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“Home from home, excellent family cottage.”
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32 reviews
Sea & mountain views from the cottage
Sea cliffs from the cottage back garden
Cottage & garden (in March)
Recently fitted kitchen - view 1
Recently fitted kitchen - view 2
Plenty room for everyone round the table!
Relaxed dining room adjoining kitchen
Spacious sunny living room with sea and mountain views
Kingsize double room with sea and mountain views
Twin room (can be made up as double)
Single room
Recently fitted bathroom, shower over bath
Table tennis shed in garden grounds
Snow at Wild Orchid Cottage, December
The peaceful Ullinish Peninsula (and Wild Orchid Cottage)
Idyllic Coral Beach - near Dunvegan
Oronsay Island - you can walk there from the Cottage when the tide is out
Snow-dusted Macleods Tables from Ullinish
Wild Orchid Cottage garden at the back
Wild Orchid Cottage garden at the front
Autumn sun on 'The Hill Road' from Struan to Portree
Walking the Beinn Deargs from Sligachan
The magnificent Cuillin from the Cottage garden
Wintry looking Cuillin from Ullinish (December)
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Struan, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Very good - based on 32 reviews
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Adam G
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Home from home, excellent family cottage.”
Reviewed May 24, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This was our first trip to Skye and the cottage really did not disappoint. The beds were all like (if not) new, and the living room very cozy with the log fire going (to be honest this was on most of the time as the weather was rubbish).

Great accommodation for those with a dog as it is only 4km to a tidal island which our border collie loved and the dog can't get out of the spacious gardens on the cottage.

Only down side was that the 2nd fridge wasn't working when we got there but Hazel was great and sorted out within 24hours buying a brand new replacement.

first class accommodation and service. (Shame about the weather!!).

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Liked best: Log fire!!
Liked least: (Nothing was rubbish)
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 7, 2014
Good to hear you enjoyed staying at Wild Orchid Cottage and managed to keep cosy even though you experienced almost the full range of Skye weather on your visit! Fingers x'd for some better weather if you come back again!
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Tom P
York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highlight of our year”
Reviewed December 12, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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person found this review helpful

My brother, three friends and I all had an incredibile time at the cottage. If it was closer we'd DEFINITELY come back (it took us ten hours of driving).

The views were breathtaking, there were great walks around, the cottage was perfect for us - a little fire/stove, the beds were comfy, so were the sofas (on which we spent most of our time!): we couldn't have asked for more!

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 22, 2013
I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay so much, and took the time to submit such a lovely review. Thank you, and I hope you will come back sometime in the future in spite of the epic journey to get here!
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Jill S
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Breathtaking views”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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person found this review helpful

This cottage is set in the perfect location with breath taking views towards Loch Harport and the Cuillins. It is in an ideal location for getting to all the best attractions on Skye and doing some local walks. The cottage is dog friendly and the garden is very dog friendly. Our spaniel exhausted himself chasing after the smell of rabbits in the garden. The cottage is typical of a goodish holiday cottage rather than a "home from home" and the furnishings reflected this. The kitchen is very well equipped. We would stay there again because of the excellent location and the views.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Poor state of living room furniture
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 26, 2013
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back to Wild Orchid Cottage. Good news - the living room furniture is being renewed in December and the double bedroom is also being upgraded over the winter.
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Kiltgirl
Nairn, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good for the soul”
Reviewed November 14, 2013 for a stay in November 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at the Wild Orchid cottage last weekend and cannot praise it highly enough. A cosy get away in the most stunning of locations. We are regular Skye visitors and love it at any time of year and so enjoyed our November break in Ullinish. The Cuillins had a perfect dusting of snow and it was wonderful to watch the clouds swirl over them from the comfort of the living room.
The cottage is deceptively large and had everything we could need and more. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed to eat in every night at the big dining table. Oh and the bottle of claret left for us was very quaffable with our venison from the Portree butchers!
It was a bit too chilly to play pool and ping pong in the shed or make use of the two picnic tables, but with a large selection of books, games and jigsaws in the living room, we were far from bored. There is also free wifi for those that don't want to leave the modern world behind.
Wonderful walks down to the causeway and the broch from the cottage and a cute wee honesty box for fresh free range eggs close by.
A perfect cottage to relax and enjoy the beauties of Skye. Still feeling relaxed and refreshed after our lovely stay.

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Management Response
Nov 18, 2013
It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your short break at Wild Orchid Cottage, and we hope we can welcome you back again sometime in the future!
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kangeroo7...
Southport, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 for a stay in September 2012
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person found this review helpful

Stayed in Wild Orchid Cottage in September 2013. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped and perfect for us. I loved the ever changing views towards the Cuillin and took countless photographs of the same view. We used the cottage as a base to tour the north half of the island, and it was perfectly situated for us to do that. I loved the quietness and seclusion of the cottage and the dog loved having a large garden to run in. We even managed a trip to the 3 Chimneys while we were there, which was a highlight.

We knew we were going to arrive late, and the light was left on for us, so it was easy to find. A great little porch area for coats and boots meant we could leave our wet gear there. We never did venture down the garden to play table tennis!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2013
just a wee typo to correct...it was September 2012!
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LeonieV79
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed July 31, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Management Response
Oct 8, 2017
We're pleased you enjoyed the quiet of our wee corner of Skye.
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Liked least: Schlafzimmer
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Sep 29, 2016
I'm very sorry you did not enjoy your stay, and thank you for providing feedback. We believe we present the cottage honestly: as a cosy, comfortable and family-friendly, as well as dog-friendly place to stay. We don't try to present it as a luxury cottage, and the prices reflect what is on offer, with everything included, as well as making no charge for dogs. The living room furniture was only purchased 2 years ago and two of the four beds were new last year - we constantly renew furniture and equipment on a rotational basis. The table tennis shed in the garden is mainly provided for kids to play in when the weather is not so great - and they seem to love it (as well as many of our adult guests) just as it is - a bit quirky, but fun to hang out in. We do try our best to provide a comfortable base at a reasonable cost for our guests to enjoy Skye, and a lot of people come back to stay more than once at Wild Orchid Cottage. I'm very sorry, and sad, that we didn't manage live up to expectations on this occasion.
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