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“Wonderful luxury barn conversion”
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Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom En-Suite
Twin bedded Room
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Lounge kitchen
Lounge
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Bike selection at Willowbarn, free usage for our guests
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Forres, Moray, Scotland

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Ross_Fami...
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Wonderful luxury barn conversion”
Reviewed 14 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Excellent holiday experience in a very tastefully appointed luxury barn conversion, so many things to do in the local area; house is located 200 yards away from Dava Way, a couple of miles and you are in Forres, Willowbarn is also located very close to the excellent beaches of Findhorn and Burghead. Carlo and Fiona provided every comfort required for our stay, we have stayed in a lot of 5 star holiday cottages but this one was truly that mark. Excellent quality of furnishings and design. Modern, clean and cosy with lots of added extras thrown in.

The affable hosts are truly that, always available to offer advice on the area, keen to offer their guests a lovely holiday experience. Keen cyclists both (ask Carlo for a nice road bike route!) the quality of bikes on offer (well maintained and of very decent quality) was excellent. We will be back! And we never even fished with the supplied rods for trout! Well done Fiona & Carlo. You have created a great holiday experience.

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Liked best: Accommodation and location
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Apr 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments. It is truly a wonderful area to visit and we are so delighted you were able to enjoy so much of it. There is still lots for you to do so it's definitely a return visit, we hope! Thank you for being such wonderful guests.

Fiona and Carlo
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LoisLane4...
Linlithgow
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cosy and comfortable in a fabulous location”
Reviewed 26 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We had a lovely relaxing few days at Willowbarn. The property is beautifully presented and well equipped for cooking and the use of the bikes made our holiday all the better. The fishing gear was a great touch and our son was delighted to catch his first trout! Carlo and Fiona were so friendly and helpful, they really made the effort to ensure our holiday was perfect.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Oct 2013
Thank you for the lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Willowbarn and hope to welcome you back in the future.
Kind regards
Fiona and Carlo
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Connecticut USA
Reviewed 29 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
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Management Response
29 Aug 2013
Thank you James for your very positive review. We are so glad you had a good golfing trip and hope you return to play again!

Fiona and Carlo
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Gill_Dund...
Dundee, Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful Barn, Stunning Location, Wonderful Hosts!”
Reviewed 21 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Stayed by myself at Willowbarn in July because I was doing a course in Forres. And so glad I booked! Fiona and Carlo were perfect hosts - Fiona came round on my first evening with flowers and milk (wow!) and Carlo drew me a map to a local beauty spot....nothing seemed too much bother for them, a truly special couple.

And that is all before I mention the barn itself. Beautifully finished, clean, everything you need for a great stay, and in a stunning location. (Must admit to wanting to move there and stay for ever!)

Can absolutely recommend a stay here - hope to go back on holiday at some point and enjoy all that the area has to offer.

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Liked best: Attention to detail and the warm hosts
Liked least: problems with wifi, but sure Carlo would have fixed it had I been overy concerned!
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
21 Aug 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate our comments and we would be delighted to welcome you back to Willowbarn for a relaxing break.
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Phil B
Stotfold, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Terrific holiday let, friendly, spacious, beautifully furnished”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Great place. Eight of us stayed for a week. Its clean, thoughtfully furnished to an excellent standard. Full kitchen meant catering for large numbers was easy. There's even a dining table for 8 people comfortably. Loads of outdoor space, including 2 ponds for fishing. You are the only let in the 12 acres, so a real sense of freedom. Forres is a couple of miles away, with Tesco's so shopping was easy. Plenty of parking, outdoor seating and large barbeque. We had a barbie for 22 with ease.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The main living area was great
Liked least: Wifi was a little intermittent, but it did work most of the time.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
19 Aug 2013
We were delighted that you and your lovely family enjoyed their stay at Willowbarn. It is a perfect place for families to have fun and relax! I hope we are able to welcome you all back in the future
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