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In total we have received 2986 reviews from guests, of which 98% have ranked their stay as Very Good or Excellent.

Sometimes guests do have problems and we work alongside our owners to ensure they are rectified as soon as possible. It's in our interest to do so as we want you to return to Wilderness Cottages for your next Scottish holiday as many of our guests do, year on year.

Josh White
Reviewed Seal Skerry Lodge on 06/12/2017
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Seal Skerry Lodge

Wonderful stay.The views from the property were amazing and the house was very well presented, equipped & furnished. Wish we'd been able to stay longer.

Dave Barker
Reviewed Swallow Byre on 30/11/2017
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Swallow Byre

Really enjoyed our stay it was totally relaxing, the owner is so kind and welcoming. I would recommend to anyone.

Stephen Cassidy
Reviewed Beach Lodge on 30/11/2017
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Beach Lodge

This is the second year we have been to Beach Lodge in November and once again we had a very enjoyable 'chill' break. We love the isolation and the almost 'private beach' on which we take the dog 3 or 4 times per day come rain, shine or even snow. The accommodation is excellent with ample room for everyone to relax, on this occasion we were 4 with another couple joining us for 3 days, plenty of room. Plenty of wildlife to see, deer in front of the house, sea otters, rabbits and the odd fox. I would thoroughly recommend the lodge to people who want to get away from it all and really chill out.

Reviewed Cedar Cottage on 27/11/2017
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Cedar Cottage

Relaxing stay in stunning surroundings. Stayed for 4 nights with my husband and two dogs, fantastic location and plenty of walks from the doorstep. Cottage was spotlessly clean and felt like home from home, photos do not do it justice. A perfect escape from it all. Look forward to returning in the Newyear.

Mr & Mrs Heaven, Cheshire
Reviewed Moll Cottage on 27/11/2017
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Moll Cottage

We were delighted to return to this delightful cottage again. This secluded cottage has everything to offer those wishing to get away from it all. It is only 3 miles off the main Broadford/Portree road on a poorly maintained road but it still feels isolated. This was our second visit to this well equipped cottage by the shore. We noted the little 'extras', handmade soap, warm curtains and matching cushions/bedspread. Very tasteful and cosy, especially with the fire lit. We liked the new sofa and found it very comfortable. It is perfect base from which to explore the island. The highlight was hearing the stags calling at night across the water from the Island of Scalpay opposite. Will definitely return again, it's a hidden gem!

Gina Gainey
Reviewed Pine Lodge on 26/11/2017
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Pine Lodge

Compact but very cosy and comfortable accommodation with stunning views across Loch Kishorn to the Bealach na Ba and the mountains of Applecross. A great base for local walks and wildlife spotting, even in November. In fact the autumn colours, rainbows, and first dusting of snow on the tops ensured a most enjoyable 'off season' holiday. Regular visits from the local pine marten contributed to the evening entertainment. Free range eggs available from the croft were also much enjoyed.

Amanda Snowdon
Reviewed Plodda Falls Lodge on 25/11/2017
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Plodda Falls Lodge

Another lovely week at Plodda Falls Lodge we had a very relaxing time in this very comfortable cottage. With great walks on your doorstep this is an ideal holiday destination.

Judith, David & Riley The Border Collie
Reviewed Leachachan Barn on 25/11/2017
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Leachachan Barn

We had a wonderful week at Leachachan Barn in October 2017. The barn is situated in a fabulous spot along the shores of Loch Duich with amazing views across the loch and towards The Five Sisters of Kintail. We enjoyed exploring the immediate area with walks from the door and found the barn to be ideally placed for travelling to lots of places of interest including The Isle of Skye. The barn itself is a great example of a stunningly sympathetic conversion with a clean, contemporary yet homely finish. We enjoyed being in the barn, choosing to cook at home in the evenings and while away the nights in front of the log burner. We thought Wilderness Cottages were very helpful and efficient in all elements of the booking process and aftercare and we wouldn't hesitate to book either Leachanan Barn or another property through them in the future.

Denise Barrett & Danny Feakins
Reviewed Plodda Falls Lodge on 24/11/2017
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Plodda Falls Lodge

Just returned from Plodda Falls and had a wonderful holiday. The cottage is beautiful. We arrived to a warm welcome from Jenny and homemade lemon drizzle cake. The cottage looks even better than photographs are able to show. We enjoyed sitting by the log burner all cosy having coffee and cake in the afternoon and a wee glass of wine/cider at night. Jenny is a genuinely lovely person and has provided a very authentic experience. There's lots of information in the cottage about the history of the estate and all the best walking routes ( we did them all) around Plodda falls and Glen Affric. Very relaxing break. We had our two dogs with us and they absolutely loved it. Not only is Plodda lodge steeped in history with VIP's such as Winston Churchill connected to the estate (And he learned to drive there) it's also the ancestral home of the golden retriever ( they were first bred here) and there is a statue in the village (Tomich) in their honour. The scenery is breathtaking. Lots of wildlife ...We heard a golden eagle on the Dog Falls walk. Wi-Fi works well. There are plenty of Dvds'available to watch but it certainly did feel like getting away from it all. Highly recommended. Thank you Jenny we will definitely be back.

Alan Dowler
Reviewed Charleston on 24/11/2017
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This is a lovely property in excellent condition. It is also good value but a few replacements such as the toaster needs to be made to maintain it's luxury status. Overall it is a property we would like to return to in the future.

Mrs S Fox
Reviewed Fhaireag on 23/11/2017
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Our 4th stay at this beautiful house, set in the most magical glen. We hope to return again next year.

Lou & Paul Olvhoj
Reviewed Matheson's Croft House on 19/11/2017
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Matheson's Croft House

This lovely, cosy cottage is a delightful spot for a tranquil holiday. With a very well laid out interior the croft house is perfect to while away the hours with a good book in front of a roaring fire. The local wildlife include seal, deer and a myriad of birds.

Reviewed Tor Cottage on 17/11/2017
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Tor Cottage

Nice cottage with a wonderful view. Central location to visit Lewis and Harris. You feel like home, nothing amiss in Tor Cottage. Great week!!!!

Jason & Larry
Reviewed Fon Tobar on 17/11/2017
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Fon Tobar

We loved the privacy, seclusion and space this property offers. The long private drive leading to the house feels as if you are miles away from everyone. The views of Dunvegan Head and its waterfall with the sea was truly amazing. The bed in the master bedroom was so cosy and the open fire created a wonderful atmosphere in the lounge. The property was always lovely and warm with plenty of hot water to take a bath after long days out walking around the island. There were only two of us and it was great having so much space within the property. It was very sad to leave but we would like to return to Fon Tobar another year. Only suggestion, as mentioned by a previous guest would be attention by the owner to the controls on the double ovens - it is very difficult to know which functions and temperatures one is using as these have worn away.

Brian & Stephanie
Reviewed Poulary Cottage on 17/11/2017
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Poulary Cottage

We had an amazing stay at Poulary Cottage, this is our 3rd visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The property is well laid out, beautifully maintained and very comfortable - especially with the new sofa and fireplace in the living room. The area around is spectacular with a variety of walks right on the doorstep. There are also Hairy Coos about 2 miles down the road, they are very friendly and make for some great photos!

Dorothy & Ronnie
Reviewed Fhaireag on 17/11/2017
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Just returned from this wonderful house. Only negativity was having to leave! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to get away for a truly relaxed break, loads to do nearby & lots of walking done with our dog Oscar. Loved this house & the owners have thought of everything. Thank you for a wonderful break.

Suzanne & Brian
Reviewed Sealight on 17/11/2017
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The house was perfect in every way. The owners have thought of everything. It was very relaxing and comfortable with lots of space, and the view from the lounge was great, We enjoyed the lovely beach through the garden gate which opens out to the left for a longer walk when the tide is out, it was great to see the pine marten and all the birds so close to the house. We look forward to returning in the future.

Malcolm ,Charlie & Toby (the Dog)
Reviewed Tor Cottage on 16/11/2017
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Tor Cottage

Sometimes holidays do not deliver,however this break delivered .The Agents (Wilderness Cottages ) were very helpful and professional, Tor cottage lovely location, the property itself high standard. Modern but cosy.The owners helpful (if needed).With lovely islands of Harris and Lewis to explore .Even the weather pretty good for Oct./Nov

Sandra & Mark Hennessey & Skye
Reviewed Fersit Log Cottage on 14/11/2017
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Fersit Log Cottage

Our 2nd visit to Fersit Log Cottage 28/10/17 and yet again a fantastic holiday,we love this place so much we have booked again for next year. Our golden retriever had the best time at fersit,none of us wanted to leave,thank you Lynne and Graeme for the procecco waiting for us when we arrived, can't wait to enjoy all of this beautiful place one again,x

Diane & Neil
Reviewed Aros Beag on 13/11/2017
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Aros Beag

This is a fantastic place, quite, clean, cosy and very warm with the underfloor heating. A bird feeder in the garden attracting many birds and there are plenty of walks right from the cottage as well as places to visit a short drive away. We really enjoyed our week and wish it could of been longer. Thank you.

