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Amazing views from the croft will leave wishing you stayed longer!
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Amazing views from the croft will leave wishing you stayed longer!
Island View on the Waternish Peninsula.
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Amazing views from the croft will leave wishing you stayed longer!
Island View on the Waternish Peninsula.
The sun setting behind the Outer Hebrides creates unforgettable memories from Island View!
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Waternish, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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artintheo...
Montrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sort of cheap and not so cheerful”
Reviewed December 15, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We left our booking a bit late, and so all the nice affordable holiday rentals were already fully booked (good tip - book at least 6 months in advance if you are trying to find somewhere on Skye!). We found this place which was on at a reasonable price compared to the extortionate other places that were left (we paid £245 for 3 nights, so fairly reasonable by Skye rental standards).

When we arrived at the cottage we noticed the outside was pretty overgrown, and a big pile of tarmac had been dumped near the door - not the most welcoming arrival. Inside, the place was pretty dated, but functional, or so we though - when I went into the living room and pushed the door closed, I realised the handle had been removed and I was stuck in there for about 30 minutes whilst my partner frantically tried to open the door by getting at the mechanism with a fork. Thankfully we got it in the end - I thought I was going to have to climb out of the window. We could laugh about it later, as it was so ridiculous, but certainly not a good start to the stay!

The living room was cosy with the open fire, but the furniture is really very dated and the sofa is very uncomfortable. It seems the whole place has been done on the cheap.

However, the most disappointing thing was yet to come. We had initially thought the cottage was semi-detached. however, it turned out our part was more of a self contained unit within the rest of the building, with an adjoining door through to another apartment (I can only call these apartments, it doesn't merit being called a cottage and shouldn't be advertised as such).

The house has not been renovated to a high standard, so we could hear absolutely everything the neighbours were up to. They also had a small child who constantly battered up and down the stairs. Unfortunately, as the weather was bad, it felt very depressing and like we were locked inside someone else's house. We felt we couldn't enjoy ourselves at night with music etc for fear of waking up the neighbour's child, yet we were awoken early in the morning and disturbed all evening by the noise of people walking about overhead or running up and down stairs.

The location is nice, with beautiful views and nice walks and attractions nearby, but the flat itself was very disappointing, and certainly not a peaceful cottage retreat as we had imagined.

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Management Response
Dec 18, 2014
Thank you for feedback regarding Island View. We always take feedback seriously and a number of the issues raised have already been dealt with such as the door handle has been replaced and the bedroom that is above Island View is now closed. We are continuing to improve Island View over the winter months and we take your feedback into full consideration. Thank you again for letting us know.
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Justcarol...
Aix-en-Provence, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just perfect”
Reviewed October 17, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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That was exactly what I was looking for. Nice view, quiet, clean, fire place, wonderfull neighbourg, horses, nature.
The house is like a second homme.
I Will plan to come Back next year.

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Liked best: The place by it self
Liked least: Nô wifi but now it is. Perfect
Traveling group: Seul(e)
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Chrissi19...
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Reviewed September 3, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Nein.
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