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Duntulm, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1008529)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is comfortable and well appointed."

    Everything that you need for a holiday away from it all. On site help from Carla (I hope that is correct) was much appreciated. Great place for dogs too, safe and pretty dog friendly. Heating struggled a bit at first but the open fire helped. Will definitely return

    Thank you very much for your positive comments! We look forward to welcoming you back to Skye. Jo and Ben Property Owner

    Reviewed by WenApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable, warm and well furnished."

    Location was peaceful with beautiful scenery. Best of all you welcome dogs. Would certainly recommend this location if you want to just chill out and walk.

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2021

  • "The perfect, quiet location for a relaxing break."

    Hunish is a wonderful cozy cottage.

    Reviewed by MariaSep 2021

  • "Hunish is a lovely cosy and warm cottage but not for 9 people…we were a party of 4 with 2 dogs and it was good for us."

    However, the most annoying thing about the house was having the shower and toilet downstairs and through the kitchen…even more of a nuisance at night! The galley kitchen was very cosy for 2 people but with the added through traffic to the toilet/shower during the day it was cramped to say the least. The sitting room was lovely and comfy but not suitable for 9 people, and the same with the dining room. The garden is not enclosed for the dogs and is shared with the other cottages. Apart from these drawbacks the views were great, there were walks from the front door and it’s incredibly peaceful.

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday but we did struggle a bit with the seating in the living room and only having one shower for 6 of us."

    We had to bring 2 chairs down from the bedrooms. The people on the settee under the window either couldn’t see the tv or had to sit in a way that they blocked the people in the chairs from seeing it. There isn’t seating for 9 people in the living room or at the dining table. If the tv was positioned on the chimney breast everyone could see it and if longer settees were installed everyone could have a seat. The bedrooms were lovely, as was the position of the cottage. The owner was immediately on hand for any problems and was very friendly and helpful. I would have no hesitation in returning to this property if there were less of us.

    Reviewed by MairiAug 2021

  • "There's no disputing that this is a delightful cottage in a beautiful location."

    However, cramming nine beds into the property does not automatically make it suitable for a party of nine people as the rest of the accommodation is definitely not suitable for a party of nine.. In any case, two toilets and one shower is certainly not sufficient for a party of nine. The living room and dining room both struggle to accommodate more than five or six people at a time and the kitchen is small and inconveniently situated between the living rooms and the two toilet and toilet/shower rooms. The garden CANNOT easily be made secure without involving the other two cottages - in any case, the rear field often contained sheep, making it impossible for dogs to be let loose. Overall, disappointingly 'over-hyped' and, in our opinion, overpriced.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "Excellent location and well-appointed home for our break in Skye."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "We have stayed in cottages from Cornwall to John O'Groats."

    This has by far been the best cottage we have ever stayed in. So amazing, I am in process of rebooking for next year!! The location is amazing. The luxury of having Wifi and Netflix for days when it is cold and rainy outside is a blessing. You would think in this day and age this is a given, but trust me it is not. You can stay in this cottage without ever really having to go anywhere. Beautiful walks right from your door step. We found the shop in Uig Rankings, which also has a post office. This shop has the most wonderful assortment of things they carry. Items I wouldn't expect to find there, these shop caters to everyone. Even the beer from the Skye Brewery is cheaper in that shop than it is from the brewery itself. Absolutely cannot wait to return to this magical place. I would love to live there permanently.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "A superb home from home."

    Beautiful location with great local walks for the dogs. I’d happily stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2020

  • "Stunning location."

    Well equipped with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "It was fantastic the house was fully equipped with everything you need."

    beautiful place to stay with brilliant views

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x first-floor king-size double, 1 x first-floor double, 1 x first-floor triple
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric central heating, open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, slow cooker microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stair gates available
  • Off-road parking
  • Small gravelled area with furniture (a shared garden can be made secured on request)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Dog wash available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 4.2 miles, Shop 7.1 miles

The property

Hunish is a superb former coastguard cottage resting in the township of Duntulm, on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Inside, the property has been renovated to provide a stylish and contemporary interior, offering a warm and welcoming sitting room.

Spend your evenings in this colourful room, with its red sofas to curl up on and delight in the provided TV for some entertainment.

There is a functional kitchen for all your culinary needs, which includes a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer and an electric oven, perfect for cooking up delicious dinners the whole family will enjoy.

The property boasts four bedrooms, with a twin resting on the ground-floor, ideal for those with limited mobility to be served by a family bathroom.

There are a further three bedrooms on the first floor, comprising of one king-size double, one double and one triple, all of which offer plenty of storage space and lovely views across the country and coast.

Take a refreshing beverage out to the small gravelled seating area to enjoy those views of a morning with a warm cup of tea, or take the opportunity to catch up on some reading.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1012349, together sleeping up to 14 people.

Duntulm Coastguard Cottages

Enjoying a coastal position on the North of Isle of Skye, within the endearing township of Duntulm are a pair of traditional cottages, Hunish and Erisco. Each cottage boasts a spacious interior and offers a superb base for a large group of couples, friends and families seeking to explore this majestic part of Scotland, carved by its moorland riddled streams, an abundance of wildlife and a choice of activities to suit a group of all ages and tastes. The cottages come with well-equipped kitchens where you will be able to prepare delicious home-cooked meals, whilst the sitting rooms offer a tranquil space to unwind in front of a warming open fire. After an action-packed afternoon, be spoilt for choice by the well-presented bedrooms that await you situated across each property, designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group. If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic setting, visit the wonderfully historic Duntulm Castle, of which only fragments of the former castle remain and offers a look into historical architecture, and far-reaching views across the sheer cliffs and the coastline. It gives great access across the thriving countryside, with ample opportunities for some walking and cycling. Should you wish to, your coastal location makes it easy to get involved with a variety of watersports activities, including fishing, sailing and even kayaking. Further afield, you will find access to several striking areas of interest, including Portree Harbour, Lealt Falls, Loch Portree, Duntulm sea viewpoint and Ben Tianavaig, with its fine hill walks and stunning coastal position. For your amenities, head to the bustling capital town of Portree to find an array of interesting shops and eateries, with some particularly specialising in freshly caught seafood to enjoy. During the spring and summer months, Portree offers informative wildlife cruises for visitors, where you can learn about the surrounding area and spot a variety of beautiful native animals, including puffins, dolphins, seals, otters, and golden eagles. A haven for walkers, the fabulous Trotternish Ridge with the famous and majestic Quiraing as its dramatic centrepiece is also within easy reach. Bring your family to Duntulm Coastguard Cottages for a memorable stay in this spectacular region of Scotland.

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About the location


Staffin 8.1 miles; Uig 8.9 miles

Resting on the North of the Trotternish Peninsula is the small village of Duntulm, on the majestic land of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Here you will find the remains of Duntulm Castle which was thought to have been a dun, or broch. This castle is nestled on a sheer cliff and can be reached by a well-made coastal path, promising breath-taking coastal views which looks across The Minch to the Isle of Lewis. For local amenities a short car journey will bring you to the coastal village of Staffin, where you will find a choice of restaurants, two shops, a part time opening Post Office, as well as a Staffin Slipway for sailing enthusiasts and the only sandy beach in the north of Skye. Further afield attractions upon this part of the isle include the 674-meter-tall landslip and the Quiraing, both offering superb walks amidst breath-taking scenery. Duntulm is a majestic location for exploring this pretty part of Scotland.

For the health and safety of guests and staff, the owners cannot accommodate an earlier check in or later check out.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas