|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||1400 square feet|
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Description from the owner
Luxury Accommodation at Walnut Cottage
Originally the western end of a stone built Highland Steading (Scottish word for barn), built in the early 1800s. The walls in this cottage are two feet thick and have been keeping the Scottish weather at bay for around 200 years.
Walnut Cottage is named after the six walnut trees planted only fifty yards away. The walnuts from these trees were originally used for dying clothes long before modern dyes were available.
This Steading was built by Major Colin Mackenzie and was converted by the current owners Kenneth and Lesley Mackenzie in 2009/10.
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Luxury Self Catering in the Scottish Highlands
Dingwall, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Highland Farm Cottages sit in the heart of the Scottish Highlands on the beautiful farm of Mountgerald. We are only 1 mile from the market town of Dingwall, the birth place of Macbeth and the capital of Scotland to The Vikings. We are 20 minutes from the city of Inverness. There are walks, golf courses, and mountain bike trails. You will find the finest rivers for fishing, magnificent moors for shooting and wonderful distilleries producing the finest whiskies all within 30 mins of your front door.
The weather here is renowned as being dryer and warmer than most other parts of Scotland. As the majority of our weather comes from the West we are fortunate to be protected by a mountain range leaving us with a dryer, warmer climate. This combined with long summer days makes us a very popular holiday destination.
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$527 - $1,354||$0||1 night|
|Jul. 2 2012 - Sep. 2 2012||-||$1,053||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 3 2012 - Sep. 26 2012||-||$632||-||1 night|
|Sep. 27 2012 - Dec. 22 2012||-||$527||-||1 night|
|Dec. 23 2012 - Jan. 6 2013||-||$1,053||-||1 night|
|Jan. 22 2013 - Dec. 31 2013||-||$1,354||-||7 nights|
|All Other Dates||-||$1,354||-||7 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 11, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
If you need to recharge your batteries, then look no further
We came here as a family in October and stayed in Walnut Cottage. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, everything you could ask for or need was there and the owners were wonderful. The kitchen crockery was by Tain Pottery who were only 30 minutes up the road so we went there to see it being made. It is really luxurious and we certainly felt that we were on a 5 star break. The views are amazing and if you are a birdwatcher, there are fantastic opportunities here. We also had our dog with us and he settled in well too - it was a real home from home. Our daughter loved having her own en-suite and the wifi kept her in touch with her friends. Tesco deliver to the cottages and Dingwall has plenty of shops and places to eat if you don't want to venture too far. It is an excellent base for touring in the Highlands - only about an hour from Ullapool if you want to take a ferry further afield - and only about ten minutes from the Black Isle. We loved it so much we are going back - this time to stay in Greenhouse Cottage. I can see us coming here every year.
We stayed in The Stables for six nights in august 2012. Can't say enough wonderful things about this propery. Spotlessly clean. Very large rooms. A wonderful welcome pack. Free wifi. Very quiet even though most of the other properties were occupied. A wonderful place to explore the highlands from. The view from bedrooms was magnificent.
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Gorgeous cottages in very peaceful location
Stayed in the chestnut cottage last week , accommodation was immaculate and very comfortable . Beds were so cosy and had the best nights sleep there . Would be ideal for any family wanting a relaxing break in the Scottish highlands . Great little play area which my 4 year old really enjoyed. Having wifi was also a nice bonus. I would definitely come back here again . Owners were also very helpful in returning to us by post valuable equipment we had left behind .
A home from home... great place to relax and enjoy the highlands
We stayed in Rowan Cottage for a week in September 2011. The cottage itself was very well set out - spacious but warm and cosy too. The beds were super comfortable and it's so peaceful you're almost guaranteed a good nights sleep. We brought our 6 month old baby with us and the owners, Lesley & Kenneth could not have been more helpful in providing us with all the necessary equipment for small people!! The little hamper of food provided on arrival is a lovely touch, making you feel instantly welcome.
The views from the cottages over the Cromarty Firth are beautiful especially when the sun is shining, but even when it's not there is still plenty to see and do. Our daughter was also fascinated by the Highland cattle she could see from her bedroom window. It's a great place to relax and enjoy the Highlands.
Luxury stay at Mountgerald
We stayed at Walnut Cottage, one of the luxury cottages at Mountgerald, for a mid week break. This was a 2 bedroom cottage with luxury en-suite bathrooms and an additional shower room downstairs. The accommodation was exceptional with high quality furnishings throughout. The under floor heating downstairs was amazing, keeping us very warm on cold evenings. It was exceptionally clean throughout.
The cottages are located no more than 5 minutes outside Dingwall. The views overlooking the Cromarty Firth are just lovely. The welcome basket we received was a nice touch after our long journey.
We would strongly recommend these cottages, which are very reasonably priced, given the quality of the accommodation throughout.
Great accomodation, really relaxing break
Just back from a short break at Walnut Cottage, Highland Farm Cottages. Simple understated luxury in a lovely location. Weather was great too.
An amazing luxury stay - I want to live here!
I stayed in Beech Cottage which is one of the cottages in this collection of luxury cottages at MountGerald, for just under a week on a work trip. I really wanted to stay somewhere I could feel at home and cook my own meals as I knew I would be working funny hours.
