Counsellor and freelance photographer. I enjoy travelling and meeting peope from different countries and backgrounds.
One of my favourite quotes: "So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth" - from the Baha'i writings.
I stayed at Balvaig Cottage for 18 days. I found it to be clean, bright, and adequately comfortable. Hosts Sarah and Alasdair are caring and attentive. Sarah prepares a hearty breakfast with a variety of choices. She is also a soothing conversationalist and an accomplished photographer. Alasdair is a navigational wizard and has an in-depth knowledge of the northern Highlands’ natural, historic, cultural, and trail-walking attractions. He also knows the quirks of the area’s capricious weather system and can tailor a day trip accordingly. Their location is in a tranquil and pastoral setting, undeservedly off the beaten path in Scotland’s northeast region. One can see a lot in a day’s drive. The house is recently constructed and solidly built. The bathroom flooring, fixtures, shower and bathtub are of a high quality. The kitchen is spacious, cozy, and blessed with a large, south-facing set of window-doors that look out on a peaceful stone garden. Notwithstanding its country feel, it is a half mile or so from a main trunk rail station that connects Inverness with northernmost Scotland. I heartily recommend Balvaig Cottage if you are looking for a low-paced and restorative retreat in the northern highlands.
[signed] Michael Moser, Portland, Maine, U.S.A.
Ich mach es kurz.
Sarah ist sehr, sehr nett.
Zimmer war perfekt, mega geile Dusche!!
Frühstück war super lecker.
Sarah und Mann gaben wir sehr wertvolle Tipps für meine Weiterfahrt.
Sarah has a nice house that's an invitation out of the beaten track. Don't let the single track roads put you off - use the opportunity to explore Scotland's beauty. Sarah is very welcoming and the room we stayed was only comparable to high quality hotels. Hopefully we'll arrange for longer than a night next time!
Lovely spot, comfortable room, Sarah a very good host, and our Jack Russell was made welcome. Filter coffee in our ensuite room, towels and shower stuff as well. Sarah happy to provide whatever we needed. Outside very quiet and very dark! Excellent walking from the house and plenty of good walking around and about Eating out a 20 min drive away - The Achness Hotel, which provided an excellent restuarant meal.
We had a really nice experience.
Sarah's husband was really pleasant, helpful and charming. The house was cozy, clean and nice, located on a beautiful place with a nice garden surrounded by trees.
Sarah i Alister byli velmi příjemní a ochotní hostitelé.
Výborné snídaně podle našich občas i náročnějších přání. Po vzájemné dohodě možnost chutné večeře za velmi příjemnou cenu.
Dům s krásným a klidným okolím. Pokoje se základním vybavením.
Našemu desetidennímu pobytu mimořádně přálo počasí - ani jednou déšť, teploty ve dne 20 - 27 st.C!!
Sarah and Alister were very friendly and helpful hosts.
Excellent breakfast by our sometimes demanding requirements. After mutual agreement, the possibility of a tasty dinner at a very good price.
House with a beautiful and peaceful surroundings. The rooms are basic equipment.
Our stay for ten days extremely lucky with the weather - not once rain, temperature of 20-27 o C!
Sarah was friendly and helpful, she also made a good breakfast for us each morning.
The caravan was nice and cozy, but the weather was cold and the heating wasn't very effective. Blankets helped at night though.
All in all, we had a good time!
I HAVE TO SAY THAT I LIKE SARAH'S HOUSE AND HER PERSONALITY SO MUCH!!! IF YOU ARE A PERSON REALLY INTO THE BEAUTY OF WILD NATURE , THEN HER HOUSE IS A PLACE I WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO STAY. SARAH PICKED US UP FROM THE STATION AND OFFERED US A COZY WARM ATMOSPHERE SO THAT WE HAD A GOOD START OF OUR 1ST DAY ARRIVE IN HIGHLAND. LIKE THE COUNTRYSIDE HOUSE!
I spent a week in the caravan and had a really wonderful experience. Sarah was extremely kind to me and we had some great conversations. I loved having my own hide away and space to be totally alone, yet with the benefit of a warm kitchen and proper shower next door. Sarah was a fantastic host.
Unfortunately I did not get a chance to meet Sarah in person, but the good communication made sure that everything was smooth and the flat was left in very good conditions
Sarah was a great guest, polite, calm and tidy. Always ready to share experiences and feelings. We would appreciate her visit again!
Sarah is a delightful person, polite and very clean.
an excellent guest