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Cottage -
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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RossAgn
Hudson, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect location to base your Skye vacation!”
Reviewed 10 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Owner responsive and accommodating. In the town of Portree on waterfront byway with spectacular views of the bay and Ben Tianavaig. Close to town center and 2 minute walk to restaurants and grocery, but around the bend from all the commotion keeps the evenings quiet. Small sign on front of cottage identifies it as a rental. We had a few knocks on door from people looking for a place to stay. One person walked in the front door before we could answer the knock. Just lock the door. It's a great spot. I would recommend to friends and family and easily return myself for a long stay.

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Liked best: Location, location, location
Liked least: the rare knock on door by people looking for accommodation
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mrs Donna...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brightwater Cottage, Beautiful location, stunning views,comfortable beds”
Reviewed 29 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Great weather, good central location, shame about the unusable garden space, access treacherous and garden completely overgrown.. Lounge Seating very uncomfortable

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
31 May 2016
The cottage is not advertised as having a garden for guest use. We don't promote it as being accessible or managed as it very steep ground at the back of house.
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Steve b
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great cottage, with stunning views on a beautiful island”
Reviewed 10 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Arriving at the cottage we were able to park easily on the road opposite. We like to stay in high quality places and our expectations are always pretty high so walking into the cottage we were extremely pleased with what we found. The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean from top to bottom, beautifully furnished in all rooms and very comfortable.
There was only the two of us so didn't use two of the bedrooms but the view of Portree bay, Ben Tiannavaig and across to Raasay from the master bedroom upstairs is simply breathtaking. You really could sit there all day and just admire the view.
The lounge has two lovely sofas and a log burning fire which, whilst not essential due to the heating, made the room even cosier. A great place to relax after a cold day outside with a nice glass of wine !
The kitchen isn't huge but has everything you could possibly need and includes a dishwasher which is always welcome.
Another real bonus is the proximity to local restaurants, shops, walks (from the doorstep), harbour and not to mention several local hostelries. Some of the main restaurants still hadn't opened but we did eat in The Bosville which was excellent, good food, decent prices, great service and very nice atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
All in all we had a great trip, loved Skye, but more than anything we were so glad we decided to book Brightwater Cottage, will definitely be back.

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Liked best: Cleanliness, cosiness, views
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mathias K
Loerzweiler, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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people found this review helpful

We stayed over Christmas and well into the New Year and I can not express enough how much wie enjoyed our stay. The cottage is accessed directly from the sidewalk, but the little traffic did bot bother us at all, besides the cottage has fairly new windows, it is really not loud. The views from the living room and the bedrooms are simply breathtaking (if you are an early morning Jogger: jogg through town to stand at the top of the hill behind the cottage - marvellous! And on the way back you can get fresh Rolls from the co-op for your Family!).
The cottage itself is well equipped and has this homey feeling that prevents you from worrying about touching anything in case you might break something (especially those travelling with small children know what I mean ).
The location is ideal for short strolls into town, hiking trips or to get to anywhere else on the Island by car.

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Liked best: Location, view, very good beds, open fire !
Liked least: Kitchen is very cold in the morning, as it has no heating, but heats up fairly quickly.
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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thewhisky...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful Cottage & Amazing Views!”
Reviewed 25 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in Brightwater Cottage, the house is well equipped and in an ideal location. Every window has a beautiful view over looking the sea and mountains, we were very fortunate with the weather too which made our stay even more perfect! In the evenings when it turned colder outside, we enjoyed curling up on the sofa's with a glass of wine, in front of the fabulous wood burning stove, a real treat! from the moment we booked to the end of our stay Sue and Pauline were very helpful, friendly and professional. We have already booked to stay again next year & can't wait :-)

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Liked best: The amazing views, the location and cosy nights beside the fire!
Liked least: Nothing... Everything was great!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children
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