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  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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92 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful time this week."

    An amazing place with stunning views. The cottage was very clean and well equipped with all necessary facilities. Perfect place to relax before heading out into the wilds!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2024

  • "Stunning place with stunning views a great place to relax and just chill, no complaints whatsoever."

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our second stay at Skipaflotta, and it will not be our last."

    A beautiful house set in the midst of perhaps the best view in the UK. We were blessed with largely excellent weather on this visit but, having stayed at Skipaflotta before when the weather was truly wild, I can categorically say that this is a lovely place to stay no matter what weather you encounter. A wonderful week!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic holiday home, immaculately presented, and cosy with fantastic views!"

    What a peaceful location, can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "Superb holiday let."

    Has all the facilities for a perfect stay. The very helpfull hosts make you feel at home.

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Jan 2024

  • "A beautiful property and everything we’d hoped for !"

    Warm , comfortable and well set out for returning from long walks and days out ! Facilities were great with everything we needed! Thankyou to Peter and Elizabeth for their hospitality and knowledge of the area !!

    Reviewed by Les5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful property and a great base for exploring the far north-west of Scotland."

    Such stunning views of the coast and country and the ever changing vista. Beautiful deserted beaches close by. The path leading to Sandwood Bay starts from just along the road. Plenty of short walks to enjoy if the long trek to Sandwood doesn’t appeal! Skipaflotta is certainly ‘Far from the maddening crowds’ and a great place to find peace and rest. With no light pollution, the large velux windows give the opportunity to lay in bed and star gaze and, if you’re lucky (and we were) see the aurora too! Probably one the best holiday properties we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Skipaflotta is a wonderful home with all the home comforts it also has views to rival any in the world."

    Just sat on the balcony deck in total peace and tranquility. Hosts Peter and Elizabeth were a delight. Thank you for a fantastic holiday, Dave and Linda.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Even better than we’d imagined."

    It was so well equipped, clean, spacious and the views were fantastic. 4 amazing beaches in walking distance. Hosts were very friendly, helpful and respected our privacy.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Skipaflotta."

    The house is wonderful - comfortable and very well maintained and equipped. Elizabeth and Peter are the perfect hosts. The house is in a great location and we were very lucky with the weather. We cannot recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by Cecilia5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the best holiday cottage we have stayed in;- stylish, clean, comfortable, spacious, well-equipped and furnished."

    The view from the windows/terrace is great, weather permitting, and the hosts are friendly and helpful when needed, but don't intrude. There are beautiful beaches within a few minutes walk or drive - no need to take the long walk to Sandwood Bay. It takes about 15 minutes to get back to the A838 main road, but Durness and Scourie or Tarbet are quickly reached and there is plenty to do without going so far.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Our second stay, it is still perfect"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    It had everything needed for a really relaxing holiday in such a lovely and peaceful location. It was so comfortable, and we had the best nights sleep so peaceful. The views from each window were truly beautiful. The hosts were such a lovely couple. We found we did not have to go far to appreciate this wild and beautiful area. We would highly recommend a holiday here. We have stayed it quite a few holiday cottages over the years and this one is right on the top off our list. Thanks to you both for our perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Skipaflotta."

    The open plan living area was lovely and the bedrooms were very comfortable. The views were stunning and the house was very well situated for the surrounding beaches. All the equipment was to a high standard.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Stunning views and a stunning property."

    Elisabeth and Peter were fantastic host and extremely knowledgeable of the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Leeanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulously well kept holiday property in a remote but stunning location."

    Owners are superb so helpful. Will go again.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property, so well maintained with a fantastic location a short walk from beautiful beaches."

    Remote and quiet, just perfect. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "As always we were so sad to leave Skipaflotta , it is truly a home from home ."

    we cannot recommend Skipaflotta high enough , it is an excellent base for a relaxing getaway in the north west . The property is spotless , offers everything you could need and really does feel like home . Of course it is not just the property and scenery that make this such a special place , Elisabeth and Peter ( owners) are the most wonderful couple who go out of their way to make you feel so welcome . I genuinely believe there is little they would not help you enjoy your stay . Until the next time .

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Feb 2023

  • "Skipaflotta is a wonderful place, in a beautiful setting and the owners - Elizabeth and Peter - could not be more helpful or generous."

    This was genuinely a wonderful holiday that meant the world to my mum - and to me. So, it was mission accomplished! We hope to return again soon, at a different time of year - but it was a really lovely to see a place so familiar to us in the spring through the winter - especially in such a gorgeous, warm and welcoming place.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jan 2023

  • "100% perfect stay, thank you!"

    Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable honeymoon in Skipaflota!"

    The accommodation was perfect. Very clean, very comfy and a few essentials were provided. Plenty of information about the local area, which proved to be extremely useful. Peter & Elisabeth are lovely! We had logs left by the front door on a regular basis which was a very nice touch. I couldn’t recommend this place more! It’s exactly what you want if you’re looking for a walking holiday in the highlands but also looking to escape the busy city life for a while! We will defiantly will be back at some point.

    Reviewed by Fletcher5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect cottage could not fault one thing."

    thank you once again Elizabeth and Peter.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautifully designed and well thought through building, a delight to stay in."

    Very comfortable home and the owners very kind and friendly. Location stunning and whole area. Highly recommend for peace, tranquility, relaxing or stepping out to experience the delights of nature. As hikers we also found plenty to challenge us!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2022

  • "Skipaflotta is a beautiful holiday home."

    Elizabeth and Peter have provided everything you need to an extremely high standard. The house was spotlessly clean, well equipped and warm and welcoming. The views are lovely. It is probably the best home we have stayed in. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable, clean and spacious, with astonishing views and location."

    One of the best places we have stayed, by far.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything is very good."

    Great location. Very clean. Stylish house. Accommodating hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Hartmut5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a wonderful location with lovely hosts."

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect place to explore the North-West."

    My favorite was the master bedroom. Three windows and three different views of outstanding landscape. Thank you again for a perfect week

    Reviewed by Holger5.0May 2022

  • "All that it was advertised as and more ."

    A special place . Beautiful views , plenty of walking without having to take the car . Hosts available if needed but unobtrusive otherwise. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2022

  • "Wonderful place for an “away from it all” holiday."

    The hosts were welcoming, friendly and helpful; the accommodation was clean, spacious, and had all the facilities you might need. The scenery and views were stupendous (we were very lucky with the weather). A very special place.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Skipaflotta."

    The house is beautiful, with amazing views across the Assynt mountains. The house is beautifully furnished, really well equipped and immaculately clean and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The location is fantastic, with the beaches of Oldshoremore, Pollin and Sandwood Bay all within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Skipaflotta isa top notch cottage in a very wild and rural area."

    Owners couldn't be more helpful. It's super. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jan 2022

  • "As always being at Skipaflotta is just like being home - From the moment we walk through the door , it takes no time to settle in ."

    The house is fantastic , no doubt , but it is Elisabeth and Peter that make is truly special . So special that We spent our Honeymoon at Skipaflotta and have already booked to return for a special birthday . The only drawback is we have to wait a whole year . Cannot recommend Skipaflotta enough .

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Nov 2021

  • "Second stay at Skippaflotta and had a wonderful week again."

    Really lovely cottage in a stunning area, worth the journey. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2021

  • "We spent another perfect holiday in comfortable, familiar surroundings."

    We were looking forward to staying at Skipaflotta again as we know the house to be spotless, bright and well equipped. The weather has no bearing on the enjoyment of the place, it is good to be warm and cosy watching the weather fronts come in and out through the huge windows. We walked loads during our stay, doing the headlands this time as we walked to Sandwood Bay the last time. We picked our way over the many paths from one beach or pier to the next and back the road. Fantastic views. We also walked up part of the Old Peat Road, will do more the next time. Stocking up in Ullapool and topping up at the Spar in Kinlochbervie saw us through the week. Thank you and well done Elisabeth and Peter for keeping your high standards in difficult times. Kind regards.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Everything was exceptional."

    The comfort, cleanliness, the location. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. The only con was the WiFi and phone reception which were poor whilst we were there .

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Sep 2021

  • "Skipaflotta is an exceptional house in an exceptionally location."

    The owners have thought of everything that a guest could want in terms of comfort, equipment and facilities. The place was spotless and the owners very friendly and helpful. If you are looking for peace and tranquility in beautiful yet dramatic surrounding then this is the place. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a beautifully appointed holiday cottage ."

    It is modern open plan spacious with well equipped kitchen and log burner . The views are superb; open the windows and you hear the crashing waves. If weather is not great you can cosy down and watch the weather sweep by . When it’s sunny the beaches and headlands are just down the road . Highly recommend for a family break

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2021

  • "A wonderful location in the highlands with great views and walking distance of a couple of lovely beaches."

    House is clean and comfortable and the owners who live next door are such lovely people. Shop and cafe nearby (well as nearby as places can be in the Highlands).

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Aug 2021

  • "Skipaflotta is an excellent Holiday Cottage in an area of outstanding beauty."

    The owners where welcoming and the spacious property, which is finished to a very high standard, was carefully and thoughtfully prepared for our arrival. Skipaflotta is a perfect base for discovering the north west Scottish Highlands with many must see locations nearby.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2021

  • "A very nice spacious cottage with lovely views and lovely beaches close by and nice walks."

    A lovely cottage to chill out.

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Jul 2021

  • "We could not fault our holiday."

    The location is stunning, the house is spotlessly clean, spacious and furnished to a high standard - comfy beds, soft cotton bedding, plenty of fluffy white towels, good quality pans etc. A real treat.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location and the house was more than we expected."

    The photographs look good on the website but they really don't do it justice. We will definitely return here. Perfect base for walking and just close enough for local services. The hosts are very helpful and not in any way intrusive even though they stay next door. Would highly recommend this house and the location,

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect, spotlessly clean, lovely location and lovely owners."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2020

  • "More than exceeded expectations that were high to start with."

    Would highly recommend Elisabeth and Peter’s Skipaflotta. Superb views, superb hosts, superb accommodation.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "We really appreciated the response to Covid_19 from Sykes Cottages, who managed the re-booking process quickly and efficiently, and our hosts, who took great care to ensure that the property was safe for our use."

    Our hosts were very thoughtful and provided everything we needed for a lovely holiday. We would recommend Skippaflotta very highly. The cottage is comfortable, warm and beautifully situated, and there is lots to see and do nearby.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Skipaflotta."

    The accommodation was perfect with great views too! Peter and Elisabeth (who live next door) were great hosts - they were there if we needed anything but also gave us our privacy to enjoy our holiday. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting a truly relaxing time away, and enjoys beautiful walks by the sea!

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2020

  • "Skippaflotta was absolutely wonderful."

    Clean, warm and well cared for. Splendid views. No issues at all. Will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owners of the cottage, Pete and Elizabeth were great with local knowledge."

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Sep 2020

  • "Our third stay at Skipaflotta!"

    We had two weeks of glorious weather in this incredible landscape. The property is beautiful, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. Peter and Elizabeth are the perfect hosts and couldn’t have done more for us. Always helpful and full of tips for things to do in the area. It’s a great area for hill walking but don’t miss the amazing beaches if the weather is nice and definitely take on the walk to Sandwood Bay. For eating I would recommend the Kylesku Hotel and the Fish Shack in Ullapool with the Gelato Ullapool ice cream parlour across the street, along with quirky shopping at the Balnakiel Craft Village in Durness. We will be back again soon

    Reviewed by Rehna5.0Aug 2020

  • "I originally stayed at Skipaflotta in January of this year (2020) and consequently this time it met rather than exceeded my expectations."

    The fact that I returned this July speaks for itself. Its a lovely house light airy and comfortable, with spectacular views in a wonderful location. Peter and Elizabeth, the owners could not be more kind, helpful, thoughtful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2020

  • "Amazing, beautiful, wonderful place."

    Spotlessly clean, super well equipped with everything you could need (I needn’t have brought half the things I did, as they had them provided there, but I’ll know for next time). Peter & Elizabeth are wonderful, super helpful, very gracious and lovely hosts. Peter brought me a fresh bag of wood for the burner every day. And the location... just jaw droppingly stunning and beautiful. One of the most beautiful places on earth!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2020

  • "A big thank you to Elisabeth and Peter for their wonderful welcome and fabulous home!"

