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In total we have received 3077 reviews from guests, of which 103% 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.

Timo S.
Reviewed Port Elgol Cottage on 21/08/2018
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Port Elgol Cottage

Port Elgol Cottage offers everything, what you need for a perfect stay at the Isle of Skye. First, the views over the Cuillins are breathtaking at any time of the day. Second, the cottage is furnished very tastefully and makes you feel at home immediately. The kitchen is equipped perfectly. On a rainy day, you can choose from a big variety of board games. And when it is sunny, go on a boat trip with Bella Jane and Aqua-X-Plore within 1 minute walking distance. It was our second stay there. And not the last one for sure.

Reviewed Don Cottage on 21/08/2018
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Don Cottage

Had a wonderful week, staying in Don Cottage.Everything had been thought of and the welcome pack on arrival was very thoughtful and very much appreciated.The cottage was very comfortable and cosy and suited our whole family including our fur baby who enjoyed the local walks.The cottage is an ideal location for exploring loch Ness and is within walking distance of Drumnadrochit and amenities. I wouldnt hesitate to stay here again!

Reviewed Holly Cottage on 18/08/2018
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Holly Cottage

Very good and friendly people.

Valerie & Sean From England & Gilbert From Fra
Reviewed Plodda Falls Lodge on 15/08/2018
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Plodda Falls Lodge

We have just spent 2 weeks at Plodda Lodge and it was just paradise! The house is comfortable and welcoming, full of fascinating books and interesting artefacts. The owner Jenny is a genuine nice person who will try her very best to make your stay unforgettable. The location of the house is unique, surrounded by forest and wildlife. The garden is beautiful with numerous bird feeders and a lot of greedy birds to watch from the bay windows. There is also a wonderful vegetable patch, where you can go and pick some fresh vegetables or fruit in season every day! Walking in the woods around the house, we found an abundance of wild berries and went foraging for chanterelles mushrooms, which are a real delicacy.We found a lot of them on more than one occasion and it was a privilege to come back home to cook them right after picking. The glens in the area are majestic and serene. We loved Glen Affric and Glen Cannich but Glen Strathfarrar was beyond beautiful...a true gem! Plodda lodge is a special prepared, you will be very sad when you leave!

Mrs Sharrock
Reviewed Katie's Cottage on 15/08/2018
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Katie's Cottage

Great cottage, well equipped and clean. Fabulous location for exploring the island. Great walks around the Glen. Post office/shop at the end of the road sells nearly everything you need. Would definitely like to return.

Ritchie Stace
Reviewed Log House on 15/08/2018
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Log House

Lovely Log Cabin situated near Fort Augustus. We all found it very cosy and were able to see the various wildlife around the area. Would recommend it to anybody who wants to get away from it all for a while.

John Mc
Reviewed White-Tail Croft on 14/08/2018
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White-Tail Croft

Spent a great week in this modern Croft. The views from the open plan lounge / dining area are fantastic. Two great bedrooms and a sauna included in the ensuite which was great after a day's walking. The Croft has a well equipped kitchen and a log burner. About 15 minutes from Portee the road is single track with passing places as are a lot of the roads on Skye so be prepared. You soon get the hang of it and is well worth it for the delights this Croft offers. For those dependant on their daily fix of wifi and mobile signal think again I loved its absence totally relaxing in great surroundings

Jayne & Michael Olsen
Reviewed The Mill at Glenlivet on 14/08/2018
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The Mill at Glenlivet

We had a fantastic time at The Mill. Everything we needed and more. Bill & Marjory where especially kind and helpful. The welcome hamper was really appreciated. Our teenage boys really loved it to. We had great days out in the surrounding area, but would have enjoyed it just as much anyway. Having no internet and Tv was a bonus. It made proper family time. The only downside was that a week wasn't long enough. We will be coming back in Dec/Jan. Thank you so much

Dave Waghorn
Reviewed Askival on 14/08/2018
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Other than a few minor Hiccups on arrival, the cottage was wonderful. Would we go back? - Yes. Did we want to leave? - No. Highly recommended for a 'get away' holiday.

