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Testimonials from the Guestbook 


Had a lovely week here at Osprey Cottage. This is the best place we have stayed at and the owners are lovely . . . We have seen dolphins, red kites and visited some beautiful places.

Mr & Mrs G, Lincolnshire, July 2017.

Another wonderful and relaxing holiday at Osprey Cottage.

Mr & Mrs P, Yorkshire, June 2017.

The cottage is lovely and in a beautiful position . . . We are already considering returning.

Mr & Mrs P, Tyne & Wear, April 2017.

Clean and well-equipped cottage, one of the best we have stayed in.

Mr & Mrs L, September 2016.

Our first stay in this beautiful cottage. Amanda and David have thought of everything to make this a real home from home . . . I'm sure we will come back to the area and can't imagine staying anywhere else!

M & C, Bristol, July 2016.

Your cottage is so cosy and nice. It is really wonderful . . . Your Highland Guide was much more helpful than any other guide we bought. We will recommend your cottage to anyone who will visit Scotland.

Mr & Mrs G, Germany, July 2016.

Beautiful place. Lovely and quiet. Very clean and everything we needed.

Mr & Mrs F, Fife, May 2016.

What a beautiful place to stay and what a view!

Mr C, Greater Manchester, May 2016.

Your cottage is lovely and you are to be commended for really thinking of every detail to make guests feel at home. We will be back - Scotland is awesome!

Ms K, Netherlands, April 2016.

Our cottage was much more than we hoped. The photos made everything look fine, but reality was far better. Especially the view and comfortable heating. Would definitely use again and the area is magical.

Mr S, Gloucestershire, March 2016.

A week in this cottage was just what we needed and met and exceeded my expectations. Lifted my bedroom blind one morning to see two deer 20 metres away grazing in the barley crop. This morning it was a hare . . . Hope to be back one day soon.

Mrs A, Melbourne, Australia, July 2015.

Despite the dull weather we have had a very enjoyable week in this beautiful cottage. It is so clean and comfortable and we will most certainly return.

Mr & Mrs R, June 2015.

Cottage extremely comfortable in superb location with stunning views

Ms B, Lancashire, June 2015.

Another good holiday in Osprey Cottage . . . Second year up here and still not seen it all. Hope to be back next year.

Mr & Mrs A, Lancashire, June 2015.

What a wonderful week we have spent in Osprey Cottage . . . Have already booked for next year and really are sorry to be going home.

Mr & Mrs J, South Wales, May 2015.

The cottage is great and very well-equipped . . .  The peace and quiet is very welcome . .  Many thanks and we will have no problem with recommendations to friends and family.

Mr & Mrs F, Surrey, May 2015.

Really enjoyed our weeks in this very comfortable and warm cottage.

Mr & Mrs B, Borders, May 2015.

Yet another perfect week . . . Hope to see you again next year.

Mr & Mrs M, Edinburgh, October 2014.

Thank you David & Amanda for another lovely stay in your cosy cottage  - really, really comfortable.

Mr & Mrs H, Cumbria, October 2014.

Thank you for providing such a lovely cottage to enjoy a relaxing week away from it all.

Mr & Mrs D, Glasgow, September 2014.

Had a fantastic relaxing holiday here at Osprey Cottage. We loved watching the birds from our window and the calm and quiet of Alcaig Cottages.

Mr & Mrs B, Edinburgh, August 2014.

Superb cottage, spotless, well-maintained, in fact the best cottage we have stayed in our 15 years coming to the Black Isle and Moray coast. Views fantastic, so peaceful, very handy for travelling in all directions . . . Will be booking up for next year that's for sure.

Ms P, July 2014.

We've had a lovely week in a gorgeous cottage - a real home from home  - nice and roomy but cosy at the same time. Best ever holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. We really don't want to leave . Views outstanding - could live here all year round. Thanks for making our holiday so great.

Mr & Mrs M, Caithness, July 2014.

The cottages are lovely - the best we have ever stayed in - and the views amazing.  We really enjoyed watching the birds and Sheila even saw a pine marten.

C, B & S, Lancashire, July 2014.

Our third visit here and it only gets better. The cottage is perfect.

Mr & Mrs P, Lancashire, June 2014.

We've had a wonderfully relaxing week. The cottage is perfect and we never tire of the beautiful  view over the Cromarty Firth.

