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Both grey and the not so common, common seals are to be found in the Moray Firth

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

perfect and dog friendly

this is a lovely place to stay. We have done so twice and will be back. Lovely walks from the cottage, garden is secure for dogs and children. Lots of things to see and do and really friendly "locals". The place is spotless and Lynn couldnt be more helpful/ highly recommended

Jackie, Huntingdon

Stayed: June 2018

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

A cottage to return to time and time again

A beautifully kept cosey cottage with all the comforts of home but with such amazing views across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle its hard to tear yourself away. The cottage is pet friendly and has a neat, safe garden for pets to enjoy. Ardersier is a small village but has all the amenities of a larger place with good eating places on hand without the need to drive. Love it. Will be back!

Elaine York

Stayed: March 2018


Reviewed 17 November 2017

Wonderful Holiday!

This cottage is lovely with a superb view. Extremely well equipped, comfortable and feels very private. Kitchen is great with everything you need, lots of books and guides, ample everything! Lynn (owner) has definitely gone above and beyond. All the goodies she left us and our labradoodle were sweet, kind, thoughtful and much appreciated. Very dog friendly with secure garden, and amazing Nairn beach is just minutes away. Great location too for many days out, food options and for the convenience of Inverness. Highly recommend and would love to come back and stay again soon. A week just isn't enough! Do contact Lynn directly though if shows booked on Trip Advisor as she manages it through her own site. Thank you for an amazing holiday!

Natalie, Clydebank

Stayed: September 2017


Perfect place to stay if you want to holiday on the Moray Firth. Fully equipped cottage, excellent location, dog friendly and lovely owner.

Jacqueline, Dunfermline



Reviewed 8 January 2017

Great Cottage

Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need. Lynn has thought of everything and has made a folder with all the places to visit places to eat walks places of interest. A nice touch was the welcome package that Lynn left for us with all the essentials we would need milk, butter, bread, tea, coffee even free range eggs and even better was the welcome gifts for the dogs new toys treats and even poo bags. What a great stay we had and the garden was just perfect WE HAVE HUSKIES!
Loved our stay we will be back xx


Stayed: January 2017

Well worth staying at again and again ...

Very pleasant stay with all the facilities you would desire with off street car parking available and also very central for travelling all round the Beyond Inverness and the Moray firth coastal regional area.
Also very welcoming for well behaved pet dogs to stay which really suits us.

Gordon, Glasgow

Stayed: July 2016

What a wonderful place to stay

Dolphin View cottage is located in a lovely village with wonderful views over to Chanonry Point. The cottage is cosy and well equipped and was a perfect base for our holiday. We travelled with our 2 dogs and were delighted to see a welcome pack for them as well as us, a lovely touch we've never experienced before. The owner was so helpful from the point of booking and provided lots of information about dog friendly walks and places to eat prior to our visit. The enclosed garden is very secure and the dogs were safe and happy playing out there. We walked to Fort George along the coastal path, it's well worth a visit and we were able to watch the dolphins from the ramparts. We took the dogs to Nairn, Lossiemouth, Chanonry Point, Embo and Dornoch beaches and they had a ball running around them all. We also saw the dolphins from the Chanonry Point beach, very close to shore. We had a wonderful holiday and were reluctant to return home. We would highly recommend it.

Karen, Mull

Better then what we anticipated! Truly a wonderful Cottage.

We were searching for a 'pet-friendly' holiday cottage near Inverness when I found Dolphin View at Ardersier. From the minute I booked it, Lynn the owner contacted me and introduced herself and provided  me with so much helpful information that made me feel that I had selected the correct holiday cottage for us and our 2 dogs. We cannot fault the Cottage or it's location at all and we had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Lynn kindly left a Welcome Pack with food and even treats and gifts for the dogs. That to me was just going that extra special mile for your guests as many other top Hotels/B&B/Self Catering just don't do that. Lynn is a truly wonderful host and ensure's that you have a pleasant stay in her Cottage. The garden is secure for the dogs and they were also very happy. Even the Neighbours were very friendly and Ardersier is a lovely village with loads of nice walks and places to go, sadly we never saw any Dolphins (next time). I would have no hesitation in recommending this (Pet- Friendly) cottage to others who wish to have their beloved pets with them on holiday. We can't wait to back in 2016.

