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General

  • Peaceful site on an Arabian horse stud farm and smallholding
  • On the Black Isle peninsula; direct access to Millbuie Forest
  • A five-minute drive from Culbokie and 25 minutes from Inverness

Enthusiastic about all things equestrian? Then escape to Black Isle Stud, a small site on a horse farm with a handful of pitches. It’s on the north side of the Black Isle peninsula, a section of Scotland’s Highland flanked by the firths of Cromarty, Moray, Inverness and Beauly.

Outstanding views over to the local munro, Ben Wyvis, mean it’s a sublime spot for a scenic stay within easy reach of Inverness (25 minutes). And it’s not just views and horses to be seen here – buzzards, red kites and ospreys regularly soar through the skies above. The land is shared with hares and the occasional roe deer too, and If you’re an early bird, you might get a glimpse of red squirrels and pine martens.

This site is sublime for those seeking seclusion – the owners reckon they rarely see another soul while strolling or cycling through Millbuie Forest, a leafy area accessible directly from the grounds.

You might spot other humans while gathering grub in Culbokie (a five-minute drive), but if you really don’t fancy straying far from the site, ask the staff to collect fresh rolls for you from the shop or takeaway meals from the Culbokie Inn.

Suddenly got the urge to get moving? Sign up to one of the park’s tai chi and qigong classes or go on a guided walk.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Facilities/activities including Tai Chi Classes, Guided Walks are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.


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Tranquil and lovely, friendly hosts, great pitch!02/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDiane R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great stay at the Black Isle stud farm, great communication and fantastic location. Perfect place to pitch up for the night to get away from it all. Great local walks, perfect for spotting Ospreys! The hosts were very welcoming, we were even gifted some lovely shortbread biscuits on our arrival along with a local map of the area.

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Many thanks for your lovely review Diane. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Friendly, welcoming with lots to see and do, shake I …29/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichael D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly, welcoming with lots to see and do, shake I only had one night.

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Many thanks Mike. We hope you all enjoyed the rest of your holiday.

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Perfect no frills stopover in beautiful surroundings. Total peace.15/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanna L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Tranquility, views, solitude

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Many thanks for this positive review. We’re really pleased you found your surroundings to be as peaceful and tranquil as we do. Enjoy the rest of your holiday 😊

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this is a little gem -Will definitely be back11/08/2020

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  • Non-electric gravel and hardstanding motorhome pitch
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    So close yet feels so far! Surrounded by horses and countryside, amazing forestry walks within 2 mins, the friendliest hosts ever.- we have been to many many campsites across the country and this is a little treasure that you just have to visit.

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Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to have you and we’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay. 😀

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Features

Coronavirus

Activities/entertainment run in smaller groups

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitising stations

More frequent emptying of bins

No cash accepted on site

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Brachla House, Mount Eagle, Culbokie, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, IV7 8GY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 57.5939°N 4.2887°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ardullie Interchange Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
Tore (Highland): Interchange Bus Lay by — 4.1 miles
Evanton (Highland): South Road End Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Train stations
Dingwall Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Conon Bridge Rail Station — 6.1 miles
Alness Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Invergordon Port Ferry Terminal — 7.8 miles
Cromarty Ferry Terminal — 11.2 miles
Nigg Ferry Terminal — 12.1 miles
Airports
Inverness Airport — 9.2 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Mountain biking, sailing, golf, tennis, walking and horse riding are just a few of the activities to take part in while on the brilliant Black Isle peninsula. Making forays to a family fave, the beach at Rosemarkie (20 minutes’ drive) – a sandy area with rock pools, safe swimming waters, a play park and a popular café – is another top way to spend a day.

Wander 20 minutes from here to Fortrose to gaze at the cathedral and chapter house before ambling along the golf course down to Chanonry Point for a bit of dolphin spotting. Want to watch wildlife while out on the water? Climb on board a boat at the tip of the Black Isle – tours around a few of the firths leave from Cromarty (25 minutes).

Walk the historic streets and admire the architecture afterwards, then visit the courthouse to learn more about the village’s past. Just before heading home, swing by the Dutch cheese shop and bakery to splash out on treats for later on.

Must see

  • Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park (5.3 miles)
  • Culloden Visitor Centre (8.7 miles)
  • Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (8.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

Black Isle Stud cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Black Isle Stud will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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PayPal

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Black Isle Stud have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Black Isle Stud dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Black Isle Stud? Mountain biking, sailing, golf, tennis, walking and horse riding are just a few of the activities to take part in while on the brilliant Black Isle peninsula. Making forays to a family … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Black Isle Stud?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Black Isle Stud? From £15 (for 1 night, 6 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the call the number on your booking confirmation instead.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 2 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Facilities/activities including Tai Chi Classes, Guided Walks are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
Single-sex bookings of 3 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

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