Mr & Mrs C, Angus, June 2014.

Having been to Scotland regularly over the last 50+ years this has been one of the best places we have found and apart from the amenities, we have appreciated the peace and quiet away from people and traffic noise.

Mrs & Mrs G, Dorset, May 2014.

We have had a wonderful week. The cottage is superb, wonderfully equipped  and very clean. David's quide book is excellent.

Mr & Mrs A, Lancashire, May 2014.

Our return visit more than lived up to expectations . . .  This cottage is exellent and works very well for us.

Mr & Mrs  H, Suffolk, May 2014.


We had a very relaxing fortnight in this very comfortable cottage. The views from the lounge are spectacular . . .  We hope to visit again in the not too distant future.

Mr & Mrs D, Lancashire. May 2014.

Everything we hoped for - spacious, comfortable and scrupulously clean. Very easy to live in and all we needed to prepare meals. Will definitely return.

Mr & Mrs A, Dumfries, May 2014.

A wonderful cottage with superb views.

Mr & Mrs D, Shropshire, November 2013.

The cottage is wonderful. It has everything and is so peaceful. We love watching the birds and all the other wildlife.

Mr & Mrs M, Edinburgh, October 2013.

Even better than we expected! The area and cottage looked good from maps and pictures but the reality was superb. A wonderfully comfortable and tranquil base to simply enjoy  or from which to travel around and see some of the many locations to be visited  . . . Hope to be back soon.


Mr & Mrs C,  September 2013.

Just a note to say again how much we enjoyed staying in Osprey Cottage last week and to thank you both for ensuring everything was there to enhance our stay. We especially appreciated David’s excellent guide to the area, which we used a lot when planning our excursions (and your delicious scones!).

 Mr & Mrs B, Yorkshire, September 2013.

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A truly magnificent place to have a holiday.

Mr & Mrs R, Sussex, August 2013.

Our first stay in Osprey Cottage. Lovely cottage, lovely views, lovely hosts.

Ms C, Yorkshire, August 2013.

This is our third stay at Alcaig and we have had another great time!  The gardens and flowers are lovely . . .  We never tire of the views from the cottage.

Mr  & Mrs W, Sydney, Australia, July 2013.

What a beautiful, quaint, lovely cottage, with sights to die for . . . The grounds of the cottage are gorgeous with lots of space for the wee one to run about.

Mr & Mrs M, Aberdeenshire, July 2013.

What a wonderful "gem" cottage in a beautiful part of Scotland. Perfect weather, perfect views, perfect position. So beautifully quiet and peaceful.

Mr & Mrs G, Melbourne, Australia, July 2013.

Our third visit to this beautiful cottage . So peaceful  and relaxing . . . Hope to be back again next year.

Mr & Mrs M, Lanarkshire, July 2013.

Another lovely stay in Osprey Cottage, now our 5th visit. That view keeps drawing us back!  Hope to be back again soon .

Mr & Mrs P, Leeds, June 2013.

This is our second visit here, last year we came for a week, we had such a good holiday last year we have had two weeks this time. Again David & Amanda have been the perfect hosts. The welcome, the cottage, the cleanliness and the  attention to detail are still just as remembered last year . . . We would certainly not hesitate in recommending your cottages to others.

Mr & Mrs H, Derbyshire, June 2013.

This is an excellent cottage in a splendid location . . . we hope to return sometime soon.

Mr & Mrs H, Norfolk, May 2013.

Thank you for another lovely stay. We had a very pleasant and restful break.

Mr & Mrs D, Glasgow, May 2013.

Homely, clean and well-equipped cottage with stunning views. Great base for exploring. Special thanks for the fabulous "Highland Guide"  -  we visited places we couldn't have known about  with the highlights being seal watching at Findhorn, and  Glen Affric . . . . Will definitely like to stay here again!

Mr & Mrs P, Cambridge, April 2013.

A super cottage ane we've had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. This location is superb for exploring the very best of Scotland.

Mr & Mrs F, Newcastle, March 2013.

What a wonderful cottage  Osprey Cottage is!  It is immaculate, has everything you could possibly need for a lengthy stay and the location is just perfect . . .  Many mornings we enjoyed watching the geese land in the barley field, seeing the pheasants walking around the grounds and watching the red kites overhead . . .  Amanda's welcome and homemade cake was  just wonderful.  We will definitely be back.

