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Shore Croft
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Shore Croft
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Master bedroom
Second bedroom can be either King or twin
Wildlife viewing seat
Wildlife viewing seat
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Winter at Shore Croft
Garden furniture on the decking
Fire pit
Wildlife viewing seat
Fire pit
Local beach
Hamish!
The sunset
Loch Ewe
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Mellon Charles, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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admiral64
London
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect”
Reviewed 11 February 2013 for a stay in February 2013

At last, a rental property that not only lives up to its billing but that far exceeds all expectations. Following the very straightforward and clear directions, we arrived to find a warm, welcoming house and a very nice welcome gift. The house is spotless, beautifully and very comfortably furnished and comprehensively equipped - better than being at home! There are stunning loch views from all major rooms and we spent the late afternoons watching the weather approaching across the water from in front of the fire.

From a practical perspective, the laundry/utility room is fully equipped including a good first aid box and torches. There is a large entrance for coats and shoes which means you can get in from the weather without traipsing dirt through the house. The bedding and towels are good quality and the underfloor heating in the bathrooms is blissful.

The location is great: the local fish smoker who supplies the butchers and restaurants is down the road, the village store in Aultbea is the biggest in the area and the butchers stock local haggis and black pudding made a mile from the house. In the house, there is copious information about activities in the area as well as restaurant menus and walking books/maps. There are also CDs, DVDs and a selection of books in case more entertainment is needed. The full Sky package meant we could watch the Super Bowl while the storm raged outside.

Wonderful walking country, we saw loads of wildlife (deer, mountain goats, sealions, a golden eagle, etc, etc). Watch out for sheep, deer and goats on the road, especially early morning/late afternoon. The house is private and quiet without being isolated, full internet connectivity in case you need to stay connected to the real world - absolutely perfect. We are working out the earliest time the house is free and that we can return. There's just the two of us but the house would happily absorb families as evidenced by the glowing testimonials in the guest book. The pictures on the website are accurate but don't capture the sheer wonder of this place and its environs - unreservedly recommended.

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Liked best: House exactly as described and better than expected!
Liked least: Nothing
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Formby
Reviewed 10 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Guildford
Reviewed 4 February 2013 for a stay in October 2012

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Kingussie
Reviewed 20 January 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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Mark11108...
Watford, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Stay!!”
Reviewed 10 January 2013 for a stay in November 2012

Me and my wife work quite long hours and so we were looking to get away from all the hussle and bussle of things for a week and Shore Croft is the perfect place at which to do this. As it has been said before by many on the site, the house is beautifully decorated and has everything that you need in it and is well worthy of it's 5 star rating. The view from the house is truely wonderful and it was a real pleasure to stand on the decking each morning with a coffee and just take it all in. The house can acommodate up to 8 people, although it didn't feel too large for just the two of us. We did however discuss how wonderful a place it would be for a Christmas family gathering. But looking at the availability on the website, then we are not the only ones who have thought of this!!

We visited at the end of November and so there was not too much open in the surrounding areas, but there are plenty of resturants / coffee shops and attractions to be found further out if you look for them during a drive out, or by researching online. We ended up doing more driving than we thought we would, but when you are driving around in the amazing scenery that the Highlands provides then a 2 or 3 hour drive turns in to a treat in itself.

A few tips that I would suggest are: To follow the owners directions that they email to you before you go, because we thought that our Sat Nav would find its way to the house fine, but it didn't and we ended up in a neighbours drive. Luckily she was very polite and happy to guide us the correct way to the house (I suspect that this is a regular occurrence). Also we purchased tea, coffee and sugar from a supermarket on the way to the house, only to find that this was already provided.

All in all we had a wonderful, relaxing stay at Shore Croft and we would highly recommend this holiday destination to everyone who is looking to have a relaxing and luxurious break.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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