Number 8 - Avoch

Number 8 - Avoch

Avoch is located on the Black Isle, approximately 20 minutes North East of Inverness on the Inner Moray Firth. Number 8 – Avoch is situated in the old Fisher town where the close packed streets are a reminder of the days when the fishing boats were hauled into the street to protect them during bad weather. A very short walk from Number 8 – Avoch takes you into the village centre where you can find a convenience store, cash point, hairdresser, post office & general store (selling your post cards, logs and warm socks etc). If you don’t feel like cooking at home the village boasts an Indian, Chinese and Fish & chip take away. The village is on the regular bus route to Inverness.

Turning left from Number 8-Avoch takes you to the picturesque shore front where you can visit the harbour, book your dolphin watch boat trip, or enjoy a sundowner on the sea wall whilst watching the sun set. A walk or cycle along the old railway line to Fortrose provides an opportunity for some fresh air, spotting the views, visiting the Brahan Seer stone and occasional berry picking. On your arrival in Fortrose you can quench your thirst, or enjoy a nice lunch before a walk around the Cathedral and Harbour. Chanonry Point is a recognised view point where you can spend a few hours watching the dolphins. Just a few miles further along you come to the village of Rosemarkie, sporting an amazing sandy beach where you may be lucky to find a fossil or two. The long sandy beach is ideal for stretching your legs or rock pooling. If you just want to enjoy the view and an ice cream or coffee the Beach Café will oblige.

Learnie Red Rock, around a 10 minute drive from Number 8-Avoch, offers graded mountain bike tracks, dirt bike jumping and walks. Visit their website for information of bike rentals. Not far away is Fairy Glen where you can walk alongside the waterfalls – you may be lucky enough to spot a Red Kite, squirrels or deer. Both Cromarty and Fortrose offer active Sailing Clubs where you can try your hand at dinghy or keel boat sailing. Golf, links bowling and tennis are also available with easy reach of Number 8 –Avoch.

Cromarty offers great walks and during summer months you can catch the car ferry across to Nigg and venture further north to visit Glenmorangie Distillery in Tain. Cromarty has very popular venues for meeting friends, enjoying a meal or a coffee and admiring the art and handcrafts.

Leaving Avoch and heading back towards Inverness gives you access via the A9 to the wider Highland tourist sites such as Loch Ness, Skye, Nairn, and the North.

Accommodation & Facilities

Ground Floor

Entrance Hall – providing access to Lounge, Dining Room and staircase to upper floor.

Lounge – comfortable space with a three piece suite, wood burning fire, TV/DVD with FreeSat, Bluetooth music speaker.

Kitchen – A large fully fitted dining kitchen with seating for 4 offering integrated oven, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. A full complement of crockery, pots, pans, cutlery is available. The kitchen is accessed from the lounge by a narrow doorway and two steps.

W.C with wash hand basin.

Utility room – Washing machine, Upright freezer, ironing board, iron, washline & pegs, clothes airers. The Utility rooms is accessed from the lounge and has a step.

Dining room – Table with seating for 6, bookcases with various DVD’s, books and games.

Upper floor

Bedroom 1 – king size bed, chest of drawers

Bedroom 2 – double bed, built-in wardrobe

Bedroom 3 – double bed, chest of drawers and hanging space All bedrooms have bedside lighting

Bathroom – w.c, wash hand basin, shower cubicle. Hot water is heated by an immersion heater.

Outside – a small, enclosed, paved back yard with a table, two benches and potted plants. A wonderful area to relax after a days outing.


  • Easy access to all facilities (touring, shopping, cycling, walking, the great outdoors and more)
  • Bed linen, towels, heating, electricity included
  • Property is centrally heated and double glazed.
  • Complimentary starter pack of logs on arrival.
  • Comfortable Traditional Fisher cottage built early 1800’s
  • No smoking

All bed linen, towels, electricity and heating oil is included in the price.

The cottage is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls and other kitchen and bathroom supplies. For sdditional supplies and groceries there is a convenience store, open most evenings until 10pm, 100 metres away at the top of the road.