    An exceptional stay in a little corner of paradise, I'll come back one day!

    Reviewed by Virginie5.0Mar 2020

  • "Cottage was super."

    Nice and warm. Every morning, Peter delivered wood for the wood burner, marvellous. Views are stunning. Only the weather was bad....

    Reviewed by Albert5.0Feb 2020

  • "Owners were friendly and helpful."

    Facility had everything required and some more.

    Reviewed by Bp5.0Feb 2020

  • "The accomodation is absolutely delightful both downstairs and up."

    The living room/dining/kitchen area is light and airy with wonderful views down to the sea and the mountains beyond. It is made all the more comfortable and cosy, particularly in view of the 'Serious Scottish Weather' I encountered, by the excellent wood burning stove and plentiful supply of dry logs and kindling. The central heating was very efficient too. Both bedrooms are very pleasant and the double bed was comfortable. There's a nice bathroom upstairs and a practical and efficient shower room with a large radiator (useful for drying damp clothes) downstairs The property is incredibly clean and very well equipped with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher fridge as well as a freezer. There isplenty of cooking equipment, crockery, cutlery and glassware. The satellite TV worked fine as did the Wi Fi which given the remote location was inevitably on the slow side. Peter and Elizabeth could not have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful. Thank you both.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jan 2020

  • "Peter and Elizabeth are a lovely couple and made it a magical Christmas for us in the rugged beauty of the highlands."

    Skippaflotta is a beautiful property which has a well equipped kitchen which left us wanting for nothing more to cook our Christmas feast!.The views around the property are breathtaking and the added bonus of being able to order from tescos online despite being in the middle of nowhere!!.Thankyou again for letting us charge up the car onsite,The beautiful and totally unexpected surprise of the hamper of goodies upon our arrival and the Christmas tree and decorations you put up just made it even more special for us...We will be back to explore again!!....Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts,Simon,Kathy and Spencer.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2019

  • "Superb quality accommodation, very high quality finish and well presented."

    Great open plan design, ideal for families and friends. Well stocked kitchen, comfortable living area and spacious bedrooms. Wonderful location, tremendous views from every window and very friendly owners. Outstanding property and memorable holiday for all.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2019

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Nov 2019

  • "It was perfect in every way."

    Stop looking for a place to stay in the Northern Highlands because you’ve found it!

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2019

  • "North Highlands are so beautiful!"

    ! Cottage/house, very luxury Location, so quiet and beautiful Peter and Elisabeth..:-)...many thanks for everything and for allowing us to stay in your house

    Reviewed by Pascal5.0Sep 2019

  • "A fantastic house in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "The owners are lovely people and made us most welcome."

    Firewood and kindling delivered to our door. The accommodation was absolutely spotless and well equipped including lots of towels, tea towels and a couple of beach towels too. Wildlife on the doorstep and fabulous views from the decking. Lots to do and explore near there. We can fully recommend a holiday at Skipaflotta and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Aug 2019

  • "Not only the house was fantastic."

    Also Elizabeth & Paul are very friendly and warm people. And the area...... I can't discribe it, except wonderfull and so quiet. 7 night was by far not enough.

    Reviewed by Albert4.4Jul 2019

  • "Its a beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    Its also very well equipped, so that more or less any requirement we could possibly have had - would have been met. As it was, I came back from a 3 day backpacking trip, cold and wet, and it was no problem to wash and dry clothes. Thoroughly enjoyed the wood burning stove (yes, the weather in this remote corner of Scotland can demand that even in July). And it was a further delight to sit at the dining table and watch the waves breaking on the rocky islands out to sea.....

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2019

  • "House very comfortable, hosts very friendly, view of sea and mountains beyond expectations."

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in a spectacular location."

    Views from the property exceeded our expectations. Very comfortable and lovely hosts to settle us in. Would highly recommend. Only comment would be to revise directions to cottage to sign post the turn down to cottage on arrival. Plenty to do in the immediate area and beyond to Durness and Handa island.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fabulous accommodation in an amazing place."

