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“Out of the Ordinary”
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Skerry Cottage at the base of the lighthouse
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55 reviews
Skerry Cottage at the base of the lighthouse
beautiful sunset
decking area from the kitchen
kitchen
kitchen
kitchen
kitchen
decking area and lighthouse
living room with open fire
main bedroom
main bedroom
bathroom
romantic setting for a wedding
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Bob J
Canby, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
450 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“Out of the Ordinary”
Reviewed 14 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Looking for a nice stay (self-catering) that's different? You wouldn't go wrong with the Buchan Ness Lighthouse cottages. We stayed two nights in the Skerry Cottage (2 bedroom, living room, full kitchen, bath) and loved the stay. Shirley, the manager, is great--friendly, took care of all our needs and went well beyond what we expected. The facilities are super and the peat fire in the living room fireplace was a treat. The tariff for our nights was reasonable (high, but then the lighthouse cottages are special). We plan to book a stay again as soon as we can.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Nov 2017
Thank you very much for this review.I really enjoyed meeting you both, and It was very nice to meet guests who are knowledgeable and interested in this area- Looking forward to meeting you both again on your next visit !
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StPaulSuz...
St. Paul, MN
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic place to relax and explore!”
Reviewed 6 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

What a treat to stay at the Skerry Cottage! Sheila welcomed us warmly despite our late arrival on a stormy night! We loved the bright fresh flowers and the comfort of the beautiful cottage. The cottage was comfortable, warm, and very quiet despite the waves and wind outside. The history of the lighthouse and those who lived there was fascinating,what fun to imagine life here years ago!
The bed, bathroom, and living room with its peat fire were perfect and cozy.
The location is truly one-of-a-kind...the views of the ocean right outside were breathtaking and nearby walks around the island and on the shore were spectacular!
We enjoyed the fully equipped kitchen and ate all our meals in, but had a great day exploring nearby towns, stone circles, and local history.
Next time we'll stay longer!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Nov 2017
Thank you so much for a great review, and being such lovely guests!
Best wishes and thanks again from Sheila
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Galavante...
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great wee stay.”
Reviewed 13 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Throughly enjoyed our two night stay at Skerry cottage and wished we could have stayed longer.
The cottage more or less has everything you would need to enjoy your stay. The heating was excellent as was the open fire in the living room. Every room was pleasantly decorated and the view from the kitchen/decking was fantastic.
The island itself easily covers 2 acres so great for kids/dogs to roam.
Would recommend visiting Cruden, Slains castle(careful with kids/dogs), Bullers of Buchan(careful with kids/dogs), Peterhead Prison, Fraserburgh beach and Aden Park in Mintlaw. If passing Ellon, we would also recommend the Brewdog Brewery. Very impressive. Kids and dogs welcome.
Plenty of other beaches and towns though to explore. We just didn't have enough time.
Boddam itself is a nice quiet fishing village.
It has a good Chip shop and very well stocked local shop. The usual big supermarkets are 5 minutes away in Peterhead if needed.
We will certainly recommend Skerry cottage to friends and family and hopefully return sometime in the future.

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Management Response
19 Oct 2017
Thank you very much for such a brilliant review , and also nice of you to mention interesting days out and local services ,eg. chip shop and local shop. We're not a tourist hotspot here, but lots to see and do for everyone ( dogs included !) Thank you for coming back this time, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future
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Fusilier1...
1 review
“Rest Bite”
Reviewed 24 June 2017 for a stay in April 2017

I'm a disabled veteran who knows when it's time to get away from my "normal environment"and coming to my little BOLTHOLE is EXACTLY the kind of surroundings I've been looking for for years and now that I've found it,I can say with great conviction that I will be a frequent guest ALL year round,during a storm it's so Atmospheric with the waves crashing against the little window of "dunndonie"cottage and your sitting with anticipation for the next wave to come,my little slice of heaven, and both hosts are an absolute pleasure to meet and you will NEVER forget your time at "buchaness lighthouse"because it's a place where MEMORIES are made in your life,in advance for your hospitality and your warm welcome I thank you for your support for the Veterans who served our country with Pride, and I personally don't think that there is enough people who appreciate the job that our Service Personal do/done but we have to rely on the "generosity"shown by people like Sheila and Mel. B 1st Bn RHF
Ps see you both on the 27th

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Management Response
25 Jun 2017
Thanks so much Barry for the great review.
It's a pleasure for us to have guests like yourself !
We're looking forward to seeing you for another visit on 27th.
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Wendy Ann...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Staying in a lighthouse”
Reviewed 16 November 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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If you are looking for a quiet get away, then this place is it. Its a lovely spot along side a quiet village with lovely views.The cottage has all you need for self catering including a solid fuel fire for cosy moments. There are pathways for walking nearby but we didn't get that far. If you are looking for places to go nearby there isn't much to visit without travelling some miles.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Nov 2016
Thank you so much for this positive review. Hope to see you again !
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