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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Another lovely stay in Saltwinds."

    Great facilities in the house (the drying room and dehumidifier are so useful), super communication with the host, and an all round great experience. Hope to return!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2024

  • "Stunning location with fantastic views, easy access to the beach."

    Clean, spacious and well maintained property. We were 2 family with 4 kids between 5 and 9 years old, and had a wonderful week staying at Saltwinds. Perfect house for kids to play and adults to relax in comfort.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very comfortable house with very good facilities."

    Close to the bay with good walks. Having a freezer in the kitchen would be welcome. We all really enjoyed our stay and the wood burner was appreciated. We had great weather which was a plus. Watch out for the potholes!!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property, superb views, well maintained."

    Semi-open plan layout was great for adults. If you’ve an inquisitive toddler or dog, not so much! Equally, light carpets and furniture gave us the fear… But that’s our issues rather than the property - I’d thoroughly recommend Saltwinds. Bright rooms for sunny days, cosy nooks for cold nights.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything we needed."

    Spotlessly clean and amazing views. Hosts were communicative and have set up a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Derren5.0Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Saltwinds very much and would recommend it for a large family such as ours."

    Lots of bedrooms and bathrooms. Although a bit of a drive, the location was stunning. The kitchen could have use a few more of the basics, but otherwise a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful home with fabulous views and unique location."

    We loved it!

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay in Saltwinds."

    We found it very spacious and comfortable and had everything you could want. There was only one small problem in that there is only one shower room which is a shame. But it did not spoil our time there and we would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely great, large house."

    Ideal for our extended family holiday. Only thing that would have improved it would have been more showers. We all ended up using the 1 shower.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2023

  • "Saltwinds is a beautiful house which provided my family with a perfect place to rest, play and enjoy the amazing scenery and wildlife."

    The house is wonderfully equipped with everything needed particularly in the kitchen. The drying room was a great bonus despite the fact that overall we had very good weather( after a soggy first day!).

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very comfortable home away from home."

    A great base to explore Skye and it has a peaceful setting with lovely views. The local community shop and pub are good too. We have come home relaxed and rested.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Although I realise that the road to the property is not the responsibility of the owner."

    A warning of the state of the road woud be helpful.

    Thank you, we appreciate this feedback even though it does not relate to Saltwinds directly. We shall follow your suggestion and forewarn guests of the state of the public 'B' roads on the route to Saltwinds. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Mar 2023

  • "We have just had the most wonderful holiday in Skye and our stay at Saltwinds was perfect, with amazing views across the bay, it was so peaceful and quiet just what we wanted."

    Saltwinds had everything we needed during our stay and it’s a great base to explore Skye, our dog Ted especially loved sleeping by the aga after long days out. We would recommend the Old Inn for eating out, if you get a chance to visit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in your beautiful home - thank you"

    Reviewed by Lina5.0Oct 2022

  • "Saltwinds is a spacious, comfortable house, extremely well equipped and in the most beautiful setting with views of the sea and islands and only a few minutes walk to the shore."

    We have visited before and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. This time we were lucky to have 2 weeks - the first sunny and warm, the second wild, wet and windy - we enjoyed it all! Skye is a fascinating island with such amazing scenery and walking- we went up to the Old man of Storr, the Fairy Pools and evenmanaged some wild swimming!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and found the facilities fantastic overall."

    Beautiful home that’s very relaxing to be in. Stunning views, good access to the beach for the dog and nice and secluded (just the one house further along the track which is also a holiday let and we didn’t come across the people staying there the wholes week until we were actually on the mainland heading home!) The following weren’t ideal from a holiday home perspective for us personally, but understand that that’s how the property is and so not easy fixes: - Only one walk in shower and it in an en suite room. We all needed to use this shower, so there was a queue in the morning. We purposefully didn’t have any one sleeping in that bedroom to allow easy access to the shower for everyone but if there’d been more of us and someone had had to stay in that room it would’ve been an issue. - Drying room access and it housing the only freezer. Fortunately we had dry weather all week, so didn’t need to use the drying room much. It’s a great facility to have but It wasn’t ideal to have to go outside to get to freezer items from it, especially ice for drinks. - It would have been a nice extra touch for some bath product to be provided (like the soaps were) given all the baths. It’s not something you think to bring on holiday, but then when there’s baths available after long days of walking it’s a shame to not have any bath gel to use in one.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "The quality and location of the property is outstanding."

