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34 reviews
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Halkirk, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 34 reviews
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John A
Coventry UK
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Short but sweet”
Reviewed September 13, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We only stayed 4 nights here but wished it could have been longer. The cottage is scrupulously clean and well equipped. There is everything that 2-4 people could require, though seating for meals would be a tight-ish squeeze for 4 big people. 2 big people managed fine.

The cottage if delightfully situated for a quiet stay-- most neighbours reside quietly in the nearby churchyard- and there are views of pleasant open country at the front and the owners splendid garden on 3 sides. Mrs Warren is head gardener and works with enthusiasm and expertise to produce a garden which is e delightful blend of the formal and the natural. Full marks for that. Also for much else!

Halkirk is close to Thurso, Wick, John o'Groats, and Dunnet Head. You can even, if like us you are a bit daft, go to the Orkneys for a day on the ferry for Scrabster. You get a few hours to explore Stromness and its surrounding and decided you would like to go back there.

The village boasts a well stocked shop and a small hotel with very reasonably priced food.

Some other reviewers have criticised some features of the cottage, in a rather mean spirited way. We liked it -- and Mr Warren's paintings. The only trifling niggle was the absence of a shaver socket - a deficiency easily remedied by the purchase of cheap disposable razors from the shop.

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Liked best: Garden- homely lounge
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Sep 2013
It's great when people enjoy there stay
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 1, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Everything, l don't have anything negative to say it was all good.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Sep 2013
What lovely people they were and they gave me some help with my own computer. Hope to see them again.
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yramj123
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed May 21, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We wish that we had stayed here for more than the 3 days we did stay. We could not think of anything that was missing that we even might have needed. It was spotlessly clean, lovely and warm and the owners were friendly and welcoming. An excellent place to rent.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
24 May 2013
It is great when our hard work is appreciated
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 3, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

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Liked best: Warm and welcoming
Liked least: Nothing to report
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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Management Response
6 Feb 2013
It is a pleasure when are efforts are appreciated. Thank you.
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 30, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Nov 2012
Pleased to be of service and hope we see them again.
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Stansted Mountfitchet
Reviewed September 3, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: Quiet location and the comfort
Liked least: Nothng! Liked it all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Sep 2012
It would be great to see these people again
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King's Lynn
Reviewed August 28, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

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Liked best: The cottage was very clean and tidy
Liked least: Could have done with some more and/or bigger towels
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Sep 2012
it is pleasing when people recognise our efforts to make their stay comfortable. WiFi is now offered free.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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