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4.6 out of 5


100% of guests recommend
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Margaret Street Cottage

Black Isle

Margaret Street Cottage is a traditional cottage, renovated to a high standard, in the old fishers town of Avoch.

Situated in the village of Avoch on the Black Isle this traditional 2 bedroom, well equipped and comfortable fisherman’s cottage retains much of its late 19th century character and has been fully modernised to a high standard.

Located on a quiet street in the old fishers part of the village, Margaret Street Cottage offers a peaceful setting for a relaxing break in the Highlands. On the shores of the Cromarty and Moray Firths, the area is acknowledged as one of the best places in Europe for spotting bottlenose dolphins.

Main Features

  • ✔ WiFi
  • ✔ Parking
  • ✔ Garden/Patio
  • ✔ Dog friendly
  • ✔ Short breaks available
  • ✔ Coastal
  • ✔ Restaurant within 1 mile
  • ✔ Pub within 1 mile
  • ✔ 2 bedroom

First listed date: 10/11/2008

Ground floorThe ground floor traditional entrance leads to a good sized hallway and access to a comfortable lounge, kitchen/diner and bathroom.

Lounge: 3 piece suite, wood burning stove, coffee table, free-view colour TV/DVD and a selection of DVDs, books and games.

Kitchen/diner: modern, well equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, dining table with seating for six, and a range of pots, pans, crockery, glasses and utensils.

Bathroom: fully modernised bathroom with electric over-bath shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Upper floorStaircase leading to the first floor with a double bedroom and a twin bedroom. All bedrooms have bedside cabinets, table lamps and clothes storage units. The twin room has a small fold down bed suitable for a young child.

OutsideThe fully enclosed garden at the rear of the house is mature and secluded. There is a patio with table and chairs. Parking is available outside the cottage at most times and additional parking can be found less than 50 metres away on the shore-side road.

The washing machine and tumble drier are in a utility cupboard under the staircase. There is also an outside drying area

All bed linen, towels, electricity and logs for the stove 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.

Wi-Fi is included at no extra cost.

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 is 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.

Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome at an additional cost as shown on the booking form.

Entry details: arrival time is any time after 4pm, latest departure time is 10am. Late check out and early check in are available, subject to availability, at an additional cost.

There is a cot and high chair available at no extra charge.

Cancellation policy – 30% of the total rental is charged on the day of booking to confirm your booking with the final 70% 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.

Security deposit: an amount of £100 will be pre-authorised against the card you pay your final balance 10 days prior to arrival. This will reduce your available balance on your card by £100 for 30 days.

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.

Rates do not include additional booking fee of £24 or £28 where applicable. Seasonal offers are available at times where no or a reduced booking fee applies.

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.

Trustworthy reviews from genuine guests
UpFront Reviews
  • Cottage beside the beach
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 17/09/2018 by Carole from Ellesmere Port

    Super cottage 2 minutes walk from a sandy/ shingles beach. Lovely comfortable beds. Cosy in the evenings with a multifuel fire. Plenty log in the shed too. Ideal setting for a peaceful stress free break. Also within driving distance to Urquhart Castle, Fort Augusta. Chanory point is a must to see the dolphins ( we did & wow ) I’d recommend with 5* this fine example of a fisherman’s cottage.

  • Nice comfortable cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 03/09/2018 by Richard from Crewe

    Nice comfortable cottage in quiet location. Close to local amenities. Everything you need for a relaxing break

  • Summer by the Sea
    3.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 20/08/2018 by Cheryl from Wells

    We enjoyed our stay in Avoch. The cottage was fine but in need of some up dating. The lighting was poor in the sitting room and the main lights had to be on if one wanted to read. Neither the refrigerator nor the freezer were on when we arrived so our shopping bought in a large Tesco’s near the airport had to be put into a warm fridge! The freezer was replaced the next day and our defrosted prawns were kindly paid for by the owner. We loved staying in Avoch and we would certainly stay again.

