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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
6 nights minimum 
Cottage
Dolphin View Cottage in Ardersier is a warm, well-insulated one-bedroom cottage with a wood-burning stove. From the cottage windows, you can look across the Moray Firth coastline to the Black Isle and the hills beyond. Both the lounge/dining room and the bedroom have great sea views and the cottage is well equipped with On-Demand TV, books, board games. Local guides and ordnance survey maps are provided to help you get the most from your holiday. The cottage is situated on the Moray Firth which is home to about 190 bottlenose dolphins. (There are two pairs of binoculars in the cottage for guests use). Popular places to see dolphins are from the ramparts at Fort George, the lighthouse at Chanonry Point and of course, the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) wildlife visitor centre a...Dolphin View Cottage in Ardersier is a warm, well-insulated one-bedroom cottage with a wood-burning stove. From the cottage windows, you can look across the Moray Firth coastline to the Black Isle and the hills beyond. Both the lounge/dining room and the bedroom have great sea views and the cottage is well equipped with On-Demand TV, books, board games. Local guides and ordnance survey maps are provided to help you get the most from your holiday. The cottage is situated on the Moray Firth which is home to about 190 bottlenose dolphins. (There are two pairs of binoculars in the cottage for guests use). Popular places to see dolphins are from the ramparts at Fort George, the lighthouse at Chanonry Point and of course, the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) wildlife visitor centre at Spey Bay (free admission). Entry to Fort George which is within walking distance of the cottage is covered by using the cottage friends pass. Ardersier, which was originally a small fishing village is located between Nairn and Inverness. The village has several convenience stores, pharmacy, post office, pub and hotel serving excellent food along with a couple of cafes and organic food producers with their own shops. Ideally located to tour the Highlands, you can explore fishing villages, mountains and miles of exciting coastline, lochs, including the famous Loch Ness - try to spot the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. Visit the stunning Caledonian pine forests where you may see squirrels, Scottish Crossbills, Ospreys and Red Kites. Take a cruise on Loch Ness, stop for lunch at Drumnadrochit. Watch the boats on the flight of locks and visit The Caledonian Canal visitor centre at Fort Augustus. Return on the south side of the Loch visiting the spectacular Falls of Foyers. Also call in on the 14th century Cawdor Castle only 6 miles away. Cawdor was romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. Only 3 miles from Inverness Airport and under 4 miles to Castle Stuart Golf Course, you are close to Nairn with its wonderful long sandy beaches, the Speyside Way, Cawdor Castle, Brodie Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, Glen Affric and the world famous Malt Whisky Trail. Outlander fans have local locations to explore, Beauly, Culloden and Clava Cairns. Great base for golfers with many championship courses nearby. Good flight connections to Inverness Airport which is only 10 minutes away. The cottage is ideal for couples and pet-friendly. Dogs get their own hospitality pack which includes a toy and treat. Dog bowls, towels provided for guest dogs use. Free superfast fibre broadband WiFi
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Dogs not allowed on furniture please and must not be left in the property unattended. The property is not suitable for small children due to wood burning stove, kitchen cupboards do not have child proof fasteners, no suitable beds provided.
Bedrooms
1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Lynn B
Hosting since March 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThere is lots of visitor information in the cottage to help you make the most of your stay along with full instructions for the appliances. During the Coronavirus pandemic entry will be contactless with a key left in the keysafe. All cottage information, directions, keysafe number and local area information will be emailed on payment.

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Reviews (27)
Lynn H
Lynn H
2 contributions
Wonderful cottage, ideally placed
We have just returned from our 5th stay at the cottage and we've had the most wonderful time. The cottage is fully equipped with everything that is needed. The raised water bowls were a lovely addition this year. This is what sets Dolphin View apart from other supposedly dog friendly cottages - Lynn pays such attention to detail. The cottage has a fully secure garden and the most amazing views from the front. The sunsets are absolutely stunning. Ardersier is ideally placed for sightseeing and, after 5 years of visits, there remain many new places to explore. We have been fortunate to see bottlenose dolphins at Burghead and Chanonry Point, and we love the beautiful, dog-friendly beaches along the Moray Firth, especially Nairn and Roseisle. We certainly recommend this cottage and we look forward to returning again.
Visited July 2023
Written 14 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you Lynn and Jon for your lovely review, I was thinking of Mya and Kai when I got the raised bowls so I’m glad they.liked them. Delighted you saw the dolphins, they can be a bit elusive sometimes. We really look forward to welcoming you all back soon.
