We enjoyed staying at The Smithy !

Excerpts from Visit Scotland QA report (16 January 2013)

The Smithy has recently been refurbished to an excellent standard and scores comfortably within the four star band.  I am sure that your guests will appreciate the access to the riverside and seating area.  Both double bedrooms are to a high standard and will meet guest expectations with excellent quality beds and linen.  An excellent standard of cleanliness was evident throughout.  All marks at either an excellent or exceptional standard"

Excerpts from Visit Scotland QA report August 2014

Grading of fours stars with an overall score of 83% (just 4% below a five star award).  All areas marked at minimum 80% with cleanliness at 90%. It is great to see the general refurbishment and refresh of decor that takes place which ensures that standards are maintained.  The exterior of the property looks in excellent condition.  The bedrooms continue to maintain an excellent overall standard with excellent mattresses and high quality linen.

Shirley Ann and Steve

"We had an absolutely lovely time at the Smithy, it is such a beautiful house, so well equipped and so welcoming.  You can imagine our surprise when we arrived to find a baby deer in the garden.  We were totally and utterly delighted with our holiday and thought it was over way to soon."

Helen and friends

"We were delighted with the Smithy and had a great holiday.  Nethy Bridge was a surprise to us as we hadn't appreciated it was such a beautiful village.  We loved having direct access to the walks in and arround the village."

James and his mates (on a gastro tour of the Highlands)

"We absolutely loved our stay at the Smithy, its a lovely spot on the riverbank, well decorated, perfectly laid out for sharing as a small group and everything felt clean and fresh."

The McKinley family

"We were very impressed with the Smithy.  You obviously took great care and attention in finishing the interior to a very high standard yet achieved a real sense of comfort and homeliness. Add to that the location, private garden and patio as well as the exclusive riverside bench and I can safely say that we would recommend the Smithy to friends."

The Fulton Family (our first guests in October 2012)

"What a lovely and thoughtfully laid out holiday home you have created, we were most comfortable.  Here's hoping peanuts can't germinate as you will have a forest in the lawn, cheeky wee squirrels were cramming as many into their mouths as possible and burying them! Great fun. Lovely area and I was able to take my kayak out onto Loch Garten for a wee while, it was most peaceful."

Fran Thomson

"The Smithy is a fantastic venue and location for a weekend with friends.  The accommodation and facilities are spacious and to a very high standard.  We were delighted with how cosy and welcoming the cottage was.  We were able to enjoy all that the area had to offer and Nethy Bridge was a great base from which to do this.  We'll be back!"

The Kriev Family 

"We loved the fantastic open plan living, dining and kitchen area which has everything that you could possibly need.  Sitting outside on the riverbank with a drink or two is a great way to end a busy day exploring the area.  This is a wonderful place: the secret is out"

The Dunlop Family

"We had a wonderful time at the Smithy and hope to return next year.  It is really a lovely property and wonderfully furnished.  We really love the position of the property and I imagine that it is a fab place to be at any time of the year."

The Thrower Family

"We had a wonderful stay.  The property is lovely and very well furnished.  It was very comfortable especially with a baby as we could relax and had peace of mind as everything was so clean."

The Balarsky Family

"You have done an amazing job with the cottage.  One of the nicest we have rented. The decor was spot on, very relaxing.  Beds comfy, quilts cosy.  More than enough space. Everything was so nice and new.  All appliances worked well.  Tv's all very nice.  River will be an even greater asset in the summer.  First holiday without a laptop. Awesome."

The Duprat Family (from Brazil who stayed over New Year)

"We have had a wonderful time here.  Thank you for the whisky and the fireworks (children and adults loved them).  The house is very comfortable, good showers (fantastic hot water) and perfectly functional kitchen.  Two red squirrels visited us today. Happy New Year"

The Turnbulls

"Cottage is fantastic, we don't want to leave!"

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