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“Highlight of our trip!!”
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Skerry Cottage at the base of the lighthouse
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55 reviews
Skerry Cottage at the base of the lighthouse
beautiful sunset
decking area from the kitchen
kitchen
kitchen
kitchen
kitchen
decking area and lighthouse
living room with open fire
main bedroom
main bedroom
bathroom
romantic setting for a wedding
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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kcooke912
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
“Highlight of our trip!!”
Reviewed October 8, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

This was our first trip to Scotland, and staying at the Buchan Ness Lighthouse was the highlight of our two week trip. When we arrived and opened the door to the Dundonnie cottage, my husbands jaw dropped. It's beautifully restored, actually nicer than our home in California!

The owner, Sheila, was very attentive and so friendly, even brought a gift basket one stormy evening for our 20th wedding anniversary! We loved our sturdy, cozy retreat by the fire, watching the beam from the lighthouse at night. There were even wonderful crocheted throws to curl up with in the living room! It was wonderful having an island to ourselves - so private!

We were fortunate enough that the lighthouse keeper came by one day to service the lighthouse and let us accompany him up inside!

My husband is still talking about this place . . .we didn't want to leave, and hope to go back someday!

Date of stay: September 2011
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Liked best: The cottage was beautiful, the owner was wonderful
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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olive52
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome Cottage, Wonderful Owners”
Reviewed July 28, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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Myself and 3 other family members stayed at Skerry Cottage in June'2011. Sheila Priest and family were just wonderful, made us feel like family coming to visit. The cottage is decorated with all the little extras, we hated to leave and hope to visit again. Best place ever to stay, very clean, lots of privacy. I would recommend to everyone to stay there if they can, best value, best location. Owners made themselves available to us during our entire stay. We left our hearts in Scotland............

Date of stay: June 2011
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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gregandca...
Phoenix, Arizona
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139 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Sets a benchmark few other b&bs could manage”
Reviewed June 30, 2011 for a stay in June 2011
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This place literally ticked all the boxes
Charming hostess
Well appointed rooms
Large beds
Hot showers
Big kitchen with room to cook in
Open fire
Sea views
An island
A light house
Going to sleep with the sound the waves
Every one who ever thought of opening a b&b should come here and see how the master has done it...

Date of stay: June 2011
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Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Families with young children
Families with teenagers Tourists
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nrt66
Evesham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Once you step on the island you never want to leave”
Reviewed May 22, 2011 for a stay in October 2010
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people found this review helpful

From the warmest of welcomes to the beauty of the seascape the time we spent on Buchan Ness Island was fantastic. You enter the cottage and immediately realise you have made the right choice. Clean, tidy well-furnished and nicely decorated. All rooms are designed to make you feel very much at home in terms of comfort. Functionally you are provided with everything in the kitchen which is large and has a family dining table.

The location is on the edge of a small village and the nearest town is about 4 miles away which has all basics like grocery shops and bakers etc. There is also a selection of restaurants worth checking out.

Wander by foot or drive the cost roads by car you will not be disappointed but may be breath taken by the stunning views and tranquillity of the coastal hamlets and villages.

Further away, but only 25 minutes or so by car is Aberdeen where you have everything a city can offer including theatre, shows, gigs and large modern promenade with fun fare, amusements, crazy golf and a campus of restaurants to suit all.

We visited twice in 2010. My son is 11 and he won't stop asking when we are going back. My daughter is 17 and she spent most of the week in August out on the rocks sketching and drawing the view was so fantastic.

You will not be disappointed - enjoy

Date of stay: October 2010
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Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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Lanarkshire
Reviewed April 12, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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Date of stay: April 2011
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Traveling group: Family (extended)
Your age range 45-54
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pistoia Italy
Reviewed April 12, 2011 for a stay in March 2011

Date of stay: March 2011
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Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 25-34
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Aberdeen
Reviewed April 12, 2011 for a stay in April 2011
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Date of stay: April 2011
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Traveling group: Solo traveler
Your age range 35-44
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