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“Fantastic House - Stunning Scenery”
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Review of Moulin Vaddie

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Very good
17 reviews
Unrivalled views from the doorstep
An oasis in the wilderness
Relax by the fire and dine in style
Play darts or gamble in our barbeque den
Snuggle into the luxury of a king size bed
Hide away in the cosy attic
Double the view in the spacious master bedroom
At the hub of everything a modern fitted kitchen
Shiehallion takes your breath away
More comfort in all the bedrooms
Light the fire and tuck into your bestseller
And let the children watch their favourites next door
Explore Fairy Mountain and general Wade's base camp
ideal for picnics and island building at the burn
Watch rare birds from your arm chair
Nothing better than luxurious bath at the end of the day
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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Andy C
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Promised so much but was awful..!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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We booked this holiday with friends to have what we thought was going to be awonderful Christmas away, unfortunatley the place was in desparate need of a clean. The location is absolutely amazing and the cottage could offer so much with some TLC.

This is a copy of the letter we sent to the owner after our stay.

On our recent Christmas holiday to your property in Scotland we are very disappointed to advise you of the following:

The main traffic corridors were clean as were the actual sinks, toilets and bath but overall the house was dirty. Cobwebs dotted around, the corners of the living room were very dirty/dusty, there were dead flys, spiders on window sills and stuck in the cobwebs.

Dirty floors carpets and rugs (the ensuite carpet was totally disgusting, I can send photos if needed).

The three seater sofa, left hand arm cover was absolutely filthy it looks like the covers on the sofa could be taken off and washed and the marks on them were not recent.

Dead insects in the attic room, so much that the children in the attic room asked for things to clean their bedroom. The heater flex outlet in the attic room was poorly attached to the wall with a cavity at the top, children could put fingers or objects through and touch live wires. Gable wall had recently been filled where it had cracked and no one had even bothered to paint it.

Mould on walls (front room, play room, ensuite).

Dangerous cooker, the oven door was only single glazed, the handle and door got hot when in use and the knobs have no numbers or temperatures on.

The Kitchen worktop around sink was all black and mouldy were the wood had not been looked after.

Lamp in front room, flex has been extended and joined cables only have insulation tape covering the join.

The mop that was left to clean with would have been a health hazard and would have made it dirtier.

Notice by front door telling us what to clean before leaving and this evidently had not been followed by previous occupants/cleaner.

I think you should update your description of the property from recently renovated, as this was done over 10 years ago now and has not been looked after. If the cottage would have been a hotel I would have refused to stay there as it was so dirty, this was our Christmas holiday with friends so we had to make the best of it. The cottage is in a beautiful area and has loads of space, it just needs looking after and cleaning. Paul the caretaker was very helpful the few times we had to bother him.

Also as we were spending our Christmas holiday there the small Christmas tree and the one bit of tinsel was particularly insulting when we had paid so much for the use of the cottage.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: condition of property
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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RochdaleG...
Rochdale
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic House - Stunning Scenery”
Reviewed January 7, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We've just returned from a New Year stay at Moulin Vaddie (six adults and three children) and absolutely loved the place.
The first thing you notice is the absolute solitude - the house stands on a hillside overlooking the Munro of Schiehallion to the south and the all round views are beautiful.
We were looking for something remote when we booked and the property was ideal - you certainly won't be bothered by any neighbours !
The house itself is very spacious and very much a traditional rustic farmhouse with open log fires and exposed stone walls. The open plan kitchen/dining room/lounge make up an excellent social space, while the bar/barbecue room was brilliant for a beer and game of darts - make sure you take some steaks for the barbecue.
All the bedrooms are very comfortable and it's a genuine pleasure to open the curtains in the morning and look at the views.
If you are travelling here, I'd recommend you take as much of your food and drink with you as possible, as it's a fair old trek to the nearest shop + if you have kids with you, as we did, take plenty of DVD's as there is no TV reception - a previous reviewer complained about lack of internet access, but all the adults in our group were only too happy to be away from TV and Wi-Fi.

You'll be spoilt for choice with regard to country walks, which was great as we took our dog with us.

Overall, I cannot fault this property in any way, shape or form - it proved perfect for what we required and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending it to others - in fact we already have.

Would love to return sometime and see the place in the summer.

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Liked best: Surroundings/Views + Open fires and Indoor barbeque
Travelling group: Large Group
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Deano691
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Amazing Place!!!”
Reviewed December 13, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We Booked this for a friends birthday weekend (11 of us) as we were doing Activities in Pitlochry
when we arrived at the house we were in awe of the Views around us and of course the house itself, it had everything we needed for a fantastic weekend, and as someone already said was very nice to be away from a tv and internet access, the house seemed to be kept in good order, very clean and tidy no funny smells or any dirty sheets, was perfect for what we needed, we all loved the indoor BBQ, made for good burgers after a hard day of Activities, all in i would definetly reccomend this place to others and will definelty be booking this place again in the future

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Liked best: How secluded you were from others
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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biscuits5...
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“i wanted to buy it.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We travelled as a group of about 10 lads and we all were amazed with the location. I was personaly amazed with all the equipment that was there and the bedrooms were comfartable and clean. A special feature i liked was the open fires and the open fire in the den had grill plates to cook on. It does what it says on the web site and then some. If it was to come up for sale i have to say i would be very interested in purchasing it for my family and my own peace and quiet. Some of the group even joked about approaching the owner. If this review does not say i recommend it to others i do not know what will. Once again a big thank you to the owners and the janitor i think we met.

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Liked best: The location and open fires.
Liked least: The directions and the dartboard if i am being really picky
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 10, 2012 for a stay in November 2012

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Liked best: Remoteness
Liked least: Hard to think, but if pushed, the wobbly dart board.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Catriona...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing house in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed September 17, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We had a lovely time staying at Moulin Vaddie. The house was clean, well equipped and very unique. The scenery was beautiful and we wished that we could have stayed longer in order to explore it more. We all said at the end of the trip that we would definitely like to come back and would recommend the house to friends.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 7, 2012 for a stay in May 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: setting
Liked least: cleanliness of the property.
Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Aug 2012
Thank you for posting your review and I am very sorry that you had an unpleasant experience and that you felt that the house was not clean enough. Unfortunately your stay in May hit a very bad time for us - you joke that the cleaner must have died but in actual fact she was just recovering from a stroke at the time of your visit which is why she had not been able to remove the damp/mould from the outside walls in the two bathrooms and perhaps standards were not what they normally are. The mould has been removed. We have obviously taken on board all your comments with regard to the cracked windows, broken dartboards, stain (not poo I can certainly confirm) on one of the duvets and they have all been replaced. I have also bought a whole new set of cutlery, crockery, glasses and place mats, oven trays, dining chair cushions and the lounge chair covers have been washed. I accept that all this should have been done before your stay but we were away and as I said our cleaner was not at full strength.

I am slightly puzzled as to why the existence of a computer table/desk in the playroom was detrimental to your visit - I mean why would you possibly expect there to be a computer in a rustic holiday cottage? Nor bolts in the dining room chairs would you rather they fell apart? Also the toys that you complain about in the shed are all my daughters and we had previously left access to them as a bonus to tenants (who sadly have not left them as they were found), but as they caused you concern we have now locked them away.

I am very pleased to say that no one has complained about the cleanliness of the place since your stay so we must be back on track and I can only sincerely apologise for the unfortunate timing of your stay.
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