  • Margaret Street Cottage
    3.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 26/06/2018 by James from Falkirk

    We have been renting this cottage numerous times during the past 8 years, and we like it. The location, dog friendly, are both big pluses. We were considering renting in February next year, but the storage heaters seem to have a mind of their own, coming on when they aren't needed, or maybe there is a way of programming them that is beyond my skill level. The only other minus is, at last there is wifi in the cottage, however it seems to be overwhelmed, and stops working at peak times, so not very reliable. Those are the minuses for this property, as we are happy with everything else. We must be happy, as we are frequent visitors, and a lot of time is spent at Chanonry Point taking photos of the dolphins.

    Kitty, owner of Margaret Street Cottage Reply on 27/06/2018
    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you had difficulties with the heating and internet during your stay on this occasion. The weather has been very warm this summer in the Highlands :), the night storage heaters need to be switched off at the wall to stop them storing heat overnight and putting this out during the day. I’m always available on the phone and live not far away and would have been happy to pop down to help with this but didn’t hear from you ? :( Regretfully, due to the rural Highland location the speed of the internet can be stretched at certain times, BT are continually working on improving this. As there wasn’t internet at the cottage on your previous stays and when you booked hopefully you still found it to be a bonus. I do hope that you will visit again soon.

  • Margaret Street Cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 14/05/2018 by Marlyn from Aberdeen

    This was our second stay in Margaret Street Cottage and will certainly stay here again. Everything about this property and location is just perfect. Spotlessly clean and excellent value for money. The secure dog friendly garden meant our two dogs had a great holiday too.

  • Always a wonderful stay!
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 18/04/2018 by Guest from London

    My family and I have stayed at this beautiful cottage many times over the years, as my sister lives in the village. It is always such a lovely place to stay; homely, well equipped, clean and comfortable. I highly recommend Margaret Street Cottage for anyone planning a trip to the Black Isle.

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    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 11/04/2018 by Zoe from Haslemere

    Lovely cottage, really well equipped. ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

  • Beautifull Black Isle
    4 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 20/03/2018 by Fiona from Biggar

    Lovely week with my dog. The cottage was great, cosy and warm especially with the log burner, and has a back garden for the dog. All supplies you need were there including a hairdryer! The location is great very close to a dog friendly beach and great for getting around to other destinations. Locals really friendly. I didn't try the pub so not sure what it is like but good takeaway food in the village. Great variety of restaurants fairly nearby but I cooked at home as well. Just one thing for me I would have liked curtains in the bedroom to shut out the streets lights as I'm a light sleeper. The blinds had some gaps in them. Otherwise I will go back again as it was perfect for me and my dog.

  • A lovely holiday cottage in a fantastic location.
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 31/01/2018 by Helen from Avoch

    The cottage is ideal for a break with family or friends. Lovely, well-equipped kitchen; comfortable sitting room and clean, comfortable bedrooms. Lovely patio out the back. Ideal for a break beside the sea.

  • New Year at Avoch
    4 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 07/01/2018 by Graham from Dunfermline

    We had a very nice but quiet New Year in the cottage at Margaret Street. The cottage was very comfortable and warm despite the time of the year. The kitchen is very well fitted out although we did have a small issue with the hot tap on our last day but with the help of a neighbour , it was sorted quickly and a note left for the owner. We had enjoyable trips to Cromarty , Inverness and Fortrose inc walking the old railway line between Avoch and Fortrose. The only downside was that the details on the Gael website said that Free WiFi was available in the cottage but , in fact , there wasn't any WiFi, Although not a great issue it would have been nice to have it as additional convenience.

  • A perfect country cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 31/10/2017 by Jennifer from Rushes Creek

    This accommodation was my favourite on a 4 week trip from Australia. The cottage was clean, well cared for & provided everything we needed including wood for a cosy fire. The location was a perfect country village... great food at the pub & a brilliant fish & chip shop for a takeaway meal. It was a short drive to Inverness & a couple of hours to the Isle of Skye. I enjoyed the fact that there was no WiFi!!!! The host was very helpful . All in all I'd stay there again.

  • Autumn break ...
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 17/10/2017 by Marlyn from Aberdeen

    Thoroughly enjoyed our week in Margaret Street cottage. Cottage was delightful, very well equipped, clean and warm. Ideal location for walking with our two dogs both locally in Avoch and only 5 minutes drive to the beach at Fortrose and Rosemarkie. Will almost certainly be back in the Spring.

