"Beautiful house, very well presented and kitted out which provided the perfect base for our short break in Moray."
The hot tub was amazing and a huge hit with the kids who spent most of their time during our excursions asking when we could get back to the house so they could jump in the tub! The log burner was also a nice touch as the nights were definitely getting colder and although not required as the underfloor heating system is so good, it created a lovely cosy atmosphere.
We would definitely book again and would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a comfortable and spacious base for holidaying in the area
"Lovely location - so easy to get everywhere but feels remote."
The house is beautiful and the hot tub was a welcome extra. Lovely library and study area, nice to have games to play etc
Garden was perfect for quiet days in and summer evenings and the cherries from the cherry tree were delicious.
"We had a fantastic time at this property."
Julie and Graeme's house was perfect. Very spacious and welcoming. The hot tub was great. We had a couple of teething issues but a quick phone call and an email from Graeme advising what had to be done and job done
"We are return bookers of Strathnaver the last time being September three years ago."
We found the house totally unchanged. The House is in real need of refurbishment. Examples such as Bedding and Duvets and glassware need replacement. Obvious fabric Maintenance is required of things like Doors, the Front Door jamming, Balcony doors stuck, also the En-suite Shower glass door jamming closed which is not safe. Vertical Blinds in the Large front bathroom even had blades missing with poor function so no privacy. We had low log supplies inside and nothing available outside on arrival so had to call housekeeper for delivery, it was minus 5C outside, house was cool, so we used electric heaters. Asked to wash towels on departure in the House Guide book and strip beds used but no wash tablets left. Lack of basic cleaning materials. High occupancy of up to 8 people is very obviously taking its toll of wear on the basic facilities of this house. Regardless of this we love Strathnaver it has a very unique homely feel and yes we would rebook in the future. An honest review from regular Home renters.
Thank you for your comments. There should have been enough logs for your stay. The shower door has a catch that needs firm pressure. There should have been ample glassware and linen in good order. I will have this checked. We welcome your review and act upon this.
Kind regards Property Owner
"A really stunning house in an equally stunning location."
The house has everything you could need and more. Communication with Sykes and the owners was first class. If we are to come back to the area again we will definitely look to staying here again!
"This is a brilliant eclectic home, as soon as you walk inside you are at ease."
Everything you need and more is at your fingers tips, thank you family had a great time finishing early sadly as we had to be in Sheffield.
"Great holiday home!"
will be booking again
"Our Second visit to this fantastic house which says it all."
"We booked this cottage for all the family as my son was getting marred in Roseaile forest, just down the road."
It was perfect, from the location, underfloor heating, library upstairs, lots of homely extras. Thank you Sykes.
"Strathnaver is beautiful, spacious, well equipped and comfortable cottage."
It is very large and there is plenty of room for 8 adults. The log burner helped to keep the cottage warm and cosy and the hot tub was great to relax in the evening and star gaze! The area around Strathnaver is a great holiday destination, with golf almost on the door step, beautiful beaches within a few minutes drive, lovely villages, country walks and the Moray whisky trail. Highly recommended!
"A1 in all respects!"
This was a bright modern clean house with a well appointed kitchen and excellent facilities throughout, set in a very pleasant part of Scotland, offering both opportunities for coastal walks and hill-walking nearby. The hot tub and the wood burning stove were exceptionally popular with all of the guests. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone looking for accommodation nearby and would hope to come back again in the not too distant future.
"The house is fantastic."
"Me, my husband and 2 children spent 2 weeks here in July."
I have some family in Forres and have been coming to the area about every other year for the last 32 years. We have stayed in many properties and this was our personal favorite.
The location is fantastic with beautiful beaches, forests, walks, and shopping needs all almost on the doorstep. There are also multiple golf courses around, all friendly and welcoming. The garden itself is lovely and relaxing with a hot tub which was a real bonus. We spent many hours in the garden playing badminton, reading and/or relaxing with coffee or a glass of wine.
The house itself we loved. It is spacious, light, airy and extremely well appointed and equipped with everything. We cooked one or two meals there most days and our local family joined us for dinner and there was plenty of room to cook and sit down together.
All in all, we had a wonderful and memorable time as a family and will definitely be returning.
"Very spacious and well equipped house in a great location"
"Two families of 4."
Enjoyed the location, comfort and space provided by this beautiful house and surroundings. We originally booked strathnaver as it was close to Forres, as we were all to attend the pipe championships. We couldn’t have picked a better week! The weather was fantastic!
We found the house to be very clean and warm with plenty to keep the kids occupied. We had a great time with lots to do around the area.
Including a visit or two to Findhorn beach, Dulsie bridge, Randolph’s leap and a bit of dolphin spotting to mention a few.
Plenty of lovely places to eat out and found the people to be very friendly.
A special thank you to our neighbors for the week, as they were kind enough to supply us with fresh eggs which were very much appreciated and we look forward to our next visit.
"We had a relaxing break, good weather, hot tub was bliss."
The house is very spacious, risk setting, very quiet. Visited loch Ness, about an hour away, Brodie castle, duffus castle, spynie palace and Dallas Dhu distillery. Ate at mosset tavern and the abbey Inn, would recommend both.
"It's a lovely house, absolutely massive with lots of space for a large family to utilise."
The gardens are large and although needing a little work we could still have lots of fun with the kids, there is a nice forest you can walk through just next to the property as well.
The house is well situated and not far from large towns which have anything you could need.
There is lots of things to see and do nearby, and we had plenty of things to keep us going for the week.
On the one day it rained, we still had a great time at the house as there was a cupboard full of games, and also lots of books and DVDs.
If we are coming back to this lovely area, we would stay here again.
"Lovely property with hot tub at rear well kept and comfortable ."
There were four in our party and I would say that a maximum of six would be the limit although there are four comfortable bedrooms. Many beautiful spots within easy driving distance and walking is a pleasure in this area. whilst there is a wonderful kitchen there are many good eateries around the area.
"The house was perfect, and I found Sykes Cottages very helpful and speedy in their email responses."
I've already re-booked this property and the owner has contacted me regarding returning the damage deposit, so very impressed overall.
"A fantastic holiday house that is very well equipped and extremely comfortable, with the added bonus of a hot tub!"
The house provides spacious living accommodation in a lovely setting with wonderful views and easy access to the neighbouring towns. We have been holidaying as a family in this part of Scotland for over 20 years and Strathnaver is one of the very best properties we have stayed in. Add to this the help from the owners in locating and returning an item we left behind and you have one very happy family - thank you.
"The general conditions of the property was excellent."
The location was very good to go in any direction we wanted too, the hot tub was well used and an added bonus. The whole holiday experience was a pleasure.
"A great house in a beautiful area with wonderful hosts."
"We will be back, that says it all!"
Strathnaver is an amazing accommodation, exceptionally well equipped, in a lovely quiet location with wonderful views.
"Wonderful location for coastal walks, forest and exploring."
Enjoyed using the bicycles in the nearby woodland. House is well appointed, cosy, spacious and a pleasure to stay in.
"The house was fantastic; well equipped and well situated."
The garden was perfect for two toddlers!
"Had a fantastic week at Strathnaver in Kinloss."
We arrived to a very clean and well presented cottage much more spacious than we expected. Everything you would need was there. The kitchen was large and lead on to a very impressive double height dining area. Overall we were very pleased with the property. It was good value considering how many can comfortably stay. It had everything we needed and more. It was in a good location for eating out and walks etc. We would strongly recommend visiting Roseisle beach which is only 5 minutes down the road.
"The location and house were ideal."
We were 4 couples looking to escape for a weekend and Strathnaver was perfect. The pictures of the house didn't do it justice, it is a beautiful open space with plenty of light. We went for a couple of big walks in the wind and then warmed ourselves in the hot tub before having a big roast dinner and drinks by the fire. It was exactly the break from real life that we wanted.
"I loved the quirkiness of the house and the homely cosiness of it all!"
Perfect for a relaxing, wine-filled weekend. A great spot to unwind, the most exercise any of us had was walking from the cosiness of the living room (the log burner was just so lovely!) to the fridge and back again!