    Views to die for! The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The hosts who live next door are friendly and very helpful. We had fabulous weather but the house is so comfortable that you could have a good holiday even if bad weather. Wood stove, Sky tv, games etc. We are planning to return some day.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7May 2019

  • "This is our second visit."

    Location is excellent and plenty of easy walking to the beaches locally together with more strenous walking further along the coast and slightly further afield on the mountains. The cottage has everything we needed, very well equipped. Views are excellent. Nice sun rises and good stars at night. Last year we enjoyed the woodburner but this year the weather was just too good to allow us to use it. There is internet but the speed is limited.

    Reviewed by Gwyn5.0Apr 2019

  • "Amazing Holiday home, beat all expectations."

    Log burner alight on arrival. Hosts who live next door very welcoming. Place was spotless and well presented. Cant wait to return and if it ever came up for sale as a business id buy it in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fabulous, cosy and well kept cottage in beautiful area."

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2018

  • "This property was so good we booked another week while we were there ."

    The owners , Peter and Elisabeth , stay next door are on hand if there are any queries but are not intrusive at all and leave you to enjoy your holiday . In fact they are fanatastic people who were willing to put themselves out to help us with a wee problem we had with out car . The actual property is private and superbly laid out with everything you could ever need to have a wonderful break , including the view .

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Nov 2018

  • "The house was beautifuly presented and immaculate."

    The owners were extremely kind, helpful and friendly. And the views were spectacular. A wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Nov 2018

  • "Cottage was was brilliant and really made our holiday special and relaxing."

    Surrounded by untouched beaches and natural scenery , what more could we ask for.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2018

  • "Skipaflotta is a truly lovely house in a stunning location."

    The owners, Peter & Elizabeth, have equipped it with thought and care, and were very helpful throughout our stay. So, even when the weather cuts up a bit rough (and it certainly can), it is still a joy to be staying there.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2018

  • "Skippaflotta is a wonderful and unique property."

    Built by the owner it has stunning views from the open plan ground floor area out onto the hills and the distant Atlantic. The property is beautifully fitted out and has everything required to ensure a comfortable stay at any time of the year

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2018

  • "Can recommend this cottage as being well appointed and very clean."

    Loved the bedroom windows in the roof - perfect for hearing the rain beating down most nights.Gorgeous big window in the living area which looked out on a perfect coastal view. Perfectly placed for walking to Sandwood bay as you can see the carpark from the kitchen window .We are certainly planning to go back .

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Sep 2018

  • "Skipaflotta is an amazing home with a stunning view."

    Extremely lovely hosts, everything you could possibly want for a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Arlene5.0Sep 2018

  • "We have just got back from an amazing stay at Skipaflotta."

    It looked lovely on the website and when we arrived we were blown away by the place itself and the surroundings. It has everything you could possibly want/need and it is lovely and clean and cosy. The whole place is really light because it has perfectly positioned windows (downstairs has the whole of oneside of the house with one giant window - the view out of which is spectacular - and the sofas are just in the right position for enjoying the view). The bedroom with a double bed has two walk in wardobes - such a treat! Lots of space for storage. A great entrance room/ utitlity room for putting all your wet things (if it rains but we had glorious sunshine as well as a bit of rain). Infact, it was lovely when it rained because we could sit on the sofa and drink hot chocolate and look at the atmospheric scenery! The owners were very friendly and helpful and left us some lovely shortbread on arrival and milk. Thank you so much. We can't wait for our next trip!!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2018

  • "Pristine, meticulously maintained property."

    Made us feel so comfortable and relaxed. It seemed sacrilegious to leave the house to explore the spectacular rugged highlands. However we looked forward to coming back to be enveloped in Skipaflotta’s sumptuous confines. Ideally situated to explore East Sutherland which rewards you in every nook and cranny for having made the journey. Glorious unspoilt beaches, (Oldshoremore being my favourite) and a landscape that is a sensory assault in wonderment. I thoroughly recommend Skipaflotta and the Far North Highlands

    Reviewed by Shelly5.0Aug 2018

  • "This is a beautiful property in an amazing location."

    Fabulous views and spectacular deserted beaches within easy walking distance. The house itself is really spacious, all equipment and furniture of the highest standard, and the owners very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2018

  • "Amazing house in a beautiful location, Will definitely return."

