Clematis Cottage is ideal for visits to Fortrose, the Black Isle and a good base for Inverness which is just 15mins drive away. It offers comfort, peace and quiet in a newly renovated character cottage with log burner and private garden less than 200m from the beach and harbour, centrally located with restaurants, bars, shops and cafes just a short walk away. Close to Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Course (The 15th oldest course in the world), Chanonry Point (Famous for its lighthouse and being one of the best places in the UK to see dolphins from the shore), beach, harbour and other tourist attractions.
The cottage is a late 19th Century stone building that has been recently renovated whilst retaining many of its original charming features. The property offers a traditional log burning stove in the living room, a cottage garden, children's game area, outside seating. It it located close to the centre of Fortrose within walking distance of 2 pubs, bakeries, cafes and the beach and harbour.
The property is fully licensed under the Scottish Short Term Let licencing scheme. Licence number: HI-20141-F (Expires 30th Jan 2027) with an EPC rating of F.
Address: 13 High Street, IV10 8SX Fortrose, , United Kingdom
Size: 3 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
Beds: 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Children beds, 1 King size bed
Conditions of Letting
1. Lettings start at 4.00pm on the day of arrival and end at 10am on the day of departure unless arranged in advance with the owners.
2. Bed linen and towels are included in the rental.
3. The cottage should be vacated by 10am on the day of departure and left in a clean and tidy condition.
4. Smoking is NOT permitted inside.
5. Dogs may be allowed by prior arrangement. There is an additional charge of £15 for this that should be paid at the time of booking. Dogs are not allowed on furniture and any damage or staining is the financial responsibility of the occupier.
6. Electricity and a basket of logs are provided within the rent. Additional logs can be purchased the Co-Op in Fortrose or local fuel stations.
7. Minor breakages or damage will not be charged to the occupier but must be reported so that it can be replaced. Damage or breakage in excess of £10 is payable to the owner.
8. Woodburner. Please use with care and do not leave children in the living room unattended when the fire is lit. Be aware that when in use the front of the fire including the handle get very hot, heat proof gloves are provided for using the fireplace. To light the fire, pull both levers at the base of the fire towards you. Use firelighters (In kitchen cupboard), news paper and small sticks. Quickly shut the door of the fire once lit to avoid smoke entering the room and to warm the flu. When the fire is going push in the left lever and then control the heat using the right lever. Add occasional logs as required. There is a basket of wood suppled for your use. If you need extra wood this can be purchased at the Co-Op or local fuel stations. Always ensure that the glass door is closed when in use or the fire will burn out of control and you will set off the fire/CO alarms in the property.
9. Baggage and other occupier’s property is at the occupier’s risk at all times.
10. The owner does not accept responsibility or liability for loss or damage to any car or its contents.
11. The owner will not be responsible for any damage or injury suffered by the occupiers, their pets or visitors to the property. Neither shall the owner be responsible for any damage to clothes laundered on the property or any damage to occupiers’ property.
12. No more than five adults and 2 children, may occupy the property. The bunk beds in the downstairs bedroom are only suitable for larger children and small adults. Children should be of a suitable age to use the top bunk bed and we accept no liability for any injury.
13. It is the sole responsibility of the occupiers for securing the property during the term of the holiday letting.
14. Occupiers should follow the waste recycling policy, as defined by Highland Council. The Green bin is for general waste, blue is for recycling; paper, cardboard, recyclable plastics etc (No Glass). Please leave glass bottles in the basket in the kitchen and we will recycle these for you.
15. Bookings may only be completed by adults over 21 years.
16. Internet Fair Usage Policy Our free Internet service is intended for email, instant messaging, browsing the internet, streaming and accessing social networks only. All guests are asked to restrict their usage to this fair usage policy. All guests agree to undertake to us that they will use the services responsibly and that they will behave in a lawful, honest and proper manner when accessing the services. Without prejudice to any other provision of this agreement, we may terminate your use of the service at any time without notice if we become aware of behaviour that has a negative effect on our equipment or network or the use by other customers of our equipment or network or the internet in general, or which damages, or has the potential to damage, our reputation. Guests may not use the service for any illegal purpose (including but not limited to breaching any intellectual property or computer misuse legislation and downloading or uploading any illegal material); send any unsolicited commercial email (or “spam”) or any activity relating to it; carry out any “hacking” activities such as attempting to access systems without authorization or carry out denial of service attacks.
