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34 reviews
the Barn
the Barn - open plan kitchen
the Barn - front door
the Barn - woodburning stove
the Barn - open plan dining area
the Barn - downstairs bedroom with twin beds (ziplock to make superking)
Balblair Cottages - sign
the Barn - upstairs bedroom with kingsize bed
the Barn - upstairs twin bedroom
the Barn - bathroom with soap
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Inverness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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RJS24
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent…beautiful cottages. I highly recommend staying here”
Reviewed 22 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
1
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We hired all three cottages and they were all excellent. The highlight had to be the wood burners, that kept the place nice a warm. The cottages were all equipped and finished to a high standard. They felt very homely and if the countryside wasn't so beautiful you could spend all day there.

Barbara was very hospitable making sure that were were well looked after and if there were any problems (which there weren't) you felt reassured that she would fix them as soon as she possible could.

The location of the cottages is excellent, with commanding views over the Moray Firth. They are easily accessible, less than 10 minutes from Inverness airport and a few minutes from the A96. Although it has good transport links it still feels as though you can escape life.

A wonderful weekend and I would recommend to people either for a getaway with friends or as a couple.

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Liked best: The wood burners
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pamelar19...
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“Beautiful cottage in beautiful location”
Reviewed 15 November 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The Barn Cottage (sleeps 6) - excellent accommodation and facilities. A beautiful location with a view of the Moray Firth and close to a highly recommended restaurant/takeway (Highland Food Stop). Excellent value for money, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Ideal for any large parties as the 2 adjoining cottages (the Byre and the Bothy) sleep 4 and 2 persons respectively. The owners are very welcoming and our whole experience was a delight. A marvellous base for exploring the surrounding areas.

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Liked best: The cottage and its quiet location
Liked least: The weather. We were unfortunate enough to get the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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Liked best: The area
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SeSti2014
Aachen, Germany
1 review
“Perfect place in the outskirts”
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We spend one week in the barn and enjoyed it very much. It's very clean and cozy. Especially the kitchen is equipped very well. Perfect beds, very fresh! Nice owners and beautiful countryside. Perfect to discover Scotland.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GillianB6...
Glasgow
1 review
“Clean, well equipped and very comfortable accommodation, in a beautiful part of Scotland.”
Reviewed 13 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Really good value rental. Accommodation was exceptionally clean and well appointed. The owner was very helpful and even offered us the larger property at a reduced rate, as it was more suitable to us with our young daughter. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to go back.

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Liked best: Layout and style of property and outside space.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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julieg123
Darlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
Reviewed 19 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Couldn't fault anything about the cottage - comfortable, cosy, and a great location which was quiet and peaceful.

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Liked best: Everything
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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revival20...
Fraserburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
“First Class Cottage Rental”
Reviewed 18 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This cottage was well equipped and well appointed. The cleanliness was exceptional and the decor nicely done and in very good order throughout .Even though there were another two cottages attached, the privacy was very good as each cottage had its own private outside seating area. A food outlet is also close by serving a good variety of meals.

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Liked best: Cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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