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Ridge End Cottage

Conista, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 3578)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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Comfort
Facilities

55 Customer Reviews

  • "At arrival we got a warm welcome from Catriona."

    Loved the house and the rural setting. Sitting in the garden the silence was overwelming. During the week we stayed there we enjoyed al the different weathers Scotland can offer you

    Thankyou so much for your feedback. It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to meet you both and we are delighted you enjoyed your holiday on Skye and the cottage met all your expectations and requirements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by F.Jun 2022

  • "Ridge End Cottage is a cozy cottage located in a remote parte of the island."

    It is fully equipped and perfect for a family stay. Perfect if you wish to have peaceful and regenerating holiday. We loved the view from the upstairs windows. We really enjoyed our stay there.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We are so sorry you did not find the cottage 100% clean and would highly value specific feedback on what was not perfect in that category for you? I perform an anti viral deep clean misting procedure before the fuller clean, (which leaves an anti viral residue film and this continues working for a few days ) and this is why I request the extra time for preparing the cottage between guests, if it is possible for people to hold off arriving before 4.30pm. If you could please email me on catrionamairi@hotmail.com or text on 07748610913, then I can ensure I will learn from you feedback. Best regards Catriona Property Owner

    Reviewed by GiuliaMay 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Beautiful location for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

    Thankyou so much for your valuable and lovely feedback. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GlenysMay 2022

  • "A, well equipped and comfortable stay in a beautiful location and a thoroughly helpful host."

    Wish we’d stayed longer.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TimothyMar 2022

  • "Our stay at Ridge End Cottage was absolutely magical!"

    We loved it from the second we arrived. The cottage is beautiful, kept immaculately, and has everything that anyone could need. Comfy, cosy, and situated perfectly for adventuring about. Equally lovely to stay in and relax, watching the wildlife and the stars. We also cannot recommend the hostess highly enough. Catriona was so welcoming, kind, thoughtful and easy to contact when necessary. Nothing was too much trouble, and we even need to thank her chickens as they provided us with some lovely fresh eggs! Just a wonderful holiday we will never forget. (And hopefully return!)

    Thankyou so much for your lovely review and words Joanne. We are delighted to hear you had a special holiday and hope to return. This is what makes our work / job satisfaction. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneMar 2022

  • "Another brilliant stay in Ridge End Cottage."

    The cottage is in the most beautiful location with stunning views all around it. We even saw the Northern lights on the last night looking out to the sea which was truly amazing! Catriona, the cottage owner is friendly, supportive and helpful at all times and left us some kind, thoughtful gifts and gestures. This included extra milk, eggs from her hens and a bottle of red wine. I can't wait to return to Ridge End Cottage. James

    Thankyou so much James. We will very much look forward to your return again and it means so much to us that you love the cottage as much as we do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Ridge cottage, it was just what we wanted."

    Very comfortable & cosy. The fire was amazing, the owner was very kind and helpful. I like baking while away so maybe some scales, a measuring jug and a cupcake tin. But that’s just personal opinion

    Thankyou for your feedback and please be assured that I always act on any issues. I am so sorry you found the facilities and cleanliness lacking. I pride myself on the cleanliness so would appreciate if you could advise me of specific details in order that I can rectify and resolve any issue in that regard. Please call or message me on 07748610913 or email catrionamairi@hotmail.com, as I do genuinely appreciate and act on all feedback. I always advise all our guests at the start of their holiday to please contact us with any questions, I would most certainly have provided the rest of the baking equipment for you had you requested this. With best regards Catriona. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaFeb 2022

  • "The house was great, really well equipped and very cosy."

    Host was great, Catriona was really welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed.

    Thankyou so much. Your feedback is so valuable and very much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "The cottage was more than we expected the photos do not do it justice."

    It had every thing you could want and more for a break.Loads of information books plenty of games, plenty of kitchen utensils . The shower is fantastic with lovely thick white fluffy towels, the whole cottage is very clean and extremely welcoming. Amazing views and plenty to do just didn’t stay long enough, next time I’m staying longer. Will definitely be back .. also loving all the environmental friendly products from the shower wash to washing detergent and the rest. Beautiful place.

    Thankyou so much for your valuable feedback and we are delighted to see you hope to return. We look forward to your return. With our best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2021

  • "What an outstanding cottage in the most fantastic location."

    Catriona, the cottage owner is always on hand to provide support, information and help. She even offered us a free nights complementary stay due to the poor weather. A true example of fantastic customer service and hosting! I would highly recommend staying at this cottage.

    Thankyou so much. I wish we could arrange weather for everyone but just try to make the cottage comfortable for when weather is as bad as it gets! Hopefully it will be better next time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2021

  • "A wonderful holiday cottage, very well equipped, comfortable, beautifully clean and presented and in a superb location."

    We all had a superb stay and visited many parts of the magical Isle of Skye and had a relaxing week in the most pleasant of surroundings. Thank you and we would all highly recommend a stay at 'Ridge End'.

    Thankyou so much. Your feedback is so important to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfectly set out, excellent comfort and set in a quiet rural setting."

    Morning visits from rabbits where common. The area had lots a local scenic walks and very good local shops within a reasonable distance. If you want a quiet holiday with loads fabulous views this is the place for you. Highly recommended.

    Thankyou so much. Your feedback is so important to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "The location of this gorgeous cottage was perfect for us."

    You must be prepared with supplies as there are few shops and not many places to eat out. But the walking is phenomenal in the area with really dramatic scenery. Wonderful Property!

    Thankyou so much for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AJul 2021

  • "It's a wonderful house in a wonderful location."

    Thankyou so much for your feedback. We would welcome any further detail so we can make any improvements that are possible. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmlynJul 2021

  • "An excellent location for a relaxing holiday."

    With just one bathroom and living space, the cottage is probably better for 4 people but sleeping arrangements can easily accommodate 6. Lovely holiday

    Thankyou so much for your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented and very well equipped."

    Catriona had clearly gone to significant effort to make everything safe from the Covid point of view but still a lovely place to stay for 2 weeks.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback. It was a real pleasure to have had the chance to meet you at the gate and say hello. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Ridge End Cottage on the Isle of Skye."

    ticked every box what a lfantastic location ,Skye gave us everything we wanted from our outdoors experience The cottage itself is exceptional and our hosts so welcoming We can’t recommend Ridge End Cottage enough we will be returning very soon

    We are delighted you wish to return and we really value your feedback. Thankyou so much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "Loved this cottage."

    It was exactly what we wanted, out of the way of the busy parts of Skye, but still close enough to see all the sights. The view from the cottage was great and the log fire in October was ideal. I also loved that they used eco-friendly cleaners and items around the cottage. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be booking again when we are up there in future.

    Reviewed by BrittanyOct 2020

  • "Superb cottage."

    Comfortable and spotless. Great communication from Sykes & owners. 5* throughout and highly recommended. Thank you

    Reviewed by BillSep 2020

  • "The cottage is placed in the most awesome setting with stunning views."

    It is full of everything you need and the owner was only a text away for info if you needed it. The place was immaculate and you could tell that it had been cleaned to within a inch of its life. You can tell the owners really have pride in the cottage. The scenery on Skye is jaw dropping, and the people were all welcoming. We have already booked for next year

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage !"

    Stayed for 2 weeks and enjoyed everything : very spacious , clean , comfortable, amazing location ! The owners could not be better : welcome you , arrange everything possible to make your stay comfortable ! Really lovely people, can’t thank them enough ! It is certainly a perfect place if you want a peaceful , relaxing holiday with breathtaking views, cosy but very spacious cottage and host who are always there in case u need their help then this is the place ! Thank you !

    Reviewed by NataliaFeb 2020

  • "Went for a weekend away and could not of been happier."

