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Riverside Cottage

Kensaleyre near Portree, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 905866)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "The house had all the facilities you could want and more."

    It more than came up to expectations from the listing and the living area was huge. An easy drive from Portree (for Skye!), fab views and friendly locals. Worth every minute of the 10 hour drive from home. Thank you

    Reviewed by JillApr 2022

  • "First class, have just booked again for next year."

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "It was so good that we booked to return after the second day."

    An excellent location, superb facilities and thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "The cottages was absolutely beautiful."

    Stunning location with beautiful views. The cottage had everything you could want for, comfortable and spacious layout. They really did think of everything. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, furnished and equipped to a very high standard with plenty of room."

    Spotlessly clean. Stunning views and excellent position. Owner very pleasant. Our party of five (ranging in age from teens to late 60s) loved it here. Hope to return and would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "Excellent. Good location, clean and well equipped."

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2021

  • "We have stayed in this cottage often and every time we have found that the welcome and the facilities could not have been improved upon."

    Well done yet again to the Lamont family.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2021

  • "We had another Superb stay in Riverside Cottage and received a warm welcome from the Lamont family."

    The cottage is situated in a beautiful setting with amazing views. The accommodation is first class and maintained to a very high standard. Would highly recommend a holiday at Riverside Cottage.

    Reviewed by KirstySep 2021

  • "Riverside cottage is just amazing ."

    ..so comfortable, clean and cosy. The Loch views are addictive ....we will miss them. We will book again for the cottage as it was simply perfect.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "This was our fourth visit to the cottage in five years."

    After the troubles of the last 18 months it was really good to be back. The cottage is a home from home and the location is idyllic. To cap it all we had a full week without one drop of rain and saw some amazing sunsets. We are already thinking about dates for next year.

    Reviewed by GarryAug 2021

  • "A really well appointed house."

    Very comfortable with everything we needed and a beautiful, ever-changing view over the loch. Absolutely lovely hosts, very kindly assisted on departure day when one of our cars needed a jump start. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Meriel AnneJul 2021

  • "Very comfy cottage , stunning location overalooking the loch."

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2021

  • "The cottage was so well equipped ..."

    The cottage was so well equipped Beautifully maintained and very comfortable Wish we lived nearer is definitely go back

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "Skye never dissapoints, the cottage was much bigger than I thought, well layed out and equipped and very clean"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "We we're truly delighted with the service provided by Sykes and the facilities at the Riverside Cottage property were fantastic."

    The owners, James Lamont and family, could not have done more to make our stay comfortable, enjoyable and safe. They are to be congratulated for the care taken to provide every possible amenity, fabulous first class property and a friendly and helpful attitude towards their guests. This is a genuine 5-star property that will exceed the expectations of the most discerning of people. We will be back! - the only problem is that it may well be difficult to secure a booking in the future because it is such a desirable holiday let. Well done to all concerned - truly remarkable. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2020

  • "Very large, comfortable and modern accommodation with every facility needed and lovely loch view."

    . Good location e.g short journeys to Portree and Uig ferry.

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2020

  • "A very helpful owner."

    Very well appointed accommodation with excellent views and well located for many attractions and facilities at Portree.

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2020

  • "To be honest."

    .. The pictures don't do the cottage or location justice. Both are much better in the flesh. The cottage is spacious, very well kitted out and very warm. With viewing windows over over the estuary, complete with 5 leather reclining chairs. WOW! We had a great week, even the weather played ball with us and was warmishly dry. Skye is a beautiful place (where mountains meet the water) and we highly recommend it, and the cottage to anyone who loves nature, or simply want to get away from the hustle & bustle of life. ...the kids said the broadband was good too

    Reviewed by DAug 2020

  • "This was a wonderfully spacious house, furnished to a very high and comfortable standard."

    The kitchen was extremely well equipped. Under the circumstances it was reassuring to find so much hand sanitiser and soap available for our use. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The wildlife was exceptional - sea eagles, golden eagles and dolphins all visible from the living room. We have stayed in numerous self catering properties over the years and this is certainly one of the best.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2020

  • "Exceptional property 10/10 across the board Mr & Mrs Lamont our contacts for the property were lovely to deal with and extremely helpful."

