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Very good
28 reviews
Sea & mountain views from the cottage
Sea cliffs from the cottage back garden
Cottage & garden (in March)
Recently fitted kitchen - view 1
Recently fitted kitchen - view 2
Plenty room for everyone round the table!
Relaxed dining room adjoining kitchen
Spacious sunny living room with sea and mountain views
Kingsize double room with sea and mountain views
Twin room (can be made up as double)
Single room
Recently fitted bathroom, shower over bath
Table tennis shed in garden grounds
Snow at Wild Orchid Cottage, December
The peaceful Ullinish Peninsula (and Wild Orchid Cottage)
Idyllic Coral Beach - near Dunvegan
Oronsay Island - you can walk there from the Cottage when the tide is out
Snow-dusted Macleods Tables from Ullinish
Wild Orchid Cottage garden at the back
Wild Orchid Cottage garden at the front
Autumn sun on 'The Hill Road' from Struan to Portree
Walking the Beinn Deargs from Sligachan
The magnificent Cuillin from the Cottage garden
Wintry looking Cuillin from Ullinish (December)
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Struan, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Very good - based on 28 reviews
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Jean D
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A beautiful place to stay!”
Reviewed 12 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in Wild Orchid cottage for a week. There was a welcome bottle of wine to greet us. The owner has put a great deal of thought into making the cottage into a perfect place to stay (and succeeded!). The cottage was far roomier than appears in the photograph. Beds were very comfortable! The kitchen was well equipped for self catering + a small utility room too. The log burner and central heating were very efficient.
The views are simply wonderful, the garden pretty and secure for children and dogs. The table tennis 'shed' was a great space to hang out!
We loved reading the cottage's diary and where someone had a suggestion for improvements we were impressed by both the response by the owner and the fact comments were acted upon.
In short we can only praise this property, so much so I have rebooked for longer next year!

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Liked best: A warm comfortable cottage from which to watch the wild weather
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Jun 2015
Thank you for your lovely thoughtful review. It really does make us happy to hear our guests are happy! We look forward to welcoming you back next year!
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leah83
huntingdon
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“a brilliant holiday”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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people found this review helpful

there is everything you need under one roof, best cottage holiday we have ever stayed in we feel i cannot be beaten. there is everyting you need under one roof and the reception we received is second to none

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Liked best: th ambience
Liked least: that we had to come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 May 2015
It was great to have you back to Wild Orchid Cottage for another holiday, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed it again this year. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We do our best to make the Cottage as comfortable and cosy as possible and it is really nice to hear how much it is appreciated.
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Jane J
Cockenzie, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“dog and vegan friendly cottage in beautiful setting”
Reviewed 12 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

stunning location, lovely & homely, all vegan furnishings & cleaning products, large enclosed garden great for the dogs and with beautiful views, wood burning stove a great feature, very well equipped, very helpful owner, amazing star gazing from garden at night, peaceful

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Liked best: garden
Liked least: shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Management Response
7 Oct 2014
Thank you for your review - lovely to hear you and your dogs enjoyed your holidays! Hope we will see you all back again sometime in future!
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Adam G
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Home from home, excellent family cottage.”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This was our first trip to Skye and the cottage really did not disappoint. The beds were all like (if not) new, and the living room very cozy with the log fire going (to be honest this was on most of the time as the weather was rubbish).

Great accommodation for those with a dog as it is only 4km to a tidal island which our border collie loved and the dog can't get out of the spacious gardens on the cottage.

Only down side was that the 2nd fridge wasn't working when we got there but Hazel was great and sorted out within 24hours buying a brand new replacement.

first class accommodation and service. (Shame about the weather!!).

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Liked best: Log fire!!
Liked least: (Nothing was rubbish)
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
7 Oct 2014
Good to hear you enjoyed staying at Wild Orchid Cottage and managed to keep cosy even though you experienced almost the full range of Skye weather on your visit! Fingers x'd for some better weather if you come back again!
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Tom P
York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highlight of our year”
Reviewed 12 December 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

My brother, three friends and I all had an incredibile time at the cottage. If it was closer we'd DEFINITELY come back (it took us ten hours of driving).

The views were breathtaking, there were great walks around, the cottage was perfect for us - a little fire/stove, the beds were comfy, so were the sofas (on which we spent most of our time!): we couldn't have asked for more!

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Dec 2013
I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay so much, and took the time to submit such a lovely review. Thank you, and I hope you will come back sometime in the future in spite of the epic journey to get here!
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Jill S
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
157 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Breathtaking views”
Reviewed 20 November 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

This cottage is set in the perfect location with breath taking views towards Loch Harport and the Cuillins. It is in an ideal location for getting to all the best attractions on Skye and doing some local walks. The cottage is dog friendly and the garden is very dog friendly. Our spaniel exhausted himself chasing after the smell of rabbits in the garden. The cottage is typical of a goodish holiday cottage rather than a "home from home" and the furnishings reflected this. The kitchen is very well equipped. We would stay there again because of the excellent location and the views.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Poor state of living room furniture
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Nov 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back to Wild Orchid Cottage. Good news - the living room furniture is being renewed in December and the double bedroom is also being upgraded over the winter.
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Kiltgirl
Nairn, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good for the soul”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at the Wild Orchid cottage last weekend and cannot praise it highly enough. A cosy get away in the most stunning of locations. We are regular Skye visitors and love it at any time of year and so enjoyed our November break in Ullinish. The Cuillins had a perfect dusting of snow and it was wonderful to watch the clouds swirl over them from the comfort of the living room.
The cottage is deceptively large and had everything we could need and more. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed to eat in every night at the big dining table. Oh and the bottle of claret left for us was very quaffable with our venison from the Portree butchers!
It was a bit too chilly to play pool and ping pong in the shed or make use of the two picnic tables, but with a large selection of books, games and jigsaws in the living room, we were far from bored. There is also free wifi for those that don't want to leave the modern world behind.
Wonderful walks down to the causeway and the broch from the cottage and a cute wee honesty box for fresh free range eggs close by.
A perfect cottage to relax and enjoy the beauties of Skye. Still feeling relaxed and refreshed after our lovely stay.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • 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
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Management Response
18 Nov 2013
It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your short break at Wild Orchid Cottage, and we hope we can welcome you back again sometime in the future!
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