    Our hosts literally could not of done any more for us, so helpful and friendly. The cottage was stunning and had everything we could of possibly needed. The area was amazing, the views were stunning. Myself and the children loved every moment. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by WendyJan 2020

  • "The cottage is very well appointed and spotlessly clean."

    There was plenty of room and a good supply of towels etc. There is a wood burner with a starter pack of wood but the central heating was more than adequate without this. The property is at the North of the island, which was where we particularly wanted to stay, and is surrounded by beautiful views. Some might find it rather remote, as visiting other locations entails a longer journey.

    Reviewed by LeilaJan 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage, very welcoming hosts and stunning location."

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage great position very well fitted out very clean and comfortable"

    Reviewed by PhilOct 2019

  • "It was an inspiring week, absolutely breath taking landscape and wonderful people."

    Met the owners of the cottage and they couldn't have been nicer people and always on hand if we needed them. The cottage was amazing, clean and had more than everything we needed, a beautiful location. Thank you so much, the booking process was so easy and I will be using you and recommending to everyone.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2019

  • "It was fantastic, the cottage was amazing and the location was breathtaking."

    it was within easy reach of all the places we wanted to see on the isle of Skye. all in all it was an awesome holiday.

    Reviewed by GarySep 2019

  • "Great experience, everything perfect!"

    The cottage is wonderful, the landscapes beautiful. Thanks for everything

    Reviewed by DiegoAug 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our short holiday in Ridge End Cottage except that weather was bad with constant rain (not blaming you)."

    Only thing I may mention that it was described as sea view cottage but it was not easy to spot the sea from the cottage.

    Reviewed by AnandAug 2019

  • "Ridge End Cottage is in a very special and magical corner of the Isle of Skye."

    While some travelers may not like the remoteness of this part of the island, we found it a perfect place to experience the mystical nature of this island. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and has every amenity you could ever imagine needing on a holiday. But what's really special is that from every room there are views of the sea and of the Quiraing (there's also a footpath you can take to hike the Quiraing just up the hill from the cottage!) and your nearest neighbors are the McIntyre's sheep, whose soft bleeting will lull you to sleep. Peter and Catriona provided us with excellent information for making ourselves comfortable in their home and for exploring Skye. I highly recommend Ridge End Cottage and can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2019

  • "A cosy, yet spacious, and well appointed cottage in a stunning and tranquil location."

    The owners put in many thoughtful touches, particularly for our late evening arrival. The views from the master bedroom are the best I have ever experienced! The only minor issue (which is so insignificant it's only worth mentioning as its the ONLY thing between this cottage and absolute perfection) is that the fixed shower head is not well aligned so that most of the water just goes straight across the cubicle and down the wall. That being said, we absolutely adored our stay here and miss it already. We'll definitely be coming back to Syke, and we'll be sure to try for this cottage again too!

    Reviewed by RikkiMay 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location."

    Golden Eagles sighted from the cottage. Very well equipped for self catering. Always warm and cozy after a cold day out walking. We would definitely recommend and would love a return visit. Thank you Catriona and Peter for a wonderful week we will all remember for a very long time.

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2019

  • "Excellent but comfort marked down as upstairs double bed mattress desperately needs renewing."

    Reviewed by JasonMar 2019

  • "We had a great stay at Ridge End Cottage and found it very comfortable and cosy."

    The kitchen is well equipped and spotlessly clean. We had fresh local eggs and a tea, coffee, milk supply to get us started. Catriona and Peter also went the extra mile and came to our rescue one evening when the DVD player would no longer work bringing their own DVD player as a replacement. We could not ask for better customer service. The weather gods smiled on us and we had fine, unseasonably warm conditions to explore this stunning island. Thank you and we would highly recommend a stay at Ridge End Cottage to explore this beautiful part of Skye.

    Reviewed by CatherineFeb 2019

  • "The cottage at Ridge End is just a wonderful little escape."