Reviewed The Bothy on 14/08/2018
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The Bothy

A very special place: you can see wild animals from your window and at night, when you turn off the lights, all is pitch dark outside.

Allis H
Reviewed Reyflat Barn on 14/08/2018
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Reyflat Barn

We have stayed in a number of cottages in the Black Isle and Reyflat is by far the best maintained. The cottage is spacious, comfortable and clean with fantastic views. Most importantly for me, the owners hadn't scrimped on the mattress and we slept really well.

Reviewed The Mill on 14/08/2018
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The Mill

Stunning setting, well equipped and beautifully presented property with an absolutely incredible view out of the lounge windows - could never tire of that! Will definitely return.

Linda Davies
Reviewed Moll Cottage on 14/08/2018
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Moll Cottage

Wow...thats the word that springs to mind when I remember our time at Moll cottage. Our first visit to Skye and what a wonderful place we chose to stay stunning location amazing views and a lovely cottage equipped with everything you need...lovely comfy bed well equipped kitchenette (combi oven / microwave very easy to use toaster kettle etc) washing machine dryer great shower, towels provided (although just one little niggle the bath towels are on the small side perhaps bath sheets would be better) and a super log burner. Outside is wonderful too total peace and quiet stunning views private beach literally on your doorstep and an amazing variety of sea birds and animals. Regularly visited by oyster catchers, sea ducks, hooded crows the list is endless but the best visitors were 3 seals.. two playing in the loch outside and one basking on a large rock. We loved our stay at Moll and we were sad to leave we will definitely visit again.

Jayne & Michael Olsen
Reviewed The Mill at Glenlivet on 12/08/2018
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The Mill at Glenlivet

The Mill is a fantastic place to stay. Everything you need is there. The welcome hamper was very thoughtful. Bill & Marjory are so lovely and kind, nothing is too much trouble. The library and the snug are brilliant. A Really great range of books to suit all ages and tastes. We had great days out with our two teenage boys and the nights in were great to. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A week was not long enough. We will be back!

James Procter
Reviewed Shore Cottage on 10/08/2018
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Shore Cottage

A comfortable and well furnished cottage that is very close to the shore - down the path in the "garden" about 40 yards and through the gate. The beach is excellent - sandy and with rocks and it extends northwards almost a mile and southwards you can pass the point and reach Killingtringan beach at low tide with a bit of rock climbing. We had a bit of difficulty finding track down to cottage on arrival - our Sat Nav wanted to send us to Little Larbrax not Meikle Larbrax so it's best to rely on directions that are given. The conservatory with stove was most useful - logs from Solo garage in Stranraer. It was one of the best cottages we have visited anywhere in Scotland.

Ludka Kucerkova
Reviewed The Stables on 10/08/2018
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The Stables

Because we stayed here for the second time, I think that testify for itself :-). Is is a very nice place (Crail) and very cosy home, St Andrews and many other golf courses in short distance. We definitely will be back!

Sam & Matt Cowlen
Reviewed Cedar Cottage on 09/08/2018
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Cedar Cottage

I was very impressed with Cedar Cottage, the photos don't do it justice at all. The Cottage was very clean and we were extremely grateful for the lovely chocolates, biscuits, wine and milk that were awaiting our arrival. The garden was lovely and enclosed so our pooch had lots of freedom without us having to worry. I loved the drive deep into the Woods and the walks just on our doorstep were lovely. We were pleased to wake each morning to a red squirrel, Wood pecker and different birds. We shall most defnitely be back and I already can't wait.

Reviewed Plodda Falls Lodge on 09/08/2018
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Plodda Falls Lodge

Plodda Falls Lodge was the most comfortable and beautiful place for our family of 5 to spend our holiday. Jenny has thought of everything and more to make this a truly wonderful place to occupy both big and little guests whilst relaxing. Full of information about the area and history of the estate. We had lovely weather and made the most of the spectacular scenery at just about every turn we made. The children really enjoyed swimming in the pool at the bottom of the waterfall. And spent many mornings catching brown trout in the river a short walk down the track. The garden was lovely and the children played happily for hours outside and made the most of the fruit and veg available to pick, even turned my 14yr old into a keen cook for a few days. We have really enjoyed our visit to plodda falls and saw many beautiful places during the week, however 2 weeks would really be needed as it's difficult to pull yourself away from the relaxation and comfort of the lodge and garden. Many thanks to Jenny for everything , it really was a fantastic holiday.

Webster Family
Reviewed Marnie's Croft on 09/08/2018
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Marnie's Croft

Simply wonderful, homely cottage with everything you need, including nightly visits into the garden from a number of beautiful deer. Great location, fantastic views, peaceful & relaxing.

Alex, Heidi & Megan
Reviewed Matheson's Croft House on 08/08/2018
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Matheson's Croft House

No complaints at all, we loved the quietness, nature, darkness at night, etc... Lovely places to go from here, Plockton, Torridon, Isle of Skye, Glenelg ferry, Armadale etc.

Shelagh B
Reviewed The Orchids on 08/08/2018
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The Orchids

Beautifully laid out house - spacious, bright, high standard throughout. Couldn't have wished for more. All six in our family give The Orchids FIVE STARS! Thank you - we'd love to return!

G Harris
Reviewed Seascape Cottage on 06/08/2018
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Seascape Cottage

This is an excellent holiday cottage. Two minutes walk to the beautiful cove by the sea. Superb hospitality from owners and locals. Wonderful stay in fully equipped accommodation.

Brenda Bakker
Reviewed Carn Loch Cottage on 03/08/2018
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Carn Loch Cottage

Beautiful, well equipped cottage in a stunning rural area, just 20 minutes drive from Inverness.

Kevin M
Reviewed Littlepark Cottage on 03/08/2018
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Littlepark Cottage

We got so lucky to find this could not have been more perfect. Everything about the cottage was excellent, there was nothing that we could have wanted that wasn't there. The decking was ideal and we sat there peacefully every morning with a coffee, all around was complete silence, no people and no traffic noise. The garden was lovely, and the views to and from where quite beautiful. We came home one evening to find a deer in the garden. The location was a great base for the west coast where we saw seals and dolphins. If I was to buy a cottage in Scotland, it would have to be this one.

Christiane Wibmer
Reviewed Sgarbh Lodge on 03/08/2018
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Sgarbh Lodge

We stayed a week at Sgarbh Lodge. It was a lovely accomodation with a beautiful view. Would absolutely recommend.

Steve & Sue Martin
Reviewed Charleston on 03/08/2018
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Excellent place to stay, fantastic views over the lochs and mountains.The house is clean and comfortable well equipped. Excellent place to explore the Highlands .We have stayed here twice now and loved it on both occasions the weather this year was exceptional ,would recommend to anyone you will not be disappointed. Thank you to the owners for the welcome gifts.

Reviewed Fersit Log Cottage on 02/08/2018
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Fersit Log Cottage

Lovely cottage in an excellent private location with a nice view and walking access to two great hikes up munros.

Mulgrew Family
Reviewed Lilybank on 02/08/2018
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We all loved the cottage. It was clean and faults at all. The area was perfect, very quiet and peaceful but close enough to walk to town. We will definitely be back next year.

Sonya Brown
Reviewed Coach House on 02/08/2018
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Coach House

A beautiful property and so peaceful. Highly recommended. A warm welcome from the owner was lovely too. Can't wait to to back.