  • 2nd visit to Margaret street
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 11/09/2017 by Lorna from Wishaw

    This was our second visit to this cottage, everything you require for a comfortable stay is provided. Had the opportunity to use the wood burner in the evening, plenty of sticks and logs available. The back garden is a sun trap, we were lucky enough to have breakfast outside and also to sit and enjoy the last of the sun at the end of the day. Would definitely recommend, quite sure we will be back.

  • Great location, real value for money.
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 09/09/2017 by Michael from Southport

    Lovely little cottage, recently decorated to a good standard in an excellent location. Lovely little coastal village with good Chinese and Indian takeaways, with an excellent fish and chip shop further down. There is also a small Co Op on the Main Street, just up from the pub, which serves good food Monday to Saturday. However... No wifi was a real negative, particularly as you have to go outside to get a mobile phone signal. Also did not like not having full control of the heating and hot water, we are not children. If those two points were rectified I would definitely go back.

  • Avoch is a great locationnd the property was full of character and charm. Thoughtfully kitted out.
    4.3 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 07/08/2017 by Yvonne from Banchory

    We became very fond of this property and miss it a lot. The enclosed garden was a wee sun trap and we miss bumping our heads on the angled ceilings upstairs. We will definitely be back. Our sons loved it too as did our fluffy companions. All in all - a lovely stay.

  • Nice and cosy cottage
    4.5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 26/06/2017 by Guest from Edinburgh

    We really enjoyed our stay at Margaret Street cottage - it was nice and relaxing and there was plenty to do in the nearby area

  • wonderful cottage on black isle.
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 14/06/2017 by Guest from Yellowknife

    Great place to stay Exceeded our expectations, it also included a small but great backyard with outdoor furnishing,

  • Comfortable base
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 15/05/2017 by Robert from Glasgow

    Nice cottage near seafront as long as you are not over 6ft. Found locals were friendly and sufficient facilities in village to keep me happy (small hotel with bar, curry carry-outs, Chinese carry-outs and local store). Easy to travel round and visited Rosemarkie, Cromarty, Dornoch, Brora and Strathpeffer.

  • Avoch or Och, who knows?
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 08/01/2017 by Lachie from Dunoon

    Great little cottage absolutely everything you could need. Great kitchen. Very comfortable. Fantastic selection of DVD to peruse. Nice to get away from mobile and the internet. Handy for everywhere on the Black Isle. Nice size Co Op, excellent, if expensive Indian takeaway and a Chinese takeaway to boot, all withing 2 mins walk of the cottage. Don't miss Cromarty.

  • Very comfortable well equipped cottage.
    4.5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 08/11/2016 by Alasdair from Dingwall

    We enjoyed our stay in this lovely little cottage which has been refurbished to a high standard and is deceptively spacious. The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. We particularly appreciated the ample supply of logs for the woodburning stove - so many holiday rentals provide sufficient for one evening only! Avoch is an interesting small village and a great centre for exploring the Black Isle and Easter Ross.

  • lovely cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 23/08/2016 by Barbara from Bury St. Edmunds

    The cottage was lovely, very comfortable and ideally located for the Black Isle. The owners have really thought through what their gusts might need to enjoy the area. Avoch is a lovely location and everyone is very helpful.

  • Perfect for exploring the Black Isle
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 22/08/2016 by Ralph from Liverpool

    The Margaret Street cottage is a comfortable, well equipped cottage in the beautiful village of Avoch - ideal for exploring the Black Isle, Cromarty, dolphin watching and so much more.

  • Nice stay in Avoch
    4 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 01/08/2016 by Michel from Chantepie

    Nice stay in Avoch in a very comfortable cottage. The location is fantastique for holydays. However Internet/wifi was missing and à single bed was disant Led.

