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Solas

Broadford, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 25777)

4.4

Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "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).

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2021

  • "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!

    Reviewed by AlannaAug 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2021

  • "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!!!

    Reviewed by RosiJul 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by VeronicaJun 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by CharlesMay 2021

  • "Loved cottage loved Skye it was like being in a painting never saw so many rainbows."

    Loved Camus cross lovely pub

    Reviewed by AnnetteOct 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2020

  • "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!

    Reviewed by LeeAug 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "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!

    Reviewed by Miss JAug 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2020

  • "Had a great stay, lovely location, great cottage, highly recommended."

    Reviewed by CrawfordJul 2020

  • "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

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2019

  • "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.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2019

  • "Skyes cottages are an excellent company to deal with very helpful"

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2019

  • "Had a great time, Cottage was marvelous!"

    Reviewed by CharlieApr 2017

  • "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!

    Reviewed by LinetteOct 2016

  • "Great place, maybe put in soap next time, else really good"

    Reviewed by ZulfiquarAug 2016

  • "The view of the mountains and loch was magnificent!"

    Sleeping worked out very well - all beds were comfy. The location on Skye worked out very well as it was convenient for touring Skye and nearby Torridon area. The large sitting room was great for hanging out in the evening and having a pub 15 minutes walk away was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2016

  • "We were delighted with Solas, it was a beautiful cottage with stunning views out over the Sound of Sleat to Knoydart."

    It was comfortable, warm, very well equipped, just perfect for us.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2015

  • "The location of this property was fantastic."

    The views from all windows at the front of the property were amazing over The Sound of Sleat and Knoydart mountains. It was cosy & comfortable, and we had plenty of hot water for showers when wet from a day in the rain. Skye was also a revelation, very varied and very beautiful even in the mist and rain.

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2014

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The property

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.

Summary

  • 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. Note - Check in time 6pm
  • Please note: property allows maximum of 4 people including any infants

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About the location

BROADFORD

Portree 29 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.

Note: Check in time 6pm.
Note: Please note that on 24th October 2019, a chimney sweep will take place at the property.
Please note: property allows maximum of 6 people including any infants.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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