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Wild Orchid Cottage, Skye


Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Sea & mountain views from the cottage

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Located on a quiet peaceful peninsula of Skye, Wild Orchid Cottage has inspiring views over Loch Harport to sea cliffs and the Cuillin Mountains beyond. It provides an ideal base for exploring all parts of the Island, whether you are wanting to tour around to see all the amazing scenery and historic sites, or wishing to take advantage of the endless variety of walking and cycling routes and the other outdoor activities.

Wild Orchid Cottage will provide a cosy and comfortable place to return to after your day's activities and a perfect setting for relaxing with family and friends, while taking in the stunning views from the cottage.

From the cottage door you can walk out to Oronsay Island at low tide, go beach-combing, or discover the ancient broch at Struan, or just enjoy sitting in the garden watching the light changing over the sea and mountains.

Portree, the Island's main town, is only 11 miles away.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 202 km, Nearest railway: Kyle of Lochalsh 64 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Table tennis, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Cots (2), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Dogs are welcome and no extra charge is made.

Kitchen and bathroom were recently refurbished.

The twin room can be made up as a double on request.

Additional toddler bed available (suitable for 12 months to 4 years) or travel cot suitable for infants up to 36 months (or 14 kg).

Prices are inclusive of bed linen, towels, wi-fi broadband, logs & kindling for wood burning stove, electricity, gas and a supply of basic cleaning materials.

Further details outdoors

Large natural garden (1 acre) with sitting out area and picnic bench.

Garden area is fully fenced/gated, secure for all but the most athletic dogs/children! Photos of the fencing can be supplied in order for guests to assess suitability for their own children or dogs.

External shed in grounds with table tennis table and equipment.

Parking for 2 cars beside the house and space for further 2 cars available at the gate.

Secure storage in shed for bikes, kayaks etc.

Lovely walks from the doorstep.

Further details

A 30% non-returnable deposit is required to secure a booking, with the balance due 8 weeks prior to the start date of the holiday.

Start and end days/dates and length of stay totally flexible between November and February.

The Hebrides/Skye region

Skye has something to offer everyone - rugged mountains, rolling hills, dramatic coastlines, abundant wildlife, historic castles and ancient ruins. There are wildlife boat trips around the coast and ferries to take you to the Outer Hebrides. After a day of activities, there are plenty of places to relax with family and friends while enjoying a meal out.

The Cuillin Mountains are a favourite destination for hill-walkers, climbers and Munro-baggers. The Trotternish Ridge provides a further hill-walking challenge as do all the other hills around Skye. Endless more level paths and tracks for those that prefer not to climb!

Skye also offers a peaceful retreat against the spectacular backdrop of its amazing and diverse scenery.

You will definitely want to come back to Skye as there is always something more to do and additional places to explore.


All within easy reach of Ullinish: Macleod's Tables, Macleod's Maidens (sea stacks), Dunvegan Castle, Coral Beach, Waternish Peninsula, Neist Point, Talisker Distillery, Uig (ferries), The Storr and The Quirang (Trotternish Ridge). Portree is only 11 miles away and as the main town in Skye has full facilities.

Sligachan and Glenbrittle are the two main starting points for climbing in the Cuillin Mountains and can both be reached within 30 minutes by car from Wild Orchid Cottage.

From the Cottage, you can walk across the tidal causeway to Oronsay Island, explore the Ullinish coastline, go beachcombing, or visit the ancient Broch.

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Review 1-6 of 6

12 Sep 2014


"dog and vegan friendly cottage in beautiful setting"

stunning location, lovely & homely, all vegan furnishings & cleaning products, large enclosed garden great for the dogs and with beautiful views, wood burning stove a great feature, very well equipped… More

Thank you for your review - lovely to hear you and your dogs enjoyed your holidays! Hope we will see you all back again sometime in future!

24 May 2014


"Home from home, excellent family cottage."

This was our first trip to Skye and the cottage really did not disappoint. The beds were all like (if not) new, and the living room very cozy with the log fire going (to be honest this was on most of … More

Good to hear you enjoyed staying at Wild Orchid Cottage and managed to keep cosy even though you experienced almost the full range of Skye weather on your visit! Fingers x'd for some better weather if you come back again!

12 Dec 2013


"Highlight of our year"

My brother, three friends and I all had an incredibile time at the cottage. If it was closer we'd DEFINITELY come back (it took us ten hours of driving).The views were breathtaking, there were gr… More

I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay so much, and took the time to submit such a lovely review. Thank you, and I hope you will come back sometime in the future in spite of the epic journey to get here!

20 Nov 2013


"Breathtaking views"

This cottage is set in the perfect location with breath taking views towards Loch Harport and the Cuillins. It is in an ideal location for getting to all the best attractions on Skye and doing some lo… More

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back to Wild Orchid Cottage. Good news - the living room furniture is being renewed in December and the double bedroom is also being upgraded over the winter.

14 Nov 2013


"Good for the soul"

We stayed at the Wild Orchid cottage last weekend and cannot praise it highly enough. A cosy get away in the most stunning of locations. We are regular Skye visitors and love it at any time of year an… More

It is lovely to hear you enjoyed your short break at Wild Orchid Cottage, and we hope we can welcome you back again sometime in the future!

8 Jun 2013


"Great location"

Stayed in Wild Orchid Cottage in September 2013. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped and perfect for us. I loved the ever changing views towards the Cuillin and took countless photographs … More

just a wee typo to was September 2012!

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