    The cottage itself was a wonderful place to return to after a long days hiking round the islands picturesque sights, with it underfloor heating, hot hot showers and the well equipped kitchen to make your eagerly anticipated dinner it was home from home. then you had the luxury of stretching out and chilling out in the lounge area on the sofas with their built in footrests and watch tv. This property comes highly recommended if you want Space, luxury it might not appeal to those who might want a traditional style accommodation but if you want a beautifully appointed cottage with lots of space and all the creature comforts treat yourself to a stay at Riverside Cottage, like the rest of the island it is wonderful and we can't wait to return to Skye and hopefully we can book Riverside Cottage again if its fame and popularity allows. Mr. A. Cole

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2019

  • "Riverside Cottage was the perfect place to base ourselves to discover Skye."

    It was very clean, warm, and had everything and more for a comfortable stay. James was very helpful and we would definitely recommend this cottage. We hope we can visit again!

    Reviewed by EstherOct 2019

  • "We were very pleased that everything about Riverside cottage was just as you described."

    Very clean. Very comfortable. Wonderful views.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2019

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful setting."

    Peaceful, quiet and private, and extremely well maintained. Also, a great location from which to explore the Isle of Skye. We loved every minute of the five days we spent there.

    Reviewed by TomSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, great view and Chrisine our host was welcoming us so kindly."

    Perfect holiday location.

    Reviewed by BirgitAug 2019

  • "Everything about this holiday was fantastic!"

    The accommodation was brilliant with everything that you would need and more, a real home from home! It was a real pleasure to return to it after an enjoyable day out exploring the beautiful Isle of Skye. To be able to sit and look out at the lovely view made for a relaxing end to our day. Our hosts were very welcoming and we would recommend Riverside Cottage!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Third visit to Riverside Cottage, excellent as always"

    Reviewed by LucyJul 2019

  • "A well equipped and comfortable cottage, with excellent views over the loch"

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019

  • "This superbly located property was spotlessly clean, was very warm and comfortable and had everything you could possibly need - and more!"

    It has lovely views over the loch, we saw sea eagles on several occasions. The owners were very welcoming and considerate, they did everything to ensure we had a lovely holiday. We would highly recommend this property, and wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by TrudyMay 2019

  • "Beautiful location, beautiful accommodation, lovely owners."

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "We had a great week on Skye."

    Riverside Cottage is such a lovely house. Very comfortable and the view was amazing.

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2019

  • "This fabulous cottage is a fabulous base for a stunningly beautiful island."

    We didn’t want to leave, and we cannot wait to return.

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2019

  • "Riverside cottage is a first class holiday home that has been well designed and furnished to an exceptionally high standard."

    The views from the cottage are stunning and we were very fortunate to watch a sea eagle fly past. We received a lovely warm welcome when we arrived and greatly appreciated the beautiful flower and chocolates left for us. This was our 4th visit to the cottage and we will definitely be back again.

    Reviewed by KirstySep 2018

  • "This was our first holiday on Skye and Riverside Cottage made the experience perfect."

    The cottage is superb and so comfortable. There is nothing you could want for. All the fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality. Best of all, though, was the view ! We always looked forward to returning "home" after a day out. A big thank you to the Lamont family.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2018

  • "This was our second visit to this lovely cottage in an area which we love."

    The people that we dealt with were extremely friendly and helpful. The cottage itself is to the very highest standard in all respects and a lovely place to come back to each day. The view over the loch and the sunsets are fantastic. A very relaxing break and we hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by GarryAug 2018

  • "The Riverside Cottage, was excellent built about 4 years ago, Mrs Lamont was very welcoming and helpful and there was every facility you could wish for, set in lovely countryside."

    This was a holiday to be remembered for all the right reasons.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "The cottage was outstanding and had every mod con we could possibly need."

    The house was spotless and a great space for our group to relax in between exploring the Island. It was central in location and had ample parking. The grounds were well kept and the outdoor space was great for the younger members of our group. There is a lot of personal touches in the cottage. In addition there were 2 easter eggs left for the kids which was a lovely thoughtful touch. Would highly recommend a stay here as the views are spectacular and the host is easy to contact and answered all our questions. We had a fantastic time and certainly intend to return in the future. Martin/Welsh party x

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2018

  • "Great cottage with great service"

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2018

  • "We have only put Met Expectations because this is our second time at this cottage."

    If anything could be improved ( newer cooking pans) this is a minor nit-pick. Everything was great.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2018

  • "Riverside Cottage is an excellent holiday property, it’s large kitchen is fully equipped with everything that you could possibly need."

    The sun room provides beautiful views over the river Snizort and is a lovely place to sit and relax after a day of sightseeeing. The house was spotlessly clean on arrival and the fresh flowers and chocolates a nice welcoming touch. We would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone looking to holiday in Skye.