Family Jallaf
Reviewed Holly Cottage on 01/08/2018
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Holly Cottage

A warm welcome awaited us at Holly Cottage. It was immaculately clean and the quality of furnishings, linen and towels was outstanding. A great place to base ourselves for exploring the Highlands. We would highly recommend it.

Paul Drinkwater
Reviewed Red Kite Log Cabin on 01/08/2018
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Red Kite Log Cabin

Couldn't be better in an ideal location, very comfortable with all the amenities you could wish for. Nice secure garden too our little dog loved it.

Mandy Jones
Reviewed Moll House on 01/08/2018
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Moll House

We stayed at the beautiful Moll House on the edge of the loch. It was a wonderful week. It was very peaceful, the house was a great size and had everything we needed for our stay. Sadly the house will no longer be available for rental (we met the owner during our stay) so we can't book it again for next year. It was in a fabulous location. In my honest opinion the fish farm next door does spoil somewhat the breathtaking views from almost all windows, but their business did not disturb us in any way.

Sally Mclean
Reviewed Marnie's Croft on 01/08/2018
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Marnie's Croft

FANTASTIC!!!! We plan to return to Marnies Croft in a couple of years. My whole family loved it too and what made it more enjoyable for us was ... no Xbox or PlayStation no computers at all.

Reviewed Taffs Barn on 01/08/2018
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Taffs Barn

A great property - spacious, well-equipped, spotlessly clean, with a great view to the rolling countryside. When I stayed there, it proved to be a cool and airy place in which to escape the summer sun and heat..definitely recommended.

Helen Holmes
Reviewed Cedar Cottage on 01/08/2018
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Cedar Cottage

Beautiful cottage and garden. Cottage was very clean tidy and provided everything needed for our holiday, thank you. Weather was rain which was a bonus.

Reviewed The Mill at Glenlivet on 31/07/2018
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The Mill at Glenlivet

We had a wonderful time. The house was beautiful and so clean. Everything we might have needed was provided. The house has panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and is the perfect place to go to get away from a busy life. Marjory and Bill, who own the property, were so lovely and helpful. Can't recommend this property enough. Will absolutely be booking again!

Stuart Murphy
Reviewed The Mill at Glenlivet on 30/07/2018
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The Mill at Glenlivet

Spent a week with my family at the Mill the owners Bill and Marjorie are very welcoming the cottage was stunning inside and out the views are breathtakingly stunning would definitely come back. Myself and my partner and kids had a great time.

JOST Priska
Reviewed Taigh Druim on 29/07/2018
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Taigh Druim

One word : beautiful ! Don't hesitate, the house, the view, the area are wonderful ! We recommend.

Tom, Yorkshire
Reviewed Torvaig Cottage on 28/07/2018
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Torvaig Cottage

A clean, comfortable and conveniently located cottage provided all we needed including a garden to sit out in. Just a quick drive or short pleasant walk into Portree. Good cliff top walks from the door and lovely to be woken each morning by cuckoos.

Michael Taylor
Reviewed Callakille on 27/07/2018
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Had an amazing week in Burnside. We are reasonably familiar with the location and the description sounded excellent. It didn't disappoint. Negatives first; property was advertised as having wi-fi- it didn't at the time of our stay, although broadband is supposedly coming on the back of a cable the MOD have just ran across the Bealach. That said O2 coverage was just passable; sit upstairs or stand on the rock in the garden... Water from the private burn is brown-didn't try drinking it so would bring bottled, (at least to start with) Everything else was spot on; great accommodation, beautifully executed, amazing views (summer solstice so still able to see across to Rhona at 1.30am....) And last but not least, the wildlife........As a small taster our last night was wrapped up by the silhouette of a fox trotting along the bench at the cliff edge. Magical.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Dear Michael, we are unsure as to where you saw that the property had wifi advertised, as this, due to the loaction, has never been available at this property. Having read your review, the lack of this certainly does not seem to have been a problem and thank you for proving your feedback.
Reviewed Reyflat Barn on 26/07/2018
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Reyflat Barn

