Red Kite Cottage

Red Kite Cottage

This Scandinavian style redwood pine log cabin, named after the Red Kites that are frequently sighted there, is situated close to Munlochy on the Black Isle. The fully-insulated log cabin offers spacious, comfortable self-catering accommodation just 6 miles north of Inverness, with an open plan layout, outside decking area and enclosed garden.

There is an abundance of wildlife in the fertile farmland of the Black Isle – ideal for birdwatchers and wildlife watchers. Bottlenose dolphins can often be spotted in the Moray Firth, with nearby Chanonry Point beside the Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Course a popular spot for dolphin watching.

The cottage is ideally located for exploring the scenic Black Isle and its historic villages such as Fortrose and Cromarty. Attractions such as lovely Rosemarkie Beach, the Black Isle Wildlife Park and the famous Black Isle Brewery are all on your doorstep. The picturesque village of Cromarty, at the tip of the Black Isle, has a historic conservation area with cobbled streets and listed 18th century buildings, and is home to tour operator EcoVentures (who offer wildlife watching boat trips in the Moray Firth).

Red Kite Cottage is also a great base for touring the Highlands and within easy reach of Easter Ross, the award-winning beaches and stunning landscapes of Wester Ross and Sutherland, the spectacular mountains in Torridon and the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve. To the south you’ll find Inverness, with its shops, restaurants and leisure amenities, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, and the Cairngorms National Park. It is a short drive from Inverness to Culloden Battlefield, the long sandy beach at Nairn and the historic Cawdor Castle.

Whether you are interested in hill-walking or biking on the many local routes, golfing, outdoor adventure, Nessie-spotting or simply unwinding in beautiful surroundings, Red Kite Cottage is perfect for an active or relaxing Highland holiday.

Accommodation & Facilities

The cabin is of Scandinavian redwood pine design, fully insulated and double glazed throughout.

There is an open plan layout for family living. The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing/dryer. There is ample space for dining and the lounge includes TV with Freeview, DVD with selection of discs, CD and cassette player/radio.

Internet access is also provided via ethernet cable linked to router. (own laptop required).

There is a double bedroom and twin bedroom and a shower room with double shower and heated towel rail.

Outside you can relax on the decked area or enjoy a barbecue in the fenced garden. Bird and bat nest boxes have been placed in the trees.

Bed linen and towels are included in the price.

Electricity is extra by £1 coin meter. Disabled access ramp. Private parking for up to 3 cars.

All bed linen and towels are included in the price.

The holiday home is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets (if applicable), toilet rolls and other kitchen and bathroom supplies.

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).

Electricity is additional and requires £1 coins for the meter.

There is parking space outside the cabin for 3 cars.

Well behaved pets are welcome - additional cost of £15 per dog (max 2).

No smoking is permitted within the holiday home.

A refundable security deposit of £50 will be required as part of your final balance payment.

Internet access through a LAN cable only - no wireless access available

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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 - 01 Sep 2017 £457.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £392.00
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £292.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £212.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £457.00
28 Dec 2017 - 03 Jan 2018 £402.00
04 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 £217.00
10 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018 £277.00
17 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018 £262.00
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 £357.00
14 Apr 2018 - 18 May 2018 £297.00
19 May 2018 - 08 Jun 2018 £357.00
09 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018 £417.00
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £477.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £392.00
22 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £297.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £217.00
21 Dec 2018 - 04 Jan 2019 £382.00

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Location & Directions

By Car - From the South - Follow the A9 north toward the Kessock Bridge. At the Kessock bridge roundabout take the 2nd exit across the bridge.

Follow the A9 for approx 4 miles. Exit the A9 to the right crossing the carriageway toward Allangrange (there is also a Black Isle Brewery signpost at this junction).

At the T junction turn left. Follow the road and the turn first right a few hundred metres along toward Munlochy (there is another Black Isle Brewery sign).

Red Kite Cottage is about 20 metres or so on the right.

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Independent reviews


Guest Comments

Easy to locate and easy access to all the major road networks. Excellent accommodation very clean and well laid out. Large enclosed garden for the dogs and a very rural setting close to amenities and restaurants.
Nigel, Thirsk : 20th August, 2016

The cottage was set within a lovely rural location and was presented in excellent condition and was very comfortable and pet friendly.
Neil, Glasgow : 23rd April, 2016

The cottage was excellent. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped, cosy, and the secure enclosed garden was a bonus to us for the dogs. The welcome goodies were much appreciated. We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful and peaceful part of the country. Next time we are planning a holiday in the area, we'll be back to Red Kite Cottage.
Elaine, Larkhall : 10th December, 2014

Beautiful area. Only a few minutes from Inverness but a lovely peaceful location. Plenty of local walks and lots of wildlife to see.The cottage itself is a lovely place with great facilities and more than adequate inclusions. Cozy and clean
Bobby, Ayr : 18th May, 2014

Best accommodation we have stayed in. Lovely and cosy and clean a real home from home. There is everything you could ever need . Beautiful view from the chalet.
Karen, Renfrewshire : 16th December, 2013

Excellent location for coastal and rural exploration. Peaceful ,restful garden; ideal for dogs. Warm welcome from owners who provided a very generous "welcome pack". Log cabin extremely well equipped with everything you could need to maintain high standard of cleanliness. leisure items for all weather eventualities provided. Cosy and very comfortable.Would definitely recommend and hope hope to return.
Mrs J, Shropshire : 14th October, 2013

Lovely cottage, great area. Now got wifi.
Mrs S, Chesterfield : 4th September, 2013

Superb location, handy for the A9. Lovely safe enclosed garden for dogs and also to sit in as it gets the sun all day. Very peaceful, lovely views. Quiet road for walks at night.
A P, Stirling : 26th July, 2013

very pleased with accommodation clean and comfortable
Mrs M, Mussleburgh : 8th May, 2013

We had a lovely holiday in Red Kite Cottage, the chalet was warm, clean and there was everything you needed and more. It was also great to take our dogs!
Mrs C, Huntly : 26th March, 2013

Safe garden area for our 2 year old with small woodland area for an enquiring mind to explore; well stocked with books, DVD's and information/maps on local area; good location with excellent road links
DG : 17th February, 2013

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