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20 reviews
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Bathroom with walk in shower
Diner
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Main Bedroom
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Living Room
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Second Bedroom
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Internal corridor
Entrance Porch
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Alex S
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed 27 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
3
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We stayed in the White Cottage for 5 days in late October 2014. We suffered the remnants of a Gulf of Mexico Hurricane on the first 2 days which meant we were largely confined to the cottage. Many of the islands shops operate restricted opening hours out of season and none open on a sunday - it's essential to plan your meals accordingly.

Walter, the cottages owner, is very organised prior to your arrival and provides ample information beforehand about the cottage and local area.

The beautiful cottage is set in an idyllic location overlooking Rodel and Renish Point, with cows and sheep as neighbours. Fantastic views to wake up to. The bathroom is very modern with a waterfall shower. There are two twin bedrooms with electric heaters and ample storage. The lounge has fabulous views to the sea and seats 4 comfrtably on the chairs/sofa. There is a large electric fire in the lounge with TV + freeview, DVD player and iPod (old style connector) speakers, jigsaws and board games. The kitchen is again modern and fully equipped! Ceramic hob, fan voen and grill, washing machine, microwave, cork-screw(!) and plenty of crockery. The cottage owner had kindly laid-on a basket of local jams and biscuits for us.

From the cottage its an easy walk down to Renish Point and back (2 hours approx although the ground is marshy and often there's no clear path) and really really worth the views. The hill at the back of the cottage, Roineabhal (pronounced Roneval) can be climbed easily from near St Clements Church in 3-4 hours but needs walking boots and a map if you aren't familiar.

The drive from Tarbert to the cottage takes around 40 minutes via the main road, and around 1 hour if you take the Golden Road (not good if you easily suffer with car sickness).

Food: basics can be bought from the shop in Leverburgh (3 miles) or in Tarbert, but both are small shops. We stocked up at a good sized Co-op in Portree on Skye prior.
Fuel: obviously going to be more expensive so worth filling up on the mainland beforehand.
Electricity: the cottage has an electricity meter which requires £1 coins to work - make sure you bring enough. We used £25 or so for 2 people over 5 days in Autumn.

High recommended cottage.

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Liked best: The views
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Mar 2017
Alex many thanks for lovely review - look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future - have a lovely summer
Walter
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rossendale
Reviewed 27 May 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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person found this review helpful

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers Rugged travelers
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Management Response
2 Mar 2017
Many many thanks for lovely review - look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future - have a lovely summer
Walter
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Chris M
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage, beautiful location, however, the lack of adequate heating is a real issue.”
Reviewed 14 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
2
people found this review helpful

When we arrived the cottage was very cold. There is a 3-bar electric heater in the lounge, and we had to keep this on for several days in the evenings (or whenever we were in) before the cottage started to feel warm. Likewise the bedrooms were cold. We wouldn't go back until it's fitted out properly with central heating.
If you're looking for a romantic break then I definitely wouldn't recommend this cottage because it only has single beds (although in fairness to the owner, he makes this clear beforehand).

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The lack of adequate heating
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Management Response
14 Jan 2016
We have successfully run cottage for 15 years with constant repeat clients - cottage is heated hours in advance to guests check in and radiators left on in each room. It is then up to each party to leave radiators on or switch off during their stay. I have to say even in bitter winters guests have never complained about lack of heating. Must be a one off guest.
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Glasgow
Reviewed 11 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Management Response
2 Mar 2017
Many many thanks for lovely review - look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future - have a lovely summer
Walter
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