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The Hollows

Kensaleyre near Portree, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1006703)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable a real home from home with a well stocked kitchen plus lots of books & games to keep the grandchildren entertained on the not so good days."

    Thank you

    That is very kind of you - thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilmaJul 2022

  • "Wij hebben een heerlijk verblijf gehad in the Hollows!"

    Een paar tips heb ik wel: de vlotter van het toilet in de badkamer is kapot, spoelt niet goed door. Misschien nieuwe tegels in het keuken gedeelte. en misschien kan er ook een likje verf op de buiten kant van het huis.

    Reviewed by JacobJun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage inside."

    However, the exterior could do with a paint and the grass needs cutting which is a shame as it's in a lovely position.

    Reviewed by EllieMay 2022

  • "My husband and I and our dog, enjoyed a lovely week at The Hollows."

    It's well located for touring the island and close to portree for shopping. The cottage was clean and cosy with a well equipped kitchen. It was so peaceful, and we saw seals in the loch. We packed a lot into our days, their is so much to see on Skye, and hope to return to the cottage one day.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2021

  • "A lovely stay at a lovely property."

    The Hollows was a great place from which to enjoy Skye and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "The Hollows is a beautiful cottage in a lovely setting right on the Loch."

    Sunsets were amazing. Lots of birds and wild life on and around the Water. Large garden great for our Daughter & Son in laws dog. The owners of the cottage has thought of everything, the kitchen is well equipped. Furnished to a high standard and loved the log burner it was really cosy on cold evenings.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage in a good location."

    Less than ten minutes drive to the large Co-op in Portree. Uig is ten minutes in the other direction and we can recommend the Uig Hotel for food. House is clean, comfortable and warm. Kitchen is particularly well equipped.

    Reviewed by GeraldineSep 2021

  • "The Hollows really does have everything that is needed for a family of 5 and dog away from home."

    The owners have thought about everything carefully and this shows. The information in the cottage, space, quality of appliances, pictures, standard of decor through to cleanliness and the secure, well kept garden all demonstrates care for the place and those who visit. It is situated on a beautiful Loch, remote yet well connected and central on the island to more easily reach the far flung places and Portree. The Isle of Skye speaks for itself but we feel we struck gold with the The Hollows. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TobyAug 2021

  • "Stunning location and views overlooking Loch Snizort."

    Cottage was perfect .immaculately clean and beds were so comfortable and just everything I needed ...such a lovely homely and peaceful place to be. Sunsets were amazing over the Loch and only 8 mins in car to Portree and supermarket coop. Isle of skye is just a magical and stunning place and genuinely sad to leave. Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by MissAug 2021

  • "Great location with outstanding views."

    Cottage was very comfortable &well equipped.Lovely welcome pack of bottle of prosecco &biscuits .Information on the cottage was well presented .We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "Wonderful location, we very much enjoyed watching the tides and bird life and even saw an otter!"

    The house was very comfortable and well equipped. We had a lovely stay thank you.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Very well appointed property in a great location."

    Fabulous views and convenient to Portree for shops etc.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The Hollows is a lovely cottage in a fabulous location."

    We spent a very enjoyable week here watching the ever changing scenery on the loch right next to the cottage and enjoying the many sights nearby. I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and homely, beautiful views of the loch."

    Will be visiting again in the future. Location is great for exploring the whole of Skye and very easy to find. The hosts clearly take great care of the cottage.

    Reviewed by DevonJan 2020

  • "Brilliant week spent in this beautiful cottage."

    Skye was stunning and the location of the cottage on the loch was lovely. Cannot fault a thing! Wished it was our own home - even furnished to a high standard and we loved the log burner to cosy up after a day out in the cold. Great attention to detail and lovely welcome treats were much appreciated and a nice touch. Would recommend to family/friends

    Reviewed by SiobhanNov 2019

  • "Just had one of the best holidays ever."

    The Hollows was everything we could have wished for and more. I can't recommend it enough and already looking at maybe March next year. We will certainly be going back at some point and can't wait.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

  • "VERY clean."

