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100% of guests recommend
Based on 23 guest reviews
Self-catering holiday cottage in the fisher area of Avoch on the Black Isle. Close to the shore and Moray Firth, ideal for dolphin spotting.
Number 8 – Avoch offers a comfortable home offering spacious accommodation for up to 4 guests from which you can explore the Black Isle and the wider Highland attractions. Avoch is a great location for enthusiasts of Walking, Cycling, Tourism and much more.
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 airer. 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.
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.
All bed linen, towels, electricity, Wi-Fi and heating are included in the price.
The apartment is stocked with a starter supply of washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, toilet rolls and other kitchen and bathroom supplies.
Supermarket: Co-op Minimarket – 2 minutes walk.
Pub/Restaurant: Station Hotel – 2 minutes walk
Take Away food – 2 minutes walk
Gabis Tandoori Indian take away and Jasmine Garden Ltd Chinese take away
Tours: Dolphin Trips form Avoch harbour
Chanonry Point is approx. 5 minutes drive – Dolphin watching and sandy beach.
Fortrose & Rosemarkie Golf is approx. 10 minutes drive.
There are also several areas for walking, including the Fairy Glen at Rosemarkie.
Inverness which is just a 20 minutes drive has numerous shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, bars, banks, etc all within a couple of minutes’ walk of the city centre.
Check in time is anytime after 4pm with check out at 11am.
Cancellation policy – 25% of the total rental is charged on the day of booking to confirm your booking with the final 75% as well as a refundable damage deposit due no later than 6 weeks before arrival. There is a 24-hour cooling off period after your booking is placed where you may cancel free of charge after that you will be required to pay the full rental amount if you cancel.
Cancellation protection policy is available during booking or before the final balance payment is made.
Rate table shows the base weekly rental rates only when the property is only available for weekly bookings. Short breaks may be available and are not shown below. To check available bookable dates and the rate choose the start date on the calendar at the top of the page then the number of available nights.
For weekly bookings discounts are available at certain times and are not shown in the rate table. To check prices choose the start date on the calendar at the top of the page then the number of available nights.
Cracking cottage in a lovely location
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 03/08/2017 by Paul from Glasgow
This is a very pretty traditional cottage in a quiet street - the street is so narrow that you'll need to park down by the shore! Inside, it's a lot bigger than we expected, we never used the dining room as the kitchen is comfortably big enough for 3. There are nice touches such as a washing machine for longer stays. Avoch itself doesn't have a lot of facilities, but you're very close to Fortrose and Rosemarkie, and Cromarty is only a short drive. If you haven't been to Cromarty then you have to visit :) There's an hourly bus service as well. The Black is a beautiful place to explore, and then further afield you have the likes of Dornoch and Dunrobin castle, or Inverness and Brodie Castle to the South.
A good cottagr
4 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 10/07/2017 by Michael from Glasgow
The cottage was great. The beds were really comfy. The cottage had everything we needed. However, we had a elderly relative some handrails between kitchen and sitting room and in the bathroom would be good. Also bins in most rooms would be helpful as would a clock in the sitting room. Thank you for a lovely holiday
Home from home
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 27/06/2017 by Christine from Leeds
We have stayed at this house before and love it. The location is ideal, near to shops and take aways, only a short drive into Inverness or Digwall central for everything. The house is a lovely size, feels like home from home, the neighbours are very friendly, we would highly recommend this property and look forward to returning sometime in the near future.
Great location, nice cottage
4.2 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 20/06/2017 by Wolfgang from Nürtingen
Comfortable and well-equipped, a friendly place with everything you need for a nice holiday (also with low door frames, make sure to duck your head), this is a nice cottage in a perfect location, the sea and the local store are both literally around the corner. The village is quiet and friendly, ideally located for trips around the area - even the west coast is not out of reach. We had a very nice week here. Recommended! Plus: Gael Holiday Homes really made an effort to make sure we were all right, calling us up before we travelled and the day after we arrived, responding quickly to a question we hadn't even explicitly asked, just mentioned as an aside. Also recommended!
Lorriane, owner of Number 8 Avoch Reply on 23/06/2017
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found the cottage comfortable and that the location suited your holiday needs.
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 28/05/2017 by Robert from Kirkcaldy
Nice place and great location for a quite place to chill. Lots of local amenities like shops resturants etc
Lorraine, owner of Number 8 Avoch Reply on 23/06/2017
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your review.
A place to stay where you never want to leave.
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 22/05/2017 by Jan from Queensland
We had such a fabulous time in Avoch and we would love to go back one day if we can get back to Scotland. The cottage was so homely and warm and we felt really at home. The township provided us with all we needed. Lovely restaurants, including the Chinese and Indian and the local pub was friendly and welcoming too. We managed to see the dolphins, had lots of lovely walks and found it very convenient in Avoch to get to travel to other places. Absolutely loved the cottage and the township. Thank you so much for making our visit memorable
Ideal cottage break.
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 02/04/2017 by Katie from Isle of Harris
Had a fabulous 6 nights in this comfy home from home. The cottage had all we needed to make our stay comfortable and well catered for. The location was a superb base from which to explore the Bobby Black Isle. I hope to return one day.
Lorraine, owner of Number 8 Avoch Reply on 24/05/2017
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Black Isle and that you found the cottage comfortable. We hope you will visit us again some time in the future.
3.7 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 27/02/2017 by Alan from Leeds
Warm clean cottage everything you need. Well stocked shop and good fish and chip shop close by. Location good for walking and cycling in the Black Isle
8 George Street Avoch
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 17/10/2016 by Guest from South Shields
A very charming clean and comfortable cottage in a great location on the Black Isle near Inverness. It is close to Channery Point for Dolphin spotting.
Lovely location, comfortable and roomy.
4.7 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 01/10/2016 by Jaclyn from Columbus
Very nice and comfortable. A unique location with a market and convenient parking near-by. We enjoyed our stay very much. (3 adults)
Lovely comfortable cottage
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 05/09/2016 by Margaret from Caldercruix,airdrie
We Thouroughly enjoyed our weeks stay in this cottage.The location was very central to many places we wanted to visit.It was very clean and comfortable and the cottage had everything you would need for your holiday.we would definately recommend as a holiday rental.
Lorraine, Owner of Number 8 - Avoch Reply on 17/10/2016
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the accommodation to be comfortable and that it gave you access to the places you wished to visit. We hope you will consider Number 8 Avoch again should you be visiting the area in the future.
3.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 08/08/2016 by Sibylle from Frankfurt
We have had a great stay at Number 8 - Avoch. The location is fine, only few meters to the sea and you reach Inverness in less than 20 minutes by car.
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 18/07/2016 by Toby from Kilmarnock
Lovely cottage in a nice wee village. Groceries till 10pm at one end of the street, the Moray Firth at the the other! The Black Isle is interesting to explore in itself, and a fantastic base. We made trips to Loch Ness, Aviemore, Ullapool, and the Findhorn Foundation. We only wish we'd stayed for 2 weeks!
Relaxing short break
3.3 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 30/06/2016 by Shona from Dunfermline
Very roomy cottage, bed extremely comfortable. Kitchen a bit dark and not as well equipped as other properties we have stayed in. Television needs upgrading and court yard at the rear of the property was in need of attention. Location lovely, pretty little village lots of beautiful walks to Fortrose and Rosemarkie where you can see the Dolphins. Very convenient for all amenities. Had a fantastic break and will definitely book this property again. Like that you can book a few days and not just Saturday to Saturday.
4 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 20/06/2016 by Cynthia from Faversham
I had booked accommodation as a business for gentlemen working in area and they were very happy. Took a few tries to get in contact to book but excellent customer service when i did get through.
Great cottage and great location
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 28/05/2016 by Guest from Peterborough
This was our second stay in the cottage and each time we have found it very clean and comfortable and an ideal location for family visits and sightseeing.
