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“Traffic Noise & Insufficient Hot Water!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Kildun Cottage

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Kildun Cottage
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Traffic Noise & Insufficient Hot Water!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Based on Kildun's web page & 2 excellent trip adviser reviews we booked for 4 nights in anticipation of a restful farmstay B&B just outside Inverness. We have often stayed at properties close to, or on, A roads and never had a problem with noise either because the traffic is light or long farm roads. Imagine our dismay, on arrival, when we discovered our west facing bedroom was overlooking what appears to have become a popoular Inverness bypass for cars and trucks 24/7! As the room was hot Alisdair suggested opening the French door which meant there was no double glazing to numb the constant traffic roar.
The bedroom and bathroom were modern, very clean, and beautifully furnished but there was hardly any drawer space and hanging space was a coat rack on wheels with 3 hangers making it a challenge for international travellers such as ourselves.
Having shut the windows we were subsequently woken by the roar of the hot water heat pump coming on as the guests in an ajacent room had a late shower. The next morning obviously all 4 guests were trying to shower at the same time and there was no hot water left in the system for my husband!
When we complained about the traffic, Gill said no one else had ever mentioned it (astonishing!) plus there should have been plenty of hot water (well, there wasn't) . We decided to ware the one night cancellation charge and pack up and leave ASAP and find somewhere more in keeping with what we normally both expect and enjoy when staying at bed and breakfasts. It gives me no pleasure to write this bad review as the owners seemed lovely and genuinely perlexed but it was not the quiet rural stay we expected and hot water is a must!

Room Tip: If you don't like traffic noise don't stay here and you might want to get your shower in ear...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

A real find! Such an ideal spot for visiting or touring. Not too near and not too far from the pretty town of Dingwall, with impressive views. We were made most welcome, just like visiting old friends! Proper home cooked food and clean comfortable rooms.It is a small working farm breeding show winning pedigree cattle, and we had a bonus to be invited to see the calves.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed at Kildun Cottage for two nights in August 2013. The place seems to fly under the radar a bit, which was an advantage for us as we needed accommodation for what was probably the busiest weekend of the year with a huge outdoor concert going on in nearby Muir of Ord. We really enjoyed our stay. Rooms are smallish but spotlessly clean and very modern, especially the bathrooms. Breakfast is excellent and is served in a beautiful sun room with views of the farm and prize-winning cattle. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The location is a great base for exploring the surrounding area. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Kildun Cottage
Address: Dingwall IV15 9TR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Ross and Cromarty > Dingwall
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Dingwall
Number of rooms: 2
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Kildun Cottage Dingwall, Scotland

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