Taffs Barn Rosemarkie - Black Isle
Inverness, Nairn & The Black Isle

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Taffs Barn - Inverness, Nairn & The Black Isle

Location: Rosemarkie - Black Isle - Inverness, Nairn & The Black Isle

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £450 p.w.

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Taffs Barn, Rosemarkie

Sleeps 4 - Sorry no Pets.

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. 

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  • Large spacious fitted kitchen with electric hob, oven and grill, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and all the usual kitchen equipment, dining table with seating for four, doors to the patio area.
  • Bedroom with king size bed, with views to the rear of the property.
  • Shower room, shower cubicle, wc, whb, heated towel rail.


  • Open plan lounge with leather sofa, Flat screen TV with freeview, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, access to outside balcony area, WiFi internet access.
  • Balcony area with table and seating, views over surrounding farmland and down towards Rosemarkie village.
  • Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite, with bath, double shower, wc, whb.

Included in the Price

  • All bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity.
  • Underfloor and central heating costs.

Other Facilities

  • Garden with patio area, garden furniture and barbeque.
  • Cot and high chair available.
  • Shared laundry facilities with washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Indoor drying facilities.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Telephone with honesty box.
  • WiFi internet access.
  • Parking for two cars.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A £75.00 Good Housekeeping deposit is required at the property.

Best Features

  • Beautiful conversion of an original barn steading.
  • Quiet location but with the village amenities of Rosemarkie close by.
  • Superb area for cycling, walking, and dolphin watching.

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Taffs Barn Reviews

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Reviewed this property on 15/08/2023
And awarded it
Lovely property, spotlessly clean and has everything you need. We were warmly welcomed by Pat the owner, who had generously provided home made scones and in the fridge provisions of milk , butter, jam and even clotted cream! It's a good base for exploring the Black Isle and further north. I would highly recommend and hope to stay again.

Reviewed this property on 22/09/2022
And awarded it
We had a fantastic week at Taff's Barn. It is a very comfortable and spacious house and we really miss the wonderful views. We loved discovering the Black Isle and the region has great walks and great eating. The number of repeat visitors' happy comments in the house book speak for themselves. Highly recommended!

Reviewed this property on 08/08/2022
And awarded it
Great cottage with everything we needed. Lovely views of the surrounding countryside and a super place to relax and explore the Black Isle. Beautifully maintained in a perfect location.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2021
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 25/08/2021
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 11/07/2021
And awarded it
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!

Reviewed this property on 27/10/2020
And awarded it
Fantastic holiday cottage, very clean and spacious for 4 people. Had a lovely week. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 01/10/2020
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 11/09/2020
And awarded it
Great location and very spacious accommodation.

Reviewed this property on 21/10/2019
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 05/08/2019
And awarded it
Lovely cottage - clean, well equipped, peaceful and very good location for sight seeing. Welcome pack was also much appreciated. Would definitely recommend Taffs Barn.

Reviewed this property on 16/07/2019
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 05/07/2019
And awarded it
Easily accessed, well appointed, comfortable and impressive holiday house. Fantastic area with Inverness a short drive away.

Reviewed this property on 06/06/2019
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 12/09/2018
And awarded it
Lovely spot, lovely house :-)

Reviewed this property on 01/08/2018
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 24/07/2018
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 19/07/2018
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 06/07/2017
And awarded it
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

Reviewed this property on 04/10/2016
And awarded it
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 .

Reviewed this property on 17/08/2016
And awarded it
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.

Reviewed this property on 17/08/2015
And awarded it
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.

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