Culbin Crofthouse self-catering Cottages and bed and breakfast are situated on a working croft on the Black Isle at Drumsmittal, only a five minute drive from Inverness. They are a small family run business and rear a variety of cattle breeds. The self-catering cottages range from more than a hundred years old to modern. Bed and breakfast accommodation is in the actual Crofthouse. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement only.
The nearby villages or North Kessock and Munlochy have banks, post-offices and shops and offer good food and entertainment.
The Black Isle peninsula connects to the mainland at the heads of Beauly Firth and Cromarty. No one is quite sure why the peninsula is called ‘Black Isle’, but there are theories ranging from the blackness of the soil on the peninsula to a connection with witchcraft and black magic that may have been practised here in the past. The peninsula is about 23 miles long and nine miles wide at its widest point. It’s shape is more or less oval.
The variety of wildlife in the area is unrivalled. There are red squirrels, wild deer, buzzards and red kites around the croft. The whole area is a haven for wildlife and bird watchers.