- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
76 Customer Reviews
"A dream cottage in a fantastic location, just the wow factor!"
"It was great Only I would rather to contact via whastup instead of calling to get instructions for check in."
The rest, it was more than great. Good location, extremely clean and equipped. Good views and a very comfortable house.
"The cottage, the location and the owners are simply fantastic."
We have just completed our sixth stay in the cottage and I very much hope that this will not be our last. Absolutely everything about our stay was perfect.
"This place is perfect in every way."
Clean, well kept, spacious. It has been a great location for our stay on Skye - a definite keeper and a place we are likely to book again when we are next in Skye.
"Excellent place to stay, and we felt very welcomed."
The view of the Loch was lovely. A full set of comfy garden chairs would have been welcome, but this is a very minor point.
"Very great accom."
House is perfectly new and clean. All parts such as living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and kitchen are in good condition.
"The style and furnishings are quite the best that we have come across over very many rented cottages."
The cottage has literally every piece of kitchen equipment that one might have need of, all of which was 'top of the range' equipment. The cottage was immaculately clean, and comfortable. We met Mr & Mrs Lamont and their son James. They were delightful people who were happy to explain the history of the cottages, and to offer any assistance we might have need of. It was a 500mile trip to Kensalayre, but well worth the travel. Neil & Marian Andrew
"Excellent property, everything you would wish for on a self catering holiday."
Lovely views over the Loch and a good place for touring the North of the island. Owners very friendly and have put a lot into this cottage. Would definitely go again.
"Our third visit and the fourth is booked."
The cottage as a base to explore Skye is excellent. The location and facilities in the cottage especially the ever changing view over the loch from the comfortable chairs is first rate. The owner and his family are helpful without being obtrusive and very interesting to talk to about life on Skye.
"My wife and I spent a wonderful four nights at Riverside Cottage."
The cottage was well-furnished and extremely comfortable. One could look at the views across the loch all day. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of returning.
"This was our first time to Skye and we could not have stayed anywhere nicer than Riverside Cottage."
It is one of the nicest holiday homes we have stayed in and was so well equipped and comfortable. Our favourite thing was to sit in the reclining swing chairs in front of the lounge windows looking out at the lovely views over the loch and the amazing sunsets that we were lucky enough to see. The location is really central too for all the sights and only 10 minutes drive from Portree.
"This was our second stay at this first rate holiday property and we have already booked our third stay for next year."
"This is a beautiful holiday home, very tastefully decorated."
It’s very well furnished and an excellent size. Lots of areas to sit and enjoy the view. It was kept toasty warm, appreciated in February! The owners have gone to a lot of trouble to make the home and it’s gardens as lovely as it is. Even the road into the cottage has been built in a way that means you have easy access to and from the township road.
"We stayed in Burnside cottage last year, Riverside was up to the same standards ..."
We stayed in Burnside cottage last year, Riverside was up to the same standards as Burnside, we wanted for nothing, there is everything you could think of in the cottage, it is a superb holiday let, we also had the pleasure of meeting Mr lamont snr a really nice gentleman, we will definitely be booking one of the properties for 2024, as we have our holidays booked for next year
"Great place, lovely cottage."
We’ve booked for our third stay in May
"The cottage was absolutely wonderful."
Spacious, well equipped, comfortable and in a great location. The owners were very helpful and really we couldn’t have asked for anything better to make our stay on Skye such an enjoyable one.
"This is our second stay at Riverside and we had another fabulous week ."
We wouldn't stay anywhere else .
"This was our fifth visit to Riverside Cottage which should tell you all you really need to know."
A really lovely cottage in the most stunning location. You are guaranteed a relaxing time and the week always flies past far too quickly.
"The spacious house is arranged for a long relaxed stay, with every possible amenity you may wish or think of, except coffee for the coffee machine."
Amazing lake views, but no direct access. 10 minutes drive to Portree.
