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Skeabost Bridge cottage
2 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • sleeps 6
“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!
3 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • sleeps 6
“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.
3 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • sleeps 6
“Blount / Falk Family Visit” Loved it!! Beautiful view across to Portree. The cottage was extremely comfortable and had every convenience needed. A little hidden away and a little hard to find, but well worth the effort!
2 bedrooms • 1 bathroom • sleeps 4
“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!
3 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • sleeps 5
“Excellent cottage, home from home.” An unusually beautiful setting, the house is very comfortable and well appointed. Two small points, no axe to chop kindling and the upstairs sink and bath drain at the same rate as the ebb tide. ☺
2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • sleeps 5
“Unique Skye” 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.
2 bedrooms • 1 bathroom • sleeps 4
“Excellent cottage, very comfortable and in a great location” My husband and I stayed at Hillside cottage for the May holiday weekend along with our 7 year old son. We booked the cottage even though it was a new rental and there weren't any reviews at that point, and we're so glad we did! We had a lovely welcome from Gail just after we arrived to explain how a few things worked and it was great to know they were just up from us in their own home if we needed anything. The cottage itself was excellent, very modern, comfortable and with everything we could possibly need for our stay. The rooms were spacious and had plenty storage for clothes etc The kitchen had all the mod cons and for us a dishwasher which was a delight as we've never owned one in our own home! The sitting room was very comfortable and we really enjoyed the wood burning stove although found that the one evening we used it, we were extremely toasty - ideal in the colder winter months or if you've been caught out in the rain and need warming up. There is free wifi available as well as Sky TV and a supply of board games and DVDs which we didn't end up using as we were out and about most days, but handy to have for the rainier/winter days. The cottage was easy to find and just a few minutes drive from Dunvegan. A great location for exploring the rest of the Island. We had a great time staying here and would definitely book the cottage again next time we're visiting Skye.
Uig, Isle of Skye cottage
1 bedroom • 1 bathroom • sleeps 2
“Weekend happiness” What an absolutely beautiful place to stay, with an amazing host. Jeannie is such a wonderful yet unobtrusive host, her cottage is comfortable, welcoming, and all you could ask for. The Glen is so peaceful, early evening watching the sun go down was bliss. Well situated for exploring the island. Thank you , Jeannie for sharing