We had a wonderful stay at Reyflat Barn, everything you would need at home was here, the quiet, the views and the balcony amazing, not forgetting the lovely welcome from Pat and the homemade scones on arrival delicious,

Lucy J
Reviewed Upper Folds on 25/07/2018
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Upper Folds

Wow, what an amazing place! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Upper Folds. The cottage is a perfect, remote location - no internet or phone signal so great to switch off from the world and relax. The road/track to get to it is certainly interesting but also all part of the fun and adventure, do not underestimate the need for a 4x4 to get there, we were very grateful!! We loved looking through the pictures of the cottage being built and some of the snow pictures, it would be spectacular in the winter. Would love to see more on the history of the land/area etc. Inside and out it is so well kept, tidy and very clean, it has all the facilities you could need, especially a nice comfy bed and sofa. We did find there was quite a drive to several places we went for days out, most places were taking 1 - 1.5 hours to get to, but we were in no rush. Would highly recommend and would definitely return.

Callum Maley
Reviewed Poulary Cottage on 25/07/2018
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Poulary Cottage

First time staying at Poulary and we weren't disappointed. The views from the decking and kitchen window are breathtaking. We saw an abundance of wildlife (red stag, golden eagle and pine marten to name a few). The drive to the end of the road was fantastic. I highly recommend this beautiful cottage and it's stunning surroundings. Our dogs loved the garden and all the walks from the doorstep. Hope to return one day.

Lynne Paterson
Reviewed The Orchids on 25/07/2018
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The Orchids

Spent a lovely week here with the family in July 2018. The house was superb, had every convenience available to us and was in the most glorious location. This was really as good as the advertised version. It was close enough to access all parts of the island but if you didn't want to venture out and fancied a lazy day, then the views across Dunvegan Loch were magnificent and many an hour could be whiled away just looking out the windows at the wildlife. We hope to return in the future.

Ian Wardlaw
Reviewed Ardbeg on 24/07/2018
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We stayed at this wonderful cottage for a week. Absolutely 1st class accommodation with a superb elevated aspect overlooking Gairloch bay and the Isle of Skye. We have stayed on the west coast many times but by far this is the best place. I will definitely be recommending this to family and friends.

Reviewed Stoer Lodge on 24/07/2018
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Stoer Lodge

Excellent setting and marvelous views on the bay. Lovely cottage, very comfortable and cosy interiors. One thing: get some new frying pans (as most cottages should)!

Greig Donaldson
Reviewed Log House on 24/07/2018
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Log House

We had a fantastic stay again at the Log House. This was our 4th visit & we will definitely be back. The decking out front is a brilliant addition to the cabin, allowing an outside space where the famous midgies dont get you. The wildlife just outside the cabin is incredible & as always we were sad to leave this incredible place. Can't rate this location or Log House high enough, it's incredible!!!

Reviewed Torvaig Cottage on 24/07/2018
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Torvaig Cottage

Lovely cosy cottage a short walk from the centre of Portree but distant enough to feel remote. Owners introduced themselves and were so friendly and approachable and allowed the children to give their horses apples. Very well supplied cottage that met all our needs and lots of fascinating books to read. Both children and adults loved our stay and enjoyed the fire one night. We are looking to book again the week was so relaxing with lots of beautiful climbs/walks and rest.

Reviewed Taffs Barn on 24/07/2018
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Taffs Barn

We really enjoyed our stay in Taffs Barn. It was clean, comfortable, a good size, well appointed and in a serene location with great views. The owner greeted us shortly after our arrival, was very friendly, and even left us some delicious scones with clotted cream and jam. I'd very happily stay there again.

Liz & Pete From Melbourne
Reviewed Sgarbh Lodge on 24/07/2018
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Sgarbh Lodge

Fabulous lodge, super kitchen and an ensuite in every room. Spotlessly clean and absolutely stunning views...just wonderful!