77/78 Aird

Portree, Scotland (Ref. 16234)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Portree 8 miles. A charming traditional stone cottage with stunning loch and mountain views, situated in a quiet and friendly crofting community. This Portree cottage has a mature and pretty garden and would suit a family or small group of friends who want to explore this magical island, whilst enjoying the peace, tranquillity and diverse wildlife the Isle of Skye has to offer. This spacious Isle of Skye cottage is very well equipped and still retains some lovely original features, whilst also offering guests the convenience of modern additions such as WiFi. The cottage has two cosy bedrooms with sloping ceilings and original wood-lined walls, perfect for a comfy night's sleep after a busy day exploring the area. A warm and welcoming sitting room offers guests a vast selection of books and a comfy space to read them in. The kitchen and dining room in this cottage near Portree is spacious and well equipped and the picture window provides stunning views out over the loch to the mountains beyond. This Isle of Skye cottage also benefits from a wooden summerhouse in the garden, a beautiful place to sit and read whilst gazing out across the loch and perhaps sipping a pre-dinner drink. The vibrant town of Portree is just 8 miles away and offers guests a choice of shops, restaurants and lively pubs. A short drive will bring guests to the famous village of Dunvegan with its stunning castle, well worth a visit whilst discovering the area. The Isle of Skye has something for everyone and the scenery is breathtaking whether viewed on foot, by bike, car or sea! This Portree cottage is the perfect setting for a holiday to this beautiful island at any time of year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with electric stove. Second sitting room.


  • Oil central heating with electric stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV for DVDs only, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with wooden summerhouse
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 miles, pub 8 mins walk
  • Coast 8 mins walk
  • Note: There is no TV signal at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “A cosy, convenient base for exploring Skye”
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    • “I stayed here in October 2015 with my husband and two little girls. The house was easy to find, had off-road parking and a pretty location on a small peninsula, giving loch views in both directions. There was no TV signal but we were aware of this from the information given, although there was a DVD player and the internet worked well for our laptop - but we hardly used either! There are many shelves of books, an absolutely wonderful range of subjects perfect for a lover of nature/art/history/Scotland/fiction. (Me!) The girls learnt to play chess and other games, and it did us all good to have a break from the usual routine. The house was comfortable and very cosy in the horribly noisy storm which battered us for two nights, and the bathroom and kitchen large and well equipped. The location is quite far north on Skye and we found that in a week, driving around and doing several walks, we were only able to fully explore from about Sligachan and above - very thoroughly, mind you! Skye is bigger than I remember from 30 years ago..... We had some beautiful weather, some awful weather and storms, but we enjoyed ourselves. Plenty of information in the cottage about places to go, but we did a bit of research beforehand. I would certainly come here again, my only comment being that after a hard day's walking, I did find myself wishing that the cottage had a bath! The shower was great, but I'm sure you know what I mean. We need to come back to Skye soon!”

    Midgemack, Penrith, United Kingdom, November 2015

    • “Beautiful cottage set in wonderful scenery”
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    • “My husband and I spent a week in this cottage in early summer. The cottage is secluded enough to enjoy total peace and quiet but within easy driving distance of Portree for the essentials such as shopping. The cottage is very well set up with everything you could need for your stay, lovely, cosy and comfortable, and the garden is beautiful. There is also good off road parking for the car. The owner communicated all the details we needed, plus lots of extra hints and tips, in plenty of time for our visit and there was a file of local information in the cottage. The surrounding area is stunning, as is the whole of Skye. I would highly recommend this cottage, I will defiantly be booking this again. Additional tip for anyone with a gluten intolerance - the local co-op as you drive into Portree stocks a small collection of free-from goods, and the Skye bakery (on the same road into Portree, just before the co-op) is an absolute must, it does the best gluten free bread I have ever tasted.”

    Christine B, Peterlee, United Kingdom, November 2015

    • “Quiet, calm, comfortable & well equipped pretty cottage overlooking Loch Snizort.”
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    • “We stayed here on the week of 23rd Feb for some rest & recuperation time and it was ideal. The cottage is about 8 miles North west of Portree, in the direction of Uig and Bernisdale, on the banks of Loch Snizort. It has a very well equipped kitchen with a fridge freezer, second fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and dryer, all in perfect condition and all the pots, pans, plates and cutlery you could ever need. There are two very comfortable living rooms, one more homely in style, with wood panelled walls and a huge library wall and a second more modern decorated room with a large dresser and with a large corner sofa and wall lights, ideal for lounging and reading. There are two bedrooms upstairs, which are compact, but plenty big enough with more than adequate storage and fantastic views of the Loch and the rear garden; one double and now twin. There is no TV reception here or mobile signal, which we knew beforehand and wasn't an issue. There is BT Broadband of roughly 1.5-2Mb download speed which provides good service for using your mobile phone over the internet (using Tu Go app on O2 or Three in Touch on Three Mobile) which let us stay in touch with friends and family and more importantly means they can call you if needed. We could also watch iPlayer on our iPads perfectly well, but this is modest in terms of broadband. If you have many people in your group wanting to use devices, you'll get poorer service. Walking a short distance from the house to the main road gave a very good mobile signal on Three and O2.”

    Jammach, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, March 2015

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    • “The cottage is out of this world. Liked the wildlife on your doorstep, looking into the evening sky watching the sunsets and the stars, sitting in the summerhouse with the one you love sharing a few glasses of wine. Every day the landscape changes so no two photographs are the same. We still haven't seen everything that we want to see so we will be going back again next year.”

    Mr Ballantyne, Motherwell, August 2015

    • “It was stunning inside and out. It had an enormous kitchen with more supplies than we could have possibly used. We appreciated the high standards of cleanliness of our vacation home. It was a lovely place to stay, as well as being a great base for exploring Skye. We would stay longer the next time.”

    Leistikow, Scotch Plains, August 2015

    • “The standard of equipment supplied with the accommodation was excellent. The level of decoration was homey and it felt comfortable.”

    Mrs Berry, Peterlee, June 2015

    • “Compared to so many other places this cottage supplied over and above what we would have expected. It was truly a home away from home. We loved it, will be telling anyone heading to Skye that this is the place to stay!”

    Mrs Runciman, Dungog, May 2015

    • “We had high expectations of the cottage and were delighted. The idea was to have comfortable surroundings to read, write and switch off from the world and it was absolutely perfect.”

    Mr Holmes, North Shields, September 2014

    • “A great starting point for exploring the whole of the Isle of Skye. A nice and quiet cottage.”

    Mrs Balke, Greifswald, July 2014

    • “Views of two sea lochs from both front and rear are superlative. Staying at this cottage is like having shared someone else's home that they left the previous week. The tranquillity of the location is good. The bathroom and shower are to a high standard and the oil-fired central heating makes the cottage very comfortable. The summer house was great to be in and appreciate the view over Loch Treaslane.”

    Mr Andrews, Seaford, April 2014

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About the location


Fort William 108 miles; Inverness 113 miles.

Set round its natural harbour on the stunning and tranquil Isle of Skye, charming Portree boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants. Cultural attractions are plentiful; the Aros Centre is well worth a visit with its programme of concerts, theatre and cinema. Sports enthusiasts are also well catered for, with sea kayaking, rock-climbing and a good choice of well-marked walks. The rock formations are particularly spectacular; Trotternish Ridge stretches for 31km of continuous cliffs, with many fantastic rock forms and pinnacles. Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre are just two more reasons to visit this magical isle.