- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Sky TV
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
39 Customer Reviews
"Splas is in my opinion the perfect location for exploring the Isle of Skye, it has an incredible view from the bifold doors in the lage comfortable loungs, it is within easy reach of shops and pubs in Broadford and from the cottage."
You can easily explore the whole island, I highly recomend starting from Portree, heading north to Brodaig, then turn left onto the pass, the road takes you through a gorge unique in the UK, utterly stunning but beware, you will want to turn artound and drive it again imediately when you reach the end. Then (once you compleye Skye) take a trip accross the bridge to explore one of the most scenic parts of the NC500 rouut, the pass over the mountain to Applecross where their fish and chips are the best ever and the scanery is incredible, I recomend a round trip via Sheildaig to return to Skye, allow a full day but beware, the pub is closed on Tuesday and opens again at 5PM on Wednesday. The cottage itslf is great and any issues reported are fixed imediately, we were unfortunate to arrive the the antenna cable for the TV was broken, fixed next day. Only issue is headroom in the bedrooms, getting up in the night for a touilet run usually resulted in a few bumps and swear words, but this does add to the charm.
"A really lovely and comfortable converted Croft."
All facilities in good order and as described in the literature. The view from the Croft is absolutely fantastic - the sea and mountains. All good and will happily recommend to friends.
"Nice location but a bit of challenge to find."
Stunning view. Comfortable inside
"We loved the cottage and enjoyed the magnificent view."
"A lovely cottage with amazing views."
It has everything we need for a perfect stay on Skye. The owner's instruction manual is a helpful guide. I really liked the photos on display thank you for sharing those. We hope to stay again .
"Solas has a stunning location with beautiful views over to Knoydart from the sitting room."
"This cottage was a lovely surprise, we knew it would be in remote location but didn’t realize how beautifully renovated the interior would be while keeping the character of the 100 year old crafter’s cottage."
A few comments, it would be very challenging to find for the first time after dark, be mindful of this. Also, the owner supplied directions as you near the cottage tell you to turn right at the red mailbox. Actually, you turn right at the second. This was a wonderful and ideal location for us. (and more hidden) red mailbox!
"This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Solas, we never get tired of the peace, tranquility and the stunning views."
It is also excellent value. Will be back.
"The only issue we had, due to a delay with cancelled ferries, was that arriving late in the evening, in the dark and rain, was that the directions in Camus Croise to the cottage could have been a little more detailed."
Apart from that a fantastic little cottage in a lovely setting.
"Solas is the postcard one imagines before heading to the highlands and the isle of skye."
A beautiful, unobstructed, relaxing, ever-changing view of the sea and the mountains. A small cottage, comfortable, very well equipped, where you simply feel good. A superb location, both quiet, isolated, and close to grocery stores, and for those who love hiking, there is everything you need nearby (the trail of the tip of steal for example).
Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Solas and the spectacular beauty of the island as much as we do. We hope you will return again. Kind regards, Owners of Solas. Property Owner
"We enjoyed our holiday so much, bed was comfy ,small fridge with small freezer ..."
We enjoyed our holiday so much, bed was comfy ,small fridge with small freezer at the top,washing machine with polite notice on the Dryer was broke,no problem the washing line was great for drying and the airer was useful,we did have a problem with the dishwasher it kept saying check water,we ended up just washing in the sink,TV was amazing 65," games table was bigger than expected
"Bathroom downstairs difficult for older people at night."
Steep bedroom ceilings make it difficult for tall people to get into one side of double bed! Pool table in front of picture window would be better at end of room, it spoils view from sofa! No garden furniture to enjoy view from garden. Difficulty in getting radiators to warm up, no instructions other than they are set. Dishwasher filled with water and stopped. Informed Sykes but no response! Also no instructions. Apart from all this above the two of us had a good stay as it was well provided for, though towels small and it is a 30 minute walk to pub!
Dear Guest, We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. We welcome all feedback, but wish to clarify and address a few of your points for accuracy. The cottage maintains a traditional layout with the bathroom downstairs. I am sure you will agree there is no other place the bathroom could be in Solas. If the bathroom was upstairs, this would cause equal inconvenience for those wishing to use the bathroom during the day. The traditional sloping ceilings in the bedrooms are stated on the website before booking. The pool table, and any other table in the cottage can be easily moved by guests if they so wish. This is occasionally the case when guests wish to further enjoy the stunning views. We are sorry you did not feel you had the authority to move the table. There is no garden furniture but the oak/glass sliding doors open fully so guests can fully enjoy the view in a unique and special way. The supply of bath and hand towels for guests is standard and it is unfortunate these were not large enough for you. The towels are all standard sizes from The White Company and John Lewis. I hope you return to Skye to enjoy more of the delights of island in the future. Property Owner
"My wife and I had a lovely time at Solas Cottage."
