White Cottage

White Cottage Tea Room offers bed & breakfast on the seafront of the Beauly Firth, ideally placed for starting the famously beautiful North Coast 500 drive around the Scottish Highland coast. It’s a truly beautiful spot attracting dolphins, otters and seabirds, and it’s convenient for climbers wanting to ‘bag’ a few Munros, mountains over 3,000 feet.

Guest bedrooms at White Cottage are all en suite. They come with complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, TV and sea or garden views. There’s also a comfy TV lounge and a conservatory where guests can relax and mingle.

Home cooked meals are available from 8am to 3.45pm daily. The Scottish full cooked is always popular but other choices include Eggs Benedict or pancakes with maple syrup. At other times customers relish the freshest of light lunches, cakes and traybakes, afternoon teas and speciality coffees, with gluten free and vegetarian options available.

Friendly hosts Stuart and Andrea Stirling are happy for people to stay a single night, as many do before starting the coastal drive, or breaking the journey north to the Orkney islands, but there’s much to be enjoyed by staying put for a few days. Fun seekers often search for Nessie, perhaps taking a cruise on the monster’s famous loch or peering down at it from Grant’s Tower in the ruins of Urquhart Castle.

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Cnoc Hotel

Highland beauty doesn’t get more stunning than that to be enjoyed and explored from The Cnoc Hotel, a quality country house with an award winning restaurant and a pleasant bar, idyllically placed among the rivers, glens and mountains of Strathglass, yet only 20 miles from Inverness.

Expect a warm welcome and the best of attention at this family run venue, teaming stylish Victorian architecture with comfortable furnishings. Seven tastefully furnished en suite bedrooms include family rooms and all have tea and coffee making facilities.

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The restaurant’s upmarket menu makes the most of all the first class food produced in and around the region, including venison, haggis and black pudding, freshly landed fish, prawns, smoked salmon, scallops, cheeses, preserves and more. Naturally the bar serves Scottish ales and assorted whisky from Scottish distilleries.

Hosts Alistair and Carol Goldie ensure that all guests enjoy a relaxed and comfortable stay and enjoy the landscape to the full.

“Around us we have the glens of Affric, Cannich and Strathfarrar,” says Alistair. “These are hidden gems, especially in autumn. Once people find us, they come back again and again.

“We have three salmon rivers next to us, Munros to conquer and wildlife to spot including ospreys, golden eagles, deer and wild goats. It’s great country for walking, cycling, golf and kayaking.”

enquiries@thecnochotel.co.uk

www.thecnochotel.co.uk

Tornapress

Highland beauty surrounds the 4 Star bed & breakfast premises of Tornapress on the Black Isle peninsula enveloped by the firths of Moray, Cromarty and Beauly. This is a friendly, high quality base from which to explore the stunning Scottish coast and it’s only 15 minutes’ drive from Inverness, the northernmost city in the UK.

Tornapress has two double en suite guest bedrooms, both with king sized beds and is open from Easter to the end of September. It lends itself perfectly to couples’ holidays and is only five minutes’ drive from either the A9 or the A835, the roads going clockwise or anti-clockwise on the thrilling North Coast 500 road route.

Black Isle is known for dolphin spotting and also for its increasingly popular foodie scene. Tornapress host Helen MacDonald maximises use of local fare in her full Scottish breakfasts, including Stornoway black pudding, free range eggs, porridge and butcher’s own sausages.

There’s on site parking and secure storage for bikes and other equipment.

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Even for people on the road trip it’s worth staying on for a few days. Helen says: “Loch Ness is only 25 miles away and cruising on that is a great day out. There are plenty of Munros to be bagged – we look on to Ben Wyvis – and we have lots of golf courses and whisky distilleries.”

info@tornapressinverness.co.uk

www.tornapressinverness.co.uk

Highland Holiday Cottages

Highland Holiday Cottages are 8 high quality self catering cottages in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. Family run, they provide ‘affordable luxury’ and are ultra-friendly for families, dogs, walkers, cyclists, climbers and full on fitness fanatics! The 2 acres of private grounds offer complimentary use of a well-equipped gym, as well as a games room, mountain bikes, children’s play area and golf practice tee.

Owners Lily & Jon Mayne carried out extensive renovations of all of the cottages in 2017/18 replacing upgrading the heating, lighting and décor as well as adding flat screen TVs and new and super-comfy beds. Since acquiring the business in 2016, they have built a tremendous reputation as hosts, retaining their TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fifth consecutive year in 2019 after receiving glowing reviews from guests. 

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Lily says: “We both travelled extensively with our former jobs and wanted the customer experience to be as we would want it ourselves. Our location is fantastic. It’s peaceful and an ideal base from which to explore the national park, but only three minutes by car to the A9, the Highlands main north-south arterial road.”

The cottages, conversions of a former farmstead, sleep two, three, four or six people, plus their very welcome pets.

enquiry@highlandholidaycottages.com

www.highlandholidaycottages.com