Everything about my stay was great from the booking process & communication from the owner to the stay itself. First impressions were never let down by reality. On arrival (at night) I was presented with a toasty cottage and a basket of goodies to welcome me, including: a fresh loaf of bread, a wee bottle of wine and another of whisky from a local distillery, some green & blacks chocs, jam & marmalade and some tea and coffee. When I thought there was nothing else to find I opened the fridge to find a fresh pint of milk and block of butter, so my breakfast was sorted. Those kind of extra thoughtful touches make such a difference, especially after a 5 hour drive.
Everything in this cottage and I mean everything, was top quality which was very refreshing. The furniture here was the kind you dream of owning. It looked and felt like no expense had been spared - after the first night in the most luxurious bed I've stayed in, I told my partner I wanted to move in here and he'd be lucky if I came home. The kitchen (and I love kitchens) was fantastic. It had all the necessary modcons including dishwasher and washing machine. It was stylish, spotless and had a beautiful granite worktop. In fact regarding the spotless bit - the whole cottage I must say was spotless.
What was even better was for all this luxury, the price was amazing. I appreciate my stay was off season and the Beech cottage was a 1 bedroom (others have more bedrooms) cottage but ÂŁ180 for 4 nights beat all the competition around and I would be amazed if anything else around would have been of this quality.
The only remaining thing to add is that as this was a work trip I didn't really have any time to explore the local area, but I had such a great stay that I've already decided that a visit with the family would make a great holiday next year.
I cannot recommend these cottages more highly.
Leicester, United Kingdom
Relax in beautiful Highlands of Scotland
We stayed for a week in the Stables, a luxurious modern accomodation which was scrupulously clean and modern, with everything you could possibly need (even free wi-fi). Excellent comfortable bed, with every amenity including a bathroom and separate shower room downstairs, overlooking a fabulous view of the Cromerty Firth. The lovely Scottish welcome pack provided after a long journey was a thoughtful touch.
A short car journey to the local shops and lots of interesting places nearby to eat well and visit. This a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the highlands and highland cattle with delicious fresh eggs from the McKenzie's own chickens every morning for breakfast.
Ideal Highland location
We have relatives in the area but needed a bit more space for the three of us.
Mountgerald is just outside Dingwall and is easy to find and get to and from. When we arrived there was a loaf of tasty locally baked bread, a small bottle of local whisky and a bottle of wine (ok that wasn't local), which was a nice touch after a long drive. The converted steading had two bedrooms and was beautifully clean with all services (Washing machine, blue ray, wifi, lovely kitchen with dishwasher). The bathrooms were beautifully appointed and bed rooms (with balcony) clean and comfortable. I've spent more and had less in good hotels.
Easy access to Inverness to the rest of the highlands, tonnes to do for the family and enough restaurants about to make it acceptable for the fussiest of diners.
I wholeheartedly recommend this rental opportunity, and i think there is a wheelchair friendly rental available too.
My daughter wants to live here
Myself, my wife and 2 children (6 & 8) spent a very pleasant 2 nights staying in the Rowan Cottage last month.
The booking was made very easily using their website with a follow up email almost immediately with detailed instructions on how to get there along with details on picking up the keys.
The cottage itself has been very tastefully converted and decorated with some beautiful touches and use of local materials and products. The cottages are extremely quiet and cosy with all mod-cons and a fantastic welcome basket that included everything to keep the family happy - some wine and shortbread for Mum and Dad and a bag of local Highland Toffees for the kids. My daughter commented that it was so nice that she wanted to live there and my wife said it was like staying in a very nice show house!
After our arrival the owner, Kenneth, came over to make sure we were all settled in and showed us how everything worked. As the forecast for the next day was rain we asked for some ideas on what to do and he recommended the Inverness Leisure aquadome which was fantastic with the kids. Be advised that the times on their website is very badly written and the flumes do not open until after 4pm so if you're taking the kids don't get there too early!
To summarise, this was our first Scottish 'staycation' for many years and we will definitely book to stay there again if we are up in that part of the country.
A big 'thumbs up' from all our family.
Ps My daughter wanted me to check that the front door had a lock as she was worried that the Highland Cows might get into the house at night and eat her. Kenneth put her mind to rest straight away and said that she was very safe (probably due to the fact that Kenneth told my wife and I that last years were in the freezer and this years hadn't been delivered yet!)
Must visit, relaxed view with stunning views over the Cromarty F
We were looking for a short break up in the Highlands and chanced upon Chestnut Cottage (which is next to Walnut Cottage). The accommodation was one mile from Dingwall but in a quiet countryside location with great views over the Cromarty Firth.
The cottage is located on a working farm with Highland Cattle and chickens. Fresh eggs, bacon and sausages were available for our breakfast and delicious they were! The quality of the accommodation was superb, the building was a newly renovated steading with a brand new kitchen, large living room with freeview and wifi and two large bedrooms with great views across the Cromarty Firth to the Black Isle.
The cottage has a play area a few metres from it with swings, playhouse and seesaw.
On our first day we went to the Storehouse (about 5 min drive from the cottage) for lunch and then headed up to Dornoch. On the second day we headed to Strathpeffer, Rogie Falls and Beauly. The cottage is in a great location for all this area has to offer yet is in a quiet secluded location with great views.
Overall we'd rate this highly and will be back!