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Erisco

Duntulm, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1012349)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing location, great views in all directions and wildlife all around."

    Cottage was as described and the welcome pack meant we didn't need to go out the first evening. Only thing lacking was an upstairs toilet. Would definitely consider staying there again if returning to Skye.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2022

  • "Last year we stayed in the Hunish cottage and it was superb."

    When we came home we immediately booked Erisco, since it is just the 2 of us with 2 dogs, and Hunish has so many bedrooms. We love the generous welcome package, the overall cleanliness of the place, and having someone like Klara close by if needed. Overall one of the best cottages we have stayed in.

    Thank you for the feedback! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Jo and Ben Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2022

  • "Had a great stay."

    The house was lovely and cosy and while the open fire wasn't needed for warmth, it made it special. Steep driveway caused an initial qualm, but we quickly got used to it.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2022

  • "Overall the cottage was well appointed and comfortable for the places we wanted ..."

    Overall the cottage was well appointed and comfortable for the places we wanted to visit great walk out to ruhba hunnish for stunning views of coast line and islands

    Reviewed by CameronOct 2021

  • "Lovely secluded location close to Uig ferry terminal which suited us."

    Facilities were good. Cottage was cozy and comfortable. Decor was very dated and could do with some modernisation and beds were a little uncomfortable. It was warm and with nice views worked well for us for a short break. Appreciated the welcome pack especially for the dog! Ended help with the TV and got a very quick response which was appreciated.

    Reviewed by MoiraOct 2021

  • "We had a wonderful relaxing holiday in ERISCO."

    Lots of places to visit and great walks in this area of Skye. House was lovely to come back too at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was perfectly comfortable. We appreciated the extras such as the welcome pack for the dog and the bottle of wine. If you like staying in remote, quiet places then we would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by BenjaminSep 2021

  • "Fantastic location with beautiful views."

    Accommodation was clean and extremely well equipped. Comfortable beds. Provided treats and other supplies for the dog. Everything you could possibly want was provided. Cleaning supplies, towels, games, toys, local information, basic essentials. Very homely and welcoming

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully situated and extremely well equipped."

    It was so nice to have lots of the bits and pieces that make a self-catered holiday easy already thought of - cleaning spray, soap, batteries - these just make life that much simpler and mean less incidental shopping. The welcome pack has been mentioned by many previous visitors and we also really appreciated that. The doggy welcome pack was brilliant, thank you! We didn't need to use the dog bath but it was fantastic to know it was there. There are only two or three little niggles or suggestions. First, holiday rental homes often have huge freezers. I think a smaller freezer and bigger fridge might be more useful for lots for us? Just a thought. The cottage was very comfortable on the whole but the sitting room/lounge seating is pretty knackered and not great for sitting on. Luckily we had amazing weather so didn't need to much anyway. The last point, and I think this really might do with being addressed if the property is to be marketed as being dog-friendly, is that it's not secure for dogs. I completely appreciate that pets should be supervised at all times, and ours was, but even so, dogs like us are easily adept at bolting, wriggling under chicken wire fencing, getting through/under gaps in gates etc, so we were in a state of high alert every time either the front or back door was open. I reckon this could be adjusted pretty easily or - and the alternative would be perfectly reasonable! - just make it clear in the description that the property is dog-friendly IF your dog isn't young/an idiot/extremely curious/the runaway type etc. It was just a slightly stressful combination for us! These gripes aside, the place is absolutely great and I highly recommend. Thanks so much!

    Reviewed by GeraldineAug 2021

  • "Had an absolutely wonderful time."

    It is so peaceful and quiet. Intermittent wifi meant we spent time talking and playing games. Very good walking and with the long evenings and early sunrise it meant lots of time to explore. The wind and rain on a couple of nights made you aware of how cosy the cottage was. The sheep in the garden was an extra bonus although the dogs wanted to go and play with them. The welcome pack was gratefully received.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in an amazing place."

    We were lucky with the weather, which was glorious, however it wouldn’t have mattered. The situation was perfect for us. Views and calmness for the adults and WiFi for the kids. Cottage was clean, cozy and fully equipped. We drove overnight and the welcome pack was greatly appreciated. Plus the owners were staying up there too. Jo’s helpful tips made the holiday even more enjoyable.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2021

  • "The cottage was a dream."

    Lovely welcome pack, very comfortable and warm with good sea views. Very quiet but not too remote. The added bonus, for us as dog owners, was that one you had got the sheep out of the garde ( Easy Peasy) we had an enclosed area of over halkf an acre to excercise the dogs.

    Reviewed by RolandMay 2021

  • "The comfort of the house was great."

    Reviewed by JoleneOct 2020

  • "A super cottage which was well equipped and very cosy."

