Croft No. 11

Kensaleyre near Portree, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 918991)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was fresh, spacious, and well equipped.”

    Kensaleyre is a good location to explore Skye.

    Kensaleyre is a good location to explore Skye. Three minor niggles - There were 3 battery clocks in the house, and each of them had a dud battery. Simple to fix. The kitchen had an induction hob, but some of the pans were not suitable for induction use. We had an issue with the downstairs loo not flushing. This deteriorated to the point where it became unusable. Sorted within 24 hours or reporting it locally, but an immediate clean-up should have been instigated, and it wasn't.

    - Mr Hardman, October 2020

The property

Portree 6.6 miles.

Found on the remote and unspoilt Isle of Skye within the scattered township of Kensaleyre is this wonderful detached stone cottage, Croft No 11.

Overlooking the sea-lochs of Loch Eyre and Lock Snizort, this idyllic Scottish location makes for a perfect spot for a family or group of four to embrace the outdoors and discover the wonders of the area.

Be welcomed into this delightful dwelling discovering the first room on your right to be the tranquil sitting room enjoying a blue colour scheme with the beautiful feature of a mosaic-tiled fireplace where an electric stove-effect fire adds a homely ambiance, sit here on one of the plush teal sofas to wind down with a film on the widescreen TV, whilst views of the countryside fill the window.

The elegant dining room has been decorated with well-chosen furnishings, perch at one of the oxblood classic chairs by the fireplace, next to the traditional-looking electric fire and the vintage spinning wheel, before you sit around the table to enjoy a meal.

Enjoy your time within the bright and cheerful kitchen, with happy yellow walls encompassing sleek kitchen units, home to a great many appliances, including an electric oven and grill as well as integrated features like a dishwasher, fridge and freezer.

Helping to make your holiday a breeze is the neat utility space which holds all of your washing machine along with a sweet breakfast bar area tucked away, leading to a wealth of storage space for your things and a handy ground-floor bathroom too.

Travel up the wooden staircase to find the two lovely bedrooms beneath sloping ceilings, although still enjoying lots of head room.

Two charming single wood-frame beds lie in the twin room, with each with a lamp and bedside table, and sharing a wardrobe, whilst morning light can flood in from the dormer windows overlooking the countryside.

Begin to roam the area by embarking on a walk northward along the Loch Snizort Beag, for some outstanding waterfront views, before circling back via The Old Man of Storr, a famous location on the island, it's a large pinnacle of rock standing high and seen from miles around, created by an ancient landslide.

For a day of exciting activities, visit ACE Target Sports where you can try your hand at axe-throwing or some shooting, or head to the town of Portree where you can arrange to enjoy a boat trip and see the rugged coastal landscapes from the water.

Sample the delicious food from the great selection of restaurants in Portree, and wander up to the The Lump, a hilltop offering beautiful harbour views next to a 19th Century watchtower.

Whiskey lovers can't miss the opportunity to have a fantastic guided tour around the Talisker Distillery on the waterfront of Loch Harport, you can marvel at the copper vessels, oak casks and pick up a bottle to enjoy back at the cottage later on.

With the River Snizort offering anglers an opportunity for some great fishing too, and well-documented walks all around, there's something for everyone.

Find your own perfect outdoor adventure on the Isle of Skye and stay at Croft No 11.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin, and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with small bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Electric storage heating with 2 x electric stove-effect fires (1 x dining room, 1 x sitting room)
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Large enclosed garden with lawn, patio, seating and summerhouse
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.6 miles, pub 6.7 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location


Fort William 108 miles; Inverness 113 miles.

Set round its natural harbour on the stunning and tranquil Isle of Skye, charming Portree boasts an excellent range of shops, hotels and restaurants. Cultural attractions are plentiful; the Aros Centre is well worth a visit with its programme of concerts, theatre and cinema. Sports enthusiasts are also well catered for, with sea kayaking, rock-climbing and a good choice of well-marked walks. The rock formations are particularly spectacular; Trotternish Ridge stretches for 31km of continuous cliffs, with many fantastic rock forms and pinnacles. Dunvegan Castle and the Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre are just two more reasons to visit this magical isle.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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