"The cottage is wonderful. Views are spectacular. The whole area is so beautiful with many splendid walks." May 2013.
"A wonderful week away. Will be back for a long weekend in May. I cannot fault anything. Our holiday has been perfect." Apr 2013.
"This was the first time in Scotland and we definitely made the right choice in staying here at Barend. (Did not want to go home)." Mar 2013.
"It is over 20 years since I came here as a young child but the important lovely feeling is still here. A fabulous, quiet, friendly site with everything you could want for a young family - we shall be staying again soon - and bringing friends!" Feb 2013
We enjoyed our stay so much we extended it by 2 days. We have been coming to visit since 1980 and we have never been disappointed. So relaxing, so comfortable. Now we have found the cottage for two we are going to come more often. Thank you, it was wonderful ." Dec 2012.
"Another very pleasant, relaxing stay. Meal in the restaurant on site was excellent. We shall hopefully return soon! Thank you!" Nov 2012.
"Excellent accommodation, short of nothing, everyone helpful & friendly. Good location." Aug 2012.
A brilliant holiday had by all, will definitely be returning next year. Very friendly staff where nothing was a bother. Swimming pool is a must as have a young child. Many hours of fun had. Site is well looked after and peaceful." Aug 2012.
"Really enjoyed our relaxing stay at your lovely holiday village - expecially the badgers' visits. Thank you." Jun 2012
"Lovely chalet, very spacious and comfortable; cleanliness exceptional. Beautiful spot, peaceful, lovely view." May 2012
"Very happy with everything and will recommend to friends. Constant heating and hot water is wonderful; bonus and much appreciated. Site standard is excellent and chalet had everything you could want for comfort." March 2012
"We have had an amazing short break. The chalet was wonderful as was the bar and food. The fact that we could bring our dogs was an added bonus." March 2012
"We have been coming to Barend for 25 years and the site and chalets are the best they have been. Also the new bar tenants were excellent. Friendly, efficient and hard working." Feb 12
"Spent a very enjoyable restful few days after Xmas and New Year which was very welcome." Jan 12
"Found everyone and everything to our liking. Chalet very comfortable and very clean and furnished tastefully. Altogether we had a lovely week's holiday. Our little dog settled well too." Nov 11
"We have had a lovely stay at Barend and will return in the future; a great location and view from the lodge." Oct 11
"We enjoyed our stay very much, especially the swimming pool, which was maintained excellently especially with having a 2 year old, we couldn't have asked for much more. 10/10." Sept 11
"We have enjoyed our holiday (6th visit). So relaxing - the perfect location. Love the view over the loch. " Sept 11
"Very nicely presented and equipped chalet. Very good food in the restaurant and helpful friendly staff. Thank you." Sept 11
"This is our second visit to Barend and this time we enjoyed ourselves even more than on our first trip. The site is spotlessly clean and well cared for. We have no hesitation in recommending Barend to anyone who will listen. Thanks for a great stay. We'll be back." Aug 11
"An excellent, relaxing stay, our 3rd visit and we will be returning next year. The bar and restaurant has improved and we enjoyed a lovely meal and evening which was great. Overall an excellent holiday as always" Aug 11
"A quiet, peaceful qwell organised site. A place to come and chill/recharge your batteries" Feb 12
"This is our 6th return to the site and by far the best chalet we have stayed in. Both for furnishing and clleanliness. The new management at the restaurant and bar has also made a great difference - the service and food is much improved" July 11
"Just spent a lovely relaxing week here. Going home feeling refreshed and determined to return later this year. Beautiful clean site, wonderful beach, excellent location for our 2 dogs" July 11
"Lodge was excellent and very well equipped. " May 11
"Very good all round - will definitely be returning" Apr 11
"Absolutely beautiful place to stay, everyone very friendly, chalets have everything you require and brilliant for our dog, Charlie" Dec 10
"Had a great short break here, children loved it (4) went golfing, horse riding, deer spotting. Love the layout of the chalets and reception staff really friendly" Oct 10
"Had a very relaxing holiday. Beach only 5 minutes walk which was lovely" Sept 10
"We really enjoyed our week here - the only thing is we wish we could have had a fortnight! We are booking for next year and we will bring omy daughter and her family as well" Sept 10
"An enjoyable stay with our two young daughters. We had a very active time, using the beach more than we predicted. Overall, we would come back again and recommend to our friends with children" Jul 10
"So lovely to be back, if only brief stay. So peaceful. Enjoyed revisiting favourite places. Looking forward to coming back. (Reception staff especially helpful and pleasant)" - Jun 10
"We love Barend - this has been our 5th visit, the chalets are very good and well equipped. The site feels very fase, secure and quiet. We bring our elderly dog for a relaxing break and she loves it too." - Jun 10
"Barend is the part of our lives that we think of as The Sanctuary! It has pretty much everything available without having to venture too far, yet plenty to seek out when you choose to. Horse riding is a big feature for us, and the swimming"- May 09
"Overall a lovely holiday village; particularly impressed with regular bin collections and also availability of dog pooh bags. Ideal family (& dog friendly) environment. Thank you." - May 09
"More than lived up to our expectations - recommended by a friend, and fitted the bill exactly! We have had a lovely holiday and intend to return again and again! The dogs really appreciated being here!" - May 09
"A brilliant holiday was had by all, excellent staff and facilities. Would recommend Barend to anybody." - May 09
"We found the staff very helpful throughout our stay. The facilities of the site, its atmosphere and location are second to none." - Apr 09
"Excellent family holiday - very enjoyable." - Apr 09
"A wonderful place to stay. A hidden jewel. Well equipped and comfortable log cabins." - Apr 09
"This is an absolutely stunning place, very pleased with the site, will definitely be back. Thank you." - Mar 09
"Congratulations. Fabulous set up, lovely service, great holiday!" - Feb 09
"An excellent location! Wonderful welcoming staff! Brilliant wildlife! We will certainly be returning!" Mar 2013.
"As usual had a very happy stay, notwithstanding being marooned by snow!! Way staff handled our request to be able to stay extra 2 nights was excellent." Mar 13.
"We really enjoyed our trip & thought the chalet & the holiday village in general was fantastic! Many thanks! " Jan 2013.
"Loved the chalet, beautifully furnished. Setting perfect and enjoyed the facilities. Will recommend to others. Thank you for Xmas tree, wine and chocs. " Dec 2012.
"A fantastic place to "chill out" and enjoy the peace and quiet of the beautiful countryside. Wonderful, helpful staff, who cater for all your needs. Superb!!!." Nov 2012.
"We had a great short break, Barend is a great place in a fantastic location. Our lodge had everything that we needed. The pool is great, bar food was excellent and everyone was very helpful. Thank you " Oct 2012.
Thank you once again for a fabulous week in beautiful Barend - birds, badgers, bats - beautiful! We love Barend !! Aug 2012.
"Absolutely love the site. Pity we weren't the Euro lottery winners, would have bought a chalet. We have no hesitation in recommending to friends and family. Aug 2012
"A beautiful play to stay. Chalet clean and cosy - 'home from home'. Very peaceful, tranquil and a great 'getaway'. Nice community feel." July 2012
"Thanks to you all at Barend for a wonderful stay in this beautiful part of Scotland. Rest assured we will return again in the not too distant future." June 2012
"We love Barend - peaceful & relaxing but with everything one could need. Will return soon!" April 2012
"We have had a fantastic and relaxing break. We have all enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and hope to visit again soon." Feb 12
"We really enjoyed our time! Lovely place for a couple & friends & family!" Jan 12
"After visiting Barend every year for the last 20 yrs or so we knew more or less what to expect, but the Bar/Staff/Food/ Ambience is the best we have known it. Long may it continue!" Nov 11
"Very,very happy - the lodge was lovely, fabulous surroundings and great facilities. Would visit again. " Nov 11
"An excellent stay - the chalet was very comfortable and beautifully warm." Oct 11
"The chalet was in fantastic order when we arrived and your cleaning staff should be highly commended. I run a four star hotel and so my standards are high and I was genuinely impressed. I look forward to returning in the New Year with my parents." Sept 11
"Another fantastic stay at the very beautiful Barend! Thank you once again and we are very much looking forward to our next visit." Aug 11
"Very good site, thoroughly enjoyed our stay." July 11
"We greatly enjoyed our chalet. We found it radiated a special kind of wlelcome. We appreciated everything that contributed to homeliness, comfort and convenience. Lovely surroundings, immaculately maintained - all made for a memorable and lovely holiday." Jul 11
"Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Location wonderful. Facilities good" July 11
"Being able to take our dog into Bar/Restaurant was a real pleasure. Not available in most places" July 11
"Another excellent stay with amazing weather. Thank you. We first stayed here in 1976 and its as good as ever!" April 11
"Very good holiday; excellent facilitieswithin comfortable chalet. Would definitely come again" Apr 11
"We came for the mountain biking and were not disappointed. The site and accommodation was fantastic. Wonderful holiday. Thank you very much. Jan 11
"A very relaxing & peaceful stay in a gorgeous setting. The walking and scenery are spectacular" Dec 10
"Enjoyed the Frech Boules - nice extra from last time we visited. Thought Reception area very welcoming and staff warm and friendly" Oct 10
"Thank you - we've had a great time here - one little grandson learned to swim. We loved sitting on the balcony enjoying the beautiful view." Sept 10
"Thank you so much. We have had a lovely family holiday. Our cabin was beautifully clean and we have loved staying here. Reception staff were very friendly and helped to plan some fantastic trips - especially to 'The Chocolate Factory'. This is a beautiful part of the world and we will definitely be back - and we will recommend Barend to our friends!!" - Aug 10
"We have visited approx 20 times with various friends/walking group. This time we are 3 generations from 6 years to 79 years - all have enjoyed visit - much easier than entertaining them at home!! - Aug 10
"On behalf of my family I would like to thank Barend for providing the basis for a great holiday." - Aug 10
We loved this site. It was quiet, clean, convenient and will definitely return. Great access to cycling, beach and forest parks. Don't want to go home. Thank you. PS Excellent value for money" - Jun 10
"Superb - as always. Thank you all - especially David with our bikes!" - Feb 09
"We like the fact that you are very flexible regarding bookings and extra days. Your staff are friendly and helpful and we love the area. See you soon" - Feb 09
"Fantastic overall. Chalets were amazing, very clean and well furnished. Warm and just felt like home from home (couldn't fault anything!) Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. " - Feb 09
"The little ones loved the pool...We all loved the beach.... The service was great, having bread and milk delivered to the chalet. A wonderful happy time." - Dec 08
"Yet again we have had a wonderful time. We shall definitely be returning for our 5th visit." - Nov 08
"Very enjoyable stay; excellent location. Chalet impressive. Look forward to returning to Barend again" - Oct 08
"Pleasantly surprised especially with the chalet. The views are fantastic. Excellent facilities. Very clean and well kept site with special conditions for dog waste etc." - Oct 08
"V. good site and v. peaceful setting. Excellent facilities & friendly helpful staff. Many thanks." - Oct 08
"The standard of the chalet was excellent as was the provision of loo roll, squeezie, fluffy towels etc. Definitely deserves 4 stars! We were also delighted to have the home comforts of a dishwasher, satellite and WiFi. " - Oct 08