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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Very good - based on 25 reviews
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Margare19...
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage with s tunning views”
Reviewed October 15, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed in this cottage for the second time in October and once again had a lovely relaxing week.. The cottage is very clean and a real home form home being very warm and cozy. The weather was very good for autumn. The wifi is a great addition this year and we are lokking forward to returning again soon. The views from the windows are stunning.

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Liked best: The eaee of booking and access to the property. Owner very easy to conatct and replied to out emails immediately
Liked least: The week passd too quickly!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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lithgow20...
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“left for home 4 days early because the cottage was dull and very uncomfortable”
Reviewed October 14, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
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Booked this cottage for seven days . Friday 9th October to Friday 16th October 2015. On arrival in darkness, the door had been left open for us . no contact from the key holder. When we turned on the lights fuses blew, and we had to search in the dark for fuse box, then find replacement light bulbs. The storage heaters had to be turned on to heat the place. There was a log fire place ,but it would have been helpful to have a some fuel supplied to light the fire on the the night of arrival. The sitting room was dull, uncomfortable ,and depressing . Two very old, worn and stained couches, and battered old table and wooden chairs. The couches too uncomfortable to sit on, which left only the wooden chairs which were also uncomfortable to sit on all evening.. The carpet in the sitting room was old , stained and needed hovered There was a flat screen television in the sitting room
The bed rooms were comfortable . The small kitchen, though dull, was well enough equipped . Portree and Skye did not disappoint. . The location of Brightwater Cottage was good . .:Local people friendly and helpful, good shops and amenities :; and beautiful places to drive to and enjoy the wonderful scenery.
We have visited the area many times before, and we look forward to return visits , but we would not stay at this cottage again. . We were so uncomfortable and disappointed with depressing accommodation, we stayed only 3 nights of the 7 booked and paid for. On leaving the cottage on Mon , we couldn't contact the owner or key holder to advise them we were vacating the cottage. We knocked on the neighbour's door.to ask him if he had a land line phone no for th keyholder {mobiles no signal}. The neighbour didn't have contact no , We advised him that we were leaving and house would be unoccupied . We locked door and put key through letter box. We called at the local police station to advise that the house was empty and we had been unable to contact the owner to advise of this.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: the interior of the property was dull and uninviting
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Oct 15, 2015
All phone numbers were supplied by both email at time of booking and also in welcome folder at cottage...my home phone number is also displayed outside on cottage sign. The cottage has free wifi so an email would have been an option if no mobile signal. Key holder attempted contact several times on arrival night but received no reply so had no option but to leave door unlocked as no arrival time had been given. very unfortunate about fuses blowing but fuse box is directly by front door which is well lit by street lighting.

Storage heaters are on at all times but some heat overnight so instant heaters could have been used if extra heat needed.

Refute claims that furniture is old and uncomfortable...please see previous reviews from very satisfied guests.
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usermark8...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A great cottage in a great location”
Reviewed March 28, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Went for a 3 night stay with a couple of friends from work. We were not disappointed. From booking to payment, Sue (the owner) was extremely helpful. Directions were exact and simple. We arrived on Skye early and were even allowed access before the agreed 4pm entry time. Much appreciated.

The cottage is very central but also very quiet. The cottage is well equipped, very comfortable and cosy. We cooked in the cottage every night and enjoyed a wine sitting at the fire. We really enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in returning or recommending to others.

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Liked best: The location and cosy feel of the cottage
Liked least: There was no tin opener in the kitchen.
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Linda V
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely cottage, beautiful views.”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Brightwater Cottage is a very comfortable, warm cosy cottage, nicely decorated & furnished through out. The kitchen was well equipped. Bedrooms are spacious & beds very comfortable. Views from upstairs are absolutely outstanding over the harbour & sea. Easy walk to the shops, pubs & restaurants. Convenient parking across the road from cottage.

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Liked best: comfortable, great location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Maggie R
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect place”
Reviewed September 2, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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person found this review helpful

Lovely cottage, well equipped and very comfortable. Short distance to the village, and absolutely wonderful sea views from the cottage and garden. Perfect.

Traveling group: Friends
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MJ62_11
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Location, location, Location”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Comfortable cottage in a great location on the road out of Portree - as all principal rooms face the road we thought there would be traffic noise but there was none! Bedrooms are all large and nicely furnished; the two upstairs rooms have stunning views over the harbour - I was able to lie in bed with my morning coffee enjoying the view. Brightwater Cottage is comfortably furnished and the kitchen is well equipped. There is street parking available opposite the cottage and it is less than two minutes walk to the nearest restaurant and less than three minutes to the nearest pub and supermarket.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: People nosing against the window to see into the cottage!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Laurent38...
Seyssins, France
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect 'Base camp' in the city center for visiting Skye/ Hiking”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

(French family, 1 father + 3 kids 10/14/15)
We spent a week in Aug. We did daily walks in the Island (wonderfull walks...). The cottage is well located in the city centre literally 2 min from shops and 3 min from the harbour. Rooms are spacious, and the 2 rooms from upper level have wonderfull view on the harbour and the sea. It's on the road but there is no noise in the night. Clean and well equiped including a dryer _ useful in this country :) )
Clearly a recommanded option for Portree

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Liked best: Central location, View from upper rooms
Liked least: Faily small living room
Traveling group: En famille avec adolescent(s)
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was the property as advertised?
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