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Eaglais
Achnasheen
(40 reviews)
From £470 per week
Sleeps 6
3 bedrooms
1 double, 2 twins
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£470£145
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£700£210
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£750£225
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£470£145
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£485£150
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£550£165
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£550£165
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£550£165
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£590£180
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£640£195
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£590£180
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£550£165
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£550£165
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£485£150
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£470£145
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£700£210
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£750£225
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£470£145
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£485£150
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£550£165
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£550£165
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£550£165
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£590£180
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£640£195
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£590£180
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£550£165
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£550£165
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£485£150
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£470£145
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£700£210
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£750£225

Description

Eaglais is a delightful holiday cottage in a secluded and tranquil setting only a short drive away from Torridon in Ross-shire. Once a church, the property has been converted to provide stunning self catering holiday accommodation. Stylishly decorated and furnished throughout, this is a holiday property to rent if you appreciate a clean and stylish interior and a beautiful location. Accessed by relatively steep steps, the house sits in a raised position overlooking Upper Loch Torridon.

Due to steep access, this property is not ideal for toddlers and infirm guests. Ample parking at the bottom of the steps across the bridge.

Facilities including hotels and shops can be sought in the surrounding area and are easily accessible by car, making Eaglais the perfect holiday cottage from which to explore the beautiful county of Ross-shire.

PROPERTY CODE: N512

Layout

Ground floor:

Entrance hall, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath, WC & WHB), kitchen with table for 8 and patio doors, shower room with WC & WHB, laundry/boot room.

First floor:

Two twin bedrooms, lounge, bathroom (bath, shower cubicle, WC & twin basins).

Refundable chargeable extra - Good Housekeeping Deposit £150

Facilities

  • Shop 5 miles (seasonal)
  • Hotels 8 or 12 miles (Torridon and Shieldaig)
  • Shop/hotel/bar 20 miles (all year round)
  • Mobile bank and grocers
  • 2 Fridge freezers
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric ovens and 5 ring gas hob
  • Electric storage heating. Electricity included
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • TV for DVD and video player (no TV reception)
  • Washing machine
  • Reviews

