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House on the Cari

Broadford, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 929969)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "This house is wonderfully situated on the edge of a sea loch."

    The views were amazing to wake up to across to Scalpay. We were lucky to see sea otters at a distance and deer in the field across the road. The house had all the basic necessities needed for a stay as we were out travelling the island for most of the holiday. It’s an excellent base to explore from. All I will say is, don’t let the poor road conditions stop you from exploring… but the roads are really bad for pot holes so take your time! We do have some recommendations. The wifi/broadband is really poor which made it hard to connect even on our phones. The freeview on the tv kept freezing. We appreciate that location can interfere with this. We tried watching a movie in the other room on a DVD player but the sound was really bad with a constant high pitch noise, (the remote controls also don’t work. We changed the batteries and still nothing). It may be useful to have a freeview box with the other TV in the bigger room? The corner sofa and single bed mattresses were really uncomfortable and we had to switch to the third bedroom it was so uncomfortable. The door handle to the sliding doors is loose and difficult to click shut to lock. The siding of the decking has also come off, so had to try and keep the dogs away from the decking so they didn’t try to go under it. We didn’t see the sign about stripping the beds as it was under the fire safety sign until we were leaving. It might be useful to have that in the folder with info as the folder didn’t mention anything about stripping the beds.

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2022

  • "We’ve stayed in the property before and it still looks a bit tired in places."

    However, the location is stunning. The property is spacious and the beds are comfortable and immaculate. Two good showers. The dishwasher still doesn’t work, the kettle was leaking and the twin bedroom at the top of stairs needs blinds that fit or curtains. That said I would still return as a first choice property if visiting Skye in the future. Each morning at 5 two large deer would come into the garden to graze. A real bonus.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "The property is lovely; in an idyllic situation overlooking the shore."

    A good base for exploring Skye. The beds and towels were clean. Great heating system; with plenty of hot water. However, the cleanliness of kitchen, bathroom and shower room was unacceptable; the dishwasher is malfunctioning. The house would benefit from having a deep clean and some TLC. It seems that former reviews sent in flagging up these issues have not been acted on; despite the fact that Covid is still around.

    Reviewed by HarryApr 2022

  • "Cottage in lovely location but requires updating/decorating…."

    Some thorough cleaning needed, layers of dust in first sitting room and side table needed cleaned. Wheelie bin was full and we only managed to get one bin bag in.

    Reviewed by CarolynMar 2022

  • "We found the house comfortable and warm."

    It was unfortunate that the utility room was outside but that was only a minor inconvenience. It is not too far from Skye Bridge which we found useful as we arrived in heavy rain, strong wind and were all tired. Our comfortable beds were very welcome.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2022

  • "Settees need updating."

    They are ok but not comfy. Electric fire, we fixed as no bulb in which made it look cold. Dining room massive leek and smelt of damp, no TV reception in the better longe area. Down stairs shower room needed a good clean, to remove dirty grouting and dishwasher needs looking at as it comes up with an error 4. We managed to Google it, it has a sensor in the bottom of it and needs pulling out and tilting to move the water of the sensor. The views where lovely but sadly let down by dated condition of the interior.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely time exploring Skye from this cottage."

    The cottage is located in a stunning location on Loch na Cairidh & makes the most of its location by having large windows for you to enjoy the views. The house was very clean & tidy, the rooms spacious & the kitchen was well equipped. We found it strange that the larger lounge area that has the corner sofa in had a tv but it was not connected to a freeview / freesat box so could only be used to play DVDs (which we couldn't get to work). It's the only lounge that 6 people can sit in together & the one with the best views over the bay. Guests should be aware that check in is not until 6pm & for many months of the year that is in darkness. The road outside is the A87 & is a fast road for those vehicles that know it well so trying to find the property in the dark wasn't easy (the postcode covers a large area) & the directions that it's the 4th house on the right isn't much help in the dark. The house would benefit from a much stronger outside light & the parking is outside of the enclosed garden gate so is completely unlit. When we did park up the house is not called The House on The Cari on the gate but a Gaelic name so we were still not 100% sure we were at the correct place. Guests should also be made aware that the freezer is in an outbuilding with no lighting from the house so you need a torch to see your way around safely.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "We had to reschedule this holiday due to the pandemic and Sykes made it very easy for us to do so."

