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“comfortable stay on the water's edge”
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Stunning view from comfortable living room
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Stunning view from comfortable living room
Tranquil location overlooking Loch Harport Nearby pier where fishermen land their catch
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16 reviews
Stunning view from comfortable living room
Tranquil location overlooking Loch Harport
Nearby pier where fishermen land their catch
Sample of delicious fresh seafood available locally
Well equipped, modern and stylish kitchen
Master Bedroom, with en-suite
Room with a view
Welcome tray on arrival
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Carbost, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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MegM659
1 review
“comfortable stay on the water's edge”
Reviewed November 4, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The house had everything we could possibly need and was tastefully decorated. We had a great time. Thanks!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 7, 2016
Thank you very much for your great review, Meg. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Shorefield.Kindest regards and best wishes
Catherine
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 15, 2016
The Portnalong and Fiscavaig properties listed on Tripadvisor/Holiday Letting are advertised under Carbost. I did message you, through TripAdvisor on 27 July 2016, giving clear directions for driving to the cottage, which I stated was located in Portnalong. The message also included additional information for your arrival at the cottage. I did not receive a reply and sent another message on 30 August 2016, giving additional information, including my telephone number and email address. I was surprised when your daughter phoned me from the pub in Carbost, on the date of your arrival, asking if the cottage was in Portnalong, given that I had already furnished this information in the 2 emails already referred to.
I am sorry that you found the fridge freezer too small for your needs. However, there have been 3 quality assurance checks carried out at the cottage over the last 4 years. Each inspection has upheld the cottage's 4 star status. The size of the fridge freezer meets the criteria set by VisitScotland quality assurance for a party of 6 over one to two weeks.
You state that the towels provided were hard and quite grubby. The towels were replaced 2 years ago, and will be replaced again this Winter. All the towels are Christy's, who are renowned for their luxury towels. The towels and all the linen is changed and laundered, by my sister and her team, at each change over. The definition of grubby is dirty or unwashed.The towels provided for your stay at Shorefield were freshly washed and hung out to dry in the Skye fresh air.
I am sorry that you feel the cottage was not worth the money you paid, but the tariffs I charge are reasonable in comparison to similar properties currently being let on the island.
Regards
Catherine
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J C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Excellent accommodation with fantastic scenery”
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Shorefield is an excellent place to stay for exploring all that Skye has to offer. It has everything you need down to a supply of tea bags! The property had ample space for the two of us and our two small dogs. All amenities were available such as wi-fi and free view channels. Gorgeous outlook from living room that you would never tire of. Superb quality living!

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Liked best: Spacious living and outstanding scenery
Liked least: The weather!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 7, 2016
Thank you very much you for your fabulous review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Shorefield. My ultimate aim is to provide high quality accommodation for my guests.
Kindest Regards and best Wishes
Catherine
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moira h
rosyth
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Lovely”
Reviewed May 26, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This cottage is definately worth a visit the location is perfect everything you need it's lovely

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Midges
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 28, 2016
Thank you so much Moira, for your great review. I am delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Shorefield.
Kindest Regards and Best Wishes
Catherine
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Rob R
Shropshire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Well equiped house, excellent location, we will return!”
Reviewed August 24, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This house was just perfect for us, stunning location above Loch Harport, very little passing traffic, good central location for both Cuillins and the main attractions in the North. Spotlessly clean, very grateful our dog could come too which is a big bonus. He was quite happy to stay in the small front hall. Kitchen compact but well equiped. Tasteful decor and a feeling of warmth throughout, all modern electronic entertainment you could ask for - but do you need any in such a wonderful location? Only three slight rooms for improvement: 1. Would have been nice to be able to e-mail the owner before to check access details & to personally thank her after (perhaps I just missed a link somewhre!). 2.No recycling available here or nearby except glass in Carbost. 3. Cooker instructions missing but manged to down load info of internet. Very minor niggles in an otherwise excellent stay. I would highly recomend this property.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
Sep 4, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your excellent review of Shorefield. I am delighted that you enjoyed your holiday on Skye and your stay at Shorefield and that you would have no hesitation recommending the cottage.
I am really sorry to hear that you were unable to contact me. I was under the impression that my contact details were released by Holiday Letting once they received the deposit. I have taken note, and in future will make a point of messaging customers with my contact details and website address.
I am in the process of ordering a recycling bin, and this will hopefully be available for use within the next few weeks.
The cooker instructions have been found and will be left beside the hob, for guests arriving. I am in the process of drawing up a simplified version of instructions for the hob and oven, which will be placed on the wall beside the hob.
I hope you had a safe and enjoyable journey back down south and thanks again for choosing to stay at Shorefield, while holidaying on my home island.
Kindest Regards and Best Wishes
Catherine
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Rakicat
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Stunning Location”
Reviewed August 19, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Spent a week in this cottage for our first ever trip to the Isle of Skye; it took us 11 hours to get to Shorefield, thank goodness for the very precise instructions, but it was worth the journey.

The cottage was comfortable and spacious with plenty of good quality kitchen and dining utensils. All rooms were decorated nicely throughout and were very clean on arrive; nice en-suite to the main bedroom.

The cottage was in a fantastic setting overlooking Loch Harport; very relaxing. The cottage was a 10 minute drive from Carbost where you will find a shop, the Old Inn which serves good food and drink and the Talisker distillery (worth a visit).

We found Shorefield to be a good base for exploring the island.The only negative that we have is that there could have been better instructions to finding the password for the wifi and the cooker instructions were a little difficult to understand. Overall, brilliant cottage, great location and would recommend it.

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Liked best: The location and setting of the cottae
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 29, 2015
Thank you very much for your excellent review of Shorefield. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay there.

I was sorry to learn about the difficulties you encountered when trying to operate the cooker and also finding the WiFi password. Thank you for bringing these issues to my attention, which I have taken on board and acted on, accordingly.

In future, the WiFi password will be on a laminated card, which will be placed, in clear view, on the coffee table, in the living-room.

I am in the process of drawing up a simplified version of the instructions for the oven and hob, which will be placed on the wall in the kitchen. The Oven and hob are high quality, but I do appreciate they can be a bit difficult to operate initially, but once you know how it is quite straight forward.

I hope you had a good journey back home and I look forward to welcoming you to Shorefield should you decide to come back and stay in the future.
Kindest Regards and Best Wishes

Catherine
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Bilncrs
Barking, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
330 reviews
100 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Really nice place to stay.”
Reviewed February 8, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Four of us stayed for 4 nights in Feb & all of us thought it a fantastic place to use as our base for touring the Island.
Although it was in the middle of winter the place was really warm, with fantastic views.
We drove into Carbost (10 minute drive away) every night for dinner & a drink, but the house has "everything" needed to be self sufficient.
The WIFI is excellent & the Freeview tv has all the channels needed. There is even dvd's provided.

Away from the property, there is a hotel/bar within walking distance, but it wasn't very welcoming, they refused to let us eat there, & only let you drink there if one of their guests are in the bar (we didn't return after our 1st visit). Instead, head for the Old Inn, in nearby Carbost (10 min drive away) great beer/food.

We also recommend the Wild Skye Boat trip. Situated near the Talisker Brewery.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 4, 2015
Thank you very much for your excellent review of Shorefield. I endeavour to maintain a high standard of self catering accommodation, which is welcoming and a home from home for all my guests. I am so pleased you commented on the view from the living-room window, which I adore. I just love the panoramic view across the loch.
Thank you again and I hope you had a good journey back down South and hopefully you will visit Skye again in the future.
Kindest Regards and Best Wishes
Catherine
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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