“The most relaxing place in Scotland... perhaps on Earth!” The highlight of my trip to Scotland was sitting in the observatory of Lusta Cottage and enjoying the splendid view while sipping a warm cup of tea! We watched the sunsets, the rainbows and the sheep grazing on the croft below us. It is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and I had not felt so relaxed in years! The cottage was cozy and bright, and provided ample space for the six of us. Our two young children loved running around the cottage and were kept entertained with the toys and DVDs that were available. The owners were very friendly and helpful. They provided a lot of useful information about the cottage and the surrounding area (where to eat, where to shop, where to hike, etc.). I was initially concerned with its remote location, being far from the places that we wanted to visit, but this great cottage makes the drive back and forth all worth it. I would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended!
“The perfect place for rest and relaxation.” Everything you could wish for in a holiday home. Lots of thought has gone into making this a home from home. From the well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, and wood burning fire for the cold nights. We have been to Skye many times in the past 10 years and stayed in lots of different holiday homes but this has certainly been the best so far. Stunning views, great local wild life from the comfort of your living room. Easy access to the rest of the island. I would recommend this home to anyone. Jenny and Dave have thought of everything and were very helpful. The welcoming bottle of wine was a lovely touch. We will definitely return.
“Simply wonderful.” I have been visiting Skye for 20 years now, ever since I was a kid. I have stayed in various places around the island with my family and later with my spouse, and I can honestly say that the Skeabost Wood Cottage is my absolute favourite of all.
It's beautifully decorated in a minimalist (but not cold) style, with nice rustic touches around the place and an amazingly comfy sofa. The kitchen is really well equipped with plenty of crockery and post/pans so that we could even entertain guests (my parents, who were staying in Portree and were very envious of our abode!)
The master bed is very comfy, and the blinds were sufficient to block out the near-midnight sun on a clear summer's night.
Also the location was perfect for us - being nature-geeks we don't like to be in the (relative!) hustle and bustle of town, so the peace and quiet but still very convenient location of the cottage (5/10 mins drive to Portree) was perfect. During our stay we spotted hares, a redpoll, willow warblers, bullfinches and even an eagle soaring high above the cottage one glorious sunny morning.
I can't say enough about the place. The hosts have been communicative and friendly throughout the booking process and everything went perfectly. I certainly hope we'll be back in future!
“It really was a 'home from home' for us!” Having stayed at a number of cottages over the years there is always a slight ‘gloss’ in the description of the property you decide to rent. However Kirsty’s Cottage is undersold!!
The cottage is equipped with everything you could possibly need including all the basics you may require for the first few days tea, coffee, washing up liquid etc. Andy has done a fantastic job of developing the cottage and making great use of the space – checkout the pictures on Facebook. The new kitchen is well designed with the separate utility room with plenty of space for your ruck sack and muddy boots after a good walk!
The cottage was exceptionally clean and tidy and had a lovely feel. Dawn came to greet us on our arrival and ran through all the basics.
We arrived after dark so didn’t get to see the views until the morning. The sun room is perfectly placed for a sunny warm breakfast and the seals were sat on the rock in the bay just as predicted!
The views are stunning from the cottage and there are plenty of walks in the local area. It’s such a great place to relax and unwind.
Kirsty’s cottage is a good central location from which to explore the island and is close to Portree for shopping or boat trips. Dawn and Andy were more than happy to give us advice on possible trips. They had also provided a very good pack of literature including a book on walks around Skye which came in very useful. We travelled to all corners of Skye in search of wildlife and were fortunate to have two very sunny weeks which meant the views were stunning.
It was a great two weeks of relaxing and unwinding. Only down side was the long journey it took us to get there from the south of England!
“spectacular views from a very comfortable house” A beautiful beach lies just in front of the house looking out to one of the best views in the world. The swimming is great( I would imagine if I was just a bit hardier) and there are facilities near at hand in Broadford just up the road. The house has a well kitted out kitchen comfortable lounge and the bedrooms have all you need with good beds and on suite facilities.
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About the Isle of Skye
It's a known fact that the Isle of Skye is a worldwide hit with walkers and climbers due to the numerous walking paths planted within incredible scenic views.
What to do
Other thrill seekers' activities include an afternoon sea kayaking, or even the opportunity to fly around the island in a seaplane.
The Isle of Skye has a vast amount of opportunities for walkers and one of the best routes is to climb the Cuillin, which is home to twelve Munros, or the Quiraing Loop if you're not too afraid of heights...
Top Isle of Skye travel tips
There are many local bus routes which should transport you to the key areas within the island and there are also links to take you more further afield to destinations such as Inverness and Glasgow if you fancied a daytrip.
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Top Destination reviews
Staffin Bay Cottages - Quiraing
We had a great Time.lovely place.
The view was awesome. Great place to be.
The cottage had all we need. Great bed,nice kitchen.
