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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
Increased accessibility
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!

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
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Elspeth 4th February 2022

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As frequent users of self catering properties, we have come across all sorts. The Bothy was perfect! Clean, comfortable and cosy. Friendly and helpful owners too. Situated in an ideal area for touring about and plenty of lovely coffee and lunch stops nearby.

Reviewed by Ian 6th November 2021

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Amazing cottage, will definitely be returning

Reviewed by Linda 29th October 2021

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Ann and Martin are a lovely approachable and friendly couple with their concern being our comfort. The farm bothy with its own well kept garden with plenty of seating for you to sit out and enjoy the rolling hills is peaceful and relaxing. The inside of the farm bothy reflects the outside, spotlessly clean, comfortable with everything you need. TheRead morere really are no negatives to this property. We would highly recommend staying here and hope one day to return. Hide

Reviewed by John 15th October 2021

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5 stars across the board, from the warm welcome to the delicious farm eggs. A beautiful bothy with all mod cons but still reflecting the history all around. Thoughtfully designed and stylishly decorated with panoramic views across the Cromarty Firth. We loved watching the pheasants party in the garden every day. A great base for sightseeing or justRead more relaxing in front of the log burner. Hide

Reviewed by Terry 1st October 2021

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This is a lovely cottage in the middle of peach and quite and on a working farm, which it did not feel like at all. The bed is a super king size and wonderful to sleep in. The bathroom shower was also very good. The living room and kitchen had a lovely feel to it, with wonderful views over the countryside, fields and the Cromarty Firth. A glass of Read morewine at night and the views, well worth it. We went to John O'Groates, Cullen, Isle of Sky, and the NC500 routes, all within 2 hrs of the cottage Hide

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