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“Family-friendly cottage with stunning views”
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Isle of Jura, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

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clhazy79
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Family-friendly cottage with stunning views”
Reviewed 7 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Just a short walk from Craighouse and Keils, and with a gorgeous view over the bay, the house has everything a family needs for a cosy stay on Jura. We'd definitely visit again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Oct 2017
Hello there! I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write this. I look forward to welcoming you back some time. All the very best! Annie
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Fraser D
Galashiels, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great accomodation with amazing views ”
Reviewed 19 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This is a lovely house next to the beach. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and fantastic views out too see. The house is homely and clean and had everything we needed. Plenty of fuel for the fire and extra heaters for cold Scottish evenings. We had excellent instructions from the owner before getting there.

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Management Response
21 Sep 2017
Hello Fraser - thanks for your review! So pleased that you enjoyed your short stay at the house. Apologies for the damage caused by previous guests which meant that there was no television. I would love to welcome you back perhaps for a longer stay next time. All the best! Annie
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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Management Response
17 Sep 2017
Dear Kevin - thank you for your review, received today, 17th September for your stay on 29th August.

The ferry service caused disruption on the island for a few days with a 'foot passengers only' service in operation. This was an unexpected event and I informed your wife and kept her updated on the situation, as well as offering several solutions in an attempt to overcome the issue. Other than that I am afraid that I could do not more with regard to the ferry services, or the mode of alternative transport being provided for foot passengers. The choice as to whether or not to make the "long journey to Islay by road" was entirely your own. I suggested altering your dates from Sunday to Sunday to allow for the service to resume but you decided against it. As you say, the service was in operation on the Saturday which meant that my family and I were delayed but eventually able to leave the island by car at 6pm. In the meantime I had provisionally arranged alternative accommodation for us all in case the ferries didn't run and having been informed by your wife that you had chosen to reach the island as foot passengers.

* RE the smell of food: we did eat whilst being at the house and I believe that a curry was heated in the microwave. However the microwave was cleaned as was the whole house in good time before you arrived.

* The fire wasn't set: There was plenty of coal, kindling and wood for the burner and the heaters were left on for your arrival.

* The water was cold: The water is heated by means of an immersion switch which takes approximately 30 minutes, as per the details passed to you. For the the purpose of showering, both showers provide instant hot water by means of the pull down switches.

* The sheets, pillow cases and duvet cover were freshly laundered and put on in readiness for you as they always are for new guests arriving. There were two brand new pillow protectors and the other two were clean on. The beds were stripped and there was no evidence of any mould being on the mattress before we left.

* The electric blanket was a new purchase in October last year and is less than a year old as are the mats by the side of the bed which are cleaned and replaced as appropriate.

* Both the shower and bathrooms were thoroughly cleaned and there were no obvious signs of hairs having been left.

I would like to draw your attention to the section of Things You Need to Know with regard to clearing up dog mess. My housekeeper reported that you left dog faeces in the back and front gardens during your stay. It was also noted that you opened up a parcel in my name without permission. I simply asked that the parcel, which was delayed due to the ferry disruptions, be brought into the house.

I hope this addresses the main points. With regard to the mattress, it is 4 years old and soon due for renewal but it is not necessary at present. Although it was myself and my husband who cleaned on this occasion, I am happy with the high cleaning standards provided by my housekeeper. The 31 other positive reviews bear testimony to this.
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I'm pleased that the initial 'hiccups' didn't spoil your enjoyment for the week at Island View. Thanks also for leaving the house in such a clean and tidy state. That was very appreciated! I look forward to welcoming you back. All the very best to you! Annie
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DawnSkelt...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An inspirational place with some wonderful wildlife”
Reviewed 4 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Jura is a wonderful island with many wildlife and wildflower spectacles even if you can't get off the beaten track much! We saw otters from the front window of the house, plenty of seals and other sea birds. There was a plethora of wildflowers as spring erupted while we were there. The cottage faces the sea and there was a wonderful view (apart from the caravan on the left of view which always ruined any pictures from there!). Lovely cottage with all amenities you could need.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Jul 2017
I'm glad that all was well for your stay on Jura and that you found everything you needed! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Many thanks! Annie
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Colette C
Altrincham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Mrs ”
Reviewed 3 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

What a beautiful place - perfect in every way .Booked for a week but unfortunately had to cut short due to ill health at home - but can't wait to return . Relaxed more in 2 days than usually do in 2 weeks !

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Management Response
23 Jul 2017
It was so unfortunate that you had to cut short your stay but totally understandable. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review especially given the circumstances and stress of your situation. I look forward to welcoming you back to Island View soon and will hope that good health prevails. All good wishes to you! Annie
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eandzee
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Island View Cottage”
Reviewed 26 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

What a lovely week we enjoyed at this lovely cosy little cottage. Total peace and quiet in a property right next to the beach with amazing views and wildlife. The cottage is amazingly well equipped including a great collection of dvds and books for when it's wet. It's spotlessly clean with everything one could possibly need. There's a local shop and distilery, Pub and bistro all within walking distance, serving lovely food. It's dog friendly and brillant for dog walking by the beach. All the Islanders we met were friendly and helpful. The walking, scenery and wildlife are just spectacular, making Jura well worth a visit. Thank you Annie for all your help and information. We loved Island View!

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Management Response
29 Jun 2017
Thanks for your lovely review! I'm so glad that all was well for you. I look forward to welcoming you back in 2019 which sounds like a long time away but will probably fly by! All the very best. Annie
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