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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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mduthie14
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely 2 day break”
Reviewed 19 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Visited Craigiedows Cottage last week. Lovely remote place, perfect break for playing board games, reading in front of a log fire and cooking meals. Would def go again once the sun comes out as it rained the whole duration of our stay.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Jun 2016
Thanks for your comments. It was a real pity the weather was so bad during your stay, but hopefully it will be better next time and you will have a chance to enjoy the views!
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Leanne B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect cottage with great views. Rain or shine you'll have a good time!”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We were a group of friends looking for a weekend getaway coming up from Glasgow which took around 3 hours to get there. We were looking for an isolated place with great views so that if it rained we could look out from the conservatory and play games or venture into the the local area if it was nice. The weather was variable so we did both. The place was easy enough to find given the instructions as was the key. It was great having the log fire and the kitchen and bedrooms were well kitted out with everything we needed. I am very much looking forward to returning to the cottage.

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Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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Management Response
1 Apr 2016
I'm glad you all enjoyed yourselves and that Craigiedows fitted what you needed. You are welcome to return anytime!
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LKabc123
1 review
“Magical”
Reviewed 4 March 2016 for a stay in September 2015

Amazing location at end of long and quite remote country road. Good walks for dogs on your doorstep. Great views. Very attractive enclosed garden. House is very comfortable and cosy and has all amenities you need. Not really suited to people with limited mobility. Despite remote feel, towns like Ballater are 30 min drive away. Highly recommended.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: not much - would benefit from a bath mat in the bath - that's about it really.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
12 Mar 2016
Thanks for your comments. I'm glad you liked Craigiedows so much. It's a special place!
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ScotlandT...
scotland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay”
Reviewed 8 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Enjoyed our stay very much between Christmas and new year, great cottage in a lovely place, really peaceful, great walks for the dogs. Hope to visit again sometime.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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People with pets
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Management Response
14 Feb 2016
Thanks for your Review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you again anytime! Ishbel
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Lovely Rural Cottage”
Reviewed 20 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

What a great place and great value! We stayed there for 2 nights enjoying the wonderful scenery and the escape to the countryside. Exactly what we were looking for. The owner Ishbel was very friendly, helping with everything we needed before and during our stay! Would highly recommend and definitely stay again.

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Management Response
26 Oct 2015
Glad to hear you had such a positive experience and that Craigiedows Cottage lived up to your expectations. Thank you very much for your review.
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tonyhH622...
Velez-Malaga, Spain
1 review
“Great location-like my school report, could do better”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

You have to have an open mind and accept the location/peacefulness is great, but it lacks certain facilities which are basic in other rentals? no dishwasher/internet/upstairs WC. If you are happy to miss these, then this is the place for you!!
It is not helped by the fact that the 2 closest pubs/restaurants are closed. Great for a family with school age children and pets.

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Liked best: location. I know the area well, so easy for me?
Liked least: no internet/dishwasher/upstairs WC
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
19 Oct 2015
Thanks very much for your comments. The description of what is available at the cottage does not include a dishwasher or Internet but it's helpful to highlight this. Glad you enjoyed the location and peacefulness.
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fraser19
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect peaceful escape...bliss!”
Reviewed 21 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed at Craigiedows for two nights with our two dogs. Directions were good and first impression of the cottage was very cute and welcoming with a lovely garden which was secure enough not to have to watch the terrier every second! The cottage was warm and cosy and the lack of phone signal or WiFi was brilliant as we wanted time out from our various businesses (there is a landline should you need it!) There was a good 4-5km walk round the forestry on the doorstep and the good hot shower was very welcome after our 4 hour walk from Tarland!
The relevant instructions were clear and easy to follow with nice communication from the owner. Will definitely be back!!

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Liked best: the peace and quiet!
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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