Mr & Mrs M, Edinburgh, January 2013.

What an attractive and comfortable cottage, set in a superb location
 . . . Many thanks for a hugely relaxing holiday!

Mr & Mrs O, Caithness, November 2012.

How lovely to come to a  beautifully clean and comfortable cottage with a stunning view.

Mr & Mrs R, Yorkshire, October 2012.
 
What a lovely view down the Firth! We shall miss that . . .  The cottage was warm, clean and comfortable. Great!

Mr & Mrs C, Herefordshire, September 2012.

We can only endorse what previous holidaymakers have said about this cottage . It is well equiped, roomy and clean . . .  We certainly would like to come here again.

Mr & Mrs P, Derbyshire, September 2012.

The end of 2 weeks glorious holiday. Very friendly people, lovely cottage with a view we will miss every day.

Mr & Me E, Surrey, September 2012.

Another relaxing stay in this beautiful location . . . this is now the 4th time we've stayed here and it really feels like a home from home . . . we still manage to find new places to visit.

Mt & Mrs P, Yorkshire, September 2012.

The views are breathtaking and it's great to wake up to the wondrous view stretching out to the Firth every morning

Mr L, Liverpool. September 2012.

A very pleasant cottage with magnificent views from the windows.

Mr & Mrs M, Herefordshire, August 2012

We found the cottage well laid out with everything you could need and more. Such a lovely place to come back to after a day sightseeing . . .  Hope to return soon.

Mr & Mrs B, Orkney, August 2012.

Lovely clean cottages, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Stunning view and lovely area to travel into the Highlands. Had a great week, will certainly be back.

Mr & Mrs B, Fife, July 2012.

We enjoyed being here in your cottage for our holiday. It isn't only lovely  - it's even got these fantastic views.

Mr & Mrs B, Germany, July 2012.

Our second holiday at Osprey Cottage. Enjoyed it just as much as last year. Cottage and surrounding gardens just perfect. A great base for touring.

Mr & Mrs M, Lanarkshire, July 2012.

Firth Cottage has really made our holiday . . . We would love to come again next year but next time for a fortnight.

Mr & Mrs H, Derbyshire, June 2012.

The cottage is so spacious and comfortable, simply perfect . . .  What we liked best is the magnificent view of the Firth - it seems it changes every 10 minutes.

Mr & Mrs G, Germany, June 2012.

Osprey Cottage is just what  anyone needs to have a great holiday thanks to your attention to detail  . . . 7pm Thursday  - We just saw an Osprey flew right at the side of the cottage. What a magnificent sight and another first for us!!!

Mr &  Mrs S, Lancashire, June 2012.

Had a lovely relaxing break . The faciilities in the cottage were excellent - very warm and welcoming. Loved the view and appreciated the lovely garden with all its birds.

Mr & Mrs D, Glasgow. May 2012.

This is the ideal location to relax, to enjoy peace, space and magnificent views. At the same time it is superbly situated for the enjoyment of much that the Highlands has to offer.

Mr & Mrs M, Nairnshire, May 2012.

A perfect cottage in a perfect location.

Mr & Mrs W, Australia, April 2012.

We have had a relaxing holiday in your lovely cottage which catered for our every need and more.  We have made friends with the pheasants who have kept us amused every day and awoken each morning to the beautiful bird song.

Mr & Mrs S, Fife, April 2012.

The cottage was a pleasure to stay in . . . We will be back  as we still haven't seen all the places we wanted to visit and Firth Cottage proved to be a good base for this.

Mr K, The Netherlands, April 2012.


This little cottage really is a corner of paradise - enchanting in every way. We love coming to stay and escape the manic rat race.

Mr & Mrs W, Solihill.  February 2012.
 

Superb, warm, cosy cottage with absolutely everthing for an enjoyable holiday -  including the wonderful views! Meals will never be the same! Great central location and plenty to see and do. Thanks again.

Mt & Mrs M, Perthshire. September 2011.

Spotlessly clean and definitely a home from home . . . Perfect base for cycling and walking and will definitely recommend to others . . . Will be back soon.


Mr & Mrs S, Lancashire.  September 2011.

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Tel: 07958 649214 Alcaig Cottages, Easter Lodge, Alcaig, Conon Bridge, Highland IV7 8HS Site by David Marsh