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- 17 janv. 2019
Salle(s) de bain
Type de destination
Salle à manger
Equipements de loisirs
Les réservations annulées au moins 60 jours avant le début du séjour pourront être remboursées à hauteur de 100%.
Lovely place with magnificent view
Convenient cottage at fantastic location. Great garden and splendid view. Interior is traditional and not modernized. Lot of opportunities for walking in different environments (coast line, forest, mountains). Nice to have a washing machine (no dish washer). Bath room also outdated but okay. One toilet in the bath room less convenient for larger groups.
Wonderful retreat with fabulous views!
Beautifully proportioned traditional stone house! All the rooms have views directly onto the sea, Skye and mountains. Well equipped kitchen, easy to work in. Plenty of cheap hot water, and lots of soft comfortable furnishing for relaxing evenings by either of the two wood-burning stoves.
Large, well kept garden full of interesting plants with benches facing the sea. Great privacy if you ignore the pine martens, the seals and the occasional pair of porpoises!
Within short ride of decent shopping, restaurants and local attractions.
Will definitely try to come back, and recommend to friends.
Lovely location but...
The view of the loch is stunning and the house does have decent wifi speed but frequently refused to work with iPad and it didn't work with Kindles at all). The standard of equipment is not what we expected at this price point, nor would we normally expect to provide linens and towels (the owner did provide bedlinens in the end as ours did not fit the bed). The downstairs bathroom/toilet was inconvenient and the plumbing needs an overhaul. There is a damp feel to the property even during the heatwave we experienced. There are also no provisions for enjoying the garden (which while pleasant is behind the property and does not enjoy the view), no proper garden chairs or table and no BBQ.
Thank you very much! Yes, we agree – the view of the Loch is stunning and the Internet is good. Your review is different from any we have ever received since 1987, and it is difficult to know how to respond. For example the Homeaway review we received from our guests who stayed only 7 days after you is 5-STAR. So please check our other reviews. In reply to your points, what can I say? We agree that the large garden is behind the house - but can’t see that as a complaint! This is excellent because from all the rooms in the house, we look directly out over the sea. We have two garden benches situated at the front of the house and one below for exactly this reason – most of our guests love looking at the sea! The garden itself is lawn and laid out with species rhododendrons and paths to walk round, and so it doesn’t lend itself to barbeques.
I’m glad that you found the internet was good (particularly since you apparently work in a software company). Yes, we have the most up-to-date BT router and have had no problems before you came. We have never had a comment from anyone trying to use a Kindle online – I really don’t know. To use a Kindle as a web browser online is definitely not recommended, and is not supported by Amazon. However I’ll check this myself with our Kindles next month when we go up ourselves.
Yes, we have a downstairs bathroom and toilet which are convenient and ideal in case we have disabled guests. We have original water-colour paintings and art gallery photographs on the walls as you know, and I think your comment about a "damp feel" is simply wrong. We could not possibly leave water-colours and fitted carpets in a damp house!
As regards plumbing, we have a new, modern stainless steel mains-pressurized hot water tank with cheap off-peak hot water. Our water system is thus modern and excellent, with good pressure for baths and shower. We have deliberately kept the original large cast iron bath together with its Edwardian fittings (see photograph). It is high quality and wonderful to lie full-length in! But we also installed a new additional electric shower. So the plumbing is in very good condition!
The kitchen has a modern Smeg cooker, microwave oven, new Grundig fridge-freezer etc and is well equipped.
Thank you very much for your comments and I hope that these detailed answers are a helpful response.
Lovely property in beautiful location.
A fantastic place for two weeks of peace and tranquillity.
Beautiful cottage with seaview
We stayed a week in this beautiful, cosy and very comfortable cottage and from the first day on we felt very much at home and enjoyed our stay very much. The view on the sea, directly from the house is every day different and you could never get enough of it! Coming home after a day outside, sometimes a little wet...., was always so welcoming.
The house is a real "hiddenway place", so quiet, so privat with its own garden all around and in the meantime so perfekt located for so many trips around: Balmacara gardens, Glenelg and the little ferry to Skye, Isle of Skye with the beautiful hiking you can do in the Cuillins and so much else to see, Applecross with the breathtaken Pass (be careful)...
and so on!
The house was spotless clean and has all you need for a lovely vacation and we sincerely hope to come back once!
Thank you so much Anna, also for the good communication!!
The owner's description emphasised the views from their cottage, but the wonderful panorama that all the rooms have (except bathroom and kitchen) across Lochalsh is wonderful.
The addition of seal and otter spotting while admiring the view is a bonus.
Blythswood is secluded, being at the end of a short forestry track (easily traversed by any car), with only one other cottage on the track. The cottage lies on a hillside, with the shoreside hamlet of Glaik below, on the shoreside, and Lochalsh woodland (an NTS walk ) behind.
The Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh road runs further up the hill with occasional glimpses of vehicles possible ( I suspect once the leaves are on the trees this is not the case).
The benefit of being near to the road is that it is only a few minute drive to Kyle where there is a well stocked small supermarket, and a few restaurants, even closer is the Spar at Reraig, also well stocked.
The cottage is a wonderful mix of a traditional cottage with modern convenience, for example the small kitchen has an original Belfast sink and built in cupboards, but coffee maker, microwave and modern electric cooker and fridge freezer.
The wifi was great and surprisingly speedy given the rural location (no problem streaming movies).
There is only one bathroom, but it is spacious with lots of space for multiple toilet bags and a modern electric shower and towel rails in addition to original sink and bath.
There are two solid fuel stoves and ample electric heaters to keep the cottage cosy.
The cottage is clearly well used by the owners with everything you need for a comfortable stay, but don't expect a modern 'show home'.
We have a dog and the large enclosed garden and woodland walks on our doorstep were great, with a small stoney beach also very near.
The master bed room was very spacious with the other double and single bedrooms smaller, all with comfy modern beds and great views.
It is a fairly lengthy drive from Central Scotland but as it passes through the most spectacular scenery in the UK who's complaining?!
We look forward to returning.
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