  • A very comfortable and well provided cottage by the sea
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 31/07/2016 by Lesley from Morpeth

    This was our second stay. The cottage has everything we need and is a pleasure to go into. The little back garden is useful for the dogs and a pleasant place to sit . Well equipped all round, peaceful and comfortable in all rooms. A pleasure to relax in and the dogs love the beach, two minutes away

  • Excellent holiday cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 18/07/2016 by Morna from Fort William

    We had a wonderful family holiday, in a beautiful area. The cottage is light and airy and spacious. Lovely decor, beautifully clean and well equipped. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • A cosy, clean and comfortable cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 25/06/2016 by Alison from Banchory

    We (two adult couples plus our spaniel) had a very enjoyable few days at this cottage. It was warm and very comfortable. On arrival, we found milk in the fridge, shortbread, tea and coffee supplied - what a delight. There was a plentiful supply of reading matter, including leaflets on local attractions, and a wide range of DVDs for rainy weather. The cottage is within a two minute walk of the local beach, where there are boat trips out to view the dolphins. The skipper on these trips was great fun, with a wonderful sense of humour - highly recommended. The only shame is that the Station Hotel no longer serves meals to non-residents, which means that to eat out you have to drive to Fortrose. However, the Anderson Hotel in Fortrose is a must for any visitor - excellent cuisine and an incredibly vast selection of beers, wines and whiskies.

  • Perfect Black Isle traditional cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 07/06/2016 by Guest from Wick

    This cottage is full of character with a super sunny courtyard garden. It makes a very comfortable base from which to explore the stunning Black Isle.

  • Everything anyone could want for a comfortable break with seaside and woods and hills very close by
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 23/05/2016 by Lesley from Morpeth

    We were delighted with our stay. All the rooms were well furnished and extremely comfortable. Beds are not always as comfortable as these. Having a dining kitchen, extremely well equipped, was nice, as was the comfortable sitting room. We loved the little garden and the ability to let in fresh air, during our stay in glorious weather both via the back door and all the windows. The seaside walks/swims for the dogs, just two minutes away was brilliant and other walks are all close by. Really really good cottage

  • Easter break at Margaret Street Cottage Avoch
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 11/04/2016 by Susan from Bo'ness

    Had a wonderful time in this well equipped and well located cottage. It was great for pets and for exploring the local area. The wood burner was a real bonus. Would recommend to friends and family and would stay here again.

  • Great cottage and fab wildlife to spot if you are lucky
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 21/10/2015 by Liz from Ardrossan

    The cottage was a home away from home. Very comfortable living room with the best wood burning stove I've ever used.....and with free kindling and logs.....fabulous. Kitchen was well equipped. Very friendly neighbour's cat came and sat beside us when we were out in the back garden. Saw dolphins, seals and thousands of pink leg geese at the RSPB hide near to Cromarty. All in all we had a perfect break. Many thanks.

  • Lovely cottage
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 23/08/2015 by Guest from Zurich

    Margaret Street cottage is a really lovely place. The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped. We are a family with 3 children, stayed for a week and used the cottage as base camp for day trips and hikes on the black isle, to the Highlands and to Ullapool. We also enjoyed the dolphin boat trip that leaves right from Avoch. We had a very pleasant stay and can highly recommend the cottage.

  • Lovely cottage in a great location
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 11/08/2015 by Amanda from Whitby

    Very clean, warm and well equipped cottage. Enjoyed our stay and would rebook. Black Isle great to explore as is the area surrounding Inverness. Seeing the Dolphins at channonry point was an added bonus!

  • Cosy Cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 31/07/2015 by Guest from Isle of Lewis

    Lovely cottage in a beautiful area, not far from inverness. Only negative thing was there was no wifi. Would definitely recommend and stay again. Excellent value!

  • Great cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 17/07/2015 by Carole from Bedford

    We had a great stay at Margaret st, the location couldn't have been better, we were in the black isle for a wedding so being able to book Wednesday to Wednesday was ideal for us. The cottage is in a great location for exploring the fabulous countryside in the area, and we were lucky enough to see dolphins from the beach at rossmarkie. The tea/coffee etc was a very nice touch.

  • Margaret cottage
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 23/06/2015 by Guest from Edinburgh

    we had an enjoyable holiday and found everything needed in the cottage. One felt welcome in the house and it was comfortable and very clean. Avoch is a good centre for a host of good places to visit. The booking agents were helpful and pleasant to deal with. All in all a good experience.

