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Glasphein near Staffin, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 14956)



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Reviews & Ratings

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely view, so lovely and cosy."

    Cooker could have been cleaner. But generally a really wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2021

  • "Double bedroom needs a new mattress"

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with great views Comfortable for a touring holiday in Skye"

    Reviewed by FleurSep 2021

  • "Not to Sykes normal standard of cottage."

    Lovely location but cottage needs some tlc. Mould on bedroom ceiling and peeling wallpaper for example. Overall just needs sprucing up a bit. Not sure what cleaning had been done before we arrived but many of the glasses, plates and cutlery was dirty.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "The location of the property is its biggest selling point, the site photographs do it no Justice and I would strongly recommend they are updated, to show the beauty of the view from the cottage."

    Additionally the cottage has had a lovely extension added since the photo was taken, which gives great panoramic views of the bay, distant mountains and surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

  • "Great holiday lovely cottage the only fault would be the double bed is not very comfortable and the shower needs to be looked at, great if you like a cold shower but as soon as you add heat the pressure drops."

    Still a lovely break nice area to stay to see everything’s and yes we would go back.

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2020

  • "It's our 2nd time here & due to the circumstances the cottage met our expectations - it was spick and span when we arrived with sanitizer at door."

    Bottle of wine and shortbread on arrival which was a lovely thought.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "No problems."

    We had the benefit of good weather so we were out walking most of the time. I had not been to Staffin for 40 years but I was not disappointed in any way. The magnificent view from the cottage over the Bay and beyond was a constant source of wonder. More than happy to return when this wretched virus has been dealt with.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at Slioch - the house was beautifully and thoughtfully prepared, despite the Covid restrictions and we had everything we needed for a very comfortable, safe stay."

    We cooked largely at the property and we had all the implements necessary and everything was spotlessly clean. The cottage was cosy and warm and welcoming with a fabulous view from the little sunroom where we sat overlooking the sea every evening. We sat outside at the picnic table each morning for breakfast -it was idyllic. Our host was very kind and helpful whenever we got in touch. We are very much looking forward to future visits.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "Another fantastic week at Slioch."

    The cottage has everything views, facilities and a home from home feel. Perfect.

    Reviewed by RobAug 2020

  • "The house is better than described; it now has a large porch allowing uninterrupted views of the coast in all weathers."

    The garden has loads of visiting birds who tapped the window for more food! The beach is just 15 minutes walk, through a sheep field, the dinosaur beach a short drive. Perfect place to relax. No WiFi caused panic as I hadn’t noticed but in the end our kids 21-24 relaxed into the beauty of the place.

    Reviewed by MargheritaAug 2020

  • "Superb cottage with friendly owners."

    Second stay. Won’t be the last.

    Reviewed by RobFeb 2020

  • "The views from every window rivalled the postcards on sale."

    A beautiful and comfortable cottage in sublime surroundings.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "We found the cottage to be well kitted out but would have found a small dish washer a usfull addition."

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a superb location."

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "Very well stocked comfortable cottage."

    Loved the views & there's a new additional extension at the front which is a cosy covered place to sit & watch the sea life before you in all weathers.There's ample space to sit out too if the weather is good. Good base to explore many parts of the Island. Nice to be close to village shops too but far enough away for peace & quiet. We really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2019

  • "Great view, nice new addon to the house."

    Reviewed by MosesMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Fabulous location. Helpful and friendly owner.

    Reviewed by RobApr 2019

  • "What an amazing week we had at Slioch."

    The cottage was just what we were looking for and more. The location is stunning. Days spent hill walking and taking the dog to the beach with evenings in front of the fire playing board games, absolute heaven. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by GillianDec 2018

  • "Haven't been in Skye a few times and though we love it, we have found the perfect area to stay which is Staffin our accommodation was amazing and the communication between us and Skyecottages." from the day of booking to finale instruction prior to our day arrival was excellent.....

    Reviewed by MSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage except for a couple of points."

