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“Perfect peaceful escape...bliss!”
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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tonyhH622...
Velez-Malaga, Spain
1 review
“Great location-like my school report, could do better”
Reviewed October 18, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

You have to have an open mind and accept the location/peacefulness is great, but it lacks certain facilities which are basic in other rentals? no dishwasher/internet/upstairs WC. If you are happy to miss these, then this is the place for you!!
It is not helped by the fact that the 2 closest pubs/restaurants are closed. Great for a family with school age children and pets.

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Liked best: location. I know the area well, so easy for me?
Liked least: no internet/dishwasher/upstairs WC
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
19 Oct 2015
Thanks very much for your comments. The description of what is available at the cottage does not include a dishwasher or Internet but it's helpful to highlight this. Glad you enjoyed the location and peacefulness.
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fraser19
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect peaceful escape...bliss!”
Reviewed September 21, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed at Craigiedows for two nights with our two dogs. Directions were good and first impression of the cottage was very cute and welcoming with a lovely garden which was secure enough not to have to watch the terrier every second! The cottage was warm and cosy and the lack of phone signal or WiFi was brilliant as we wanted time out from our various businesses (there is a landline should you need it!) There was a good 4-5km walk round the forestry on the doorstep and the good hot shower was very welcome after our 4 hour walk from Tarland!
The relevant instructions were clear and easy to follow with nice communication from the owner. Will definitely be back!!

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Liked best: the peace and quiet!
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ross G
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Lovely little cottage”
Reviewed June 12, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The cottage was lovely with a nice homely feel to it. It is situated way out in the country with beautiful views and ideal for a nice relaxing country getaway. Will definitely be returning there.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lorna221
Fife, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage stayed 23 -26 April 2015”
Reviewed April 26, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Fantastic Cottage is fully equiped with everything you need. Woodburing stove with plenty of wood, even has oil central heating. Very clean and comfy beds.
Great base for hill walking, skiing or just recharging your battiers. There is even a forest walk for your 4 legged pets. Will diffinlty be booking again. Highly rcommend Craigiedows Cottage

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Liked best: Location of the cottage
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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dianecI78...
Walsall, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A warm and cosy base from which to explore the local area”
Reviewed February 17, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

Stayed for a week with three friends and although it was the end of January and very cold and snowy the cottage was a lovely warm, cosy and well equipped base from which to do our exploring. Everything you could possibly want or need was provided and it was equipped throughout to a very high standard.

There was a wood burning fire with lots of wood provided - there was also central heating for use as needed and that worked well. The bedrooms were really comfortable and there was an excellent shower.

Location wise it is a great base for walking with local Estates and Reserves near by and is also also close to Speyside and all the distilleries as well as Balmoral.

All in all thoroughly recommended

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Ann T
Inverurie, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to wind down, cosy and peaceful place to stay.”
Reviewed November 5, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Cottage had everything we needed for our short stay. Very well equipped kitchen, plenty logs for the fire, clean comfy beds and beautiful scenery all around to enjoy. Everything we needed to be able to relax and get away from the stresses of life! Perfect choice for those just wanting to park up the car and walk into the hills or close enough to visit more touristy attractions near by. Owner was keen to help with anything to make our stay enjoyable, grateful to her that we were permitted to arrive early and leave little later to make most of our 2 night stay and also as my partner is quite ill, this is our first holiday in over 2 years due to him now having to go for dialysis 3 times a week, wee break has given us a new lease of life and plan to book again soon.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Liam R
Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful quaint cottage in Strathdon”
Reviewed August 21, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

I spent a week at this lovely cottage at the end of July with my daughter and our dog. The owner was helpful and friendly, the cottage itself is an old farm house and has traditional stone walls and a wood burning stove. We found it to be very comfortable and filled a patina of a bigong era. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Liked best: Being away from it all
Liked least: bit far from local shops but got by
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