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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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roynjo201...
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wee gem!”
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We want to thank Adrian & the Trust for accommodating our unusual Sunday to Sunday booking request. The cottage is exactly as described, and the directions to locate it were spot-on (you really have to trust them, you can drive by the entrance very easily!). Despite being so close to the road the cottage was surprisingly quiet - perhaps due to the 4-feet thick walls! The kitchen is very nice and well-equipped, the bathroom is clean and everything in it functions well. The lounge is cosy but perfectly adequate. We travelled with our daughter and 2 young children, so we had to put a travel cot in the smallest bedroom - this was a squeeze, but worked well. We were lucky enough to have had some good weather so we were only really there for evenings, overnights & breakfasts but had we been weather-bound there is plenty to do - TV with DVD player, games console, books and board games a-plenty. Drumnadrochit is only about three miles away but we did not explore possible "cross-country" walking routes. I have to say the only criticism we could possibly make is the name of the cottage - "River's earshot" might be a little more accurate as we couldn't actually see the river from the cottage, but who cares! A lovely place, and while it is by no means offering a luxury / executive experience we are very happy to say that it is fully deserving of the 5/5 rating we have given. We would definitely stay again. Roy & Jo.

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Liked best: Well-appointed kitchen
Liked least: Wasps nest above front door!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
5 Aug 2015
It was a pleasure as ever to contribute in some small way to an enjoyable time that you seem to have had. Thank you for looking after our cottage and leaving in such a neat and tidy condition, this helps enormously to keep our costs down for cleaning and change over. It is a fair point you make about 'Rivers Earshot', but only at this time of year when the little piece of woodland that we own between the cottage and the river is in full bloom. At other times then you will have a decent view through the trees to the river. We look forward to seeing you and other like minded guests again here in the Highlands.
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GerardWay...
Ely, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Ideally situated in the Highlands area for walks,scenery and wildlife”
Reviewed 31 January 2015 for a stay in June 2014
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Very quaint highland cottage which is ideally situated for both local walking and to explore the neighbouring scenic locations such as Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, Glen Affric to name just a few. Ideal therefore as a comfortable base for the walkers amongst you!. An abundance of wildlife can easily be seen as evidenced with the photos of deer very close by. The weather was very kind and would recommend this venue without hestitation.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Television set size
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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N23enM17
The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
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“Lovely snug and well appointed cottage on fine location”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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We (Dutch couple) stayed at RiverView for the first week of September 2013. It is snug, very well appointed and at a great location for roving about the Highlands. Contact with Adrian who rents it out was good, tips we gave were reacted on with courtesy and deposit return through PayPal worked nicely.
Real plusses were i.e. that there was stuff like washing up liquid, kitchen paper towel and handwash liquid. All things you use only a few spoonfuls of in a week. Heating worked fine (yes, weather was Scottish :-) and all was clean and fresh and plenty of fresh linnen.
Also nice was the coinphone in the house. This way we were not dependant on our mobiles with the sometimes iffy reception. Plus we could easily phone inside UK for pennies instead of expensive roaming charges when organising our outings etc.

We could write loads about the Higlands surrounding the cottage, but leave it at: just go roaming, it's gorgeous all around and even Isle of Skye is close enough. We don't have much to say about the town Drumnadrochit, because we were mucg on the go. But the jam at the Baking Birds is really good and the small eco-grocerie shop in the centre at the old farm is pretty good also! If you like historic buildings, a tip would be to take an Exlorers Pass with Historic Scotland (closest is Urquhart Castle). If you like whisky, Speyside is closest and riddled with distilleries to visit.

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Liked best: All was there, including wifi and contact with owner was good
Travelling group: Partner
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Management Response
26 Sep 2013
Thank you for your kind review. It has always been a pleasure to welcome our guests from Holland, who are consistently good customers.
As a thank you, RiverView Trust would like to offer a small discount to any future Dutch guests. Please just let us know at the time of booking.
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AshwathRa...
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Be aware. Deposit not repayed after repeatedly chasing.”
Reviewed 7 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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The Accomodation didn't have anything special. The name is misleading. The TV wasn't working and after the stay when we asked for return of deposit repeatedly we were given all false information claiming damages when we only used the cottage only for overnight sleep.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
26 Aug 2013
After 17 groups booking in this year we think just one bad customer is a good rate, but still disappointing. We should have known better when this guest arrived with a different group of people to the ones which they booked. We wont allow this again. We are sorry sir that you are angry about your small deposit, but TripAdvsior agreed with our decision and we would like to ask them to remove your unfair and untrue comments. As the party that booked was not the party that stayed we think you should be barred from leaving any comment.
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Reviewed 18 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Garden & decor could be updated!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
  • 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
19 Apr 2013
Thanks for your kind review Kirsty. There is actually a very nice walk towards Drumnadrochit along a forestry track just on the other side of the river, accessed over a bridge by going a little way in the wrong direction. We'd be very happy to have you back again, when I'm sure we could show you how to find it. Thanks again, Adrian.
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