    Looking at the picture on the website it gives a false impression of how close you are to the beach,in a way you are, but to get to it it's a small hike to the path. The cottage itself has everything you need including lots of dust and cobwebs I know it's only a holiday rental but it needs a deep cleaning. Both myself and hubby were both poorly with colds by the Wednesday so we left for home then, on saying that we would most definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2018

  • "We have had a great stay."

    House was beautiful, with a great vieuw . For us wasn't it a problem but we were with our 3 older children and they were missing the 4G en WIFI.

    Reviewed by AntonJul 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage with fantastic views"

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2018

  • "We really liked the view over the sea from the back garden we even saw a minky whale feeding from the cottage amazing!"

    ! the garden did need a bit of a mow but it was nice that we could have our dog with us and he liked having a garden . there is a sqeaky stair half way which sounded a bit loud at night if or in our case when you need the loo at night as the bathroom is down stairs . if the weather is bad there is plenty of dvds and games but for us the weather was so hot we spent most of the time outside.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in perfect location."

    Lots of nice touches such as wine and shortbread left for our arrival. No Wi-Fi or phone reception but it allowed us to have a very relaxing break so no complaints there! We would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by GillMay 2018

  • "I would like to thank the owner of this cottage we stopped over the Christmas week and spent Christmas looking out to sea, while eating our Christmas dinner."

    The cottage was everything we hoped for, we will be booking this cottage again I highly recommend anyone wanting to go to the Isle of Skye to book this cottage It was Great.

    Reviewed by TammyDec 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage, in a wonderful place, I can be tell in the words, must to be see, 100% we going back."

    Reviewed by Ernest RobertOct 2017

  • "A lovely cottage with lovely views in a beautiful and friendly area."

    Reviewed by NickJul 2017

  • "We had a perfect stay in Slioch cottage."

    The view on the bay is stunning, the cottage is just as we imagined and we enjoyed the fireplace very much. The house has all accomodities you need.

    Reviewed by Laure-ElieJun 2017

  • "Wonderful location on beautiful skye."

    Cottage had everything you would need.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2017

  • "Very cosy cottage, well located with an amazing view on the sea."

    We spent a great week on the Ile of Skye, i would definitely recommend this address. P. Sesboue - April 11th, 2017

    Reviewed by PierreApr 2017

  • "We had an amazing time in Skye ."

    Slioch cottage was an ideal base for our holiday with fantastic scenery all round it. Lovely quaint cottage with wonderful view over the bay, Loved the little hearts all around the cottage

    Reviewed by Carol AnnSep 2016

  • "Beautiful location, splendid views and nice, well kept cottage."

    Couldn't get the TV to work for some reason (although I thought that was a good thing!). Very relaxing and chilled holiday in gorgeous and accessible surroundings.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2016

  • "A traditional cosy Skye cottage with beautiful views from all windows."

    A good location and comfortable accommodation for the 3 of us. We had everything we needed for our week on Skye.

    Reviewed by LaurenJul 2016

  • "Everything was excellent."

    Loved it.

    Reviewed by BruceAug 2015

  • "Stunning location, amazing views of the mountains and a very cosy cottage."

    Already looking to book again next year!

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2015

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage."

    Staffin is a great location and within easy reaching distance of the rest of the island, so a perfect base for exploring Skye. Slioch was very comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by AlexandraJun 2015

  • "The location and view across the bay."

    The cottage was very cosy and the real fire lovely. It is within reach of all destinations we wanted to visit and the owner was lovely to deal with.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2014

  • "The cottage has a stunning view of the bay and we saw many sea birds, but also dolphins and and minke whale."

    Glasphein is so peaceful and tranquil and the people were all friendly. The scenery is absolutely beautiful, made even more so by the constantly changing light and weather. We lit a real fire every night making the cottage homely, drinking a glass of wine and watching a DVD. Our Labrador loved the beach and other hill walks. We loved it all so much we would buy the cottage if it was for sale!

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2014

  • "We had a wonderful time at Slioch."