    Magnificent views over the bay including beautiful sunsets. The property is only a short drive from Carbost. Although the location is quite remote, it doesn’t feel you are in the middle of nowhere. The spacious property comes with a large and well equiped kitchen featuring an Aga. It even has a dedicated ‘drying room’, in case you get soaked.

    Reviewed by Theo5.0Aug 2022

  • "Salt winds was in a fantastic location,ideal for a large group with dogs."

    Only having an Aga for cooking,when misfunctioned,caused problems. The microwave combi and two electric rings were Insufficient to feed 7 adults, saying this,the owners and the local contact bent over backwards going out of their way to rectify the fault. I would have no problem recommending this property for future holidays.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "We loved the house very much."

    Great Location. Great View. Facilities and size of the house outstanding!

    Reviewed by Ralf4.7Jun 2022

  • "Saltwinds is a lovely house, so comfortable, well-equipped and ideal for our party of family and friends."

    We had a great week there. The AGA was especially welcome and made us feel at home. The weather was wet most of the week so the drying room was well used and much appreciated. Returning to the cosy house after a drenching walk was a pleasure. Despite the poor weather, the house always seemed light and bright and the views from the garden room and terrace were lovely. Easy access to the beach was perfect for taking the dog out and the location particularly suited the half of the group who were keen to walk the Cuillin as often as weather conditions allowed.

    Hilary RobertsonApr 2022

  • "What a fabulous house absolutely perfect for us."

    Well laid out so we could be together but also have space. Fabulous view and nearby beach. Quiet, fairly secluded, beautiful surroundings - exceptional property the best we have every rented in the past few years of visiting Scotland adventures. Only things we would have liked to have been available are a staring spoon for our poached eggs ? and a sharper pair of scissors. The housekeeper Sarah was so helpful and when we had a power cut she was available to answer questions bring over extra dynamo lights and even a gas stove…luckily the power came back on. This home is the type of layout and quality we wish to find now we are downsizing. Absolutely fabulous The owner was so helpful as my mum passed mid Jan, I then got covid ! And we had to delay our 2 year wait to visit Saltwinds by another week. It was worth the wait, the 1200 mile round trip and the memory will live with us forever. Thank you

    Jenni Owen And PalsFeb 2022

  • "A fabby holiday over the October break."

    The weather wasn't great but when you come to the Misty Isle that's to be expected and in Saltwinds we didn't care. When you have such a great house with views over the bay and plenty of room for 6 of us, time in the house was time to relax and with the fire - cosy, chill out. Saying that we were out every day - the drying room was so useful. Not our first time to Skye so caught up on sites we hadn't seen and recommend visit to the Old Man of Storr. We walked a loop up to the Cullen's from Glenbrittle campsite and back via the waterfall at Eas Mor - beautiful and just the most atmospheric pictures. One evening we went to the Three Chimneys Restaurant having booked weeks in advance. Lovely. The walk over to Talisker Bay from the house was a long haul and a little underwhelming once we arrived so would advice a drive if you want to see the Bay. All in all, Skye is a wondrous place and Saltwinds just the best base to explore.

    Ken ThomsonOct 2021

  • "Fantastic house in incredible surroundings with every amenity you could want, the house was very welcoming when we arrived, very warm cosy and spotless."

    The whole process from booking to departure was stress free. Thoroughly recommended

    John CoxNov 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Saltwinds."

    It is a wonderful house in a wonderful location. We would happily return to it and are very happy to recommend Saltwinds to others. The only possible improvement we could suggest is the provision of a second walk in shower.