    Lovely location too with lots of interesting places near by and the most amazing stars at night.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2019

  • "The on-site staff were great - a credit to your organisation."

    It was nice to have the welcome pack and to get advice on other issues. Three generations of family were at the cottage and all found things to do despite variable weather. The cottage was warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful spot."

    We found it quite hard to find in the dark so some better directions and advice (such as bringing a torch) would have been helpful. Otherwise, had a lovely stay, the provisions were very welcome also but as we didn’t know they would be there we brought our own so some were wasted.. So, great place but just needs some extra information.

    Reviewed by ShaziaSep 2019

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double bed, 1 x bunk bed, and 1 x twin room
  • Ground Floor cloakroom with WC and hand basin
  • 1 x Ground Floor bathroom with shower, WC, hand basin, and heated towel rail
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, and Books, games, TV, Netflix and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stair gates available
  • Off-road parking
  • Small gravelled area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 4.2 miles, Shop 7.1 miles

The property

Erisco is a superb former coastguard cottage resting in the township of Duntulm, on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.

Authentically Scottish, this property holds a traditional theme throughout; upon entering, you will find a ground floor cloakroom, with a WC and hand basin..

Next to this is a functional kitchen for all your culinary needs, which includes a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge, freezer and an electric cooker, perfect for cooking up delicious dinners the whole family will enjoy.

Following from the kitchen, enjoy a hot chocolate and a film beside the warming open fire that fills the sitting room, along with ample seating for six, a coffee table, books, games and a TV with Netflix, fitting for a cosy night in!

Placed next to the sitting room is a quaint, traditional dining room, the ideal place to gather and share a delightful family meal.

Climb the stairs to the first floor and you'll find a small, homely bunk room and snug twin room, ideal for younger guests, plus a double bedroom with ample storage space, as well as breathtaking freshwater loch and coastal views that do not disappoint and a family bathroom.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1008529, together sleeping up to 15 people.

Duntulm Coastguard Cottages

Enjoying a coastal position on the North of Isle of Skye, within the endearing township of Duntulm are a pair of traditional cottages, Hunish and Erisco. Each cottage boasts a spacious interior and offers a superb base for a large group of couples, friends and families seeking to explore this majestic part of Scotland, carved by its moorland riddled streams, an abundance of wildlife and a choice of activities to suit a group of all ages and tastes. The cottages come with well-equipped kitchens where you will be able to prepare delicious home-cooked meals, whilst the sitting rooms offer a tranquil space to unwind in front of a warming open fire. After an action-packed afternoon, be spoilt for choice by the well-presented bedrooms that await you situated across each property, designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group. If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic setting, visit the wonderfully historic Duntulm Castle, of which only fragments of the former castle remain and offers a look into historical architecture, and far-reaching views across the sheer cliffs and the coastline. It gives great access across the thriving countryside, with ample opportunities for some walking and cycling. Should you wish to, your coastal location makes it easy to get involved with a variety of watersports activities, including fishing, sailing and even kayaking. Further afield, you will find access to several striking areas of interest, including Portree Harbour, Lealt Falls, Loch Portree, Duntulm sea viewpoint and Ben Tianavaig, with its fine hill walks and stunning coastal position. For your amenities, head to the bustling capital town of Portree to find an array of interesting shops and eateries, with some particularly specialising in freshly caught seafood to enjoy. During the spring and summer months, Portree offers informative wildlife cruises for visitors, where you can learn about the surrounding area and spot a variety of beautiful native animals, including puffins, dolphins, seals, otters, and golden eagles. A haven for walkers, the fabulous Trotternish Ridge with the famous and majestic Quiraing as its dramatic centrepiece is also within easy reach. Bring your family to Duntulm Coastguard Cottages for a memorable stay in this spectacular region of Scotland.

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About the location

DUNTULM

Staffin 8.1 miles; Uig 8.9 miles

Resting on the North of the Trotternish Peninsula is the small village of Duntulm, on the majestic land of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. Here you will find the remains of Duntulm Castle which was thought to have been a dun, or broch. This castle is nestled on a sheer cliff and can be reached by a well-made coastal path, promising breath-taking coastal views which looks across The Minch to the Isle of Lewis. For local amenities a short car journey will bring you to the coastal village of Staffin, where you will find a choice of restaurants, two shops, a part time opening Post Office, as well as a Staffin Slipway for sailing enthusiasts and the only sandy beach in the north of Skye. Further afield attractions upon this part of the isle include the 674-meter-tall landslip and the Quiraing, both offering superb walks amidst breath-taking scenery. Duntulm is a majestic location for exploring this pretty part of Scotland.

For the health and safety of guests and staff, the owners cannot accommodate an earlier check in or later check out.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas