Red Chimneys Cottage

Totaig near Dunvegan, Scotland (Ref. 912285)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Dunvegan 7 miles. A charming, detached, whitewashed stone cottage, located in the crofting settlement of Totaig, on the north west tip of the magical Isle of Skye in Scotland. Boasting fabulous panoramic sea views, this Skye cottage is ideal for small families or for groups of friends wishing to explore the unspoilt and dramatic beauty of the island. There are two charming bedrooms in this Skye cottage, a ground floor double and a first floor twin room, both with en-suite facilities. The well-equipped kitchen, with its dining area, is a bright and social space where guests can admire the glorious surrounding views, while enjoying delicious home-cooked meals! On the first floor of this Skye cottage, you will find a stylish sitting room. With its oak flooring, French pine walls and a welcoming woodburning stove, it really is a place for utter relaxation. Sit outside in the large, natural garden that surrounds this Skye cottage. The seating area offers total privacy and is strategically placed to make the most of the breathtaking sea views. The nearby hamlet of Husabost is also a crofting settlement and part of a larger area known as Glendale, boasting a range of diverse craft outlets. Visit Skye Silver for that special gift or perhaps Skye Weavers for some beautiful handwoven scarves. The famous village of Dunvegan is a short drive away and during the summer months showcases lively music in the local pubs there. Of course, a visit to the famous Dunvegan Castle and a walk along the amazing Claigan Coral Beach are highly recommended! With its stunning, unspoilt landscapes The Isle of Skye is also a haven for nature lovers with its amazing array of wildlife. This Skye cottage truly does offer a wonderful base for friends and families, wishing to explore this Scottish island!


Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for stove on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front gravelled patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 7 miles
  • Note: Mobile reception can be limited in Husabost
  • Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 8.

Note: This property is not suitable for children under the age of 8.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Secluded bliss!”
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    • “This cottage has to be one of the best holiday cottages I have stayed in...ever! It has been upgraded to a high standard and made a perfect base for our holiday. The dogs loved the underfloor heating and we loved the wood burner! There was a telescope for watching the abundance of wildlife surrounding the cottage. The owners had thought of everything and had provided games, books, DVDs for rainy days as well as leaflets about local attractions to visit. It was the perfect spot for star gazing and we even managed to see the aurora borealis during our trip. We will be back again next year!”

    Janetreacle, Dumfries, March 2015

    • “Perfect cottage for a relaxing holiday”
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    • “Two adults and 3 Siamese cats have had a very relaxing week in the delightful, cosy cottage that is Red Chimneys. We will miss the ever changing views up and down Loch Dunvegan, whereas the Siamese will undoubtedly miss the underfloor heating ! We've had a mixed bag of weather, lots of snow, torrential rain and sunshine, but this hasn't deterred us from going out and about exploring. There are lots of guide books & leaflets in the cottage. Beware if you arrive in the dark as we did - SatNav guidance runs out about half a mile away from the cottage. Continue along the track and Look out for a sign to Glendale next to a post box (left hand side) the gate is opposite set back from the road (on the right) just after a line of blue and green dustbins. We used the Fasgadh General Stores in Dunvegan for postcards, provisions we'd forgotten and to replace the logs we used (£4 a bag). The staff were very friendly & helpful and the store is well stocked and inexpensive.”

    Yvedurham, Durham, United Kingdom, March 2015

    • “Perfect holiday cottage”
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    • “Arrived at the cottage just as it was going dark so our first impressions included a sensational sunset so we really got the Wow factor. Really lovely & secluded spot away from the towns, but close enough not to feel isolated. We loved the whole place. We have stayed at quite a few rentals over the years & this one stands out because of the attention to detail it has been given. Furnished to a high standard & all the little touches were much appreciated-plenty of towels, all basic kitchen needs, nice soap in the bathrooms & even Christmas decorations. Under floor heating & wood provided for the wood heater meant that even though the weather wasn't great, we were nice & toasty all the time. Highly recommended”