Written 15 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elaine C
Elaine C
York, United Kingdom7 contributions
Dog friendly Dolphin View cottage Ardersier
We have enjoyed a lovely stay at Dolphin View cottage, Ardersier. Have enjoyed a lovely stay at the cottage. After long walks with our two labradors along the path to Fort George and the common, or the beautiful Nairn beach, it's been lovely to settle back with a drink in the evening by the wood burning stove. Such a lovely cosey cottage with a well equipped kitchen. The cottage is always smart, clean and welcoming. Lynn, the owner, prides herself on providing a home from home experience for her guests. Dogs are not only allowed, they are made very welcome and with a secure rear garden it's perfect for us and our two labradors. Apart from the amazing views across the Moray Firth, the location is perfect for exploring further afield. The village of Ardersier is friendly and welcoming. The local pub and restaurant is dog friendly in the bar and the restaurant serves good quality food. The village has two good size convenience shops, a post office, chemist and good bus service. A perfect winter holiday. Back again soon! Elaine and Martin Calpin
Visited February 2020
Written 29 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you Elaine, lovely to have you staying again, delighted you all had a great time. See you again soon. Lynn
Written 3 March 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dave C
Dave C
26 contributions
Warm welcome, Great Stay, will be back.
Lovely welcome by owner to this lovely cottage giving excellent sea views, and great walking area, especially along coast to Fort George which is a working fort well worth a visit, and dogs are allowed in certain areas...There are so many attractions around with Inverness / Black Isle within 30 minute drive... The Cottage is very clean and tidy with enclosed, grassed garden, and holds everything one needs for a comfortable stay. All credit to the owner... We will be back.
Visited March 2019
Written 1 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday to the cottage and area. I look forward to seeing you both again along with the lovely Bella. Lynn
Written 2 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RudyGoldilocks
RudyGoldilocks
24 contributions
Excellent dog friendly holiday
Just back from Dolphin View cottage - couldn’t have asked for more. Spotlessly clean and cosy. Views to sea are amazing. Extremely dog friendly with a secure garden and lots of information provided about dog friendly excursions. Thanks very much to Lynn who was super helpful, we will be back!
Visited March 2019
Written 9 March 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you for your lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday and Dolphin View Cottage. It was lovely to meet you both and your gorgeous Oscar.
Written 10 March 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jasmin H
Jasmin H
1 contribution
An amazing holiday 😊
Me, my husband and our little dog, Poncho stayed at Dolphin View Cottage for the 2nd year in a row. Dolphin View Cottage is an amazing place for a holiday. We enjoyed the spectacular views over the sea, the cozy log burning fire, the amazing walks and dog walking pathway all along by the shore. We loved the convienience of being able to walk to the shop and Pub in town. The accommodation is perfect, very clean, cozy with everything you could need including a super fast internet connection and an enclosed garden perfect for my dog to play in. It is the personal touches that make this place extra special and we will definitely be returning again!
Visited February 2019
Written 14 February 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you Jasmin, Martin and Poncho for your very kind comments. It was lovely to have you back and I look forward to seeing you again next year. Delighted you enjoyed the new log burner. Best wishes. Lynn x
Written 16 February 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CathP50_11
CathP50_11
Falkirk, United Kingdom6 contributions
Brilliant location
We stayed here for 9 nights January 2019. This is a lovely cottage with log burner and the location is superb with views across the Moray Firth and lots of lovely beach walks in the surrounding areas. Our 3 dogs also enjoyed their stay and complimentary gifts. We will return.
Visited January 2019
Written 14 January 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you Catherine for your lovely review. Delighted you all enjoyed your holiday and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Lynn.
Written 15 January 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Elaine C
Elaine C
York, United Kingdom7 contributions
Cosey coastal cottage
Visited the cottage in November and had a lovely stay. The owner is helpful and friendly. Dogs are made welcome and receive a welcome pack including a small toy. The recent addition of a wood burning stove has only added to the charm. Sitting in the cosey longe on a chilly day and gazing over the firth to the Black Isle was so relaxing. Dolphins and birdlife can be seen from the shingle shore. There is a 2km walk to historic Fort George almost from the front door. The path surface is flat and hard surfaced. The village is friendly and has two very good pubs who serve excellent food. The Starr Inn is dog friendly. There is a good bus service to Nairn and Inverness,the bus stop is close to the cottage. There are two well stocked village shops, post office and chemist. I have booked a return trip in Spring
Visited November 2018
Written 4 December 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you Elaine for your lovely review, I am delighted you enjoyed the new stove. Our wee dog Hamish loves both the stove and the walk to Fort George too!