Stuart, Fettercairn





Site Guestbook

Dolphin View CottageJon and Lynn15 August 2023
Jon and Lynn:15 August 2023
We have just returned from our 5th stay at the cottage and we've had the most wonderful time. The cottage is fully equipped with everything that is needed. The raised water bowls were a lovely addition this year. This is what sets Dolphin View apart from other supposedly dog friendly cottages - Lynn pays such attention to detail. The cottage has a fully secure garden and the most amazing views from the front. The sunsets are absolutely stunning. Ardersier is ideally placed for sightseeing and, after 5 years of visits, there remain many new places to explore. We have been fortunate to see bottlenose dolphins at Burghead and Chanonry Point, and we love the beautiful, dog-friendly beaches along the Moray Firth, especially Nairn and Roseisle. We certainly recommend this cottage and we look forward to returning again.
Dolphin View Cottage, ArdersierTania & Neil13 April 2022
Tania & Neil:13 April 2022
We have just spent a wonderful week on holiday with our two Poodles in Dolphin View Cottage. It is a lovely warm home away from home, beautifully clean and so well equipped. We were particularly touched by the doggy welcome pack we found on our arrival, especially the holiday ID discs that had Lynn's contact details on one side and I am on holiday. If alone I am lost on the other. Our dogs come everywhere with us and this was the most 'dog friendly' holiday we have ever had. Having a holiday at the beginning of April can bring unpredictable weather, to quote Lynn we had interesting weather. We had sunshine, rain, rainbows, cloud, mist, hail and snow. It didn't matter one bit. We got out and about every day, visiting all the places on our wish list and returning to a nice warm cottage afterwards. The view from the cottage is incredible, the local walks are lovely, there are interesting places to visit very nearby and we saw dolphins on three separate occasions. We had the best time.
Dolphin View Cottage, Ardersier, Jean P07 December 2019
Jean P:07 December 2019
We love Dolphin View cottage at Ardersier. It was our second visit in November 2019. It's very dog friendly.The cottage sleeps 2 with a single chair bed in the lounge. Cottage is very well equiped and the bed is really comfy. Wonderful views across to Channory point across the firth from the bay window. Great walk from the door on the coast path to Fort George which is well wort a visit and there's a free pass for visitors to use. Fantastic views from the path and the fort. The village has pubs that serve food which I understand are very good but having an anxious dog we didn't visit on an evening for food. We can recommend the fish and chip van that visits every Tuesday though. Great places to visit either for a day trip or just an hour or two. We love exploring the forests with our dogs. We also love the beaches. Nairn beach is just a few miles away.
Love Dolphin ViewYo Dunn31 July 2019
Yo Dunn:31 July 2019
I stayed in Dolphin View for a week with my lively Cocker Spaniel a couple of years ago. I have been back every year since and will be staying twice in the next year! It's so peaceful and the view is magnificent. Endless off-lead dog walking a short stroll away. My spaniel loves to chase seagulls on the beach and rabbits in the woods! Lynn is extremely helpful and responsive to emails, whilst being wonderfully unobtrusive and giving us our space when visiting. Such a totally secure garden that even my expert escape artist can't find a way out!
already rebooked for next yearLynn Hancock30 July 2019
Lynn Hancock:30 July 2019
We have just returned from an amazing stay at the cottage and have had the most wonderful time. We've already booked again for next year. ?? The cottage is spotless and had everything we could need. The attention to detail is fantastic. The cottage is the most pet friendly we have come across, and our dogs had great fun playing on Nairn beach and on local walks nearby - there is a wonderful path to Fort George from the front of the cottage, for example. The garden is secure (very important for us) and there are many, many options for dog friendly days out. Lynn is a fantastic host and provides helpful information about what to do in the locality and surrounding areas (including maps). Her communication with guests is exceptional.
Lovely Break..David Cobb01 April 20191 reply01 April 2019
David Cobb:01 April 2019
Visited for first time late March 2019 with my partner and her dog. We had, after a 10 hour drive , a very warm welcome by the owner, Lynn. The cottage had everything one needed, was very clean and comfortable . Excellent views and ideally situated for walking or driving to other areas of interest ,and there are lots. Lovely arrival gift for the dog was also a kind thought . We will return for sure. Dave, Carole and Bella...Swindon, Wiltshire.
