Hiking & Walking Holiday Accommodation in Isle of Skye - Holiday Lettings
“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.
“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.
“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!
“Fabulous!” We stayed at Princes Point Villa in June. The house was fantastic and situated with the most beautiful views and sunsets. The house is spacious and done to a high standard. It was very comfortable and well stocked. We couldn't get our daughter out of the garden - she had a great time playing.