    It is in a glorious spot overlooking Staffin Bay in such peace and tranquillity. Perfect getaway for adults, a little boy and a dog!

    Reviewed by BeckyAug 2014

  • "The location of the cottage is first class."

    It is within a 15 minute walk of the local shop, and the views over the bay and out to sea are lovely. We liked the peace and tranquillity of the Island.

    Reviewed by FraserMay 2014

  • "Lovely little cottage!"

    Very clean and tastefully furnished. Stunning view of the bay from all rooms. Very close to the beach and sights, so there is a lot you can do during the day without driving too far. We enjoyed the fireplace in the cosy living room every evening and had a wonderful week. The owner is quite nice and helpful and could be contacted by phone every time.

    Reviewed by KatharinaMay 2014

  • "A wonderful little cottage."

    Great location, beautiful views and very helpful owners and locals.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2014

  • "We had fantastic week in Skye."

    The property was in more than a perfect location and the view outside was breathtaking. The owner could not be more helpful when spoke to on the phone and he even took time to research our particular interest in Skye - fossil digging. I cannot thank him enough! The cottage is a 3 bedroom traditional house with lovely, home like feeling with little details throughout the décor to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Overall very happy with our stay and would definitely recommend or book again.

    Reviewed by NataliyaMar 2014

  • "A cosy cottage in a quiet location, close to coast with amazing views across to Scottish mainland."

    Reviewed by RobAug 2013

  • "We liked the cottage, location, view and access to one of the most fantastic locations in the British Isles."

    This is a stunning cottage with fantastic scenery, cannot wait to go back.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2013

  • "A very cosy cottage where we felt at home immediately, with wonderful views."

    Good location for hiking, sightseeing, and just relaxing.

    Reviewed by FrancesJul 2013

  • "The cottage was situated in a fantastic location as you can view Staffin Island outside the front door!"

    The neighbours were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by FrancisMay 2013

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The property

Staffin 1.6 miles.A charming detached stone cottage, well located in the township of Glasphein, in the friendly crofting community of Staffin, on the magical Isle of Skye.

This cosy Skye cottage occupies a fabulous hillside location with far-reaching sea views, and is ideal for a family or group of friends who really want a taste of village life and will appreciate the peace and tranquillity of the area.

There are three bedrooms in this Skye cottage, all with traditional sloping ceilings and sea views.

On the ground floor of your cottage on Skye there is a neat kitchen diner, and a cosy sitting room with welcoming open fire.

Outside this Skye cottage there is a pretty sloping garden, and a gravel patio area with furniture which is a wonderful place to simply sit, gaze out to sea and enjoy the fabulous views across to the mountains of the Scottish mainland.

The village of Staffin is a friendly place and locals will not pass you without a friendly smile or wave.

There are two shops in the village, plus a community centre and cafe providing good home baking and early evening meals.

Staffin is proud of its sandy beach bordered by soaring cliffs that are home to many species of birds; you may even be lucky enough to spot a sea eagle or two!

The capital of the island, Portree, is 17 miles to the south and offers excellent shopping and dining out possibilities, and the whole island is a wonderful place to explore by car or on foot.

When all this is done, you will love to relax around the fire of your cosy Skye cottage at the end of a busy day.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric storage heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Front garden slopes gently downwards, small children to be supervised
  • Note: Internal stairs are quite steep, property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.

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About the location


Portree 17 miles; Kyle of Lochalsh 51 miles.

Occupying a coastal location on the northern half of the Isle of Skye, is the crofting village of Staffin. Overlooking Staffin Bay and Staffin Island, this tranquil village boasts something for everyone, with two restaurants, two shops, a part time opening Post Office, the Staffin Slipway for sailing enthusiasts, the only sandy beach in the north of Skye and plentiful walks along the beach or inland. The town of Portree, the largest on Skye, is 17 miles down the coast and from here, the whole of this wonderful island can be easily reached. A haven for walkers, the fabulous Trotternish Ridge with the famous and majestic Quiraing as its dramatic centrepiece is easily reached from Staffin.

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