It is in a beautiful location and the views from the garden and within the property are absolutely wonderful! Solas is most comfortable and well furnished throughout. The kitchen is spacious and well resourced, including a washing machine and micro wave. The lounge has to be seen to be believed! The room is vast, and has panoramic views of the loch and distant mountains. Most comfortable sitting areas and a marvellous folding door. It includes a super sized smart televison with speakers on either side and a pool table that was great fun to use during our stay. The garden is fairly secluded and overlooks a paddock with two horses as well as the panoramic views. The bedrooms both have a sloping roof but are most comfortable and also have windows with superb views. Plenty of parking space in the front of the garden which is situated down a pleasant quiet lane. We wished that we could have stayed longer and will definitely book to stay again. Many thanks, Fred & Marion Burdett
"Went for a week in October 2021 re-booked for 2 weeks in March / April 2022 that speaks for how good we feel this cottage is."
Only thing to add is that the owners have landscaped the parking area / path to the cottage and removed some hedges to make the cottage more visible from the road and make the view even better!
"Unfortunately we were very disappointed with the view from Solas, which are described as "wonderful panoramic views accross the sea" and Breath taking views"."
We do not think this is a true representation of the photographs provided and sadly clouded our enjoyment of the cottage. The view is good while standing on the driveway but internally it is not the wider expansive view that is depicted in the photographs. Currently the view is partly obscured by foliage. Sadly, we feel this is misleading. I booked this property for my husbands 60th birthday based on the lovely view shown in the property specifications and while there were positive aspects of the property they were overshadowed by this misrepresentation. This is the fourth holiday home we have hired in Scotland and all three previous properties had truely beautiful views, accurately described. On a positive note, the property was very clean and warm. We enjoyed sitting by the stove in the comfortable sofas and the doors provided a good amount of light for such an old building. The kitchen was well equipped, the bed was comfortable and the bedding was of good quality. Arriving on the Island after 6pm and trying to find the cottage in the pitch black and heavy rain, was quite difficult as there is no sign to indicate which property was 'Solas' as has been provided by other properties (this has been mentioned by other guests). The drive in October was muddy and very slippy (as mentioned by other guests).
"Cottage was lovely and has everything you need for an extended stay."
Cottage didn’t have Sky TV but had an excellent smart TV with really good WIFI access. Hotel was a mile away but on a dark night was too far and steep to walk back from. We did get a good meal there. The views from the cottage were beautiful and worth every penny just for that. Would definitely recommend a stay.
"The cottage exceeded our expectations and was much more spacious than we anticipated."
It has been refurbished to a very high standard and is very warm and cosy without any hint of damp as often experienced in very old properties. The kitchen was very well equipped and we self catered without any difficulty at all with the essential dishwasher making a big difference like at home! The beds were very comfortable and we did not find the sloping ceilings to be an issue as expected in such a conversion of a traditional island cottage. The views across the sea to the Scottish Highlands were ever changing and stunning and I have never been anywhere as quiet and peaceful. The path to the front of the cottage from the parking area needs some improvement but this is a minor issue crushed by all the positives! Well worth the drive from the South of England.
"We really enjoyed our stay at Solas."
The cottage is old and charming, and well equipt. The village is lovely and only a short walk away, with a great local pub. The views from the cottage are stunning! (they're better from the garden as some large trees obstruct the view to the left from the living room). On the first night we found that the mattress in the smaller bedroom was very uncomfortable, the springs on one side had collapsed and it caused a very bad night's sleep. We reported this to Joanne, the owner, who went to great lengths to fix it. She brought a brand new bed and mattress topper. We couldn't be happier with the way she handled this issue. Our only criticism is that there's no garden furniture, we would have spent more time ouside in the evenings had there been somewhere to sit, this would have enhanced the experience. But overall we had an amazing time!
"The views from the front of the cottage are clearly obstructed by large shrubs on the borders , the weeds are out of control to the path , the drive nearly ripped the bottom of my van off ."
There’s spider egg sacks everywhere in the cottage , also flies . There’s cracked tiles , the sink is lose in the bathroom, the shower is shocking bad . The cottage felt dated and tired , defo needs a make over . And a lot repairs . The fact it’s advertised with the sea views it should have and doesn’t , is basically false publication . Not happy with this one at all , wouldn’t recommend it to anyone unless it was half the price of what I paid !!!!
