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“Perfect for 4”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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Very good - based on 19 reviews
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MJG_Sotto...
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect for 4”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Harbour Cottage perfectly suits what a couple with 2 children would need as a holiday home. It is small but nice and comfy. It was clean and everything was working fine (though the dryier function seems out with the washing machine) as we were there.

Johnshaven is a very enjoyable place and the kids really enjoyed walks by the sea. Food at the Anchor Pub/Hotel is great, I would recommend a dinner at the restaurant as a family night out.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Basia C
Wapienica, Bielsko, Poland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A great break from the hustle and bustle. Peace and tranquility at every turn - you can really relax.”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The house is really close to the sea - you need to obtain a waterproof jacket in case of rain or fog. If you want to cook meals on site - need to obtain somewhere in the products that you like - on the site is only a small shop. The output is boarding in a pub. The house is small, but very cozy, we truly well lived.

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Liked best: The proximity of the sea and silence
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
14 Aug 2014
Thanks for your review, Linni (the person in charge of the house) and Peter and Sonia (the neighbours) appreciate you staying at the cottage.
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Abbi J
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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“Cheap but not cheerful”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Johnshaven is a charming tiny fishing village. It's very peaceful and laid back and a lovely area to stay for a few days. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for Harbour Cottage. Yes it is extremely cheap but it was filthy dirty and smelly, no matter what you pay you still expect it to be clean. The microwave did not work. The oven had a layer of fat so thick I had to clean it before it could be used. The cutlery, plates, glasses were all dirty and needed to be washed before used. We were only supplied 1 bath towel so I guess they expected us to share?? We were warned that all the light bulbs downstairs needed replacing and they were IKEA light fittings so were unable to replace them for our stay so we managed with a small lamp BUT only the bathroom light worked upstairs and these weren't IKEA fittings the. Bulbs had been removed and just not bothered to be replaced. On a positive note the bed was comfy and clean.

If you are looking for a peaceful quiet retreat Johnshaven is for you but I would strong advise you stay somewhere else even if it means you paying more.

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Liked best: Peaceful
Liked least: Filthy dirty
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
14 Aug 2014
We apologise if you did not have a good stay, my long term tenant had just leaved the house the day before before you arrived and it was meant to be cleaned, I live in France and I was not aware of it. I'm just back from Johnshaven where I've spent 2 weeks at the cottage, the house is not as you described but tidy and clean.
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bruno T
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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grenoble
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Liked best: vue calme
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
14 Aug 2014
Merci pour votre appréciation, elle fait "chaud au coeur", je comprends votre ressenti par rapport à la maison ,c'est exactement ce que je ressens aussi. Le calme est le maître-mot en effet.
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