Gill & Malc
Reviewed White-Tail Croft on 12/11/2017
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White-Tail Croft

Fabulous cottage, exceptionally well fitted out - the owners have thought of everything you might need. One of the best we have stayed in. Great position, with views of the Cuillin, feels remote but is only a few miles form Portree. The sauna was much appreciated after a day out walking.

Reviewed Seascape Cottage on 11/11/2017
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Seascape Cottage

Cottage is perfect everything you need is there and where it is situated couldn't be any better great weekend the weather was kind which made it even better. Views are perfect. This is my third visit to the cottage wouldn't dream of booking a different one it is so perfect.

Reviewed Old Lock Keepers Cottage on 10/11/2017
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Old Lock Keepers Cottage

A lovely cottage in a very peaceful and beautiful location. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable and the conservatory was a great place to watch the many birds from, as well as the boats going in and out of the lock. We had many lovely walks and cycle rides along the canal path, as well as kayaking up to Loch Oich. We also saw a pine marten in the garden and heard stags bellowing in the hills! All in all a perfect holiday location.

Emma Hunter
Reviewed Old Lock Keepers Cottage on 09/11/2017
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Old Lock Keepers Cottage

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. My family and I spent the week here a few years ago and just had to come back. We've been coming to Fort Augustus for the last 23 years and always used to stay at the chalet park so when this no longer became an option we struggled to find somewhere big enough until we found the Old Lock Keepers Cottage. The stair are a bit precarious and not suitable if you struggle up and down stairs at the best of time but its worth it for the beautiful walks along the canal excellent views. We love it.

E Turnbull
Reviewed Rhundunan on 09/11/2017
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Our stay at Rhundunan was very comfortable and it was one of the best houses that we have rented. As a couple we had the house to ourselves and it is well equipped with everything that you need. The utility room came in very handy when we got drenched in a lovely rain storm while on a trip to Coral Beach but that is the beauty of Skye. Great views to keep you mesmerised all day long if you decide to stay in. Will be recommending to all my family and friends and would love to visit again in the future.

Reviewed The Mill on 09/11/2017
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The Mill

7 Days at The Mill were lovely and relaxing. It was clean and tidy, with the most amazing view out of the large front windows. We were up before dawn every day and the sunrises were superb, sat with a coffee as the room gradually lit up. The bed was comfortable and the whole place was warm from under floor heating. So much so we didn't even light the woodburner (Although it was October, it was a very dry and mild week even for Scotland) . The internet is just about good enough for email (not the owners fault) and the TV was lousy all week so we ended up enjoying some early nights and hence, early mornings. The dogs loved it too, with some excellent walks in the area. We normally stay in Aviemore, but this was some 25 miles and 40 minutes away, which did give easier access to the northern coastal towns and beaches than we usually enjoy. As always, the bottom line is would I go back again, is it value for money and would I recommend it? - YES.

Peter B
Reviewed Upper Folds on 08/11/2017
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Upper Folds

I loved it and was sorry to leave. It fully lives up to the descriptions and the owners are generous in making it as welcoming as possible. It really is warm and snug. This is a really excellent place to stay and I'll be back as soon as possible.

Reviewed Ardoch Bothy on 08/11/2017
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Ardoch Bothy

A wonderful place to stay for two . Stunning view and well equipped cottage.

Jim McLanaghan
Reviewed The Coltsfoots on 08/11/2017
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The Coltsfoots

An absolutely first class cabin complete with all you could ever require in home comforts in a superb location.

Sarah Crook
Reviewed Ardshiel on 07/11/2017
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Returned recently from a very pleasant stay at a very remarkable little cottage. Arshiel is cosy, homely and well presented throughout. The outside, a replica of the Scottish tabernacle, is truly magical! The log burner was very efficient, the leather sofas comfy, and all appliances worked as they should..... i.e. kettle, microwave, television, etc. The shower was powerful and hot; the cottage very warm. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at the property again; the location is simply stunning with breathtakingly beautiful walks from the door. Very peaceful road noise! If I wanted to be really picky, the only things I think could be improved on are: There were no wine glasses anywhere - tumblers only. A teapot would have been useful. A DVD player would have been handy as we took a couple of films with us (always great to watch a movie after a trek in the Scottish Highlands!) Beautiful curtains at every window except the kitchen and back patio doors. Personally, I'd like to see curtains/blinds everywhere, as I like to draw them at night; keeps the place cosy! :-) Other than that, lovely!! The owners who lived adjacent were very helpful, and showed genuine concern when I told them I'd fallen off my bike. They were very friendly and I enjoyed meeting them. They have two gorgeous cats; my son adored them. In all, we had a wonderful break. Thank you very much Wilderness Cottages! :-)

