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Taffs Barn is a unique property conversion situated less than ten minutes drive from the village of Rosemarkie on the Black Isle. The property sits in an elevated position with views across rolling farmland and down to the village of Rosemarkie and the Moray Firth. Inside the property is equipped and furnished to a high standard, a particular striking feature being the large lounge and the balcony area on the upper level, designed to take full advantage of the views. The property is ideally placed for exploring the Black Isle, and with good road connections it makes an ideal base for those wanting to explore the Northern Highlands and the West Coast. We do have another property Reyflat Barn at the same location which could be rented at the same time to provide accomodation for a larger family.
Access to the property is through a spacious porch and hall area, on this level, guests will find the kitchen, a bedroom with a king size bed, and a shower room. The kitchen is equipped with all the usual equipment, and has a dining table and seating for four, there is also direct access out to the garden and the patio area. The bedroom is furnished with quality wooden beds and furniture, and enjoys views to the rear of the property.
From the hall a carpeted staircase leads to the upper level, where the living area, second bathroom an en-suite bath/shower room are located. The living area is open plan and is particularly striking with its floor to ceiling windows and balcony area, designed to take full advantage of the views, the balcony benefits from a table and chairs, and is an ideal place to sit and relax after a day exploring. The living room is equipped with comfortable leather sofas and a flat screen TV with freeview and a DVD player. The master bedroom has quality wooden furniture and a king size bed, and benefits from having a large en-suite with a bath and separate shower.
The property makes an ideal base for exploring the Black Isle. The largest settlement on the Black Isle is Cromarty. Here you will find the Cromarty Courthouse and Museum and various small shops and cafes, a particularly good one being the Sutor Creek Café which sells the local seafood. Staying on the Black Isle the small villages of Fortrose and Rosemarkie are worth exploring, a short distance from Rosemarkie is Chanonry Point. The point is one of the best places in the area to dolphin spot and has a small sandy beach. For visitors with young children a trip to the Black Isle Wildlife Park makes an ideal day out.
The city of Inverness and Loch Ness is within twenty minutes drive and offers all the usual high street shops and attractions including an art gallery and museum and a theatre. Loch Ness is one of the most famous of Scotland’s lochs and is well worth a visit.
Travelling further afield the property makes an ideal base for travelling west to the Isle of Skye or the “Misty Isle” as it is often referred to and the west coast with all its rugged mountain scenery and wildlife. Travelling south the small town of Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park can be reached within an hours drive. The park has something for everyone including areas to boat, walk, mountain bike, and for the more adventurous snowboarding and skiing in the winter months. One of the most popular days out is the funicular railway to the top of the mountain.
Included in the Price
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A £75.00 Good Housekeeping deposit is required at the property.
What a wonderful week in this beautiful part of Scotland! We were blessed with reasonable weather which meant that we were able to get out and about without worrying about the raincoats! Taffs Barn is set in an idyllic location, with stunning views and the peace and quiet we were looking for. The cottage is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped; bedrooms are massive, with sleep inducing beds! The owner, (lovely Pat), had left us the most delicious home made scones, jam and cream which were very welcome after our long journey north. There was also a vase of flowers in the lounge, which included beautifully scented stocks. The area had much for us to explore, with Rosemarkie beach, the Fairy Glen and Fortrose a few minutes away; Inverness itself is close at hand too. We also ventured a little further north to Dornoch, which had a glorious beach along with a gourmet catering van providing such delights as venison and lobster. We loved every minute of our time here, and plan to return very soon.
Excellent cottage which was very spacious and comfortable and great surroundings. The cottage had everything you could except modern and very clean. The owner was very hospitable and I would say probably ranked one of the best cottages I have stayed in the Highlands without a doubt. I would most certainly love to return with the family and stay again. Thank you for an excellent stay and I was using Wilderness Cottages for the first time.
Highly recommend Taff's Barn. Excellent location, beautiful views from the patio and balcony - really enjoyed seeing the Red Kites everyday, and very well equipped. Pat was very helpful and the scones, jam, and clotted cream on arrival were lovely. Two of our party have already booked to stay again!
Fantastic holiday cottage, very clean and spacious for 4 people. Had a lovely week. Thank you.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here at Taffs Barn. Amazing welcome (scones and hot drink supplies - just what you need after a long journey!), exceptionally clean throughout and well-equipped for a self catering holiday. Plenty of room, nice and spacious. Lovely and warm too (underfloor heating - bonus!), although we were lucky and had good weather. The views were out of this world and positioned to get the most out of the location of this property. Fantastic location to explore the Highlands of Scotland with most attractions and things to do within an hours drive or less. We will definitely be back to Taffs in the future and highly recommend it, it was perfect.
Great location and very spacious accommodation.
Fantastic as always. Warm and home from home welcome. Excellent place to stay, very comfortable and well equipped. Views are magnificent a wonderful base for exploring the Scottish highlands.
Lovely cottage - clean, well equipped, peaceful and very good location for sight seeing. Welcome pack was also much appreciated. Would definitely recommend Taffs Barn.
We stayed in Ryflat Barn this year after stay at the same location last year but in Taffs Barn. Both places are excellent and deceptively spacious, and are set in attractive very quiet location but are within reach of many amenities and attractions including the beautiful Moray Firth dolphins. A beautiful place to stay and we would highly recommend it and will being going back again next year.
Easily accessed, well appointed, comfortable and impressive holiday house. Fantastic area with Inverness a short drive away.
I highly recommend Taffs Barn. It's extremely clean and tidy with everything you need for a comfortable stay. It also enjoys lovely countryside views particularly from the upstairs lounge and veranda.
Lovely spot, lovely house :-)
A great property - spacious, well-equipped, spotlessly clean, with a great view to the rolling countryside. When I stayed there, it proved to be a cool and airy place in which to escape the summer sun and heat..definitely recommended.
We really enjoyed our stay in Taffs Barn. It was clean, comfortable, a good size, well appointed and in a serene location with great views. The owner greeted us shortly after our arrival, was very friendly, and even left us some delicious scones with clotted cream and jam. I'd very happily stay there again.
We were delighted with this property, it enjoys a lovely quiet location with open views over the surrounding fields and countryside, and offers spacious well appointed accommodation. It is also a great base to visit the surrounding area including the chance to see the wild dolphins in the Moray & Cromarty Firths, we also had great views of a red kite that appears to live in the area. The owner is very pleasant and makes welcoming scones that are delicious.
This was our second visit to Taffs Barn & it was as good as the first time, from the welcome pack of scones with butter jam & cream, milk tea bags coffee & sugar just enough for a couple of days its greatly appreciated if you've had a long drive. The barn is in immaculate condition in a lovely country location lovely scenery & the local village a five minute drive perfect for recharging the batteries. Pat puts in an appearance to ensure you have all you need & is just at the end of the phone but you shouldn't need. Again loved our stay weather not too bad & we will be back
Our recent break at Taffs Barn was made all the more pleasurable by the how it was presented. It was one of the best we have stayed in. Clean, comfortable, everything you required, great views & the welcome pack of scones teabags milk jam & cream was greatly appreciated. We have already booked for next year & can,t wait to return, hopefully with better weather, but nothing deterred us from venturing out .
This is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the world. There is everything you need in the cottage and it is an ideal base from which you can go out and explore. We would certainly stay again. Highly recommended.
Taffs Barn is a very comfortable and well equipped accomodation. The owner was very friendly and we had a warm welcome with scones, clotted cream, marmalade, tea and milk. The cottages is suitable for family with two kids or for two couples as well.