Lynn Birch:01 April 2019
Thank you Dave, Carole and Bella for your lovely review. I am so pleased you had a great holiday and look forward to seeing you all again. Thank you for your recommendation for the Kimberley Inn too, I have added it to the dog-friendly page.
Absolutely fabulous August 2018Alan & Isolbel23 January 2019
Alan & Isolbel:23 January 2019
Absolutely fabulous lovely cottage, fantastic setting, great base with terrific views of Chanonry Point. Dolphins gave a wonderful show morning and evenings, safe garden and once again super cottage
Wonderful Stay September 2017Natalie29 September 20171 reply29 September 2017
Natalie:29 September 2017
This cottage is lovely with a superb view. Extremely well equipped, comfortable and feels very private. Kitchen is great with everything you need, lots of books and DVDs, ample everything! Lynn (owner) has definitely gone above and beyond. Very dog friendly with secure garden, perfect, and amazing Nairn beach is minutes away. Great location too for many days out, food options and for the convenience of Inverness. Highly recommend and would love to come back and stay again soon. A week just isn't enough! Thank you for an amazing holiday!
Lynn:29 September 2017
Thank you Natalie, delighted you had a great holiday, quite agree there is lots to do in the area, hope to see you all again soon
Best wishes. Lynn.
HolidayColin and Heather Wilson08 January 20171 reply08 January 2017
Colin and Heather Wilson:08 January 2017
What a great holiday we had at Dolphin View cottage the first week of 2017. Cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need and very well presented and clean. Very homely and Lynn has thought of everything. The garden was fully enclosed and meant we were could relax with our two Huskies.Great time can't wait to come back.
Lynn:08 January 2017
Thank you Heather and Colin, so glad you had a lovely holiday, and thank you for your kind comments. I look forward to seeing you and your lovely dogs again. Best wishes, Lynn
Wonderful HolidayStu and Annette Lambert17 August 2015
Stu and Annette Lambert:17 August 2015
We enjoyed a wonderful week in Dolphin View Cottage. The welcome packs for ourselves and Bryn our WhippetX were much appreciated (much fun was had by Bryn with his new frisbee in the garden) and the cottage had all we could wish for to enjoy a relaxing break. Both the secure garden and the shore side walk literally just across the road were perfect for Bryn. The view from the living room window was beautiful and we even saw dolphins while looking through the binoculars provided without having to leave the comfort of the cottage! The surrounding area is just lovely and we enjoyed visiting both Inverness and Nairn. We would love to come back as soon as we are able and explore The Black Isle. We thoroughly recommend the cottage and the wonderful hospitality we received to all. Thankyou :-)
Home from home and no midgesKeith13 May 2015
Keith:13 May 2015
Great relaxing holiday, no midges, loved staying in a village so could just pop out to get the paper. Farmers market great, and cheese pantry well worth visit before going home. Dogs had a great time
Dolphin View cottageshirley & Larry Slater24 October 2014
shirley & Larry Slater:24 October 2014
We would like to tell everyone what a great place Dolphin View Cottage is, we are dog lovers and take our girl everywhere with us.
The cottage was the most dog friendly place we have ever stayed in. lovely and warm and everything was provided plus a lovely welcome pack to get you started.
The enclosed garden is great and of course you have the beech walks to wake you up in the mornings.
We could not recommend it any higher
dolphin view ardersier Keith Bradley 07 October 2014
Keith Bradley :07 October 2014
Great time, just perfect for a relaxing holiday, although reading guestbook was tempted to try some of the longer dayttips to Orkney or the westcoast decided to stay on the east(avoiding midgies). We all had a great time great beaches, culloden, Inverness and nairn. Still got more to see and do.thanks Lynn for the welcome packs and all very helpful information already recommended you to my dog owning friends
spring holidayIan01 May 2014
Ian:01 May 2014
Great place to stay. Did lots of exploring, very taken with fort George and Culloden. Cottage comfortable, had everything and great location
Brill stayJohn24 April 2014
John:24 April 2014
Just great, had a fab time, loved staying in a village, so handy to walk jake to pick up papers in the morning, good base. Cottage very well located to tour, coming back
Home from homeEilidh05 March 2014
Eilidh:05 March 2014
Brilliant stay,everything you need, loved sitting in the window just watching the changing skies and the world going by.. Toby dog says we will be back very soon