  • Exploring the Black Isle
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 04/05/2015 by Guest from Co. Dublin

    I had a lovely stay in Margaret street cottage. It was exactly as described on the website, and more, as it provided lots of very welcome little extras, like a coffee plunger, hot water bottles, tea, coffee, milk and shortbread on arrival, fuel for the wood burner, salt and pepper, games, books etc etc. The cottage is in the heart of Avoch so the harbour, shop, Station hotel and Pavillion cafe were very close by. There is a regular bus service to Inverness and a safe walking path to Fortrose. I took the opportunity to explore some of the many walking trails around Avoch and the rest of the Black Isle, and enjoyed the magnificant scenery and interesting wildlife. All in all Margaret street cottage was a great base for my stay in the Black Isle and I will return!

  • Margaret Street Cottage Avoch
    4.3 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 12/04/2015 by Guest from Banbury

    The cottage was spotless, well decorated and very well equipped - especially the kitchen and the range of DVD's books and games which are always helpful for a family. The bedrooms were comfortable although we found the mattress in the double bed very soft. The two sofas in the lounge were also not the most comfortable for a slouchy evening watching a film. This is why we have only given a 'good' rating for comfort. One point to consider would be the addition of a grab rail to the wall at the top of the winding staircase. As one descends the stairs there is an immediate sharp left turn meaning a drop of about 4 steps with narrow treads. Our 4 year old boy (despite his parents repeated reminders to be careful) tended to reach for the banister at the top left of the stairs (the side with the long drop). He did this because there was no grab rail on the wall at the top of the stairs. Consequently, he had one rather fast descent down the stairs as he missed his footing on one of the narrower steps. He was fine but a little shocked as he slid down. It could have been worse though if he'd fallen head first as at the bottom of the stairs the hall way is floored with hard stone tiles. So this is really just some helpful feedback from a safety point of view. A short grab rail about two foot up the wall at the top of the stairs would help. It may also be worth having a stair guard available in the storage area at the top of the stairs where we noted there was a high chair. It's clear from the selection of books/games and the provision of a high chair that the owner wishes to encourage families to stay. So a stair guard might be a good thing to provide for those with toddlers. Sorry to have laboured these points but I think the cottage owner would value knowing this. Other than this we could not fault the cottage. It was a lovely place to stay.

  • A cosy cottage in a good location
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 06/04/2015 by Guest from Dalkeith

    The cottage was well equipped and it functioned well as a temporary home. It is cosy and warm. Only 3 comments: 1. We felt that the sofa's were not comfortable; we needed cushions on top of the sofa base to sit on otherwise you could feel the frame of the sofa coming through. 2. The double bedroom duvet was too small for us (we are tall); my expectation is a duvet one size bigger than the size of the bed. We ended up putting the bed cover underneath the duvet and using that as a sheet, however this wasn't enough to cover our feet warmly so we put another blanket over the top of everything at the bottom of the bed. 3. The street light opposite the double bedroom window is not blocked out enough by the blinds at night. We ended up putting the laundry basket and the suitcase on top of the chair and covering the whole thing in a blanket to cover up the window! A good sleep needs black out blinds. These three issues did not stop us enjoying our holiday, the area or the cottage. Thanks very much Laura Stephenson

  • Had a great time with my family
    4.5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 04/01/2015 by Guest from London

    Margaret Cottage in a real home from home, the burning stove is a fantastic feature, specially if you are interested in just sitting in front of the fire enjoying quite time with your loved ones. it was very clean, warm,cosy and had everything you might need, close to different areas of interest. If you have the time, drive up to John O'groats (A99), excellent destination with great views along the way. The only thing missing was the Internet, visiting from abroad over the festive period we really did mis it as there is not even phone signal inside the cottage :-(. over all a fantastic place to stay we felt very comfortable and were sad to leave.

  • A really great place to stay in the Black Isle
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 11/11/2014 by Guest from Edinburgh

    Margaret Street Cottage was a really lovely 'home from home' and a great base for exploring the Black Isle and beyond. The owners were easily contactable and very attentive over a minor problem and also provided additional information for my particular birdwatching interests. The cottage itself was lovely to come home to each day - warm, homely and so comfortable with everything you needed to hand. I thought the weekly cost was very reasonable especially because it covered all heating and fuel for the wood burning stove - no messing about with reading or feeding meters! I will gladly book this cottage for any future visit I make to The Black Isle, it was great.

  • An enjoyable stay.
    3.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 04/11/2014 by Guest from London

    This is a really lovely cottage. It was our fourth stay here, as we have family living in the village. It is a warm, cosy and comfortable cottage, with everything you need for a enjoyable stay.

