and east coasts and also offers lots of interesting local walks.

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2019

  • "Holly cottage was lovely and in a great location, Strathpeffer was a great place and we found it to be a good location to tour from."

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by DouglasSep 2018

  • "We were extremely comfortable and hosts very accommodating with changed circumstances."

    We felt welcomed and nothing was an issue. Would highly recommend this lovely cottage with excellent location and friendly and helpful hosts

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2018

  • "The property is in a lovely victorian spa village with lovely public buildings and homes."

    Surrounded by superb countryside a part of the country everone should visit

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, well equipped and comfortable with decking for sitting out."

    The view over the gardens and distant hills was lovely. There is lots to do and see locally and both the West and East coasts are within easy travelling distance - even dolphin watching on the black isle!

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2018

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The property

This 'postcard pretty' white wooden cottage occupies a quiet and private setting in the grounds of Holly Lodge where the owner resides.

Set away from the main house visitors wlll appreciate the lovely views from the cottage and the spacious decked terrace to the front which is an ideal place for a morning coffee and a quiet read.

The gardens to the front are very well maintained and there is a quiet seating area below the cottage to be enjoyed.

The comfortable sitting/dining room is cosy and smart and the neat well-equipped kitchen ensures that visitors are able to prepare a meal easily.

The bedroom, like the sitting room, has far reaching views to the front and a modern en-suite shower room.

It is just a pleasant downhill stroll into the smart spa village of Strathpeffer which has good local services and plenty of hotels where a bar meal can be enjoyed along with a dram!

For walkers and cyclists the area is rich in pathways and cycle tracks and dog walkers will love the woods close by.

Strathpeffer is also a great base for those who want to explore the unspoilt beauty of the Highlands and from here a day trip across the sea to Skye is easily achieved or perhaps focus on the north east coastline with its pretty fishing villages.

The capital of the Highlands, Inverness is just a short drive away and here guests can shop till they drop or drive around the edge of Loch Ness, for a bit of monster hunting.

So much to do and see and this charming and welcoming cottage is sure to be a real home from home.


  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and sofa bed.
  • Electric night storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Decked terrace to front with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: Property accessed via stone steps.

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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.

Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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