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“A wonderful cottage in a fabulous location”
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Aurora Cottage
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Arriving at Aurora The cottage and view to the sea.
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28 reviews
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
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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Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A wonderful cottage in a fabulous location”
Reviewed 12 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

I am tempted not to review this cottage just so that it doesn't get booked up and we can go again (!) It is a wonderfully equipped, immaculately clean and comfortable home in a perfect location. Our late evening journeys up to Uig to watch the sunset were rendered quite unnecessary as we could watch it from an armchair, with its gorgeous view over The Minch. And the kitchen is so beautifully equipped and laid out, it was a pleasure to use. A really lovely place.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Scott A
Chester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect Isle of Skye Location & Beautiful Home”
Reviewed 2 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Just wrapping up a wonderful week long stay at the Aurora House in Kilmuir on the Isle of Skye. Never judge a book by its cover and that goes the same for this property and judging based on the photos on Tripadvisor. The property is far nicer than what is shown in the photos.

Upon arrival, the house looks small but upon entering, you will find a very nice sized living room with two very comfortable three person couches and a television. Large, well stocked kitchen and dining room. Also on the ground floor is a bedroom with an en-suite. Very spacious ground floor. On the upper floor are two large bedrooms. All three bedrooms have very comfortable beds. Also on the upper floor is a bathroom.

The house is in perfect condition. The fully stocked kitchen with new appliances was very convenient and allowed the five of us to eat in each night;. Also enjoyed a few nice evening outside looking out to the sea and watching the sunset.

We frequently stay at holiday cottages and easily rate this property as a 5 star!! We highly recommend it and will be looking forward to booking again on our next trip to the Isle of Skye.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jun 2017
Hi Scott, thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your holiday at Aurora Cottage. It's good to know you found everything you needed in the new kitchen and that you saw some of our wonderful sunsets. You are most welcome to return to Aurora in the future.
Janet Robinson
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Peter B
Pusula, Southern Finland, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful place on a wonderful location.”
Reviewed 21 December 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The location is wonderful, beautiful view and nice and quiet location. The house it self was very nice and spacious. We really recommend this to everyone.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Luxury family accommodation”
Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed at West View on a family holiday with grandparents, a 2 month old and a 6 year old. The weather we experienced was a fairly typical mix of summer weather with a couple of days of glorious sunshine, a couple of wet and windy days and a bit in between.

The property itself is warm, clean and well equipped for a group of 5 adults, child and baby as we were and would still feel comfortable and spacious at full capacity. I am quite allergic to dogs so given dogs are allowed to stay at the property I expected at least a mild reaction but found it to be so well cleaned that I was absolutely fine. We cooked all our own meals in the kitchen which is large and provided all the equipment necessary to cook for a large group i.e. large saucepans and frying pans etc. The dining room has a lovely large table which was used not only for eating but also for board games and card games in the evenings. When the weather was less than pleasant we finished our days early and came back to the comfortable living room and managed to see a bit of the Olympics and the weather forecast on the satellite TV. The property has a washing machine and tumble dryer which were put to good use with all the washing generated by the children!

The location is beautiful in particular the sea view which we were able to see in all but the very worst of the weather. We saw the ferry (presumably between Uig and Tarbert) and on the clear days we could see Harris from the house. The house was visited by a bat one evening which we watched flying laps in front of the windows catching the moths attracted by the lights on in the house.

In the local area there are many places to visit, we certainly didn't exhaust the possibilities in a week. The owner, Karen, has very thoughtfully compiled a list of suggested activities complete with maps for walks and the top drawer in the dining room is full of local brochures, maps and generally useful tourism information.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
“Everything you need and more.”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed for a week and wished it were longer. West View is extremely well kept and well equipped, everything you might need is there, the house is clean and well kept, the kind of place you feel you could just move into and live there, it feels like a home.
Some may be put off by there being no WiFi and a poor mobile signal but these were big plusses for us.
Our dog had a great week, we had trouble getting him to come in at night because he enjoyed roaming in the very large, well fenced garden all the time we were back at the house.
The view is great and the one properly dry sunset we had was spectacular.
This was our first visit to Skye, we are sure we will go back and unless we can come up with a good reason for staying in a different area then we'll be trying to book West View again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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