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Hill Crest Holiday Cottage
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Hill Crest Holiday Cottage
Lounge with flat screen TV, DVD player & wide choice of movies, games, puzzles, books Lounge also has electric fire and both sea and garden views
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46 reviews
Hill Crest Holiday Cottage
Lounge with flat screen TV, DVD player & wide choice of movies, games, puzzles, books
Lounge also has electric fire and both sea and garden views
View from lounge towards front hall .
Kitchen and breakfast bar
Fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar
Dining room set for six ready for a relaxing meal.  Includes cosy gas fire.
Dining room has three windows all with sea views.
Gas fire in the dining room.  Cozy reading nook in the corner.
Main floor double bedroom with king size bed and ensuite shower room
Kingsize bed in main floor bedroom
First floor double bedroom with kingsize bed and sea views on three sides.
First floor single bedroom with window seat and sea view.
First floor single bedroom with garden and sea view.
The Gazebo overlooking Cullen Bay
Comfortable deck chairs
Decking overlooking the Bay
View from the deck of Cullen Bay including the harbour, beach and the golf course
Tides out - Cullen's Seatown in the distance
Back garden patio set.
Back garden view from the patio.
View to the gazebo from the kitchen.
Pretty things.
Sea views from almost every window!
An excellent spot for dolphin spotting
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cullen, Moray, Scotland

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JennyBGla...
Glasgow
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed September 29, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed at Hillcrest for a week and can honestly say it's by far the best accommodation we have stayed in. Selma and Rob from the outset were so helpful and made the booking experience very easy.

On arriving we were met by Selma who is lovely and made us feel very welcome in showing us around the house and explaining everything that needed explained. The house itself was absolutely immaculate and provided us with everything we would possibly need for our stay. We had our baby with us and they had very kindly put up the city and high chair for us. Also the very thoughtful flowers and welcome basket was just what we needed to.

The rooms are all decorated to a high standard and the furniture very well looked after and modern. The beds are super comfortable and the provision of towels overly generous. In the kitchen there is literally every utensil you could think of.

The garden was immaculate and we were very fortunate to have lovely weather which allowed us to sit out on the decking.

We really can't speak highly enough about Hillcrest and Selma and Rob. They really have provided five star accommodation. So much so that we booked for next year during our stay.

Thank you so much Selma and Rob.

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Liked best: The high standard of the house
Liked least: That we had to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Sep 2015
Thanks so very much for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We're so pleased the cottage met and perhaps exceeded your expectations. We're also very happy you've already decided to return and look forward to having you back again in the New Year!

Selma & Rob
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jeantoo20...
Dundee, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect location”
Reviewed September 18, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The location of the cottage is superb with panoramic sea views. Our hostess welcomed us at the prearranged time with an excellent starter pack of food, so no need to rush out to shop The home-laid eggs were especially appreciated . The interior of the cottage was warm, very comfortably furnished and beautifully decorated, with a comprehensively equipped kitchen. The outlook over Cullen Bay was breathtaking and the deck and garden furniture encouraged us to relax and really enjoy our stay. Our only regret was that we had not booked a second week.

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Sep 2015
Thank you so very much for that very comprehensive and complementary review of your recent stay at Hill Crest. We welcome you to book that longer holiday anytime!

Selma & Rob
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Dreamon13
Glasgow
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed September 16, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Jjust home today after a four night stay with my daughter, son in law and baby grandson. What an absolutely amazing house. I cant praise it enough. There is nothing but luxury in every room. Just wish i could stay longer. Dont want to say too much or other people will want to go! Just want it to myself! I will be back soon. Thank you Selma

Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Sep 2015
Wow - what a nice surprise to read this review. I was a bit confused at first as we're only half way through the week but then realized you were only visiting for the first part of your daughter's holiday in Cullen. Thank you so very much for your lovely comments! I had a great time decorating the cottage and am always pleased to hear positive feedback. We hope you do return for another visit!

Selma & Rob
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mamazac20...
Canton, Michigan
1 review
“Amazing! Everything you could ever want or need”
Reviewed September 13, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We rented this cottage this August to celebrate my 70th Birthday. I was born inScotland and have only been back a few times, the last time being 26 years ago. I have never been to the East Coast before but what a beautiful place it was. Selma & Rob are the perfect hosts. Upon arrival the had fires going in the living room and dining room. A beautiful gift basket with a bouquet of flowers was left in the kitchen. We enjoyed the ocean view, even saw the Dolphins jump and a cruise ship passing. Wonderful time!!!
Jess

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
How wonderful that you chose to celebrate such an important milestone in your life in Scotland and that you chose Hill Crest as the venue. The Banffshire Coast scenery never fails to impress and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. We hope to see you again in the future for another visit.

Rob & Selma
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scott p
1 review
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Everything was outstanding.So well appointed. Everything you need to get started coffee eggs a wee bottle of whiskey . Kitchen great for cooking even a BBQ grill. Great views of Cullen bay .Seen Dolphins swimming out in the bay everything was just WONDERFUL.

GREAT STAY

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
29 Aug 2015
Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay at Hill Crest. Glad to hear you enjoyed the welcome basket and cooking facilities. We do like to provide our guests with a sampling of local fare along with a few kitchen staples to start their holiday off right. We're also pleased to hear you enjoyed the incredible views from the cottage and had a chance to see our fabulous Moray Coast dolphins in action. Hope to see you again!

Selma & Rob
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 28, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
29 Jul 2015
Thanks for taking the time to provide a review of your stay at Hill Crest. We agree Hill Crest is a special home away from home in a great location and still convenient to all the local amenities. We hope to see you again for your next holiday in Cullen!

Selma & Rob
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Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 18, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • 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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
18 Jul 2015
Thank so very much for reviewing your recent stay at Hill Crest. We do our best to provide a comfortable environment for holidaymakers and are so pleased that our visitors are enjoying the property and all it has to offer. I think having a well stocked kitchen just makes life a little easier when you are trying to prepare a meal in unfamiliar surroundings. Hope to see you again for your next Scottish getaway!

Selma & Rob
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