    Lovely location. Recommended.

    Reviewed by ShaneOct 2019

  • "Cottage had everything and more that we wanted."

    Such a fantastic location

    Reviewed by LawrenceSep 2019

  • "If you use the Google map to search "The Hollows" trying to find its location."

    The location shown on Google map is incorrect. The correct location is opposite the street. Better report that on Google so quests in the future can find the cottage easily. Everything in the cottage is perfect!

    Reviewed by JackJul 2019

  • "Cottage was beautifully done out & well equipped."

    Very comfortable. We felt well looked after as the next door neighbour (who looks after the cottage) called to se if everything was OK & the owners also texted us. Lovely posoition on the side of the loch & conveneient for a large co-op on the outskirts of Portree. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KathrynJun 2019

  • "Whilst the cottage itself was clean & tidy we had to clean the bath before it could be used."

    Additionally we had to clean the inside of the integrated fridge before we could use it and also several plates and cups were dirty and were put through the dishwasher before we could use them. Additionally the grass was well overgrown and thick jaggy nettles overgrown on the 3 steps to the main lawn area. The grass areas looked very unattended to and there would have been ample opportunity to have mown the grass. Would not rate the cottage at 4 stars

    Reviewed by GreigJun 2019

  • "Great holiday."

    Congratulations on immaculate and well planned holiday home for us and our dog.

    Reviewed by PMay 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size doubles and 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee machine, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, a selection of DVDs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Garden area with furniture
  • Superfast BT fibre broadband
  • Outside shed suitable for storing bikes, canoes etc
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6.2 miles and pub 7.3 miles

The property

Portree 6.2 miles.

Situated on the edge of Loch Snizort, boasting wonderful country and loch views from every window, is this superb white-stone bungalow.

The Hollows is the ultimate choice for a relaxing holiday break to a lovely rural destination, perfect for friends and families alike.

Entering the property into the porch - perfect for taking off muddy boots and coats - you will then go into a spacious sitting room, where you can catch up with your favourite shows of an evening and with a wood burning stove that will keep you warm during those chilly winter months.

Walk through to the open-plan kitchen, housing a range of modern appliances so you can rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family, whilst the dining area acts as a social space for family gatherings.

Venture into the three well-presented bedrooms, all on the ground floor and consisting of two king-size doubles and a single - the ideal setup for all types of groups wishing to stay here.

Delight in the family bathroom which provides an elegant bath and walk-in shower so you can decide how best to prepare for your day.

Although you are afforded rural loch side tranquillity, the whole house is covered by super-fast fibre broadband.

If you are bringing equipment for outdoor use, a lockable shed to the rear of the house is available for bikes, canoes, or perfect for hanging wet outdoor gear.

Take a snack or a refreshing drink out to the rear garden area, where you can simply enjoy the outstanding views across the loch.

The sunset is a magical view and the tidal Loch provides the opportunity to see a huge variety of wildlife with many wading birds feeding at low tide.

Otters also frequent the loch and can be seen from time to time.

Being so close to the water gives a large variety of activities and fishing and boat trips are available nearby.

Venture into the former fishing village of Portree, now a thriving coastal town housing a range of attractions for you to explore and the chance to buy fresh supplies or eat out in a variety of restaurants.

The Lump is a wonderful hilltop situated near Portree Harbour with a 19th century watchtower and boasting plenty of walking trails with sea views.

Venture towards the north of the Isle of Skye to explore the wonderfully historic Skye Museum of Island Life, built to preserve a township of thatched cottages as they would have been during the 18th century.

The Quirang, one of Skye’s most popular locations is a short drive away, as is Uig harbour and the gateway to the outer Islands if you fancy a day trip to the Uists.

Return to The Hollows for a relaxing evening with your loved ones in front of the wood burning stove and although you are afforded rural loch side tranquillity, the whole house is covered by super-fast fibre broadband, sure to keep you connected to the outside world if you choose.

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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.