Written 5 December 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jean P
Jean P
Wakefield, United Kingdom3 contributions
Lovely cottage in coastal location
Dolphin View cottage at Ardersier is a lovely, clean, comfortable cottage in a pleasant village location with sea views. Lynn, the owner was there to meet us and our dogs when we arrived. There is a lot of information in the cottage about walks, eating places and day trips etc and Lynn will give more ideas if you ask her. It is very dog friendly and we felt our girls were really welcome and Lynn had supplied dog towels, bowls, toys, etc as well as goodies for us including eggs from her own hens. The cottage is warm, comfortable and very well equipped with a comfy bed and plenty of towels etc. The TV has sky freeview and a dvd player with a selection of dvd's. There's a good supply of local info, ordnance survey maps and books. The back garden is secure with a high fence and gate keeping dogs safe and happy. Two minutes from the cottage is the coastal path to Fort George, a great scenic walk. There's lots to do in the area. Our favourites were the beach at Nairn, Findhorn, the scenic drive across to pretty Ullapool and walks in the many beautiful forests. There's also visits to the many distilleries and the the drive down the coast towards Gardenstown. Of course it's also really pleasant to spend a day wandering the coast path and Ardersier itself, visiting the Connage Highland dairy who serve lovely coffee and cake and buying some glass from Half-a-moon stained glass on the outskirts of the village finishing with fish and chips from the van which stops in the village on Tuesday teatimes. Lynn couldn't make you feel more welcome and we're now planning a second visit.
Visited November 2018
Written 21 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you Jean for your fabulous review. You certainly managed to cram a lot into your holiday, I agree with your highlights, Hamish, my dog enjoys Ardersier common and the Fort George path - it can take him ages whilst he scents all the other dogs who have been before him!. Glad you and the girls all had a wonderful holiday and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes. Lynn
Written 22 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wendy S
Wendy S
2 contributions
Comfortable, cosy cottage with fabulous views!
The location was excellent for sea views and for easy access dog walks near the beach. Ardersier is not particularly a stimulating place but is an ideal location for visiting various places like Aviemore, Nairn, Forres, Inverness and other neighbouring towns. The cottage was comfortable and cosy with everything we needed and the owner gave more thought to our four legged friends than I've every come across before which was a lovely touch. I would definitely stay there again when visiting Inverness.
Visited October 2018
Written 31 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you Wendy for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday in Dolphin View Cottage and I look forward to seeing you again. Lynn
Written 21 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jackie l
jackie l
Huntingdon, United Kingdom13 contributions
perfect and dog friendly
this is a lovely place to stay. We have done so twice and will be back. Lovely walks from the cottage, garden is secure for dogs and children. Lots of things to see and do and really friendly "locals". The place is spotless and Lynn couldnt be more helpful/ highly recommended
Visited June 2018
Written 18 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you Jackie for taking the time to write a review, it is greatly appreciated, and a special thank you for your kind words. Delighted you enjoyed your holiday and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kindest regards, Lynn x
Written 19 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Things to do
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location features
  • Waterfront location
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television

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About the neighbourhood
Dolphin View Cottage is a warm, well insulated and cosy one-bedroom cottage in the pretty village of Ardersier. The cottage is situated on the Moray Firth which is home to about 190 bottlenose dolphins. (There are two pairs of binoculars in the cottage for guests use). Popular places to see dolphins are from the Ramparts at Fort George, the lighthouse at Chanonry Point and of course, the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) wildlife visitor center at Spey Bay Ardersier, which was originally a small fishing village is located between Nairn and Inverness the village has a local convenience store, post office, pub and hotel serving excellent food along with a couple of cafes and organic food producers with their own shops. Ideally located to tour the Highlands, you can explore myriad mountains and miles of exciting coastline, fishing villages. lochs, including the famous Loch Ness - try to spot the Loch Ness Monster, Nessie. Visit the stunning Caledonian pine forests where you may see squirrels, Scottish Crossbills, Ospreys and Red Kites. Take a cruise on Loch Ness, stop for lunch at Drumnadrochit. Watch the boats on the flight of locks and visit The Caledonian Canal visitor centre at Fort Augustus. Return on the south side of the Loch visiting the spectacular Falls of Foyers. Also call in on the 14th century Cawdor Castle only 6 miles away. Cawdor was romantically linked by Shakespeare with Macbeth. Only 3 miles from Inverness Airport and under 4 miles to Castle Stuart Golf Course, you are close to Nairn with its wonderful long sandy beaches, the Speyside Way, Cawdor Castle, Brodie Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Fort George, Glen Affric and the world famous Malt Whisky Trail. The cottage is ideal for couples and dog friendly. Private parking on the driveway
Getting around
Brilliant base to explore the Highlands, Speyside, Moray and Inverness-shire. You are also not too far off the NC500. There is a regular bus service between Inverness and Nairn that calls into Ardersier.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Good direct flights from Gatwick, Heathrow, Geneva, Amsterdam, Dublin, Belfast, Bristol, Luton, Manchester, Birmingham and the Scottish Islands to Inverness Airport which is 10 minutes away. Trains to Inverness. Ardersier is on a quiet road off the A96 between Inverness and Nairn. There is a bus service connecting Ardersier to Inverness and Nairn.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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