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The Bothy At Nonikiln

Alness, The Highlands
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful and thoughtfully-designed farm bothy with an open-plan layout and wood burner
  •  Located on a working family farm near the famed NC500
  • Soak up views of the countryside and the Cromarty Firth in the distance
Property code: 83888

A quaint romantic retreat for two, located near the renowned NC500 route with more than 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery. Situated off the beaten track yet within easy reach of local amenities, this peaceful escape has the best of both worlds!

This light, relaxing and welcoming bothy is set on a working farm just a few miles from the northern shore of Cromarty Firth. Offering cosy holiday accommodation for two, the property is a lovely holiday getaway, perfect for eager walkers and nature lovers exploring this stunning part of the Scottish Highlands. With the North Coast 500 route within easy reach, this delightfully secluded retreat is ideally placed for discovering the scenery, quaint villages and glorious coastlines of Easter Ross.

Looking out over Fyrish Hill, this imaginative property has been rebuilt from the stone and wood from an original farm building that once stood on this site. Some of the wood has been reclaimed and used for sills and shelves throughout the property, which also features high ceilings, a warming wood burner and French doors offering far-reaching views.

Entering the cottage, the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner has been beautifully decorated. The cosy lounge features a Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, plenty of seating and views out across the hills, making it an ideal space to snuggle up at the end of a great day. The central dining area is perfect for a romantic meal which you can rustle up in the fully equipped kitchen. Exploring further, you will find the pretty bedroom, with a super-king-size bed, a range of oak furniture and guest robes and toiletries. There’s also a tastefully decorated shower room, along with a handy utility area with a washing machine, dryer and plenty of storage space for bikes, fishing rods and golf equipment.

Outside, the large garden has a couple of seating areas with a BBQ, perfect for dining alfresco and watching the sunset. The garden also has an extensive lawn opening out onto wildflower areas with fields beyond.

  • 1 bedroom – super-king-size
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in the external laundry room
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wood burner – all logs provided
  • Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker in the lounge, DAB radio in bedroom
  • Large open garden leading out onto fields, with seating and gas BBQ
  • Off-road parking on the driveway for 2 cars
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles
  • Please note that as a working farm, machinery will be operating at various times of the year in surrounding fields
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Although surrounded by glorious countryside, and with the magical Cromarty Firth within easy reach (4 miles), the bothy is also close to a couple of thriving towns: Alness (1.5 miles) and Invergordon (4 miles), both with a choice of great shops, pubs, restaurants and attractions including the Alness Heritage Centre and a number of excellent golf clubs.

From Invergordon, you can take a boat trip down the Kyle of Sutherland, or you can head along Cromarty Firth where you may well glimpse dolphins and porpoises. Walkers, cyclists and nature lovers will have plenty to explore, with local landmarks including the 18th-century Fyrish Monument (7 miles).

Heading north, the charming town of Tain (13.5 miles) lies on the southern shore of Dornoch Firth. Scotland’s oldest royal burgh, Tain is a bustling and friendly town with a variety of independent shops and plenty of great places to eat and drink as well as historic buildings including the Old Town Hall, the Tain Through Time Museum and the world-famous Glenmorangie Distillery.

Other local attractions in this stunning area include the Mermaid of the North (15.5 miles), the Hilton of Cadbol Stone (16 miles) and Loch Eye (14.5 miles). The cottage is also a great base for visiting the Black Isle (15 miles) with attractions including the Fairy Glen Falls (21 miles) and Castle Craig (14.5 miles).

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gordon 23rd October 2023

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Welcoming owners with a guide around the property on arrival, home has been well decorated and equipped, electric heating makes for an easy comfortable rooms with the added bonus of a log burner to give that extra cosy feel , fuel supplied, there is also laundry facilities in a building next door

Reviewed by Ian 6th October 2023

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This is our second visit to the cottage and we enjoyed another very relaxing week. The bothy is equipped to satisfy every need with stunning views of the surrounding countryside and an excellent location for touring the area.