    Reviewed by ElaineApr 2018

  • "Great place had a ball view was fantastic owner met us on arrival and was great made us feel right at home"

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2017

  • "My family's lasting memory of our recent trip will be the disgusting attitude of the owner's representative who was as grossly unpleasant as she was unprofessional."

    On our departure day, the woman allowed herself into the property via the locked front door at 9.50am and then proceeded to openly insult my wife, in front of my son and daughter, as we were "lazy, lazy people" who "can't read simple instructions" (the departure time was 10am). When my pregnant wife - who has been suffering with morning sickness - explained that we hadn't realised her rules were quite so rigid but if she'd allow us 15 minutes, we'd have the bags packed into the car and the property tidied to the standard we found it, she was dismissed again as "lazy" and told she should have "got up sooner". When I suggested that her shocking treatment of guests wasn't exactly best business practise she laughed it off stating: "we're booked through all next summer". What made the entire episode more galling was the fact that she wasn't even expecting her next unsuspecting customers until the following day, so she'd literally gone out of her way to show up early and show my children that the Isle of Skye isn't just scenic walks, fun adventures and natural beauty. When I told her I would apologise to my kids for having the misfortune of meeting such a rude woman she replied: "They'll meet much worse than me in Glasgow," which I felt summed up her view of the her lower-class guests, who should be more obedient when they are allowed to pay through the nose to stay at her property. Otherwise, Riverside Cottage is a cosy, modern, well-equipped home in a magnificent location.

    Reviewed by GavinNov 2017

  • "Perfect cottage with stunning views."

    Excellent location and extremely well equipped

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2017

  • "Very comfortable."

    Finished to a very high standard. Great facilities, contained everything you could ever need whilst on holiday. Good location for exploring the north of the island. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DerekSep 2017

  • "This is a truly fantastic property maintained to the very highest levels in a beautiful location."

    The owner was exceptionally helpful. The only shame was that we could not stay there for longer!

    Reviewed by GarryAug 2017

  • "We had a brilliant holiday, everything was fantastic."

    The house was extremely well supplied with everything we needed (a better tin opener was the only improvement we could make). A perfect house in a great location!

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 2017

  • "Riverside Cottage is perfect!"

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2017

  • "The cottage really amazing, and the view very nice, the landlord very kind!"

    Reviewed by XiaoyunApr 2017

  • "Property immaculate throughout."

    Fantastic views. Very good location.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2016

  • "Fantastic property in every respect."

    Well situated for exploring the beautiful island of Skye.The property was exceptional and the owners are friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this lovely house.

    Sep 2016

  • "Fantastic property."

    Immaculate condition. Lovely owners. Fantastic location and just awesome. Highly recommend this cottage and location.

    Reviewed by BevJul 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV and Jack-and-Jill access to Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x single
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar, dining area and two sitting areas, one with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Oil underfloor central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Large front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7 miles
  • Coast 10 mins walk
  • Note: No children under 10 years, inc. infants
  • Note: Property only accepts up to a maximum of 5 people
  • Note: This property will only accept weekly bookings between April to October and will only accept short breaks in the winter period

The property

A stunning detached cottage in a scenic setting commanding fabulous sea and mountain views, situated in the friendly crofting township of Kensaleyre, seven miles Portree on the magical Isle of Skye.

This wonderful Skye cottage is luxuriously appointed throughout and is ideal for families or groups of friends who wish to explore this beautiful island.

Set on one level, this Portree cottage offers three spacious bedrooms with one having en-suite facilities, and it also boasts a large open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen/breakfast bar, a dining area with French doors opening out onto the patio and two comfortable sitting areas, one with a woodburning stove and one with leather reclining chairs from where you can admire the fabulous views.

The delightful patio at the front of this Portree cottage is a perfect spot to enjoy alfresco dining or an early evening glass of wine, whilst you await a wonderful sunset!

This Skye cottage is ideally located just 7 miles from the vibrant capital town of Portree and also 7 miles from the ferry port and pretty village of Uig.

From your Skye cottage follow the road around the top of the Trotternish Peninsula, passing through an array of pretty crofting townships and Staffin with its lovely sandy beach.

Alternatively stop off at the dramatic Quiraing mountain range, for a day's walking in the unspoilt beauty that the Isle of Skye is famed for.

This Skye cottage is an excellent base to explore all that there is to see and do on this superb island.

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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.

Note: This property does not accept children under 10 years, inc. infants.
Note: Property only accepts up to a maximum of 5 people.
Note: This property will only accept weekly bookings between April to October and will only accept short breaks in the winter period

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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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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