    (40 reviews)
    Eaglais reviews
    Superb accommodation perfect space for a large family with everything you need including very well equipped kitchen and utility room.Beautiful views over the lock and plenty of walks to enjoy in the surrounding area.
    Mr Bandrowski - September 2018
    The house is in a beautiful location overlooking the loch and backing onto woods. A deer came into the back garden to graze while we were having dinner one evening!
    Mr Bennett - June 2018
    Location was like from fairytell: you can only dream of such a peaceful place in a middle of nowhere with such an amazing views!!! Unable to describe!!! Photos definetly do not mirror the experience we had!!! House is spacious, comfortable and extremely well equipment!!! The only things we were missing were: - tumble dryer was not working and we tried to contact owners but it was Sunday and no one answered. However, as the weather was beautiful, sunny and warm we found a line and hanged washing outside; - no drying rack; - would be useful to have shed with a barbecue and garden furniture. Still, all the above didn't make a negative impact on our stay. Overall excellent stay!!! No wifi connection and weak phone signal but it was all clearly specified and you can really relax ;) Thank you for having us!!!
    Mrs Wyszynska - May 2018
    Eaglais is an absolutely beautiful house with high energy. It is bright, light and spacious with big windows over looking exquisite views of the loch and mountains. The whole house has a peaceful feel - as soon as we stepped in we felt relaxed and tranquil. The house is well equipped with everything we could need, the bedrooms are comfortable and spacious and the bathrooms are bright and clean. You can feel the care and attention that went into the renovation from the old community church to this wee holiday home. We are looking forward to our next visit! Thank you
    Miss Lanaia - March 2018
    A beautiful cottage in a stunning location, perfect for relaxing. Well-equipped throughout, with a variety of local maps and books to help you get the most out of your holiday. We had a great time and wished we could have stopped longer. Inverewe gardens are a must.
    Mrs Heaton - October 2017
    Had a lovely stay at Eaglais, an interesting property that is a little different to the norm... With the living room upstairs (but with high windows so limited views whilst seated) we found the kitchen the ideal focal point in this property, it was large and spacious with a great dining table that easily accommodated us with room to spare. The property was clean and has plenty of space, there is no TV reception or WiFi but that was made clear before we booked so no problem there. There were some negatives - a number of light bulbs out of action and a problem with the downstairs toilet seat which I have reported to the booking company but I didn't receive any response from the owners. The path up to the house was in a bit of a state after several weeks of rain, I wouldn't recommend this for young children or the elderly. These weren't large enough issues to spoil the holiday for us though.
    Mr King - August 2017
    It is the most beautyful cottage we've ever stayed in Scotland. Very tidy and superb equipped!
    Mr Maurer - July 2017
    What a wonderful place, so peaceful ! Small aera of the wester ross for the nature lovers. Very welcoming cottage with a view on the magnificent Loch Torridon. The house is spacious, full of light and equipped well. Ideally placed it will allow you to visit the northwest of the Scotland. If you do not want to move the garden is there and the surroundings will allow you to make beautiful hikes.
    Mr Claude Et Magali - July 2017
    Thank you for our stay at Eaglais, it was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The only small thing was maybe 2 of the towels on the single beds upstairs needed a hotter wash as they had abit of a bad smell about them but this was not a problem as there were plenty of others and everything else was perfect :) We visited the craft fair in Torridon on thursday which was full of nice crafted things and spent good time on the beach by Gairloch and swimming in the Loch Torridon. The walk from the house to to Torridon was very pleasant too and would recommend that. We will definitely book again here. Very good dvd collection and games in the house too :)
    Miss Garland - July 2017
    We were a group of three friends staying in Torridon for a few days to hike some of the amazing munros in the area. The cottage was perfect: clean, recent remodel, good well equipped kitchen, good showers and baths, good beds, comfortable, plenty of space. The photos don't do the location or views justice. Descriptions are accurate re access, which does involve carrying bags up from the small car park at the bottom of the stairs. No internet (not a problem, clearly stated in rental info), but we did have some slow mobile phone reception. We didn't have time to make all the munros in the area, so hope to get back one day, and hope Eaglais is available when we do.
    Mr Cannon - May 2017
    Had a fabulous week at end of October at Eaglais. Had a couple of wet days but overall good for time of year. Relaxing well equipped house. Contrary to other reviews, loved no TV, no phone and no Internet. If I was owner, I wouldn't change it. Do agree that bed needs fixed though. Took our supplies for week as it was apparent that shopping in area was limited and two fridge freezers provided ample storage. Great house in magnificent area. Will definitely be back.
    Mr Walker - October 2016
    the cottage is very nice but as per previous reviews for it to be a 5 star experience ; The sitting room seating needs to be more comfortable - a lack of cushions on the sofa and chairs meant we were using pillows. A welcome basket with basics is the norm for a more expensive rental cottages such as this especially given its remote location and if folk turned up in dark it would be a challenge to drive the single track back to Torridon at night for milk etc. It was also a shame that doors to outside from kitchen were locked and there was no outdoor seating apart form an uncomfortable bench - we had great weather sunny and 20 degrees but couldn't have kitchen doors open and 10 minutes on the bench was enough. Double bed is bowed in middle so wouldn't be good for those with back trouble. lack of TV not an issue but lack of wifi is nowadays as without it, it was difficult to search tourist options and check if places were open etc
    Owners Response: "Thank you very much for your review and we are glad that you liked it and had sunny weather. Thank you for your suggestions, which we will give thought to. The key for the double kitchen doors is on the right hand curtain tie hook. We are very sorry that you did not find it, as it is lovely to have those doors open. We will make it more obvious in future. We are fixing the bed for the next season; apologies for this. We recognise that there is a growing expectation of wifi in even the remotest places, so we are looking into the provision of wifi; there is no telephone connection."
    Dr Walker - October 2016
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Eaglais. The kitchen was ideal for cooking and had everything you needed. We were walking during the days so found the porch very handy. The house is decorated beautifully and we thoroughly enjoyed playing the board games offered. In general it is a lovely place to stay. Friends that were in the room with double bed said that it was not very comfortable and that the mattress sloped inwards. We also found the lack of hand towels and soap a bit difficult. The rooms upstairs were comfortable however and we would probably stay again due to the location of this house.
    Miss Morison - September 2016
    We have recently come back from an excellent week in Alligin where the weather was fantastic all week, which is very unusual. Eaglais is a lovely airy and bright house which has been renovated to a high standard and was very comfortable. We had mixed views on the lounge being up on the first floor but I quite liked it as it gave you better views of the surrounding mountains. The fact that you couldn't park at the house meant that every time you went out you had to go up and down stone steps to road level would be a pain in bad weather, especially when loading or unloading the car/shopping. We also couldn't find a washing line anywhere which is essential when washing clothes every couple of days. The house would also benefit from having Wi-Fi.
    Mr Price - August 2016
    Lovely house ..interesting history. Bit more remote than expected. Bit spartan....Owner should consider welcome pack with Milk etc as the local shops (5 miles along single track road ) closes at 5pm
    Mrs Reid - August 2016
    A lovely house, beautifully maintained and spotlessly clean. The views and surroundings are stunning and a great deal of care and pride has obviously been taken in the place. A minor gripe would be the lack of wifi, particularly given how remote the village is. I think that while many people will enjoy its absence, in 2016 I think it is important for people to be able to communicate, particularly since there is very little phone signal. Checking weather and contacting people at home is a pretty standard requirement in the highlanda these days. I am sure however, people will disagree! The directions we were given didn't really work either. Just turn immediately right at the phone box when you come in to Inveralligan and you will find it. Try the Ghille Brighe restaurant in Diabaig. It is fantastic. Very reasonably priced and has a lot on offer which is gluten free if you are ceoliac.
    Mr Armstrong - August 2016
    A very well appointed house. Very comfortable accommodation, well equipped kitchen, good showers and bedrooms. Also a very charming position, set up from the road, an old chapel - this is quite a special place. Walking, hill walking and climbing are fabulous in the area, it is so beautiful. There is a fantastic restaurant nearby - the Gille Brighde - high end home cooking.
    Mrs Cumming - August 2016
    Full marks for location. Beautiful pebble beaches just outside the door. Stunning views over Loch Torridon to Beinn Damph and beyond. Options for both easier coastal walks and more ambitious mountain hikes straight from the house. The house itself is well suited for outdoor enthusiasts - large kitchen, comfortable sitting room, plenty of drying space. Only 2 problems we had were no hot water on the top floor, and a broken double bed frame on the ground floor.
    Dr Symonds - July 2016
    This was an amazing house beautifully decorated and had everything we needed . the views were fabulous and area was great for walking. could not of asked for a better property. The advantage was no tv we watched dvd's most evenings and there was a great range of films to watch, this was a very peaceful holiday , and a well looked after house. Would definitely book again.
    Mrs Sanders - June 2016
    Lovely place and good accommodation with splendid views and convenient for the surrounding countryside, which is magnificent. Only slight issue was running out of cooking gas the morning we were to leave (luckily we ate out the night before...). Otherwise an excellent place to stay.
    Dr Mccormick - May 2016
    Cottage was lovely, in a fabulous location and with plenty of space. The kitchen was very well equipped. Had a slight problem with the showers upstairs as water leaked under the shower door.
