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The Bothy At Nonikiln

Alness, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
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!

Located on a farm with rolling views of the surrounding farmland, the Cromarty Firth and the mountains of Wester Ross in the distance, this cottage is perfect for an escape. Lovers of the great outdoors will enjoy the many walks, forest tracks, rivers/lochs, and local archaeology, all within easy reach, including the Fyrish Monument that is 10 miles away. There are plenty of sandy beaches, including Dornoch, Portmahomack, Shandwick, and Fortrose where seals and dolphins are often spotted – all within 22 miles. Inverness is 24 miles away, from which you can venture further south to famed Loch Ness.

Inspired by the old farm bothy that stood on this site, the cottage has been lovingly created using stone from the original building with some of the wood also retained and used for features such as sills and shelves, adding to its charm throughout. The cottage consists of an open-plan kitchen/lounge/diner, with high ceilings and large glass windows looking out onto Fyrish Hill. The lounge contains a cosy wood burner, smart TV and Bluetooth speaker, and patio doors that lead out to the garden. The kitchen has everything you could need during your stay, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, under-counter fridge and freezer, a dishwasher, and a Nespresso coffee machine. The utility area with a washing machine and dryer can be found in a purpose-built facility to the rear of the cottage; this also has lockable storage which is great for storing bikes, fishing rods, and golfing gear. The bedroom has been furnished with lovely oak furniture and a super-king-size bed, with guest robes and toiletries plus a hairdryer provided. The shower room with WC has been tastefully decorated and has fantastic high ceilings just like the other rooms at the cottage.

Outside, there are various seating areas surrounding the bothy that enable you to make the most of the sun throughout the course of the day. The garden itself is lawned and extensive in size and opens out onto wildflower areas with fields beyond. There is a gas BBQ for evenings if you wish to dine alfresco whilst watching the sunset, and parking on the driveway for two cars.

  • 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

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

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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.

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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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