Getting to Ardersier
The coastal village of Ardersier is in a stunning location and has excellent travel connections. It is in the Scottish Highlands between Inverness and Nairn but off the main road so is a good quiet place to stay. It makes the perfect base for touring to see Loch Ness, Elgin, the NC500, Inverness, and the Moray Firth. Being on the North East coast Ardersier is not bothered by the dreaded Scottish midge.
Ardersier is less than three miles from Inverness Airport - (but not on the flight path). http://www.hial.co.uk/inverness-airport Scheduled flights operate between Inverness and London Gatwick, Heathrow, London Luton, Amsterdam, Belfast City, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Stornoway in the Western Isles, Kirkwall in Orkney and Sumburgh in Shetland. From picking up a car at the airport you can be at the cottage in less than 10 minutes.
Buses are operated by Stagecoach who also operate the Jet Bus early morning and late evening service to Inverness Airport Apart from the Airport bus there is also a regular bus service between Nairn, Ardersier, and Inverness which is useful if you fancy a night out in Inverness and don't want to drive. Stagecoach buses 11A & 15 are the main buses serving Ardersier.
From the south (A9) As you descend into Inverness on the dual carriageway watch out for the Aberdeen (A96) slip road. Go down this to turn right at the roundabout to gain the A96 towards Aberdeen, and carry on along the A96 which becomes a single carriageway after Tesco's roundabout, until you see a sign for Ardersier and brown tourist signs to Fort George and Castle Stuart off to the left, take this minor road and follow the shore with the sea on your left until you reach Ardersier. From the East - Aberdeen, shortly after leaving Nairn, Ardersier is signed off to the right on a bend in the A96. This minor road will take you directly to Ardersier.
Car hire is available from Inverness Airport, Inverness railway, and the bus station.
The nearest train station is Inverness Airport (about 10 minutes away) which is on the Aberdeen/Inverness line.
The cottage has parking in front of the cottage and also on the private drive in the front garden, once parked you can shut the gates and relax.