FAQ - frequently asked questions

Question:   What about the dreaded Scottish Midge?

Answer:      Because you are on the East coast and near the sea, you will not be bothered by midges and can sit out in comfort. Inland and the West coast however the story is very different!

Question:     How many dogs can I bring?

Answer:       It depends on the size of the dogs, I do not have any breed restrictions, but the living room is not huge so 4 newfoundlands for example would be very crowded!  I generally say up to 3 large dogs is fine, but please do contact me to discuss.

Question:       Is there a charge to bring my dog(s)

Answer:         I do not charge for dogs, but please pass the vacuum cleaner around before you leave and clean up after your dogs so I can maintain this policy.

Question:     How many does the cottage sleep?

Answer:         The cottage has one bedroom with a double bed in it.  There is also an IKEA chair bed in the living room, this folds out to a very comfortable single bed (linen provided). As it is in the living room then the person sleeping in there will be going to bed at the same time as everyone else, therefore it is not suitable for young children with an earlier bedtime.

Question:       Is the cottage suitable for young children? 

Answer:          No.   I do not have child locks on any of the kitchen cabinets, or crockery for young children.  Also there is a wood burning stove in the living room which gets very hot.  It is fine for older children/teens who will enjoy the excellent WiFi!

Question:        Is a car essential?

Answer:          Ardersier has a good bus service with regular buses into Inverness and Nairn.  There are two good convenience shops in the village where you can get the essentials and the big supermarkets will deliver.  There is a selection of eating places in Ardersier ranging from a Cafe to hotel cuisine.  Once you are here, you can park up and enjoy a break from driving.

Question:         Are there any additional charges?

Answer:            All electric and linen is included in the cottage rental.  A basket of logs for the stove is also included to get you started.  Additional wood can be purchased but is readily available from petrol filling stations, HIS (Highland Industrial Supplies) and local shops.

Question:           How do I see the dolphins?

Answer:             Dolphins are wild and unpredictable.  They are resident in the firth all the year round, the best time to see them is on a rising tide - between an hour and two hours after the tide has turned and coming back in.  They are very active during the period between April and October, especially when the salmon are about - when there is too much food for them then they will play with it and be on the surface for longer.  For more information on dolphins please see my dolphin page More about dolphins

If you have any questions I have not covered, please do not hesitate to contact me, I am very happy to help.


  • Village location with sea views
  • Dogs are very welcome - enclosed garden
  • Log burning stove
  • Free fast unlimited Fibre Wifi
Guest Comments

Comfortable, cosy cottage with fabulous views! Left on Oct 31, 2018 for a stay in Oct 2018 The location was excellent for sea views and for easy access dog walks near the beach. Ardersier is not parti ...

Wendy S, Burgess