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65 reviews
Clachtolls 'Split rock'!
Suilven
Ardvreck castle
River Inver
Achmelvich beach
Lochinver bay
The old man of storr
Βόρεια φώτα στο Lochinver και Assynt. Ardvreck κάστρο.
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lochinver, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Becky_G29...
New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A home from home”
Reviewed April 4, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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We stayed in Waterloo House for 1 week with our 2 children aged 5 & 3. I can't use enough adjectives to describe how perfect this holiday was. You can basically do as little or as much as you want to.

The house is beautiful decorated, with a modern yet homely feel. The 'nods' to the surroundings are perfect additions. The house was immaculate and I mean spotless. Every nook and cranny had been addressed. With having small boys who play with little cars, we even had to go under the settee, which had obviously been moved and cleaned under.

The more than adequately equipped kitchen was a pleasure to cook meals for the family in. A huge American style fridge freezer, a range cooker and hob. The boys loved sitting at the breakfast bar while I cooked their meals. And even better to top it off, a dishwasher!

Then there's the hot tub. Ben made sure this was topped up and cleaned before our arrival, it was perfect, and even on the coldest days, it was beautiful to sit in it and watch the world pass by.

The biggest plus point to this house is the view, the ever changing view of the mountains, the harbour and the little twinkling lights of Lochinver. It's mesmerising. My son sat for hours with the binoculars just watching the boats coming in and out!

We had a walk in to the village a couple of times and had some delicious meals at the Caberfeidh and Peets.

My advice to anybody contemplating visiting is just go. It took us quite a while to get there, but my goodness it was worth every minute!

We are booking again to return next summer. Unfortunately we already have our summer holiday booked or I think we'd be heading back!

This is a little gem that shouldn't be missed! Thank you to Ben for being on hand if we needed him!

Date of stay: March 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 5, 2015
Dear Becky, thank you so much for your fantastic review! I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed Waterloo house and, the surrounding area! Please come back soon, your more than welcome.
Many thanks,
Ben
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jmcintosh...
1 review
“if you want to go to the highlands of scotland you dont need to look any further than this”
Reviewed December 22, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

wonderful location ,views are amazing the villa is top draw has everything you could possable need ... 5 star all the way for me.......

Date of stay: December 2014
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
People with pets
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Management Response
Jan 10, 2015
Many thanks for your fantastic review! Happy 2015 and hope to have you stay again soon.
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Reviewed December 13, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Date of stay: December 2014
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 15, 2014
Thanks for your great review! Come back soon!
Ben
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Bonnybridge
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“All the comforts you would want”
Reviewed November 16, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Waterloo House is astonishing in almost every detail. From the location looking over the water to Lochinver, with Suilven in the distance, to the high, high quality gadgets and fittings, this is one seriously good self catering accommodation.
It was our base for a week, firstly with friends then my elderly mother in law. Ben, the owner, was very helpful and maintained regular contact, acting quickly to have a electrical glitch checked out by his sparky.
You have full use of a Netflix account, and other video devices as supplied via the free wi-fi and state of the art smart TV. There's enough storage in the American style fridge, a 6 ring Rangemaster cooker, seriously comfortable beds and more towels than you'll need. Stargazers can use the big telescope, or borrow the binoculars to search for local wildlife, such as deer, eagles and seals. And after a long day out and about, relax in the hot tub - we found this particularly relaxing, with the lights out staring at the stars - truly amazing.
One wee suggestion to Ben would be to possibly look into supplying a higher, firmer chair for any future elderly visitors (my mother in law struggled to get off the large sofa as it was a tad low for her) but that's more down to her physical needs rather than inadequate seating.
I definitely want to return as this is one of my favourite places in the world. I'd also recommend dining out at Peet's Restaurant - amazing local food.

Date of stay: November 2014
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Electrical problem in master en suite
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2014
Hi Brian,
Many thanks for your fantastic review, glad you all enjoyed yourselves!
A good point made reference a high chair for those less able/active, I shall look in to this!
Cheers,
Ben
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NicolaLW
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Wow!”
Reviewed November 4, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We booked this place for friends to stay at for our wedding and what a glorious place it is. Attention to detail throughout with luxury finish. Views over Lochinver through huge glass windows and deer in the "back yard". A great base for sight seeing and also for just chilling out at. Also very friendly and excellent service from the owner Ben.

Date of stay: October 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 8, 2014
Hi Nicola,
Many thanks for your fantastic review! Come back soon!
Ben
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Alex R
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Even better than advertised”
Reviewed September 28, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Difficult to put into words. The place looked pretty fantastic in the photos and Ben was very friendly and helpful beforehand. Then we arrived, and were even more impressed.

The location is perfect, just below access to a beautiful 5 mile hilltop walk across to Achmelvich, and within easy access to Lochinver.

The lodge was so well equipped that we could really live as comfortably as we could at home, and were wanting for nothing. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.

Date of stay: September 2014
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 2, 2014
Many thanks for your kind and fantastic review! Glad you had a great stay, I hope that you'll return in the not so distant future.
Ben
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Reviewed August 31, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Date of stay: August 2014
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 5, 2014
Thanks for your great review, glad you all enjoyed yourselves and had a great stay.
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