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“Lovely little chalet!”
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Rowan Cottage
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Thurso, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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104jennyv
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Lovely little chalet!”
Reviewed March 23, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We stayed here March 2016 for 4 nights whilst volunteering on a project. The cottage is well presented, layout is excellent and very clean and tidy. Booking through Trip Advisor was new for me and so simple. You could see the reviews and then book. The owner got back to us really quickly and payment was super easy. Really good value for money.
The cottage sits in the owners garden but the way it's designed your views from the lounge is out to open farmland. It's really well laid out with an open plan kitchen, dining living area, double bedroom and bathroom with both bath and shower facilities.
The kitchen has everything you need and easily cooked dinner each night. There is a table to eat at then 2 sofas.
The owners left fresh hen eggs for us, really nice touch. The hens and cockerel are all around the property!
Location wise, ideal for visiting any area of Caithness.

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Liked best: Value for money
Liked least: You are in someone's garden, so easy views into bedroom and kitchen, but livingroom not overlooked. Minor point
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Mar 2016
Thanks for your nice comments
Bob & Sylvia
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M C
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent peaceful spot close to beautiful sites but quiet”
Reviewed October 8, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Very nice chalet. Owners very helpful if needed but as everything was spot on so did not need assistance.So much to see and do.Beautiful area , great Beach just up the road.Difficult to fit everything in in just a week.If you love the great outdoors Caithness is superb.
The chalet is only 10 minutes from Gills Ferry so took a day trip to Orkney as well.

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Liked best: Great location to explore the area
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
24 Mar 2016
Thanks!
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Peter W
Wigston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Comfortable and Convenient”
Reviewed July 1, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We chose Rowan Cottage because of its location and flexibility in booking as we only wanted 5 nights. The cottage was very comfortable and provided all we needed for a self catering stay. The warm welcome was supplemented by 'home grown' eggs. Unfortunately the weather (the worst June for many years) prevented us taking advantage of the decking. Its position was very convenient for covering all of Caithness. One comment we would make is that the decoration in the living area could do with brightening however that is down to personal taste. However we would still be more than happy to stay again and to recommend to others.

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Liked best: Standard of accomodation
Liked least: Colour scheme
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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solway31
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
1 review
“great rowan cottage was warm clean and was in a very quiet but good location”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We had a great holiday at Rowan cottage the cottage was every thing we needed.it was so quiet around the cottage we saw birds I have not seen since child hood a little wren and a cuckoo .But the cottage was in a good area for going out and about and not to far to some great beaches which our large German shepherd really enjoyed

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Johnhagan...
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The perfect wee highland hideaway!”
Reviewed January 12, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

A beautiful little cabin/cottage situated just perfectly within reach of all the wonderful northern towns. A comfy cozy little home from home ideal for us to go visit on the north of scotland. Lovely hosts and neighbours(sheep , ducks and chickens included) Sylvia, Bob and family weren't too far if we needed help with anything. 10/10 for us and will be sure to go back soon. Highly recommend this lovely wee place to everyone.

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GrandTour...
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed December 24, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Stayed here from 15th to the 19th of December and I can't complain had a great holiday,good location. We managed to explore the highlands and majority of the tourist attractions due to where the cottage is situated. Car is definitely essential and other than getting lost finding the cottage (due to our own fault) there's nothing I can fault the cottage on. Ownews were welcoming and lovely horses.

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Elizabeth...
St Helens, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful log cabin in idyllic setting”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Fabulous getaway from it all.....breathtaking scenery and accommodation comfortable and clean with all that is required. Friendly hosts living close by. Ample parking. Would definitely stay at the log cabin again. Such an inviting haven.

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Liked best: The beautiful location
Liked least: Unable to obtain wi-fi on our laptop as main hub was in close-by house which owner lived in
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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