"We had such a wonderful stay on Skye and this house was so lovely in every way."
What a way to start our 2 week trip around Scotland. Next time I’ll stay even longer! It was perfect!
"This Cottage is a gem."
Well situated for a great view and also further travels. The kitchen is huge and well stocked to cook any meal. The owners are helpful and friendly. The property is also very well kept and clean. My family really enjoyed our stay.
"Had a lovely stay in this super spacious, nicely positioned and well-equipped property."
No major issues but what would have made it perfect was a king size vs regular double bed in the main bedroom. Better quality pillows as the current ones seemed old, lumpy and in need of a change. The kitchen knives were all completely blunt.
"We could not find any fault with Riverside cottage nor with the owners."
Also we never felt it was necessary in any shape or form to contact Sykes. The accommodation was excellent, clean and tidy. Our host owners could not have been more helpful. We have been renting cottages in Skye for the past 10+ years and this is the best combo of home and owners we have encountered. Thank you so much to all the Lamont family for making our stay superb.
"Best cottage we have stayed at, fantastic views over the loch, lovely gardens and equipped with everything you could need and more."
Loved the open plan living, dining and kitchen area. Bedrooms were spacious and 2 were ensuite. Exceptional cleanliness throughout and plenty supplies of linen and cleaning products. It was like home from home. Thank you for a wonderful stay wished we had booked 2 weeks.
"This holiday rental is absolutely outstanding."
There's nothing the owner hasn't thought of. Even a beautiful bunch of yellow roses left to welcome you and little boxes of chocs and tablet. The views from the livingroom area are just awesome to watch the wildlife and the ever changing weather from. I honestly can't recommend Riverside cottage enough. It's more than 5 star, it's absolute perfection. Peaceful, tranquil, spotlessly clean, ideal location for everything on the Island. Didn't want to leave and would return in a heartbeat. I've been renting properties on Skye for 20 years and Riverside has everything spot on and more. Attention to detail inside and out just PERFECT.
"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
"First class, have just booked again for next year."
"It was so good that we booked to return after the second day."
An excellent location, superb facilities and thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you
"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.
"Excellent. Good location, clean and well equipped."
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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!
"The cottage was so well equipped Beautifully maintained and very comfortable ..."
The cottage was so well equipped Beautifully maintained and very comfortable Wish we lived nearer is definitely go back
"Very comfy cottage , stunning location overalooking the loch."
"Skye never dissapoints, the cottage was much bigger than I thought, well layed out and equipped and very clean"
"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.
"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.
"A very helpful owner."
Very well appointed accommodation with excellent views and well located for many attractions and facilities at Portree.
"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
"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.
"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
"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!
"We were very pleased that everything about Riverside cottage was just as you described."
Very clean. Very comfortable. Wonderful views.
"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.
"Beautiful cottage, great view and Chrisine our host was welcoming us so kindly."
Perfect holiday location.
"Third visit to Riverside Cottage, excellent as always"
"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!
"A well equipped and comfortable cottage, with excellent views over the loch"
"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.
"Beautiful location, beautiful accommodation, lovely owners."
"We had a great week on Skye."
Riverside Cottage is such a lovely house. Very comfortable and the view was amazing.
"This fabulous cottage is a fabulous base for a stunningly beautiful island."
We didn’t want to leave, and we cannot wait to return.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Great cottage with great service"
"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
"Great place had a ball view was fantastic owner met us on arrival and was great made us feel right at home"
"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.
"Perfect cottage with stunning views."
Excellent location and extremely well equipped
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.
"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!
"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!
"Riverside Cottage is perfect!"
"The cottage really amazing, and the view very nice, the landlord very kind!"
"Property immaculate throughout."
Fantastic views. Very good location.
"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.
Immaculate condition. Lovely owners. Fantastic location and just awesome. Highly recommend this cottage and location.
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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
- 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
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.
EPC Rating: Band E
EPC Rating: Band B
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: