We stayed in Rosemarkie as a family of 4 and were really happy with Rowan Cottage. From initial enquiries Carol gave us all the information we needed. On arrival we had more information to see us through our stay meaning we had no need to contact Carol as we had everything we needed.
The cottage is bigger than it looks. There are two decent sized bedrooms with comfy beds and the luxury of two bathrooms - one upstairs and one downstairs. A well equipped kitchen with sunny conservatory as well as two sitting rooms. We only made use of one of the sitting rooms - with a downstairs bathroom one could easily be used as a third bedroom to allow more people to enjoy this lovely home away from home. There is more than enough room for 6 people we thought.
Parking is on a public car park behind the cottage but really isn't an issue at all. Personally we wouldn't have been able to manage without a car but we did see some local buses going by.
It's a stones throw from a friendly little pub and a hop, skip and a jump from the lovely beach. So all in all, a great location!
We enjoyed lovely meals in Crofters restaurant and lunchtimes outside Rosemarkie beach cafe.
We had some friendly dolphins making appearances throughout the day as well as down at nearby Chanonry Point. An hour or two after low tide was the best time to see them- we had more luck with the morning low tides - in the evening they were a little quite this time around! But when they do appear they are magnificent.
We took a trip to Cromarty and went on an amazing boat trip with Eco Ventures who I would highly recommend. We also enjoyed our trip to Fort George and a boat trip on Loch Ness.
Overall a great stay and we would recommend to others and hope to revisit again ourselves in the future - thank you!
Rowan cottage was a great place to stay. Well equipped and very comfortable. Loved the sunny conservatory and the garden was a real suntrap and good place to relax. Cottage is minutes from the coast, community beach cafe and small shop. Lovely walks from the cottage, with great coastal views and many sightings of pods of dolphin swimming in the Moray Firth. Lots to see on the Black Isle and never far from the sea or a village. My visit was in the middle of August, but nowhere was too busy or crowded.
Rosemarkie Scotland cottage is walking distance to the ocean. The Plough and the Croughter serve great food. Walk the Feiffer Glen trail to the falls. 15 minute drive to Invernes bus does go by so you can catch it too.
Rosemarkie is a lovely place and Rowan Cottage the perfect location. Having a beautiful beach 3 minutes walk from the cottage is a real bonus. The beach provides a wonderful opportunity for an early morning walk. Don't be put off by the rather gloomy exterior of The Plough - 2 minutes walk from the cottage. If you like cask ale they always have 2 pumps on. It was great to have a 'watering hole' so close by after a days walking. Eating out ? - Book a table at Crofters, it's excellent. If fish and chips is what you fancy it's worth the 10 minute drive to the Harbour chippy at Avoch.
And now to the cottage : first impressions count and our first impression was reflected in the width of our smiles as we walked in. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped and really homely. The conservatory is a lovely place to sit even on a rainy day. If you get a sunny day it's great to sit in the garden.
A previous review mentioned problems with the wi fi, but we didn't have a similar issue.
This was our first stay at Rown Cottage, but it won't be our last.
This is a beautiful cottage on the main street of Rosemarkie. It is spacious, has a lovely garden and is always spotlessly clean on arrival. This is ideal for holidays to explore the Highlands. The beach is walking distance, the pub is even closer! Plenty of parking available.