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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Damien P
Montreux, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed June 15, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Perfect cottage at the perfect location for visiting Harris and Lewis islands. Spotless, big kitchen , comfy living room with excellent books on Scottish islands. Everything you need if you want to be Connected( internet, wifi, Tv, dvd, sat tv...). Great place not to be missed.

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Liked best: Location. Confortable.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 17, 2015
Hi Damien, Thank you very much for your kind comments. I'm delighted that Albany Cottage was perfect for you, and that you enjoyed the Isle of Harris. I hope you would like to come back to the islands and see us again some time. There's certainly plenty to do, and your comfort is assured! Many thanks, Martin
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Linda R
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Luxury with a view”
Reviewed May 18, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Spent a week in this lovely cottage. Everything you could wish for and more. All the comforts of home with lots of thought having been put into making it just right. Fabulous position overlooking loch. Nice outside seating area for sunny evenings with mountains and sea loch. Great base for exploring and there are lots of maps, walk books, information books and DVDs about the area. Very welcoming place to stay and a lovely comfortable house to return to after a day's walking. Hopefully we will be back and I would definitely recommend Albany Cottage to anyone wanting a place to stay on the beautiful island of Harris.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 21, 2015
Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your glowing review which is much appreciated. I'm so glad that everything was so good for you at Albany Cottage, and that you had a good time out and about, exploring the Isle of Harris. As you say, there is indeed plenty to see, and I hope we will be able to welcome you back soon to see the rest! Many thanks, Martin
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sultanoma...
hangzhou/uk
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed April 9, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The cottage was comfort itself. Everything you needed was provided. The location was excellent for touring both Harris and Lewis and very convenient if you are doing the Uig-Tarbert route.

All in all a very enjoyable and memorable experience.

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Liked best: The location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 10, 2015
Hi sultanoman, Thank you for your very kind comments. I'm pleased you found 'perfection' at Albany Cottage and will want to visit the Isle of Harris again. You certainly had some fantastic wildlife sightings. Many thanks, Martin
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John B
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage”
Reviewed October 18, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Albany Cottage is in a lovely part of Harris, overlooking Scalpay, which has good walks, a shop and an excellent cafe. The Cottage has been beautifully modernised and refurbished, with an array of modern equipment in a well designed kitchen-diner, excellent technological connections (wifi, TV, Sky), a very comfortable bedroom and sitting room, and a spacious, immaculate bathroom. Everything one could want in terms of space (for two) and facilities for a relaxing holiday is supplied, and the owner is friendly and helpful. Book ferries on and off Harris well in advance (we had to leave a day early to go home, as Saturday ferries were all booked up) and be prepared for all kinds of weather (including several kinds in one day). For sunny weather there is a nice garden space in which to sit and admire the view.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 21, 2014
Hi John B, Thank you for your excellent review. Good to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at Albany Cottage. I'm pleased that you found all the facilities comfortable and spacious, and you enjoyed the large bathroom - it makes all the difference! Come back to Harris soon! Many thanks, Martin
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Andrew426
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed August 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Extremely comfortable, spacious cottage and very well equipped. We had a most enjoyable week here helped by glorious weather and after a days walking it was a delight to return to the cottage. The owners have put a lot of thought into the decor and if you can't live without being connected, the broadband via satellite is pretty speedy.

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Management Response
Sep 1, 2014
Hi Andrew426, Many thanks for your excellent review. Glad that everything was so good for you at Albany Cottage and your stay on the Isle of Harris. Do come back and see us again some time. Martin.
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John P
1 review
“A super cottage for two.”
Reviewed August 25, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Originally a very old stone cottage, which has been sympathetically extended. A south facing location. Very nicely decorated and well equipped. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Plenty of space for two.
Located on a quiet road a few miles east of Tarbert. It is an excellent base for exploring Harris, South Lewis and the Isle of Scalpay. Limited but adequate food shopping in Tarbert.
Care needed when driving into and out of the property; it is on the brow of a hill. Plenty of parking space.
Excellent service from the owner.

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Liked best: Everything you need is there, in excellant condition and everything works.
Liked least: The blinds for the velux roof windows were a bit awkward to operate.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Sep 11, 2014
Hi John P, Thank you for your very kind comments. We're pleased that everything was just right for you at Albany Cottage, and you enjoyed your holiday on the Isle of Harris. Come back and see us again! Many thanks, Martin
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Dunelm22
Durham UK
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The Best Self Catering we have ever stayed”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

I don't know where to start, this property is that good. We stayed two weeks in June, didn't rain once. Location wonderful about 4 miles from Tarbet Ferry Terminal and a mile and a half from Scalpay Shop, hence a very good place to visit all of North & South Harris and Lewis.
Communication with owner excellent, parking is spacious in either gate. Garden furniture lovely, Nice area to enjoy the evenings outside. Utility room has every thing you will ever need. Kitchen very well furnished and equipped by a very good department store we all know. Seating area to dine was lovely, nice big TV for me to watch World Cup while my wife made the evening meals, (I did all Breakfasts& washed up and filled the dishwasher by the way) sitting in the comfy swivel chairs. Lounge area had a bigger TV with very comfortable settee and chairs. Blue ray player and non Premium Sky channels. Very good library of books, maps and DVDs relative to the area. Spacious Bathroom very well appointed. Lovely bedroom and a comfy bed all furnishings of a high standard. We will stay here again. Having spent two weeks here we really didn't want to go home. This is Self catering at the top end of the market. Book it and enjoy

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Liked best: Freshness of everything
Liked least: Emptying the dishwasher
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jul 8, 2014
Hi Dunelm22, Wow! Thank you for such a great review. We're so glad that you had such a good holiday in Albany Cottage, and that everything was just right for you. We look forward to welcoming you both back soon, Many thanks, Martin
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