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Dear Sarah, Thank you for your feedback, we have contacted the owners and can confirm that wine glasses, a teapot and DVD player are now provided.
Glenn Family
Reviewed Seal Skerry Lodge on 07/11/2017
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Seal Skerry Lodge

Wow what a stunning lodge ...Seal Skerry Lodge is just perfect holiday stunning views quality family time takes all the stress away from day to day life to just relax in a lovely place.. very clean and tidy everything you need is there at the lodge. Loved watching the seals on the rocks in front of the lodge everyday.. the children really enjoyed it and our dogs too befriended the sheep.. welcomed nights to a cosy log burner with a nice bottle of red wine complementary of Seal Skerry Lodge most definitely will return thank you for sharing this amazing place Jo & Mike Glenn

Chris Whale
Reviewed Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House) on 07/11/2017
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Tigh-na-Craobh (The Tree House)

The Tree House is a fabulous holiday retreat. Spacious, yet cosy, it is in a great position to enjoy Skye. Walks from the doorstep, or a short drive away. Try the Oyster Shed for fresh lobster & chips, close to the Tallisker distillery! We'd certainly return to The Tree House.

Fiona Larden
Reviewed Glenara on 07/11/2017
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Beautifully situated cottage right in the heart of Fort Augustus near the canal locks and with stunning view from lounge over the river. Cosy and comfortable, very well equipped. Lots of tourist information and leaflets in the dining room to help you plan your holiday. Very welcoming and friendly owner greeted us on arrival and departure. Highly recommended for a couple or 3 people.

Neville & Pam
Reviewed Owl Cottage on 07/11/2017
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Owl Cottage

This was the second time we had stayed at Owl Cottage, a nice place to get away from it all, cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break, would highly recommend .

Dominique & Jan
Reviewed Callakille on 07/11/2017
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Beautiful cottage, furnished with a lot of charm, comfortable and very peacefull. Very nice view from the windows. Very nice and quiet area to visit in the Appelcross district.

William MacDougall
Reviewed Carn Loch Cottage on 07/11/2017
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Carn Loch Cottage

Absolutely fantastic would recommend to anyone looking for a great holiday

Mrs Crawley
Reviewed Whitestone on 07/11/2017
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Wonderful house , home from home . The kitchen was very well laid out loved the pantry. The house is set back off the A95 At first worried about the traffic noise but in the end not a problem and even became quiet comforting . Did lots of day trips and found the Cairngorms breathtaking. Defo will be back and the 7 hour journey worth it .

Carol Mulraney
Reviewed Old School 10 - Abbey on 07/11/2017
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Old School 10 - Abbey

The Abbey was a beautiful place to stay. Lots of interesting features, fascinating for people who are interested in old buildings. The apartment was excellent - spotless, comfortable, warm. The staff were friendly and accommodating without being in the way at all. We will definitely be going back, and have already recommended it to lots of people.

Jeff Kane
Reviewed Seascape Cottage on 07/11/2017
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Seascape Cottage

Great holiday stay. We were looking for quiet and we got it. The views over to Ireland were awesome when the weather allowed. We arrived just in time for storm Ophillia and we enjoyed that very much (we love storms) had a power cut and be warned no light pollution so it was DARK! On clear nights you can see the milky way as it is so DARK that was an awesome sight. Plenty to do in the area with some great food outlets to done at. The Cottage is a home from home with every comfort you would look for and berry comfortable. The under floor heating is a bit too efficient so be warned as the house takes a while to Coll down as we discovered after someone turned the thermostat up too high! The only visitors we had were the birds and a Hate that came past the house same time each day. The owners are directly behind the Cottage but once they had welcomed us in they left us to it but we knew we could call on them if needed. Very nice couple and very genuine. We had a great relaxing time and yes we hope to return for another relaxing stay.

Clare Jackman
Reviewed Leachachan Barn on 07/11/2017
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Leachachan Barn

We had a wonderful week - you can never tire of the view from the barn. Really breathtaking. Very comfortable accommodation and nicely furnished - it felt very stylish and welcoming. There were useful things provided by the owners and past visitors e.g. cling film, salt, pepper, dishwasher powder etc which was a nice touch as there aren't many shops nearby and it made it feel more like home from home. We used the log burner every day which was great for downstairs, but as heat rises, the mezzanine level got rather warm for the kids when going to sleep! But that's only a small thing and we just opened the window! It is a great area to explore and the ancient Brochs are an amazing sight and there are 3 nearby! Skye is only a short drive too so easy to go for the day. So we would highly recommend the barn and all the care and attention that has gone into making it such a beautiful space. Thank you.