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Aug 2018

  • "Perfect location for long walks along the coastal paths, even Sandwood Bay was walking distance as the house is near the car park."

    Very modern and excellently equipped house, fabulous views and the owners were first class. I would totally recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had the best time, it is in a beautiful location and everything we needed was right there for us, we've been back 1 day and already recommended it!"

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent accomodation, spotlessly clean, beautiful views, very helpful and ..."

    Excellent accomodation, spotlessly clean, beautiful views, very helpful and friendly owners, nothing a bothet to them, but extremely remote location (well aware of this before booking) would say transport is essential, an ideal place for walkers

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4Apr 2018

  • "Superb location but no phone signal and the wi-fi is very intermittent"

    Reviewed by Mervyn5.0Mar 2018

  • "Wonderful,amazing, bright, spacious modern cottage."

    Warm , everything you need and fantastic views. Lovely owners who couldn't be more helpful. Will definitely be returning !

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2018

  • "Skipaflotta was just stunning."

    The drive there from the NW England was long and in wintry conditions interesting, but definitely worth all the effort, taking us about 9 hours in all. We arrived in day light and were over the moon with the property , it's look and feel were everything that we had hoped for. Our two children were delighted with the big open plan living area and their smart and cosy bedroom. The views from from the house were amazing and we had to take turns at meals to sit with our backs to the view as everyone wanted a view seat. The house was lovely and modern which meant always a good temperature and a great base to come back to each day. Everything about the house seemed well thought out, with a great entrance porch / utility area to get rid of outdoor clothing etc and space to store our rather copious amounts of stuff! The living are was light and spacious with some great sofas ( especially a round one which rotates which was definitely a hit) . Even the kitchen, which can be a bit of an afterthought in some properties, was well designed and had loads of things which we hadn't expected and made cooking easy. Elisabeth and Peter were charming and thoughtful with regular top up supplies of wood and kindling when needed ( the fire was a luxury rather than a necessity, and certainly added that cosy factor).We had some great days out including walking to sandwood bay which was stunning , remote and wild , a couple of days kayaking and walking around loch Laxford where we saw sea otters , a golden eagle and white tailed sea eagle and lots of seals not to mention all of the other bird life . The bay's nearby are just stunning and an easy if somewhat windy walk from the house or a short drive ( oldshoremore ) . We also made use of The Spice Route takeaway service on one night which was brilliant, and just a short drive to collect ( order a day or so before) . The local Spar in Kinlochbervie was well stocked and although we brought most things would have easily catered for anything we needed. The only down side would have been the broadband connection which was slow ( but remember where this house is and you will see why) but serviceable and was more than combatted by a box of DVDs which we had brought with us and a DVDs player which Peter sorted out for us( a big thank you) . Phone reception as you would expect was poor generally, but great if you wanted to throw you phone in the drawer for the week which we did ! Finally a really big thank you to our hosts for an amazing holiday in a stunning place with such a wonderful property. We will be back

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2017

  • "This holiday cottage is beautiful and in a spectacular location, we arrived in pitch black on a freezing November night after a very long drive and the owner met us on arrival and helped unload the car and showed us round the house."

    The wood burning stove was lit and the fairy lights were on making it very cosy and inviting. The house and everything in it is pristine and has everything you could possibly need and the owners are very friendly and helpful (not to mention the firewood fairy who kept us constantly topped up with logs for the fire left by they door every day!) plenty wildlife, beaches and walks right on your doorstep! Would love to come back and visit again!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Nov 2017

  • "Wonderful holiday, this is just the place if you want to get away from the stress of day to day life."

    Amazing place with amazing sea views. Skipaflotta is spotless and we had all we needed. The owners couldn't be nicer, we had access to as many logs for the log burner as we needed. We visited the gorgeous white sand beaches of Polin and Oldshoremore which were our favourites, and so close by. In Durness we visited Smoo cave which is a lovely free attraction with free parking. Just down the road from Smoo cave is Cocoa mountain where the hot chocolate was to die for! We also visited Ullapool where there is a large Tesco and fish and chip shop. The drive to Ullapool was very scenic from the property. We also drove to Tongue from Durness which had lovely mountain views. In the evening we were star gazing from the decked area outside or the upstairs velux windows. Lovely to sit in bed and see the stars, take some binoculars! We would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2017

  • "We, three generations, have just left the cottage where we have all had a lovely time."

