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30 reviews
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Halkirk, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 30 reviews
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yramj123
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 21 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We wish that we had stayed here for more than the 3 days we did stay. We could not think of anything that was missing that we even might have needed. It was spotlessly clean, lovely and warm and the owners were friendly and welcoming. An excellent place to rent.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 May 2013
It is great when our hard work is appreciated
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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Liked best: Warm and welcoming
Liked least: Nothing to report
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
6 Feb 2013
It is a pleasure when are efforts are appreciated. Thank you.
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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person found this review helpful

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Nov 2012
Pleased to be of service and hope we see them again.
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Stansted Mountfitchet
Reviewed 3 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Quiet location and the comfort
Liked least: Nothng! Liked it all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Sep 2012
It would be great to see these people again
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King's Lynn
Reviewed 28 August 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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Liked best: The cottage was very clean and tidy
Liked least: Could have done with some more and/or bigger towels
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Sep 2012
it is pleasing when people recognise our efforts to make their stay comfortable. WiFi is now offered free.
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Peterhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: the homely feel and atmosphere of the cottage
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Aug 2012
Great people hope we do see them again
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Bakeybado...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home from home - a true gem!”
Reviewed 25 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

We travelled here at the begining of June 2012 and found Gordon to be a warm and welcoming host! We were a party of 2 adults and a child of 4.

The cottage was well equipped and in clean and tidy order. It had everything that a traveller could want during a stay and we found it amply spacious and Gordon's artwork a delight - well, apart from the lady in the bedroom which bothered my 4 year old a little!

Do agree that the shower allows water to spray out of the tray but that's just one of those things - experienced that in 4 star hotels before now, that charge a heck of a lot more.

Can't comment on the cooking facilities because we were out all day, every day and so did not use them but we did use the tumble dryer and it was no big deal to put the hose out for ventilation!

Yes, the property is at the back of the owner's home BUT that allows for easy pick up of keys and contact incase of any problems - if privacy is a concern, you literally just pull the kitchen blind down and problem completely solved. Hardly a massive thumbsdown issue!

The property is set in gorgeous gardens and offered ample space for our energetic young one to run off energy and it was a pleasure to observe how much work Gordon puts into keeping the garden looking so beautiful.

We did find the WiFi didn't work for us and the property appears to be in a 3G/Wifi/Signal blackspot but that's not the fault of the owner particularly. Caithness is remote after all.

The cottage is between Wick and Thurso and so has both town's amenities within a 20-30 minute drive away but for little bits and pieces, the local Spa shop in Halkirk village (which is within walking distance of the cottage) was helpful.

The rural location allows guests to be able to see and appreciate a small snapshot of the beauty of Caithness and we had a lovely stay and wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend.

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Liked best: Location and owner friendliness
Liked least: No wifi
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Aug 2012
A delightful couple to have stay.

The WiFi is fully functional now with an extender boosting the signal.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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