Reviews from my previous guests are shown below in two forms. Firstly independent tripadvisor/flipkey reviews and secondly I have typed out some comments left by previous guests. Some comments are from when the house briefly took short summer breaks just after opening. These will be there for all to read in Collam Villa’s visitors book and guests can read them and many others for themselves, in case anyone thinks that I’ve added any myself or enjoyed some poetic licence
"As first guests "guinea pigs" we found everything about the house fantastic! Thanks for great service and a great location. The Isle of Harris made the perfect holiday"
Ewen, Inger, Glew & Juliane Martin – Bjelland, Norway – July2009
“Lots of space for 8 of us, house is excellent. Can’t think of anything else you would need. 5 of us visited St. Kilda and we travelled to the Butt of Lewis and Rodel. Thank you for a great stay”.
Flowers & Forsyth family, East Lothian, Scottish Borders – July 2009
“We very much enjoyed your hospitality. The house is very comfortable and has great views, at least from our room window. Graham, thanks for supplying me with a hot water bottle in my hour of illness. Sorry we never made St Kilda. We will be back and hope to find you all well.”
CarolineEekhout & Ton Goedhart, Utrecht, Netherlands -July 2009
“Had a fantastic stay. Amazing house, Feeling so relaxed and leaving later than planned”.
Dave & Linda, Sheffield – July 2009
“We’re looking for a reason to stay one more night. It’s so beautiful here. But it’s time to go and think back to this house with the comfortable bed.”
Silke Barkowski & Albert Hufenreuter, Hamburg , Germany Aug 2009
“Wow! What a find, such a fantastic house, very comfortable and luxurious. Thank you Graham and your dad Roddy for your hospitality and friendliness. Hope to see you next year xx”
Donna Clarke & Greg Gait, Liverpool Aug 2009
“Enjoyed a great week here on Harris. Weather was variable but Graham’s cheery chatter and hospitality was constant. A lovely house with everything you need and more Thanks xx”
Isabel and Malcolm Pye, Aberdeen, AB13 Aug 2009
“The Hintons have been coming to Harris for 30 years, camping, staying with friends and then renting. This house has been perfect for the 7 of us. Children enjoyed swimming, body boarding & jumping down sand dunes. The garden was great for them to explore too.”
Rebecca, Gavin, Caitlin, twins James and Sam & Grandparents Ian & Rosemary Hinton, Kent
The most beautiful house we ever found during our trip all over Scotland. We would love to come back one day. Thank you very much.
Elinar & Kai, Stuttgart, Germany Sept 2009
“We’ve enjoyed staying in this comfortable place very much. We wish we had some of the modern kitchen and TV equipment at home. Thank you for being such a great host Graham. We will recommend you to all our friends”
Rolf Blocher & Celia Nitardy, Marburg An der Lahn, Germany, Sept 2009
“After cycling round your beautiful island, it’s marvelous to come home to your house. The views are marvelous and we feel so luxurious in this house and we’ll never forget these 3 days.”
Ingrid & Ove Hultqvist, Stockholm, Sweden, Sept 2009
“We had a lovely time on the Island and the house has been great. Enjoyed homemade scones at the Skoon art café, as well as ceramics at the Mission art gallery. The beaches on the west coast are a must. Thanks for making it such a comfortable stay and look forward to our next visit”
Nick Freer and Nicola McGunnigle, Edinburgh Oct 2009
“A beautiful house in a beautiful place in a beautiful Island. We’re very happy to have spent time in Harris and Lewis. Our son Leo is too young but we promise to be back, so see you later”
Alexandre Routier & Gaelle Chardonett & Leo Routier, France, Oct 2009
“A brilliant house on a brilliant island, it’s a real home from home and a great chance to recharge the batteries. Graham has equipped the house with everything you could need and the living room particularly was really cosy on the march Hebridean nights. We had a great stay and fefinitely plan to be back. P.s beware the flip up reclining chair”
J & H Muckelt, Leeds, West Yorkshire, March 2010
For further peace of mind I include a link to my Tripadvisor / Flipkey reviews page which shows reviews kindly provided by previous guests, some of whom also left comments in our Visitors book. I hope that these reviews help your decision if you are considering choosing Collam Villa for self catering on the Isle of Harris.