    The staff we spoke to were very helpful and friendly and called back with updates as promised. We had a wonderful time at the house. There were only two of us staying due to changes in circumstances from our booking and so it was very spacious. As mentioned in other reviews the house would benefit from some repairs and modernising but that did not affect our holiday at all. The views are magnificent.

    Reviewed by CeciliaJun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely setting, the cleanliness was the issue, the kitchen in particular was filthy food stains splashed on wall tiles kettle in cupboards!"

    No way was it cleaned to covid standards, I was shocked by how dirty it was and having to clean work surfaces kettle and fridge before we could use was not great.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2021

  • "A pleasant base to explore the Isle of Skye with ample off road parking, we got a nice warm welcome from the owners as well."

    Be sure to take some binoculars as there’s a good chance to sea otters and sea eagles. The Garden is large and fully enclosed which was perfect for our 2 pointers.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Spacious, comfortable cottage with a secure garden."

    The location was stunning. The only negative was the standard of cleaning in the kitchen. Some surfaces had obviously not been cleaned for some time and the fridge hadn’t been emptied. We cleaned the kitchen before unpacking our supplies. Other than that the house added to our enjoyment of our stay on Skye and we plan to return to the cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "No welcome pack, not even a pint of milk in the fridge."

    Uneven floor surface in the back living room. No instructions as to use of facilities. Outdated furniture. We come to Skye often and usually not in the same accommodation. The good thing about the house was it’s size and it had a great location.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2019

  • "Cottage was beautiful."

    Some small issue with repairs that were needed but I believe these were addressed as soon as we left. Could do with some white lines outside of parking area so that it is easier to see in the dark.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric fire
  • Freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, gas cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 2 x TV, selection of books, games and DVDs, and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn area and decked area with seating
  • 2 well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop within 3.2 miles
  • As this property is centrally located on the island and sits next to the A87 road, this gives convenient access to the whole island for sightseeing.

The property

A traditional croft house situated on the outskirts of the bustling village of Broadford, resting on the shores of Loch Na Cairidh.

House on the Cari is a spacious accommodation boasting a real home-from-home character and everything you could possibly need during a week-long break with your loved ones.

After soaking up the far-reaching views towards the Isle of Scalpay and the surrounding rolling countryside, be welcomed into a well-equipped kitchen, where the designated chef of the group will be delighted to find the necessary appliances to cater your own delicious evening meals during your holiday with loved ones.

Settle down for dinner within the formal dining room, where you can plan the days ahead over a glass of wine and admire the views from the window as you tuck into your home-cooked meal.

Look forward to curling up on the L-shaped sofa and tune into the TV, or if you seek an hour away from the rest of the group venture into the smaller sitting room where you can cosy up in front of the electric fireplace.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up to the staircase to find three well-presented bedrooms, each designed with a refreshing colour palette and ample storage space to house your personal belongings.

During the summer months, spend a moment or two within the garden area, where you and your loved ones can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining whilst your canine companions roam the spacious lawn.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful spot, venture to the village of Broadford where you will be delighted to find a selection of shops, hotels and colourful craft stalls, as well as a pier where you can enjoy boat trips and a spot of fishing.

Kylerhea, a designated Dark Sky Site, is surround by a large SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) because of its abundant wildlife, there are daily sightings from the house of seals, otters, dolphins and minkie whales, the resident sea eagles Victor and Orla and pine martins come to the patio doors every evening.

There are a multitude of birds including golden eagles on the ridges above the houses, Roe deer live in the trees near to the cottage while red deer are higher up the hill..

House on the Cari is a wonderful retreat for a family holiday to this corner of Scotland.

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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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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