4.5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 15/11/2015 by Steven from Liverpool
all round excellent lots of room only down side binmen for some reason never emptied the bins both weeks but that's nothing to do with how nice the house was would deffo stay again
Avoch Cottage - great location, lovely little cottage
4.8 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 30/09/2015 by Nicola from Glasgow
Excellent stay had by all, great location for cycling and noticed a few trails 1-2miles away which would make for great running. Lovely little cottage in an idyllic spot. Good chip shop, pub and a local shop open to 10pm. Directions and driving distance from Inverness were a breeze. Noticed a lot of local buses too, so assume also an option into Inverness. Likely to go back at some point.
Enjoyed the stay
3.7 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 28/09/2015 by Gladys from Leeds
Lovely area, the house was much bigger than looks from the outside. We really enjoyed our holiday, and as we are all three disabled it was a bonus to have shops and takeaways so close. The only concerns were ill fitting doors and tired utilities, also the previous occupants had left three carrier bags of glass bottles in the bin, which we had to take to the bottle bank in order to fit our refuse in the bin. We also had to re wash all the cutlery and crockery before we could use them as they were unclean, which was not a good start to the holiday, cleaning the previous occupants thoughtlessness.
Lorraine, owner of Number 8, Avoch Reply on 30/09/2015
Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear that everything was not to the standard that we set for guests arriving. I have discussed this with the cleaning company who have very high standards and both them and I apologise for this disappointment. The house is very old - over 200 years old - and therefore it has, at times, some character issues. All the doors were checked for fitting, opening and closing earlier in the year and I will arrange to have this rechecked. I am glad that you enjoyed the village and hope that despite the early problems that you will return to the Black Isle in the future.
Scottish6 days orienteering week and holiday
4.5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 11/08/2015 by Guest from 10640 Dragsvik
The house was very cosy and nice. Location was also excellent, supermarket was enough near . Avoch village and sea was beautiful. We were 5 person and were orienteering almost every day and had much laundry. That´s why we valued highly that there was the washing machine and drying room. Wifi was excellent. Unfortunately dumpster outside the house wasn´t empty than we arrived.
EXCELLENT !!! FANTASTIC !!
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 06/08/2015 by Guest from Harrow
Amazing place.....perfectly located to go different places like John O Groats, Isle of Skye, Cairngorm Mountain, etc...and ofcourse most of all closest to Inverness and Supermarkets there. Had amazing time with my family which also had two seniors who had most comfortable stay. Also, library of CDs and Games helped a lot to make my son's stay enjoyable. Highly recommend this place and perhaps will use it myself again....as long as it remains cost effective and good in its customer service, like it did this time. Thank you, S.
4.3 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 04/07/2015 by Guest from Worcester
Myself and my husband found the cottage to be lovely, loads of space and had all the amenities, but only issue was the shower, the hot water ran out very quickly so you couldn't have an enjoyable shower, had to be very quick so the other person could have some hot water. This is a cottage which sleeps 6 people unknown how they would cope. Even with this issue i would recommend it highly.
Lorraine, owner of Number 8, Avoch Reply on 17/02/2016
Thank you for your review feedback. We are pleased to advise that Number 8 Avoch now has an electric shower fitted to ensure all guests receive adequate hot water for their showers. We do hope you will visit us again in the near future.
A lovely place to stay.
5 OUT OF 5
Submitted on 28/04/2015 by Guest from Banchory
We spent a week with two young children in this cottage, and it was truly lovely. A quiet area, and although no sandy beach, the shingle beach just a step away from the cottage gave our kids hours of enjoyment looking for seashells! A very convenient convenience store just on the corner too. The house itself is very well equipped, and the log-burner was very nice to use on a couple of cold wet nights. The only thing that was not as great was the shower (very small) but all the rest was perfect. We will definitely return! Avoch is only about a mile away from Fortrose, Channonry point, and lovely Rosemarkie. This is a great place to stay.
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. The village is on the regular bus route to Inverness.
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