    Lynn R, Melbourne, Australia, December 2014

    • “A true tranquillity base of quality.”
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    • “We have stayed at quite few rental cottages both in the UK and abroad but this one stands head and shoulders above them all. Sitting on the fairly steep side of Loch Dunvegan the front of the cottage gives you a panoramic view from the Waternish peninsula on the left across to the Cuillins on the right, with Dunvegan Castle and Macleods table thrown in. With the nearest neighbour out of sight ( and certainly for us out of sound ), and the nearest in view, the very friendly crofter away down the embankment to the right about 100 metres away, there is a real sense of solitude here. That is not to say you are totally out of touch with the World, the nearest shop ( a tiny but very well stocked Post Office) is at Glendale about 3 miles away across the hill behind ,an hours good walk or ten minutes by car,with a great view of the Hebrides from the top of the hill. try the G.I. Wastle multi grain loaf a delight for £1.25. The cottage itself shines with quality and comfort. You can tell that this is no side line money spinner , but a much loved holiday home used by the owners. No rickety second hand furniture and equipment here, instead, all top quality, from bathrooms to bedding through cutlery to crockery, everything has been chosen with an eye for detail and for quality ( there is that word again) everything is provided even down to matches and a lighter for the wood burner ( our only disappointment , if you can call it that, was that the weather was far too warm to have a cosy night by the fire), you can see the owners personality shining through the décor and ornaments. If you are a frustrated troubadour like me there is a guitar ( and thankfully for me a tuner) hanging on the wall so I could practice my ham fisted 'noodling'. As I said we were blessed with good weather, and spotted a large pod of Dolphins in the loch ( again two pairs of binoculars on hand helped with the viewing), but even if the weather had been really bad I know that we would have been well sorted at Red Chimneys , with books , games , DVD's and that wood burner to keep us occupied. A completely relaxing week, in a home from home. Get in soon because I predict this place is going to be the sort people re-book as soon as they get home.”

    Keecloud57, Rochester, United Kingdom, June 2014

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    • “A fantastic cottage, could not find fault even if I wanted to.”

    Miss Allen, Northampton, October 2015

    • “We spent a delightful week at Red Chimneys. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and more. It was a real home from home and the internet was great for two teenagers! The views were wonderful. We will definitely return.”

    Mrs Edwards, Buckie, July 2015

    • “The owner had thought carefully about the interior design of this beautiful property. It was gorgeous, very stylish and furnished to a high standard. We loved every day of our holiday. The owner was always ready to help if necessary and was very friendly. It was a very comfortable place to be, and had stunning views.”

    Mrs Timson, Wigston, July 2015

    • “Really loved the location of this cottage which has been renovated & furnished to a high standard. Everything about it was perfect. Exceptionally dog friendly and a pleasure to stay in. Great communication from the owner, we would definitely return.”

    Miss Packer, West Kilbride, June 2015

    • “We liked the isolated location, the wonderful views and the the character of the cottage. A great break on a wild but beautiful island.”

    Dr Burrill, Kendal, June 2015

    • “The cottage had stunning views across Dunvegan Loch. Also within clear sight was Dunvegan castle & the snow tipped Cuillin hills. The house had a traditional farm cottage look from outside & appears to have been renovated, furnished & decorated to a very high standard inside with all mod cons whilst still retaining some of it's authentic charm. The location on the west coast of Skye was also a perfect base to then further explore the other parts of the isle.”

    Mr Slater, Aberdeen, May 2015

    • “"The cottage was warm, cosy and very well maintained by the owners. It was situated in a stunning, relaxed location yet Dunvegan (and other sightseeing locations) were easily accessible by car. Plus, pet friendly ++”

    Mrs Duncan, Altrincham, March 2015

    • “The cottage was lovely and cosy and the views amazing - perfect for a relaxing holiday.”

    Mrs Marriott, Bishop Auckland, February 2015

    • “It was just perfect.”

    Mr Bentley, Andover, November 2014

    • “The location of the property is fantastic, the views across to Dunvegan are great. Beautifully furnished throughout and the underfloor heating and log burner really do the job after a day's walking in November. Skye is beautiful and the hospitality given to us whilst there really made our holiday. Well worth the 12 hour drive. It was important to us that it was suitable for our dogs as well and the dog bowls being provided was a nice touch and made us feel that we weren't taking advantage by taking our dogs. They also loved the underfloor heating and log burner.”

    Mr Griffiths, Wrexham, November 2014

    • “We were looking for peace and quiet and this cottage did not disappoint. The location is off the beaten track with a great view to enjoy. The log burner on an evening was also great.”

    Mr Huntington, Newcastle Upon Tyne, October 2014

    • “Very homely well equipped cottage. Fabulous views over Dunvegan Loch, coral beach, Dunvegan Castle, the Cullin mountains and Mcleods Tables.”

    Mrs Oldfield, Wallsend, August 2014

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About the location


Portree 22 miles.

The village of Dunvegan is set in the north west of Skye and contains a mixture of traditional stone and modern houses, along with a selection of shops and hotels. About a mile from the village is Dunvegan Castle, home to the Clan MacLeod, who have continuously occupied the castle since the 13th century. Only four miles away is the famous Three Chimneys Restaurant, a must for all foodies, and just a 10 minute walk away is the very popular Old School Restaurant, also worth a visit. Also in the area are the Cullin Mountains with their fantastic rock forms and pinnacles, which many climbers would put at the top of their list. Other attractions on the Isle are plentiful - visit the Talisker Distillery or Portree, the island’s only town, set around its natural harbour, which boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants, and also offers Sea Eagle trips from the pier, which are extremely popular.