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April Cottage - Alness

Alness, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sun
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A cosy retreat for two in a traditional stone building
  • Beautifully decorated, bright rooms with romantic touches
  • Surrounded by the exquisite scenery of rural Scotland
  • Sits within the 19,000-acre grounds of the Kildermorie Estate
  • A secluded location for romantic, tranquil walks
  • Ideally situated between Inverness and the coast
Property code: CA015

A romantic retreat in the heart of the Highlands, this stone cottage offers bright, inspiring rooms and incredible views, all within the grounds of the Kildermorie Estate.

The cutest chocolate box cottage with a rugged edge, this quintessential Scottish property sits on the atmospheric shores of Loch Morie. It belongs to the stunning 1,900-acre grounds of the Kilmorie Estate, an area of parkland, moorland, loch and river, providing the perfect Highland getaway for a couple or young family.

The cottage has been lovingly decorated in keeping with its surroundings. It retains gorgeous period features, is snug with pretty furnishings and antiques, and the rooms are airy and light-filled, bringing the wide, sweeping atmosphere of the landscape in.

Step into the cottage to discover the delightful living space, a calm, tranquil area with snug sofas for restful evenings discussing the day’s adventures. There’s even a bespoke, French-made sofa bed, which opens up into a set of bunk beds to accomodate children or a pair of extra guests. The handy country kitchen is where you’ll create family meals to satisfy weary hikers, and you can head through into the pretty dining room to enjoy them, a peaceful space with a feature fireplace and light pouring through from sash windows at the front and back of the house.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a spacious double bed that can be separated into two twins if needed. The room is simple with romantic details and looks out over the incredible vista of the estate.

Outside the cottage, you can enjoy the grounds of the estate as your own private garden, stepping out with your morning coffee or doing a spot of Highland stargazing before you head inside for a restful night's sleep.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Sleeps 2+2
  • 1 bedroom - 1 zip-and-link king which can be made up as a twin upon request at the time of booking. Bespoke sofa bed (located in the lounge) that converts into bunk beds, suitable for 2 children
  • 1 bathroom - shower and bath
  • Electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave
  • Please note there is no TV in this property
  • Wi-Fi zone nearby on the estate - please note there is no wi-fi in the property
  • Use of estate laundry and drying room
  • Private spring water supply
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome, however please note that dogs are strictly not allowed in the property. Heated kennels are provided
  • Fishing by separate arrangement
  • Shop - 12 miles away in Alness

There's a huge dollop of countryside to enjoy within this private estate, with fishing, bird watching, and wild walks right on your doorstep. Explore the heather-strewn climbs or take a walk through the woods - you can build your own Highland story in these grounds.

From here, the splendour of the Highlands unfolds over mile upon mile of undulating countryside. Fish for wild brown trout or salmon in the nearby lochs. Or head to the coast where the Cromarty Firth dramatically meets the sea. A 30-mile journey brings you to Cromarty Lighthouse and its surrounding wildlife habitats, and it's just 13 miles to the lovely Highland town of Alness, where you can browse independent shops, nip into the local pub for a pint, or check out the heritage centre for a dose of Highland history and culture.

For even more town life, head to Inverness, a scenic drive of 32 miles across two famous firths. Here, you'll discover art galleries, museums, quaint shops and historical sites that will give you a whole new perspective on Scotland, all within the backdrop of this astonishing natural landscape. You could even set off on a paddling adventure, along the Great Glen Canoe Trail, which snakes for 22 miles along a man-made canal system.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Magee April 2019

The cottage is well maintained with every possible amenity you could want. It is very clean, comfortable and cosy. It is set is stunning surroundings and when night falls and the sky is clear that's when the magic happens - I've never seen stars like this until our stay at April cottage. We visited places like the Glenmorangie distillery and DunrobRead morein castle plus loads more but it was always a reward to get back to the cottage and relax with a bite to eat and a glass of red. We cannot recommend this estate highly enough it has to be experienced to appreciate it. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Toniolo May 2018

The Cottage is amazingly located in a quite valley sorrounded by little lakes. A perfect place to disconnect from the city. The Cottage is very well equipped and furnished with great taste. From the window you can see deers feeding in the evening. You really feel like in a fairytale. All people at the estate are very friendly and keen on helping, tRead morehey made our stay extremly comfortable. We spent two wonderful weeks there (our honeymoon) and highly recommend the place. Hide

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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