Duart Cottage

Kyleakin, Isle of Skye

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Getting 'over the sea to Skye' has never been easier, with the sweeping arc of the Skye bridge making light work of it.

Where the ferry from the mainland used to dock, but now bypassed by the bridge is the little village of Kyleakin that is now refreshingly quiet and peaceful as a result. There, on the road which runs along the water's edge to the harbour is Duart Cottage, a trim, whitewashed, typical Highland house.

It stands in about a quarter acre of garden (with furniture) and inside, it has been beautifully restored to a very high standard.

Inside, there is a cosy sitting room with a multi-fuel stove to cuddle up in front, a modern kitchen and a separate dining room.

Upstairs there are double, twin and (small) bunk bedrooms. The twin bedroom is accessed through a further sitting room where there is a double sofa bed that can be used for additional guests.

In addition to its quality, the cottage is full of character, from the cast iron fireplace in the sitting room to the original pine panelling in the dining room. The owners have carried this theme throughout the house, with much use of pine and natural wood in most of the rooms. The result is a most attractive house which seems to fold you into its welcoming embrace.

Duart is perfectly placed for maximum accessibility to this wonderful area. Kyleakin itself has a shop and 4 restaurants, while Kyle of Lochalsh (2 miles) across the Sound has a full range of shops, eating places, leisure centre, etc.

The picturesque village of Plockton on the mainland (where the television series 'Hamish Macbeth' was filmed) has superb restaurants and is within a 15 minute drive. For a special meal out, Lady Claire MacDonald's Kinloch Lodge is 10 miles away on the Armadale Road.

Walkers and climbers will scarcely know which way to turn! On Skye itself, the Cuillins beckon, while over on the mainland, the mountains of Wester Ross and Torridon are almost as close. Kyleakin now has its own marina, so sailing enthusiasts are also well catered for.

In the centre of the Sound is the Ring of Bright Water Visitor Centre on Eilean Ban, once the home of author and naturalist Gavin Maxwell and now a wildlife sanctuary with an emphasis on otters. There is another otter hide at Kylerhea, just down the coast, while further up the island you can hope to see sea eagles, dolphins and even, perhaps, a whale.

There is golf on Skye at Sconser (21 miles) and at Portree (33 miles) - the 'capital' of the island. Riding is also to be had there, or at Armadale (21 miles) to the south, where the ferry plies back and forth to Mallaig and where the Castle gardens are also worth a visit.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Sitting room with Satellite TV/V/DVD Playstation 2 and games library and multi-fuel stove
Dining room
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge-freezer etc.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin


Double bedroom with king size bed.
Sitting room with double bed settee giving access to twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Very small bedroom (2ft 6in. x 6ft 3in.) with two bunk beds (only suitable for children).
WC with wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Stair Gate
Towels (per person)

Available Extras

Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters and multi-fuel stove (supply of coal INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.


The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat



Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

2 Week Discount (£25)
Save 20% w/c 04 Jun 16 From 04/06/2016 to 10/06/2016
Save 15% w/c 11 Jun 16 From 11/06/2016 to 17/06/2016
Save 10% w/c 18 Jun 16 From 18/06/2016 to 24/06/2016
Save 5% w/c 25 Jun 16 From 25/06/2016 to 01/07/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 8
28 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016 £650.00
04 Jun 2016 - 01 Jul 2016 £550.00
02 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016 £650.00
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Sep 2016 £550.00
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £450.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £550.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £425.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £650.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £650.00
06 Jan 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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# Good

A very well-equipped, comfortable cottage in a great location. Very clean apart from the kitchen where a couple of thing...

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# Good

Overall cottage is good. We personally thought that the decoration/repairs were quite poor in places.
The rear gar...

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## Excellent

Excellent cottage, well equipped and very comfortable. It is always in fantastic condition when we arrive, clean and wit...

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## Excellent

we love this holiday cottage and have rented it for the third year. Well sited for visiting all the great places in Sk...

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# Good

Duart is a nice cottage, well equipped with a really good range of maps and walking guides available. The bed was comfo...

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