    Iain MathesonJul 2019

  • "The house is stunning and four couples could hide in different parts of it."

    The house has everything you could possibly need. A great week and thoroughly recommend the house.

    HislopNov 2018

  • "A wonderful stay on Skye - full of sunshine, breeze and gorgeous sunsets!"

    R & GNov 2018

  • "Fantastic stay, never had such good weather on Skye - hope to be back soon!"

    SutherlandNov 2018

  • "Here for the half marathon."

    Brilliiant weekend and perfect setting - what a wonderful house. Many thanks

    KilmacolmNov 2018

  • "What a wonderful house and in a wonderful location."

    The views, the beach and the area in general is out of this world. Thank you and Sarah for making our stay truly memorable. You could have squatters by the morning!

    CurtisNov 2018

  • "Wonderful house and location with great views."

    Need another week at least!

    HumphriesNov 2018

  • "Such a wonderful break."

    Relaxing, comfortable and peaceful. Thank you for a beautiful holiday.

    RobNov 2018

  • "We have been to Skye many times."

    Had a fab week. Fantastic house - we were very comfortable.

    LunnsNov 2018

  • "We have had a lovely 4 nights here at Saltwinds."

    The house is very comfortable for a family, the kitchen well equipped. A perfect spot for some great walking.We have been treated to beautiful sunny weather. Sarah is a wondeful housekeeper- caring and attentive - thank you!

    I Lennort, AustraliaNov 2018

  • "Came to Scotland to get married!"

    House was beautiful - thanks!

    D&RNov 2018

  • "Thanks very much for such a fantastic stay."

    The Isle of Skye is stunning and Saltwinds offers the most perfect base to enjoy the island.

    K ArchibaldNov 2018

  • "We loved the house - especially the aga!"

    Highlight of the week was the walk in warm sunshine to the Fairy Pools. The Oyster Shed is great for seafood, and for a real treat, the Three Chimneysis exquisite!

    The SwansonsNov 2018

  • "Beautiful house, great location- had a lovely week"

    Tim And SueNov 2018

  • "A lovely holiday for three generations!"

    the house was perfect - the weather mixed! Lots of adventures - wild swimming, walking, beach fun, a boat trip to catch mackeral which we had for tea.

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Great house, great weather and surprisingly dry!"

    Great fun had by all!

    AdamsNov 2018

  • "I loved staying in this beautiful house."

    Always warm and cosy, and with beautiful paintings and photographs, and fantastic views. I could very happily live in this house.

    LindsayNov 2018

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful location."

    Loved the aga! Lots to do and see during the week

    IanNov 2018

  • "Such a beautiful house - a home from home."

    We have had a lovely time

    HolroydNov 2018

  • "Wonderful house, great week."

    An excellent week in this very comfortable house, made perfect by the achingly beautiful views and the joy of cooking on an aga for the week

    R&XNov 2018

  • "We would like to say that we fell in love with the property Saltwinds."

    The location really deserves the word 'stunning'. The house was even better than described on the website. In short: fantastic house with fantastic views. Please pass our compliments to the owner. Should there be a future holiday on Skye, we will certainly return to Saltwinds.

    LSNov 2018

  • "Wondeful sunsets - comfy house - wonderful scenery Thank you"

    ScobieNov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage - well equipped."

    Ideal for couples and dog. Sadly weather was not kind - wet and misty but plenty to do nonetheless

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Beautiful place to stay."

    Comfy beds - kitchen so well equipped. Views amazing.

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Lovely house."

    Great base for lots of outdoor activities. Loved the garage for the bikes and kayaks. Had fun cooking on the Aga. Would definitely like to come back.

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Great week in Skye."

    Fantastic house with excellent views ( and sunsets!)

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Fabulous house for a family vacation and fantastic trips all over Skye."

    Love the view from the house and the weather was pretty good too!

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Very comfortable house with spectacular views, especially sunsets."

    Have seen dolphins and sea eagles from the terrace.