W/C 28th Dec 2013Jane & Geoff Jacyna05 January 20141 reply05 January 2014
Jane & Geoff Jacyna:05 January 2014
Thanks for the lovely week at Dolphin View. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped. We also found that it was ideal for our puppy as the back garden is very secure. Thank you also for the dog treats etc. The whistle seems to have turned Dolly into a remote controlled puppy! We would love to stay there again.
Lynn Birch:05 January 2014
Thank you for your kind comments, glad you had a great stay.
Anne Bunn05 November 2013
Anne Bunn:05 November 2013
A very cosy and well equipped cottage.Plenty of hot water for the bath after a days hill walking.Quiet location with fine views of the Moray Firth.Will definitely stay there again, many thanks Lynn.
Stay At Dolphin View CottageClaire Cushnie15 September 2013
Claire Cushnie:15 September 2013
Our second visit to Dolphin View Cottage. Amazing scenery. A warm welcome from Lynn with lots of much appreciated goodies. The cottage is warm, very clean definitely and I would certainly recommend staying here. Very handy for visiting Nairn, Inverness etc.
Dolphin View Cottagestefan kowalski07 September 20131 reply07 September 2013
stefan kowalski:07 September 2013
Thank you Lynn and hubby for such a warm welcome, beautiful cottage, great views from the lounge window,fully equipped for our dog which was a surprise, neighbors friendly and helpful, ideal location if you want to see dolphins, thank you Lynn for our treasured holiday your cottage was like a home from home Stefan, Jan Lexie(woof! woof!)
Lynn:07 September 2013
Thank you Stefan and Jan for your kind comments, glad you had such a good time. Hugs to Lexie.
holidaynorma and gavin stewartand simpson05 April 2013
norma and gavin stewartand simpson:05 April 2013
had a fantastic time at the cottage.its our second time there.had brilliant weather.simpson our dog loved the beach.
Wonderful stayCaroline Baldwin01 April 2013
Caroline Baldwin:01 April 2013
Thank you for a really great stay, the cottage was lovely and warm and we just loved sitting at the dining table watching the changing tides. Spike and Martha both had a great time, so nice to be able to just walk from the door and to be able to let them play safely in the garden. Have already rebooked!
Dolphin View CottageAlan10 June 2012
Alan:10 June 2012
We were delighted with the cottage, it is by far the best dog friendly cottage we have stayed in. The enclosed garden is wonderful. There was nothing the cottage didn't have. A big thank you from Daisy and Katy for their welcome pack. We will be back! Thank you
17 - 24 March 2012Jane & Danny 21 April 2012
Jane & Danny :21 April 2012
Cottage was clean, comfortable and cosy with our all needs catered for. Thank you Lynne for your warm welcome and kindness. Loved sitting in the morning with my cup of tea looking out at the view.
24th/31st March 2012Andy & Mary, Paisley21 April 2012
Andy & Mary, Paisley:21 April 2012
Cottage is very well stocked, has everything you will need. We were very lucky with the weather, the whole week was dry, hot and sunny. Saw Dolphins at Chanonry Point a few times, we also saw them from the front window through the zoom lens on our camera, they were riding the bow wake on the ships coming in during the morning. Saw red kites in Kessock and lots of seals at Conon Bridge. Thanks Lynne for the welcome pack. Hubby liked the cheese so much he went to the pantry and bought loads to take home.
Just perfectKaren Kerr23 March 20241 reply29 March 2024
Karen Kerr:23 March 2024
3rd visit to Dolphin View Cottage and have booked another 2. The cottage is very cosy and welcoming and is equipped with everything you could possibly need. I visit with my greyhound and as well as a welcome pack for me which includes fresh eggs from Lynn's hens there is also a welcome pack for Khan. Ardersier is perfectly situated between Inverness and Nairn and there are lots of beautiful places to visit within a few minutes drive or further afield. I would recommend this place to anyone whether you want to chill out and relax or explore the surrounding area.
Lynn:29 March 2024
Thank you Karen and Khan for your lovely comments.
Goes that extra mileJanice30 May 2024
Janice:30 May 2024
Dolphin View Cottage Ardersier

Dolphin View Cottage is a very clean and comfortable cottage which really does go that extra mile to accommodate dogs. Lynn provided all manner of dog accessories including a dog crate, and dog bowls etc. The garden really is safe and enclosed for dogs too which is hard to come by, in my experience. There are so many wee touches with things you rarely find when away from home which was very much appreciated. Communication with Lynn has been superb. Thank you.
— Janice, 29 May 2024