    Miss Jardine - March 2016
    The house is perfect. When we were in we spend most of our time in the kitchen. We've had lovely weather and had some perfect nature walks. We had a visit of a deer in the garden. Perfect photograph opportunities around the house. The first day we had a problem with the midges but the neighbors helped us out. They were very nice and helpful!
    Mr De Wulf - August 2015
    Excellent facilities and condition. Heating a bit problematical - not required in summer? Strong mains hum in one bedroom.
    Mr Belliss - July 2015
    3rd time we have stayed here, great location and an excellent property. will definitely be back!!
    Mr Mcgurk - May 2015
    Fully equipped, everything you need for a productive few days walking/climbing/relaxing.
    Mr Barker - May 2015
    Can't recommend this place highly enough. We had a fantastic stay. The house itself is probably the best rental we've ever stayed in. It is finished to a very high standard throughout, I want to live there! The showers are amazing! Everything you would need in the kitchen, very well kitted out with crockery pots and pans etc. And of course the locations is just stunning. Its very reasonably priced for the quality, would highly recommend! Yes some of the literature is a bit dated but other than that the place is perfect.
    Ms O\\\\\\\'connor - April 2015
    We've been to Eaglais several times over the years and we love the house and the surroundings. There are great walks right from the front door and even in bad weather the views are stunning. It was warm, cosy and very well equipped in the kitchen department (which is often a disappointment in a self catering property) The access may be a problem to some as it is up some steep. slippery and uneven steps and parking is across the bridge not far away. I would advise that even though it says that towels are provided, we only got one handtowel between us for a two week stay (and there are three bathrooms) and that had to do us in the kitchen as well: not ideal from a practical or hygiene standpoint. We got a bathtowel each which we washed during our stay so that was OK. There are lots of books etc supplied but the DVD player was a bit temperamental (there is no TV reception). Luckily we had a laptop and watched the DVDs that the TV wouldn't play on that.Some of the guest information provided is way out of date (2006) so don't take it at face value. The Torridon stores are a great place to visit for shopping or for lunch/coffee/great cakes and Jo - who runs it is very friendly. You can walk there or you can cycle there along the coastal path. There is a fab new restaurant at Diabaig called The Gille Brighde - well worth a visit. We walked there along the coast track (not easy), had lunch and walked back. The Shieldaig stores were disappointing so don't rely on them for much in the way of shopping. The tearoom in Shieldaig is lovely - it's called Nanny's. Further afield you should go to The Applecross Inn - it's always open and serves the best seafood I've had for a long time. Gairloch is a pretty drive with plenty of shops - butchers etc. Great coffee shop and bookshop in the square which we always frequent. Eaglais is a great house notwithstanding the minor gripes that we had. To be honest I can find fault with pretty much any place I stay and I'd certainly go back again sometime so it didn't put me off.
    Mr Mathers - October 2014
    The cottage is lovely, well equipped, warm and comfortable. If I have any complaint it is that the windows are impossible to open in some rooms. We saw an otter in the loch nearby, we kayaked in the loch with the children and walked the neaarby mountains. There is a lovely restaurant in Diarbaig which is worth a visit (or two). We would certainly go back. John
    Mr Kelly - August 2014
    Beautiful house which is well equipped in a quiet private location. No tv reception which made for a very relaxing holiday but there are a selection of DVDs and videos. I didn't have mobile phone reception but my husband did. However all of this made me feel that I hadn't really gotten away from things. Loch Torridon is beautiful and there are lots of things to see and do within an hour or two drive. Take cash as the nearest bank is an hour's drive. The food at Torridon Hotel is amazing. Applecross is worth a visit with beautiful scenery on the way and The Walled Garden does great food. We are already thinking about going back to Eaglais!
    Dr Fuller - August 2014
    (French family, Father + 3 kids aged 10-15) The house is very well decorated and equiped. Very calm. View to the see from many places. It's a lot of space, very nice atmostphere. The kitchen is very nice, with great view and plenty of space; all you need fot cooking is there. Very clean. Perfect spot for a quite and relaxing time. We did hike every day (that's why we came there - many walks around) and the rest in the evening was perfect. The only challenge was midges: it was early August and you have to be equiped for it.... but that's not specific to the cottage. Highly recommanded.
    Mr Poujol - July 2014
    Would have been five stars, but for the stairs getting up, which are ok for the healthy but not for the frail or young children. The cottage is very spacious and clean and the living room upstairs is ideal for wildlife watching from indoors. We saw an otter on the beach two days running from up here. The kitchen diner is huge and well equipped and the bedrooms and bathrooms were all spacious and wel fitted out. Brilliant place to hide away and we will be back.
    Mr Utting - May 2014
