The walls in this cottage are two feet thick and have been keeping the Scottish weather at bay for around 200 years. They were previously part of a Stables block used to house the prized horses of Major Colin Mackenzie of Mountgerald. The old building was converted by the current owners Kenneth and Lesley MacKenzie in 2010/11.
The accommodation available upstairs now includes one master double with Kingsize bed plus a further double bedroom and a family bathroom with shower. Stables Cottage is positioned on the gable end of the 19th century courtyard and as such enjoys views south to The Black Isle over the Cromarty Firth from the Juliet Balcony from the Master Bedroom.
Downstairs offers heated floors throughout, another family shower room with W.C, a large and well equipped kitchen with granite worktops, a spacious lounge with 42" plasma television, blu-ray DVD player, ipod dock, free wi-fi, solid oak flooring and luxurious leather sofas. Underfloor heating is powered by LPG gas supplemented by solar panels and is included.
Outside Stables Cottage is the original courtyard with parking available to the main door. From April until October in the adjacent fields three Highland cattle known as The Mountgerald Highlanders roam freely and are very fond of having their photographs taken.
We have tried to make Stables Cottage child friendly, providing a travel cot, stair gate, and high chair on request. There is a children's play park available on the flat grass area just down hill from Chestnut Cottage, which includes swings, slide, picnic table, monkey bars and a tower.
Floor Plans (not to scale)