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Kinkell Holiday Apartment

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 25 reviews

Your own private entrance

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

**TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence Winner**

Purpose built first floor holiday apartment. Kingsize bedroom and twin bedroom with ample room for a travel cot. Situated in the quite township of Glenhinnisdal, just 10 miles from the island capital of Portree and 6 miles from the busy ferry port of Uig. The apartment has its own private parking area with large picnic table and garden area. the views follow the course of the River Hinnisdal as it winds its way to the sea. Free wifi and all linens and electricity included.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Staffin 17 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 193 km, Nearest railway: Kyle of Lochalsh 68 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

2 x leather sofas, 2 x squishy bean-bags, DVD library, well-stocked bookcase, home-baking recipe books and equipment, board games, playing cards, puzzles

Further details

Welcome pack provided includes tea, coffee, biscuits, milk, dishwasher tabs, toilet roll and kitchen roll.

The Hebrides/Skye region

Isle of Skye is accessed via the main A87 trunk road but is an ideal rural retreat. Home of the Cuillin mountains, the Old Man of Storr and the Trotternish Ridge it is the perfect location for hill walkers and climbers. Plenty of easier walks for younger family members and those less inclined to undertake such adventurous activites. Easy access to Uig ferry terminal for day trips to the Hebridean islands of Lewis and Harris, and North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist. Perfectly located to take advantage of the Gulf stream we enjoy a mild climate for most of the year. The beaches at Staffin and Glenbrittle are great places for the children to enjoy and the coral beaches near Dunvegan are well worth a visit. Don't forget to visit Dunvegan Castle, home of the MacLeod clan whilst you are there. With too many outdoor beauty spots to describe in detail the main ones not to miss are: The Fairy Glen near Uig, The Fairy Pools in Glenbrittle, Duntulm Castle, Talisker Whisky Distillery in Carbost, Clan Donald Centre and Gardens at Armadale and the pretty harbour town of Portree.


The Museum of Island Life is a replica blackhouse village with fully restored thatched cottages that are designed to be as close as possible to the original dwellings. Located in Kilmuir in the north end of Skye they are well worth a visit. Nearby is Flora MacDonald's grave and monument. She famously helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape after his defeat at Culloden. Duntulm Castle was once the home of the MacDonald Clan before they relocated to the south end of the island. Although in a ruinous condition now the history of this castle is displayed on signs around the site. Whitewave activity centre is also in the Kilmuir area and offers kayaking, archery and mountain boarding amongst other outdoor activities.

With Portree only a 20 minute drive from the apartment your choice of places to eat out are plentiful. There is Cafe Arriba at the top of the harbour: vegetarian options, menus that change daily and wonderful views, this colourful cafe has a relaxed atmosphere. The Granary on the main square has recently been renovated and serves delicious dishes, with great choices for children. They have plenty of tables outside as well and it's lovely to have a cup of tea and home-baking whilst sitting in the centre of the village. Further afield there is the multi-award winning Three Chimneys at Colbost. A world famous restaurant that is open for lunches and dinners - with such a famous place as this booking is essential. Every little village in Skye has some great places to eat - Flodigarry Hotel in the north, The Old Schoolhouse in Dunvegan, Uig Hotel and several others in Portree. Fresh seafood is in plentiful supply, as you would expect on an island where men still make their living from working on fishing boats.

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Review 1-10 of 25

21 Sep 2014



Just back from a wonderful weekend in Skye. Kinkell holiday apartment was perfect. Beautifully decorated. Well equipped with everything you could ever require on holiday. Furnished to a high stand… More

2 Sep 2014


"Modern, Immaculate, Comfortable...Heaven"

We've been to Skye 4 times including the trip we're just back from and this is the first place I would check for availability if we go again! The place is fabulous, it has everything you cou… More

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for writing such a lovely review. We have really tried to make our apartment as welcoming and comfortable as possible for our guests so we are delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

25 Aug 2014


"Muy acogedora y confortable"

Todo ha sido perfecto, la casa muy acogedora y muy confortable, no le fatan detalles, hay todo lo que necesitas para una estancia en magnificas condiciones, como si estubieras en casa.… More

Estamos encantados de que usted tenía una estancia encantadora en nuestro apartamento . Nosotros siempre tratamos de hacer que el apartamento lo más acogedora posible y un hogar lejos de casa. Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para escribir tu reseña .

18 Aug 2014


"Ojalá se sintiera uno tan agusto en otros apartamentos como en Kinkell."

Comodidad, limpieza, mobiliario y utesilios nuevos, anfitriones atentos...No se puede pedir más! Bueno sí, tranquilidad y de eso también hay.… More

Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para enviar su opinión de nuestro apartamento . Estamos muy contentos de que usted tenía una cómoda estancia con nosotros y esperamos poder darle la bienvenida de nuevo en el futuro.

30 Jun 2014


"Completely Perfect"

The owners were absolutely amazing, and very quick to reply to any queries we had. They even offered us lifts which was very kind! The studio itself is wonderful and equipped with everything you could… More

We are really pleased that you had such a nice time with us. It was no problem to help you our with transport. The weather was so lovely that you didn't need that much assistance anyway. You will be welcome back to stay any time.

29 Jun 2014


"Schönes Appartement auf der Isle of Skye"

Unsere Unterkunft hat uns gut gefallen. Wer die Einsamkeit und wunderschöne Landschaft sucht, ist hier richtig. Die Einrichtung des Appartements ist sehr gut, wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und hab… More

Vielen Dank für Ihre freundliche Bewertung. Wir sind froh, dass du so eine schöne Zeit mit uns und unsere Katze hatte! Wir würden uns freuen, Sie jederzeit wieder willkommen.

8 Jun 2014



The best apartment we ever had. A perfect base to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye. High comfort. Clean, warm, spacious and with all the things (and more) you will need. It felt like home.Thank you… More

Thank you for taking the time to review our apartment. We are delighted you had such a nice time with us and hope to welcome you back again soon.

29 May 2014


"The perfect home"

I stayed here with my mother for 11 nights in May 2014. This wonderful apartment is the perfect base to explore the beautiful Isle of Skye. In the evening, especially when it's stormy and rainy i… More

It was lovely to meet you both, and we are glad that you managed to do everything you had planned and that the weather did not stop you enjoying Skye. Thank you for your review and we are looking forward to seeing you again next year.

11 May 2014


"Absolutely Fantastic"

I stayed here with my husband and friend for four nights. Glenhinnisdal is a great base for exploring the Isle of Skye (especially good for the Trotternish peninsula). The apartment has been beautiful… More

We are glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. We try to make the apartment as welcoming as possible so we are pleased you found it comfortable for your stay. Although we are a modern new building, building regulations prevented us building above one and a half storeys high so that the house and the apartment blend in with the older traditional homes around us. We have made the best of the space available and are happy to have provided a cosy base for your trip to the Isle of Skye.

8 May 2014


"Vraiment superbe!"

Tout d'abord l'endroit: un paysage merveilleux de carte postale! Ensuite le logement: de super qualité, tout est propre, soigné et fait avec goût.Enfin l'accueil: très sympathique e… More

Merci d'avoir pris le temps de consulter notre appartement. Nous sommes très heureux que vous ayez passé un excellent moment avec nous et nous avons apprécié vos vacances dans l'île de Skye

Review 1-10 of 25

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