Airbnb Cottage in the Scottish Highlands

Voulnteers to our home will be warmly welcomed with true Highland hospitality and the opportunity to discover rural Scotland in all it's stunning glory. We live next to the Harry Potter railway line and some of the true iconic scenery you will have seen only in films on Scotland. If you love the outdoors and our beautiful dog plus have a willingness to learn about growing veggies and looking after ducks / chickens as well as a basic understanding of how a small high quality guest house is operated - then this will be the ideal place for you. If you want to explore particular parts of our local area - we have beautiful beaches, hill lochs, beautiful Islands, amazing hikes and stunning mountains to climb - we will also take you to other places when we go if you wish to join us.

We are a very busy working family with three small children, and if you arrive with a flexible and willing attitude to do your best and work hard - then we will be most happy :-). If it feels like you are not helping or are constantly being reminded of your duties, then we will not be happy! If you wish only to have a holiday in lovely Scotland, then please arrange this through a travel agent :-). We need honest, hard working, trustworthy, respectful and flexible helpers that will make a positive difference to our lives. If you have passions for certain chores then we will help and encourage you in that area. If you are really willing to learn about business and many other aspects of rural life we are a good environment for that too. We offer two good meals a day - mid-morning and early evening with supplementary snacks if needed in between . Sometimes we have time to prepare these and sometimes it will be self-service!


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Brazil

Definitivamente a pior experiência de todas que já tive! Resumindo: me colocaram em uma casa de madeira fria e sem banheiro, onde não tinha acesso a sanitário e chuveiro. Condições precárias para residência. Detalhes me mandem mensagem no particular.

Jun/20/2019


Gary replied

So pleased we have the right to reply. Your review is not only incorrect but blatant lies. We explained everything to you very clearly and you had options for bathroom and shower. You came directly from a climate where the temperatures was 46 degrees - to the Highlands of Scotland - what exactly did you expect? This is our summer and temperatures are normal here for this time of year. The cabin is insulated and you had the fire on so it was like a sauna when I came to see you there. You left with no notice after just three days and Liliana doing only 5 hours work because we were empathetic to your long distance travel. We explained the reasons why temporarily everything was a bit chaotic and if you had tried to understand our business and stayed for longer you would have a much better understanding of how not only business works, but what customers needs and expectations are as well as the very high standards we set. They are the most important - not you and not us. We gave you spotlessly clean accommodation which has been used without complaint by many previous helpers and volunteers without any complaint. You left it in a total mess - complete with empty beer cans, cigarettte butts, suitcases with clothing and your soiled underwear. Nice!! A complete lack of understanding, commitment and willingness to learn - interested only - repeat only - in your needs and not to satisfy any of ours. We contacted your previous host hotel in India and were told that you were even worse there - not willing to listen to instruction, nor to work and were drinking and very demanding of them - and in the end - you did a disappearing act before your time was complete, the same as you did with us. Any potential hosts beware this couple as it looks like they only want what is best for them and cannot discuss issues but choose to 'run away' from any problems. Bad attitude and poor collaboration with your hosts.


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