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“Perfect family retreat”
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Aurora Cottage
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Aurora Cottage
Arriving at Aurora
The cottage and view to the sea.
The newly refurbished lounge, with reclining leather sofas.
The view from the lounge window.
The new TV including Free Sat and Netflix
The brand new kitchen, all appliances, crockery and utensils are new for 2017.
The dining area
The dining table
Why not enjoy a home cooked meal at Aurora.
The entrance hall
The ground floor king size bedroom
The upstairs double bedroom
Family bathroom
The upstairs twin room
Our new custom built window seat with reading light. Enjoy the view!
View from the upstairs twin room.
A few of the neighbours!
New neighbours in April
Sunset
One of the local hares which visit Aurora almost daily
The Fairy Glen
The iconic Eilean Donan Castle
The Fairy Pools
Portree Harbour
Spring sunset
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Kilmuir, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Becthehat...
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect family retreat”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This property is a gem; The listing descriptions are accurate, regarding the layout, facilities etc. But what you don't really get a feel for, from the photographs, is just how homely and cosy this property is. Lots of lovely little thoughtful touches from the owner are also really welcoming. The property is larger than it looks, really spacious and clean. More then enough room for our family, and dog. The owners provided a dog basket and dog bowls for our pooch, who incidentaly loved the garden. The property in in the Trotternish peninsular, with lovely views toward the Hebrides. We were really lucky with the weather and so got to look at beautiful sunsets out the living room window, or from the garden every evening. However, I'm not sure i would tire of the view whatever the weather. The property is close the Uig, The Old Man of Storr, and The Quarring. You can't walk to the pub from this property, but i'm not sure you could walk to the pub from any property on the Isle of Skye unless you were in Portree or another larger town. The owners had left thorough information about local walks, bus routes etc. We really enjoyed visiting Portree, The Fairy Glenn, Borraieng Bay. We aslo visited Dunvegan Castle, and the coral beach near to it, and neist point lighthouse the journey there was approx 40minutes. There is a pebble beach close to the property which is good for looking for crabs (our children's favourite pass time). I'm sorry if the place names are incorrectly spelled.... but you get the idea. We had a fantastic week. I would defiantly recommend this property to my friends, it really is, gorgeous! The owners are really nice too, helpful. friendly, keen for you to enjoy your holiday, promptly answering queries. Fantastic customer service.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Anne D
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Up there with the best.”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Having always done b&b previously we were not sure what to expect but we couldn't have been more impressed. Karen is a lovely person to deal with and the booking of and key collection etc were very straight forward.We got our security deposit back within 2 days of arriving home.
There were only 2 of us staying in the cottage so we didn't need to use the upstairs at all as the bedroom downstairs was en suite. The cottage is really spacious and provides absolutely everything you need even down to expensive wooden coathangers and not those horrible wire ones. The views from the windows over the ocean are lovely and we saw some brilliant sunsets. Missed the sunrises as the bed was so comfy. Cottage is situated at the far end of a lane of about 6 cottages so you are not overlooked at all. We never pulled the curtains all week. There are lovely walks all around including down to the lovely bay where we went each night with our torch as it was pitch black which made it more exciting. As you would expect on Skye there is not much to occupy children if they are not into scenery and walks but the cottage garden is completely enclosed so they are ok in the garden watching the sheep etc
Portree is the main town and provides a co-op from where you can get your groceries as does Broadford. There is a grocery shop in Uig called Rankins and the petrol station in Uig also sells groceries. The cottage is about a 10 min drive from Uig allowing for all the stops at the "passing places".
There was a lovely welcome pack on our arrival which was greatly appreciated after an 11 hour drive.
Point of interest, we went to Stein Point where we were lucky enough to see basking sharks. We were told that there were minky whale there the previous day. We saw dolphins whilst coming over on the ferry from Malaig and we saw a sea eagle around Uig.
We were fortunate enough to have glorious weather all week arranged courtesy of Karen.
We will definitely go back. Hope this review helps

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Liked best: The relaxation of being in a lovely cottage in a lovely setting
Liked least: The 11 hour drive up.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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LucyWilli...
Gretna Green, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely fantastic, best holiday ever”
Reviewed 25 September 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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Firstly I would like to say that Karen was extremely helpful with absolutely everything, the slightest little thing and she was there to help.
The house itself was absolutely brilliant. There was a few of us travelling, myself, my husband and our son shared the master bedroom on the ground floor and when we arrived Karen had provided us with a lovely blow up bed for our son which helped brilliantly. I must also say the bed in the master bedroom is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in, we had the best nights sleep we've had in years in this bed. My in-laws had a bedroom upstairs and we also had two of our single male friends with us who got a room on their own. There is ample space in this house and with us being a large group we did not feel cramped at all.

We had everything we needed in the house. There was even some tea and coffee in the cupboard for a much needed cuppa when we arrived after a very long drive.

The location of the house is fantastic. There was a bench outside which we moved to the side of the house so we could watch the beautiful sunsets every evening. My husband and I took a drive round the top of the island at sunset one night and I must say it was definitely the most beautiful place I have ever been in my life.

I cannot fault this house or Karen and her husband David. They were so helpful very kind. David's paintings displayed in the house are lovely.

I would recommend anyone wishing to stay in Skye to stay here.

There is a co-op in nearby Portree where we got all of our shopping from which was a 20 minute drive away and in Uig there was a small shop where we could get milk etc.

We all thoroughly enjoyed this holiday.

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Liked best: The location and house itself.
Liked least: Nothing, everything was brilliant
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Derek S
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Skye haven”
Reviewed 20 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

This holiday was booked primarily for my father-in-law who was recuperating from a heart attack and we could nt have chosen better.
From the very start we were treated to generous hospitality when we arrived 2 hours early after driving 6 hrs from Glasgow- the owner Karen went outta her way to ensure we could get in early. A special mention to the owners who from the booking process were extremely helpful with all enquires and even posted back items we had left in the house free of charge- many thanks again.
West View is located in a beautifully tranquil area of the world with spectacular views all around- if you like scenery you wont be disappointed and a short trip to nearby Bornesktaig Bay is essential.
Upon entering the house, we were delighted to find a complimentary hamper full of goodies which was also very welcome. The house itself could not be faulted, it was spotlessly clean and spacious with 4 generous bedrooms and an extra bathroom which was also handy. The lounge was large enough for all 6 of us to have our own space to lounge about and we were also spoilt with great views out towards the Outer Hebrides. The kitchen reflected the nature of the property also as it was large and very well equipped.
everyone who shared this fantastically relaxed week agreed that we would not hesitate to return.

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Liked best: Location and peacefulness
Liked least: Cant find fault with anything
Travelling group: Extended Family
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missbrown...
Hexham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great comfortable cottage with wonderful views out to sea. Loved it.”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Comfortable cottage in a location that worked well for us as we took a trip to Harris and Lewis on the very early ferry from Uig. Lovely walks right outside the front door especially down to the bay. Great secure garden for our dog to safely explore which was a massive bonus. Would stay here again if we decide to return to Skye. Loved it.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The midges
Travelling group: Extended Family
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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