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“very quiet, relaxing, great woods to wander...”

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The Blair
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The Blair
View from The Blair with patio area in corner of the garden. Cosy double ground floor bedroom.  Bedlinen and curtains would be changed for male guests.
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63 reviews
The Blair
View from The Blair with patio area in corner of the garden.
Cosy double ground floor bedroom.  Bedlinen and curtains would be changed for male guests.
The Living room at The Blair with working wood burning stove.
Living room
Kitchen
Kitchen and dining area
Bathroom
Over the bath shower
Two single sofa chairs on landing
Twin upstrairs bedroom cosy room with TV.
Summer House and relaxing hammock with chiminea looking out over beautiful view.  See picture below.
View from The Blair
Shore line at Portgordon 2 miles from The Blair. Look out for the seals who bask every day.
The friendly neighbours -  enquisitive and welcoming!
View up to the hills
Shoreline at Portgordon.  Look out for the seals!
Leafy private lane leading to The Blair
The local Mill House bar and restaurant open to non residents for the nights you dont want to cook.
Last look from The Blair.  Hope to see you again!
The Moray Firth looking over to the Black Isle.
Surrounding The Blair
The Blair, and your neighbours!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Buckie, Moray, Scotland

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wendycand...
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“very quiet, relaxing, great woods to wander around, friendly neighbours”
Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A haven to relax and walk in the neighbouring woods. Saw plenty of wild life. Deers in the surrounding fields and a Hare ran from the from garden. We drove from Wiltshire so it was a very welcome sight. Maureen is a lovely host, but we unfortunately didn't get to meet.
Thoroughly recommend the property, plenty of space inside and out. My little dogs loved the freedom.

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Liked best: peace and tranquility, walks
Liked least: hardly any mobile phone connection
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
31 Jul 2015
Thank you for the lovely review and like you I'm disappointed we didn't manage to meet. I think you are my first guests that I've not met. Not to worry....next time! I'm glad you had a lovely time and the wild life is always an added bonus isn't it. Hope you find somewhere wonderful!
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SteveR67D...
durham
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Heaven in the Highlands”
Reviewed 4 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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The Blair is truly a little bit of heaven in the highlands.

The cottage is well equipped and there is plenty of seating outdoors with a beautiful summerhouse and also a kennel / run to keep your four legged friends safe.

We arrived, four adults and four dogs for a weeks stay but sadly had to leave early due to a tragic accident which resulted in one of our dogs needing to be put to sleep. At this terrible time Maureen, the owner of the Blair, was amazing. She organised the emergency vet's appointments and followed up with a visit to see us making sure that we had everything we needed.

If you love wildlife then this is the place to be. In the short time we were there we saw deer in the field opposite, cheeky little hares playing in the garden and even an eagle flying gracefully overhead one evening.
The cows in the field next to the cottage always come to say hello.

The cottage is well equipped and spacious inside, it sleeps four easily, there is a well appointed kitchen with lovely views over the fields, it nearly makes washing up a pleasure. The hot water in the kitchen and bathroom are almost instant and the heating, when switched on heats up the whole house in under five minutes.

There is a nice warming lounge and comfortable downstairs bedroom. there is sleeping for a further two people upstairs in twin beds.

I always try to find a fault with everywhere I stay to give the owner something to improve on or ideas to develop. I only found one thing wrong.........the problem is the Blair is a holiday let and not my permanent home. I loved the cottage, the gardens, the location and the views.

When we come back to Scotland we WILL be heading to the Blair again.

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Liked best: friendliness and support of the owner Maureen
Liked least: having to leave to go home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
5 Jul 2015
How kind of you to find the time to leave such a wonderful review when you are all felling so sad about your lovely little doggie. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to chat with your Dad. I am just so sorry you had to cut your holiday short but I hope you manage to return to The Blair sometime in the future. I look forward to meeting you again.
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Kaye J
Rhyll, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cosy Cottage”
Reviewed 21 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our four nights at The Blair. This little cottage is set in the countryside with cows as your nearest neighbours. The weather was cold and damp for our visit, but each night we would return, turn up the heating and light a fire and soon had thawed out. If you want bright lights and modern decor this is not for you. But if you want to experience a relaxed, cosy, quiet environment, this is perfect. There are plenty of videos to watch, books, brochures and magazines to read, or board games to play if you want to stay home. We found it a perfect position to explore the surrounding area. Seeing a beautiful deer bounding through the field beside the cottage on our last morning topped off our lovely stay. Maureen, your hostess provided a welcome pack of goodies and gave us a very warm welcome.

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Liked best: The ambience and position of the cottage.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
22 Jun 2015
G'day folks I'm glad you enjoyed your short stay at The Blair! You certainly didn't enjoy good weather but you can always be assured of a warm welcome in the North East of Scotland! The wood burner is a good idea on a chilly night if you don't want to venture out. Im sorry if the décor was not to your taste but I've tried to decorate it so as to appeal to a wide variety of customers but as you left me two lovely little lapel pins Im hoping it did not spoil your enjoyment of staying at The Blair. I owe that deer a huge carrot the next time I see it!!!!
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KeithRyan...
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
“A little piece of heaven on earth”
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We stayed in the blair in may,for one week, extended family and the dog. We were met by the wonderful Maureen who greeted us like family, this lady is wonderful,nothing is to much trouble, and wil help and assist in any way she can. Her wonderful cottage is like a home from home. Everything you think you might need and more is there! Spotlessly clean and cosy. We have some especially cherished memories of the blair and hope to return soon.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Jun 2015
Thank you for the wonderful review it was a pleasure to meet you and have you stay at The Blair....and we did have a giggle didn't we? You would all be welcome back at The Blair anytime, so hope to see you again.
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docfraser
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A true gem of a cottage”
Reviewed 17 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Excellent accommodation. Rural and quiet but near to a great pub / hotel -- The Mill.
This was the 5th time I have stayed here and to me --- it never disappoints.

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Liked best: The solitude and the wonderful attitude of the owner Maureen.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 May 2015
Thank you for the great comments and always delighted to see you at The Blair and look forward to your 6th visit!
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