Reviewed by Karen 29th September 2023

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Beautifully restored bothy located on a working farm offering uninterrupted views across to The Black Isle and surrounding hills. With proximity to the A9, there is easy access both north and south, making sight seeing or shopping readily accessible. I visited the west coast one afternoon, which offered spectacular views of mountain ranges and peatRead moreland wilderness, all within an hour of The Bothy. The beaches at Brora and Dornoch offered uninterrupted views of the Sutherland coast. Hide

Reviewed by Ellen 15th September 2023

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Weve just returned from a weeks stay at The Bothy, start to finish it was perfect. Located off the beaten track a short distance from Alness, it offers tranquility and is the perfect size for two people. On arrival we found a welcome card and some home baked goods from our hosts, which was a lovely gesture (and yummy too!). Anne and Martin could doRead more no more for us during our time, they were a phone call away if needed. I 100% recommend The Bothy for a staycation, and we will certainly back! Hide

Reviewed by Mark 1st September 2023

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Fantastic holiday home in a lovely setting with great views. A great location with lots of interesting places to visit nearby.

Reviewed by Elspeth 25th August 2023

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Perfect for a relaxing chilled week but plenty amenities nearby and good centre for touring further afield. Weve been several times and would happily return.

Reviewed by David 18th August 2023

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Brilliant accommodation in a superb setting and great location.

Reviewed by Edward 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Roger 4th August 2023

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Lovley cottage in a good location to travel around. Everything you need in the kitchen for any cooking you want to do. We were met by Anne on arrival who showed us everything told us to call her if we needed anything. We certainly recommend this bothy

Reviewed by Carol 29th July 2023

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Reviewed by Jan 14th July 2023

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Wonderful, relaxing week in this excellent property. We would very highly recommend. Looking forward to a return visit in the future.

Reviewed by John 26th June 2023

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The perfect cottage in the perfect location..we had a wonderful week in this lovely property! The interior is comfortable and stylish and the views are amazing. There are lots of thoughtful touches around, not least, the provision of several seating options for relaxing outside. We appreciated the warm welcome from the owner, and also the gifts of Read moreflowers, eggs, milk and homemade cake. We will, without doubt, be returning to this most welcoming of properties! Hide

Reviewed by Brian 16th June 2023

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This was our second stay at this lovely cottage ,and it was as perfect as the first Anne and Martin are lovely friendly hosts ,made you fell very welcome . hopefully we,ll return another year

Reviewed by Ray 13th May 2023

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We cannot fault it at. All we were made welcome the presentation was very good the owner was very pleasant it was a very good week and would not hesitate to recommend it

Reviewed by Eileen 22nd April 2023

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One of the best self catering cottages we have stayed in. Clean, well presented accommodation of the highest finish quality with everything required for self catering. Personal welcome from Anne together with a homemade fruit loaf, milk, satsumas and fresh flowers. Lovely extra touches. Thank you.

Reviewed by Pauline 2nd February 2023

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The bothy is perfect and the hosts are very welcoming

Reviewed by Richard 11th November 2022

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A lovely week in Scotland, our second stay here. Clean comfortable and welcoming.

Reviewed by Elspeth 4th November 2022

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Yet again another lovely comfortable stay in a cosy cottage. Well thought out and everything catered for. Stunning views and great location for touring about.

Reviewed by Jim 28th October 2022

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Exceptional and exquisite. Great location with wonderful panoramic views. Extremely well equipped and very cosy and comfy. A good base for exploring nearby and further afield. Hosts could not be more welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by Tony 14th October 2022

Absolutely fantastic. Top marks on all items farmer and his wife very good and friendly. Will recommend it to anyone. Thank you very much for your help. Tony smart.

Reviewed by Issy 8th October 2022

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The location and views are outstanding. The cottage is clean and very comfortably furnished. Lovely log burner. A step into the laundry room makes wheelchair access tough but the machines work well and the adjoining log store is well stocked. The owner is very friendly and welcoming!

