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“Great hosts, lovely stay”
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Bumblebee Cottage
Ranked #17 of 20 Dornoch B&B and Inns
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great hosts, lovely stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2011

We had a great time staying at Bumblebee Cottage and meeting Esther and Steve was a real pleasure. We were made to feel as welcome as any B and B I have ever stayed in and the breakfast was a sight to behold! Put that together with the lovely room and location, I cannot recommend this nugget of Highland hospitality enough. Thank you Mr and Mrs Bumble and we will most definitely see you again !

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fort Augustus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

A warm welcome from Esther to our own personal suite of bedroom, lounge and bathroom (bath AND shower!). All extras thought of......fresh milk in a wee flask, bottled water and biscuits. Tasteful and cosy. Delicious breakfast cooked in the arga with proper FRIED BREAD and eggs laid by their own chicks. Homemade preserves and yummy honey from their own hives. Gorgeous garden lovingly created from nothing! A real treat!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

Bumblebee cottage is a lovely place. The one room in the cottage is lovely and has it's own guest lounge - it all makes for a great peaceful experience. As mentioned by others the garden is a real delight - a visitor attraction in it's own right; the produce from the garden, bees and chickens is excellent. The breakfast was excellent. The room and bathroom are extremely comfortable. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

Our second visit. Wonderful hospitality again from Esther and Steve and beautiful location.

Hope to return in the future.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2011

My husband and I stayed at Bumblebee Cottage one night in August. We fell in love with the charm of the cottage and the beauty of the surroundings. The garden was magical. The view looking out over the garden to the Firth of Dornoch was spectacular. Because Esther was so helpful when I made our reservations, and I had read about their gardens, I was really looking forward to our arrival. She and her husband Steve were just as warm and welcoming as I had imagined. Her shortbread (still warm from the oven) was to die for and breakfast was great. Our room was cozy with handmade quilts and beautiful handmade cabinetry by Steve. The bathroom was lovely.
I would recommend the Bumblebee Cottage highly. It was a highlight of our trip through Scotland.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

On a road trip around scotland Bumblebee Cottage was our last but one stop. Its close to the beach and a lovely road right along the shoreline leads you to the cottage (this road also has very good views of seals basking on the sands). On arrival we were greeted by Esther who was friendly, welcoming and could not be more helpful offering a much appreciated cup of tea and advice on where to eat. Our room was spacious, clean with en-suite bathroom and a seperate living room.
The cottage is every bit the perfect countryside retreat set in fields overlooking the sea and with the most beautiful garden i could happily have moved in permanently!
Breakfast was delicious with cereals, toast and cooked breakfast complete with free range eggs from the hens in the garden. Esther also makes the loveliest jam from the fruit in the garden (which you can alo buy so we took 5 jars home, one of each flavour!)
After a peaceful nights sleep and a delightful breakfast we were more han happy with our stay and intend to stay again next year.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

Yet another visit to Bumblebee cottage, Once more we were absolutely delighted with the bedroom, the sitting room and ofcourse the garden. Steve and Esther are the most attentive and kindest of hosts. They have one of the most comfortable and relaxing places to stay that you could possible find. Each time we come we look forward to our visit and we are always reluctant to leave.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bumblebee Cottage

Property: Bumblebee Cottage
Address: Bumblebee Cottage Embo Street | Hilton of Embo, Dornoch IV25 3PW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
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Ranked #17 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bumblebee Cottage stand on an elevated site with beautiful scenic views enjoying peace and tranquility. Your suite of rooms will provide you with all the home comforts you are used to and more. The beach is a fifteen minute walk away and a short drive will take you to some lovely local walks.The warmest of welcomes awaits you at Bumblebee Cottage and our aim is to make your stay as special as the area is. ... more   less 
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Bumblebee Cottage Dornoch, Scotland

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