    Visitor BookNov 2018

  • "A great week in a great house."

    Just the tonic.

    Visitor BookNov 2018

  • "This is by far the best holiday house I have stayed in since we started to go up to the Highlands after my father came back from the war, light, comfortable and spacious."

    Terence. We felt privileged to stay in this house with its beautiful interior design and paintings. It was a perfect place for eight of our family to celebrate our Golden Wedding. The sitting room with log stove for cosy evenings, the garden room for other and the TV room for teenagers, gave us all freedom. I especially enjoyed cooking on an Aga again and the warm welcome it gave when we returned from outings, also, in the kitchen, using the beautiful pottery made by the owner. Our grandchildren, 19, 16, 11, their parents , grandparents and our dog all enjoyed a wonderful holiday. Valerie.

    Terence And Valerie MitfordNov 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with bath with shower attachment, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • 2 x bathrooms with bath with shower attachment, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • TV room
  • Garden room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired 4-oven Aga, 2 electric hobs, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, DVDs, selection of books and games, CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Drying room with storage for outdoor gear
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Non-enclosed garden with patio, lawn, barbecue and furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4.2 miles, Note: bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Carbost 4.2 miles.

With breath-taking views of the bay and offshore islands, Saltwinds is the perfect family getaway for those with a taste for exploring the village of Carbost and the surrounding beauty of the island of Skye.

Upon arrival, you will note the beautiful scenery of the area as you unpack with ease at the property’s generous off-road parking space.

Once inside, you will be surprised to find that there are three different sitting rooms available, with one sporting double doors to the patio and flashes of eye-catching red décor, one featuring a woodburning stove to make you feel right at home and a smaller room with a TV for a more intimate setting. A spacious kitchen with black tiled flooring and stylishly chosen furniture offers a generous space to create the perfect evening meal, and you can serve your masterpiece in the dining room where there is a large central wooden table and seating for eight guests. On the practical side, a well-equipped utility room is to hand and Saltwinds also has a dedicated drying room with heating, clothes airer, storage of wet gear etc. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, two en-suite and the other two just across a landing, allowing everyone their private bathroom spaces.

An additional cloakroom near the public rooms is yet another thoughtful addition. A selection of bedrooms offer a homely place to relax, including a king-size, a second king-size, and a ground-floor and first-floor twin.

Outside you will find a garden with wide-open views of coast and hill and the opportunity to sit and relax, if you wish with a barbecue and perhaps sunset over the sea and islands. Situated in Skye, there is no shortage of activities to keep you busy, and the local area is the best place to start, with a convenience store, pub, the Oyster Shed seafood market, cafes and an art gallery, and the option for boat tours to see for yourself just how spectacular both the coastline and the wildlife is.

If you are looking for a taste of the local produce and history, head over to Talisker Distillery, where you will be able to sample tasters and take part in a tour of the process of creating whisky.

Throughout Skye, there is a huge number of beautiful and historical places to visit, one of the most popular and nearest being the Fairy Pools, only 9.5 miles from the property, boasting beautiful clear freshwater pools where you can picnic, walk and swim. Explore the beauty of Skye with a stay at Saltwinds.

Licence number: HI-30033-P

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: HI-30033-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Glenbrittle 13 miles; Portree 18 miles; Broadford 28.7 miles.

Situated on the west coast of the Isle of Skye, the delightful village of Carbost offers uninterrupted views over Loch Harport and is made up of a variety of houses dating from the early 19th century through to the modern day. Best known as the home to one of Scotland's finest distilleries, Talisker, who began producing c1825, the village also offers guided mountain walks and makes a great base from which to explore a variety of Skye attractions. The popular Dunvegan Castle, home to the MacLeod family who have been in residence since the 12th century, is well worth a visit, as are the various museums located in the area, including the Toy Museum at Glendale and the Museum of Island Life at Kilmuir. With interactive exhibitions and forest trails at the award-winning Aros Centre, there is something for the whole family to enjoy in this lovely holiday location.

Note: bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

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