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“Simply Perfect”
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33 reviews
Exterior Willowbarn
First Visitors of 2014
Kitchen Dining Area
Kitchen
Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom En-Suite
Twin bedded Room
Main Bathroom
Lounge kitchen
Lounge
Lounge
Aerial view of grounds
Especially for taking our younger guests for a cycle in Moray
Bike selection at Willowbarn, free usage for our guests
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Forres, Moray, Scotland

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Karen T
Orkney Islands, United Kingdom
1 review
“Simply Perfect”
Reviewed 15 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Enjoyed our stay at Willowbarn. Quiet, scenic location. Warm, comfortable, beautifully furnished and very well equipped accommodation. Carlo and Fiona are very welcoming and friendly making the stay even more special. Our children aged 9 and 14 loved it too - especially the 9 year old as he was able to make use of the available bikes and DVDs!
Thank you!

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Liked best: Quiet location and beautiful property
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Apr 2015
Thank your for your kind comments. We were delighted to have met you all and thrilled you were so happy with your stay in Willowbarn. We look forward to you returning in the future. Fiona and Carlo
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jackie h
East Linton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A fantastic, relaxing break !”
Reviewed 19 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We have just returned from Willowbarn and we all enjoyed the beautiful barn . The facilities were super,the beds comfy and the kitchen was well equipped.
We spent a relaxing few days exploring the surrounding area and the weather was not to bad at all! Fiona and Carlo were very helpful offering advice about the area.
Our teenage daughter even said she would love to come back ! High praise indeed.
We hope to return in the near future.

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Liked best: The high standard of accommodation
Liked least: Missing the Aurora Borealis!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Feb 2015
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again
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MadamePri...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely Wonderful”
Reviewed 7 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

We stayed at Willowbarn with Rebecca (the review below!) - And I can only echo what she has said. It really was perfect and Fiona and Carlo were the ideal hosts. I would highly recommend staying here.

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Liked best: The hosts, the beds and the location!
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
9 Jan 2015
We are delighted you all enjoyed Willowbarn over New Year and look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Fiona and Carlo
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Rebecca H
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful stay!....couldn't' have been any better”
Reviewed 5 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Where to start! Firstly the accommodation itself was beautifully done with great taste and it appeared brand new. Huge bathroom and sleeping area with comfortable beds and everything we could possibly need in the kitchen and living areas. It really is the ideal place to spend with family and friends.
The grounds were gorgeous and it's the type of place you wake up with a smile. Proximity to Forres was also spot on however beware if you don't have a car (the kind hosts did provide Bikes however)
Fiona and Carlo were the icing on the cake and couldn't have been better hosts, from providing Prosecco for our New year celebrations to being on hand to make everything we wanted to do happen....it was refreshing to find two people that really do know what being a host truly means!
A BIG THANKS from all of us and we can't wait to send other people your way!

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Liked best: The hosts/the accommodation
Liked least: I loved it all!
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
5 Jan 2015
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Willowbarn and hope that we will welcome you all back in the future.
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MikeMorri...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“A true gem”
Reviewed 10 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We had a wonderful week in October with our three teenage boys and spaniel. We have stayed in countless cottages over the years and this quite easily is the best. Great open plan kitchen, dining and living room furnished with taste and fresh flowers (my wife noticed). Kitchen appliances and utensils up to chef's exacting standards. All important wide screen TV, sound system and wi fi to allow our boys to survive and do what they do. I now hate our bedroom and en suite at home as it is not a patch on what we had at Willowbarn! Beautiful grounds for an early morning walk with our dog. Carlo and Fiona could not have been more attentive. It is simply a true gem. And the surrounding area has so much to offer....Inverness thirty minutes, Aviemore little more, Findhorn Bay, Culloden, Brodie Castle, Landmark adventure park, whisky distilleries galore, many great cafes and restaurants..........

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Liked best: Beautiful cottage and attentive owners who stay next door
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Nov 2014
Thank you for your wonderful feedback; we are so delighted when our guests appreciate Willowbarn. We very much hope we can welcome you back in the near future.
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