    The cottage is exceptional. It has more than anything you will need for your stay - the kitchen is stocked like a full kitchen - not just a few little broken utensils and mis-matched plates like you often get at rental homes, oodles of towels and blankets, and comfortable beds & furniture. The views are stunning and the location at the end of the Trotternish is a great starting point to see most of what’s what on Skye while still being away from it all - and any drive you do to get to things is breathtaking and part of the fun. Catriona was just lovely and always available with answers to questions. To sum it up: we booked 7 days and extended to 10 we loved it so much.

    Reviewed by NicoleJan 2019

  • "Fantastic place and people"

    Reviewed by AngelaDec 2018

  • "We Stayed at Ridge End Cottage in November, Even though the weather was very wet and windy at times we were very warm and cosy."

    The Cottage was superb, very clean with lovely furnishings and the kitchen has all the facilities you could want. The tv and internet were excellent for the long winter evenings. The views from the cottage are gorgeous. The bedrooms are lovely with very comfy beds and nice warm Quilts. The log fire was nice on the windy evenings and the owners provided a nice amount of logs for our first evening and also provided us with some lovely fudge which was a nice touch. Overall one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in. We hope to be back in the near future.

    Reviewed by ColinNov 2018

  • "Beautiful and very peaceful location."

    Cottage was amazing and very well equipped. Our little one loved upstairs bedroom. We had fantastic holidays in Ridge end cottage

    Reviewed by EwaOct 2018

  • "The owners are helpful and very friendly."

    We cannot fault the cottage in any way. It was very clean, tidy and comfortable and was perfect or us. The more remote a cottage is, the more we like it, so for us, the location was perfect.

    Reviewed by JoySep 2018

  • "The cottage is perfect!"

    Location, very secluded, well equipped and cosy. We loved the layout of it, definitively unique. A short walk to the coast, and a short drive to amnenites. The owners were very helpful, and regularly contacted me to make sure we were comfortable. We had a wonderful week, thank you!

    Reviewed by MuniraAug 2018

  • "Absolutely brilliant!"

    Our favourite place to stay hands down. We had 2 adults and 4 kids and it was perfect. Well equipped, clean, great location. You almost wanted the bad weather as an excuse to nest inside and enjoy. Loved it.

    Reviewed by DuncanJul 2018

  • "The cottage was super clean and cosy."

    The location is perfect for exploring the Isle of Skye throughout. We had a very peaceful and relaxing stay. The owners were very helpful and were prepared to go out of their way to help us (we were in need to european socket adapters). Would recommend to stay at this cottage for anyone.

    Reviewed by MaigaJul 2018

  • "Owners were lovely."

    I ended up calling them twice (before the trip to arrange key pickup as we were potentially arriving late and another time to check how to turn the heating on which was our own fault as we’d accidentally knocked it off!) and both times, they were more than happy to help and really warm and friendly. Lovely little touches in the cottage. Stunning location. Warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by KateJun 2018

  • "This is an absolutely brilliant cottage and our stay at Skye was amazing, this cottage being one of the reasons."

    It's so well maintained and all the modern amenities are present in a perfect scottish setting. The small bedroom in the attic space is so spacious, this was our favourite sleeping space on our entire holiday in Scotland. Highly recommend this place and the hostess.

    Reviewed by AnirudhaMay 2018

  • "Perfect home from home, spotlessly clean and very cosy and welcoming."

    Fantastic cottage.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2017

  • "Beautiful location, fabulous cottage."

    A wonderful weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2017

  • "Spacious cottage with amazing views in every direction."

    Six of us stayed here, four adults and two children, plenty of room for all without feeling on top of each other. Woodburner in the open plan living room/dining/kitchen. Mezzanine bedroom (big enough for double bed plus sofas!) above living room had superb views over the rural countryside, mountains in the distance. Two other large bedrooms (one double, other twin) and a modern bathroom. This is the perfect base to enjoy peace and tranquillity. Evening strolls at Duntulm castle ruins as the sun disappears, Uig coastal village for real ale and exploring the fairy glens, or hiking the magestic Storr are not to be missed. I wish I lived closer to this beautiful part of the country. Highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by SadieOct 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage set in a stunning location."

    Not the most central, but if you're looking for a quite retreat with wonderful views this is the place. Upstairs bed needs a more comfortable mattress but slept well all the same. We will be back!

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2017

  • "The cottage and location both exceeded expectations!"

    Wow.

    Reviewed by NellekeJul 2017

  • "It was a great cottage and very helpful people."

    Peaceful,comfortable ,and well located.We recommend it very much.

    Reviewed by MarinaMay 2017

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in a gorgeous part of the world ."

    We felt we were up in the sky in the Isle of Skye .

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2017

  • "One of the best equipped holiday cottages ever."

    Catriona was really helpful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ridge end Cottage to other people.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage with every amenity required."

    Safety measures put in place for my 2 year old. Fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by LynseyOct 2016

  • "Ridge End Cottage is a lot nicer than internet pictures, hence pleasant surprise."

    One week is too short, if the weather is bad as we had it( can't change that). Loved every minute of it even the wild windy days. Would highly recommend the cottage and the location, lots of farm animals and wild life to see as long as you are prepared for 4 seasons in week!

    Reviewed by EijaSep 2016

  • "Very comfortable accommodation in a great remote location."

    House is well stocked with utensils crockery etc. The mezzanine bedroom is wonderful! Satellite TV is provided (should this be important to you) but be aware this can be easily disrupted should the weather turn nasty and due to the location it will not be so easy for the proprietor to fix. Fortunately Skye is such a beautiful place, for us the lack of Sky TV was not a major loss. All in all a great holiday base and would definitely consider booking Ridge End again.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x spacious mezzanine double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, folding table & 6 chairs, & sitting area with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner in sitting area
  • Gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky+, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, stairgate & highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Small enclosed garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, two pubs 2 miles
  • Please note that there is a pod near to this property that sleeps 2 (reference 1025275) so they can be booked together for added flexibility if required

The property

Situated in the scattered and isolated crofting township of Conista, within the surrounds of Duntulm, in the far north of the Trotternish Peninsula of Skye, Ridge End Cottage enjoys spectacular views over tranquil crofts to the sea and distant mountains.

Unusually designed, the traditional, whitewashed exterior of this detached cottage belies its modern décor, with a cathedral ceiling and a mezzanine bedroom.

The high standard of craftsmanship, cosy furnishings and amount of wood used give a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

With great hill and coastal walking, and boat trips nearby, the cottage is an ideal wildlife and birdwatcher's retreat.

The elusive corncrake inhabits a number of crofting meadows nearby, and a sighting of the rare merlin is possible.

Along the seashore and lochs, otters and seals patrol the sheltered bays.

Seabirds including diving gannets, cormorants, guillemots and puffins abound.

A stay at Ridge End Cottage promises to be a memorable holiday indeed.

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About the location

CONISTA

Staffin 6 miles; Uig 10 miles; Portree 25 miles.

Comprising of a few, traditionally whitewashed cottages, the scattered crofting township of Conista is situated within the area known as Duntulm, on the Trotternish Peninsula in the far north of the Isle of Skye. Duntulm is named after a steep rocky headland where the ruins of Duntulm Castle can be clearly seen. Conista is 10 miles from the village of Uig - the gateway port to the Outer Hebrides - and 6 miles from the village of Staffin. Both Staffin and Uig offer a small range of shops and local amenities. Trotternish is the northern peninsula of Skye, dominated by the Trotternish Ridge ranging from the imposing monolith of the 'Old Man of Storr' to the geological phenomenon that is the Quirang. The area offers excellent walking country, boasting breathtaking views including the Kilt Rock viewpoint, to the south of Staffin, with its dramatic waterfall. Many seabirds use the steep cliffs here in early summer, including the Fulmar, often seen circling the cliff tops at eye level. A fantastic location for exploring this mystical Isle.

Please note that there is a pod near to this property that sleeps 2 (reference 1025275) so they can be booked together for added flexibility if required.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas