The following are some of the reviews for the cottage that have been posted to Trip Advisor. All my reviews are 5 stars!
We have enjoyed a lovely stay at Dolphin View cottage, Ardersier and have seen all the seasons in a few days. Sunshine, rain, wind and snow.
After long walks with our two labradors along the path to Fort George and the common, or the beautiful Nairn beach, it's been lovely to settle back with a drink in the evening by the wood burning stove.
Such a lovely cosey cottage with a well equipped kitchen. The cottage is always smart, clean and welcoming. Lynn, the owner, prides herself on providing a home from home experience for her guests. Dogs are not only allowed, they are made very welcome and with a secure rear garden it's perfect for us and our two labradors.
Apart from the amazing views across the Moray Firth, the location is perfect for exploring further afield. The village of Ardersier is friendly and welcoming. The local pub and restaurant is dog friendly in the bar and the restaurant serves good quality food. The village has two good size convenience shops, a post office and chemist. A perfect winter holiday.
Back again soon!
Elaine and Martin Calpin
We have just returned from an amazing week at the cottage and we have already booked again for 2020. The cottage is well-equipped, spotless, and a perfect home from home. The view from the lounge is awesome (a word that is often over-used but very appropriate in this case). Lynn is an excellent host making guests (human and canine) welcome. Lynn makes sure her guests are well-informed and her communication with guests is second to none. The cottage is the most dog friendly we have come across and there is extensive information about pooch friendly days out and a wealth of information about the surrounding area and all it has to offer. We can't wait to return. Thank you Lynn.
My family have rented this cottage annually for the past few years because we love it so much. It's a beautiful cottage, equipped with everything you could possibly need and in a great location.
Visited for first time late March 2019 with my partner and her dog. We had, after a 10 hour drive , a very warm welcome by the owner, Lynn. The cottage had everything one needed, was very clean and comfortable. Excellent views and ideally situated for walking or driving to other areas of interest , and there are lots. Lovely arrival gift for the dog was also a kind though . We will return for sure. Dave, Carole and Bella... Swindon, Wiltshire.
Cosey coastal cottage
Left on Dec 4, 2018 for a stay in Nov 2018
Visited the cottage in November and had a lovely stay. The owner is helpful and friendly. Dogs are made welcome and receive a welcome pack including a small toy. The recent addition of a wood burning stove has only added to the charm. Sitting in the cosey longe on a chilly day and gazing over the firth to the Black Isle was so relaxing. Dolphins and birdlife can be seen from the shingle shore. There is a 2km walk to historic Fort George almost from the front door. The path surface is flat and hard surfaced. The village is friendly and has two very good pubs who serve excellent food. The Starr Inn is dog friendly. There is a good bus service to Nairn and Inverness,the bus stop is close to the cottage. There are two well stocked village shops, post office and chemist. I have booked a return trip in Spring
Lovely cottage in coastal location
Left on Nov 21, 2018 for a stay in Nov 2018
Dolphin View cottage at Ardersier is a lovely, clean, comfortable cottage in a pleasant village location with sea views. Lynn, the owner was there to meet us and our dogs when we arrived. There is a lot of information in the cottage about walks, eating places and day trips etc and Lynn will give more ideas if you ask her. It is very dog friendly and we felt our girls were really welcome and Lynn had supplied dog towels, bowls, toys, etc as well as goodies for us including eggs from her own hens. The cottage is warm, comfortable and very well equipped with a comfy bed and plenty of towels etc. The TV has sky freeview and a dvd player with a selection of dvd's. There's a good supply of local info, ordnance survey maps and books. The back garden is secure with a high fence and gate keeping dogs safe and happy. Two minutes from the cottage is the coastal path to Fort George, a great scenic walk. There's lots to do in the area. Our favourites were the beach at Nairn, Findhorn, the scenic drive across to pretty Ullapool and walks in the many beautiful forests. There's also visits to the many distilleries and the the drive down the coast towards Gardenstown. Of course it's also really pleasant to spend a day wandering the coast path and Ardersier itself, visiting the Connage Highland dairy who serve lovely coffee and cake and buying some glass from Half-a-moon stained glass on the outskirts of the village finishing with fish and chips from the van which stops in the village on Tuesday teatimes. Lynn couldn't make you feel more welcome and we're now planning a second visit.
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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 particularly a stimulating place but is an ideal location for visiting various places like Aviemore, Nairn, Forres, Inverness and other neighbouring towns. The cottage was comfortable and cosy with everything we needed and the owner gave more thought to our four legged friends than I've every come across before which was a lovely touch. I would definitely stay there again when visiting Inverness.
perfect and dog friendly
Left on Jun 18, 2018 for a stay in Jun 2018
this is a lovely place to stay. We have done so twice and will be back. Lovely walks from the cottage, garden is secure for dogs and children. Lots of things to see and do and really friendly "locals". The place is spotless and Lynn couldnt be more helpful/ highly recommended
Left on Apr 10, 2018 for a stay in Mar 2018
A beautifully kept cosey cottage with all the comforts of home but with such amazing views across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle its hard to tear yourself away. The cottage is pet friendly and has a neat, safe garden for pets to enjoy. Ardersier is a small village but has all the amenities of a larger place with good eating places on hand without the need to drive. Love it. Will be back!
Left on Nov 17, 2017 for a stay in Sep 2017
This cottage is lovely with a superb view. Extremely well equipped, comfortable and feels very private. Kitchen is great with everything you need, lots of books and DVDs, ample everything! Lynn (owner) has definitely gone above and beyond. All the goodies she left us and our labradoodle were sweet, kind, thoughtful and much appreciated. Very dog friendly with secure garden, and amazing Nairn beach is just minutes away. Great location too for many days out, food options and for the convenience of Inverness. Highly recommend and would love to come back and stay again soon. A week just isn't enough! Do contact Lynn directly though if shows booked on Trip Advisor as she manages it through her own site. Thank you for an amazing holiday!
Left on Jan 8, 2017 for a stay in Jan 2017
1 people found this review helpful
Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need. Lynn has thought of everything and has made a folder with all the places to visit places to eat walks places of interest. A nice touch was the wine and welcome package that Lynn left for us with all the essentials we would need milk, butter, bread, tea, coffee even free range eggs and even better was the welcome gifts for the dogs new toys treats and even poo bags. What a great stay we had and the garden was just perfect WE HAVE HUSKIES! Loved our stay we will be back xx