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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 8 reviews
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RMOyne
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Beautiful views from chalet but room for improvement in a few areas”
Reviewed April 16, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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I booked a short three-night stay here with my young dog. Location is lovely but you do need guidance from the owners to get to the actual location and it is accessed by typical Scottish country roads (ie single lane with passing places). The chalet is cosy but the rooms are quite a bit smaller than a standard cottage as it is a chalet. One of the bedrooms is located in the roof (there’s a ladder to get up there). However it is pretty decently equipped, although note there is no WiFi but you do get a decent 4G signal.

The views are beautiful and you can walk your dog on a leadin the immediate area. There are cows and sheep in the adjacent fields so need to be careful and also avoid the electric fencing.

I only met one host, Alan, and wasn’t really welcomed by him so I was left to my own devices when trying to work out how things operated in the chalet. There are also no instructions/welcome pack provided which I think might have been useful for things like operating the DVD (which source to use on TV), etc. The host didn’t seem that interested in welcoming me into the property or showing me how things worked. He was also quite abrupt when I inadvertently parked in the wrong area one day; personally, I think a welcome pack or proper induction would have avoided that issue!! Generally I felt the hosts are only interested in longer bookings where they can take more money and not shorter stays such as mine. Fair enough but then they should instruct Sykes Cottages accordingly. There are lots of places to stay in and around Strathpeffer so I think there may be better options than this one. That said, I did love the views from the balcony of the chalet and they were great to wake up to.

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Tracy W
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Base”
Reviewed August 19, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This was a good base for all the activities which we had planned to do on our holiday. On the whole the property was good but a few niggly points for me, there was not enough space around the table for 6 people only 4, there was no family size freezer, and if you are not cooking or eating out (which the owner commented to me on arrival) why is there a dishwasher . Owners would be better off advertising the property as 4 and not 6.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: no freezer (only freezer box) for amount of people or space around table (4)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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amosdubli...
Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“peaceful country retreat”
Reviewed July 17, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is a well equipped chalet with nice views and very welcoming hosts. It is well located for visiting the Highlands if you don't fancy moving around to a different B&B every few days. Do not even attempt to find it on your own the first time, phone Alan the owner and he is happy to come and guide you from Strathpeffer.

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Liked best: peace, quiet and comfort.
Liked least: poor directions from booking agents.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed October 16, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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kaninchen...
aberdeen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely chalet in a beautiful location”
Reviewed December 5, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

I visited the chalet along with my parents, cousin and dog. Views from the chalet are stunning and the chalet itself is immaculate, welcoming and well equipped. The owners are very friendly and helpful. There are so many places to visit from this base.

We will certainly be going back.

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Liked best: The stunning scenery and the tranquility.
Liked least: Nothing to dislike.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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