Dear Mr Manley, Thank you for your feedback, however after reading your comments we needed to confirm that you had even stayed at Solas. If you could not see the sea from the cottage, I fear you may have been looking to the back of the property instead of through the large glass doors, windows and garden at the front. “Regarding flora, I hope you will agree that it would be highly unethical to destroy trees, shrubs or plants which are not on our land and do not belong to us, to allow you to have views to your precise liking. However, if you have any evidence that the property did not have sea views, please share this with us as we do not understand how this can be the case.” The “flies” you refer to are likely to be midges, which at this time of year may enter any property on Skye without invitation. As for cracked tiles and a loose sink, I can assure you this was not the case before your stay at the cottage. The property is carefully checked every week for damage. The décor in Solas should have come as no surprise after viewing pictures on the website. Many thanks, The owners of Solas. Property Owner
"The cottage was comfortable, well equipped kitchen, w an unexpected array of things to do inside the house including a ping pong table, games, and a huge tv."
And the views were simply marvelous. We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to come back. Thank you!!!
"Beautiful situation with lovely views across to Knoydart, a little spoiled by two trees, but still a lovely open outlook."
Cottage well equipped and comfortable, need to get used to the sloping ceilings, or maybe a headache! Good location, handy for seeing Skye and also the mainland, Eilan Donan Castle, the lovely village of Plockton, where you can enjoy Calum*s seal trips - highly recommended. Our weather was wonderful, not a drop of rain, and a slight breeze which kept the midgies away! Altogether a great week.
"The location is fabulous."
Wonderful views of sea, mountains and islands. A quiet and pretty village. Nearby hotel for drinks or dinner. Kitchen well equipped. Good size bath. Huge TV . Heating very effective. The electricity tripped several times for no obvious reason. Found fuse box easily so could turn it back on. Sloping ceilings make the bedrooms slightly awkward. Could do with a sign to identify the property on arrival. Really enjoyed our week at Solas and would return.
"Excellent property with many activities on Skye and beyond."
Very good restaurants which generally need to be booked. Recommend a folder for tourists with places of interest etc and feedback.
"Loved cottage loved Skye it was like being in a painting never saw so many rainbows."
Loved Camus cross lovely pub
"Warm, clean comfortable base to explore the quieter southern end of the island."
A credit to the owners. The only suggestion we could make would be to either put the name or cottage number on the gate at the entrance. I would still score it a ten. Lovely place to stay.
"The location was superb with fantastic views across the loch."
The house was comfortable, warm and clean. The only issues were the dryer was broken and the low sloped ceilings in the bedroom made getting into and out of bed difficult (we are an elderly couple). We had a good stay and despite the above issues would recommend it for anyone wishing to visit what is possibly the most beautiful place in the UK.
"Lovely cottage with a beautiful view from the garden."
The kitchen is very well stocked and the living room has everything that is needed along with a lovely wood burning stove. The cottage was immaculately clean when we arrived, something very reassuring in these covid times. The south part of Skye is in my opinion the nicest part of the island and so much quieter than more touristy spots further north. This cottage is ideally placed for exploring the south but it is also easy to see the north as we did on a couple of day’s. The local hotel is lovely also and is a great place for a meal out. Overall I would highly recommend solas.
"Cottage is lovely, stunning views and makes a good base for a holiday to Skye."
Cottage was comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. Good pub/ hotel 1.1 miles away so a good 20 mins walk - not the 9 min walk suggested. Enjoyed couple of meals there - very friendly staff and good food. Facilities at the cottage were ok - dryer was not working so needs repairing and we felt that would’ve been helpful as it was rainy rather than a note to say it was broken. Kitchen needs an upgrade in terms of cooking facilities and utensils like knives, cooking utensils were blunt or not useful. Some kitchen basics would’ve been helpful eg foil, salt/pepper etc. Upstairs Main bedroom Velux window needed a repair as could not leave it open at night.
"We had a wonderful stay in Solas, and were so surprised that the cottage was even nicer than the photos on the Sykes website suggested!"
The cottage was very homely and so well equipped - a perfect base for both exploring Skye and taking the time to relax. We particularly loved playing snooker and table tennis in front of such a fantastic view, as well as access to the cosy bar and restaurant at the nearby hotel. The only suggestion we would make is that new photos are taken for the Sykes listing as the existing ones don't do justice to how great Solas is!
"While the Isle of Skye is clearly one of the most mindblowingly beautiful places in the world and a total joy to visit and experience, the whole holiday for our party was enhanced to the ninth heaven by Solas itself where we felt at home immediately."
Our happiness at arriving at the cottage was enhanced by the fantastic location and views and the converted barn room was out of this world. Thanks so much to the owners for the concept and design of the space with the large window overlooking the crofts, lochs and highlands beyond. The high ceiling, original artworks, fireplace and comfortable seating all added a sense of specialness and cultural sophistication. We could not fault our stay in any way and while we found it a great base for access to the destinations we sought and ease of access to local amenities we also enjoyed some relaxing time at the property itself, just soaking up the ambience and the sacred ever shifting drama of the landscape. Perfection.
"What a gem if a place!"