Children using the Internet should be supervised by an adult.
We will use our reasonable endeavours to ensure that you are provided with a free, uninterrupted service 24 hours a day. We will not be liable however, for any reason, if the service is not available at any time for any period, nor for any loss of data or damage to the equipment you suffer as a result of using our service. We may suspend access at any time and for any reason, including routine or emergency maintenance of the servers. We may log traffic data to assist us with the implementation of our terms and conditions and our fair usage policy, although it is our policy to respect your privacy.
Clematis Cottage is located on the High Street in Fortrose which is about 6Miles (10KM) north east of Inverness. Chanonry Point, walking distance from Fortrose is one of the best places in the world to see Bottlenose Dolphins from the shore.
The quickest route to the beach and harbour is down the path which is located almost opposite the property. It is about 150m to the beach. Chanonry Point can be walked to along the coast or through the village and golf course with the excellent Rosemarkie beach a short drive or walk away.
There are a range of small shops along the high street. There is a CO-OP, butchers, bakers, fish and chip shop, several cafes and 2 pubs all within walking distance. A full range of shops can be found in Inverness.
IV10 A great café serving a good range of food and drinks located just across the road The Anderson Whilst it looks derelict from the outside this is a great pub. They serve a huge range of guest ales and over 250 different whiskies. The menu is American themed. The Anderson is generally only open from Thursday to Sunday from 4PM. Opening times may be extended in summer.
The Plough If you drive along to Rosemarkie this pub is directly in front of you at the end of Rosemarkie High Street. They serve local beers and a range of pub food.
Crofters. This is located on the beachfront at Rosemarkie. Great for a coffee, light bite or full meal. Open from 10am
Fortrose Café Just along the high street. Serve a great range of meals, coffees and cakes.
Fortrose Golf Club Serves great food at lunchtime and evenings. You may need to book.
Things to do:
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf Club Located on the Chanonry Peninsula in the ‘Black Isle’ our Scottish links golf course enjoys breathtaking views over the Moray Firth. The Championship links course is the 15th Oldest Recorded Club in the World (1793). The course was re-designed by the five time Open Champion James Braid in 1932.
Dolphin Watching at Chanonry Point Chanonry Point is one of the best spots in the UK to view bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus from the land. The dolphins are often visible off Chanonry point, particularly on an incoming tide when they play and fish in the strong currents. Other wildlife, including porpoises and grey seals, can also regularly be spotted.
Mountain Biking at Learnie Red Rocks One of the best kept secrets of Scottish mountain biking has now been officially launched and opened (March 2006) - the new single track trails are now open at Learnie Forest on the Black Isle. Mountain biking on the Black Isle - not actually an island, but a peninsula - has been popular among those from Inverness and elsewhere in the north of Scotland for some years; but with the building of the trails at Learnie Red Rock - it is moving to a whole new level. https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/learnie-red-rocks
Fortrose Cathedral Dates back to the 13th century. It is now a ruin but very attractive especially on a sunny day. It is free to visit and just across the road from the cottage.
Fossil Hunting at Eathie This is the official ‘Hugh Miller Trail’. Hugh Miller was one of the most important Scottish geologists of the 19th century. Ammonites and fossil fish can be found here. The footpath down to the shore was created by Hugh Miller himself. This is a short drive away and then an interesting walk down to the beach at the bottom of the cliffs. (Best at low tide on a dry day) https://ukfossils.co.uk/2005/04/14/eathie/
Dolphin Trips Daily Sailings from picturesque Avoch Harbour as demand, weather, tide and pandemics allow. Please visit their office at Avoch harbour or their website for further information. https://www.dolphintripsavoch.co.uk/
Fortrose is on a regular bus link (No 26) from Inverness to Fortrose and then Cromarty. The area is however fairly rural and we would recommend the use of a car.
Subject to availability airport transfers to and from Inverness Airport can be arranged for an additional fee if booked in advace.