Reviewed by Liz 30th September 2022

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A delightful holiday cottage in an exquisite setting and a warm, friendly welcome. We loved everything about it.

Reviewed by Richard 16th September 2022

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Absolutely First Class accommodation, - "The Bothy" with the Wow Factor. The owners of the property went out of their way to make us feel welcome and the added personal touches were unexpected, but very much appreciated.

Reviewed by Tom 9th September 2022

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My wife and I spent a week at the Bothy to celebrate our Ruby Wedding anniversary. It was an absolute delight, the facilities were first class and the family made us feel very welcome. If you want a bit of peace and quiet with first class accommodation, this is the place to go. The scenery is beautiful and it's location is an ideal base if you wantRead more to explore further afield. Can't fault anything, it really was that good an experience. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 2nd September 2022

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Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Pam 26th August 2022

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The Bothy is a lovely cottage set in a most picturesque setting, it really is beautiful. The cottage is finished to a very high standard and has everything you'd need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. The owners are lovely and couldn't have been more welcoming. I've already recommended the bothy to family and can't wait to return for a wiRead morenter experience. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 5th August 2022

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Lovely place to relax and explore the area. Would thoroughly recommend the bothy. You wont be disappointed.

Reviewed by Carol 29th July 2022

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Thank you Anne and Martin for a wonderful week in The Bothy. Fabulous accommodation and great views. The welcome pack of milk, fresh eggs and home baked cake was a lovely, caring start to the holiday. There was everything you could need in the Bothy, a perfect base from which to explore. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity or an active hoRead moreliday this location suits all. Hide

Reviewed by Roger 8th July 2022

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Great hosts. The welcome letter and basket of goodies was most appreciated. Wonderful bothy with far reaching views. We wanted for nothing. The bed was extremely comfortable.. The washing machine and dryer were very useful as we were on a 3 week road trip. We would highly recommend this property and would love to return.

Reviewed by Ken 10th June 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay at The Bothy. The host's were lovely and willing to do anything to make our stay better. There is everything you could need including a big BBQ. It is in a nice quiet setting but close enough to pop into town for any essentials or a takeaway. It is in a great position to explore the surrounding area. Among others we visitRead moreed Chanonry Point where the Dolphins were very close to the beach (the best time is 1 hour after low tide but there is no guarantee) Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 3rd June 2022

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Very comfortable and clean cottage. Lovely outside space with great views.

Reviewed by Russell 27th May 2022

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The Bothy is set in picturesque open countryside setting, peaceful & quiet. The open plan accommodation is spacious for two, with a good size shower room and bedroom... huge, very comfortable bed! All mod cons in kitchen area and outside store/laundry area. Modern/neutral decor throughout, clean and comfortable. The Bothy was ideally located for ouRead morer plans to explore the NorthEast coast: beaches, castles, loch cruise, theatre and cinema. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme 20th May 2022

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Fantastic cottage & very nice helpful friendly owners couldn't be better

Reviewed by Brian 6th May 2022

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perfect little bothy, lovely tranquil setting, fabulous views, very nice hosts

Reviewed by Alan 29th April 2022

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We would very much hope to return.

Reviewed by Walter 22nd April 2022

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Brilliantly laid out and very clean and tidy a credit to the owners who are lovely people we would love to return someday We wanted for nothing!

Reviewed by Richard 25th March 2022

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A lovely Bothy to stay in, perfect through out .

Reviewed by Glynn 18th March 2022

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The Bothy was 5* all the way, clean and very comfortable. Our stay was excellent, from the accommodation to the location, very clean and really comfortable especially the bed, the basket of goodies was a great addition especially the fresh eggs, best ever. Anne and Martin were lovely hosts, were already planning our next visit and also recommended Read moreit to my sister-law. Hide

Reviewed by Christine 4th March 2022

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Wonderful Bothy, beautifully restored to give every comfort in a lovely location.

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