Reviewed Fhaireag on 07/11/2017
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An excellent place to stay, the location is private and offers great views of the Loch and wildlife, deer in the garden, Red Kites and pheasants galore. The house is well appointed and warm and cosy. We will be back !!

Reviewed Station Cottage on 03/11/2017
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Station Cottage

We had a fantastic week at Station Cottage and all wished we could stay longer to explore the lovely area. The cottage is absolutely lovely, spacious and well maintained. The log burner was so nice to have and kept us lovely and warm all week. I slept so well every night, better than at home as the bed was so comfortable. There is so much to do in the area, we visited the Wildlife Park, Highlands Folk Museum, Loch Ness and Landmark just to scratch the surface. The only thing I missed in the kitchen was a measuring jug but found everything else I needed. We would love to return some day.

Ludka Kucerkova
Reviewed The Stables on 03/11/2017
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The Stables

Cosy and comfortable house in very good locality. Thank you for your hospitality ! I do hope definitely be back.

Reviewed Marnie's Croft on 23/10/2017
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Marnie's Croft

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Marnie's Croft - it is very comfortable and overlooks Urquhart Castle which is lit up at night too - and the large windows upstairs and downstairs gave us the opportunity to sit and watch over Loch Ness as it stretches away in each direction. They also enabled us to watch the deer each evening at dusk as they wandered into the field at the front of the Croft to graze, and the wood burning stove kept us lovely and warm as we sat and enjoyed a wee dram. The track up to the Croft is steep but well worth the effort and once inside remember to boost up the water temperature so you always have enough hot water for baths and showers, you soon get used to it.

L Richardson
Reviewed Old Lock Keepers Cottage on 22/10/2017
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Old Lock Keepers Cottage

What a pleasant well equipped cottage with a marvellous situation on the Caledonian canal. We were a party of 7 adults , three of which were from the USA. The cottage was very cosy partly due to the very generous supply of fuel for the log burner, supplemented by central heating. Great views from the windows/ sun room over the canal. The variety of craft using the canal was a surprise and never ceased to entertain. If you were lucky you might catch sight of visiting pine martins to the cottage and deer on the hills opposite. Sadly , we did not have our bikes with us as the tow paths are ideal for this activity but also for those that like to walk. Fort Augustus is only a short distance away, and Skye , Inverness Mallaig etc are a pleasant day out. Overall this cottage is a little gem.

Marjon Sijmons
Reviewed Upper Folds on 19/10/2017
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Upper Folds

We stayED for the second time in Upper Folds but now for 2 weeks. The house is fantastic. We get a warm welcome with wine, biscuits, milk and flowers. The views from the house are spectaculair and inside it is warm and cosy, you feel very at home. The big garden is very nice for the dog. We hear the grouses and see phasants and rabbits. We will certainly come back. Thank you for your hospitality!

Will Jeffels
Reviewed Seal Skerry Lodge on 19/10/2017
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Seal Skerry Lodge

What a fabulous property. Superb position. Watched seals from the comfort of a well built architect designed timber house. Well furnished with great log burner. Lovely part of Skye with plenty of places to explore on foot or by car in the immediate vicinity. Can't wait to return...if we are allowed.

Reviewed Christies on 18/10/2017
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Really lovely property with everything you need to make your stay go smoothly. Excellent views from the lounge and very comfortable bed. Storage heaters help to keep you nice and warm and the log burner is an added bonus. Mice scratching around in the attic/walls were a distraction at first but they are kept out of the living area with sonic repellers and were not a problem. Would go back without hesitation.

Ali Wiseman
Reviewed Kincardine Cottage on 18/10/2017
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Kincardine Cottage

We loved our stay at Kincardine Cottage. What a superb location, we explored, walked and went for bike rides straight from the door. The house is cosy (surprisingly so!) -we were there in a cool wet October. Its spacious, the beds, chairs and sofas are comfy. The outside bonfire area and picnic table are great. The bathroom and general furnishings/decor etc are quite basic, but this is reflected in the price. We plan to be back... it was real home from home. Thank you Kincardine!

Reviewed Pooltiel House on 18/10/2017
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Pooltiel House

Pooltiel House is an immaculate and well equipped holiday home. Fabulous views and great walking straight from the door. The porch / utility area is perfect for muddy boots and as the boiler is located there, this is always really warm so good for drying of damp coats (much needed in Skye).