A deposit of 25% of the total tariff is requested in advance. The balance is payable 6 weeks prior to the commencement of your holiday (or by arrangement for short notice bookings).

Check in time is anytime after 4pm with check out at 10am.

Short breaks available at certain times of year only.

A refundable security deposit of £100 will be required as part of your final balance payment.

Sorry no pets.

Free Wi-Fi internet access included

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Tariff & Prices

Prices shown are standard prices. Late availability or other discounts may apply at certain times and are not shown on this table. To check Availability and Prices, with any applied discounts, click on Check Now button and choose your desired dates with number of guests staying. The pop up box will provide a final price quotation.

Dates Price for 7 nights from Short break prices from
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017 £525.00 From £367.50
26 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £450.00 From £315.00
23 Sep 2017 - 16 Dec 2017 £350.00 From £245.00
17 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £525.00 From £472.50
06 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018 £330.00 From £231.00
23 Mar 2018 - 20 Apr 2018 £386.00 From £348.00
21 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018 £453.00 From £317.00
19 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018 £464.00 From £324.00
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018 £541.00
25 Aug 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £464.00
22 Sep 2018 - 18 Dec 2018 £360.00 From £252.00
19 Dec 2018 - 04 Jan 2019 £541.00

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Location & Directions

From Inverness and the south take the A9 north. After crossing the Kessock Bridge take the first turning to the right (signposted Cromarty, Munlochy). Follow the road through the village of Munlochy. At the end of the village at the stop sign turn right. Follow the road until you enter the village of Avoch. ** As you drive down the hill into the village you will see the Station Hotel on your right hand side. Immediately after the Hotel turn right. The convenience store will be on your left hand side as you turn. Immediately turn left again into George Street. If you are arriving before 10pm you can stop at the shop to pick up your essential supplies for the morning. Carry on down George Street and Number 8-Avoch is half way down on the left hand side. Off load your luggage before driving down to the end of George Street where you can park next to the sea wall.

If you miss the first turn after the Kessock Bridge, carry on to the next roundabout and take the 4th exit. Follow the road until you reach the village of Avoch, then follow the directions from **

From the North: After crossing Cromarty Firth bridge carry on the A9 south until you reach the roundabout at Tore. Take the first exit and follow the road until you reach the village of Avoch. Follow directions from **

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Independent reviews


Guest Comments

Very clean comfortable well equipped cottage. Had everything you need for a comfortable stay. Location excellent for exploring the area. Would definitely recommend.
Margaret, Airdrie : 27th August, 2016

Enjoyed the village life and friendly locals, handy site for touring farther afield. Cottage and beds were comfortable a really relaxing place to stay, no problems whatsoever.No hesitation in recommending for quiet break.
John, East Calder : 17th July, 2016

Black Isle is lovely, and a great base for exploring around Inverness and beyond. The cottage was great: spacious, and well-equipped. We were 4 adults, one teen and a baby, and didn't feel squashed for space. Wonderful location in a quaint old street with the Moray Firth at the end of the street. Would recommend wholeheartedly.
Toby, Kilmarnock : 2nd July, 2016

Very spacious cottage and very convenient for visiting family.
Christine, Peterborough : 18th May, 2016

Cottage has plenty of room for sitting and dining, 3 good size bedrooms sleeping 5 people adequately and a very modern bathroom with shower. The central heating system is extremely efficient making it a very cosy winter cottage. We love the dining room with plenty of room round the table to sit and chat after dinner /playing board games.
Sheila, Penwortham : 19th December, 2015

Very clean comfortable and spacious
Christine, Peterborough : 10th June, 2015

Very spacious cottage , 3 bedrooms and lovely upstairs bathroom with a good shower. All bed linen was of very high quality and the beds extremely comfortable. Downstairs again very spacious with separate large dining room, although the kitchen seated five people easily. Kitchen was extremely well equipped with good quality pans and plenty of crockery. Would certainly stay here again.
Sheila, Preston : 4th June, 2015

The accommodation was excellent, spacious and very clean and they owners had obviously thought out every thing their guests required. My grandchildren visited and found a DVD they could watch which was another bonus.
Kathleen, North Kessock : 20th April, 2015

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