We have just lowered our prices to compensate for the Service Fee. With free Super Fast Broadband our self catering 1st floor flat is located over our former stable/outbuilding and is separate from and not overlooked by our main house. The Hayloft is sheltered by trees and surrounded by arable farmland. On the balcony you can enjoy a glass of wine in the afternoon and evening sun. We are just 3½ miles from coastal villages with restaurants, pubs, fish & chip shops, Chinese and Indian take-away, Co-op mini supermarkets and a wonderful bakery. Nearby you can enjoy golf, horse riding, quad biking, mountain biking (we can lend you a couple of bikes) dolphin watching from the beach and boat trips. There are swimming pools in Inverness and Dingwall. It is just over an hour drive to Ullapool on the West Coast and the mountains and lochs of the Highlands are within easy reach.
Apartment near Fortrose, Scottish Highlands - A Very Quiet And Peaceful Location Surround By Farmland And Just 3½ Miles From The Coast
Su and John Hay
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 22, 2019
About Su and John Hay
We love peace and quiet and moved here to this peaceful spot 24 years ago. After making our living editing television programmes we are now retired and our family has flown the nest so we now have space to share our peace and quiet with others. The flat above our outbuilding was initially for our son to live in. He is now a cameraman in Edinburgh and so we have upgraded it for visitors to enjoy. We love animals and birds, music, cooking and our family.
Su and John Hay purchased this Apartment in 1993
Why Su and John Hay chose Avoch
We have lived at Blairfoid on the Black Isle for 24 years. We came here 26 years ago to visit friends… several times and loved it so much we moved here. Sometimes we still feel like we are on holiday. We love the lack of traffic, the peace and quiet and the red kites & buzzards flying overhead. Nearby at Chanonry Point we can watch dolphins.
What makes this Apartment unique
Despite being very quiet and private we are only 3½ miles from the coastal villages of Fortrose, Avoch and Rosemarkie with shops, restaurants, pubs and beautiful beaches. We are just 12 miles from Inverness the capital of the Highlands and about 40 minutes drive from the Airport. The West Coast and the mountains and lochs of the Highlands are within easy reach.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great little base for exploring the black isle, very clean and cosy. Great communication with hosts.
Great communication from the moment I booked.
The hayloft was spotless and very cosy as the fire had been lit for our arrival.
The hayloft had everything we needed as a base to go walking and the fire was amazing for heating us up after our trecks in the cold.
Both the bed and the couch were really comfy and had great views at night of the amazing stars⭐
The kitchen and bathroom are compact but have everything you need.we had a great time bringing in the new year.
Perfect for a quiet getaway for two. Cosy and comfortable.
Ideal location for exploring the Black Isle. This hayloft has everything required for a comfortable stay. Well equipped, clean and stylish with good quality towels and bedding.
Clean and cosy and miles away from the hustle and bustle.
Great little cabin-esque property, kept in a really tidy and clean condition. Log burner is fantastic and all the essentials (and more) are included.
I was wanting a place in the middle of nowhere to get away from it all, and this served that purpose well. It's not so far away from everything to be impractical (it's like a 20-30 minute drive to Inverness and there are a few villages nearby with small shops and cafes), but far enough to get that sense of really being out in the sticks.
John and Su were very nice and kind - showed me the place upon arrival and everything I needed to know and then left me to it. I knew I could ask them for help with anything if required, but was very happy to be left alone.
Situated in the Black Isle you could go for walks straight out the front door, though I used it as a base of sorts to do some hiking around Loch Ness and also the mountains further north, and then returned for the night in front of the log burner.
All in all a very pleasant stay and would stay there again.
A Cosy Retreat
The property was cosy, clean and met all of our needs.
John and Sue ensured that the fire was lit for our arrival.
Upon arrival they greeted us and gave us an excellent 'tour'. During our week there, we had to contact John and Sue about a couple of minor things. Nothing was any trouble and they resolved things immediately.
The Hayloft is a wonderful retreat which is fully equipped, with those nice little personal touches.
I would happily recommend both the accommodation and the owners to anyone considering a stay in this part of Scotland.
Excellent communication from John and Su. Well equipped and a really amazing place to stay. Could not fault anything. #feelingrelaxed
All you need is here!
Lot of comfort for 2 People’s stay.
Just 3½ miles to beaches. At Chanonry Point near Fortrose there is an extensive sand and pebble beach where dolphins can regularly be seen especially at low tide.
Rosemarkie has a very good sandy beach with beach cafe. There are picturesque old harbours nearby and Cromarty, about 10 miles away, is a unique time capsule. Here there are museums, fine 18th-century merchant houses and an ancient church made famous by the BBC’s ‘Restoration Village’.
Inverness airport 35 minutes drive away.
Car is recommended as we are 3 miles from the nearest town and bus route.
2½ miles to Avoch, 3½ to Fortrose, 4½ to Rosemarkie, 10 miles to Cromarty, 11 miles to Dingwall, 12 miles to Inverness.
In Fortrose (3½ miles) there are cash machines, bank, post office, doctors surgery, chemist, co-op, butcher, bakery and award winning pub "The Anderson" with real ale, huge selection of single malt whiskies and excellent food.
There are also good food pubs in Avoch & Rosemarkie.
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Booking may be arranged by email or by telephoning us. Sometimes available for short breaks, availability and price on request. Payment is usually via Bank transfer or cheque (if time allows for clearance). A deposit is required for a booking that is made more than 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday. Otherwise, if within 8 weeks of the start holiday, the full amount is payable when booking. Changeover Day: The Hayloft has a Saturday changeover. The arrival time is 4pm and departure is by 10am to allow time for cleaning etc.