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Balnakeil Craft Village

Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
+44 1971 511233
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Craft Village

This "village" is an ex MOD build. Scattered buildings and looking very unkempt. Residents could do... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Anne D
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Fun find

Met lots of very interesting artists in this unique venue. Found unique items not available in the... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2017
Judith M
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good33%
  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“hot chocolate” (23 reviews)
“cocoa mountain” (47 reviews)
“local artists” (3 reviews)
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Durness IV27 4PT, Scotland
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+44 1971 511233
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"hot chocolate"
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"cocoa mountain"
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"local artists"
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"shop owners"
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"unique items"
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"bits and pieces"
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"handmade chocolates"
in 2 reviews
"art gallery"
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"real gems"
in 2 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 9 reviews
"for sale"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place to visit"
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"interesting history"
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"little gem"
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"phil"
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"pottery"
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

This "village" is an ex MOD build. Scattered buildings and looking very unkempt. Residents could do with employing someone to routinely cut the grass throughout the place as it looks so un-cared for. Not really impressed with the "crafts" for sale. Cocoa Mountain was disappointing....More

Thank Anne D
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Met lots of very interesting artists in this unique venue. Found unique items not available in the more touristy souvenir shops. Really enjoyed the coffee at Cocoa Mountain.

Thank Judith M
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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Initially looking like a dilapidated industrial units, and certainly looking a little worse for wear. Unfortunately cocoa mountain overrated, most other places look shabby and want of a better ward a bit tatty! Not worth making a detour to visit, but worth a mooch about...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

Thought this would be more than it was, a bunch of small craft outlets all selling much of the same stuff. Cocoa mountain was really disappointing a small cafe selling very overpriced chocolate.

Thank Angie G
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

Interesting place to visit. Has many arty crafty type shops and situated in old MOD buildings near the beach. Also has a superb cocoa shop selling chocolates and amazing hot chocolate. Well worth a visit but didn't find anything to buy and what was good,...More

Thank Moosie57
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

Oh dear! The whole place apart from Cocoa Mountain café shop looks poorly kept with neglected look. Just a whole lot of horrible buildings spread over a neglected area. Absolutely not to our taste!

Thank ajkedar
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

You will surely find something to buy from the many artisan shops at the craft village. Mooch around and then get a cuppa.

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
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Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Went here about 30 years ago and remember the produce to be better than what it is now, sorry! However, you are free to walk into the various galleries and have a look. The best quality produce was the wood turner. Some amazing pieces of...More

Thank Lynne A
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

I have been visiting this little gem for almost forty years. Sadly the pottery and the bookshop have gone but there are still lots of other little craft shops to visit.

Thank RonnieYorkshire
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Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Here on my usual visit to the Coco Mountain and as usual it is the BEST place to be indulgent. Every time I come something has changed. The craft village is also well worth a visit if you want something original. Easy to get to...More

Thank Gail W
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