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Skirinish Cottage


Nr Portree, Isle of Skye

Skirinish Cottage
Skirinish Cottage
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It has been said that Skye, Eilean a' Cheņ (Island of Mist) is the most romantic of all British islands and an excellent base from which to discover it is Skirinish Cottage, which must surely correspond to most people's idea of everything a typical picturesque Highland croft cottage should be.

Peacefully situated near the head of Loch Snizort, yet just 5 miles from the island 'capital', Portree, this whitewashed traditional cottage has amazing views of the Cuillins and the outer isles.

Inside, it is all just as charming - cosy, comfortable and well-equipped in an unpretentious style which is just right for this type of property, yet with all the modern facilities you could wish for.  The open plan living area has a vaulted ceiling in the seating area and an open fire to supplement the oil central heating.  The double bedroom (up two steps) has an en suite bathroom and dressing room with additional single bed, and there is a twin bedroom and further bathroom.

Portree has all facilities and clusters round its harbour, from where you can take boat trips to view the coast and marine wild life from the water. 

The Isle of Skye has such a variety of activities and places of interest to entrance those who visit.  Explore Dunvegan Castle, believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited family home in Scotland, taste the renowned local tipple at Talisker Distillery, indulge your inner child at Glendale Toy Museum or learn about the island's Gaelic roots in the award winning Aros Centre in Portree.

If you are fond of dining out, Skye offers plenty of choice.  Among the island's celebrated eateries is the award winning Three Chimneys Restaurant on the edge of Loch Dunvegan which is perhaps the most famous restaurant in the Highlands, as well as The Stein Inn on the shore of Loch Bay, said to be the oldest Inn on the island and Marmalade in Portree itself, a beautifully refurbished Georgian House overlooking the Cuillin mountains.

Even if you don't feel quite up to tackling the Cuillins, you can walk the captivating Trotternish peninsula and meet the Old Man of Storr, a 50 metre high tooth of rock which proved so daunting that no one dared to climb it until 1955.  Experience Faerie Glen, the curious and enchanting home of a favourite of Scottish folklore and the perfect place to make a wish, although after experiencing all Skye has to offer it is likely that your wish will be to return!

Bed linen, towels, electricity and background oil central heating (first £25) are INCLUDED in the rental.  One well-behaved pet welcome by arrangement.  Smoking is not permitted in this property.

Guest Comment

Schuckelt party, Germany 05/05/2012

Had a wonderful stay here with mostly good weather except for a very stormy Sunday when the fire was much appreciated. We enjoyed the fantastic views and pretty Spring flowers - primroses, bluebells, violets, etc. Hope to return some time.

Skirinish Cottage - Guest Comments

Evans party, Somerset 19/06/2010

Lovely cottage, lovely weather, lovely island. The scenery was breathtaking and we enjoyed some great food.


Elaine and Colin, Kent 12/06/2010

Great weather all week. Advise people to climb the hill above the cottage for sunsets. Excellent walking - especially liked Coral Beach. Very comfortable cottage, everything worked well.


Burns Family, Glasgow 31/03/2010

We all had a wonderful week here. Our first visit to Skye and we definitely saw it at its best. The cottage was ideal for us - what a location! Very comfortable and had all that we needed.


Harrison party, Northern Ireland 06/10/2010

Absolutely lovely week in a lovely cottage in a great setting. Toured almost all of Skye and enjoyed every inch of its beauty.


Williams party, Dundee 05/11/2011

Glorious weather allowed us to see the beautiful sights of Skye. A lovely cottage with a cosy fire to welcome us home each evening. A great time had by all in this lovely part of Scotland.


Bird party, Tyne & Wear 28/04/2012

We had a fantastic time on Skye - the weather was so sunny and warm - beautiful and peaceful scenery. Dunvegan Castle very good and does seal trips in small boats. Coral beaches, Stein Inn, great sheep, Harbour View in Portree for excellent food. We had a lovely time here!


Freeman party, Northamptonshire 19/05/2012

What a great week. Weather and views magnificent. Travelling around the island makes you appreciate how good this country is. Tried some of the local fresh fish - what a pleasure. The accommodation is well placed. Look forward to a return in the future.


Crawford party, Angus 26/05/2012

Cottage very comfortable and well appointed. An excellent base for exploring all the island peninsulae without too much driving. Check out the views to the Outer Hebrides from Waternish. So many quality Arts and Crafts studios. And the boat trips from Elgol - amazing! This is our 4th time on Skye and the weather has made it the best. Going home refreshed, recharged and happy.

Weekly Price 2014

  • Sleeps: 5*,
    Bedrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Two week discount

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Single Storey
  • Open plan Sitting/Dining room/Kitchen with TV/DVD, CD player, open-fire, microwave, dishwasher,gas hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, etc
  • Double bedroom (two steps up) with en suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin.
  • Single bedroom (access through Double bedroom).
  • Twin bedroom.
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin.

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