  • Great cottage - great location!
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 23/10/2014 by Guest from Campbeltown

    This is a beautiful little cottage in the heart of the village of Avoch. It is very well-equipped, warm and cosy. The enclosed back garden is a bonus if you have young children or a dog. Avoch is a great base from which to explore the area but also a lovely place to simply stop and relax. Parking might be a bit of a problem in the high season, especially if you have young children, but other than that we cannot fault it.

  • maragret street cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 16/10/2014 by Guest from Kirkcaldy

    maragret street cottage was a very nice clean and tidy cottage it had every thing that you needed from a tin opener to a nice comfy bed it rely was home from home the locale folk are rely nice and there is a chip shop a chines a cash point a co op a hotel and an indian takeaway plus the beach all within 200 yards we will be back robert and joan robb plus archie the dog this place rely was excellent

  • Margaret St Cottage, Avoch
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 04/10/2014 by Guest from Toowoomba

    This home was in very good condition and well equipped, it is in a lovely area with many interesting places to visit. The neighbours were extremely friendly and helpful. The bus service to Inverness,if required,was very fast and good and takes you right to the centre of town. We would not recommend it for elderly people, ( we are 74yrs and 78 yrs) the staircase was extremely hard to get up and down, with no proper bannister and steep small steps. It was impossible to take our suitcases upstairs, and very hard to get downstairs to the bathroom especially at night. We found the washing machine very difficult to operate and despite searching diligently for the instruction manual it seemed to be the only one missing. Parking was a problem especially on arrival with heavy bags to unload as the top entrance to the street was blocked off by a machine working on the the top house, we had to enter from the bottom and my daughter then had to reverse down a long narrow street with vehicles parked on one side, this she found very difficult. After this we parked along the sea wall, luckily the machine was removed the following day.

  • Avoch - Black Isle
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 25/09/2014 by Guest from Dunfermline

    Cottage is Warm, quiet, and well positioned for amenities, on the beautiful black isle. Having towels, toilet roll, washing up liquid, tea, coffee, milk and biscuits, firewood already there was only as you could wish for. These make all the difference. Great 3 day break was had.

  • Avoch short break.
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 21/09/2014 by Michael from Beccles

    Very well equipped property,everything you could possibly want was provided. Would definitely recommend this place to any of my friends. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.

  • Excellent location for a visit to Black Isle and it's surrounding nature
    4.5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 11/09/2014 by Guest from Diessen

    Black Isle is a beautiful place for those interested in nature, local culture and crafts. To mention just a few: Watching dolphins (about two hours after low tide is best) and photographing them at Chanonry Point is a great joy. Avoch, Margaret Street, is at only a few km's of this. For birdwatchers Udale Bay is the place to be. At high tide we spent hours watching wading birds, a crane (!) and an osprey, the latter probably watching us. Meanwhile we had chats with friendly local birdwatchers. A bit further away there is the stunning glen Affric with it's remote loch, the falls of Rogie (leaping salmons already at begin of September) and much, much more. The comfortable and well equipped selfcatering at Margaret Street is a good starting point for all of this. The quiet location ensures a good night's rest.Relaxing and a fine place to return for sure.

  • Margaret Street Cottage
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 01/08/2014 by Guest from Falkirk

    A gorgeous cottage, with an amazing location. Everything you need is close to hand. A very enjoyable and comfortable stay with our two dogs who enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you :)

  • A very special Cottage
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 13/07/2014 by Guest from Witney

    We had a super stay in Margaret Street Cottage. It is very deceptive from the outside, but open the door and a wonderful surprise awaits .It is much larger indoors, than it appears from the outside The kitchen is everything a cook could wish for. It is fitted out to a very high spec. The shower room was well equipped. It also had the option of a bath.Upstairs was very comfortable, with a play area for young children. A great deal of thought has been given to the whole cottage. It is very comfortable and really clean! We loved the wooden floors, they gave such a warm feel. There is a garden to the rear, which gets the sun in the afternoon. An excellent spot for a glass of wine on a warm summer evening. We found the people from Avoch were really friendly and helpful. I left my handbag on a bench, never expecting to see it again. To my delight the lady I had been speaking to had handed it in to the Harbour Master. I was given her name and found her but she wouldn't accept any reward. I can highly recommend Margaret Cottage Cottage and we hope to return the in the not too distant future. Lynda Willis Witney

  • Holiday review
    4.2 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 29/06/2014 by Guest from Edinburgh

    Excellent accommodation in interesting area. Accessible attractions nearby. Would have preferred to have been able to stay the full week from Saturday to Saturday rather than having to leave on Friday.

  • Great cottage great location
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 14/05/2014 by Barbara from Ilford

    Beautifully presented and spotless cottage everything you need! We loved the Black Isle so beautiful. Cottage nice and cosy! Recommend definitely. Lots to see and do locally and friendly people.

  • A beautifully maintained cottage a stone's throw from the sea
    4.8 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 14/05/2014 by Guest from London

    We would definitely recommend Margaret Street cottage. Our family has stayed there twice, using it as a base to visit friends in the area and to explore the Highlands. It is clean and exceptionally well-appointed. The owners make it feel like a home away from home..they even leave some tea in the cupboard, milk in the fridge and wood by the stove. Plus they have a few kids toys and books, a high chair and cot, and a patio for the children to run around in. My only minor complaint is the low ceilings, particularly in the upstairs bedrooms, but that's part of the charm of a old building that was once a fisherman's cottage. I'm sure we'll be up there again soon.

  • Review of our stay
    4 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 14/04/2014 by Guest from Orkney

    We enjoyed our stay. Really nice to find owners who are happy for visitors to bring their dog with them. We would use this cottage again, as it met our needs.

  • lovely cottage great stay
    4.7 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 21/03/2014 by Guest from Newton Stewart

    Cottage was spotless and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Lovely walks from the door for our 2 dogs and a great area to explore. Takeaways and shop in Avoch very handy after a busy day out and about. Would certainly return thanks

  • Go and stay in this lovely cottage!!!
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 01/03/2014 by Guest from Edinburgh

    This cottage is excellent. It is clean, warm, SO quiet and feels very welcoming. We were amazed by the kitchen, it is well equipped. The location is excellent for exploring the Black Isle or heading to the North West for walking and we had a lovely day on Findhorn beach and at Culloden. The cottage itself is excellent for relaxing with a comfy sofa big telly and fire. We had a very comfortable few days staying and hope to go back. This is a thoroughly recommended location for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

  • Perfect place
    5 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 05/12/2013 by Guest from Berwick-upon-tweed

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Margaret Street Cottage. Beautifully refurbished and with all modern facilities, it still retains its old fisherman's cottage characteristics. It was clean, cosy and comfortable. The kitchen was well supplied with cooking utensils (often lacking in rented holiday cottages). The outside garden to the rear was pleasant to sit in and safe for our two labradors to run around. The village has a popular pub, a small supermarket, Chinese and Indian takeouts and a fish and chip shop. No need to cook at home if you don't want to. The cottage is well located for excursions around the Black Isle, but also near to the main roads running further north or south to Inverness and beyond. Thanks for the lovely shortbread biscuits you left us as a welcome present. They didn't last long!

    Angus and Kitty, owners of Margaret Street Cottage. Reply on 12/12/2013
    So glad you enjoyed your holiday and thanks for the generous comments . These mean a lot to us as they let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. Hope to see you again soon Angus and Kitty

  • visit week commencing 5th oct
    3.3 OUT OF 5
    Submitted on 13/10/2013 by Guest from Seaham

    Cottage lovely and location good However dissapointed that bed collapsed again - especially as you were already alerted to this fact from the previous occupancy.

    Angus and Kitty, owners of Margaret Street Cottage Reply on 24/10/2013
    Thank you very much for the kind review. We look forward to your return next year. It is rewarding for us to know that our guests enjoy their holiday and that the cottage meets their needs. If there are any improvements or additional items you feel we should get before your next visit please do not hesitate to get back in touch.


Avoch has a convenience store, cash point, take-away restaurants, a restaurant and pub, and a bus stop for access to the Black Isle and Inverness. With Inverness only twenty minutes away the cottage is ideally located for exploring the Highland capital, Loch Ness, Nairn-side, the Black Isle and the wider Scottish Highlands.

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