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Embo Street | Hilton of Embo, Dornoch IV25 3PW, Scotland
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Bumblebee Cottage
Ranked #7 of 16 Dornoch B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Lovely cottage in a super quiet location. A beautiful sea-side walk into Dornoch starts just down the road. Steve and Esther are a wonderful couple and what with the dogs, happy hens supplying fresh eggs and home made jams (the gooseberry is awesome) made from fruits grown in the gorgeous garden, it's all perfect. Their garden is just fantastic. So... More

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Tavira, Portugal
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My favorite place We have come to Dornoch to play golf, but I knew some relaxation would be nice I was attracted by the Bedroom plus living space on offer Great hosts, warm and friendly, helpful ideas on where to eat We love the coast living room, a wonderful place to curl up with a cuppa and read or watch... More

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West Midlands, England
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

If anyone is ever travelling to the North East of Scotland, the Sutherland area, this is the place to stay. There is only one double room, but not only do you have a bedroom with en-suite, there is also a beautiful lounge for your own private use. It's truly a home from home. Esther and Steve are wonderful. The bedroom... More

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Landsberg am Lech, Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

A warm welcome, a beautiful cottage, fantastic garden. Homemade marmelade, great cooked breakfast. The room was tidy and cosy, the interieur was absolutely gorgeous. We loved our stay at this B&B, and we will definetely come back.

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This review is long overdue! I had the privilege of staying at the Bumblee Cottage for one night in July of 2010 (this site does not allow for previous years' dates). The hosts, Steve and Esther were so kind and their hospitality so refreshing. Esther and I discovered we had many things in common. She knew I'd been travelling for... More

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brecon, powys
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Welcoming and friendly from the first enquiry, Esther and Steve could not have done more to make us feel more welcome. Having only one double bedroom and your own sitting room, one of the joys here, is that quite literally, you have the place to yourselves. The bed was very comfy and the bath very deep with lashings of hot... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

A sitting room bedroom and ensuite .All beautifully furnished to a high standard .Very clean comfortable and welcoming,as were Esther and Steve the owners. Fabulous breakfast, very filling,fresh eggs from their hens and homemade jams and honey from their beautiful garden, which you can wonder around,it was amazing ! Esther and Steve were very helpful and friendly we felt like... More

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Bonn, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I don't understand all the splendid reviews, but then maybe the owners are different when you are actually there. I personally have enough after emailing and phoning with them. Last year, when planning a trip to Scotland, I already had a short email contact and asked a few questions. All the other places I phoned or mailed answered back in... More

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Murphy, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Steve and Esther offer only on en suite bedroom with a separate sitting room. You will be their only guest. But they also offer the warmest of environments--like you are close friends in for a visit. Plus a wonderful breakfast with eggs from their hens, jams from their garden/kitchen and the best bacon, coffee, and yoghurt. Did I mention "garden".... More

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Stowe, Vermont
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My wife and I spent one night in late August 2012 at the Bumblebee Cottage. We had a lovely en-suite room adjacent to a separate common room. The Cottage is a little off the beaten path (so make sue you have good directions) but it's very comfortable and quiet. It also has an large garden to wander around in. Breakfast... More

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Address: Embo Street | Hilton of Embo, Dornoch IV25 3PW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Dornoch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Bumblebee Cottage Dornoch, Scotland

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Bumblebee Cottage stand on an elevated site with beautiful scenic views enjoying peace and tranquility. Your suite of rooms will provide you with all the home comforts you are used to and more. The beach is a fifteen minute walk away and a short drive will take you to some lovely local walks.The warmest of welcomes awaits you at Bumblebee Cottage and our aim is to make your stay as special as the area is. ... more   less 
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