    Eaglais is a redundant church that has been converted into a spacious self catering house for 6 people. It has three twin or double bedrooms with ample storage and three bathrooms. There is a roomy porch for boots and waterproofs, a comfortable lounge and a very large kitchen/dining room. Eaglais is sited on a rocky knoll where the Inver burn flows into Upper loch Torridon. The views to the south, east and west are outstanding, with a host of mounbtains rising out of the sea. One caution: you have to leave your car on a parking space off the dead end road and it is several minutes haul up steps and mossy ramps with your suitcases and rucksacks; no problem for people who are fit but not advisable for the frail or elderly. The nearest shop is 4 miles away at Fasag, Torridon and the nearest pub, the Torridon Inn is 5 miles away along narrow roads with passing places. Its ideal for walkers, climbers, fishermen and any one who wants a holiday in a truly remote and beautiful place in Scotland.
    Mr Simmonds - September 2013
    Lovely cottage in a charming characterful building and very well equipped. Arrival and departure is a little trying as the property is across a bridge from the parking spaces and set up on a small rocky escarpment. But once established, the cottage makes a great base for walking and exploring the area. A big entrance hall with lots of hanging space and boot racks and a well kitted-pout utility room make the place ideal for walkers and wet weather days out. The cottage is also cosy with a great kitchen-diner and plenty of bathrooms. Unfortunately on our first night the oven stopped working (looked like a blown fuse) and it wasn't possible to get it fixed all week - which made catering challenging.
    Mr Craman - September 2013
    Property was well equipped, in an amazing position with fantastic views and access to the loch side. Down the road was a community allotment where you could dig your own potatoes and root vegetables.
    Mr Chilton - August 2013
    Fantastic location, well-equipped - a really good base for exploring the NW Highlands
    Dr Geddes - August 2013
    Location, House and Weather all combining to make a very memorable stay.
    Mr Mcteare - July 2013
    Cottage: (i) perfectly located in Torridon for walking in the hills or around the coast (see below) (ii) clean, well equiped and comfortable. Area: Torridon is a perfect location for a walking holiday during sept/oct. The three 'big' hills are within National Trust property or National Nature Reserve, so you have options if stalking is an issue plus there is one of the best networks of tracks through (and around) the hills if the weather is bad and you don't want to go uphill. Besides, Torridon has one of the most scenic mountainscapes in Scotland.
    Mr Padmore - September 2012
    The house is beautiful and very well kept with all necessary commodities and has a very homely feel. It is in a really quiet area and nature lovers will adore. The Upper Loch Torridon is beautiful peaceful area with wonderful walks. A special thank you also to the caretaker, for her friendliness.
    Miss Bartholomé - August 2012
    I immensly enjoyed our stay at Eaglais cottage. It was just what we wanted, a stylish yet traditional cottage in a great location with view over a loch. Set about 5 miles away from Torridon village you reach the cottage down a little road that follows the side of the loch with great views across to the opposite mountains. The cottage is set up on top of an outcrop of rock, so enjoys slightly elevated views over the loch and sets it away from any other houses around so it is nice and private (which is a good job as the bathroom window on the west side of the house didnt have a blind) and not overlooked at all, there are maybe 4 other houses in view though so its fairly secluded - I didnt see a soul the whole time we were there! Loch Torridon is beautiful, a really rugged proper Scottish Loch, Stormy and atmospheric. The cottage is lovely its spacious and well appointed, the kitchen is a great size and has all mod cons including two fridge/freezers a dishwasher and two belfast sinks. There is also a utility room. There is a separate lounge upstairs with views across the loch that has a dvd and tv and a selection of films and books too. 3 good sized bedrooms with comfortable beds, 3 bathrooms - great water pressure here, the bath filled up in about 3 minutes!! I cannot rate this place highly enough, I had a great time even though the weather wasnt great, the north west coast of Scotland is just amazing, I love it up there and will definately be staying at Eaglais again. The only slight issue may be for older people as the access is up some reasonably steep steps, which wasnt a problem at all for us, in fact it was kind of an interesting feature, but it might have been a problem for somebody with mobility issues.
    Mrs Williams - September 2011
    Comfortable, spacious and clean, with books and dvd's, a big well-equipped kitchen and excellent showers and baths, the house itself offers enough to enjoy oneself on a typical Scottish rainy day. It's nice the former little church is placed on a higher level compared with other houses: good views and no one peeking through the window. Great walking and hiking opportunities in the surrounding area (and great to find the whole area back on the wall in the hallway!). Isolated, but still possible to buy a paper if you're willing to drive just 30 minutes. Only two things that were a bit dissapointing: midgets seem to like this spot extremely well, and - compared with other cottages - we missed having a fire place. However, those are minor details and you cannot have it all.
    Vemeulen - August 2011

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    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands

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