    The cottage is of a very high spec and we could not find any faults with it. The bedding is lovely. The furnishings are very comfortable and stylish and kept in a colourscheme which compliments the natural colours outside. Everything works well. We were very lucky with the weather which might have flavoured our views, being able to spend whole days on Oldshoremore beach, but we also had one day with torrential rain and gail force winds when we just closed the doors and enjoyed the TV and reading. It is a long drive from the south of England, with minimum 2 stops on the way, but the scenery is just stunning. We found the road via Ullapool easier than the shorter route crossing from Inverness, via Lairg which is a single track road with passing places. The local Spar shop stocks most things required and a Fish Van supplies fresh fish and seafood to the cottage on a Wednesday morning.

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Aug 2017

  • "We really enjoyed this holiday."

    The house is wonderful and beautifully furnished with amazing views of the mountains all around you and the owners who live next door couldn't have been any more helpful. There are incredible beaches nearby and the nearest, Polin beach is walking distance while the others, including the famous Sandwood Bay are just a short distance away. A fish van stops outside the house on Wednesday mornings selling fantastic fish and seafood. We visited Handa Island where you can see Puffins and thousands of other sea birds nesting on the cliffs. The view back to the mainland as you complete your walk is amazing. I would definitely recommend the Shorehouse seafood restaurant, which is situated right next to the jetty in Tarbet from where you take the boat to the island and also the Old School restaurant, which you pass on the main road on your journey from the house to Handa There is a pony trekking centre within walking distance of the house, which my youngest son really enjoyed. Durness is a short drive away, it has a beautiful beach. You should also visit the Cocoa Mountain chocolate factory situated in the Balnakiel craft village and the fascinating Smoo Cave. Best of all is the scenery. A walk or drive in any direction will take your breath away, the view changing constantly as you go. I would particularly recommend the drive along the coast to Ullapool. We can't wait to visit again next year

    Reviewed by Rehna5.0Jul 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Property also has a charging point for electric cars.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Decked balcony
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Coast 10 minute walk.

The property

Kinlochbervie 4 miles.

An architecturally designed house providing something a little bit special!

One of two similar properties, the owners live next door, this spacious, bright and contemporary house will ensure a wonderful holiday in the remote north of Scotland.

This house would be ideal for a family group or group of friends who want to get away from it all to this unspoilt and stunningly beautiful part of Scotland.

The ground floor has a contemporary open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area from which the views can be really appreciated and a lovely sitting area set around a cosy woodburning stove.

There is a utility/boot room and ground floor shower room.

On the upper floor there are two bright bedrooms and a family bathroom.

On the pleasant evenings visitors will most certainly appreciate sitting on their private balcony and soaking up the views with a nice glass of wine or two!

It may be hard to leave such a lovely house but close by is the famous Sandwood Bay Beach reputedly the most beautiful beach in Britain.

The wild and spectacular Sandwood Bay is backed by huge sand dunes and a loch and visitors can enjoy a lovely walk, paddle in the clear blue water or even a picnic!

If you want to tour the area then why not head up to Durness the most north westerly point in mainland Scotland.

Whilst here you must visit the spectacular Smoo Cave, a combined sea and freshwater cave complex which you can explore by boat or by the path from the car park.

There is so much to see and do in this remote and beautiful area of Scotland and this lovely holiday home ensures an unbeatable holiday.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

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About the location


Durness 18 miles; Lairg 46 miles; Thurso 89 miles; Inverness 94 miles.

Situated in the far north west of Scotland, Kinlochbervie is the most northerly of all the fishing ports and boasts a large fish handling depot from where catches are dispatched throughout Europe. Because of this the roads in the surrounding area are first class! The area has a stunning rocky coastline which attracts many visitors throughout the year. The village itself has a well-stocked shop, a post office and hotels and restaurant that are open all year round. From here it is easy to access both Oldshoremore Beach and the more famous Sandwood Bay Beach which some claim is the most beautiful beach in Britain!