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Only a short walk to the shore
Set in the picturesque coastal village of Avoch
Channory Point, famous for dolphin spotting
The welcome will help get your holiday started
View into the stylish well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy preparing your favourite meal
Spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Relax in the comfy lounge after a day out exploring
Dining area leading to the enclosed patio
Refresh after a long day in the shower room
When the day is done retire upstairs via the wooden staircase
Get a good night's rest in the cosy and comfy double bedroom
Relax in the stylish twin bedroom
Dine alfresco in the enclosed patio area
View towards the property
Enjoy a day at Rosemarkie Beach close by
The scenic Moray Firth coast
1 / 17  Only a short walk to the shore
2 / 17  Set in the picturesque coastal village of Avoch
3 / 17  Channory Point, famous for dolphin spotting
4 / 17  The welcome will help get your holiday started
5 / 17  View into the stylish well-equipped kitchen
6 / 17  Enjoy preparing your favourite meal
7 / 17  Spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
8 / 17  Relax in the comfy lounge after a day out exploring
9 / 17  Dining area leading to the enclosed patio
10 / 17  Refresh after a long day in the shower room
11 / 17  When the day is done retire upstairs via the wooden staircase
12 / 17  Get a good night's rest in the cosy and comfy double bedroom
13 / 17  Relax in the stylish twin bedroom
14 / 17  Dine alfresco in the enclosed patio area
15 / 17  View towards the property
16 / 17  Enjoy a day at Rosemarkie Beach close by
17 / 17  The scenic Moray Firth coast

The Little Small House

Avoch, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Avoch is a picturesque coastal village overlooking the Avoch Bay and the Moray Firth
  • Perfect base for families, couples and friends to explore the beautiful Highlands and Islands
  • Take a trip to Chanonry Point, famous for spotting a pod of resident Bottlenose dolphins 
  • The surrounding forests are great for both mountain bikers, leisure cyclists and walking
  • Visit the Black Isle Brewery or have a family day out at Rosemarkie Beach nearby
Property code: 73550

Eco-friendly, contemporary, purpose-built property in the beautiful coastal village of Avoch on the scenic Black Isle, the perfect base to relax or explore the stunning Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Situated on a quiet street in the old fisher’s part of the village, this contemporary two-bedroom cottage is perfect for families or friends seeking a relaxing break in the Highlands. The sand and shingle Avoch Beach is less than 200 metres from the front door for stone skimming competitions and paddles in the clear sea. Pick up some locally caught fish in the village shop for your supper or stop in the welcoming pub for a craft beer or dram of whisky.

Your eco-friendly cottage has a charming contemporary style, with soft neutral tones and bright accents of colour. The open-plan living space has a relaxing ambience where you can forget about the stresses and strains of modern life. French doors lead onto the pretty patio garden, filling the room with natural light and creating a peaceful and calming atmosphere.

Enter the cottage through the front door and step into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Rustle up delicious dinners in the stylish and well-equipped kitchen to share at the centrally positioned dining table. After a busy day exploring the area, sink into one of the comfortable sofas and relax watching your favourite TV programme or playing a board game. Your spacious family shower room is on this level.

When the day is done take the wooden staircase to the first floor where you will find the two cosy bedrooms, a double and a twin, nestled into the eaves under the sloping ceiling. There is also a convenient WC on the first floor.

The French doors in the dining area lead to your pretty, private patio garden where you can enjoy dining alfresco at the seating area listening to the seabirds calling overhead. There is roadside parking to the front of the property, subject to availability, with extra parking by the shore wall, only a short walk away.

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Tassimo coffee machine and microwave
  • Electric and Eco-friendly air source heating included
  • Roadside parking, subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 2 miles, pubs and shops within walking distance
  • TV in lounge

Situated on the south coast of the Black Isle, the historic fishing village of Avoch is the ideal destination for those seeking a holiday exploring the great outdoors and the natural world. Stroll to the shoreline for a paddle in the clear waters and keep your eyes peeled for seals, dolphins and porpoises splashing in the Moray Firth. Visit the Avoch Heritage Centre to discover the history of this charming village and stroll along the narrow streets to the pretty harbour. Lace up your walking boots for a walk-up Ormond Hill to the ruins of Ormond Castle and be rewarded with wonderful views across the bay.

Chanonry Point (3 miles) is considered to be one of the best spots in the world to spot bottlenose dolphins playing in the Moray Firth. Walk to the shingle beach behind the lighthouse and keep your eyes peeled for the dolphins chasing the fish on the rising tide. Take to the seas from Avoch Harbour on a wildlife cruise in search of seals, dolphins and porpoises. Seek out red kites and ospreys soaring in the skies above you.

Not to be missed is a trip to Loch Ness (26 miles) where you can discover the legend of the world-famous Nessie at the impressive visitor centre, take a boat across the water in search of the mythical sea creature and picnic in the shadow of Urquhart Castle.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ruth 28th August 2021

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A truly delightful holiday home, very well equipped with everything you need. Spotlessly clean, a real gem.

Reviewed by Amy 21st August 2021

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Lovely cottage, just as described. Well equipped with all you could need, owner very attentive. Located in a friendly fishing village with easy access to the Black Isle as well as the rest of the highlands.

Reviewed by Rachel 10th July 2021

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10/10 a beautiful little cottage thats well equipped and extremely clean . Its well situated in Avoch and we used it as a base to tour and explore more of the highlands

The cottage is perfect .. Absolutely spotless and very well equipped and such a lovely welcome hamper full of lots of goodies perfect

Reviewed by David 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by Stephen 12th June 2021

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The cottage is maintained to a very high standard, nicely furnished and superbly equipped. Avoch is a charming little fishing village with friendly locals. Whilst the location is well blessed with takeaway outlets and a Co-Op there is no pub in the village though the Allangrange at Munlochy serves excellent meals.

Reviewed by Karen 29th May 2021

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Immaculate. Had everything you might need. Garden space neat and tidy. Living in an old village has its restrictions, but if you want more space I guess you dont chose a a fishermans cottage in a historic village. I loved it.

Reviewed by John 22nd May 2021

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Reviewed by Emma 15th May 2021

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Super comfortable cosy cottage in a lovely seaside location. Great destination for exploring the Black Isle or travelling further west and north. Avoch is charming and friendly and with a very strong community feel .

Reviewed by Marlyn 8th May 2021

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The Little Small House is beautiful. Fully equipped kitchen. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Dog friendly too.

Reviewed by TRACIE 1st May 2021

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Absolute bliss! Ideal location, perfect base, well equipped and we'll be visiting this little jewel again for sure. Welcome basket and personalised card a thoughtful touch. Fur friends loved it too.

Reviewed by Carmel 1st November 2020

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Reviewed by Julie 24th October 2020

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Lovely cottage in a great spot. Well kitted out and very cosy. V relaxing break.

Reviewed by Lorna 3rd October 2020

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Cottage per se was perfect. Agree with other comments that parking immediately at the front door can be a challenge - this was never an real issue for us. There was always a fall back option of the shore front which is no more than 100 metres from the cottage. This cottage sets a very high standard indeed.

Reviewed by Ann 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by carrie 6th September 2020

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Lovely homely cottage decorated to a very high standard. Good location for seeing the local sights. Owners appear to have thought of everything with extras that you dont often get like hairdryer, washing machine and coffee machine included. Also books and board games. Literally a stones throw from the seafront. Chip shop, Indian and Chinese takeawaRead moreys on the door step as well as local Co-op. Only thing missing would be a little pub as the hotel now appears closed. Lovely area for walks. Hide

Reviewed by Douglas 29th August 2020

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It's a fantastically well equipped and renovated cottage in a great location. We stayed for a week and is ideally suited for day trips around the Highlands. The cottage was perfect for us and our toddler and the host provided a first class service!

Reviewed by Christopher 22nd August 2020

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The garden area was nice and the cottage handy for the beach.

Reviewed by Nicola 16th August 2020

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The cottage is so close to the beach for lovely strolls. It was super cosy inside and very updated and modern. Well equipped kitchen. The shower was wonderful. Overall the property was fabulous and I have no faults! The only (tiny) negative was the parking. The street is tight to park on but there is plenty of space at the end of the street so it iRead mores totally negligible. Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 1st August 2020

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My family and I and of course our beloved pooch stayed at the Little Small House from the 1st August to the 8th August and it was with a heavy heart when we had to leave. The cottage is beautiful and very comfortable. The village itself is quite small but enough to get everything you needed. We visited Nairn on two separate days (the beach is beautRead moreiful) Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, which I would also recommend for the day. We will definitely be back. Stay safe folks. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 25th July 2020

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Lovely wee cottage in an ideal location to explore nearby beauty spots. Tasteful decor with lots of individual touches. Fab welcome hamper! Loved our stay. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Catherine 18th July 2020

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cottage is great. Very comfortable and homely. Very central for visiting surrounding attractions etc. Avoch is a very friendly village with 3 different takeaways, co-op, and hotel. Plenty of good walks from the cottage and only a 2 minute stroll to the water/harbour. The cottage has a very nice patio garden with seating area. Loved our stay in the Read morecottage, very quiet and relaxing - just what we needed. Would definately recommend this lovely cottage and would love to go back again. Hide

Reviewed by Linda 30th December 2019

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This cottage is beautiful. It was spotlessly clean and pristine. Everything you need for a cottage stay. Very peaceful location and perfect base if you want to venture further afield. We took our two dogs, and they were very much at home here and they even seemed to relaxed. Nothing negative I can say at all. Would love to come back.

Reviewed by John 21st December 2019

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Very cosy. Big kitchen with great cooker. Nice outdoor area.very clean and minimal so feels really spacious.great shower which i think sells a property. Upstairs toilet and very quiet stairs. Beds are really comfortable.great location by sea. Just 10 mins to beach to watch the dolphins. Saw them on our first day!

Reviewed by Roz 28th October 2019

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Had a really great, relaxing break in this very well appointed cottage in a beautiful part of the world. Lovely, cosy and warm. The village is quiet (in a good way!) and it's so nice to just walk a few paces and be right on the coast ready for some dolphin spotting!

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Only a short walk to the shore
Set in the picturesque coastal village of Avoch
Channory Point, famous for dolphin spotting
The welcome will help get your holiday started
View into the stylish well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy preparing your favourite meal
Spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Relax in the comfy lounge after a day out exploring
Dining area leading to the enclosed patio
Refresh after a long day in the shower room
When the day is done retire upstairs via the wooden staircase
Show 5 moreGet a good night's rest in the cosy and comfy double bedroom

Location

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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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