The washing machine was a big bonus. …
The Anchorage has a wonderful view over the harbour at Kyleakin, across to the mainland and to the Skye bridge and Raasay island beyond. There are window seats that you can lie on to read the many interesting books on the area (or slow Agar cooking) and watch both the weather and boats come and go. This is the best part of the Anchorage. When we arrived, the house was quite cold because the underfloor heating that underlies the main kitchen/window seating area was on a timer and was not going to fire for another hour or so. (This is the main form of heating along with the Agar in the heart of the kitchen area, and there is a firebox in the lounge.) However, Richard, who was always helpful and kind, explained how to override the setting so we could get it going and once we had the hang of that, we were warm enough. The upstairs bedrooms were warmed by electric oil/fan heaters on thermostat controls. I was hesitant about using the Agar for all of our cooking (there is no conventional oven or cooktop), but I found that once you relax into it (take your time!) the results were delicious. Also, you can fold your washing up and leave it on the top overnight and wake up to dry and warm clothes! However, the constant fuel smell that accompanies the Agar was something to get used to, for us anyway. The beds (two large doubles) are topped by thick foam toppers which wasn't quite to our taste, so that is something to be aware of if you are overly particular like us: I admit that most people would probably like the experience of sinking into them. The house was well stocked with cooking utensils etc., but I was a bit surprised that there weren't a few complimentary staple-type supplies available. There was only half a bottle of sunflower oil and a little flaked sea salt by the stove. The nearest supermarkets in Kyle and Broadford are good and we found we were always nearby one of them on our travels and could pick up what we needed. Skye itself was the star of the show and despite a week of rain we managed to hike up into the Cuillins (I recommend walkinghighlands.com which provides info on walks of all kinds and lengths) and visited the extremeties of each coast. We also took the ferry over to Rassay and visited the clearance village of Hallaig (recommended). We also discovered the Cuillin brewery which makes a very nice black beer, 'Black Face', which kept us watered while we were there. Skye is such a unique place and the wonderful books Richard has tucked into the storage of the window seats whets the appetite for further journeys into the Hebrides. The Anchorage also occupies a unique position on Skye. Thank you Richard for sharing it. …
The cottage fully deserves its 5* rating
Fantastic situation overlooking the Loch, views of the cuillin and the pub less than a mile away
Inside was full of superlatives
We were ideally situated for our focus on bagging some Munros with the assistance of Skye Adventure
Food at the Three Chimneys was amazing and chocolate brownie at Janns cafe, Dunvegan, was the best ever …
River View Cottage overlooking the river Snizort - By Portree, Isle of Skye.
Cosy, comfortable cottage in beautiful location
River view cottage is aptly named. The view is amazing looking out onto open countryside with sheep and cows grazing by the river.
The cottage itself is set in a beautiful peaceful location. Turn left at the bottom of the drive and you are not far from Portree which has all the local amenities, shops, banks, hotels, swimming pool etc. Turn right and you head to Dunvegan and further west where the roads become single track and more remote.
We found the map and directions from Agnes very accurate and helpful, all our
communication by email was very friendly and she quickly replied to any questions.
We were blown away how clean and tidy the cottage was. Outside it retains its old cottage charm but inside it has been modernised to a very high standard. We were able to park and unload the car right beside the back door, here you enter the kitchen which is fully equipped with all the utensils, dishes, cutlery and appliances that you need. Everything was spotless and we appreciated the personal touches of tea, coffee, shortbread and local ales provided. Thank you.
I stayed with my mum (in her late 70's) and my 18 year old daughter and we were all delighted with the cosy, warm bright sitting room.To be able to chill beside the electric flame fire and relax in the comfortable fabric sofas after being out all day touring the island was bliss. My daughter as a typical teenager appreciated the ease of access to wifi.!
The cottage has central heating which we found to be very effective both upstairs and downstairs. There is instructions on how to switch on the central heating which we found very easy to use. All the radiators are individually temperature controlled and the rooms heated up quickly and quietly when needed.
In the shower room which is downstairs, the electric shower gives great pressure and instant hot water. - Plenty of hot water was available. There is a pull down shower seat for ease of convenience for anyone with limited mobility. Complimentary toiletries were available including toothbrushes and toothpaste which is a lovely personal touch.
The three bedrooms are also beautifully furnished with plenty of wardrobe and drawer space.
We found the beds so comfortable to sleep in, as each bed had exceptional high quality duvets, pillows and soft cotton bed linen. Each room had colour co-ordinated throws, and we were not short of thick fluffy towels for each person.
We slept well and awoke refreshed ready for the next day.
We loved staying here, its a beautifully renovated cottage and its obvious that the owners love, care and attention to detail is what makes it special.
It is immaculate and we could not find fault with anything.
We hope to return back soon but spend longer next time.
Thank you for having us. …
Fairy Nook Holiday Apartment
Fairy nook cottage
I would highly recommend this as a great place to stay whilst on the Isle of skye.
It is very homely and cosy with everything you need under one roof. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped.
The fairy Glenn is on the doorstep offering plenty of photos and things to explore. …
Enjoyable & Good but requires some " TLC "
A few cleaning issues to attend to ! Kitchen Table " sticky " despite cleaning, a plastic / washable cover may be an option. Slabs outside entrance loose,H&S.Flood light outside at garage loose ( still works ) but bangs in the wind ! Otherwise an enjoyable stay. Dogs had fun too.Rain & Mist for 5 days need to return to see the landscape !! …