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I spent a week at Kelpie Cottage in June and it exceeded my expectations in many ways. First of all, Linda Jackson is a wonderful person, she would do anything for you, even if I couldn´t think of one thing I would have missed. There were so many useful details in the equipment of the cottage and one can feel that it is furnished with a lots of love and practical sense. No wonder it is very cleany and tidy.

The surroundings are fantastically beautiful. Just stunning, especially the beach you can walk to in 10 Minutes were the seals come regulary and pop up their heads and were you will find absolute peace and beauty. Not to forget the famous lighthouse on Waterstein head, that lots of people come to visit.

I warmly recommend Kelpie cottage.

in German: Ich habe im Juni eine Woche alleine im Kelpie Cottage verbracht und meine Erwartungen wurden in vielerlei Hinsicht übertroffen. Linda Jackson ist klasse und sie würde alles für einen tun. Wir haben immer wieder zusammen gequatscht und gelacht.
Die Ausstattung des Cottages ist unübertroffen und hat sehr viele nützliche und praktische Details, über die ich mich gefreut habe. Mir fällt nichts ein, was einem hätte fehlen können. Man fühlt sich wohl dort, weil man spührt, dass es mit sehr viel Liebe eingerichtet wurde und gepflegt wird. Keine Frage, dass es auch sauber ist.

Die Umgebung ist im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes traumhaft. Insbesondere der Steinstrand, den man über die Schafweiden in wenigen Minuten erreicht. Dort ist es ruhig, friedvoll und wunderschön. Ab und zu steckt ein Seehund sein Kopf aus dem Wasser. In den Felsformationen im Tal davor kann man sich verlieren und fühlt sich wie in einem Traum. Nicht zu vergessen der berühmte Leuchtturm am Waterstein Head, den viele Menschen besuchen kommen.

Ich kann Kelpie Cottage nur wärmstens empfehlen.
Posted by Isabelle Kollig on 05 July 2019
Thankyou so much for everything I also had a brilliant week and very much hope you will be back one day, thankyou for your feedback and the German comments, what a brilliant idea, thankyou lots of love Linda xxx
Posted by Linda on 05 July 2019
Wonderful Kelpie Cottage
We spent a wonderful week at Kelpie Cottage in February. If you want a comfortable, cozy and brilliantly situated cottage for a relaxed holiday then look no further.

Kelpie Cottage is extremely well cared for. Fabulously equipped (perhaps the best equipped cottage we've stayed in and we have stayed in quite a few!) and spotlessly clean and tidy. We couldn't think of anything that Linda hadn't provided.The cottage is very comfortable and an ideal place to kick back and enjoy being in such a wonderful location.

Walking from the cottage to Neist Point is highly recommended. Linda recommended a circular walk that involved walking along the cliff tops, giving spectacular views of the Outer Islands. Truly wonderful. Ask Linda for the directions (easy to follow) and wear stout waterproof shoes.

The dark skies are just amazing. Seeing the stars and constellations without any light pollution is a joy. We both loved looking up at the stars through the bedroom skylight as we drifted off into a contented and peaceful sleep. In fact, waking up was the problem and for someone who has sleep issues, getting a good nights interrupted sleep was a real bonus.

The weather was great for 2 days but less so for the rest of the week, but this didn't stop us getting out and about. Remember that there is no such thing as the wrong weather; just the wrong clothes. Come prepared and enjoy the island whatever the weather.

Linda gave us directions to 2 church and graveyard ruins - well worth a visit. Amazing places.

Wildlife spotting is unavoidable and we saw red deer, 3 Golden eagles and over 40 grey seals. Some of the seals were basking on a small island and the rest were breaching and seemingly having great fun. Better than any TV show.

Linda is an amazing lady with probably more energy, determination and grit than anyone I know. She is friendly, welcoming, kind and so very generous with her time. We spent many special moments with her and her beloved bearded collie,Tess. The sheep are clearly much loved and very well cared for. They are so amusing and Bessie (a 15 years old Herdwick) comes when called.

As well as caring for her sheep, growing vegetables, looking after her garden and the croft, running Kelpie Cottage and lending a helping hand to her neighbours when called on, Linda is also an accomplished crafter. She runs a small shop behind the cottage that is bursting with paintings, felted pictures, felted animals, all manner of knitted items, pyrography, painter slates and stones and cross stitch pictures (I'm sure I've forgotten something!). She is, quite simply, amazing. I only wish I had half her energy!

Kelpie Cottage is a great place and we would highly recommend it. If you appreciate the natural world, like spending time in place more rooted in the present, being where mobile technology is blissfully absent (the cottage has excellent Wi-fi if you need it but no mobile reception, then Kelpie is the place for you.

Linda - thank you for your company and our many chats. It has been a pleasure to get to know you and we will definitely keep in touch. Take care. With much love to you and Tess. Julie & Kevin
Posted by Julie Harnett on 19 February 2019
27 October 2018
We stayed at Kelpie Cottage for w/c 27 October. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, and we were given a very warm welcome. It is delightfully remote, and that is just what we wanted; We had rain, of course, but it didn't dampen our spirits, and it was usually followed by amazing light to take in the view.

We had a lovely holiday. Linda was very helpful if we had any questions about the island and places to visit. Read this website about what the cottage has to offer, and if that sounds like you, don't hesitate, you will not be disappointed.
Posted by Jeremy and Eileen on 09 November 2018
Outstanding spot for birds
We stayed the first week in September, 2018, and the cottage had everything we needed (and far more besides - even anti-midge cream provided!!). Wifi and TV reception were excellent. Birds were excellent with Sea-Eagles soaring over the cottage almost every morning and Golden Eagles perched on the mountain opposite, no need at all for any mountaineering to see them. There were also Redthroated Divers on Loch Mor (briefly) and the spectacular cliffs at Neist Point with all kinds of sea-birds were just a few minutes away. Glendale has a Post Office/General Store and there's a wider range of fruit and vegetables at Dunvegan village, but it seems to be impossible to get fresh fish unless you catch it yourself (or go to Portree). Linda was always helpful and thoughtful - a perfect hostess.
Posted by Glenn and Man on 18 September 2018
Best Cottage ever
We spent a week in August 2018 in this absolutely fantastic cottage. Compared to all other cottages we stayed in during our three Scotland trips within the last two years Kelpie cottage ist definitely the best.
It is so well equipped with nearly everything you need in life like e.g. sewing material that it gave us the feeling that we are at home. And Linda gave the cottage with her great sense of beautines it's own atmosphere.
We enjoyed also listening to Linda's tales about the island, the area, the cottage, life and nearly everything. Linda is a perfect host and her advices what to do and what to see where much better than our guidebooks.
Thank you Linda and Tess for everything
Posted by Rainer Bürkle on 05 September 2018
Fantastic in every way.
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