Situated on the quiet, unspoilt Sleat peninsula, this house provided us with everything we needed for a relaxed week. Views from the french doors in the living room were exceptional: over the sea loch during the dau and the stars at night. The house is well equipped for self catering, washing and entertainment. The table tennis table kept us all involved in family championships and the wifi was reliable. A great house. Thank you!
"The cottage is really lovely and in a fantastic spot."
The view was brilliant. The walk to local hotel was more like 25 minutes but we enjoyed a couple of good meals there in the bar.
"Had a great stay, lovely location, great cottage, highly recommended."
"Nothing to identify we were at the right cottage until we let ourselves in."
Who cares who owns it. Too many broken things. Pool table blocked view. Furniture faced walls. Clothes airer broken. Oven knobs broken. Drier broken. Towel rail hanging off wall and tripped all power when switched on. Dirty pans. Floor around toilet filthy. Loved Skye. The cottage was really nice just not maintained. Loved the people we met.
Thank you for your feedback. Please be assured that we do very much care about our property and do whatever we can to ensure the property standards are maintained. We were unaware of the clothes airer being broken, we will of course order a new one though we do also have a washing line outside that guests can use. The oven knob was unfortunately broken by a previous guest, we have ordered a new part that sadly hadn't arrived for your stay. The dirt around the toilet is actually some discoloration of the grout. The tumble drier isn't on the listing and so not an amenity for guests. The towel rails has been checked and is in full working order. We are glad that you thought the cottage was lovely and you enjoyed the beautiful area. Property Owner
"The cottage is absolutely stunning, the views are just incredible."
Everything you need was in the cottage, so peaceful, will definitely be back, thanks again.
"Skyes cottages are an excellent company to deal with very helpful"
"Had a great time, Cottage was marvelous!"
"Comfortable and cosy."
Beautiful views and lovely part of the island. Provided all we needed. No broadband and limited mobile signal but was a nice break from distracting social media!
"Great place, maybe put in soap next time, else really good"
- Two bedrooms: 2 x double
- Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Kitchen with dining area
- Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
- Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer, dishwasher, outside line for drying clothes TV with Sky, DVD, CD/iPod dock with surround sound, pay phone, selection of books, games and DVDs, multi-use games table with snooker/pool/table tennis
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair available on request
- Off road parking 3 cars
- Front lawned garden
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 10 miles, hotel with bar 9 mins walk
- Harbour 9 mins walk
- Note: Double bedrooms have traditional sloping ceilings
- Note: The off road parking space beside the cottage is unsuitable for very low vehicles
- Please note: property allows maximum of 4 people including any infants
Broadford 10 miles.
This delightful, 100-year old detached stone croft cottage is nestled on a pretty hillside in the friendly, small crofting village of Camus Cross, within driving distance of the village of Broadford on the Isle of Skye.
Solas means light in Gaelic, and the cottage has been converted into a modern, comfortable and beautiful home.
It offers wonderful panoramic views across the sea, enjoyed by dolphins and seal, to the mountains of Knoydart on the Scottish mainland.
This Camus Cross cottage is ideal for a family or group of friends who will simply love the breathtaking views and appreciate the wildlife and scenery.
There are two bedrooms at this cottage near Broadford, with a well-equipped kitchen/diner and a 250 square feet sitting room, which was once the byre used by cows, sheep and horses!
The sitting room is a bright and sociable area, which benefits from a welcoming multi-fuel stove, fully-folding oak doors that open onto a private front garden, double height ceiling, a multi-use games table and a high quality surround sound audio system.
The lawned garden is the perfect place to relax on sunny days with a good book, that's if you can keep your eyes off the view!
Within walking distance of this cottage in Camus Cross is a hotel and small harbour, used by yachtsmen, fishermen and locals.
This cottage is ideally placed for the Skye Bridge so guests not only have the whole of this beautiful island to explore, but can also travel to the mainland to explore the villages of Kyle and Plockton.
This is a truly magical location for a great holiday on Skye.
EPC Rating: Band G
EPC Rating: Band G
About the location
Portree 29 miles; Fort William 83 miles; Mallaig 21.9 miles.
Skye's second largest village, Broadford lies in the shadow of the Red Cuillins and spreads itself along the southern side of Broadford Bay. Views extend out to the Isle of Pabay and more distantly to the Applecross mountains on the mainland. The village caters well for the tourists with shops, hotels and colourful craft stalls. Close by is the little village of Elgol, which enjoys 'the finest view in Britain' - the end of the Cuillin Ridge seen across Loch Scavaig. From Elgol pier take an unforgettable boat trip to Loch Coruisk in the heart of Cullin Mountain Range. The nearby Sleat Peninsula known as the 'Garden of Skye' has many attractions and a ferry link to the mainland - Armadale to Mallaig.
Please Note: This property only accepts a Saturday change over.