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Excellent 5/5 8 reviews

Bothy with the Quiraing behind

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

A detached, cosy property situated at the foot of the spectacular Quiraing road. The bothy is comfortably furnished with a rustic feel, but with all modern conveniences.

One double bedroom with storage and bathroom with good electric shower and heated towel rail (no bath).

Open plan kitchen with dining table and living area with wood burning stove.. The kitchen is fully equipped with fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, electric hob and double oven. There are plenty of utensils and baking equipment should the mood take!

There is a tv/video recorder for playing videos only, of which there is a large selection, along with books and games and a cd player/radio.

All linen and plenty of towels are provided. In the kitchen there is a welcome tray with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fresh milk, oatcakes and biscuits.

The garden is enclosed with extensive views of the Trotternish ridge and towards the sea. Staffin Bay is a ten minute walk away. The Quiraing is right out the back door and the Old Man of Storr a 15 minute drive away.

A note for non pet owners:

While I welcome guests with pets, I have never had any complaints from non pet owning guests. The bothy is cleaned and aired thoroughly each week and any loose covers are changed.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 500 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 240 km, Nearest railway: Kyle of Lochalsh 90 km
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Sea view
General Central heating, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking

The Hebrides/Skye region

The bothy is located on the Trotternish peninsular which is the most northern on Skye and is well known to be home to some of the most dramatic scenery on the island.

On the drive up the road from Portree (on the east side of the island), look across the Minch for the breathtaking views of the northwest mainland of Scotland from Applecross to Gairloch, with the islands of Raasay and Rona in the foreground and the mountains of Torridon behind.

Right behind the bothy and within easy walking/driving distance is the Quiraing, part of the Trotternish ridge. It is famed for its weird and wonderful rock formations which you walk into, including the Table, the Prison and the Needle. A drive up to the top is very interesting on the little hairpin road! The views are just incredible. Over the Quiraing road, you come to Uig which is the ferry terminal for the Western Isles. In summer, one can do a day trip there and back. Many people who stay at the bothy like to do an overnight stay during their week. Also near Uig is the Fairy Glen, used for filming the Narnia Chronicles.

Just a few miles down the road is Kilt Rock with it's huge waterfall and lovely views, another very popular visitor stop and just a couple of miles further on is the world famous Old Man of Storr.

Only a few miles north of the bothy, we have the northernmost tip of Skye with the Outlook, an MBA bothy, where you can sit and watch the ocean for whales and basking sharks and look across to the Shiant Islands and Outer Hebrides. There are sleeping platforms here too if you fancy spending the night! Further round the headland is the Museum of Island Life, a little group of thatched blackhouses. Well worth a visit. Skye's outdoor centre, Whitewave is also located here with loads on offer. Canoeing, sea kayaking, climbing and more!

Portree

Portree, the main town on the island, is 17 miles away and has a variety of shops, a Co op supermarket, the visitor information office and a selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Sligachan, beneath the mighty Cuillin mountain range is 9 miles further south of Portree and is the starting point for lots of interesting walks up and around the Cuillin or through the glen. Turn off here to the west for Glenbrittle and Carbost for incredible views of the mountains and lovely walks up the Fairy Pools and more. The road takes you down to a dead end at a lovely beach and campsite. At Carbost, you will find Talisker distillery and also one of the best pubs on Skye- the Old Inn.

Continue past the Carbost turnoff on the Sligachan road until reaching Dunvegan with its famous castle and the gorgeous white sands of Coral beach.

These are only a few highlights on the island. There are too many to mention and you'll find a week is just not long enough!

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Review 1-8 of 8

9 Aug 2014

5/5

"The Bothy has everything one needs for a self catering holiday"

My wife and I both had a comfy stay in Ellen's Bothy. It is fully equipped for the self catering break. We were able to explore Skye and also the Outer Hebrides due to the bothy's proximity … More

22 Jul 2014

4/5

"Great location"

Ellen's Bothy is perfectly located at the most beautiful part of Skye - The Trotternish - 20 min driving to the island's biggest town, Portree, where you can do shopping and find nice dinner… More

Dear Sybille

Thank you for your review and I am glad you had a good holiday. Also, thank you kindly for the chocolates! Yes, the bed is a standard British double which is the norm here and I did highlight this at the time of booking as you told me you were coming with your niece. The bothy is designed for couples for which it works very well. I am happy you still had a good time and I hope the rest of your trip was very enjoyable. Very best wishes, Ellen.

31 May 2014

5/5

"Fanstastic"

Had a great week at Ellen's Bothy. Stunning location at the north of the island, ideally located and directions provided made it easy to find. The bothy was well equipped and very clean and the l… More

Hi Callum, Thank you kindly for your great review! I really appreciate it and I am happy you both had such a good time in the bothy and enjoyed the incredible scenery of the area. Best regards, Ellen.

30 May 2014

5/5

"Cosy cottage in fantastic location"

We had a lovely week staying at Ellens Bothy, it has everything you need and is in the most fantastic location for walking and exploring the Quiraing range on the of the Isle of Skye. There were some … More

Dear Michele & Mike, thank you so much for your comments and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. It was nice to meet you as you were leaving with your dogs! The photos are great. I hope you had a safe journey home and many thanks for leaving the place so tidy. Best wishes, Ellen.

16 Apr 2014

5/5

"Wonderful cottage in beautiful North-East Skye"

We had a fantastic stay in the bothy, perfectly located to explore the beautiful scenery of North-East Skye (and easy to drive to other locations). Cozy, clean and welcoming with a ready laid fire on … More

Dear Alice & Tom, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review and thank you for your lovely comments. I am glad you had a great time and that we managed to get you out of your sticky situation! Very best wishes, Ellen.

30 Mar 2014

5/5

"Beautiful location cosy accomodation"

A really cosy little bothy, beautiful location. Everything you could ask for and more. Finding tea; coffee; milk and biscuits waiting for you upon arrival and a wood stove waiting to be lit was just w… More

Hi Paul, thank you so much for your comments. I am happy that you enjoyed the bothy and had some great weather too! Maybe see you again in the future? Best wishes Ellen

20 Feb 2014

5/5

"Perfect!"

We stayed in the bothy 17th to the 20th February. Wow! It was amazing. Very clean, warm and welcoming. Dog friendly - even left treats for our JRT to enjoy after his long walks!The log burner was a w… More

Dear Becky & Trevor & JRT! Thank you so much for your 5* review! I am very happy that you had such a lovely (and romantic!) stay at the bothy. I hope that you will come back and visit again sometime in the future. All the very best. Ellen.

14 Feb 2014

5/5

"Cosy, stylish and welcoming little cottage in beautiful location."

We really enjoyed our stay in Ellen's Bothy on Skye - great value, lovely, cosy and stylish accomodation and our greyhound was welcome too - a perfect combination. The location minutes from Staff… More

Hi Renny, I'm so glad you all found the bothy comfortable and enjoyed your stay on Skye. Too much to see in just a few days! Thank you for your kind review and also for leaving the bothy so clean and tidy!
Best wishes, Ellen.

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