Mrs Roberts, October 2019
The directions to the cottage were poor.. I arrived about 7-30PM in the dark and could not find the cottage.
I used your post code to guide me to the cottage, it guided me to the junction of the A87 and A851. The map on your website had the same location. I then spent an hour in the dark and the rain trying to find the cottage. I was about to give up and spend the night in the car when I noticed the directions said drive past the sign for Armadale. Then I tried again, I drove up and down the unmarked single road looking in vain for either the cottage name or number 9. It was only at the second time that I decided this must be the road.
still no indication the cottage was here, the cottage name is not at the end of the drive as expected. It does have a sign, its brown and even in daylight couldn't be read from the road. After a seven and a half hour drive I didn't a hunt the cottage game.
Your directions could have been so much better. At the junction of the unmarked road and the A87 you are spoilt for choice as to how to indicate this is the road. At the junction there are 4 signs: Stone sign for Broadford next to black and white sign for Willowdale B&B and immediately before the junction signs for Driftwood B&B and a big green highways information board. You could also have said, if you pass the sign for Harrapool you have just passed the road to the cottage.
Why don't you use all the possible signs to indicate the unmarked road?
Why isn't the cottage signed at the end of the drive?
Why does your post code direct people to the junction of the A87 & A851?
One or two other issues:
Double bed not made, it took me a couple of days before I had time to sift through the bed linen for the right one's for the double bed.
My car got stuck on the grassy drive (more grass than drive) couldn't see in the dark.
I also found it difficult to see the numbers on the key safe even with a torch.
Despite all the above problems the cottage was ideal for my needs and a perfect location to explore Skye.
I appreciated the quiet in particular.